Tag:Brett Favre
Posted on: July 14, 2010 9:12 pm
 

More national pub for Favre

The latest edition of the Men’s Journal magazine that will hit bookshelves Friday has an in-depth interview with Vikings QB Brett Favre. The magazine sent out advanced copies to select media, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune snagged a copy (yo, Men’s Journal, how about some love for the Facts & Rumors blog?)

In the Men’s Journal article, written by Stephen Rodrick, Favre discusses the final game of last season – the loss to the Saints – and the interception that cut short Minnesota’s playoff run and about the pleasure he derived from last season.

But what sounds most interesting is the exchange he and his agent, Bus Cook, had when Favre told ESPN about his offseason ankle surgery. Rodrick apparently was present for that confrontation.

Anyway, sounds like an interesting piece.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Category: NFL
Posted on: July 12, 2010 5:13 pm
 

Favre, his ankle ditch reporters

B. Favre works out with the Oak Grove High School team (AP) If his reporter-dodging skills are any indication, it seems that Vikings QB Brett Favre’s surgically-repaired ankle is feeling just fine.

According to this Associated Press story , Favre spotted reporters waiting by his truck as he worked out with the Oak Grove High School football team Monday morning, and instead of bull-rushing his way into the driver’s seat, he sent somebody else to drive his truck to a less media-friendly area.

Not anything too newsworthy in the story, but the scene-setting lede was a funny one. Currently, Favre is expected to return for his 20th season.

Though the will-he-retire-or-won’t-he Favre storyline – the same theme that’s seemingly played year after year after year – might annoy some fans (OK, just about every fan), former Cowboys star WR Michael Irvin can sympathize.

"You can't blame him," Irvin told reporters last week. "I tell people all the time. Don't be stupid. Don't allow your ego to make you walk away from the greatest thing you will ever experience. The unity of walking onto a football field with 52 other guys, you have one purpose, one goal and one heartbeat. Wow, what a feeling.

"You make them drag you off the field. You will never have this again in your life."

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: July 2, 2010 11:41 pm
 

Your annual Favre Mississippi high school story

From the “what else is new?” file, Brett Favre is throwing passes to high schoolers in Mississippi again. The Minneapolis Star writes, “Nevil Barr, the coach at Oak Grove, said that Favre was on the field Thursday morning throwing passes to the high school receivers. According to Barr, Favre began making occasional appearances at the high school to throw shortly after he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle in late May.”
B.Favre (US Presswire)
Favre threw to high schoolers last offseason shortly before deciding to return.


--Andy Benoit

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Posted on: July 1, 2010 5:51 pm
 

Favre spotted throwing to WRs

Adding further speculation to what most people already seem to know – that Vikings QB Brett Favre will return for another season – Favre has been working out with and throwing to Oak Grove High School wide receivers in Hattiesburg, Miss since shortly after he underwent ankle surgery in May.

"His arm is great like always," Oak Grove coach Nevil Barr told the Minneapolis Star Tribune . "As far as how his ankle is I haven't heard him say anything about it. We don't ask him a whole lot on that."

Barr, of course, doesn’t mind welcoming a future Hall of Famer to his field to work with his team. Barr says Favre teaches the young football players about hard work and discipline. Maybe the kids don’t learn quite as much about how to make concrete plans for the future, but still, Favre can’t be perfect.

The best part of this story, though, came from the Twitter page of SI.com’s Ross Tucker . Wrote Tucker: “At some point the starting QB at Oak Grove High School is going to get mad about Favre taking so many of his reps each summer.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 25, 2010 6:32 pm
 

Peterson doesn't think he's Favre

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson made his first comments to the media since he declined to partake in Minnesota’s mini-camp and instead opted to attend a hometown parade during Adrian Peterson Day. According to the Peterson, everything is cool with his team.

Peterson spoke to reporters, including the Tulsa World during his two-day football camp in Norman, Okla., and he said his absence had nothing to do with Brett Favre getting a pass to miss mini-camp.

"It had nothing to do with Brett Favre,” he said. “If anyone deserves any kind of leeway, it's definitely Brett Favre. He's been there 20 years, a Hall of Fame quarterback. I'm not on the same level as him."

Asked if he had smoothed things over with Minnesota coach Brad Childress – who publically displayed his displeasure with Peterson’s absence – Peterson confirmed it was true, saying, “It’s over with.”

And as for his thoughts about the will-he-or-won’t-he questions that surround Favre yet again.

“We'll be waiting for him to come back if he decides," Peterson said. "If not, it will be very unfortunate for us, but we've still got a goal to accomplish, and we'll have to move forward.”

Peterson then gave a possible spoiler alert.

"But," he said, "I'm definitely looking forward to playing with him this year."

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 25, 2010 11:04 am
 

Favre Favre Favre (Gotta Love the Offseason)

Brett Favre’s comments earlier this week to Sun Herald columnist Al Jones were released by the Biloxi paper as a teaser to promote the publication of the full article Friday. Well, it’s Friday. We have more comments from Favre:

(Regarding retirement): "I just don't know. I do not want to stir the pot. If (a comment) comes from me, it's a big deal. At my age, all surgeries are major. The three I've had on the same ankle were considered minor, but major to me. It feels fine now. If my body was a wreck, the decision would be made. But that is not the case. I know they (Vikings) want to know."

Favre added: "Hell, I want to know. But I am not going to press it. If I do not play, it does not cost the Vikings a dime. They keep the $13 million. I know they have confidence in the players they have. They had a chance to draft (Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy) Clausen in the first round, but they didn't want one.

"I know I can still play at a high level. Last year was a great year, but it could have been better (losing NFC Championship). When (Vikings coach Brad) Childress came to my home a few weeks ago, he told me to take my time. But the team would need to know at some point…..

"I would love to go beat the Saints," Favre said. "I want to win every game that I play. People tell me all the time to go beat the Saints and redeem yourself.

"People said the same thing with Green Bay the year before. It was, 'You have to go back and beat Green Bay.' I don't want to be in my 20th year and hear people say, 'You have to redeem yourself.' Like I said, I would love to go beat the Saints. But what if that doesn't happen?"

"It was my best season," he said. "I've had three MVPs and that was not one of them. I know I can still play at a high level. I know I still love to play the game.

"I do know when it's over, it's over. I can't play forever. It's not like being a dentist or playing golf, I can't play football forever."

"That is why I am staying quiet at this time," Favre said. "I have people telling me all the time that the NFL is better when I play. That is a big compliment and it makes me feel good. I also have people telling me that when I retire, they are going to stop watching football. I know that's B.S."

 



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Posted on: June 24, 2010 7:54 pm
 

More about Favre

Following up on our post from earlier about Brett Favre all but saying he’s going to return for his 20th season, the Biloxi Sun released Al Jones’ interview with Minnesota’s will-he-or-won’t-he QB.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune grabbed the story off the news wires, and Jones gets some pretty interesting answers from Favre – who, of course, is coming off ankle surgery.

The first, which we already discussed: “I would love to go beat the Saints. I know I can still play at a high level. Last year was a great year, but it could have been better."

But there’s also this: "I just don't know. I do not want to stir the pot. If it (comment) comes from me, it's a big deal. At my age, all surgeries are major. The three I've had on the same ankle were considered minor, but major to me. It feels fine now. If my body was a wreck, the decision would be made. But that is not the case. I know they (Vikings) want to know."

And this: "Hell, I want to know. But I am not going to press it. If I do not play, it does not cost the Vikings a dime. They keep the $13 million. I know they have confidence in the players they have. They had a chance to draft (Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy) Clausen in the first round, but they didn't want one.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 24, 2010 3:08 pm
 

Safer Than Ever To Assume Favre Is Coming Back

Check out this little tidbit from Biloxi Sun Herald:


In a Thursday morning interview with Sun Herald sports writer Al Jones, Favre, who had just finished an 8-mile bicycle ride, said: ‘‘I would love to go beat the Saints. I know I can still play at a high level. Last year was a great year, but it could have been better."

--Andy Benoit

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