Tag:Brett Favre
Posted on: March 29, 2011 10:27 am

Please ignore the silly 'Favre to Panthers' rumor

Posted by Will Brinson

Yesterday, I could have sworn I heard something about Brett Favre going to the Panthers. However, because it was Monday morning, I simply chalked it up to "not enough coffee."

Turns out though, there was a brief mention of Favre heading to Charlotte yesterday, and it stemmed from a ridiculously casual blind-item mention by Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

"Don't discount the possibility of Brett Favre, who turns 42 in October, returning next season, but not with the Vikings," Walters wrote. "Maybe Carolina."

Um, or perhaps not. Yes, the Panthers have employed Jake Delhomme, and yes, they've often been a safe haven for veteran quarterbacks because of Carolina's penchant for running the ball and simply managing possessions from the quarterback position, but this is just silly.

For starters, John Fox (the guy who brought in the vets) is no longer in Carolina. Secondly, Favre is over 40. Thirdly, he was involved in a seriously awkward off-the-field scandal, which is the type of thing that owner Jerry Richardson just doesn't go for.

Oh yes, and Darin Gantt of the Herald Online already spent his Monday debunking the possibility.

"In a word (OK, three words), that's not happening," Gantt wrote yesterday. "Ran it up the flagpole early this morning, and the response was swift and sure."

Of course, the really terrifying thing is that Gantt adds "maybe somewhere" to his report, which means that we might not quite be done with the saga of No. 4 just yet. Sigh.

Gracias, Shutdown Corner

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Posted on: March 16, 2011 8:15 pm

Jenn Sterger back in the news

Posted by Andy Benoit

Thought she was gone, didn’t you? Come on – you ought to know by now that simply having her name assoJ. Sterger (US Presswire)ciated with Brett Favre’s means she’ll always be coming back. (Or thinking about coming back. Or coming back and then not coming back…but then coming back.)

Anyway, this piece of Jenn Sterger news has to do with the former Jets hostess suing her manager, Phillip Reese, in an effort to get back copies of the Favre texts and e-mails. According to Neil Johnson of the Tampa Tribune, Sterger believes Reese is using the content as part of a book he’s writing.

Before you feel bad for Sterger, realize that in her lawsuit – which she filed Tuesday in Hillsborough County circuit court – she asks the judge to invalidate a book agreement that she has with Reese. Thus, her beef with Reese seems to be not that he’s looking to profit off her Favre ordeal, but that he’s looking to profit off her Favre ordeal without her. (Unless, of course, Sterger’s book deal with Reese had nothing to do with Favre. Who knows, maybe they were planning to write a motivational book or something.)

The lawsuit also claims Sterger never intended for Reese to have full use of the Favre material.

In the end, this isn’t as juicy as previous Sterger stories. But at least it was an excuse to look at another Sterger photo without going through the uncomfortable act of Googling it yourself, right?

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Posted on: March 7, 2011 6:19 pm
Edited on: March 7, 2011 6:22 pm

Brett Favre gets his own Mardi Gras float

Posted by Will Brinson

The world, it seems, will never get sick of mocking Brett Favre. Want proof? He got his own Mardi Gras float. Yes, it obviously involves the Jenn Sterger texting scandal.

Well, kind of I think. We'll have to wait for the official word from Eye on Football New Orleans Correspondent* Larry Holder on the ruling, but this Krewe D'etat float, titled "Pocket Pool," definitely served the purpose of mocking old No. 4.

He wasn't the only sports figure getting barbed, however -- LSU's head coach got shredded with the "Les Miles Clock Management" float (courtesy the Cajun Boy).

If you'd like to see vid, cruise on over to WWLTV's website and watch -- Favre's float makes an appearance with about 2:44 left in the clip.

And yes, it's entirely likely that the mockery of Favre continues until at least the beginning of the 2011 season.

*Not actually an official title.

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Posted on: February 25, 2011 3:43 pm

Frazier says Vikes have extended Rice a contract

Posted by Eye on Football Staff

INDIANAPOLIS -- Leslie Frazier's in Indy to check out prospective Vikings draft picks, the most important of which is probably whoever might step in to replace Brett Favre at quarterback.

But he also dropped some surprising news during his news conference -- Minnesota has extended a contract offer to wide receiver Sidney Rice.

"Our medical staff has assured us that he’s going to be fine and he’s going to be able to play and be productive for years to come and that’s how we’ve approached it," Frazier said. "That's one of the reasons that we extended him a contract and conversation about getting him a contract. So, we feel good about Sidney."

Chad Greenway was hit by the Vikings with the franchise tag last week, which opened up the strong likelihood that Rice could become a free agent.

However, Frazier's news is interesting in that it would appear Minnesota actually believes he's healthy enough to produce at the same level he did in 2009, despite some concerns that he wasn't 100 percent healthy even when he returned last year.

Rice would probably love to get paid before the CBA deadline, but it also seems he'll be interested in who's throwing him the ball if he stays in Minnesota. Frazier addressed that as well, pointing out that the Vikes will explore every option available to them -- free agents, veterans and draft picks -- in finding their next signal caller.

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Posted on: February 19, 2011 10:07 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2011 10:10 pm

Just can't let the Favre-Rodgers stuff go

Posted by Andy Benoit

If you’re still sick of Brett Favre stories, then consider this an Aaron Rodgers story. And if you’re sick of Aaron Rodgers stories then go be a fan of another sport.

Pro Football Talk visited with an unnamed Packers player who was very candid about the fractured relationship between the two quarterbacks. According to this Player X, Favre wants to patch things up with the understudy he seems to have spent three years ignoring.

“This is one of those situations where Brett can’t win,” the player said. “If he calls Aaron it looks like he’s grandstanding. If he doesn’t, he seems like he’s selfish and inconsiderate. I can tell you Brett wants to speak to Aaron. He really does and it’s sincere. I don’t know if they’ve spoken yet. I just know Brett wants to bury the hatchet.”

But will Rodgers help Favre dig the necessary hole?

“The big issue is will Aaron want to take the call,” the player said. “That I don’t know. The bitterness remains deep.”


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Posted on: February 18, 2011 11:16 pm

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

Posted by Will Brinson

Even though he seems to be all but gone from the game of football, Brett Favre simply won't disappear from the spotlight.

There's a somewhat logical, albeit still annoying, reason why he won't leave: he's got to get the Packers to forgive him. And, to some degree, the world feels like he needs to interact with newly-crownedbelted World Champion Aaron Rodgers.

However, it's still odd, that he just HAS to talk to with Rodgers, right? Charles Woodson, speaking on Jim Rome Is Burning Friday, agreed.  

"This deal with Brett, I’m not sure what that's all about," Woodson said. "I know he’s had numerous opportunities to reach out. Why now? I don't know. But for A-Rod, he doesn't have to do anything. He's a champion, he needs to enjoy this moment and not even worry about all that."

As you might recall, an anonymous Packer recently told our own Mike Freeman that he's not sure Rodgers would even answer the call if Favre rang him up (presumably, ahem, he wouldn't text).

Woodson addressed that as well.

"I don't know the extent of what their relationship was," Woodson said. "If Brett called him, he'd probably take the call. What's said? I don’t know."

Rodgers would take the call -- that seems like a given with the way he's handled his entire professional career. He might not be happy about having to chat with Brett, and he might think that No. 4 was being completely disingenuous, but he'd take the call.

And then he'd probably politely tell reporters that he talked to Brett and things went "really well and he appreciated the call," or some generic phrase like that to mask any resentment he might harbor.

And then maybe -- just MAYBE -- we could move on from the issue. Because no one's enjoying the drawn-out moment, at least right now.

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Posted on: February 11, 2011 12:49 pm

Hot Routes 2.11.11: Killing the Favre/DWTS rumors

Posted by Will Brinson

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Posted on: February 7, 2011 5:54 pm

Hot Routes 02.07.11: Where Vegas got hammered

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • So, as it turns out, the bookies aren't so smart after all. Okay, they're smart, but they're not perfect -- having Green Bay as a 2.5-poing favorite (or 3-point fave at kickoff depending on where you went) ended up torching them, as America laid tons of money on the Packers. At one point, Jay Rood, the guy runs the MGM's sportsbook, took a call from his boss who asked "What's the worst-case scenario?" Rood answered: "It's happening."
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