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Favre admits to "butterflies"

The various online accounts of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre’s postgame comments following Friday night’s preseason contest against the Chiefs make general reference to Favre’s acknowledgment that he was feeling nervous before the game.

All of a sudden I started having butterflies,” Favre said.  “That was
probably the oddest thing. I was talking to my oldest daughter and she
was telling me good luck and all this stuff.  I said, ‘I’m nervous.’  She
said, ‘Oh, you’ll be fine.’  I just don’t want to screw up.”

But we’ve yet to find a transcription of a different excerpt that aired earlier today on SportsCenter.

Favre explained that it was a good thing for him to feel nervous before the first game of the year, and that it’s far better than being on the field and wishing for a game to end.

That remark caught our attention, because Favre’s demeanor in his final game for the Packers — the 2007 NFC title tilt against the Giants — suggested the latter sentiment.  Regardless of what he was feeling on the inside during the Ice Bowl revisited at Lambeau Field, he came across as a guy who simply wanted to get the thing over with and retire.  (And then unretire.  And then retire again.  Then re-retire.  And then unretire again.)

Whether he ever feels that way while playing for the Vikings remains to be seen.  For now, however, he seems like anything but the gray-bearded dude wearing the cow-pasture hat we all saw on Tuesday.

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31 Responses to “Favre admits to "butterflies"”
  1. penguininbondage says: Aug 22, 2009 11:25 AM

    Next story:
    Favre takes shit, feels no need to wipe.

  2. LBPACKFAN says: Aug 22, 2009 11:28 AM

    What a wuss. He is finished. I will enjoy watching him blow up the Queens season.

  3. Ambrose says: Aug 22, 2009 11:32 AM

    OK. I have to come clean. I think that Favre still has what it takes. I always have. But he messed up the relationship with the Packers every bit as much as Ted Thompson did. He only has himself to blame for being sent off to New York last year. I am very confident that Aaron Rodgers will do very well for the Packers…and Brett would have as well…but he messed it up by waiting too damn long to make up his mind. He thought he was above the necessity of conforming. So…..from here on out it is all hope and fear. My hope is that he will show the world that he should have stayed retired. My fear is that he will take the godforsaken Vikings to the SuperBowl. I will never forgive him for taking the Packer faithful down because of his hatred for Ted. Does anyone want to buy a framed and autographed picture of Favre? It’s black and white…you can’t tell that it isn’t purple! Let us pray……

  4. BillsFan27 says: Aug 22, 2009 11:45 AM

    …and even the butterflies have gray hair.

  5. Rex Grossman says: Aug 22, 2009 11:48 AM

    Report: Favre takes a shit, admits to “greenish hue”
    This caught our attention, because while he’s now a Viking, this shows he still bleeds (or poops) Packer green. Stay tuned for further developments.

  6. Dr. Michael says: Aug 22, 2009 11:50 AM

    “Burt” Favre will start 6-0 and all will hail him, “Lord Favre.” Then, he will finish 3-7 and suddenly, his rotator cuff will be torn. “Burt” Favre will then hire Tony Dungheap to get hin a second chance with Dr. Andrews.

  7. purple haze harvin says: Aug 22, 2009 11:57 AM

    Favreapalooza 2010!!!

  8. wrath4771 says: Aug 22, 2009 12:13 PM

    The NFC Championship game was a lot like that Bears game in Cicago – he just couldn’t wait to get off the field. It’s one thing to play in that kind of cold when you’re 25 and another when you’re 36. For a lot of Packer fans, I think subconsciously we knew the end was coming when the guy who supposedly loves to play in the elements couldn’t wait to get off the field.

  9. Rhode Kill says: Aug 22, 2009 12:17 PM

    Lord Favre can’t lose on this one. He’s already pilfered $12 million out of the Vikings they way he stole $13 million from the Jets last year as he pretty much mailed it in. If the team wins (which they already were doing at 10-6 last year), he’ll get the credit. If they start losing and Favre is throwing picks(very likely), he’ll fall back on the “rotator cuff” excuse.
    This guy is a joke and his legacy has been ruined forever with a lot of NFL fans, even if the ass kissing media wants to continue to hype him as the savior. Chilly’s getting fired after this year blows up and he’s got nobody to blame but himself.

  10. VoxVeritas says: Aug 22, 2009 12:25 PM

    1 of 4 passes. The one he completed he shouldn’t have thrown in the first place. Nothing to see here, let’s talk about the grossly oversized television in Cowboys Stadium.

  11. jersey73 says: Aug 22, 2009 12:31 PM

    Oh my…I hope he can make it through the season. :-)

  12. empty13 says: Aug 22, 2009 12:42 PM

    favre in the cold
    2008: 1-3
    2007: 2-2
    2006: 3-1
    2005: 2-4
    2004: 2-3
    2003: 3-1
    2002: 3-2
    2001: 4-1
    2000: 1-0
    1999: 1-1
    last 10 years 22-18 in the cold. 10-13 the last 5 years. the end is nigh.

  13. purplehaze says: Aug 22, 2009 12:45 PM

    attention all packer fans ……..blue light special in aisle 4 ! shut da f … up ! go milk somethin ya country ass bumpkins ! derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  14. Hap says: Aug 22, 2009 12:47 PM

    Vox , you’re too ugly to appear on Cowboy TV. As for Favre, he’ll settle in and make strides, but not to the degree that all the experts are saying.

  15. jimmySee says: Aug 22, 2009 12:57 PM

    Like Babe Ruth in a Boston Braves uniform.
    Purple is so not Brett’s color.

  16. Sparrowhawk says: Aug 22, 2009 1:00 PM

    It’s only normal that Favre would have butterflies. After disputing his thoughts, he probably came to the conclusion that most of us reached at the end of last year, “What a mistake!”

  17. lebowski says: Aug 22, 2009 1:09 PM

    Butterflies, or nausea at realizing he was wearing the purple?

  18. pumbaa57 says: Aug 22, 2009 1:29 PM

    # empty13 says: August 22, 2009 12:42 PM
    favre in the cold
    2008: 1-3
    2007: 2-2
    2006: 3-1
    2005: 2-4
    2004: 2-3
    2003: 3-1
    2002: 3-2
    2001: 4-1
    2000: 1-0
    1999: 1-1
    last 10 years 22-18 in the cold. 10-13 the last 5 years. the end is nigh.
    —————————————————
    Hey dipsh*t, did you hear the Vikings recently (i.e., in the last 30 years) moved to an indoor stadium?
    Also, the thing that kills me is all of the Packers fans who used to claim they’d defend Favre to the death now calling him names and talking about how much they hate him. It absolutely cracks me up. It shows that (a) Packers fans are horrible fans, and (b) if Favre moving to another team gets you this riled up, you Sconnies need to find some other hobbies to keep you more balanced.

  19. Green&Gold4Life says: Aug 22, 2009 1:40 PM

    He looked in the mirror during pre-game, saw the color uni he was wearing, and threw up in his mouth a little bit (Much like myself). He took the media “spin” and called it butterflies. Tomatoe, tomato.

  20. Fan of Football says: Aug 22, 2009 1:43 PM

    “That remark caught our attention, because Favre’s demeanor in his final game for the Packers — the 2007 NFC title tilt against the Giants — suggested the latter sentiment. Regardless of what he was feeling on the inside during the Ice Bowl revisited at Lambeau Field, he came across as a guy who simply wanted to get the thing over with and retire.”
    You know who else felt the same way that night? The running game who only produced 13 yards, the defense who gave up 400 yards and 20+ first downs to the Giants, McLardy who made absolutely no defensive adjustments. But yeah, it was all Favre’s fault because he “looked cold” that night.
    Funny, no mention of Garcia, Romo, and Brady from that season, all of whom played just as bad if not worse against that same Giants D. Golden Boy Brady was like a dear caught in headlights in that D. With the best offense of all time, he could only muster 14 points in 70 degree weather and light winds against the same exact defense Favre scored 20 points on in -10 degree weather. Brady lost even though his D basically shut the Giants down all game (except the last drive) and more support from the running game. Support Favre never got from his team.
    But hey, Favre looked “cold” so he is why an overrated Packer’s team didn’t go to the SB in 07. lol, lot of ignorant “football fans” here.

  21. VoxVeritas says: Aug 22, 2009 2:16 PM

    “As for Favre, he’ll settle in and make strides”
    Make strides? He’s going to have to gift wrap a Super Bowl for the Vikings for this signing to make any sense at all. It’s not gonna happen.

  22. nerd says: Aug 22, 2009 2:22 PM

    Can’t hack it in the cold. Another reason to play in the dome.

  23. Favre2Harv says: Aug 22, 2009 3:09 PM

    Thata boy Favre means you still got sum left in the tank..and I as die hard vikings fan since day one sure hope so cuz we r payin him quite a bit a doe..but I think he’s worth it..on a different tune, I’m curious as too y people that were once Viking fans, now aren’t cuz of Favre n becuz of the whole hated rivial thing..and becuz he was once a Packer…never EVER say they hated or hate Darren Sharper or Ryan Longwell?? They were once Packers(Fudge)lol rite? Please feel free too elaborate on that..
    Skol Vikes!

  24. CKL says: Aug 22, 2009 3:20 PM

    Lol @ the dipshit calling out empty13 for his post. Hey douchenozzle…Chicago and GB still play outdoors and as a member of the Vikes, Favre will be playing agaisnt them in the cold, correct??????

  25. HardcoreVikesFan says: Aug 22, 2009 3:52 PM

    CKL says:
    August 22, 2009 3:20 PM
    Lol @ the dipshit calling out empty13 for his post. Hey douchenozzle…Chicago and GB still play outdoors and as a member of the Vikes, Favre will be playing agaisnt them in the cold, correct??????
    ————————————————————————————-
    True… However, the Vikings only have one potential snow game, and that is at Chicago on 12/28/09. So…

  26. Ambrose says: Aug 22, 2009 4:04 PM

    Vikes have one cold weather game this year. 12/28 in Chicago. That’s it. Favre just might have enough gas in the tank to give the Vikes fans some hope. Instead of him causing the Vikes fans to crush beer cans on their foreheads in frustration, they will be able to do it while celebrating. Either way, their long-held family-taught traditions will continue.

  27. Koition says: Aug 22, 2009 4:29 PM

    purplehaze – That was the most intelligent, non-stereotypical post I’ve ever read. Thanks for killing my brains cells. If you didn’t notice, MN and WI are right next to each other on the map and are nearly identical geographically, and not to mention industry.
    pumbaa57/Hardcore – All it takes is one… Especially with Brett. If the Vikings “road to the Super Bowl” (sorry, almost threw up a little…) goes to through NY, Philly, Chi, or GB… then you’re most likely going to play playing in rough weather. You can go 14-0 and he has the tendancy to blow it up and throw 5 picks against anyone he faces at any time.
    FOF – Really, besides spending all your time spouting off the same crap on JSOnline, you do it here too!? Wow… Your mother must be proud!

  28. Hauschild says: Aug 22, 2009 6:28 PM

    Okay once again the facts seem to be a “minor” element to the Favre bashing.
    The NFC Championship game he supposedly “couldn’t wait to get over with” had a wind chill of 20 – 40 below zero, depending on the wind gusts. If anybody has never experienced this type of cold, how could you have such few scruples to even negatively comment???
    The level of thick-headedness in this country is mind-boggling.

  29. pumbaa57 says: Aug 22, 2009 6:33 PM

    @ CKL: Hey dipshit, look at the Vikings’ schedule before you go tossing “LOL”s around (seriously, what are you? A 10-yr old girl?). The Vikings play one game all season long that will be a cold weather game, and that’s late December at the Bears. I’m pretty sure we’re not going to base the sanity of our signing of one player on the weather of one freaking game. Moron.
    @HardcoreVikesFan: Thank you for helping me remind CKL to think before he opens his mouth.

  30. JimmySmith says: Aug 22, 2009 9:39 PM

    just a random question, now that the ViQueens have sold all those tickets, what is their refund policy is Favre gets a bruised vigina in Week 3?

  31. rcunningham says: Aug 23, 2009 3:59 PM

    “# Rhode Kill says: August 22, 2009 12:17 PM
    Lord Favre can’t lose on this one. He’s already pilfered $12 million out of the Vikings they way he stole $13 million from the Jets last year as he pretty much mailed it in. If the team wins (which they already were doing at 10-6 last year), he’ll get the credit. If they start losing and Favre is throwing picks(very likely), he’ll fall back on the “rotator cuff” excuse.
    This guy is a joke and his legacy has been ruined forever with a lot of NFL fans, even if the ass kissing media wants to continue to hype him as the savior. Chilly’s getting fired after this year blows up and he’s got nobody to blame but himself.”
    Who gives a shit about his legacy? I see this thrown around so much.
    Who honestly cares? Seriously.

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