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Favre believes he has a cracked rib

PFT’s fearless leader has opined more than once that Brett Favre is going to use his shoulder injury as a built-in excuse if things don’t go well this season in Minnesota.

Well, now he has another excuse, at least for tonight’s preseason tilt against the Texans.

Favre reportedly told ESPN before Monday night’s game that he suspects he has a cracked rib.  In true Favrian style, there hasn’t actually been an official diagnosis, but Favre says taking a deep breath causes discomfort.  The Vikings haven’t mentioned the injury previously, and must be pumped that the information is out now.

The team can’t be too worried about it because Favre doesn’t plan to wear any kind of any extra padding since the “damage is done.”

The drama, surely, is just getting started.

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  1. TheDPR says: Aug 31, 2009 3:52 PM

    When has the drama ever stopped with this goof?

  2. JollyRoger says: Aug 31, 2009 3:53 PM

    The team can’t be too worried about it because he doesn’t plan to wear any kind of any extra padding since the “damage is done.”
    Rib damage, or brain damage?

  3. CdnMike says: Aug 31, 2009 3:54 PM

    If he sucks, I really hope he gets booed.
    I know I’m going to boo him if he sucks at the games that I’m at.
    Oh, and Rosenthal, take you tongue out of Florio’s ass. Dog’s do that. You’re not a dog are you Rosenthals?

  4. StartTarvaris says: Aug 31, 2009 3:54 PM

    Retire, Brett.

  5. purple haze harvin says: Aug 31, 2009 3:55 PM

    Jesus Christ! I hope someone hits this ass and breaks his god damn neck! What a joke minnesota sports has become!….what i mean, what a joke minnesota sports has always been!

  6. SlipperyPete says: Aug 31, 2009 3:55 PM

    Favre already making excuses before the game? I remember Donald Driver saying one time that a valuable lesson Brett taught him was to never let the other team know when you’re hurt.
    I’m guessing ole’ #4 doesn’t like having the burden of living up to the high expectations of the team (expectations he himself helped pump up in the offseason). Congrats, Minny fans. You’re season is over before it’s even begun.

  7. RickUpchurch says: Aug 31, 2009 3:56 PM

    You mean “there hasn’t been an official diagnosis.” Too bad Bill Belichick never got to coach Favre and teach him the finer points of STFU.

  8. JSpicoli says: Aug 31, 2009 3:56 PM

    I think he loves him some him.

  9. Fan_Of_ Four says: Aug 31, 2009 3:57 PM

    A cracked rib to Favre is like a hang nail to the average man.

  10. Slim says: Aug 31, 2009 3:57 PM

    Tired legs, bum shoulder and now he apparently has osteoperosis. Is it against the rules to use a walker during a game? What’s the penalty for hitting him low in the walker?

  11. hayward giablommi says: Aug 31, 2009 3:58 PM

    Brent’s Kool-Aid drinking apologists will tout this as another shining example of Brent’s “gutsy”, “fearless” “leadership”.
    The other 90% will see this for the steaming pile of fecal matter that it is.

  12. HawgNSonsTV says: Aug 31, 2009 3:59 PM

    Favre is a Hawg……for LIFE!

  13. HawgNSonsTV says: Aug 31, 2009 3:59 PM

    Favre is a Hawg ………for LIFE!

  14. Citizen Strange says: Aug 31, 2009 4:01 PM

    BTW, how is Roethlisberger’s torn Achilles’ tendon?

  15. LBPACKFAN says: Aug 31, 2009 4:01 PM

    …waiting for Ragnar to post something…
    I am enjoying this! The excuses are all set.
    Every INT, fumble, and incompletion will already bring with a lot of boos. Now, lord Pharv might not even take the field due to health. WOW.
    Have fun, Vikes!
    Los Angeles Vikings 2011???

  16. Jeff says: Aug 31, 2009 4:01 PM

    What a big bitch.

  17. TheVillain112 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:02 PM

    Well played Favre.
    Ball is in your court now Roethlisberger to respond and retake the drama queen crown.

  18. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 31, 2009 4:05 PM

    LMAO, good.. Put Rosengoof or TJack in. Hell put Chester Taylor in, he went 1/1 and it was a T.D. better than those 3 could do combined. I hate Chilly and our QBs. Aghh!!!!!!

  19. a sensible person says: Aug 31, 2009 4:05 PM

    You may have heard of the great Papal Schism.
    Now witness the great Purple Schism.
    thank you

  20. TheHydra says: Aug 31, 2009 4:05 PM

    If this is true oh my. I don’t care how tough you are. That shit hurts. Of course I remember when he had the “broken thumb” which from what I have read really was a small tiny fracture and only hurt when he took the snap from center. Yeah that’s every play but I think the big thing with that was everyone thought it affected his throwing. Who knows with him..

  21. hayward giablommi says: Aug 31, 2009 4:06 PM

    Fan_Of_ Four says:
    A cracked rib to Favre is like a hang nail to the average man
    ^^^^^
    I repeat:
    Brent’s Kool-Aid drinking apologists will tout this as another shining example of Brent’s “gutsy”, “fearless” “leadership”.

  22. rbaum2329 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:06 PM

    GLORIFIED ROGER CLEMENS

  23. CdnMike says: Aug 31, 2009 4:06 PM

    What is a Vikings fan supposed to do?
    I’m being serious here….. I love the Vikings but I HATE Favre with every inch of my soul.
    Going to see the Vikings this year will be like have a plate of juicy prime rib with a side of warm dog shit.

  24. rpiotr01 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:07 PM

    “I can play at a really high level and take this team to the Super Bowl, so definitely kiss my ass, destroy the integrity of the coach/ player relationship and piss off the other QB’s on the team and make a big deal out of it.
    But, by the way, I have this torn rotator cuff, so I can’t throw like I used to. But it’s still good.
    And also, I got a few cracked ribs so if I get hit a few times I’ll play worse and probably won’t put my body on the line to run for a first down or anything like that.
    And I suffered brain damage which made me color blind and sometimes I can’t tell which guys are wearing which jerseys, so if I throw a few to the wrong team you know why.
    Other than that I’m ready to go!”

  25. CdnMike says: Aug 31, 2009 4:08 PM

    By the way, I cracked a rib in highschool and I could barely breath it hurt so bad.
    If he hurt his ribs but can still play then it’s a slight bruise.

  26. Twiz says: Aug 31, 2009 4:09 PM

    This is really a no brainer –
    Does *ANYONE* with any football sense think whatsoever that Favre is STUPID enough to say he may have a cracked rib if it was even remotely true?
    I’ll admit, it may have been said to keep his name at the top of the charts, I can’t think of any other reason…..
    But to think for even a millisecond that he would say this if true is beyond stupid…….

  27. empty13 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:10 PM

    it is all about the $.

  28. Hap says: Aug 31, 2009 4:10 PM

    Dude. I hope he does well. the guy just wants to play football. Let him play.

  29. akuehn713 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:10 PM

    It’s good to see Favre goes to the same pycho-delusional doctor Big Ben goes to. The one whose office resides in a figment of their imagination.

  30. Steeler4life says: Aug 31, 2009 4:11 PM

    @hayward
    What can we say about Romo?

  31. Tim Biakabutuka says: Aug 31, 2009 4:11 PM

    hayward giablommi, his name is brett not brent…
    really, ur a football fan and u think the former Packers QB is named Brent Favre?
    u definitely botched that one…

  32. CutlerISaPussy says: Aug 31, 2009 4:11 PM

    Hey PregoGrego- Learn how to proof read you idiot.

  33. Singerdude66 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:12 PM

    WOW! Is there a name for this disease that Favre has that first, makes him go in-and-out of retirement over and over again, then….when it’s time to put up or shut up….he makes up or has ready made excuses to “excuse” his pathetic performances in order to try to save face? Some terms I think apply here are: ego-maniacal, dillusional, paranoial-schitzophrenia…to name a few. The dude should have stayed retired two years ago. His legend would have been untarnished and he would have been remembered as one of the all time greats. To some extent, that hasn’t changed, because his stats back him up, but boy-oh-boy….He certainly is not exiting his profession in a graceful, dignified and professional manner….just my opinion.

  34. Ben Bernanke says: Aug 31, 2009 4:12 PM

    Favre has an upper-extremity injury. Get off him.
    And Hayward-Bea, you’re a joker, man. Clearly there are more Favre fanatics than not, consider Florio just posted that Favre jerseys were selling. Oh wait, people are just spending 80 dollars to burn one, right?

  35. jersey73 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:12 PM

    Favre’s career going out with a whimper instead of a bang?

  36. Mavcop says: Aug 31, 2009 4:14 PM

    I want my 2 min back for reading all this garbage.
    Favre will go 4 series, 12 for 18 120 yards and two TD’s one rushing.

  37. Bobarian says: Aug 31, 2009 4:15 PM

    At his age, he should be glad it isn’t a cracked hip. Those are really hard to recover from.

  38. redsquare says: Aug 31, 2009 4:15 PM

    Whew, he’s getting off to a rough start, while his backups seem to be playing as well as or better than about half the league’s starters.
    There will be a lot of “I told you so”s if he fails; of course these comment boards are loaded with highly intelligent people. (Ahem.) But there were plenty of reasons for and against doing this, and like anyone in his position, Childress made the decision he thought would be best. And no matter how much of a skeptic you are, you can’t say that there was no chance this would work. After all, look what it did for the Jets, who had less talent all around? Sure, they crapped out late, but they got a big boost along the way.
    I wonder if there’s any plausible way he can be let go at this point. I bet you that Jackson & Rosenfels would play better than ever after this–if this isn’t a wake-up call, nothing is.

  39. CKL says: Aug 31, 2009 4:16 PM

    Agreed hayward.
    Man I hate that douche Favre.
    Not only for what he is but for what the media makes him out to be which is more of a fairy tail than “Little Red Riding Hood”.

  40. Florios_a_tool says: Aug 31, 2009 4:19 PM

    [shaking head]
    what next?
    I guess the rotator cuff excuse wasn’t enough, he needs a backup plan.

  41. Kidekk says: Aug 31, 2009 4:21 PM

    Fan_Of_ Four says:
    August 31, 2009 3:57 PM
    A cracked rib to Favre is like a hang nail to the average man.
    ——————–
    Is that before or after his standard daily dose of 50 pain pills?

  42. longrodvanhungendong says: Aug 31, 2009 4:21 PM

    Geez Brett, I’m in your corner and pulling for you to be sucessful (except against the Pack) but DAMN! Why would you tell that to the other team? Do the Vikes not have doctors? Even if the guy is joking, the Texans’ D is really gonna try to tatoo his ass now!!!

  43. VoxVeritas says: Aug 31, 2009 4:22 PM

    haha they play the Cowboys this week, of course BertFarve is terrified.

  44. Zox says: Aug 31, 2009 4:23 PM

    This guy is a soldier. I love Favre. They are gonna make one helluca movie about him one day.

  45. Zox says: Aug 31, 2009 4:24 PM

    @Mavcop says:
    August 31, 2009 4:14 PM
    I want my 2 min back for reading all this
    _________________________________
    That saying has been retired. Please refrain from using it again…thank you.

  46. hayward giablommi says: Aug 31, 2009 4:29 PM

    @ Tim Biakabutuka
    So “ur” telling me its “Brett” with 2 ‘t’s’ and not “Brent”?? Nah- I mean thanks for the heads up and all, but I’m pretty sure you’re wrong about that one bro.
    Next thing I know you’ll try to tell me Brent played for the “Jets” last year and not the Jesters.

  47. realitypolice says: Aug 31, 2009 4:30 PM

    As a football fan, I am beginning to feel like a huge sucker. It has never been more obvious than this pre-season how little ownership and management care what the fans think. They just assume that they can spit in our faces and we will take it.
    First, the Eagles sign Mike Vick when they have absolutely no need for him. Then the Vikings sign their arch enemy when he is so clearly over the hill.
    Suck it up, football fans- in the world of the the NFL, you don’t count, you don’t matter, you never have and you never will.

  48. Mavcop says: Aug 31, 2009 4:32 PM

    @ Zox
    Since when does this website have any sort of rules or standerds? This is smut at its best for the NFL.

  49. stopwhining says: Aug 31, 2009 4:33 PM

    It’s cute how you all have the same opinion. I’m just waiting for that retro hipster that makes it cool to like Favre again.

  50. Tim Biakabutuka says: Aug 31, 2009 4:33 PM

    hayward,
    im not a big favre fan, i really could care less about the guy here in DC…but i dont think u should be allowed to critisize him if u think his name is Brent

  51. Bobarian says: Aug 31, 2009 4:34 PM

    @Zox says:
    That saying has been retired. Please refrain from using it again…thank you.
    _______________
    It’s the ‘Farve’ kind of retired, which means you can bring it back as many times as you want to.

  52. sand0 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:35 PM

    Omg the sky is falling. Hopefully a bunch of idiots can take the time to regurgitate the same whiny anti-Favre drool that they puke into every other Favre related thread.
    Oh good, we’re covered. Again there is balance in the Force.
    But seriously, I doubt this is much of an issue. Cracked rib is a common thing for a QB and isn’t considered an injury unless they are more severe. If this had been any other QB it wouldn’t be much of a story, but with everyone in love or hate with Brett it sure is.

  53. ssmag13 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:36 PM

    That’s OK, women have an extra rib anyways.
    Yes, I realize this is just a retarded Christian belief but it helps the joke along.

  54. Philtration says: Aug 31, 2009 4:36 PM

    # Fan_Of_ Four says: August 31, 2009 3:57 PM
    A cracked rib to Favre is like a hang nail to the average man.
    —————————————————–
    And a deep thought from Favre is like a fart to the average man.
    There is a reason that most of the world frowns on inbreeding.

  55. Yak says: Aug 31, 2009 4:37 PM

    Hey Chilly, whay to get the 70′s Pinto (Favre) instead of a ’09 Ferarri (any other QB). Huge Vikings fan here and I see major problems with wins this year….oh, by the way, you’re welcome Lions Fans(1st in who know’s how long, coming to you guys in week 2!!!)….

  56. Yak says: Aug 31, 2009 4:38 PM

    Why is it everyday I have to log in??!! I thought if I click the box that says “Keep me logged in” I would be ok. Get new hampsters Florio!!!!

  57. hayward giablommi says: Aug 31, 2009 4:41 PM

    “And Hayward-Bea, you’re a joker, man. Clearly there are more Favre fanatics than not, consider Florio just posted that Favre jerseys were selling. Oh wait, people are just spending 80 dollars to burn one, right? ”
    ^^^^^
    As I said in an earlier post, American pop culture sucks and society as a whole is mind-numbingly stupid.
    Considering the last jersey I bought was a Drew Bledsoe # 11 circa 1995, I don’t know why the hell people spend $80 (or more) for a jersey- especially the jokers who rushed out to buy the # 4 Jester uni last year. See my first paragraph.

  58. packerbacker73 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:41 PM

    Tim Biakabutuka, obviously you are not aware of the Packer fan inside joke. In any case we’ll never forget Brent here in Packerland!

  59. footballrulz says: Aug 31, 2009 4:43 PM

    @CDNMike–LMAO ast the primerib crack

  60. Akshun says: Aug 31, 2009 4:44 PM

    “VoxVeritas says:
    August 31, 2009 4:22 PM
    haha they play the Cowboys this week, of course BertFarve is terrified.”
    _________________________________
    their’s NOTHING terrifying about the cowboys, unless you count their fat pig faced fans cholesterol level

  61. marcduke says: Aug 31, 2009 4:44 PM

    @Tim Biakabutuka
    WHOOSH!
    http://sconnie.com/view_item&id=137

  62. Habib Thomas says: Aug 31, 2009 4:46 PM

    This is the beginning of the end. This is going to be a train wreck. Be careful what you wish for Vikings fans.

  63. David.walden05 says: Aug 31, 2009 4:49 PM

    He probably shouldn’t wear a helmet either since “the damage has been done”

  64. footballrulz says: Aug 31, 2009 4:49 PM

    A Tim Biackabatuka
    Surely you know that there is a T-shirt n Packerland thats say’s “Thanks, We’ll never forget you Brent”.
    That’s what the Brent’s are all about.

  65. Really? says: Aug 31, 2009 4:51 PM

    LOL…..LOL…..LMAO!!!!! Maybe he broke it during his Wrangler commercial????!!! AHHHHHH!!!!! LMAO! This is what happens when you don’t have the sense to LET GO! You become remembered more for your feeble attempts to hang on, than to leave at the top of your game with pride and dignity. In the future, people are going to use his name for coined phrases like “pulling a Favre” or instead of behaving like a BABY, people will say, “hey, c’mon you don’t have to be a Farve about it”. LMAO…what a sad man…pitiful.

  66. hayward giablommi says: Aug 31, 2009 4:52 PM

    CdnMike says:
    What is a Vikings fan supposed to do?
    I’m being serious here….. I love the Vikings but I HATE Favre with every inch of my soul.
    ^^^^^
    Finally, a Viking fan with integrity. CdnMike, not only do I feel for you with the ongoing dilemma you will face this season, but I am virtually certain that you will hate Brent (or is it Brett?) even more than you currently do following the impending debacle that will be Favre 2009. My condolances.

  67. Zox says: Aug 31, 2009 4:56 PM

    @ Mavcop
    LOL.

  68. footballrulz says: Aug 31, 2009 4:57 PM

    Funny Marcduke, funny

  69. Tim Biakabutuka says: Aug 31, 2009 4:57 PM

    that’s the stupidest inside joke ive ever heard of, packerbacker. im now convinced that packer fans r idiots and im glad Brett or Brent left ya’ll for…have fun in the blistering cold of wisconsin
    i dont care if the dude says “F GREEN BAY AND ALL THEIR FANS”, ya’ll should never hate on a dude hu won ya’ll a superbowl…f’ing spoiled pricks…that superbowl should be wiped from the record since ya’ll clearly don’t appreciate it.

  70. Tim Biakabutuka says: Aug 31, 2009 5:01 PM

    is that shirt supposed to be insulting?? ya’ll couldn’t come up with a more insulting name to call him than Brent??
    wow, get some creativity…

  71. mnmaverick says: Aug 31, 2009 5:01 PM

    Go watch the minor league of Canadian Football then, Mike. It seems to suit your fancy.
    Brett’s played with just about every type of injury throughout his HALL-OF-FAME CAREER. The same type of injuries that prevent your breathing.
    You’re just another band-wagon fan, out of state and out of mind. who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

  72. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 31, 2009 5:02 PM

    CdnMike says:
    August 31, 2009 4:06 PM
    What is a Vikings fan supposed to do?
    I’m being serious here….. I love the Vikings but I HATE Favre with every inch of my soul.
    Going to see the Vikings this year will be like have a plate of juicy prime rib with a side of warm dog shit.
    ________________________________
    Will it be like *cracked* prime rib?

  73. Bob Loblaw says: Aug 31, 2009 5:07 PM

    Geez, everyone’s three steps behind Favre is his psychological games.
    In the KC game they sent eight or nine guys at him knowing he had no rhythm with his receivers and didn’t know their tendencies so he couldn’t just throw to a spot and know they’d beat the 1-on-1 coverage and get to the ball for a easy TD.
    But now that he has worked with these guys he’s begging teams to blitz him like that again. So he makes up these injury stories to get teams to load up and go after him.
    Suckers are going to fall for the Favre’s jedi mind trick. Favre’s hillbilly persona is all just cover to make others think they are outsmarting him, when he’s actually outsmarting them.
    The dude’s been around too long to actually give away info like undisclosed injuries, without it being a ruse.

  74. MSMama says: Aug 31, 2009 5:07 PM

    May I just ask why all the hate for Favre? I do not really understand football, my husband is an avid fan (he makes the same comments as most of you here). Wasn’t Favre at one time considered a fairly good player? Hasn’t he made some records? I get not understanding the quit, come back, quit, etc., but haven’t any of you loved something and maybe just wanted one more chance? Maybe he loves it and it’s hard to let it go. It seemed like to me that WI was a little unappreciative of him when they were wanting to get rid of him, and he was moving on to something else. I’m not trying to upset you, just trying to understand why so much irritation with the guy.

  75. bitterblogger says: Aug 31, 2009 5:09 PM

    A cracked rib to go with that cracked head.

  76. Stuber says: Aug 31, 2009 5:09 PM

    I am a Packers fan and I thought I wanted to see this nightmare come true. Favre the diva tearing apart the hopes and dreams of Vikings fans, but it’s been ugly, and seems like it will get uglier. Not sure I’d wish this mess on anyone’s rival anymore.
    Blatantly skipping training camp. Making no secret that the reason he wants to play is to fulfill a personal vendetta. Spouting to ESPN about a cracked rib paying no mind to the head coach’s control over injury information. Continually trying to lower expectations everytime a microphone is put in front of him.
    Things could turn out well, but it’s not likely. This is looking like a comedy of errors. With Zygi, Childress, and Favre as the leads.

  77. hockref says: Aug 31, 2009 5:16 PM

    I’ve decided that PFT is the TMZ of the football world. Read MMQB this morning and hardly a mention of Favre or Vick.
    Sure enough pop over here and the drama is alive and well

  78. Pack_Attack says: Aug 31, 2009 5:16 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQRqAoT-2c

  79. goober says: Aug 31, 2009 5:17 PM

    That didn’t take long!!!

  80. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 31, 2009 5:17 PM

    “Freeeii-ight Traaaainnnn…..”
    Chugga chugga chugga chugga woo!wooooo!
    Uncle Childo’s Recipe For Disaster
    (aka Los Angeles Purple Pudding) :
    Start with one fat history of futility and failure.
    Blend in perennial disaapointment.
    Add equal parts delusion and arrogance.
    Blend in drama, dysfunction, and mix in multiple schisms.
    Add a dollop of cheating, egos, and cheap shots.
    Measure out pounds of overpaying and whisk in ineptitude.
    Sprinkle liberally with scandal & Starcaps, and color with bright fairy purple and urine yellow.
    Recycle re-tread QB and WR from division rivals.
    Gargle.
    Rinse.
    Inflate.
    Repeat.
    Mash in all together and BROIL under white hot media hype.
    Knead until properly obnoxious.
    Garnish with fairweather fandom.
    Serve in one large crumbling Homodome.

  81. paranoidandroid says: Aug 31, 2009 5:24 PM

    first off, it’s not brett’s fault the media has blown everything out of proportion. i don’t expect some of you retards to get that but nevertheless it needed to be said.
    second, here is a short list of professional athletes that have retired and then come back. there are tons more but have a look:
    Mario Lemieux
    Michael Jordan
    Lance Armstrong
    George Foreman
    Gordie Howe
    Muhammad Ali
    Guy LaFleur
    Buster Douglas
    did anyone give mario or jordan shit because they came back? Would you tell Lance Armstrong to give up? The truth is you’re just a bunch of hypocrites that if, given the opportunity, you’d play one more year. most of you are rippin on favre for one reason or another and thats your opinion. when the dust settles he’ll be in the hall of fame, and hopefully he’ll extend that middle finger on that powerful arm to all of you bandwagon jumpin armchair quarterbacks who couldn’t hack it themselves.

  82. mattitude says: Aug 31, 2009 5:26 PM

    Wow. I didn’t know a riding lawn mower could cause that much turbulence.

  83. VoxVeritas says: Aug 31, 2009 5:30 PM

    “their’s NOTHING terrifying about the cowboys”
    Tell it to BertFarve. Say what you want about the Cowboys but they’ve owned BertFarve lock, stock and barrell no matter how good or bad each team may be at a given point in time.

  84. TFBuckFutter says: Aug 31, 2009 5:35 PM

    Do all the purple Favre jerseys that Viking fans snatched up come with adjustable Ace bandages….so you can be in current fashion no matter what the excuse?

  85. VonClausewitz says: Aug 31, 2009 5:38 PM

    Well if it is a cracked rib he should rest it now and let it heal. I’ve had cracked ribs which subsequently broke when I decided I could still exercise. The pain went from mildly annoying to constant sharp pain. A few weeks of rest early on are better than being essentially unable to move your torso for the rest of the season.

  86. Bwa Ha Ha says: Aug 31, 2009 5:38 PM

    Does this mean the annual retirement tour will be postponed?

  87. purple haze harvin says: Aug 31, 2009 5:39 PM

    Maybe Favre needs a Life Link necklace! Ive fallen, and I cant get up!!!!!

  88. screaming sheep says: Aug 31, 2009 5:40 PM

    Hey Brett, you know whats good for pain? Hydrocodone. Why don’t you start eating those again, everything will be fine.

  89. Fan_Of_ Four says: Aug 31, 2009 5:40 PM

    Why are the Favre threads so popular ? You don’t think PFT is on to us do you ?

  90. Djfresh72 says: Aug 31, 2009 5:41 PM

    your all just going to be pissed when he leads us to miami

  91. TFBuckFutter says: Aug 31, 2009 5:45 PM

    “Tim Biakabutuka says:
    August 31, 2009 5:01 PM
    is that shirt supposed to be insulting?? ya’ll couldn’t come up with a more insulting name to call him than Brent??
    wow, get some creativity…”
    The joke is “we’ll never forget you” and then printing the wrong name, indicating he’s already forgotten.
    Don’t get so worked up just because you didn’t get a pretty obvious joke.
    Maybe when the Packers fans go to the store for some creativity, they can price senses of humor for you.

  92. planktonDisciple says: Aug 31, 2009 5:47 PM

    “A cracked rib to Favre is like a hang nail to the average man.”
    The average man doesn’t talk to the press about his “hang nail”.

  93. gopher says: Aug 31, 2009 5:49 PM

    As much as all the posters are tired of Favre, you are seem to post more on him then anybody else. The point is, I don’t know if Favre will or will not win for the Vikings but they sure were not going to win with Jackson and Sage. Why did they not go after Cutler, because the Denver people liked Orton better then TJ or Sage and lets face the true facts, the best qb in this division is in Green Bay. The Vikings made bad qb decisions the best few years and Favre was and is their best chance this year.

  94. hayward giablommi says: Aug 31, 2009 5:49 PM

    @ paranoidandroid
    Uh, since you clearly don’t get it, this jerkoff not only “retired” last offseason but he also “retired” TWICE this offseason and yet has yet to miss a game.
    If he’s that devoted to the game, then why doesn’t he just STFU with the retirement nonsense. Oh…right…because he is a manipulative egomaniac who is using “retirement” as a means to force his way onto the team of his choosing, even though that backfired last year.
    Well guess what, once he “retires” after this year, there aren’t gonna be any more options, and he will have to face the rest of his miserable, insufferable existance off the football field.

  95. penguininbondage says: Aug 31, 2009 5:53 PM

    AKA: Pay me my 12 mil to go on IR and i’ll come back healthy next year for the other 12.
    Suckers!

  96. 10mm says: Aug 31, 2009 5:58 PM

    Is there not a brain Viagra for Favre’s mid life crisis.

  97. planktonDisciple says: Aug 31, 2009 6:03 PM

    “Mario Lemieux
    Michael Jordan
    Lance Armstrong
    George Foreman
    Gordie Howe
    Muhammad Ali
    Guy LaFleur
    Buster Douglas”
    Poor comparisons for the most part. None of these retired/unretired/retired/unretired , holding team sport franchises as long as possible.
    Jordan’s first retirement was out of boredom and while young. His second should’ve been his last. Mario retired young because of cancer, and returned three years later.
    Favre’s last game with GB was a disaster. He stunk with the Jets putting up a passer rating in the bottom third. He is no longer an elite player.
    Solo sports cannot even be compared. It is sad when stars play long past their prime. It was pitiful to watch Willie Mays play for the Mets.
    Favre will not help anyone get to or win the SB.
    Seeing all this attention seeking is pitiful.

  98. bucc19 says: Aug 31, 2009 6:11 PM

    If I was A Vikes fan I’d be ticked right now. Anyone see Cutler last night? The Vikings had their shot at him but Chilldo and Bevell were too much in love with Favre, so they told the media that there were some things about Cutler that they didn’t like. Really? Vikes could’ve had a long term answer at QB and a possible dynasty in the making but instead they go after Favre to get revenge (didn’t the Pack fire Bevell as well?) If I owned the Vikings I’d even be more pissed.

  99. rjf says: Aug 31, 2009 6:15 PM

    I think he has a cracked brain.

  100. smo05d says: Aug 31, 2009 6:21 PM

    holy crap. It’s like the Brett Favre of the 2000s is the evil twin of the Brett Favre of the 1990s.
    And by “evil” I really mean “ego-maniacal, delusional, whiny little baby.”
    This just cannot be the same person who played in Green Bay in the 90s. I just don’t believe it.

  101. jusford says: Aug 31, 2009 6:22 PM

    This is getting sad…

  102. packerblitz says: Aug 31, 2009 6:29 PM

    Hey I’ll comment later, I have to go drop the Favre’s off at the pool.
    Loaf a Pinch!

  103. wolfpack says: Aug 31, 2009 6:43 PM

    @planktonDisciple “Favre will not help anyone get to or win the SB.
    Seeing all this attention seeking is pitiful.”
    No doubt. All is not well in the land of the Minnesota Vikodins. I really can’t figure out why Minnesota would throw $12 million at a guy that NOBODY ELSE WANTED. Favre is still a good QB, but he isn’t going to get anybody to the Superbowl anymore.

  104. JaredAllen69 says: Aug 31, 2009 6:50 PM

    You guys with PFT should know all about drama. I have never seen bigger drama queens than Florio and company.

  105. JaredAllen69 says: Aug 31, 2009 6:56 PM

    holy crap. It’s like the Brett Favre of the 2000s is the evil twin of the Brett Favre of the 1990s.
    And by “evil” I really mean “ego-maniacal, delusional, whiny little baby.”
    This just cannot be the same person who played in Green Bay in the 90s. I just don’t believe it.
    **********************************************
    Actually, Favre was evil when he played for GB. Playing for the fudge is what did it to him.

  106. DocBG says: Aug 31, 2009 7:01 PM

    allright folks, first of all, I think the thing with michael jordan was an involuntary retirement (the first time) due to getting caught gambling. It doesnt affect his legacy as one of, if not the best, to ever play the game of QB, do you really think any cares about his years away from the bulls?
    with favre, the thing i find hillarious is that all these packer fans where calling him over the hill for a couple years now, yet are crying like the biggest babies now that he’s playing somewhere else. YOU are so arrogant to think that simply because your management does not want him playing anymore that he should simply stop? because some idiots (namely MM and TT) don’t think he should be able to take some time to deciede should thereby decide the rest of his career? Seriously packer fans, you are comming off as crazy ex lovers here (sorry to borrow the ref from al michaels). would you feel better if he just retired without ever trying to do more for himself?
    @ dewey
    seriously dude, get a f-ing clue man, the vikes aren’t going anywhere. and last i checked the pack didn’t win the superbowl 29 of the last 30 seasons either. but honestly, you are right that its only viking fans that want their team to do well every year, and cheer for them to succeed. last i checked its not us crowning ourselves, its moron in new york, and the major media outlets, not the fans, so get off our backs.
    In regards to favre, if he plays well or if he plays poorly, the desicion to put himself out there is NOT one that he made himself. if he does well, he should be praised for giving what he had to give, but if he fails, the blame falls on management and the front office people that let this happen. same goes with every position on a team. you’ve got to believe that 99% of the players are going to give it their all on every play, its up to the coaches and management to get the right people in the right place at the right time. the vikes gave him a chance to play, and he took it. Get off favre’s back about it, and quit parroting each other in regards to calling him brent or burt, you are not clever, nor entertaining anymore, go run another phrase into the ground you tools.

  107. mnmaverick says: Aug 31, 2009 7:02 PM

    Cutler is a Diebetic Alcoholic.
    Those types are endangered species in the NFL.
    He’s also manged to rub teammates the wrong way with his big mouth. It’s been well-publicized. Where have you been? He ripped into Hester just last week. He’s still bawling about Denver on a routine basis.

  108. Alpheratz says: Aug 31, 2009 7:02 PM

    Not only skips training camp because he’s above it,
    but now gives out independent injury reports
    what a jackass
    I haven’t disliked Coach Childress. Until this circus.

  109. EMan says: Aug 31, 2009 7:02 PM

    The thing I love best is that no matter how bad, hurt or old Favre is the Packers still bite the big one as always. Good luck losers.

  110. planktonDisciple says: Aug 31, 2009 7:17 PM

    If you think Favre has a real chance to remain a top QB, you are the tool, and although I liked Favre in the past, I’ve never been a GB fan. It doesn’t take a GB fan to see that 12m for a anyone who is in the bottom third of passer rating is absurd. They signed a name. The real player retired a few years ago.

  111. paranoidandroid says: Aug 31, 2009 7:22 PM

    @planktondisciple
    Make all the excuses you want about players that called it quits and then came back but the fact remains many others have done it too. Ultimately its the PLAYER’S choice and Favre was pressured to leave GB because McCarthy and Thompson wanted to go with Rodgers.
    In regards to your Jets comment, I’m pretty sure Favre was the only reason that team was in the playoff hunt last year. After they beat the Titans everyone was penciling them in for the Superbowl, that wouldn’t have happened if Pennington was still bouncing them into receivers. So while Favre wasn’t stellar the second half of the season he was much better than what they had.
    But I’m sure you looked into your crystal ball and knew all of that before they ever played a down last year. Can you tell me whats gonna happen this year?

  112. rickranger says: Aug 31, 2009 7:23 PM

    Farve is the man. He rocks all the way. Glad to see him playing the game he loves. Who cares if he is playing in Minn. Just enjoy a legend at work. The Vikings will rule this year.

  113. Fan of Football says: Aug 31, 2009 7:26 PM

    wow, Favre haters are actually more crazy then Favre supporters.

  114. spyboots says: Aug 31, 2009 7:26 PM

    If it is cracked, he won’t be the first QB to play with a cracked rib.
    I don’t get the hate either. If he wants to play and someone’s willing to sign him, let him play.

  115. wolfpack says: Aug 31, 2009 7:26 PM

    @EMan: “The thing I love best is that no matter how bad, hurt or old Favre is the Packers still bite the big one as always. Good luck losers.”
    Maybe when Brent chokes this season, the Vikes can put a chunk of his phlegm right up there with their collection of Lombardi Trophies.

  116. planktonDisciple says: Aug 31, 2009 7:50 PM

    Comparing Mario and Jordan’s comebacks at much younger ages is apples and oranges, as well as comparing hockey, basketball, boxing or cycling to football.
    The comeback is not the gripe. It is the games and the drama.
    He sold a load of crap to the Vikes. Yay Brett. Get rich at the expense of the Vikes! Way to go.
    Pennington made the playoffs on a team that was worse than the Jets one year earlier. The only way Favre knows how to play will not sustain itself over 16 games and postseason.
    Hopefully he will cop a squat after this year, end the publicity sttunt and stop trying to be bigger than the game.
    Even though he played well in 2007, when it mattered, at home, he stunk up the joint. In 2008 he started stinking up the joint half way through.
    If he proves me wrong, I’ll be here eating crow. Will you?

  117. TheBaySay says: Aug 31, 2009 7:55 PM

    I think I may have the swine flu because whenever I read anything about Bert these days I feel like I need to throw up.

  118. purple haze harvin says: Aug 31, 2009 7:57 PM

    Hey hayward giablommi… You idiot! Its Haywood! Jesus Christ your stupid!

  119. rickranger says: Aug 31, 2009 7:59 PM

    Why do so many people want the man to choke? He loves playing so why not give him a chance? Everybody gets old, let the guy have his fun while he still can. My there are a lot of pessimistic haters on this board. lol

  120. planktonDisciple says: Aug 31, 2009 8:04 PM

    @parnaoidandroid:
    Favre has had bottom of the barrel passer ratings three of the last four years. As I said earlier he was very good in 2007, but stunk at hhome against the Giants in the snow.
    You flame about Pennington … BUT … this is how they stack up last year, and the Jets were supposed to be better than the Dolphins:
    Favre
    9-7
    3472 yds
    22 td
    22 int
    217 yds/game
    81.0 passer rating
    Pennington
    11-5
    3653 yds
    19 td
    7 int
    228 yds/game
    97.4 passer rating
    Favre’s last four seasons
    2005 70.9 passer rating 29 int
    2006 72.7 passer rating 18 int
    2007 95.7 passer rating 15 int
    2008 81.0 passer rating 22 int
    Three years out of last four with 70% of the starting QB’s outperforming him.

  121. Hugh says: Aug 31, 2009 8:10 PM

    The Vikings injury report was just released.
    Favre has a brused vagina.

  122. planktonDisciple says: Aug 31, 2009 8:13 PM

    It isn’t the comebacks, it’s the drama.
    Show me the athletes who retired / unretired /retired /unretired repeatedly. Show me any football player who succeeded wire to wire at 40. No one can predict the future, but his past four seasons indicate he will not likely be better than half decent. I don’t blame him for playing. I blame him for drawing so much attention to himself when he’s has not done much since he was 34-35. Much of that is due to injury for certain, but his style and toughness, combined with half a step slower mean more injuries to come.
    If I were a betting man I’d say he throws 15-20 ints, has a passer rating in the low 80′s and does not win a playoff game.

  123. j22henneman says: Aug 31, 2009 9:48 PM

    WOW!, I LOVE HOW EVERYONE THAT HATES ON FAVRE HAS ENOUGH RESPECT FOR HIM TO READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT HIM AND LEAVE A COMMENT. YA’LL OBVIOUSLY STILL CARE ABOUT HIM, IF YOU DON[T LIKE HIM THEN YOU DON’T NEED TO BE ON THIS PAGE WE DON’T APPRECIATE YOU IN HERE!

  124. hayward giablommi says: Aug 31, 2009 9:50 PM

    @ purple haze harvin
    Actually, it’s whatever I want it to be. But thank you for playing.

  125. Wick says: Aug 31, 2009 10:08 PM

    Favre is tough – no question, and that must be deeply respected.
    However, much of his actions for some time seem time and time again to be self-serving on multiple levels. Just narcissism taken to an extreme.
    (1) vows retirement – then yanks Green Bay around big time in ’08 (after playing that absurd waffling act for years , leaving McCarthy & Thompson no legit option but to commit to classy and talented Aaron Rodgers. Simply put, McCarthy and Thompson went way beyond the call of duty for the then-Legend, and quite frankly – they made the right call going Rodgers.
    (2) vows retirement – then gets teased/tampered with by Minny, but ends up signing for big coin in Gotham. Then he collects big coin while playing like trash. Then blames his poor play on after-the-fact excuses. Then craps all over the Jets to, after promising he wouldn’t – and yanks them around. Though the Jets have his contractual rights, they get nothing for him after relinquishing such rights – on Favre’s word of honor that he is really through.
    (3) vows retirement – then signs up for a $25M contract, all while saying with a few weeks that his arm is a problem, his legs are a bigger problem and now he’s got a cracked rib so don’t expect too much from the $25M man. Nice how that works. Skip training camp, come in late, sign up for sick coin, make lots of advance excuses no QB has EVER done before to my knowledge and tell the world to not expect too much. We all oughtta try to do that in our next contract negotiations: make lots of excuses, say don’t expect much performance, skip all the training required of the rest of the staff and then demand lots of money.
    Sorry, but it’s hard to be down with Favre’s act — pretty lame to say the least.

  126. jimicos says: Aug 31, 2009 10:59 PM

    Some jackass is giving Tim Biakabutuka a bad name.

  127. hayward giablommi says: Aug 31, 2009 11:29 PM

    @ Wick
    Yes, he is clearly an idiot…but lets not forget the infamous “I’m gonna miss the game” pseudo-retirement postgame interview wiith Andrea Kremer week 17 of 2006 on Soldier Field.
    That made my New Year’s Eve thinking we’d finally seen the last of his stupid ass.

  128. jimicos says: Aug 31, 2009 11:38 PM

    j22henneman says:
    August 31, 2009 9:48 PM
    WOW!, I LOVE HOW EVERYONE THAT HATES ON FAVRE HAS ENOUGH RESPECT FOR HIM TO READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT HIM AND LEAVE A COMMENT. YA’LL OBVIOUSLY STILL CARE ABOUT HIM, IF YOU DON[T LIKE HIM THEN YOU DON’T NEED TO BE ON THIS PAGE WE DON’T APPRECIATE YOU IN HERE!
    —————————
    Welcome to PFT, besh. This is how it is.

  129. DocBG says: Sep 1, 2009 1:41 AM

    # jimicos says: August 31, 2009 11:38 PM
    j22henneman says:
    August 31, 2009 9:48 PM
    WOW!, I LOVE HOW EVERYONE THAT HATES ON FAVRE HAS ENOUGH RESPECT FOR HIM TO READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT HIM AND LEAVE A COMMENT. YA’LL OBVIOUSLY STILL CARE ABOUT HIM, IF YOU DON[T LIKE HIM THEN YOU DON’T NEED TO BE ON THIS PAGE WE DON’T APPRECIATE YOU IN HERE!
    —————————
    Welcome to PFT, besh. This is how it is.
    ————————————-
    Wow jimicos, something to agree with you on.

  130. paranoidandroid says: Sep 1, 2009 11:45 AM

    @planktondisciple
    yeah i’ll be here if he tanks. the odds aren’t in my favor. he’s old, he’s on a new team with a new coaching staff, as you accurately pointed out the passer rating has been in the bottom 3rd the last couple of seasons.
    i’m not a Favre apologist, but i do see a guy that still loves the game and still wants to compete. if GB didn’t want him then what is so wrong about him wanting to play for someone else? i’ll say it again its not Favre’s fault espn is so far up his ass.
    as for the dolphins and jets last year……..what do you do? they surprised everyone with the wildcat not to mention the team underachieved under saban then parcells comes in and lights a fire under everyone’s ass. you wanna tell me that when you saw pennington go to the dolphins you were predicting success? they made some good moves but no one would have put them in the playoffs last year.
    i guess if you hate favre that much you can put the jets fall on him in the second half of the season but that would be unfair.

  131. jimicos says: Sep 1, 2009 12:15 PM

    DocBG says:
    September 1, 2009 1:41 AM
    Wow jimicos, something to agree with you on.
    —————————–
    There you have it. You can be trained.

  132. PurpleRaid12 says: Sep 1, 2009 12:58 PM

    @ All the Packer Fans that piss and moan.
    Riddle me this, if Favre was “Over The Hill” and “Washed Up” like every one of you say, then why did GB put a clause in the trade with Jets, that he couldn’t sign with ANY other NFC North team, especially the Vikings…….
    Because MM and TT knew that Favre would kick their ass, because the Vikes are a better team than they are and they didn’t want to meet Favre 2x a season. Even if he played with a cracked rib, he seemed to play pretty damn well, and was reasonably consistent (13-15, 142 yds. TD). So that’s fine keep saying, he should retire, he’s a joke, what not….. I can’t WAIT til October 5th. Jared Allen will drive Rodger’s face into the ground and Peterson will truck Al Harris (again) and Favre will win another game.

  133. jimicos says: Sep 1, 2009 9:47 PM

    First off it was 13/18, not 13/15.
    Secondly, what were Tarvaris Jackson’s numbers the previous week? Oh yeah, 12/15 for 202 and 2TDs.
    Thirdly, Favre was coming off a nice year when they sent him packing. IF they thought he could continue to perform at that level it makes sense to get him out of the division.
    Fourthly, (is that a word?) when have you ever seen a team do anything to help a team within their division?
    Anyway, I’m not saying Favre’s washed up or that he can’t still fire the ball in there. I just get a kick out of all the purple optimism. No other team wanted him and the Vikings pony up $12 million and allow him to skip training camp. On the plus side, the more INTs he throws the better value they get on each one. I’m betting they pay less than half a million for each INT.

  134. madM100 says: Sep 2, 2009 10:58 AM

    GOD do the vikings look dangerous or what????? Defensive backs are gonna be diving out of Adrians way

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