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Brett Favre named NFC offensive player of the week

In news that will serve to rub salt in the wounds of Green Bay fans, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has been named the NFC offensive player of the week.

Favre earned the award with a four-touchdown performance at Lambeau Field, leading the Vikings to a 38-26 victory over the Packers.

In two games against his former team, Favre has accumulated a 135.9 passer rating, completing 41 of 59 passes for 515 yards, with seven touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s been the NFC offensive player of the week after both games.

This marks the 15th time in Favre’s career that he has won a player of the week award: He was NFC offensive player of the week 11 times as a Packer, AFC offensive player of the week twice with the Jets last year, and now he’s earned the award twice as a Viking.

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  1. Twiz says: Nov 3, 2009 7:25 PM

    and for the Packer fans…….
    The hits just keep on coming!

  2. SFrancis1680 says: Nov 3, 2009 7:26 PM

    SHOCKING, let me know when he wins another SUPER BOWL

  3. Fan_Of_ Four says: Nov 3, 2009 7:29 PM

    I hope Teddy Thompson is reading this. I’m sure he remembers Brett, you know the guy that was the QB the last time you had a winning season, the guy that took you to the NFC Title Game.
    LMAO….life is sweeet.

  4. Tomb says: Nov 3, 2009 7:29 PM

    Man I love this year of football!
    I wonder if Ted Thompson is happy for Favre.

  5. Samuel L. Bronkowitz says: Nov 3, 2009 7:35 PM

    Peter King and John Madden line up to rub his groin while Chilly puts on his cross-dressing best for the “after-party”…

  6. irishgary says: Nov 3, 2009 7:39 PM

    oh all the Queens will have a coming out party tonight!!!!
    They have their drama queen!!!!!

  7. PatricktheDookie says: Nov 3, 2009 7:40 PM

    Can’t argue against their selection…

  8. slipkid says: Nov 3, 2009 7:46 PM

    lets see the old man in december. outside.

  9. JaredAllen69 says: Nov 3, 2009 7:47 PM

    Congratulation Brett, courtesy of Bob Nelson.

  10. MN FAVRE says: Nov 3, 2009 7:55 PM

    This is my FIRST EVER response on year! OUr WISCONSIN license plate (ordered it in JUNE) says MN FAVRE!!! We are LOVING THIS PAST 4 weeks! We live in WISCONSIN and LOVE BRETT FAVRE! Do you FINALLY GET IT TED THOMPSON FANS? My son and I drove a 686-mile round trip to Minnesota to see ROUND ONE and the fans LOVED our “MN FAVRE” LICENSE PLATES (we held them up at game)!
    Too bad they didn’t allow our sign – it was too big: 2 Tickets: $650., MN Favre License Plates: $90. Watching FAVRE “SCHISM” T.T. : PRICELESS!!!
    Do you FINALLY get it Packer fans, FAVRE (176-101) FANS do NOT hate A-Rodg (10-13), we hate the LACK of Talent T.T. surrounds his franchise quarterbacks with! While T.T. was GM, Vikings signed free agent guard Steve Hutchinson, TRADED the 17th pick in draft for Jared Allen, DRAFTED Adrian Peterson, DRAFTED Percy Harvin and SIGNED BRETT FAVRE! Here’s predicting ALL 5 WILL MAKE THE PRO BOWL & Favre either A) Retires after going to Super Bowl or B) Comes back for
    1)300th consecutive regular season start
    2)20th year 3) 500th T.D. and 4) 70,000 yards in his final year NEXT YEAR!
    Hey, T.T. your YOUNGEST TEAM in NFL for 4 straight years DOES accomplish something, a YOUNG TEAM well under the Salary Cap for you SUCCESSOR in 2011! We’re NOT coming back as fans until Brett retires AND T.T. is gone!

  11. Jose Reyes says: Nov 3, 2009 7:59 PM

    Is it bad that I can tell it’s not Florio writing this article by simply reading the headline? Actually, don’t answer that, I feel bad enough as it is.

  12. kjack58 says: Nov 3, 2009 8:00 PM

    Come on Florio, where’s all your Favre hatin’ now?
    Why don’t you talk about how Favre manufactured an injury so he’d have an excuse if he played poorly?
    You don’t know football!!!
    If you did, you’d know Favre has never made an excuse for bad play. In fact, not even for his vicodin addiction.
    So please, if you have to hate Favre, at least respect the way he plays the game.
    Favre brings traffic to your site. and the more controversial the better for you. But your credibility suffers everytime you write such stupid speculation.
    You’re an opportunist, When bashing Favre brings in web hits, then bash Favre. When gagging yourself about Favre when your’re so wrong about him, then that’s what you do.
    You certainly have some sheep in your convenient Favre bashing, but your way is very hacky!

  13. jamesz23 says: Nov 3, 2009 8:02 PM

    Yeah not since that Seattle playoff victory in Jan. 08 when Favre was throwing snowballs at Driver was it fun to be a Packer fan. Its been a very tough year & a half, very tough. Not too many fans have had to experience what it feels like to see your hero playing for a hated rival & have him beat you twice – the only thing you can compare it to is losing a Super Bowl.
    Than we actually have a nice young QB, but an offensive line that truly is swiss cheese.

  14. Osterhouse says: Nov 3, 2009 8:13 PM

    Packer fan tears are the most delicious of them all…even more delicious than 18-1 Patriot fan tears.

  15. csaber2007 says: Nov 3, 2009 8:18 PM

    Twiz says: November 3, 2009 7:25 PM
    and for the Packer fans…….
    The hits just keep on coming!

    Hate to burst your bubble squirt, but a lot of us have put the game behind us.
    Would be shame if hillbilly repeats last year’s performance in the 2nd half.

  16. stetai says: Nov 3, 2009 8:24 PM

    He deserves to be mid-season MVP. Not only are his numbers great, but who has most directly added wins to their team other than Brett?
    He’s only been a Viking for like two and a half months, and look what he’s done.
    Can you believe that, he’s only been a Viking less than 3 months and he’s turned the entire league upside down!

  17. Fan_Of_ Four says: Nov 3, 2009 8:34 PM

    Rock on MN FAVRE !!!!!

  18. downsouth49er says: Nov 3, 2009 8:37 PM

    Wow what a shocker!! Everything this year is about favre the fag. Who cares? The funny thing is these dumb vikings fans who are going nuts over the guy, don’t realise that their team can’t and won’t be the saints, giants or eagles…and favre is just a instant fix to a much more serious problem. Didn’t know the vikings had so many fans when the qb position was dependant upon tavaris and sage…BANDWAGON FANS!!!!

  19. csaber2007 says: Nov 3, 2009 8:38 PM

    Fan_Of_ Four says: November 3, 2009 7:29 PM
    I hope Teddy Thompson is reading this. I’m sure he remembers Brett, you know the guy that was the QB the last time you had a winning season, the guy that took you to the NFC Title Game.

    Oh, fan of football, you dragqueen…Brett was never coming back after that game. He looked like a tired old man who didn’t want to play in the cold anymore and he didn’t have Mike Sherman anymore running the team and he hated that. He wanted someone like that he could walk all over.

  20. PervyHarvin says: Nov 3, 2009 8:42 PM

    Hi Brett. This is Ted Thompson. In celebration of your 2 ass kickings of my team and now player of the week,I have dedicated a song from me to you.
    “The Way Pack Were ” by Ted Thompson sung to the Barbara Streisand Way We Were
    Favre memories
    Haunt my old simple mind
    Great gunslinger memories
    Of the team we were
    Scattered pictures
    Of championships left behind
    Ass slaps we gave one another
    back when we were good
    Can it be I was so simple then
    Or has Chilly rewritten Father Time
    Can I have you back dear Brett
    My stinking job is on the line
    Aaron faces the laughter…
    As we remember…..
    Oh how we remember…….
    When the Pack was sorta good

  21. thehoodedone says: Nov 3, 2009 8:44 PM

    Rex Gossman rode Hester and a good D all the way to a Superbowl appearance. No reason an old man can’t do it as well. Rexy even notched a few player of the week honours himself.

  22. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Nov 3, 2009 8:47 PM

    Farves a Douche!

  23. Occam says: Nov 3, 2009 9:00 PM

    “…..their team can’t and won’t be the saints, giants or eagles…and favre is just a instant fix to a much more serious problem.”
    So, Farve fixed the problem instantly?
    You might want to think about giving the 3rd grade another try.

  24. Fan_Of_ Four says: Nov 3, 2009 9:07 PM

    One of the pundits mentioned that Teddy Thompson’s worst dream just came true. What could be worse than having Favre come back and spank you twice ? Imagine the load Teddy Will dump in his shorts when Favre leads the vikings to the super Bowl ?
    Without a doubt that would be the best story in sports in decades.

  25. WHO DEYvid says: Nov 3, 2009 9:17 PM

    Love it MN FAVRE!
    Grossman will be back too! He just needs a shot… Chicago offensive scheme sucks… as do most of the players who were around him (and by around him, I mean the offensive lineman who were laying around him on the ground yelling “watch out Rex” as the defenders bowled over them)

  26. irishgary says: Nov 3, 2009 9:37 PM

    drama queen was MVP the first half of last year too.
    Queens don’t win superbowls and this year they won’t even get to one.
    You had a better chance with pepper and moss.

  27. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 3, 2009 9:42 PM

    Fan_Of_Four –
    And if Pharv and Queens dont make the bowl? Then what? Will anyone honestly look back and care about this season? All the cute little fair weather Queens fans will have all off season to wonder about who their QB will be next season….and their stadium…and coach.
    This year or bust.
    Good luck, Queens.

  28. Fan of Football says: Nov 3, 2009 9:47 PM

    Has Ted Thompson submitted his resignation letter yet?

  29. Gordon Tremeshko says: Nov 3, 2009 9:49 PM

    I’m fairly new to PFT. Maybe some of you old timers like PervyHarvin or even reasonable Packer’s fans like Beer Cheese can help me out. What do you guys generally do when you come across inarticulate and infantile posts like the one posted above by downsouth49er?
    I am assuming you just ignore them and focus your energy on making real points or cogent arguments supporting your view. However, I sometimes find it difficult to just let comments that inane just slide by without responding, especially when they end in an attention getting flurry of all caps. Thanks for your help.
    By the way downsouth49er, assuming that you were raised in the United States (and not by a pack of inbred dogs, which is most likely the case), you should realize that realize is spelled with a Z in this country, and not with an S.

  30. csaber2007 says: Nov 3, 2009 10:06 PM

    “Fan_Of_ Four says: November 3, 2009 9:07 PM
    One of the pundits mentioned that Teddy Thompson’s worst dream just came true.”
    Which pundits? Name them…and by the way the HTML tags suck here…they don’t work.

  31. marshall70 says: Nov 3, 2009 10:10 PM

    I’m ok with the Vikings not winning the Super bowl this year if it turns out they don’t. What happened Sunday is good enough for me. I’m a simple person and don’t need glitz and fancy things. Favre going back to GB as a Viking and beating them is enough for me. The simple things in life are the best. You can have your old past championship GB fans. Enjoy them. I just know I enjoyed the spectacle of what when on in GB last Sunday. In the trophy room of my mind Sunday November 1st 2009 is proudly displayed next to Monday October 5th 1998.

  32. MasterShake says: Nov 3, 2009 10:10 PM

    Gordon Tremeshko says:
    November 3, 2009 9:49 PM
    You pretty much covered it by your response. Welcome to PFT! You will fit in well.

  33. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 3, 2009 10:24 PM

    Marshall70 –
    That was comical…
    Enjoy your regular season wins (as thats all Vikings fans have to cherish anyway)
    Us Packer fans will enjoy 1966, 1967 and 1996 SB wins.

  34. PervyHarvin says: Nov 3, 2009 10:40 PM

    @ Gordon- LOL Old timer? I’m a month in here and 41. You know,take it how you want. I tend to take posts like downsouth69withtheirmom inbreds and let them have it ! It feels good.Deliverance should only be a movie,but sadly you will see,it is real.If you hammer the tools,maybe,just maybe….they will crawl back to the hole they came from. Welcome to the zoo!

  35. Deb says: Nov 3, 2009 10:42 PM

    @Gordon Tremeshko … You seem to be such a gentleman. What a pitch-perfect way to deal with someone so “infantile.” Kudos.
    @Pervy … Love that song :-)
    @MN Favre … You’ve summed it up well. I’m not a Vikes or Pack fan (Steelers for me) and can’t help feeling bad for Rodgers. But it does seem like many Pack fans are blaming Favre for screwups made by the suits. Can’t blame the gunslinger for wanting to prove he still has it. And so far, he sure has :-)

  36. mborz says: Nov 3, 2009 10:43 PM

    @Gordon Tremeshko: Unfortunately, infantile comments far outnumber anything else here. It goes with the territory on just about any internet message board, but here, the noise/signal ratio has been steadily getting worse.
    It’s a shame so many posters here are such homers that they can’t even enjoy anything but their own team winning.
    I’m a Steelers fan, and tend to watch more AFC than NFC, but I watched every snap of both Packers/Vikings matchups this year. I don’t care much for the Favre drama during the off season, but I do enjoy watching him play, and he has played well so far this season – very well in fact. I also have to admit that had it not been for all of the off season drama, both matchups wouldn’t have been nearly as interesting.

  37. EndOfStory says: Nov 3, 2009 10:56 PM

    This is so sweet. Brett Favre slapped the cheese right off Florio’s cracker!
    Poor Favre hating Florio. Wish he would have had to write this article. . . . lmao

  38. csaber2007 says: Nov 3, 2009 11:10 PM

    “But it does seem like many Pack fans are blaming Favre for screwups made by the suits. ”
    If you knew the truth, you’d boo him too…but no, like most of the front runners out there (gawd and you Viqueens fans out here are a the biggest ones of all), you swallow the whole “aw-shucks” routine hook, line and sinker.

  39. Gordon Tremeshko says: Nov 3, 2009 11:10 PM

    @Mastershake: Thanks.
    @ PervyHarvin: Sorry. I didn’t mean to imply that you were old. You just post so frequently that I thought that maybe you were retired. :)
    @Deb: Thanks. (Although I am really not. Just ask my wife).
    @mborz: Thanks. You Steelers fans are really well represented on this board.

  40. PervyHarvin says: Nov 3, 2009 11:11 PM

    downsouth49er says:
    November 3, 2009 8:37 PM
    Wow what a shocker!! Everything this year is about favre the fag. Who cares? The funny thing is these dumb vikings fans who are going nuts over the guy, don’t realise that their team can’t and won’t be the saints, giants or eagles…and favre is just a instant fix to a much more serious problem. Didn’t know the vikings had so many fans when the qb position was dependant upon tavaris and sage…BANDWAGON FANS!!!!
    ————————————————–
    Sorry,I can’t let you slide. For being a bastard with no manners, and not a dook of an idea how to comport yourself public-wise, O my inbred puke. Get that toothless mug out of the cabin and search for Ned Beatty. He may squeel for you tool and may even bear that pretty mouth you seek. But don’t f@ck with the Vikings,Favre or our fans. We are way out of yo’ league. Enjoy the pain of 14-2 cupcake.

  41. CheechHarvin says: Nov 3, 2009 11:21 PM

    Oh Brett, thank you for coming over to Minnesota. I have dedicated this song to you:
    Our God is an awesome God, he reigns from Heaven above, with wisdom, power and love, our God is an awesome God.

  42. Satanic Hell Creature says: Nov 3, 2009 11:23 PM

    LBPACKFAN says:
    November 3, 2009 10:24 PM
    Marshall70 –
    That was comical…
    Enjoy your regular season wins (as thats all Vikings fans have to cherish anyway)
    Us Packer fans will enjoy 1966, 1967 and 1996 SB wins.
    _________________________________This makes me think of a great quote;
    “Only fools and cowards live in the past”
    makes you wonder wich one of the two catagories you just placed every Packer fan into. Myself, I like to live for today and tomorrow.

  43. downsouth49er says: Nov 3, 2009 11:32 PM

    PervyHarvin says:
    November 3, 2009 11:11 PM
    “Sorry,I can’t let you slide. For being a bastard with no manners, and not a dook of an idea how to comport yourself public-wise, O my inbred puke. Get that toothless mug out of the cabin and search for Ned Beatty. He may squeel for you tool and may even bear that pretty mouth you seek. But don’t f@ck with the Vikings,Favre or our fans. We are way out of yo’ league. Enjoy the pain of 14-2 cupcake.”
    What the hell are you saying? Who is Ned Beatty? And if you are satisfied with a 14-2 finish then so be it. I would hope for a 17-2 record(which would include winning the superbowl) dumba**

  44. alphamail says: Nov 3, 2009 11:38 PM

    “I’m ok with the Vikings not winning the Super bowl this year if it turns out they don’t. What happened Sunday is good enough for me. I’m a simple person and don’t need glitz and fancy things. Favre going back to GB as a Viking and beating them is enough for me. The simple things in life are the best. You can have your old past championship GB fans. Enjoy them. I just know I enjoyed the spectacle of what when on in GB last Sunday. In the trophy room of my mind Sunday November 1st 2009 is proudly displayed next to Monday October 5th 1998. ”
    ___
    There’s your average Viking fan – content with a random regular season victory, indifferent to actually winning a championship. Probably the 0-4 thing. October 5th, 1998….oh yeah, that was on the way to the NFC Title Game vs. Atlanta, wasn’t it? Glad you enjoy your little victories.
    I’m sure Packer fans are hurting this week; maybe they’ll think about their 12 NFL titles and feel a little better.

  45. JaredAllen69 says: Nov 4, 2009 12:13 AM

    # irishgary says: November 3, 2009 9:37 PM
    drama queen was MVP the first half of last year too.
    Queens don’t win superbowls and this year they won’t even get to one.
    You had a better chance with pepper and moss.
    ***********************************************
    Better chance with Fumblepepper as qb? Now I know why you call yourself irishgary. You hit the sauce too hard.

  46. JaredAllen69 says: Nov 4, 2009 12:15 AM

    LBPACKFAN says: November 3, 2009 10:24 PM
    Marshall70 –
    That was comical…
    Enjoy your regular season wins (as thats all Vikings fans have to cherish anyway)
    Us Packer fans will enjoy 1966, 1967 and 1996 SB wins.
    ***********************************************
    What have the Fudge done for you lately? What will they do in the future? Nothing. Enjoy your memories, because your team has no future.

  47. PerryMason says: Nov 4, 2009 12:20 AM

    LBPACKFAN says: November 3, 2009 9:42 PM
    Fan_Of_Four –
    And if Pharv and Queens dont make the bowl? Then what? Will anyone honestly look back and care about this season?
    All of us will. This was the year Brett Favre and the Vikings turned Packer fans into psycho-b!*%h jealous ex wives.
    Just like we all remember when Randy Moss’ fake moon turned Packer fans into histrionic old ladies.

  48. Hugh says: Nov 4, 2009 12:29 AM

    It’s funny how the Green Bay fans use to always say “But we have # 4, Brett Favre! You can’t beat us!” And now they want to hang him.
    Personally, I’m tired of him and his prima dona actions. I don’t wish him harm, but wish him failure.

  49. Canyonero says: Nov 4, 2009 12:36 AM

    Well, it wasn’t going to be Eli Manning..

  50. Twiz says: Nov 4, 2009 12:41 AM

    @EndOfStory says: November 3, 2009 10:56 PM
    This is so sweet. Brett Favre slapped the cheese right off Florio’s cracker!
    Poor Favre hating Florio. Wish he would have had to write this article. . . . lmao
    ________________________________
    Lord Florio couldn’t have written this blog even if he wanted to. He doesn’t have the ability!

  51. PerryMason says: Nov 4, 2009 12:47 AM

    Us Packer fans will enjoy 1966, 1967 and 1996 SB wins.
    That’s so last century

  52. MN FAVRE says: Nov 4, 2009 1:10 AM

    As our sign said when my 18-year-old son (who was in the womb when Favre was drafted in 1991) & I travelled a 686-miles roundtrip from SE Wisconsin for the Oct.5 ROUND ONE at MN):
    *2 Tickets: $650.
    *MN FAVRE License plates: $90.
    *Watching Favre “Schism” T.T.: PRICELESS!

  53. erikleif says: Nov 4, 2009 2:40 AM

    porker fans were voted most offensive smelling you farm boys are on a roll – time to slop the hogs again

  54. J says: Nov 4, 2009 3:51 AM

    Put’er in the ol’ vice Brett

  55. csaber2007 says: Nov 4, 2009 7:15 AM

    “What have the Fudge done for you lately? What will they do in the future? Nothing. Enjoy your memories, because your team has no future.”
    Bwahaha…yes, those Queens have done SO much lately.
    Just remember you felching Queens fans…Favre might have another 2nd half like last year.

  56. PervyHarvin says: Nov 4, 2009 7:42 AM

    @ Gordon Tremeshko- LOL No worries mo chara. . You are partially right, retired once at 36. Hard not to go to this site in football season,addicting.As footballrulz says ” it’s worse than crack” LOL

  57. Chickenfoot says: Nov 4, 2009 8:50 AM

    You know, i was just gonna let the week go by and not post anything and let the game speak for itself.
    csaber just happened to piss me off though.
    You’d think after getting swept and losing both games handily, you’d STFU!!
    Nah that isn’t ” your average packer fan “.
    Youre average Packer fan will beat his chest about his team , even in the face of resounding defeat. If their teams sucks like this year, then it’s let’s look at trophies.
    Here’s a hint csaber, if you haven’t done it in the last 5 years, who cares?
    Most of you Packer fans are crapping your didies right now in fear of how well the Vikies are doing?
    What will you do IF Favre leads them to a Super bowl win?
    I know what the lame arguement will be because you are all so predictable, we have 3, you have 1, or you’ll “claim ” all those ancient championships when it was the Pack and the Bears and 4 other teams.
    Most fans will just take their medicine when they lose, not you Pack fans, some of you idiots are still talking playoffs?
    Have you looked at the schedule? Have you seen your OLine play?
    Yep ARod is good, but their is a reason you are 4-3, you are an average team.
    So csaber, it’s best that you keep your mouth shut, I wass nice this time, but I’ve chasedpeople like you off these boards before, and I will do it again.
    STFU. you lost get over it and hope for an 8-8 record.
    Pervy and my Vikes brothers…..just when I thought I was out, I got reeled back in.
    Beer/ rulz…again not directed at you guys, hope the Pack gets better, but won’t til Teddy Teabag is gone.
    Super I’ll debate with you offline.
    Heed my warning csaber. It won’t be pretty if you don’t.
    It’s only 7;45 and we have our asshat of the day already! congrats csaber

  58. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 4, 2009 9:42 AM

    Deb says:
    November 3, 2009 10:42 PM
    @MN Favre … You’ve summed it up well. I’m not a Vikes or Pack fan (Steelers for me) and can’t help feeling bad for Rodgers. But it does seem like many Pack fans are blaming Favre for screwups made by the suits. Can’t blame the gunslinger for wanting to prove he still has it. And so far, he sure has :-)
    ——————————
    Does anyone honestly believe Ted Thompson watched Favre’s performance in 2007 and believed Favre was washed up? His arm was as alive as ever. He played within the system almost the entire year. They were within a few plays of making it to the Super Bowl. As fans we knew Favre still had what it took to win NFL games. Thompson knew it too.
    Thompson’s trade of Favre had zero to do with his ability, and Favre’s revenge has nothing to do with how he was actually handled. The trade happened because they had already given the job to Rodgers months earlier (after the first retirement) and Favre was unwilling to come back and do any of the things required of him: attend offseason practices, get in sync with his receivers and actually work to get his job back.
    And Favre’s revenge is something he dreamed up himself. He doesn’t like Thompson because Thompson refused to turn his job over to Favre. He didn’t follow Favre’s advice regarding Moss or Mariucci. Favre worked his way out of town, probably under the assumption that he’d be released and free to sign with any team. He motivates himself by convincing himself he was pushed out, that Packers management didn’t believe in him. It’s all BS. He can believe whatever he wants, but it doesn’t make it true.

  59. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 4, 2009 10:00 AM

    Chickenfoot –
    I am a huge Packer fan and I am not crapping my pants. I was a Favre doubter in the preseason…why wouldn’t I be? I actually felt bad for the guy…look how horrible he was down the stretch last year. It was sad to see. I believed he would make the Vikings worse. I was wrong.
    This year, the dude is simply amazing. Credit where credit is due. Congrats to Vikes fans…it’s been a hell of a year.
    Whats annoying is the “Ted Thompson this and Mike McCarthy that”. What does Favre leaving have anything to do with the Packers horrible play? Its annoying and I think thats what sets Pack fans off…hearing Vikes fans and whoever yap about it. Lets not forget the Pack were 4-12 in 2005…adios Mike Sherman…in come TT (in 2005) and McCarthy (2006) and went 13-3 two years later and a Brett Favre INT away from the Super Bowl.
    Joe Montana beat the 49ers after he left San Francisco. What did the Chiefs do? Nothing. 49ers ended up winning the Super Bowl a year or two later.
    Oh well, I will just continue to entertain myself by reading comments like the one from jaredallen69 about my team having no future. Really? Is my team in talks of possibly moving to Los Angeles? That was pretty amusing. No future. HA.

  60. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 4, 2009 10:16 AM

    Oh, and one other thing. Congrats to Favre on his performance. I probably would’ve given the award to someone else, but Favre earned it and that no one can deny.

  61. Chickenfoot says: Nov 4, 2009 10:22 AM

    Adam:
    I’ll give you that Thompson wasn’t dumb enough to think he was washed up.
    He was dumb enough though to think he was better off w/o Favre. he did the same thing in Seattle. He wants to win with his players to satisfy his ego.
    As Supersuckers will erroneously try to tell you, he did not build a Super bowl team in Seattle.
    He did lay a foundation, but, Ruskell brought in the players needed to push that team over the top. It’s documented and fact.
    Favre didn’t have to do any of the things you described with the Vikes, did he? Not playing to badly either.
    Why’d TT have to know in March anyway?
    The draft? His draft plan is BPA( although i doubt he knows talent as well as he thinks he does). Wasn’t affecting that A Rod had at least another year left, after that, he could have been franchised….he wasn’t going anywhere.
    I say, whatever is motivating him, good for him.
    It brought the Vikes to 7-1 this year and he’s playing some of his best ball.
    None of us know what was said between them.
    I think someday it will come out, but, as of now, it is only speculation on everyone’s part. The only people that know are within the Packers orginization.
    Favree wanted certain players there and as a veteran QB, deserved to have his voice heard.
    You or I don’t know that he demanded anything, that is media driven BS and more speculation
    You can believe whatever YOU want, that doesn’t make it true either.
    As of right now, looks like Favre was right and TT was wrong. Aging corners, horrible Oline.
    No discipline whatsoever.
    Looks like an 8-8 team to me.

  62. Chickenfoot says: Nov 4, 2009 10:26 AM

    LB,
    That’s why I put most in there, not all of you,
    I think TT is a sub .500 record this year away from being shown the door.
    The talent across the board isn’t there for the packers, not comparable to the niners.
    PS…Vikes aren’t going anywhere, and you shouldn’t want them to…for rivalry reasons
    PPS Thanks for the congrats on the 1st half of the season…that showed real class.

  63. purpleguy says: Nov 4, 2009 10:39 AM

    Come on guys, we all knew when the Vikes spanked the Pack these two games that the almost uniform cheeser response would be “we’ve won Super Bowls, you haven’t”. You’ve just got to give them a break now that they’ve realized they have a good, but nowhere near elite team. What else do they have to hang on to until they win the 4 game 2010 pre-season championship?

  64. Supersuckers says: Nov 4, 2009 11:14 AM

    I dream of a repeat version of 2004 only the other way around.

  65. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 4, 2009 12:13 PM

    Purpleguy –
    Yeah, we should probably give up and not care. We have nothing. We should forget about our history and not enjoy our super bowl victories.
    With that being said, what should the Vikings cherish? Hail mary win vs Niners? Miss kick from Ravens? I’m confused.
    By the way – you gonna scoop up the remaining tickets to the Vikes-Lions game? I hear there may be a blackout. Wow. In Wisconsin, we don’t know what that means.

  66. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 4, 2009 12:49 PM

    Tim Ruskell is the man responsible for the NFC championship season they had? OK. I can accept that. He’s done a great job there, hasn’t he? Seattle’s winning percentage since Ruskell arrived is .535. That’s how most of the Thompson detractors measure Thompson’s performance with the Packers, so I’ll use that same metric on Ruskell.
    And that .535 winning percentage includes a 13-3 season in 2005, due mostly to players acquired before Ruskell arrived. If you just take 2005 out of the equation, Ruskell’s winning percentage with the Seahawks declines to .454. They’ve won 6 of their last 23 games.
    Honestly, I don’t put a lot of stock in winning percentage as a means of measuring personnel moves. Because of the time it takes for players to develop and begin producing, it’s a very misleading way to measure performance. But if it’s good enough to measure Thompson it’s good enough to measure Ruskell, right?
    There’s no doubt Ruskell made some key moves in free agency prior to their NFC championship run in 2005. There’s also no doubt he had a good core of players to begin with.
    And I don’t know if I’d be trashing Thompson’s player evaluation skill, considering the Vikings liked his picks enough to throw tons of cash at one of them.
    The other thing that’s funny is that people bash Thompson for his ego. But the people who know the man say he doesn’t have one. Favre manipulated his way out of town, but it still took brass balls for Thompson to pull the trigger on that trade. And in the end, he was doing what he thought was best for the future of the Packers. So far, I agree.
    Again, I’m not taking the Teddy pills and I don’t praise every move he makes. He’s made some damn terrible draft picks and he needs to pull a rabbit out of his hat to fix this O-line. But in my opinion, the Favre trade was a good move.

  67. Supersuckers says: Nov 4, 2009 1:38 PM

    Adam,
    Again. Agreed. Couldn’t have said it better. Thompson (from people that know him) has ZERO ego and is so introverted its almost a fault for someone in his position. The uneducated meager fan such as ourselves and everyone else on here have no idea. The ones that make things up and hurl insults are worse then the know nothings that we are.

  68. Chickenfoot says: Nov 4, 2009 1:41 PM

    Adam:
    WTF? Did we just have a somewhat civil debate?
    Someone check hell and see if they are playing hockey! :)

  69. drsbaitso says: Nov 4, 2009 2:24 PM

    Adam – “Honestly, I don’t put a lot of stock in winning percentage as a means of measuring personnel moves.”
    Um.. that’s how I judge personnel moves. What other way is there?
    I agree technically you can’t take a small sample size, but that’s the only thing that matters.

  70. Chickenfoot says: Nov 4, 2009 2:59 PM

    Super:
    I sent you the website. Are you being obtuse on purpose?
    Ruskell jettisoned a lot of players and added quite a few.
    After a careful executive search the Seahawks settled on highly regarded personnel man Tim Ruskell as the new President of Football Operations on February 23, 2005. As a part of his roster overhall, Ruskell subsequently released or neglected to resign 6 players (Anthony Simmons, Chad Brown, Orlando Huff, Chike Okeafor, Rashad Moore and Cedric Woodard) who were starters on an underperforming defense during the 2004 season. Over the rest of the offseason and into training camp Ruskell signed a raft of free agents to replace departed players on both sides of the ball, emphasizing character and work ethic in his evaluations.
    Doesn’t sound to me like he put the” finishing touches” on TT’s team……
    3 starters were also added in the draft.
    He over turned approximately 1/3 of the roster!!!
    Give me a break, defend TT all you want, but let’s base it in facts, not wishful thinking, ok?

  71. Supersuckers says: Nov 4, 2009 3:11 PM

    We all know nothing about the NFL in reality. We should just watch the games on the TV copy that we get and leave it at that.

  72. danlinker says: Nov 4, 2009 4:37 PM

    Twiz, I know you’re digging this. Me too. Not only to hand them their asses twice in a row but for Favre to win that award twice after those games? Just too damned funny. Go Pack Go. (away)

  73. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 4, 2009 10:19 PM

    Chickenfoot says:
    November 4, 2009 1:41 PM
    Adam:
    WTF? Did we just have a somewhat civil debate?
    Someone check hell and see if they are playing hockey! :)
    —————————–
    I know. It was really odd. Let’s never do that again.

  74. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 4, 2009 10:25 PM

    drsbaitso says:
    November 4, 2009 2:24 PM
    Um.. that’s how I judge personnel moves. What other way is there?
    I agree technically you can’t take a small sample size, but that’s the only thing that matters.
    —————————–
    But with that method how can you separate the performance of the coaching staff from the quality of the players? Going solely by winning percentage assumes that the coaching staff is getting the most out of its players.
    I think a better way to measure GM effectiveness is to chart out how many draft picks/FA acquisitions are still in the league X years down the road.
    The problem is you have to wait awhile to find out about those draft picks.

  75. Chickenfoot says: Nov 5, 2009 4:46 PM

    Adam-Chris Scheftersen says:
    November 4, 2009 10:19 PM
    Chickenfoot says:
    November 4, 2009 1:41 PM
    Adam:
    WTF? Did we just have a somewhat civil debate?
    Someone check hell and see if they are playing hockey! :)
    —————————–
    I know. It was really odd. Let’s never do that again.
    =================================
    Agreed, I feel kind of dirty.

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