Favre says he wasn't guaranteeing anything

Brett Favre has been playing football long enough to know the potential impact of an opponent who gets a little too loose in the lips.

And so he’s now trying to throw water on the import of a potentially inflammatory comment he made a day ago.

“Honestly, I see us sitting here next week having
this press conference again,” Favre said during a Wednesday press conference.  “If that doesn’t happen, to
me, it will be a shock.”

Widely interpreted as a guarantee of sorts, Favre now insists that he was guaranteeing nothing.

“Well, first of all, I’m not guaranteeing anything
and the last thing I ever want to do is be bulletin board material,”
Favre said Thursday, according to Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  “Of course, I gave the Cowboys a ton of respect, as they
deserve.  They are playing outstanding.  That’s not B.S.  They are
playing, and I’m speaking NFC, as well if not the best, maybe in the
league.  San Diego, obviously, would argue that.  But I was not
guaranteeing.”

It might be too little and too late to prevent the Cowboys from being charged up to disrupt Favre’s plan to talk to reporters in advance of the NFC title game.  Dallas safety Gerald Sensabaugh already has responded, and the Cowboys already have proven the power of external motivation, given the way they’ve played since Tony Dungy of Football Night In America said they had “no chance” to beat the Saints.

Cowboys play-by-play announcer Brad Sham told Tim Brando of Sporting News Radio earlier this week that Dungy’s comments had a real impact on the Cowboys, who knocked off the Saints and haven’t lost a game since.

Whether Favre’s comments have a similar impact remains to be seen.

77 responses to “Favre says he wasn't guaranteeing anything

  1. Brett knows better than to incite any opponent — but that doesn’t necessarily stop him from doing so. But in the end, he has always spoken with his arm and playmaking abilities.

  2. MIKE….FLORIO…MIKE FLORIO…ENGOUH ALREADY! This was over with the first time you posted it, then again when you posted a Cowboy remark. ENOUGH. I know its a slow day at the office what with all the coach hirings/firings but just spare us with this crap ok?

  3. Favre said “Tomato.”
    Florio: Favre said “Cheeseburger.”
    It’s just not believable, Florio. We don’t believe you in your lies about what Favre said.

  4. I will actually agree with Ol queeny here. It was pretty weak as far as ” guarantee’s” go and I don’t think he meant disrespect, especially compared to ” we gone sting dat ace”( 34-14) or spitting in the Star before the big game. He said what a QB should say, we expect to win”.
    Having said that though, if he doesn’t do that, those words are going to be repeated to infinity and he knows this. He maybe better use it to motivate himself.

  5. I see what you’re saying Florio, the Cowboys probably weren’t going to play very hard in this playoff game but then Favre came along and said that he expects to be playing the following week. Now, the Cowboys feel insulted and will actually try to beat the Vikings. Why does the media feel so inclined to write about this $hit? It doesn’t matter what anybody says before the game, everyone is going to play their best football, that’s the bottom line.

  6. “Cowboys already have proven the power of external motivation, given the way they’ve played since Tony Dungy of Football Night In America said they had “no chance” to beat the Saints.”
    Didn’t know Dungy said this, I guess more proof as to why no one should listen to a word that comes out of his mouth.
    And Lord Florio, not one reader/commenter on this website thinks Favre guaranteed anything. That was you, Rosenthal and other media types trying to drum up some drama.

  7. Please, give it up!
    This is not news, he was talking confidently, what should he have said, Goodbye, we will lose Sunday so this is it?
    God your an idiot for printing this crap!

  8. Sensa”BRA”, needs to be run over by Adrian a couple times, that will enlighten him with the truth. The Vikings are the better team, particularly at home.
    Your goose is cooked, Cowboys.
    If you think Randy Moss lit you up on Turkey Day, think what FAVRE, PETERSON, and ALLEN will do.

  9. I would think Favre would be more interested in not throwing an INT in OT (twice in his last three playoff games) or avoid throwing 6 INT’s in the same playoff game, he if could just guarantee that it would be an improvement.
    The one guarantee I will make is the Biqueen fans will come out in force on this blog (probably because they don’t have to actually buy a ticket) to claim certain victory. If dilusional fans talking about winning a Superbowl could equate to actually winning one, the Vikings would have 30 by now with all the smack talk they’ve been hurling around. But alas, their trophy case is as empty as their boasts.

  10. Words are just that-words. When you compete at a high level,he says-she says don’t mean jack shit. Bulletin board and smack talk are used by the fans for hype more than the athlete. In boxing it is very common for both fighters to talk more crap than any sport around. When you go to the ring though,it’s the talent that wins,not pre fight hype talk. Notice it was Shram talking the impact of Dungy’s comments,not the players.Whether it’s Favre or Sensabaugh throwing some pre game juice,won’t matter. The best team will win on Sunday.

  11. As a ex packer fan I can now see how lame it was for all of us trailer park,cheap beer drinking,wife beating,welfare,cowtipping,homosexual,packerfans were.I am glad I have finaly seen the light.I know now everything looks better in purple.
    Even Vince Lombardi came to his senses and left the Packers.

  12. Thats a bunch of crap.When a team wins they tell you they were fired up from the comments,when they lose you don’t hear anything.The game will be won on the field and if a team needs extra motivation for this game,they shouldn’t be there…

  13. Big deal. He expects his team to win. What’s he supposed to say “I’d be surprised if we’re sitting here next Sunday?”
    JimmySmith: As a Viking fan, I’m far from claiming certain victory. Cowboys are playing well. Let the chips fall where they may and let the best team win on Sunday.
    Now go back into your little hole and shove your thumb back up your arse.

  14. Hey Jimmysmith,I see you missed my earlier messeges so I will repeat them.I am breaking up with you,It’s over,you’re abnormal physical love for animals and you’re constant masterbation and leaving you’re butt plugs all over the place was the last straw.

  15. BLAH BLAH BLAH…. Bottom Line the Vikes are coming out to defend their undefeated record at home and boost that 10-0 on turf this season to 11-0. Dallas you have had a couple of good weeks but heavy wears the crown! I hope the vikings are as fired up as the fans are! MISSION MIAMI! Skol! Vikings! Skol!

  16. Me thinks the Favre haters best hope they don’t rile HIM up. When that dude is focused and half pissed-off, there ain’t no better NFL QB – he’d walk over hot coals to prove a point.

  17. Reporting for Dummies
    NOT NEWS:
    Dog bites man
    “We expect to win”
    NEWS:
    Man bites dog
    “We expect to lose”

  18. JimmySmith, good to see you back since you were nowhere to be found last Sunday. Ummm, remind me again what happened last Sunday?

  19. Yea because before these statements were made the Cowboys were just gonna play hard in this enormously meaningful playoff game. Now they’re gonna play REALLY hard.

  20. JimmySmith says:
    January 14, 2010 8:05 PM
    I would think Favre would be more interested in not throwing an INT in OT (twice in his last three playoff games) or avoid throwing 6 INT’s in the same playoff game, he if could just guarantee that it would be an improvement.
    ============================
    At least he didn’t fumble and then all of a sudden think he was playing kickball.
    All after holding the ball for 4.5 seconds.
    Your Qb can’t play at crunchtime.
    He sure has pretty stats though.

  21. I read the entire interview and it was more Dallas ass kissing than anything else by Brett. Certainly you can focus on one response to a question asked but half the crap he said was just about how great the Cowboys are playing and all that crap.
    Reporters just get these huge boners when anything remotely close to a “guarantee” occurs.
    It is really sad that we have to make a story about implied guarantees. As if an actual stated guarantee by a player isn’t a dead horse to begin with now we need to invent more guarantees to beat on. Super lame. Just takes media time away from more interesting angles of the game.
    But the NFL is made into as much of a soap opera as anything else these days so whatever. It is what it is. Non-scripted WWE with pads and a little less steroids.

  22. he wasnt guaranteeing that the vikings would win, he was just saying that the vikings would win. HUGE difference.

  23. Dallas has no chance.
    Back to the billion dollar strip club to clean out their lockers come Monday morning.

  24. “Widely interpreted as a guarantee of sorts, Favre now insists that he was guaranteeing nothing.”
    Hey Florio:
    When does complete BS become an outright lie?
    Widely interpreted by whom?
    In a long string of ridiculously idiotic, completely false statements, you may have reached a new low! I’m sure you’ll top it shortly. What a tool!

  25. JimmySmith says: January 14, 2010 8:05 PM
    I would think Favre would be more interested in not throwing an INT in OT (twice in his last three playoff games) or avoid throwing 6 INT’s in the same playoff game, he if could just guarantee that it would be an improvement.
    Because Aaron “Choke” Rodgers sure as heck can’t guarantee that anymore.

  26. BiQueens? check. The empty trophy case? Check. Packer fans sitting at home crying the sad tears of failure? Check.

  27. “Your goose is cooked, Cowboys. ”
    ” your goose is cooked”? Seriously?
    What are you, a 1937 detective?

  28. Sensa”BRA”, needs to be run over by Adrian a couple times, that will enlighten him with the truth. The Vikings are the better team, particularly at home.
    Your goose is cooked, Cowboys.
    If you think Randy Moss lit you up on Turkey Day, think what FAVRE, PETERSON, and ALLEN will do.
    ————————————-
    Sensabaugh doesn’t get run over. He’s one of the best cover safeties in the league and he’s not afraid to knock the anyone either.
    Minnesota hasn’t played a defense like Dallas this year. They’re going to get roasted.

  29. It never ends. Making something out of nothing. I hope he’d be shocked if the Vikings lose. Everybody involved, should think they’re going to win, both the Vikings and Cowboys. What’s wrong with that? Didn’t you play sports? If you did, did you think you were going to lose? I bet your teammates appreciated that. I wouldn’t want a teammate that thought they were going to lose.

  30. If you need bulletin board material to get you to play up to your potential, then you have other issues.
    Now if you get personal with the other team then that’s another story.
    This is much ado about nothing.

  31. As has been remarked repeatedly, this was a non-story to begin with. You don’t suppose anyone else on either team said anything that made it sound like they expected to win do you?
    And now you continue this?
    Lame. No, really. Totally Lame.

  32. Story #3 by Florio on this non-story.
    I predicted a total of 12 stories of this non-story by Olbermann, I mean Florio, about this by kickoff on Sunday and I’m on par to be exactly right.
    Come on Florio, I say one more by midnight !

  33. Anybody ever notice how the “smack talk” and “guarantees” tend to fall in the same category as the Win or Loss in the end. If a team wins, “They were the more confidant team, and Brett’s such a great locker room force, and they all played better just to back him up.” but in a loss it’s “What a silly mistake to fire up an already hot Cowboys squad.”
    Listen, I don’t have a problem with it, but thats why you’re getting all this hate posting directed at you Mr. Florio. Is it warranted, No. Is this post ultimately going to go down in your own book of great PFT updates as a meaningless filler, Absolutely.
    However, you could do yourself a favor and write on Sunday evening about how the losing team played genuinely inspired football because of the Favre comment and in doing so, really buck the trend of just preaching about their impact with 20/20 hindsight.

  34. And there you have it…BRETT FAVRE once more resurfaces on Dick Florio’s site.
    If the Cowboys….a team that won there first playoff game in 11-12 years….needs something like this to “get fired up” in a Divisional game, they are in serious trouble.
    You want bulletin board material……go talk to Rex Ryan. Where is all the angst from Mr. Flo over this Dick. Oh yea….Rex don’t sell….Brett Favre IS the NFL and Mrs. Florio knows this.

  35. Favre,
    Let us take the heat for you.
    I, MNFANINAZ guarantee that the Vikings will absolutely embarrass the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 17th, 2010 @ Metrodome.
    We kicked the Sh*t out of the Baltimore Ravens (up 27 – 10 in the 4th quarter) and the Ravens are a better team than the ‘Boys. This game is going to be a rude awakening for the idiots at ESPN (you know, every idiot that picked the Packers to win) and all the rest of you Cowboy swallowers.
    The Vikings will kill Dallas… you heard it from me, Thee MNFANINAZ!

  36. Well said RPH, now don’t cry on Mon. when Brett says he’ll need some time to figure out if he wants to come back..
    Dallas Cowboys 4
    Brett Favre 0

  37. JimmySmith says: January 14, 2010 8:05 PM
    I would think Favre would be more interested in not throwing an INT in OT (twice in his last three playoff games) or avoid throwing 6 INT’s in the same playoff game, he if could just guarantee that it would be an improvement.
    __________
    Haven’t you heard? All that choking stuff was transferred over to your new boy, Fumbalina.
    In fact there’s a new song about Gay-Rod, it goes:
    Ball on the ground. Ball on the ground.
    Lookin’ like a fool with the ball on the ground

  38. “Widely interpreted as a guarantee of sorts, Favre now insists that he was guaranteeing nothing.”……the only two people i know who “widely interpreted” BF’s remarks were one Florio and someone named No-sense-baugh. Florio went from a respected reporter to a qualified Enquirer reporter. …….all BF said was what any damn player would say and that was speak with a level of confidence. If Florio keeps up this type of B.S., I will join others who have left his PFT……he tries to yell fire when there isn’t even smoke…grow up Florio. Lawyers are notorious for putting words in people’s mouths and Florio is further proof of that.

  39. Wow what a non story. If it takes a qb saying that he will be shocked if they lose to fire up the other team, why the hell do I watch this game or look at this site?
    Florio is a puss, has a good site but he is a total puss. That is why he gets so fired up about the things that most men laugh about.
    Keep up the great work in between being a puss!

  40. LBPACKFAN says:
    January 14, 2010 7:59 PM
    Bretts a pussy.
    Go Cowboys!
    ————————————————
    LBPACKFAG is a pussy, packers are home, hahahahahaha
    Go Vikings!!

  41. Our Favre-ther who art in Minnesota
    hallowed be thy name.
    Thy bowl will come,
    it will be won,
    In Miami as it is in the Dome.
    Give us this Sunday, Our weekly win.
    Give us touchdown passes,
    but do not let others pass against us.
    Lead us not into frustration,
    but deliver us to the Super Bowl.
    For thine…..is the MVP,
    the best of the NFC,
    and the glory of the Purple People Eaters now and forever.
    Skolmen!

  42. ” Widely interpreted as a guarantee of sorts ”
    Only the writer of the original article and a few other idiots feel this was a big deal.
    Not Widely interpreted as a guarantee of sorts.

  43. NEWSFLASH….It has been widely interpreted that Florio is a hack that should be posting for the National Enquirer. I wonder what Florio would’ve “spun” if Favre would’ve said, “well the cowboys are a good team and i’m not sure we belong on the same field as them”……

  44. jeffragnarchicken says:
    January 14, 2010 8:22 PM
    At least he didn’t fumble and then all of a sudden think he was playing kickball.
    All after holding the ball for 4.5 seconds.
    Your Qb can’t play at crunchtime.
    He sure has pretty stats though.
    **************************************************************************************nah all he ever did was…cheat on his wife(and go to rehab….and sell out his best friend…and bully the other Qb’s on his team…and undermine his WR’s contract demands…and dress in a seperate room than his teammates…and pander to the media…and have an injury out of nowhere… and bust his coach in public…and lead ALL THOSE QB’S in league history in INT’S

  45. Bretts an Iron Man!I bet him and my boy JA could rope the dickens out of old skinny lip cowboy,I aint talking bout no getthe gimp stuff either,thats for the fudge,Pack are done thing of the past mark it!

  46. After watching this guy for 16 years…I know he WILL blow it in the playoffs, be this weekend or be next weekend, it will definitely happen. People talk about how great he is…can someone tell me how many Super Bowls he made it to WITHOUT Reggie White on his team? These stats are pulled from another article:
    “Since beating the 49ers in the 1997 NFC championship game, Favre has gone an ugly 3-7 in the playoffs. His passer rating over his past 12 playoff games is a less-than-sterling 77.8.”
    Why would anyone think this year will be different? Let’s not forget two throws in OT playoff games that not even a Pee Wee league Football player would make. 6 INTs in another??? Are you kidding me? In a playoff game? We all know the ‘Queens’ are one the of the biggest franchise chokers in any sport come playoff time each and every year. Brett Favre is one of the most pompous and arrogant athletes in history. He hides this by sounding humble, trying to make us believe he doesn’t know how he makes the great plays that he does, but he is just as bad as Terrell Owens. He has made almost as many moronic, idiotic plays in his career as great plays. I saw almost every single game in his Packer career and needless to say I am more than confident that by the time his career is over, Aaron Rodgers will have more Super Bowl titles than Brett Favre. Trent Dilfer has won as many titles as Brett, Brad Johnson has won as many as Brett, Mark Rypien…should I keep going? If he would’ve played smart like he is this season with the Vikings he would have more titles, but the bottom line is that he is too damn arrogant to take the easy passes. I CAN NOT WAIT for the Vikings to lose, as I said be it this week or next week, it will happen. They will NOT be in the Super Bowl.

  47. All drama and no substance. I love it when the slightest thing makes the media orgasm over it.
    Vikes in the dome are 8-0 with the towelboys visiting. If Brett was younger he would go Namath and book it but today classy enough to leave room realizing upset could be possible.

  48. Johnnyb612 says:
    January 14, 2010 11:49 PM
    Pervy has sex with animals.
    ————————————————–
    With a name like Johnny,we know who you have sex with. Homo.

  49. Florio, you’re terrible. It really amazes me how you don’t learn, or realize what a terrible journalist you are.
    if a Viking peeps a word, it’s posted. you do that win NO other team

  50. Florio…STFU, please. Go join the Inquirer or The Globe if you intend want to write this drivel.
    “Too little too late…”…seriously?!

  51. So…what Brett is saying is that he’s guaranteeing he didn’t guarantee anything. Sounds like class Brittney Favre to me.

  52. Pervy,
    I have sex with many beautiful women much like my brotha, Johnny Depp. You’re the one whose had his mouth all over Bretts crotch all season. I think you need to come up for some air, buddy.

  53. paktguru…enjoy the game…the VIKINGS/ COWBOYS game, of course.
    Brittney Favre…LMFAO!!!! Man that is funny!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!
    ***Ass Clown…LOL!!!

  54. Johnnyb612 says:
    January 15, 2010 10:25 AM
    Pervy,
    I have sex with many beautiful women much like my brotha, Johnny Depp
    ————————————————–
    Johnny Dip is a fag. So are you. ByeBye!

  55. Wow, can’t believe all the viking fans on here!
    The dopes on here saying Minn is clearly the better team and Dallas has no shot clearly doesn’t know the game.
    Fact: Dallas is red hot – winners of 4 tough games in a row. They won solidly against an undefeated team in their own building after no one believed they could, they shutout their most hated rival in their place, and posted two home back-to-back blowouts vs. another hated division opponent. All 3 phases are playing well, with possibly an exception for the FG kicker. He even contributed last week.
    Fact: Minn won their last game vs. the Giants who had already packed it in for the winter. Before that, they lost to Cutler (come on, really), and the week before was blown out of by an 8-8 Carolina team.
    Both teams have very good skill players on both sides. IMO, the Fav-re vs Dallas thing and the home field noise should play very little into it. Dallas is playing almost flawless and I would honestly be surprised if they didn’t win this game by more than 10 pts.
    Dallas 31
    Minn 17

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