Vikings oddly make their coaches lie about trio's whereabouts

We all know that NFL coaches often obstruct the truth when they move their lips, but it’s rare to see them do it as clumsily as the Vikings did Tuesday.

Especially when the Vikings had no reason to lie, other than out of habit.

After getting briefed by the team’s public relations staff, special teams coach Brian Murphy and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell spoke with the media after practice.  Murphy was asked if kicker Ryan Longwell was at practice.  (Longwell was one of three players that flew to Hattiesburg, MS on Monday night to help bring Brett Favre back.)

“We were kicking inside,” Murphy said, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Right, but was Longwell there?

“He was here. He was around.” 

Brad Childress wasn’t scheduled to speak, so he avoided the circus.  Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had a different story than Murphy.

“I came out here and [Brad Childress] told me he had the other guys inside.”

“Had they been here the entire time?” Bevell was asked.

“I was told that he had them inside,” Bevell said. “They were in the building. I came out to practice, coach said they were inside.”

It’s all rather silly.  What exactly are they trying to protect?  The Vikings should apologize to Bevell and Murphy for making them available to look so ridiculous.

107 responses to “Vikings oddly make their coaches lie about trio's whereabouts

  1. Vikings look ridiculous. What a surprise. You could cut and paste that every day on here, I’d imagine.

  2. Seven hours later and still no report on PFT about new research showing NFL players more likely to get Lou Gehrig’s disease as a result of concussions?
    What’s the deal?
    Are you guys protecting the NFL?

  3. Rule Number One About Brett Favre
    “You Don’t Talk about Brett Favre”
    Rule Number Two
    “You Don’t Talk about Brett Favre”
    Rule Number Three
    “You Don’t Talk about Brett Favre”
    Caveat: Unless he wants you to talk about him and the previous three rules are suspended.

  4. you should apologize to me for the 30 seconds i wasted reading this
    but in all seriousness, the vikings are absurd. brett favre is absurd. it’s like they’re competing to see who can be more absurd than the other. i wish favre would retire and the vikings would move to los angeles already.

  5. Do they really think they can hide stuff like that? Seriously?
    Ask anyone in Hollywood or Washington D.C. how much they can hide these days. The list is getting smaller and smaller every day!
    The public even knows about Tebow’s sex life (or lack of one). Nothing is sacred anymore.
    I hope they do apologize to those coaches for making them look like a$$es.

  6. If they didn’t lie the media would have ejaculated all over and who knows what type of story they would have made up. As far as I know there is no Amendment that states the media HAS to be told everything. Screw you guys! If you don’t like being “lied” to just stay home then.

  7. The Vikings should apologize to their players and fans for making them look ridiculous, what with the helmets, braids, purple colors, Zubaz, obnoxious plastic horns, etc.
    terrible team, terrible fans, terrible uniforms, terrible terrible terrible

  8. Way to be on the same page.
    Super Bowl, here they come…[rolls eyes]
    Notice how the camps for the Saints, Giants, and Packers were drama free? Those are your best bet, folks. Not the Vikequeens and their high school hallway b.s.

  9. Scumbaggery, thy name is Miniscrota.
    Yet again, disastevre looms on your horizon–you know it as well we do.
    So you can lie to us, but you can’t lie to yourselves.
    I gotta hand it to you:
    You purple horn-puffing fair-weather fairies wear that slime and dysfunction pretty well–always have.

  10. Groundhog day, 365 days later.
    What a pathetic and putrid organization. Fredo is not going to get you to the SB.
    Between fumbles, 12-men in the huddle and untimely interceptions, the Queens will never, ever make it anywhere close to the SB.
    Sad…Truly Sad. ENJOY!

  11. Maybe if everybody (media and know it all fans) left the Vikings alone they wouldn’t have to go through this facade. All you people need to cool it, Favre doesn’t and has never seeked the media out, they park at his house, go out to his H.S. workout with the H.S. team. No matter what Favre or the Vikings say they will be wrong and diva like in the eyes of the public-just let’em play football and judge “THOSE” results!

  12. Wait. Greg. Ask Florio if he thinks that they really went to Mississippi. Furthermore is Favre really in Minnesota. Is this yet another Favre ruse? OMG! OMG! OMG! You guys are killing it today.

  13. dabbflappy says:
    August 17, 2010 5:24 PM
    Seven hours later and still no report on PFT about new research showing NFL players more likely to get Lou Gehrig’s disease as a result of concussions?
    What’s the deal?
    Are you guys protecting the NFL?
    ———–
    Did you even read the freaking NY Times article? The point was that people we had previously thought had ALS (aka Gehrig’s disease), including the namesake himself, may not have actually had ALS, but rather were suffering serious post-concussion symptoms. So to flip that and say that NFL players are all of a sudden more at risk for ALS is to totally misunderstand the new research. This isn’t to mean to belittle the severity of concussions, but if your’re going to gripe repeatedly about something, get your ducks in a row first, please.

  14. Maybe they were trying to protect, you know, the media circus from setting up its tents before this all started to get in motion.
    You’d be stupid to think that they didn’t want to try and stave off a bit of this obviously oncoming tide.

  15. Going to love watching this joke of a franchise go 7-9 this year. That’s what SCHISM’s create, LOSERS!!

  16. “The Vikings should apologize to Bevell and Murphy for making them available to look so ridiculous.”
    Only to those delving so deep in the mundane details of the NFL that matter so very, very little in real life would find these guys ridiculous. Stop rooting in the garbage and let things happen PFT.

  17. As a non-Packer fan it amuses me as to why Minnesota backers would believe Green Bay folks are somehow “bitter” over Favre’s position in Minnesota. Seems to me Green Bay has an a) better QB; b) good leadership in place c) as good a short-term window of opportunity as the Vikings; d) a much, much better long-term window of opportunity.
    I just don’t get it. One or two seasons of this comical nonsense, sure to end the same way all Favre stories end…with a back-breaking interception…and Minnesotans believe people from Wisconsin are “bitter”? Does not compute in these parts.

  18. “Notice how the camps for the Saints, Giants, and Packers were drama free? Those are your best bet, folks.”
    and how’s that been working out for the packers since favre left? nothing more fun than being drama free, division titles free and playoff wins free i guess.

  19. Let the Haters hate..
    12-4 bitches
    33 and 7 Bitches
    NFC North Champs
    Lost in OT in NFC championship Game
    The reality is that the Vikes are a dangerous team with a real shot to win the superbowl..

  20. It’s called “Fishing for Idiots” and Chilly has a wall full of trophies. The good thing about the media is they have to report whatever stories they get – whether they’re true or not. And clearly football fans eat it all up.
    I bet they’re sitting around laughing at all you fish right now…
    Use your heads – was the Favre nonesense a distraction last year? Don’t be so gullible and short-sided. It’s all a game, and if anything it’s distracting the media and the fans from the real business at hand.

  21. No Deanna sightings this year.
    Yoko must be licking her chops at getting $10 million (just for this year).
    She should probably text a picture of her lawyers penis to him.

  22. Gregg, you are the one being silly! What’s the big freaking deal? Since when does anyone owe the media a straight answer! Get over yourself dude….I mean really…..after all the fairy tales you guys have posted!
    Me thinks it’s the pot calling the kettle black!

  23. Let’s just face it. The Vikings aren’t an elite training camp or preseason team. We saw it with the Loveboat. We saw it with Favre twice. This is a team that just doesn’t dominate camp like some others. They are the Lions of training camp.
    But come regular season they’ll be very good on Sundays. Man I’m excited. I knew he’d come back but it is still a relief to hear it from the horse’s mouth.
    And LOL at comments about how dysfunctional the organization is. Last year people said the same stuff. That is outside looking in stuff. This is a tight team that is typically very well prepared come sundays.

  24. Yeah, govikings27, haters be hatin be hating be haters. You know why people are being ‘haters’?
    It’s because your joke of an organization lets one player run the entire show. It’s a shame too, because the Vikings actually have some damn good football players but they are all overshadowed by the circus that Gramps brings with him.

  25. Kay Bee, this “joke of a franchise” made it to the NFC Championship last year. Don’t be stupid.

  26. Kay Bee says:
    August 17, 2010 5:50 PM
    What a joke of a franchise. Seriously, probably the biggest joke in the NFL.
    ———-
    The Packers are a joke of a franchise. Long gone are the days where they could actually claim to be winners yet they like to reminisce about how good it USED to be. Anyone who knows football knows the Packers are a mere shell of what they used to be and know how far they have fallen from grace. The Vikings have emerged as the NFC North Beasts and there is nothing that can be said against that. Packers…pfft…just a bunch of fans trying to convince themselves that they are on top. Bunch of losers!

  27. No.. it’s the media who look stupid here. Sometimes you just need to let things play themselves out and stop asking stupid questions that put people on the spot.

  28. Vikings pwn the media yet again.
    First the fake text retirement and now this…one big, teamwide practical joke and it’s helping bring the team together.

  29. GetsIt says:
    August 17, 2010 6:04 PM
    Kay Bee, this “joke of a franchise” made it to the NFC Championship last year. Don’t be stupid.
    ————————————————-
    Big deal…even the sun shines on a dog’s ass every now and then.

  30. Wondering why they made the assistant coaches look like fools (or, as in Bevell’s case try to)?
    How about because the ship is taking on water and the Captain has lost the confidence of his crew?
    Why did they send Hutch and Allen down if this was about his ankle? Why not just call and ask how he’s feeling? “What kind of time frame do you think till you’re in camp?”
    You don’t really think they would be down there going “Please, pretty please.” do you?
    They went down to make it very clear, the wheels are coming off the wagon, the teams falling apart, and if you don’t get your ass in here now and help us by being a leader then don’t come back. Retire.
    If the Vikings don’t get off to a fast start, this will all blow up faster than Kirstie Alley in a candystore.

  31. @GetsIt
    And then they continued the pattern of choking in big games. at least it was like the meadowlands massacre where they gave up in the second quarter, this time they decided just to give it away all day

  32. “Kay Bee, this “joke of a franchise” made it to the NFC Championship last year. Don’t be stupid.”
    Yep and lost the exact same way the Packers did in 2007 — a critical and game-costing pick by Favre.
    Impressive.

  33. Contra…I’m not a Packers fan, however the team I cheer for HAS actually won a Super Bowl. How about yours?
    Favre = PuppetMaster
    Childress = Puppet
    Wilf = Owner of da theater

  34. And once again, as if they needed any prodding, Vikings fans and their organization have conducted themselves like 13 year old girls at their first HS dance,,,,Pick me……Pick me

  35. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    August 17, 2010 5:26 PM
    rosenthal, why do you always sound as bitter as the packer fans?
    ——————
    Gravy, why do you always sound as dumb as Vikings fans?

  36. TryTheVeal says:
    August 17, 2010 6:29 PM
    And once again, as if they needed any prodding, Vikings fans and their organization have conducted themselves like 13 year old girls at their first HS dance,,,,Pick me……Pick me
    ———
    Awwww someone didnt get what they wanted for Xmas. Its ok, maybe next year whatever team you cheer for will do something good for the organization.

  37. You really can’t blame the Vikings for using these embarrassing techniques. Who would readily admit their players are in Mississippi to enable the selfish self absorbed behavior of a 40 yr old diva??
    The nation is laughing at you Vikings!!

  38. And apparently your are the idiot that takes time out of their day to watch it all.
    Kay Bee says: August 17, 2010 6:27 PM
    Contra…I’m not a Packers fan, however the team I cheer for HAS actually won a Super Bowl. How about yours?
    Favre = PuppetMaster
    Childress = Puppet
    Wilf = Owner of da theater

  39. GetsIt says:
    August 17, 2010 6:04 PM
    Kay Bee, this “joke of a franchise” made it to the NFC Championship last year. Don’t be stupid.
    ———
    They made it to the NFC championship game in 2000, too. I seem to remember that game ending as humiliatingly as this most recent one–just for different reasons.

  40. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat – Contra –
    Are you two related? I’ve heard that stupidity is hereditary.
    The Vikings are a mess. Say what you will about the Packers, but they at least act like a professional team. And good luck to Favre repeating his performance from last year – I’m sure he’ll top it by throwing 45 touchdowns and no picks.

  41. “Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    August 17, 2010 5:26 PM
    rosenthal, why do you always sound as bitter as the packer fans?”

    You really can’t figure this one out?
    It’s not about being bitter. Everyone that has an ounce of self-respect can’t believe the way that you sorry assed queen fans keep taking one in the rear over Bent.

  42. “And then they continued the pattern of choking in big games.”
    irishgary it’s not fair to say the whole team choked that game away, just garod.

  43. Who cares!?!?!?!?! Favre is returning, big deal. Please supply us with posts people actually want to read. Hopefully the Saints will put this old dog out to pasture and save us from this stupid crap next season.

  44. Kay Bee says:
    August 17, 2010 6:27 PM
    Contra…I’m not a Packers fan, however the team I cheer for HAS actually won a Super Bowl. How about yours?
    ———-
    Great, lots of teams have won super bowls. No one, except the packer faithful, cares about who did what in the past. Its what you are doing now! Pathetic!

  45. kay bee i guarantee you’re a packer fan. only packer fans sound as bitter as you.

  46. I rarely come on this site mostly because this site is more or less what is wrong with sports media. But when I do I always see the same fewPackers Fans spouting the same old garbage on articles about the Vikings and their fans. I can only imagine most of you were not alive(or old enough to remember) the last time the Packers won the Superbowl and sure none of you were around for the one before that. They apparently have a hard time talking real football(which is not just a Packers fan problem on this site) Get over yourself Packers fans, you have won onemodern era Super Bowl and will likely not get one any time soon

  47. Once again all the Viking haters come on here to try and bring the Viking fan base down to their levels. Sorry haters, not happening!

  48. DasRipper says:
    August 17, 2010 6:13 PM
    Vikings pwn the media yet again.
    First the fake text retirement and now this…one big, teamwide practical joke and it’s helping bring the team together.
    ————————————————–
    EXACTLY, why doesn’t everyone see that? Then they get bitter when they finally realized they got worked and band together like the pack of wolves that they are. It’s laughable.
    Zulgad, Siefert, PFT, none of them can stand that they really don’t have a reliable source with the team, yet they still grasp for every straw that falls from the pile then scramble to break the news.
    If you want real news, wait for Rosen to go with a story. He may not always be the first to report, but he’s at least cautious enough to wait until he knows his intel is solid.

  49. Dewey Axewoond says:
    August 17, 2010 5:34 PM
    Scumbaggery, thy name is Miniscrota.
    Yet again, disastevre looms on your horizon–you know it as well we do.
    So you can lie to us, but you can’t lie to yourselves.
    I gotta hand it to you:
    You purple horn-puffing fair-weather fairies wear that slime and dysfunction pretty well–always have.
    ===========================
    Why do you even ponder posting?

  50. Hey Peyton Manning Lovers!
    You can forget about your QB ever achieving any of the primary all-time QB records (including consecutive games started).
    Favre will have them numbers completely out of sight, unless of course Manning can play another 8 yrs without any injuries, setbacks, and or lockouts.

  51. Why is it acceptable for Farve to miss training camp and not acceptable for others? He’s not that good……

  52. And apparently your are the idiot that takes time out of their day to watch it all.
    ———————————————–
    Is this English?

  53. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    August 17, 2010 6:51 PM
    kay bee i guarantee you’re a packer fan. only packer fans sound as bitter as you.
    ———————————————–
    …and I guarantee you’re a moron.
    Great, lots of teams have won super bowls. No one, except the packer faithful, cares about who did what in the past. Its what you are doing now! Pathetic!
    ———————————————-
    Great…so what have the Vikings done in the past or in the present except choke?

  54. Looks like the media took the bait again! They were given a presentation with the same bait they’ve been caught on before and ended up in the net and ultimately filleted.
    And, now, the girlz are flailing at anything to aid in breaking their heavy fall….THUD!!!

  55. Hey Peyton Manning Lovers!
    You can forget about your QB ever achieving any of the primary all-time QB records (including consecutive games started).
    ————————————————–
    What about the interception record?

  56. Viking fans are funny. They think –
    Packer fans should be “bitter” over replacing an aging prima donna with a great QB in his prime;
    Packer fans should be jealous over the Vikings 50 billion division titles but zero championships;
    The rest of the league’s fans should be scared of the biggest big-game choker coming back at age 41;
    175 lbs. is skinny for a female.

  57. # Kay Bee says: August 17, 2010 5:50 PM
    What a joke of a franchise. Seriously, probably the biggest joke in the NFL.
    Wow, shut up.

  58. I am suprised that Tavaris or Sage has not asked to be traded. You have to feel bad for them.

  59. And once again, what is with you people’s fascination in commenting in EVERY SINGLE VIKING ARTICLE?
    It’s freaking weird man. You always say the same tired cliche jokes, and all the same stuff about how much better your franchise is.
    If your franchise is so much better, why do you even bother posting on a franchise that’s so inferior?
    Get over yourselves. The PFT commenter community is by far the WORST football community I know of on the net.
    The majority of you know dick about football and choose instead to incessantly whine about Favre/Roethlisberger/Haynesworth.

  60. “Favre doesn’t and has never seeked the media out”
    That’s the funniest thing I’ve read in a week. I’m crying tears of laughter.

  61. Instead of gifting the team with a new pair of Wranglers this year upon his return Brett’s giving them a pair of purple crocs and a cell phone. 12 men in the huddle sending pics! Priceless…

  62. After my long sabbatical from football and my World Champion Saints, I come to realize now is the time to get to work. We, the Saints, take it upon ourselves to do more harm to Brett then just a bum ankle.
    Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say gonna beat dem Saints? Who dat??
    PS: Pervy……..IM BAAaaaaaAAAAaaack!!!!!!

  63. Here is video footage of the historic moment when Favre met Longwell, Hutch and Allen to convince him to return.


  64. I bet the other players on the team really appreciated running gasers and sweating their arses off while three of their teammates took the day off on a private jet.

  65. This is better than any daytime soap opera. Think about it. A coach who has no backbone, a diva qb who can’t make up his mind, a team of players who are lost without the diva, and a fan base that is hanging on to hope that one day they might rise from the ranks of those who have never tasted the fruits of reaching the pinnacle all the while bashing their brethren from Green Bay who have won 4 Superbowls. If someone tried to sell this to a hollywood studio as a script they wouldn’t buy it because it’s too unbelievable. The biggest joke of an organization in all of professional sports and anyone looking at this objectively would agree.

  66. Contra—
    You are one dumb son of a b!tch. First you rip what has happened in GB the past two years. Then you say the fact MN has not won a SB doesn’t matter because it is in the past. Clearly your mother dropped you on your head when you were a young child……multiple times……..on purpose……..probably because you’re so ugly.
    Stupid and ugly…..that’s a tough combination for you.
    Sorry jacka$$…..but the Pack are legit—-finished the year 7-1 and they have the best young QB in the league. You…..have the aging prima donna who needed THREE teammates to fly down to Mississippi to beg him to come back. The guy is a pathetic jerk.
    You deserve him Viking fans.

  67. Why does it matter if the coaches lie to cover up Favre’s return?
    The media lie everyday (please see Favre’s retirement last week).
    Its a game on and off the field kids.

  68. Mikemcsaint—
    That was just right on. I still think the best part about the Vikings is the WAY they blow their games. Even when they have a good team…….they still suck.
    And their fans are so stupid.

  69. They’re inside. First they were inside an SUV. Then they were inside an airplane. Then they were inside a terminal. Then they were inside a limo. Then they were inside Brett Favre’s house….then……

  70. Franchise—
    Please…..you cannot be that stupid. You think the media lied? You clearly do not have a clue about the dishonest pr!ck who is your QB. He scammed the organization for another few million bucks by pretending to “retire” again. Next time you speak up……please don’t make such an utter jacka$$ out of yourself.

  71. irishgary says:
    August 17, 2010 5:27 PM
    what a dysfuntional franchise, can’t wait to see how they crash and burn this year.
    ———————————————-
    August 17th, 2009 BF flies to Minny, August 17th, 2010 BF again flies to Minny………August 17,2009 irishgary and other packer fans made the same stupid statements as he and they are making today, LMAO….my history teacher was right, “history does have a way of repeating itself”……will we by chance be having this same conversation in 2012????? With only one difference? Vikes will win the division, again thrash the packers twice but this time win the SB. I bet a lot of that packer cheese turned “green” with today’s announcement…….and i could give a shit about the vikings, they are just the better team in the division for sure and like other nfl fans, i get so tired of the sconie rednecks who can’t make a post without some perverted sexual innuendo.

  72. after hours, days,weeks of crying Favre comes back, what a surprise. No harm done really….
    Except for those very actions, Childress proclaimed “Favre, without you, our entire team is crap.” By the time Interception/fumble king finally does retire I am sure Childress will have finally succeeded in making the rest of the team believe “they actually are crap without lord Favre”

  73. all you douche turds were talking last yeah too about schisms and drama during training camp, saying that it would kill the vikes but as i recall we made it to the NFC championship game. the truth is, the organization does things how they want and don’t give a shit what is in the news, or how anyone else would do it. i appreciate that.

  74. rcunningham says:
    August 17, 2010 7:26 PM
    Wow, shut up.
    ———————————————
    Wow…I guess you told me. How long did it take you to come up with this gem of a comeback?

  75. FavreBlows says:
    August 17, 2010 8:33 PM
    Contra—
    You are one dumb son of a b!tch. First you rip what has happened in GB the past two years. Then you say the fact MN has not won a SB doesn’t matter because it is in the past. Clearly your mother dropped you on your head when you were a young child……multiple times……..on purpose……..proba bly because you’re so ugly.
    Stupid and ugly…..that’s a tough combination for you.
    Sorry jacka$$…..but the Pack are legit—-finished the year 7-1 and they have the best young QB in the league. You…..have the aging prima donna who needed THREE teammates to fly down to Mississippi to beg him to come back. The guy is a pathetic jerk.
    You deserve him Viking fans.
    ———-
    Sorry but no amount of anti-Viking lashings or clever names like “FavreBlows” will heal the pain he caused your still aching heart!

  76. What a joke this is sad the fans of the viqueens can not really think this is good for the team.
    In two years mayflower trucks will be hauling it all off to LA
    The LA lowriders

  77. Contra—-
    Actually dumba$$…..he brought me great joy in the NFC championship game last year. You stupid pr!cks thought it would be great to go out and get an all-time great Packer. You just were too dumb to realize that all he does is throw picks in big playoff games.
    Oh……and you…..thetooloftools…..nice comment. You’re probably a bigger idiot than Contra. And that is saying something.

  78. Here is the news, THEY DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, quit pulling stories out of your ass Rosenthal. If the coaches were obligated to tell you the truth, they would. But you’re an intern for Florio and a closet Packer fan, so they don’t have to.

  79. I hate Bret Favre and the Vikings and any team that lets this dickhead run the team.
    For gods sake he skips camp when he wants, he gets teams to kiss his ass, and players kiss his ass.
    F HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DOOSHBAG

  80. You all look rediculous. It’s none of anyones frickin’ business. Flat headed bloggers, and flat headed posters.
    Here are my stock answers to dumb ass questions; ” Go piss up a rope, pencilneck.”, ” Wow, I’m impressed, what do you want me to do, spit quarters?”
    Feel free to use either of the two. Just make sure you’re 6’4″ 252lbs., before you do.

  81. FavreBlows says:
    August 17, 2010 9:49 PM
    Contra—-
    Actually dumba$$…..he brought me great joy in the NFC championship game last year. You stupid pr!cks thought it would be great to go out and get an all-time great Packer. You just were too dumb to realize that all he does is throw picks in big playoff games.
    Oh……and you…..thetooloftoo ls…..nice comment. You’re probably a bigger idiot than Contra. And that is saying something.
    ————
    he brought you great joy by being a part of the reason your sorry ass Packers were able to weasel into the playoffs with a wild card spot? Cause surely the Packers would have been in were it not for an old #4. Is that your argument? If so, glad you had fun sitting on the coach and watching the Vikings instead of the Packers. Again you prove to be just another yokel waving the green and gold flag. Now be gone!

  82. minnesconsin_ad says: August 17, 2010 5:37 PM
    Did you even read the freaking NY Times article? The point was that people we had previously thought had ALS (aka Gehrig’s disease), including the namesake himself, may not have actually had ALS, but rather were suffering serious post-concussion symptoms. So to flip that and say that NFL players are all of a sudden more at risk for ALS is to totally misunderstand the new research. This isn’t to mean to belittle the severity of concussions, but if your’re going to gripe repeatedly about something, get your ducks in a row first, please.
    ————————————————————-
    I guess I’m being presumptuous for thinking there’s something newsworthy about NFL concussions being linked to a potentially fatal condition.
    Here, read this:
    “More significantly, both doctors said, the finding solidifies a long-suspected connection between A.L.S.-like motor disease and head trauma experienced in collision sports and combat. ”
    That’s a very big deal.
    Meanwhile Florio, and presumably you, thinks that putting a poster on the locker room wall represents unprecedented attention by the NFL to the issue of concussions.

  83. packer fans will have to get back to me after your QB wins a playoff game….i searched all over the internet and could not find one on his resume.
    all you have to fall back on are your SB wins from back when it was a 12 team league and linemen were 200lbs….job well done boys.
    now i need to go on probaseballtalk.com and brag about the Twins world series wins in 87 and 91 i.e. packer fan logic.

  84. I think these people are funny, I chuckle that they believe everything the media says. So, Brett has done what this year to try to get attention? Ya hear all these things on espn, on nfl network, and sites like this, of what they heard from this person, or un named informants, and some people actually believe that? lol. If I sat on your front lawn for months every year, for a few years, and wrote non sense you never said, or did only based on what people that I think knows you had said, and reported it too the entire world day in, and day out, even when there isnt a story,,,the world would hate you too.

  85. I am delighted that Favre is returning and don’t care what it took to make it happen. I am, however, in the dark on why the coaches were told to lie about the players’ whereabouts. I just can’t see why?

  86. wrm1230 says:
    August 17, 2010 5:49 PM
    As a non-Packer fan it amuses me as to why Minnesota backers would believe Green Bay folks are somehow “bitter” over Favre’s position in Minnesota. Seems to me Green Bay has an a) better QB; b) good leadership in place c) as good a short-term window of opportunity as the Vikings; d) a much, much better long-term window of opportunity.
    I just don’t get it. One or two seasons of this comical nonsense, sure to end the same way all Favre stories end…with a back-breaking interception…and Minnesotans believe people from Wisconsin are “bitter”? Does not compute in these parts.
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    where to begin……
    the qb situation – well rodgers has never won anything so thats pure opinion on your part to think he’s better than favre. incidently favre has plenty of playoff wins and a ring.
    leadership in place – who is leading that packer team? they don’t have a hall of famer on their team, they have a bunch of guys who were close to the sb (with favre leading them) and thats it. big mac mccarthy has made some very questionable decisions since he took the reigns and haven’t the packers publicly stated they’re losing money hand over fist? that leads me to your last point about their future. if they can’t get out of the hole they’re how do you expect them to bring in free agents or hang on to their current stars?

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