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Some see disaster in Favre-Vikings sequel

The good folks at Yahoo! Sports have occupied a foxhole at the front of an interesting theory. 

Brett Favre’s second year in Minnesota will result in a massive failure.

Jason Cole has supplied the reporting, and Michael Silver has fashioned a compelling op-ed item that spells out the situation in cinematic terms.

“Every so often (‘Caddyshack II,’ ‘Basic Instinct 2,’ ‘Legally Blonde 2:
Red, White and Blonde’), a sequel is so atrocious that it sullies the
memory of the original and leaves us feeling dubious about everyone who
had the misfortune of participating,” Silver writes.

Silver has even offered a suggested title for Favre’s return — Stick It To Ted 2:  It’s Not About The Money.

Silver points to the current sense that Favre doesn’t respect coach Brad Childress, and Silver points to the mess that emerged in December after a frustrating loss to the Panthers.

And that’s what will determine success or failure of Favre’s second tour in 2010.  Last year, it all came easily for Favre and the Vikings with a schedule that started with wins over the hapless Browns, the lowly Lions, the non-playoff-making 49ers (barely), the Packers, the 1-15 Rams, and the Ravens (barely).  The Vikings then lost at Pittsburgh, which at the time was one of the best teams in the league.  Next came wins against the Packers, the lowly Lions, the imploding Seahawks, and the overmatched Bears. 

The Vikings’ rough patch came in December; on Wednesday Favre said he played his best football that month.  But the Vikings still lost three of four games, and along they way they blew their shot at forcing the Saints to come to the Metrodome for the NFC title game.

This year, the schedule gets a lot tougher, with six of the first seven games against the Saints, Dolphins, Jets, Cowboys, Packers, and Patriots.  If the Vikings sputter, there likely will be more of the same frustration that followed that ugly loss to Carolina.  And with that frustration surely will come more reports of friction between Favre and Childress. 

We’re not prepared to predict that the wheels will come off.  But if the Vikings somehow manage to get off to the same start in 2010 that they managed last season, this will be the best sequel since Godfather II.

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137 Responses to “Some see disaster in Favre-Vikings sequel”
  1. Favre's Hamartia says: Aug 20, 2010 5:21 AM

    Truth hurts, doesn’t it Viking fans / Favre apologists?

  2. Ambrose says: Aug 20, 2010 5:28 AM

    Jason Cole and Michael Silver must have been reading Packer fan posts for the last several months. It wouldn’t make sense that they were able to come to the same conclusions independently, would it?

  3. punish22 says: Aug 20, 2010 5:32 AM

    Favres a BUM! The best sequal would be if he gets carted off on a stretcher. That would be enjoyable and would FINALLY put an end to him holding teams hostage for the past eight years. LOSER!

  4. punish22 says: Aug 20, 2010 5:34 AM

    Favres a BUM! The best sequal would be if he gets carted off on a stretcher. That would be enjoyable and would FINALLY put an end to him holding teams hostage for the past eight years. LOSER!

  5. In & Out Burger says: Aug 20, 2010 5:44 AM

    You should have said Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in preparation for a trilogy. If Favre comes back and plays well Godfather 3 will hardly be fitting, as it was terrible. Of course if he plays well this year, and sucks next year, than God Father will be a perfect fit.
    Here is what Vikings fans refuse to accept. We have to assume Favre won’t improve from, what was, a career year. Then we must accept that the Vikings, as a team, got worse (Taylor, injuries, general age, possible (but hopefully not probable) suspensions). And finally we must all agree that both the schedule, and a year of film on the Vikings offense, will make the opponents of the Purple People Eaters much more prepared. And of course, lets not forget that the Bears could be much better with a year under their belts, and the Packers should improve with help at the O-line (all be it and aging secondary).
    My point: Any reasonably unbiased person (such as myself) should assume that Favre will not be nearly as good as he was last year.

  6. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Aug 20, 2010 5:54 AM

    “Truth hurts, doesn’t it Viking fans / Favre apologists?”
    Because 2 douchebags from Yahoo! Sports says it’s going to happen….it must be the truth…
    LAME

  7. Green n' Gold says: Aug 20, 2010 5:58 AM

    7-9 Book it!!

  8. FinFan says: Aug 20, 2010 6:08 AM

    I feel honored you put the fins on the ‘tuff list’. We will try not to dissappoint. lol

  9. PurpleRaid12 says: Aug 20, 2010 6:22 AM

    I’m convinced. I mean hell, if Michael Silver and Jason Cole (whoever the hell they are) say it, it’s gotta be true!

  10. hazi59 says: Aug 20, 2010 6:29 AM

    I hope B.J. Raji, Ndamukong Suh or Tommie Harris just sends Favre so far into retirement, he won’t even remember to have a press conference.

  11. zappa says: Aug 20, 2010 6:31 AM

    punish 22 just had sex with his fat, front butted sister and seems to think it’s Favre’s fault. Time to grow a pair and root for your own team instead of hoping a better team loses and lets you in the back door, though it smells much better than your flour covered sister.

  12. breadman says: Aug 20, 2010 6:31 AM

    as a vikes fan, hate to agree, but soft schedule sure helped last year. Chilly sucks as a coach and even as a KISS A–s to Lord Farve he has failed. First we had the love boat now the ship will truelly sink.

  13. Ccoolliinn says: Aug 20, 2010 6:33 AM

    What about Godfather II, Terminator 2, Aliens, or Toy Story 2?? Not all sequels are failures.

  14. brasho says: Aug 20, 2010 6:44 AM

    You debacled this sentence, Emmitt, ” and along they way they blew their shot at forcing…”

  15. FNGS says: Aug 20, 2010 7:01 AM

    If, I say if it is true it could be HUGE. On the other hand the Pack plays the same teams I believe, so it could be a long or short first six weeks for both clubs.
    Go Pack

  16. tv says: Aug 20, 2010 7:05 AM

    Of course this team will crash and burn. When is the last time you saw a media favorite even make it to the SB much less win it? Never!
    Bad news for the Jets, Viks, and of course the Cowgirls (always a media favorite).

  17. boysrollsmokespole says: Aug 20, 2010 7:07 AM

    Let it play out then we will see.
    His ship should have sailed a long time ago but hes still kicking. Hes one of the greatest quaterbacks of all time.
    Any team in the NFL would have been happy to have Farve at one time or another. Fans, now that another story.
    Come on, just the ass kickin he gave the cowgirls last year was worth the diva crap.

  18. Little Tommy says: Aug 20, 2010 7:13 AM

    The Vikes will get what they deserve. That whole thing up there is a mess and they have nobody to blame but themselves. They call themselves a professional NFL franchise??? They should be ashamed of themselves…selling out the whole team to pacify an over-the-hill moron. GO BEARS

  19. vikingfan says: Aug 20, 2010 7:17 AM

    The Vikings will loose one or two games thru that strech, however, they will win the majority. I was surprised how easy it “could have” been to beat the Saints in the NFC Title game.

  20. bodhisattva says: Aug 20, 2010 7:17 AM

    Hey, it’s possible.

  21. FoF says: Aug 20, 2010 7:26 AM

    ZZZZZZ!!!
    Some saw disaster last year, some saw disaster with the Jets before he injured his arm, some saw disaster when he decided to come back with the Pack in 2007.
    Haters will always hate, no matter how many times they are proven wrong.

  22. benniehifive says: Aug 20, 2010 7:30 AM

    the headline here could have just as easily been “some see super bowl in favre-vikins sequel” or “some see 10-6 record in favre-vikings sequel”. any excuse at all to put his name in a headline hey Flo??

  23. Tim_Stead says: Aug 20, 2010 7:46 AM

    The really sad thing is the Vikings have wasted time finding/developing a quality young QB they can win with. Sorry Vikes but you are not winning anything with Brett the greatest choke artist QB in NFL history Favre as your QB. He will make a mindless stupid mistake that will kill your team
    That is Diva’s career sequel – Favre Choke’s Part XIV

  24. football genius says: Aug 20, 2010 7:47 AM

    Oh so now you can tell us the future? May as well cancel the season. The same people who hate on Favre are the ones who just can’t get enough of these stories. I think they’ll do just fine

  25. Fogs77 says: Aug 20, 2010 7:48 AM

    LOL ??
    Florio writes: “And with that frustration surely will come more reports of friction between Favre and Childress.”
    And with the frustration surely will come more reports?? Are you serious?? There hasn’t even been any documented frustration and there are 100 reports every day 99 from you and one moronic one from whoever this Silver dude is you seem to want to quote every 3 minutes because he happens to be obsessed with Favre almost as much as you do.
    Give it a REST already. Stop the speculation and just let it play out and report on the facts dude.

  26. The Real Shuxion says: Aug 20, 2010 7:49 AM

    I am guessing the Vikings make the SB and Favre will throw four picks, two for touchdowns.

  27. j4a1 says: Aug 20, 2010 7:55 AM

    Favre’s plan is to leave the field like the hero in a Wagnarian Opera. (see “What’s Opera Doc?” – 1957-Kill da wabbit!)
    He will be carried off the field ala Joe Theisman…a broken and battered warrior…the crowd wailing and moaning. Very dramatic..very moving…Rich Eisen and Mooch will be sobbing.
    The NFL money machine and media made icon will be finally gone. LMAO…and NFL fans will eat it all up.

  28. FoF says: Aug 20, 2010 7:55 AM

    Favre’s Hamartia says:
    August 20, 2010 5:21 AM
    Truth hurts, doesn’t it Viking fans / Favre apologists?
    Where is the “truth” in this opinion peice? lol

  29. Calistin says: Aug 20, 2010 8:01 AM

    I dislike the Vikings, but Favre is no bum. As a person, yeah, he comes off as an arrogant jerk.
    As long as I’ve watched football, I’ve never seen one man play his heart out so much. He is one of a kind.
    He may waffle, he may create schisms, but there aren’t many, if any, players that have been able to match his endurance, draw to the public, and effect on players around him.
    That being said, this team is going to implode, it’s similar to the all star team the Cowboys had a few years ago. Loads of talent with bad team chemistry= FAIL

  30. FoF says: Aug 20, 2010 8:01 AM

    Another great spot-on article by Jason: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/is-brett-favre-enjoying-racial-double-standard-081910

  31. WALDO says: Aug 20, 2010 8:01 AM

    This is just football. Stop trying to make is some kind of stage play. It’s all between the lines. The media invented the schism between Childress and Favre. Neither one would have played this hand if they truly hated each other.

  32. Chapnasty. says: Aug 20, 2010 8:03 AM

    WHOA!! Legally Blonde 2 was a phenomenal movie. And to compare a young Reese Witherspoon to a broken down old man is just wrong!

  33. BigBear123 says: Aug 20, 2010 8:05 AM

    X marks the spot.

  34. sand0 says: Aug 20, 2010 8:12 AM

    There is certainly a possibility that the Vikings could do well or poorly. Such is the case with every team every season. I don’t the fact that the Vikings lost three games in December while generally dominating the rest of the season magically means they’ll struggle all year.
    Just seems like more non-articles to give the haters something to feel good about. Last year it was the same.
    But a blind squirrel will find a nut once in a while and if you hate on the Vikings long enough then inevitably there will be a season where you “totally called it”.
    As a Vikings fan my biggest concern with the team is our WR’s Harvin and Rice. I’m not worried about Favre playing well or not. I’m not concerned that his “supposed” lack of respect or love for Childress is going to make the players not want to do their best.

  35. Bobbyb06073 says: Aug 20, 2010 8:15 AM

    Hmmm…. Minnesota comes to the New Meadowlands (Is there a new Gate D?) on October 11th…. Will Favre’s Ankle hold out until then? Something tells me there will be a bulls eye for this over-rated prima donna….. Hey Florio… Could you please put a button on the top of the page just for Brett updates?

  36. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Aug 20, 2010 8:18 AM

    Schism!

  37. Favre's Hamartia says: Aug 20, 2010 8:21 AM

    @FoF:
    You haven’t posted any truth on here or JSOnline in years, so it’s kind of hypocritical for you to be throwing stones. At least you’ve self-identified as a Favre apologist.
    @j4a1:
    Interesting that you brought up the Wagnerian opera… my ID is based off the same operatic concept. He will never be able to truly be the hero due to his fatal flaw.

  38. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Aug 20, 2010 8:22 AM

    Thanks for playing the 2010 NFL season, Vikings. We’ve got some lovely parting gifts for you.

  39. promichael says: Aug 20, 2010 8:24 AM

    I would not predict disaster but unless Favre stays healthy and is mobile in the pocket he and the Vikings will not duplicate what they did last season. I really believe that Favre was concerned about his ankle and hesitated for that reason. Now I do also think that his wife is worried for his well being and life with so many that will be after his head body and what ever they can get hold of.

  40. LBPACKFAN says: Aug 20, 2010 8:28 AM

    I dont think there’s an expectation..at least I would hope there isnt…that Brett repeats what he did last year. The schedule IS tougher regardless what anyone wants to say…it will be interesting to see what happens here. The whole NFC North has a tough challenge ahead of them. I am predicting division winner to go 10-6 or 11-5.

  41. KnuckleBucket says: Aug 20, 2010 8:28 AM

    Wonder how long ESPN will continue to kiss Favre’s ass after he begins to fail. Should be fun to watch.

  42. Favre's Hamartia says: Aug 20, 2010 8:31 AM

    “Last year, it all came easily for Favre and the Vikings with a schedule that started with wins over the hapless Browns, the lowly Lions, the non-playoff-making 49ers (barely), the Packers, the 1-15 Rams, and the Ravens (barely). The Vikings then lost at Pittsburgh, which at the time was one of the best teams in the league. Next came wins against the Packers, the lowly Lions, the imploding Seahawks, and the overmatched Bears.”
    Truth.
    “The Vikings’ rough patch came in December; on Wednesday Favre said he played his best football that month. But the Vikings still lost three of four games, and along they way they blew their shot at forcing the Saints to come to the Metrodome for the NFC title game.”
    Truth.
    “This year, the schedule gets a lot tougher, with six of the first seven games against the Saints, Dolphins, Jets, Cowboys, Packers, and Patriots.”
    Truth.
    Care to refute any of the above, FoF?
    Now, for some opinion.
    Looking at that start to the season, it smells like a 2-5 start for the Vikings, maybe 3-4 at best.

  43. Fred Finstad says: Aug 20, 2010 8:31 AM

    We’ll see as the season goes on. Brett is going to make this a dismal season for you queen fans. You’ll be ready to kick Brett Baby out, believe me!!! Hey, you got TJ for next season. After that,
    it will probably be the Los Angeles Vikings.
    GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. GRpatriot says: Aug 20, 2010 8:31 AM

    Trainwreck!

  45. Fred Finstad says: Aug 20, 2010 8:38 AM

    The Vikings will loose one or two games thru that strech, however, they will win the majority. I was surprised how easy it “could have” been to beat the Saints in the NFC Title game.
    “Could Have ” are the key words. You Queen fans use these terms all the time.
    “IF” the cat didn’t stop to scratch his ass, he wouldn’t have got run over by that truck!!!!!
    GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. GLSTL says: Aug 20, 2010 8:49 AM

    22 starters return, and a Weeb Ewbank type coach. Sounds like a winning formula. As if Tony Dungy, the Dallas coach, or the Chargers coach make any difference.
    It is Bevell and the team on offense. Chldress is a non factor. Win or lose it is probably 70,000 yards and 500 TD”s by the break.

  47. MNSportsGuy79 says: Aug 20, 2010 9:00 AM

    tv says:
    August 20, 2010 7:05 AM
    Of course this team will crash and burn. When is the last time you saw a media favorite even make it to the SB much less win it? Never!
    ===================================
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
    Most Super Bowl winners for the last 10 years has been the media favorite ya dummy! Brady, Brady, Brady, Roethlisberger, Manning, Manning, Roethlisberger, Brees…catching the patern yet?

  48. punish22 says: Aug 20, 2010 9:03 AM

    Zappa thinks it isn’t Favre’s fault. What a moron! Get a clue goofball! He did the same crap in Green Bay 5 years before he left, did it with the Jet and now the Viks twice! GOOFBALL ZAPPA!

  49. rightwingvike says: Aug 20, 2010 9:05 AM

    The same weak-minded dolts who were panting over what a disaster this would be last year, are regurgitating the same baseless bile again.
    I’m sorry your stuck with Jabba the Hut for a coach and your best player doesn’t want to play Jet-fan.
    I’m sorry Erin Rodgers would rather have a tickle fight with his roommate and butter finger the ball to his opponent in the playoffs than work hard enough to beat Brett and the Vikes.
    Destination Dallas. Skol!

  50. bayou says: Aug 20, 2010 9:08 AM

    Don’t forget Gremlin’s 2 and Karate Kid 2. HA! Zappa, i love how you pointed out punish22 goes pubz deep in his front butted sister. LOL! I just wish Rooney was not such a whinner not wanting the Steelers to play 2 roads games to open the season and this drama between our boys and the Vikes could have built up and played toward the middle or end of the season. Both teams will meet in the playoffs again. Clearly they are the 2 best teams in the NFC now that Farve is back.

  51. MrHumble says: Aug 20, 2010 9:08 AM

    Favre’s Hamartia says:
    August 20, 2010 5:21 AM
    Truth hurts, doesn’t it Viking fans / Favre apologists?
    ———————————————-
    How asinine is this post, someone’s “opinion” becomes “the truth” for this idiotic poster…….you know what they say, “7 out of 10 people are idiots and their perception becomes their reality”

  52. MNFANINAZ says: Aug 20, 2010 9:09 AM

    What does Kat Williams say about haters??
    “so what she/he keeps talking about you and hating on you. What do you think a “hater’s” job is..to hate. if u have someone hating on u right now u better think of how to get 5 more ppl hating by Christmas. You need haters to make you stronger..w/o haters most ppl wouldn’t try to become better. Just tell them “b*tch u just hate me b/c u can’t be me…”

  53. clubfoot says: Aug 20, 2010 9:10 AM

    How about Toy Story 2?

  54. Majik Bullet says: Aug 20, 2010 9:19 AM

    34_Fan_4_Life says: August 20, 2010 8:07 AM
    You also forgot to mention that the league gave the Vikings a cushy run at the end with 6 of the last 9 games played in domes so old man cupcake won’t have to play in the cold.
    _________________
    You do realize that the schedule came out long before “old man cupcake” joined the Vikings, right?
    Also, to all the Pack fans saying Favre will bomb due to the schedule, what is going to happen to Rodgers and the Pack? If Favre’s production will back off, the same has to be true of Rodgers then, based on the tougher schedule logic.
    And those that think the Vikes will struggle based upon the schedule, what will happen to the Packers? They struggled mightily against teams with winning records, finishing 2-4 against them (not including their win over Arizona’s 2nd string in Week 17), not to mention the 51 hung on them in the playoffs.
    If any team is poised for a collapse, it’s the Packers.

  55. TheRedBengal says: Aug 20, 2010 9:20 AM

    Lol, I like the attempt at correlating Legally Blond 2 with Brett Favra’s second season with the Vikes. The schedule reasoning makes a lot more sense. They played cupcake teams early. Favra did not get beaten up til towards the end of the season. Good luck with that this year.
    9-7 at best

  56. cusoman says: Aug 20, 2010 9:23 AM

    There’s plenty of good sequels out there, and this one will be one of the most memorable in NFL history, one way or another. I’m excited to see it all go down and won’t make any bets one way or another, because all of you people need to remember: any given Sunday.

  57. Hauschild says: Aug 20, 2010 9:24 AM

    I think the biggest story here that nobody wants to talk about is the fact that most normal people enjoy watching Brett Favre play NFL football and whether he succeeds wildly, or ends up with average stats does not matter: The man commands our emotions.
    I’m sure the Vikings are not going to be 12-4 with the schedule they face, but I think it’s safe to assume NO NFC TEAM is going to be 12-4 in 2010 – the competition is too fierce.
    Let’s see – would the NFL be more enjoyable to watch without Brett Favre starting for Minnesota??? It’s a simple question whose answer pretty much tells the entire story.

  58. MuskyHunter2542 says: Aug 20, 2010 9:24 AM

    Crocks!!!

  59. TXBuckeye says: Aug 20, 2010 9:26 AM

    I think the only way for ol’Favre to hang it up is if he has a bad year, the Vikings move on, and no one else calls him up for a starting job. I’m not really sure how I would feel about this if I were a Vikings fan. He may be able to do really great things this year. What about next year? It just delays his replacement from getting real game reps. It also delays the front office from making decisions on who the QB of the future is. So really, Favre is handicapping the franchise by helping them.

  60. Majik Bullet says: Aug 20, 2010 9:29 AM

    Those of you trying to say the Vikes stumble to 2-5 out of the gates, look at the Pack’s schedule. They could just as easily stumble out to a 2-5 or 3-4 mark (@ Philly, @ Chicago, @ Wash., Miami, and Minnesota. What you guys seem to forget is that your mighty Packers fell to the winless Bucs just last year, so the Bills and Lions games are no gimme for this poorly coached team.
    The fun part to watch for GB should be the stretch run. Last year, they stumbled early and often against decent teams, then made a run against some bad teams to save their season. They don’t have that luxury this season, as the schedule gets tougher at the end. 6 wins is very realistic.

  61. tommy jonq says: Aug 20, 2010 9:33 AM

    fatre’s FIRST year with the vikings ended in disaster. he dropped back in the pocket and threw the nfc championship game away. to the aints. in overtime. and it wasn’t the first time the fakings blew an nfc championship game in spectacular style. it wasn’t the first time the fakings choked in overtime in an nfc championship game to an inferior team. there is simply no way, no way, another brett fatre season with the fakings could possibly be boring. i mean, either he becomes the first qb to win the sb with 2 different teams, andn wins the first sb for the benighted fakings, or he adds another page to both his own and the fakings long, long history of choking in the postseason.

  62. Favre's Hamartia says: Aug 20, 2010 9:38 AM

    Sorry Mr. Humble… much as you want to deny it, there are several truths in this article. Refer to my 8:31 a.m. post, since you can’t figure it out for yourself.
    Go ahead and make a gay slur now, since that’s your comeback for everything. Can’t wait to read it!

  63. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Aug 20, 2010 9:46 AM

    MNFANINAZ says:
    August 20, 2010 9:09 AM
    What does Kat Williams say about haters??
    “so what she/he keeps talking about you and hating on you. What do you think a “hater’s” job is..to hate. if u have someone hating on u right now u better think of how to get 5 more ppl hating by Christmas. You need haters to make you stronger..w/o haters most ppl wouldn’t try to become better. Just tell them “b*tch u just hate me b/c u can’t be me…”
    _____________________
    Did you seriously just quote Kat Williams? Dude’s a no-talent, unfunny bum who gets by because he’s effeminate and non-threatening. You could pay me a million dollars and I wouldn’t be him for a day.

  64. seals says: Aug 20, 2010 9:47 AM

    Favre’s made a living out of making the media wrong, that is why we hate/love/ can’t live without him. I’m sure Favre will go into a hole and do whatever chilly tells him in his 20th year. Pack a lunch Chilly, Favre is going down doing whatever he wants to on the field this year and isn’t that why we brought him back.
    Let’s get this going already so we can stop reading articles from people who already ran the season out on the computer and know what will happen. Does detroit get another top 2 pick?

  65. Fred Finstad says: Aug 20, 2010 9:48 AM

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN.
    END OF STORY!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. frezfram says: Aug 20, 2010 9:50 AM

    What a bunch of worthless tongue wagging. There is no way to predict the future in the NFL. On any given day any team can beat any other. It all boils down to the breaks, a fumble, an injury, a dropped pass and interception. None of which can be planned for or counted on, and that is what makes it all worth watching in the first place.

  67. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 20, 2010 9:54 AM

    Viqueens go 8-8 this season after the Saints break Favre’s leg in September…Viqueens have no idea how badly they have pissed off the best team in the NFC after their constant barrage of whiny accusations about refs, and turnovers, and blah, blah, blah. Saints will crush the Viqueens in September just like they should have in the NFCCG…the saints offense was off that night and it was not attributable to the Viqueen defense…Brees was overthrowing receivers all night unpressured. Viqueens are the most pathetic, desperate, self loathing group of pansies I’ve ever seen…September 9th, a bloodbath is a comin!

  68. us1mm0 says: Aug 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    packers rule! oops, I made a doo doo..

  69. Marco Polo says: Aug 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    The Packers have a tough schedule too. As a fan, I thought part of their comeback last year was because of the tomato cans they played. But the key to being a good team is to beat the bad teams. Last year they were good, not great. Unfortunately, I don’t see them as being much better this year. But then again, I see the Vikings as being worse this year, and things could implode with Favre and Chilly if they get off to a bad start. I see the winner of this division having a record of 10-6, but doing well in the playoffs because they’ve already been battle-tested against the good teams.

  70. Fran the Man says: Aug 20, 2010 10:04 AM

    Two words;
    Godfather II

  71. Percy Nugz says: Aug 20, 2010 10:08 AM

    IT sucks that the Vikings are the new Dallas Cowyboys of the NFL meaning that they get way to much publicity and small stories that get blown way out of proportion. I guess that comes with the territory with being the most hyped/talented/best team in the NFL.

  72. Viney212 says: Aug 20, 2010 10:09 AM

    FoF says:
    August 20, 2010 7:26 AM
    ZZZZZZ!!!
    Some saw disaster last year, some saw disaster with the Jets before he injured his arm, some saw disaster when he decided to come back with the Pack in 2007.
    Haters will always hate, no matter how many times they are proven wrong.
    ____________________________________
    Wait…. proven wrong? Am I missing something? Did he not choke at the end of every single one of those seasons, exactly like everyone keeps predicting?

  73. cusoman says: Aug 20, 2010 10:11 AM

    @Favre’s Hamartia
    I see your PAST truths and raise you FUTURE outcomes.
    You people are getting caught up in how all these teams did last year and forgetting that the NFL is a variable beast. Any one of those “tough” teams on the Vikes schedule could end up being terrible this year. There’s too many variables to account for, and you simply can’t make a passing observation about past seasons and be able to apply it 100% to the following season.
    Of course the Vikings are not immune to the variable beast either, but to simply dismiss the team based on what happened last year and what’s coming this year is incredibly shortsighted of anyone who follows the entire NFL, because a true fan realizes that things can change on a heartbeat.
    Doom and gloom is for haters and emo kids, and no one likes either.

  74. juggernuts says: Aug 20, 2010 10:15 AM

    I think that strength of schedule is something that has been really ignored about Favre’s heroic season last year. Based on 2008 records the Vikings had the 2nd easiest schedule in the NFL. This year year they have the 18th easiest schedule. Could be a little tougher don’t ya think?
    And yes the Packers had the 3rd easiest last year and this year they have the 10th easiest based on last years opponents records, so it will be tougher for them also.

  75. yardbarker says: Aug 20, 2010 10:18 AM

    The sequel will be titled “Bretts Last Tango in Minnesota.”

  76. slegeir says: Aug 20, 2010 10:22 AM

    The Vikings should’ve used the money they’re paying “your highness” to pay for a new stadium!
    I have a feeling too that this is going to be his worse year ever. He got his revenge and he should’ve left it at that. He has all those records, a super bowl win, more money than he’ll ever spend and he’s still not satisfied. He needs to be humbled in some way to realize what he has.

  77. Vikes8480 says: Aug 20, 2010 10:25 AM

    Oh my God, I just realized all of you Packer fans are right! We are screwed! Favre sucks, our team wears purple they must be gay, we are the worst franchise in NFL history a virtual laughing stock, the Packers have won 12 world championships, count em 12 and we have none, Rodgers is the second coming of Jesus, he is way better than Favre ever was. I can’t believe any of us would like such a franchise, we should all just move to Wisconsin, marry our cousins and sit on the porch of our trailer and praise the great Aaron Rodgers and the Pack.
    SOOOOOOOOOO……how embarrassing is is going to be when the Vikes stomp the Packers TWICE again? When our gay, purple defense sacks Rodgers 6 times and makes your O-Line look like swiss cheese. When our sucky, prima donna, senior citizen QB leads us to another NFC North Championship leaving the great Aaron Rodgers with none to his name thus far in his illustrious career. I can’t wait to see how pissed you get if the Packers have to come to the Dome for a playoff game and lose to the same team for the 3rd time in one season. Here’s to a great season Fudge Fans, I love to hate you.

  78. simple_simon1 says: Aug 20, 2010 10:25 AM

    “This year, the schedule gets a lot tougher, with six of the first seven games against the Saints, Dolphins, Jets, Cowboys, Packers, and Patriots.”
    Not to mention, in week 3, rebuilding team or not, they have to play the new Lions team. Even when they were really horrible, Detroit always played the Vikings tough. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Vikings need Favre to have a year even better than last year to get to the Superbowl. It doesn’t mean they can’t do it, but it’s going to be a lot tougher. I have a very tough time seeing Favre having his best season ever in back to back seasons.
    And for everybody saying they wish Favre would go away, I say not yet. I want to see him crumbled by Suh and company week 3 first. Who knows….. Maybe they’ll personally retire him. And, also, before anybody jokes about that, remember. Even the crap team the Lions had last year sacked Favre more than any other team.

  79. FavreBlows says: Aug 20, 2010 10:33 AM

    Majik Butt and Missus Humble are soooooo stupid.
    The Vikings will have a damn hard time finishing above .500 this year. There is almost no way they will win the opener and they already have infighting. Their WRs are not healthy and their RB is a fumble addict.
    Favre is a pain in the a$$ who will surely bomb out this year. It will one of the great stories in sports. SuperEgo who held another team hostage for millions goes down in flames. Serves him right.
    Oh wait…..did I mention that Majik Butt and Missus Humble are retarded???

  80. Manbearpig says: Aug 20, 2010 10:41 AM

    These Yahoo d-bags have no clue what they are talking about. Jason Cole provided the “reporting?” Read: “Jason Cole provided the shoddy, gutless, anonymous rumor mongering.” And Michael Silver provided a meaningless, uneducated opinion piece.
    I remember last year when SI picked the Bears to win the North, the Pack to finish second and the Vikes to get third. That was even after Favre came back. HA! We’ll just wait and see..

  81. Ezmoney says: Aug 20, 2010 10:42 AM

    Because football seasons can always be comapred with movie sequals. I always love reading about how someone “has a feeling”. “If” the fact is that Chilly and Favre don’t see eye-to-eye, then why should the result be any different then last year when Vikes went 12-4 and won the division. If anything a tougher schedual should make them more battle tested for the playoffs.

  82. thirdandgoal says: Aug 20, 2010 10:57 AM

    And that, as the saying goes, is why they play the games…
    Every (any) one’s a expert in August. It matters not whether Favre and the Vikings fail or not– all the league, networks and advertisers care about it that you watch it happen. And that is where Favre is king.

  83. vikes backer says: Aug 20, 2010 10:58 AM

    Wait for it……………, you morons were saying it wouldn’t work the first time around. I guess you were wrong! Well guess what, your wrong again, this is a very good team with a very good QB. This time there out to finish the job! GO VIKES!

  84. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 20, 2010 10:59 AM

    this is exactly like last year. favre haters, pcker fans and everyone else looking up at the vikes from below get to vent their frustration all through camp and preseason but just like last year your problem is you can’t stop the season from starting and that’s when the pain starts for you all over again.
    i think you guys secretly dread the season starting because deep down you know that favre and the vikes are going to wound you just like they did last year only moreso this year. you can’t stop it tho and it’s coming up fast.

  85. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 20, 2010 11:02 AM

    vikes 11-5
    bears 9-7
    packers 8-8
    lions 5-11

  86. tatum32 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:02 AM

    only way they do it, is as a wild-card…they struggle for most of the season, get by – and somehow Green Bay has the best record and GAGS in the playoffs vs. the Cowboys…while the Vikes make a return trip and win it – Adrian Peterson having a career year, and Favre playing just well enough to win.

  87. Deadeye says: Aug 20, 2010 11:06 AM

    There’s no way the Vikings implode this season. We’re looking at 11-5 at worst, and another NFC title game. Haters gonna hate, and winners gonna win in the meantime.

  88. SofaKing Awesome says: Aug 20, 2010 11:09 AM

    So in which year did the predictors get it right?? Everyone thinks that they know it all at the beginning, but it is what happens on the field is what is most important.. Packer fans are just unhappy that their prom date ended with us taking home the girl.. after listening to them put him on a pedestal for every year over last 15, it is funny to hear them turn on him..

  89. alwaysfaithfull says: Aug 20, 2010 11:14 AM

    Wow…..I wish I could predict the future with such credibility……anybody got a prediction for General Motors’s upcoming IPO and their stock price 6 months from now……now THAT would be useful information vs. the crap that I am reading here by a bunch of Favre Haters.

  90. lucky jack says: Aug 20, 2010 11:16 AM

    Can the Yahoo yahoos still call Bobby Wade their inside source with the Vikings? Isn’t he about to be cut by the Redskins?
    Oh yeah and this story: YAWN

  91. sand0 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:25 AM

    It is easy to focus on a team’s flaws or weaknesses and blow them out of proportion. This article doesn’t discuss, for example, the Vikings fierce pass rush and (theoretically) improved secondary. Or having EJ back. It doesn’t discuss the young skill position players or the possibility that Brett could be better his second year with this team than worse.
    Every team has issues. The entire NFC North has a more difficult schedule. Vikes went 5-3 against winning record teams last season so it isn’t like they can’t beat some of those teams. It is equally a tough draw for their opponents. Packer fans should be more worried about the tougher schedule as they went 2-5 last season in meaningful games against winning record opponents.
    Just saying that while the Vikes certainly have their Favreapalooza related distractions to work through, they also have arguably the deepest and most talented roster in the NFL, which kind of helps as well. What if the O line run blocks better this season? What if the safeties play league average level? What if they force more turnovers?
    I mean the what if’s work both ways. In the end this is a team that went 12-4 and took the Superbowl champ down to the wire on their turf and this team is returning 22 starters.
    As Chilly would say, you would be remiss to close the book on their season so early.
    And I know it is only preseason and the rams suck but the Vikings took their “circus” on the road and thoroughly dominated their opponent in the most disciplined game played by any week one team. Other than a punt return the offense and defense both gave up absolutely nothing to that opponent. Typically not a symptom of a team in total disarray.
    But whatevs. Let the haters build themselves up in the only part of the season that they can win no matter what. That way the fall to the bottom is that much further. Packer fans are super confident right now but I think when they see the defense absolutely fall apart in the regular season they might have to wonder if the media maybe missed a schism or two.

  92. Majik Bullet says: Aug 20, 2010 11:28 AM

    # FavreBlows says: August 20, 2010 10:33 AM
    Majik Butt and Missus Humble are soooooo stupid.
    The Vikings will have a damn hard time finishing above .500 this year. There is almost no way they will win the opener and they already have infighting. Their WRs are not healthy and their RB is a fumble addict.
    Favre is a pain in the a$$ who will surely bomb out this year. It will one of the great stories in sports. SuperEgo who held another team hostage for millions goes down in flames. Serves him right.
    Oh wait…..did I mention that Majik Butt and Missus Humble are retarded???
    ______________
    Wow, brilliant post. Someone says something that you don’t like, but in no way can argue because you know it’s very possible that they’re right, so you start behaving like a child with a bad case of Turret’s.
    What exactly did I say that was stupid? That the Packers and Vikes have nearly identical schedules? That it’s ridiculous to say that one QB will fall off because of it, while another one won’t? Or the fact that GB played poorly against good teams last year?
    You idiots were all talking about the “infighting” last year at this time too, remember the “schism”? We all saw how that affected them. And why are you so sure they will lose to N.O.? They outplayed them last year, and are returning all of their starters. It’s pretty stupid to say there is no way they can win that game, but not quite as stupid as saying Favre is going to surely “bomb out.” Just like he fell apart last year, right? Just because you want something bad to happen to Favre so GB finally has a chance to sneak in the back for a division title doesn’t mean it will “surely” happen. You surely are an idiot, though.

  93. BrentFavre says: Aug 20, 2010 11:30 AM

    One could only hope so.

  94. BrentFavre says: Aug 20, 2010 11:35 AM

    It was never about the $.
    Possibly 28 million.
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d819e422a/article/favres-incentiveladen-contract-could-net-up-to-28m

  95. owllie969 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:37 AM

    wow, so much for screening posts. here’s an observation: when chilly’s job was on the line he was begging farve to come back, stay with me….then after….after he signs his extension there’s squabbles on and off camera. my point, all of a sudden chilly had to prove it was his team again and not let the maverick favre take over. even in the critical seconds of our saint/vikes demise you saw it. favre didnt want or need a timeout but chilly called it, i think because he wanted not only some tv time but to show everybody including favre who was in charge. you could see it in favres body language. the one time of the season when they should have run their uncreative handoff up the middle to ap they dont. one handoff and a kick an we’re in the superbowl. instead chilly %)*&&$## it up.

  96. Majik Bullet says: Aug 20, 2010 11:41 AM

    Guy who is holding onto the past because his current teams sucks by clinging to those 12 championships, most of which were won when there were 8 teams in the league, and not one since 1996 says:
    Meanwhile, our QB is only 26 and all-pro. Your QB f**ks up playoff games with stupid interceptions. Thanks Ted!
    __________________
    “Your” QB is not all-pro, not even close. And if I’m not mistaken, didn’t “your” QB throw a stupid interception and also fumble punt away his only playoff game?

  97. Vikes8480 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:41 AM

    12TimeWorldChamps – Two regular season games against a division rival can mean a lot.
    Oooh let us all bow down to the great Aaron Rodgers, the 26 year old, greatest QB to ever grace the backwoods of Wisconsin! How many playoff games has your ropesucking hero won? I remember you Packer fans acting the same way about the Don Majkowski. Its funny because every player on the Packers is the best in the league in the eyes of Packer fans. They should just comprise the NFC Pro Bowl team of Packers. They have won 12 championships.
    “We’ve won 12 world championships, how many has your team won?” is a Packer fans only comeback when someone proves them wrong.

  98. Twinkietoes says: Aug 20, 2010 11:51 AM

    So..the Vikings are going to be a weaker team this year than lastyear. I don’t buy it. Farve has no break-in period with the wide recievers this year. The whole offensive line returns intact, with Loadholt having a year of experience. The defensive line is deeper than ever. We have one of the best middle linebackers in the game back again and the secondary has another year of experience playing together. I also think Peterson is going to have a much better year.
    If Peterson has early success and the defences start to stack the line, Farve is going to use the year of experience he has with each receiver to pick opposing defences apart.
    After what the Saints tried in the championship game, Brees will be lucky to walk off the field in the first game.

  99. karlieanne says: Aug 20, 2010 12:04 PM

    Keep hatin’, haters. It’s fuel for the fire. The Vikes have the same team as last year–a team that should have won the game against the Saints. No one thought we would make it to that title game but we played like shit and somehow still almost won. We have a strong team and, frankly, as a Vikes fan I like to see naysayers and media backlash. We are not a team everyone assumes will win, which only motivates us further. Stay tuned for the BEAT DOWN.

  100. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 20, 2010 12:19 PM

    Hey twinkie…we have the best O line in the game…good luck getting to Brees. Favre on the other hand will be beaten to a pulp once again…Queens have no chance and my guess is, they’ll start the season 0-3! GEAUX SAINTS!!

  101. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 20, 2010 12:26 PM

    Plus, do you really believe that you’re overrated defense didn’t try to get to Brees before…please dude, queens are outmatched! “Bring em to the dome we gon chew em up and spit em out!”

  102. sportsbruh3 says: Aug 20, 2010 12:33 PM

    The Vikings are going to IMPLODE!
    I feel sorry for Adrian Peterson. He’s getting the short end of the stick because of an OLD ILLITERATE Quarterback with nothing better to do but throw balls TO THE Defensive Backs.
    If I was a DB playing the Vikings…I would make a name for myself picking off Brett Farve.
    There is too much Tape out there not too.

  103. Twinkietoes says: Aug 20, 2010 12:52 PM

    I do belive we chased him all over the field in that game. He’s just faster than Brett.

  104. robert ethen says: Aug 20, 2010 12:58 PM

    The Yahoos! occupy a spider hole, not a fox hole. The lowest of the low in a lowly industry.

  105. mattgso says: Aug 20, 2010 1:04 PM

    Vikes8480 says:
    August 20, 2010 11:41 AM
    Oooh let us all bow down to the great Aaron Rodgers, the 26 year old, greatest QB to ever…
    …..I remember you Packer fans acting the same way about the Don Majkowski. ….
    ————————————————
    Yea he’s terrible. Not even AFL caliber.

  106. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 20, 2010 1:06 PM

    Not the case man…I think he was sacked once.

  107. Vikes8480 says: Aug 20, 2010 1:08 PM

    SSgtLMJ,
    The Saints are cheap shot pussys.

  108. FoF says: Aug 20, 2010 1:09 PM

    “You haven’t posted any truth on here or JSOnline in years, so it’s kind of hypocritical for you to be throwing stones. At least you’ve self-identified as a Favre apologist.”
    I haven’t posted at JSOnline in years, so you’re right there. As far as self identifying, the only thing I identified was your idiotic statement about “truth” in an opine. Thanks

  109. FoF says: Aug 20, 2010 1:12 PM

    Favre’s Hamartia: “Interesting that you brought up the Wagnerian opera… my ID is based off the same operatic concept.”
    lol, you lost the little credibility you did have, fruitcake. No wonder you’re such a big Ted Thompson fan. Toodles!

  110. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 20, 2010 1:16 PM

    Vikes8480…that’s what you goons keep telling us. Expect more of the same in 3 weeks…don’t like it? Stop us then…this is football man and you’re calling the Saints pussies…please dude, embrace a different sport if you feel that way. I bet you have one of those gay little hats with the horns on it you retards like to wear…LMAO

  111. FoF says: Aug 20, 2010 1:17 PM

    “fatre’s FIRST year with the vikings ended in disaster. he dropped back in the pocket and threw the nfc championship game away. to the aints. in overtime. ”
    Negative. It wasn’t in over time, it was in regulation first of all. Secondly, an incompletion is the same as an INT in that situation, the FG would have been the longest of Longwell’s career if made. And remember Ted Thompson got rid of him a couple years ago due to a weak leg. So I find it ironic that so many Ted Thompson fans thinks the loss is on Favre.

  112. FoF says: Aug 20, 2010 1:27 PM

    Favre’s Hamartia 8:31 post:
    1st Para: It was also his first few games in with new unproven WRs, new team, and new coach. After a year with the team and the great chemistry he has with the players, he will pick off where he left off. The great performances against the Cowboys and NO in the playoffs. No worries.
    2nd Para: So what? Every team hits rough patches every year, minus the 07 Patriots. Why is it a sin when it’s Favre’s team? Remember AR stinking up the joint against the winless Bucs? I was in Vegas when that happen and everybody in the sportsbook was laughing at Erin and the Packers. Despite what happened in December, they dominated in the playoffs and nearly beat the NFC favorites on their home turf despite several turnovers and horrible ref calls.
    3rd Para: blah blah blah “tough schedule this year”. Hear this every year with almost every team. Here is something an ignorant fan like you probably doesn’t know. With the new schedule format, the other teams in the NFC North play pretty much the same teams. Since with Favre Minnesota is unquestionably the best team in the NFC North (without Favre it was questionable that it might be GB), they will still win the division and secure a spot and home game in the post season.
    Ball’s in your court. Can’t wait for your “opinions”, but I have a feeling you will run and hide like the coward you are (and the fact that you are too afraid to use your JSOnline ID.) Chicken! BAWK BAWK BAWK!

  113. cusoman says: Aug 20, 2010 1:32 PM

    Brees was sacked once, but hurried many times. Unfortunately there’s no good stat sites out there that keep track of QB hurries, so you’re just going to have to take my word for it, FWIW :P

  114. robert ethen says: Aug 20, 2010 1:41 PM

    Yahoo! sports is available around the world. It’s especially popular with the !Kung speakers of the Kalahari region. Silver! is huge among the locals.

  115. FoF says: Aug 20, 2010 1:46 PM

    Favre’s Hamartia 8:31 post:
    1st Para: It was also his first few games in with new unproven WRs, new team, and new coach. After a year with the team and the great chemistry he has with the players, he will pick off where he left off. The great performances against the Cowboys and NO in the playoffs. No worries.
    2nd Para: So what? Every team hits rough patches every year, minus the 07 Patriots. Why is it a sin when it’s Favre’s team? Remember AR stinking up the joint against the winless Bucs? I was in Vegas when that happen and everybody in the sportsbook was laughing at Erin and the Packers. Despite what happened in December, they dominated in the playoffs and nearly beat the NFC favorites on their home turf despite several turnovers and horrible ref calls.
    3rd Para: blah blah blah “tough schedule this year”. Hear this every year with almost every team. Here is something an ignorant fan like you probably doesn’t know. With the new schedule format, the other teams in the NFC North play pretty much the same teams. Since with Favre Minnesota is unquestionably the best team in the NFC North (without Favre it was questionable that it might be GB), they will still win the division and secure a spot and home game in the post season.
    Ball’s in your court. Can’t wait for your “opinions”, but I have a feeling you will run and hide like the coward you are (and the fact that you are too afraid to use your JSOnline ID.) Chicken! BAWK BAWK BAWK!

  116. cusoman says: Aug 20, 2010 1:52 PM

    Here’s some FACTUAL reporting by the fine folks at the Star Tribune to go along with this poor excuse for reporting:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/101158799.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUnciaec8O7EyUsl
    All is fine in Vikeland.

  117. Pervy *Harvin says: Aug 20, 2010 2:17 PM

    Doesn’t it suck to always choke on the Vikings big fat nuts? You haters fellate us daily and choke on the cream corn.We really love it! Thank you!!!

  118. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 20, 2010 2:33 PM

    Dude you’re a wierdo…

  119. nynick says: Aug 20, 2010 2:53 PM

    More Florio shillin’ for the haters. Look, the people who are predicting this doom predicted the exact same thing last year. The Vikes definitely play a tougher schedule but so what? The Saints played way above their heads last year. Keep in mind the Vikes turned the ball over 5 or 6 times against them and if it wasn’t for a stupid 12 men on the field penalty, they still might have won. The Jets without Revis are no match, the Fins aren’t either. The Packers will find out this team is more than just Farve. That just leaves the ‘Boys and the Pats. The Cowboys are good but Romo never misses an opportunity to play poorly in a big game. The Pats are older and slower than they’ve been in a decade. Sorry Florio but I see another Superbowl run under Farve and this time, they get it done.

  120. Pervy *Harvin says: Aug 20, 2010 3:00 PM

    Quit sensoring my posts Florio or i will text Favre and tell him you are a doucher….

  121. davev says: Aug 20, 2010 3:01 PM

    If Favre was as serious about his love and loyalty to his teammates, then why did he wait so long to have surgery? He could have been healed (instead of just now) and receiving therapy long ago. It is his team, not management or the owner or the coaches, and everyone now knows it. It is all about Favre and may the team help him. If no super bowl, then Favre will blame both the ankle and coaches. Is he going to blame Harvin if he has headaches on Sundays? I feel for Childress and company for being publicly mocked. I guess that is what you get for ass kissing plus $20 million these days.

  122. tv says: Aug 20, 2010 3:30 PM

    # MNSportsGuy79 says: August 20, 2010 9:00 AM
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!
    Most Super Bowl winners for the last 10 years has been the media favorite ya dummy! Brady, Brady, Brady, Roethlisberger, Manning, Manning, Roethlisberger, Brees…catching the patern yet?
    Ok, I’ll type this slowly so you can understand it – TEAMS!!!!! The TEAMS that are the preseason favorites NEVER reach and win the SB! Don’t believe it? Last year NO was “picked” to go 8-8 at best by the “experts”! Who was the favorite to win it? NE!! the year before who was supposed to be there? NE and Arz or the Cowgirls. Before that NE again – Indy won.
    Don’t believe it? Look up some past pre-season issues of SI. I can’t recall the “media favorites” reaching the SB in any of the past 20 yrs or more.
    This year’s favorites – Minn, NYJ, and of course, as always, the Cowgirls.
    So ever so slowly, so you don’t hurt yourself, pull your head out of your ass!

  123. Dustin Chandler says: Aug 20, 2010 4:41 PM

    This article makes a lot of sense. Surprisingly.
    ….and why do people keep saying “Toy Story 2″? That movie sucked! Toy Story 3 was the true sequel.

  124. cusoman says: Aug 20, 2010 5:31 PM

    @tv says: August 20, 2010 3:30 PM
    Media favorites are not the same as the “experts” favorites. Media favorites are the teams and players who make the best stories. Experts favorites are the favorites based on their analysis on stats, players and coaching. They really are 2 different concepts, though the 2 do crossover plenty.

  125. scra22 says: Aug 20, 2010 5:46 PM

    @Vikes8480
    Interesting that you would apply the P-word to the Saints, when in fact it is your little fanbase and team whining about getting hit.

  126. rcunningham says: Aug 20, 2010 6:35 PM

    I find it hilarious that people were saying THE EXACT SAME THING LAST SEASON.
    And people are STILL under the impression that Favre will throw 20+ picks…despite the fact that he threw 9 interceptions all of last year (including playoffs!).
    God you people are so goddamn dumb. Florio, do everyone in the world a favor and get rid of the comment feature on PFT. It makes everyone who reads them just a bit dumber.

  127. Ridge_Runner says: Aug 21, 2010 6:08 AM

    rightwingvike says:
    I’m sorry Erin Rodgers would rather have a tickle fight with his roommate and butter finger the ball to his opponent in the playoffs than work hard enough to beat Brett and the Vikes.
    Like Favre’s finish to the season was any better as he quite literally threw away the NFC Championship after 4 quarters of utterly abysmal play by the rest of his teammates. But please continue the would’ve/should’ve/could’ve routineif it helps you sleep better at night.

  128. acers says: Aug 21, 2010 8:07 AM

    Little Tommy says:
    August 20, 2010 7:13 AM
    The Vikes will get what they deserve. That whole thing up there is a mess and they have nobody to blame but themselves. They call themselves a professional NFL franchise??? They should be ashamed of themselves…selling out the whole team to pacify an over-the-hill moron. GO BEARS
    ………Acers says:…….
    sorry Little, and I am still laughing at your PFT username…..
    Seriously dude, Cutler and your mess up north….no receivers….an over the shoulder OC in Martz……talk about probelms in bear land.
    All the over the hill Favre did was have 33 TDs, 7Ints, his best passing % ever, on and on.
    Gee, I’d rather have Cutler and THAT MESS!! LOL!!!!!!!!

  129. Terry says: Aug 21, 2010 9:07 AM

    It’s always interesting to read “quasi reporters” from “2nd tear” media such as yahoo and PFT criticize guys like Brett Favre and others simply because he has zero interest in being interviewed by such meaningless reporters. Get over it already!

  130. Favre's Hamartia says: Aug 21, 2010 1:32 PM

    @FoF:
    So you post this:
    “Since with Favre Minnesota is unquestionably the best team in the NFC North”,
    and you accuse me of mistaking fact for opinion? Your lack of credibility is showing again. But hey, wow, you called me a chicken… I guess you win.
    Just promise me one thing – promise me you’ll still be posting on here at the end of the season. I can’t wait to read the excuses you’ll make up.

  131. dsheik says: Aug 21, 2010 7:10 PM

    lol are these the same experts that predicted “disaster” for Favre and the Vikes last year?
    Sure seemed to be a lot of that “It will never work” attitude out there. They probably wont duplicate last years #s but they should be good enough to make the post season then who knows. With Favre they have a shot, without him their an 8-8 team at best.

  132. BrentFavre says: Aug 23, 2010 9:31 AM

    I think this pretty much sums it up.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/shimsham/RodgersFavreSmall.png

  133. favremania04 says: Aug 23, 2010 11:49 AM

    wow everyone is sooo negative maybe they are just pissed at how crappy their lives turned out lol and are taking it out on a GAME. Its just a game people don’t have a heart attack defending your cloudy judgemental opinions you are ALL WRONG anyway in what your saying your football knowledge is sorely lacking go study football history who is the Canton Bulldogs? The NFL is different every year good teams from one year are bad the next so looking at a teams schedule and basing your opinions on OLD LAST YEARS EVENTS is STUPID AND RIDICULOUS IT’S A NEW YEAR EVERY TEAM STARTS OVER.

  134. mattgso says: Aug 23, 2010 5:14 PM

    # favremania04 says: August 23, 2010 11:49 AM
    The NFL is different every year good teams from one year are bad the next so looking at a teams schedule and basing your opinions on OLD LAST YEARS EVENTS is STUPID AND RIDICULOUS IT’S A NEW YEAR EVERY TEAM STARTS OVER.
    ———————————————–
    Let’s not cloud the issue with a bunch of facts.

  135. Bigbluefan says: Aug 23, 2010 8:40 PM

    Do you folks in Minn and WI know how funny it is to watch you poke at each others states.
    The only difference between Miss and WI and Minn is snow.
    And maybe a tooth
    But when it comes to FB you have the Packers who are a historic team and the Vikings who are just there.
    Brett is not going to help you win this year as I am not a fan of either team I can sit back and say he is done he is one or two good hits from a walker.
    The Pack did the right thing when they showed him the door and the Vikes are banking on this guy to save the team and get a new building.
    The Vikes are done in Minn the team is heading West to LA

  136. PackFaninPackLand says: Aug 24, 2010 1:04 AM

    Florio: “Some see disaster in Favre-Vikings sequel”
    Some ??? So one dope throws out a hair-brained opinion and that means “some ??? Funny, how I recall the same thing being said last year too.

  137. spiritof66 says: Aug 24, 2010 3:56 AM

    “Vikings” and “Disaster” in the same headline.
    Man that never gets old. Brings a laugh every time, but shouldn’t we seriously consider replacing the word disaster with viking?
    Example: The gulf oil spill is one of the United States worst natural vikings ever.
    P.S. You know why the Vikings wear purple?
    Because that is the color you turn when you choke.

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