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Brett Favre: "It's a media frenzy world"

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre knows he was the subject of constant media attention this offseason as everyone speculated about whether or not he’d retire.  (Again.)  But Favre believes that says more about the state of the media than it does about him.

“It’s a media frenzy world,” Favre said in an interview today with Adam Schein, Rich Gannon and John Madden on Sirius NFL Radio. “Nothing goes untouched or un-talked about.  I quietly — I thought quietly — tried to make my decision.  I had surgery about a month before camp and the media started camping out at the gate.  I never asked them to come.  I never asked them to talk about it.”

Favre also discussed watching tape of the Vikings’ loss to the Saints in the NFC Championship Game, saying he thinks his team blew a golden opportunity to get to the Super Bowl.

“The obvious thing that jumps out at you is, boy, we had every chance to win that football game,” Favre said of watching the Saints game again.

Although Favre talked mostly about Thursday night’s regular-season opener against the Saints, he sounded like he still has some regrets about that January loss in New Orleans.

“Super Bowls don’t come around too often for a player or a team,” Favre said.  “Nor do championship games.”

Favre also touched on his surgically repaired ankle, saying, “I still feel it every day.”  And he downplayed talk that there’s a rift in his relationship with Vikings coach Brad Childress.

“I think it’s fine,” Favre said of the coach-quarterback relationship. “And I think he would say the same thing. . . . This is Brad Childress’s team.”

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  1. CarlGerbschmidt says: Sep 8, 2010 3:51 PM

    “Favre also discussed watching tape of the Vikings’ loss to the Saints in the NFC Championship Game, saying he thinks his team blew a golden opportunity to get to the Super Bowl.
    “The obvious thing that jumps out at you is, boy, we had every chance to win that football game,” Favre said of watching the Saints game again.”
    ————————
    You think? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Nice pass!
    How many Super Bowls have you won (in MN)?

  2. CarlGerbschmidt says: Sep 8, 2010 3:52 PM

    “Favre also discussed watching tape of the Vikings’ loss to the Saints in the NFC Championship Game, saying he thinks his team blew a golden opportunity to get to the Super Bowl.
    “The obvious thing that jumps out at you is, boy, we had every chance to win that football game,” Favre said of watching the Saints game again. ”
    ————-
    You think? Nice pass! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
    How many Super Bowls have you won (in MN)?

  3. trickbunny says: Sep 8, 2010 3:56 PM

    Good Farve, everyone.
    I just wanted to Brett Favre a minute and say Brett Favre to all you Brett Favres out there. It’s been a tough Brett Favre this year, but we have no Brett Favre to waste. We can’t wait until tomorrow, let alone the day after Brett Favre to start Favre-ing.
    In addition, I’d like to Brett Favre you to Brett Favre day, which is every day for the rest of your Brett Favre.
    Favre You,
    Brett Favre

  4. Bob Nelson says: Sep 8, 2010 3:57 PM

    “Super Bowls don’t come around too often for a player or a team,” Favre said. “Nor do championship games.”
    Especially if you are the trophyless vikings who last won their conference when Gerald Ford was President and have never been World Champions.

  5. BOYCOTTFOOTBALLcom says: Sep 8, 2010 4:03 PM

    Im betting Brett #4 Farvre has a Twitter account after the season ends.

  6. jwstick says: Sep 8, 2010 4:06 PM

    Favre lost the NFC championship game last year when he threw the interception. he lost his last Packer playoff game with a pick 6. Stick a fork in paw paw. He’s done. saints will retire him for good tomorrow night.! Ha Ha.

  7. jwstick says: Sep 8, 2010 4:07 PM

    Facts:
    The New Orleans Saints are World Champions.
    The Vikings are girly, wussy, losers.
    Tomorrow night in the Superdome the World Champion Saints will beat the girly Vikes stupid!

  8. VikingsPrincess says: Sep 8, 2010 4:18 PM

    How dare Favre give an interview. What a drama queen! Cue the Favre haters….
    As a Vikings fan, I’m glad the team has had to watch the NFCCG as part of their preparation. They should go in wanting to correct what they did wrong the first time around. Granted, tomorrow’s game is just 1 of 16 in the regular season so it doesn’t hold the same weight as the last one, but it would be nice to start 1-0.
    Everyone is against the Vikings in this game. Last time that happened, we beat down the Cowpokes 34-3 in the divisional round. If that’s what happens when everyone is against us, then keep keep on hating.
    Skol Vikings!

  9. LunarPie says: Sep 8, 2010 4:24 PM

    Brett Farve is sick with his own self-centeredness. He threw the whacky pass that ended that game and it wasn’t his first. Retire now before you ruin your name and blow another playoff game with your crazy arm.

  10. MNFANINAZ says: Sep 8, 2010 4:28 PM

    Dear Brett,
    Kick their asses tomorrow!
    LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER,
    The fan base you always wanted to play for and now have the opportunity to do so every Sunday.
    We love you and will never take you for granted!
    Good to have you back!
    “Nothing gonna stop us no…”

  11. mama tried says: Sep 8, 2010 4:29 PM

    This is Brad Childress’s team
    - Funny BrINT, you know you own Chillys balls!!

  12. NathanExplosion says: Sep 8, 2010 4:30 PM

    Quick! Someone ask Sage Rosenfels’ opinion on this!

  13. MNFANINAZ says: Sep 8, 2010 4:30 PM

    VIKINGSFOOTBALLTALK.com
    OUR HOUSE… whether it be Nawlins… ZONA… green Bay… Chi City… its all about the Minnesota Vikings… today, tomorrow… forever.

  14. leucas says: Sep 8, 2010 4:31 PM

    “Opportunities to blow Super Bowls or Championship Games don’t come around often. So I make the most of those opportunities.”

  15. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Sep 8, 2010 4:33 PM

    This is the greatest WebFavresite in the world!
    Keep ‘em coming boys!

  16. SHACKFU says: Sep 8, 2010 4:33 PM

    Dude, this guy’s “Ah shucks, gee golly, I’m just a good ole boy” attitude is well past needing adjustment.
    There’s a reason the Saints Defense took the shots at him that they did. There’s not as much respect for this guy around the league that Minnesota fans had hoped there would be.
    The NFL will be better off when:
    1) A new CBA is in the bag, and
    2) When Brett Favre retires…hahahahaha

  17. JetGreeeen says: Sep 8, 2010 4:34 PM

    I thought the real subject matter of the media attention regarding Favre was how he was jacking off and sending (texting) the photos to Jenn Sturger.

  18. Dilbio50 says: Sep 8, 2010 4:36 PM

    “Super Bowls don’t come around too often for a player or a team,” Favre said. “Nor do championship games.”
    Unless your Donovan McChoke…and lose all,
    but 1.

  19. JustAGuy says: Sep 8, 2010 4:37 PM

    Of course Mr. Favre has never contributed to media frenzy. He has always explained exactly what his plans were. He’s *never* given the media any reason to speculate on what his plans were.

  20. JustAGuy says: Sep 8, 2010 4:39 PM

    Of course Mr. Favre has never contributed to media frenzy. He has always explained exactly what his plans were. He’s *never* given the media any reason to speculate on what his plans were.

  21. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Sep 8, 2010 4:41 PM

    Shut up, Brett.

  22. Skol Favre says: Sep 8, 2010 4:42 PM

    AMEN! This should shut up all the Favre haters out there that say he demands all this attention!!!

  23. jrhsd says: Sep 8, 2010 4:42 PM

    Why in the heck did Bus let him go on that show?
    Schein does nothing but belittle Favre all day long as part of his act of pretending to be the world biggest Packer fan. I understand the strategy, nobody in their right mind would listen to that P.O.S., so Wisconsin is a good place to go at that point.
    Adam Schein is the most annoying man in media. Please Steve Cohen, “big cheese”, pull the plug on Schein and I will listen to your station again.

  24. Horatio says: Sep 8, 2010 4:43 PM

    Who does Favre think he’s kidding?? When he says: “The obvious thing that jumps out at you is, boy, we had every chance to win that football game,” he is throwing his teammates under the bus. The fact is Brett, YOU lost the game for your team with your ridiculous, gun-slingin’ INT in overtime.
    As far as Favre “not asking the media to come”, are we supposed to forget that Favre called press conferences–during Super Bowl week–TWICE–to tell the world that he was retiring?
    This guy is a narcissistic media whore in denial.

  25. Wipackman says: Sep 8, 2010 4:45 PM

    LOL ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Go away Bobby Bouche ‘ ” You CAN’T DO IT !!!! “

  26. 12TimeWorldChamps says: Sep 8, 2010 4:47 PM

    I can hardly wait to see what IAVike has to say, after he’s finished baling hay for the day and banging his toothless cousin.

  27. backdapack10 says: Sep 8, 2010 4:52 PM

    “Super Bowls don’t come around too often for a player or a team,” Favre said. “Nor do championship games.”
    the Queens know that all too well…

  28. Percy Nugz says: Sep 8, 2010 4:59 PM

    FAVRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vikings 42 Saints 35 RUN TELL DAT HOMEBOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Konquest says: Sep 8, 2010 5:02 PM

    How can you go about it quietly, yet give an interview every day? This d-bag is a walking contradiction. Anyone how believes him is a retard.
    Hope he gets some good punishment tomorrow night.
    Go Pack!

  30. queenie says: Sep 8, 2010 5:04 PM

    What’s this…Wow…just WOW…2 Favre stories in one day on PFT…well I’m shocked…just shocked I tell you…and now I’ll comment.
    I love watching Brett play…yes he has issues…but he is the MAN!
    Dude’s 41 and still plays likes he 25.
    I’m hearing that the Saints are fav by 3 pts for Thursday’s game…it should be an interesting night!
    signed,
    A steelers fan in Baltimore

  31. CarlGerbschmidt says: Sep 8, 2010 5:06 PM

    Favre also discussed watching tape of the Vikings’ loss to the Saints in the NFC Championship Game, saying he thinks his team blew a golden opportunity to get to the Super Bowl.
    “The obvious thing that jumps out at you is, boy, we had every chance to win that football game,” Favre said of watching the Saints game again.
    ————-
    You think? Nice Pass! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
    How many Super Bowls have you won (in MN)?

  32. shadowman1433 says: Sep 8, 2010 5:09 PM

    farve said “I know I’m an annoying dumb a$$, but my name aint been in the headlines for a few days, so I have to give an interview.”

  33. tinopuno says: Sep 8, 2010 5:11 PM

    Just a simple country boy havin’ a bunch of fun out there! He’s been keepin’ quiet while he tries to reach a decision and he’s backin’ his coach “one hunnerd and ten percent”.
    What more can you ask of a guy? Truly a prince!

  34. Vikes-N-Favre says: Sep 8, 2010 5:14 PM

    Had a chance to win that game? Had it not been for the Vikings shooting themselves in the foot, and blown calls by the officials, the Vikings would have blown the Saints out of the Dome.
    I also love how PackQueer fans talk smack. What has your team done lately other then finish second to the Vikings the past 2 seasons? What is Jared Allen’s bitch (Rodgers) up to? Favre had better numbers last year and that is from a 40 year old compared to a 23 year old.
    Facts are facts. Until the PackQueers are first in the division after the final game of the season, they will be second fiddle to the Vikings. Numbers (and wins) don’t lie, the Vikings are a superior team plain and simple. We have a better defense, a better OL, a better RB, and a better special teams. We are better, end of story.

  35. Ilovefoolsball says: Sep 8, 2010 5:16 PM

    It’s everybody else’s fault.
    T.O. was right!

  36. Canned Gravy says: Sep 8, 2010 5:17 PM

    What…? None of the typical A-holers on here yet from Twink Town
    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat, RC IV, and Pervy must be wrapping up their paper routes any minute here.
    Oh wait….they could be in Gravie’s mom’s basement playing a Madden 11 Saints/Vikes NFC GC rematch….for the 14th time. The game has a glitch and Favre keeps throwing it away to the opposition…again, and again. Call an audible fellas…run a draw!!

  37. thirdandgoal says: Sep 8, 2010 5:17 PM

    i tend to agree with the old man. the media knows anything favre-related is gold. they’ll chase him around non-stop, and then rip him for being the center of attention. how do you suppose he gets to the ‘center’ in the first place???

  38. Cannon says: Sep 8, 2010 5:19 PM

    Use the pain to fuel the drive for a Super Bowl. Minnesota lets go!

  39. hrmlss says: Sep 8, 2010 5:24 PM

    Vikings 14 New Orleans 35.

  40. Fogs88 says: Sep 8, 2010 5:27 PM

    re: “It’s a media frenzy world,” Favre said in an interview today with Adam Schein, Rich Gannon and John Madden on Sirius NFL Radio. “Nothing goes untouched or un-talked about. I quietly — I thought quietly — tried to make my decision. I had surgery about a month before camp and the media started camping out at the gate. I never asked them to come. I never asked them to talk about it.”
    ————————————————
    Ahmen…… thank you for one unbiased, halfway decent article on here about Favre MDS.
    I am a Pats fan, and neither a Favre or Vikings fan, but I am sick and tired of that idiot Florio trying to jam a bunch of fabricated crap down peoples throats as fact.
    The quote above illustrates exactly what I have been saying on here for months…..and exactly what Favre obsessed morons like Florio don’t want you to hear…… that the root cause of all the annoying Favre drama isn’t Favre – the dude was just sitting at home in Hattiesburg not saying a thing to the media while idiots like Florio forced crappy after crappy story down our throats about it. I mean…..when I say Florio is obsessed with Favre…I mean creepy obsessed. Embarrassingly obsessed.
    I understand there are a lot of miserable Favre hating Green Bay fans out there, still pissed that they had to replace 2/3rds of their wardrobes that were #4 jerseys…….and hated even more seeing him kick your tails twice last year….but please, give the dude a break already. He’s not writing this crap. If a team wants to pull him out of thinking about retirement, send players down to grab him and pay him $20MM for a season…then I guess the dude has managed to create quite a bit of demand for himself, and with a 41 y/o broken down body from 20 years in the NFL…..deserves to do it on his own terms if the demand is there and allows him to. Nobody had a gun to Ziggy or Childress’s head.
    Good news: There is a good chance we might not have to hear any more out of Florio about how Mike Wise made him look like the bumbling fool that he is….
    Bad news: Because MDS wrote something that put Favre in a decent light……we will surely have to suffer through countless more pathetic posts by Florio over the next couple of days talking about a bunch of new manufactured drama about Favre because Florio is once again getting exposed for being an idiot.
    Florio managed to scrape the bottom of the barrell and get a couple of good sound bites from T.O. earlier on his thoughts on Favre. Just who everyone was hoping to hear from. Word has it (Mike Wise told me) that Florio is working on a great scoop right now that will let the PFT minions know exactly what PacMan Jones, Maurice Clarrett and Lawrence Phillips think about the matter. I’m on pins and needles.
    Let’s hope opening kick-off week will keep Florio busy enough to just keep doing what he does best instead….cutting and pasting break news so we can get it all in one place here.
    Leave the analysis to folks that know what they are talking about Florio and leave the drama to TMZ.
    Thanks MDS for a great article.

  41. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 8, 2010 5:27 PM

    Canned Gravy says: What…? None of the typical A-holers on here yet from Twink Town
    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat, RC IV, and Pervy must be wrapping up their paper routes any minute here.
    ————————————————–
    Please stay late at your job loser….we are all at your house playing Choo Choo Train with your old lady. Bring back a drum of douche will you?

  42. Monctonviking says: Sep 8, 2010 5:42 PM

    …..Seems like some packer trolls have bought some saints jearsy’s
    yay you won the superbowl last year yay saints earned it vikings blew it thats true
    t/m night is a new season its just a regular season game but for one more year anyways in the nfl every game counts that is it that is all.
    Maybe some year the vikes can get a superbowl like the saints did
    Maybe the saints fans can forever retire there paper bags
    Maybe the packers fans will stop trolling the oppositions blogs and read about there own team sometime who knows it could all happen

  43. MuskyHunter2542 says: Sep 8, 2010 5:44 PM

    MNFANINAZ says:
    September 8, 2010 4:28 PM
    Dear Brett,
    Kick their asses tomorrow!
    LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER,
    The fan base you always wanted to play for and now have the opportunity to do so every Sunday.
    We love you and will never take you for granted!
    Good to have you back!
    “Nothing gonna stop us no…”
    OMG!!!
    Dude, you are a fan of the worst franchise in all sports. Nobody truly wants to play for the Queens. For christ sake yor team wears pansey purple.
    The only reason Favre went to the queens is because he gets to play The Packers 2 times a year.
    Also, he looks real ghay in purple!!!
    This year, I doubt he will even be able to play when The Packers come to that shitty thing you people call a dome!!!
    You people are just nuts. Last year was the big chance, and that was blown to crap, and you have nobody else to thank then your buddy Brett.
    ROTFLMFAO

  44. Gregjennings85 says: Sep 8, 2010 6:01 PM

    I still remember shirts that said:
    ‘Packers Suck, Favre Swallows.’
    Way to stay classy, Queens fans.

  45. tradebait9 says: Sep 8, 2010 6:09 PM

    Apparently BOOB NELSON forgot that BRET FARVE was the last QB to take the Packers to the Super Bowl.

  46. Ilovefoolsball says: Sep 8, 2010 6:21 PM

    Gregjennings85 says: September 8, 2010 6:01 PM
    I still remember shirts that said:
    ‘Packers Suck, Favre Swallows.’
    Way to stay classy, Queens fans.
    _______________
    is the updated version Favre sucks, Chilly Swallows?

  47. sand0 says: Sep 8, 2010 6:29 PM

    Vikings 40 Saints 13 if the game goes like last year sans turnovers and terrible officiating…

  48. Pat_McCrotch2.0 says: Sep 8, 2010 6:54 PM

    31-24 vikings. everything he sed was right. just ask ed warner bout the media frenzy the dumb sum bytch jumped in bretts truck like a bat outta hell!!!! but its not guys like him and florio who post a favre story every 30mins fault..

  49. cusoman says: Sep 8, 2010 7:17 PM

    So… how about that little thing you Saints fans keep holding onto where you say that all the Vikings players were just “crying” about not winning the game and not taking responsibility for the mistakes they made? Yeah, really never happened. In fact most of the players have fully put the loss on themselves as they knew they shot themselves in the foot and I agree. Here’s another example in a long line that you will ignore to further your little pity party.

  50. whodaywhodat says: Sep 8, 2010 7:50 PM

    # MNFANINAZ says: September 8, 2010 4:30 PM
    VIKINGSFOOTBALLTA LK.com
    OUR HOUSE… whether it be Nawlins… ZONA… green Bay… Chi City… its all about the Minnesota Vikings… today, tomorrow… forever.
    ===================================
    Wow, MNFANINAZ, thought you would never show your face again. At least after weeks of hiding Pervy came back. Wasn’t it you right before the NFCCG saying that there is no way you would lose to us. Something on the order of the T-Wolves have more playoff wins then the Saints?!?
    How did that work out for you anyways??
    TWO DAT!!!

  51. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 8, 2010 7:59 PM

    Super Bowl champions don’t have pity parties…sorry homer.

  52. No Gravy For Sconnies Eats Balls says: Sep 8, 2010 8:55 PM

    Favre sucks.
    Gravy and RCIV eat each others balls.

  53. LordFavre says: Sep 8, 2010 8:57 PM

    Packers suck…but Teddy boy SWALLOWS…(so does Aaron, the new “Jeff George” of the NFL)

  54. Vikes-N-Favre says: Sep 8, 2010 9:40 PM

    BTW, I will be laughing my ass off when the Vikings defense takes a cheap shot on Brees and knocks him out for the season. What goes around comes around you f’n cheaters.
    Also, if everyone didn’t feel sorry for the sappy Saints because of Hurricane Katrina (how many years are they going to use that one?) and they weren’t the “feel good story” of the NFL last season they wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near the SB. They were favored in more games then just the Viking game.
    Who Dat? Jared Allen and company you pansy ass charity case of a football team. Woo Hoo feel sorry for us because our shitty stadium got beat up by a natural disaster and allow us to win a SB so our fans can finally have something good to feel about. What a joke.

  55. footballrulz says: Sep 8, 2010 10:14 PM

    MNFANINAZ says:
    September 8, 2010 4:28 PM
    Dear Brett,
    Kick their asses tomorrow!
    LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER,
    The fan base you always wanted to play for and now have the opportunity to do so every Sunday.
    We love you and will never take you for granted!
    Good to have you back!
    “Nothing gonna stop us no…”
    __________________________________
    Wow, pathetic & priceless all in the same post. I mean really, how low can you go. Where’s BigSkyVike with his THIS IS OUR YEAR, THIS IS OUR YEAR.
    It may possibly be the year for the Vikes but goodness man, get a hold of yourself.

  56. RC IV says: Sep 9, 2010 12:49 PM

    No Gravy For Sconnies Eats Balls says:
    September 8, 2010 8:55 PM
    Favre sucks.
    Gravy and RCIV eat each others balls.
    ===============================
    The said thing is. This turd doesn’t even know how pathetic he is. He thinks this is humor.
    You really should think about ending it all, you serve no purpose on here or in life in general.
    No one will miss you , that I can assure you.

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