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Brett Favre won’t be joining the Panthers, just in case you were wondering

Brett Favre, Bus Cook AP

Buried in the rubble of a Charley Walters notes column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press Sunday is the following statement, which surely scared the crap out of Panthers beat writers:

“Don’t discount the possibility of Brett Favre, who turns 42 in October, returning next season, but not with the Vikings. Maybe Carolina,” Walters writes.

We’re familiar enough with Walters’ odd mix of rumors and conjecture that we usually ignore him.   But the note got enough attention for someone in Carolina to track it down.

Darin Gantt of the Rock Hill Herald says Favre-to-the-Panthers is “not happening.”

“Ran it up the flagpole early this morning, and the response was swift and sure,” Gantt said.

Carolina fans will have to settle for possibly adding just one Bus Cook client at quarterback.

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30 Responses to “Brett Favre won’t be joining the Panthers, just in case you were wondering”
  1. ndgarretjax says: Mar 28, 2011 2:28 PM

    UPDATE: Brett Favre signs with the Bengals. We are looking into this story even further.

  2. Deb says: Mar 28, 2011 2:36 PM

    You know, that thought never crossed my mind. But they could do (have done) far worse.

  3. hobartbaker says: Mar 28, 2011 2:50 PM

    Rock Head Darin of the Rock Hill Herald knows nothing of consequence, in any case.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 28, 2011 2:59 PM

    Well crazy as it may sound, I think Favre is one of the few guys in league history that COULD pull off playing at age 42, and that he might not be that bad for a team like Carolina that needs a vet to give them a leader while Clausen and Newton develop more. He might help them win some games and compete! I would be considering him highly if I was a team with a QB need and he is willing to play for a low pay rate, not like the salary he commanded last year.

    Favre, don’t be a chicken, you can and should play, don’t worry about what the media says, perhaps you will end on a high note and invalidate the jokes they made about you last year by doing great at an even more remarkable old age!

  5. drexelvol says: Mar 28, 2011 2:59 PM

    Who is Brett Favre?

  6. upperdecker19 says: Mar 28, 2011 3:48 PM

    Clearly not the icon/entertainer that the Panthers are looking for….

  7. jwil444 says: Mar 28, 2011 3:49 PM

    Favre to the Redskins!

  8. JimmySmith says: Mar 28, 2011 4:01 PM

    Signing BrINT Favre is a sign of stupidity and sheer desperation. That’s why the Vikings are the only team that could possibly do it despite what Charley Walters says in his rag newspaper.

  9. BC says: Mar 28, 2011 4:07 PM

    Why the heck would he go there? He’d have to go to a team that had a chance to win. If I were him I’d go to the Raiders before I went to Carolina. Maybe Tennessee.

  10. dirtdawg55 says: Mar 28, 2011 4:12 PM

    Other QBs the Panthers are not bringing in include Marino, Elway, Montana, Bradshaw, Staubach, Fouts, Young and Aikman.

  11. thespeaker08 says: Mar 28, 2011 4:13 PM

    They’re more likely to dangle in QB obscurity for 15 more years than to make a move on a Quarterback worth mentioning.

    This, coming from a Panthers fan. Seriously, has any team been more screwed this year than the Panthers? Richardson cuts what talent was on the roster to save money for 2010. Fox was in a lame duck year – think of it as a 6 month long two week notice quality of work. Andrew Luck stays in school. We get a new coach, but there’s a lockout so he can’t even meet and work with the players or take advantage of the additional practices alloted to new coaches. They have the #1 pick with no clear cut number one available. Also – Jimmy Clausen is still their best QB.

  12. mountaindont says: Mar 28, 2011 4:15 PM

    Why the Vikings are the most inept team in professional sports history

    ** 4 Superbowl losses

    ** 5 straight losses in NFC Championship games

    **Gary Anderson who had just completed the first perfect regular season in NFL history (not missing a single extra point or field goal attempt the entire year), missed a 38-yard attempt with less than 2 minutes remaining in NFC championship game that most likely puts Vikes in Superbowl in 98.

    **in 2003 Arizona’s last second touchdown on 4th and 28 against Vikings eliminated Vikings from playoffs. The moment of Arizona’s touchdown was actually the first moment the entire season in which the Vikings hadn’t led their division. The Vikings became the second team in football history to miss the playoffs after getting off to a 6-0 start

    **The “Hail Mary” pass Drew Pearson caught against the Vikes in 75 NFC championship to give Dallas the win in the final minute.

    **Jim Marshall’s wrong way run

    **The Herschel Walker trade in which Vikings gave Dallas three 1st rounders, three 2nd rounders, plus a 3rd and a 6th rounder in addition to 5 players. Walker lasts only 3 seasons in Minnesota
    ** In 1999 the Vikings select Michigan State Defensive end Dimitrius Underwood with the 29th overall pick. Underwood spent one day in camp and walked out. It was eventually shown Underwood suffered from mental Illness. The ineptness of the Vikings comes into play because his coaches at Michigan State warned NFL scouts that he was not mentally stable enough to play in the NFL.
    .
    **Vikings despite being favored, The Vikings lose 41-0 in NFC championship game in 2000.
    **Green Bays Antonio Freeman makes one of the all time great miracle catches in overtime to defeat Vikings in 2000
    **2003 In yet another move of ineptness the Vikings are on the board in the first round of the 2003 draft with the 7th overall pick. The Vikings missed the deadline to make the pick. Meanwhile, the two teams immediately behind Minnesota on the board Jacksonville and Carolina rushed their cards to the podium in New York and made their picks before the Vikings.
    ** With 19 seconds remaining in the 2010 NFC Championship game the Vikings call a timeout on 3rd and 10 at the Saints 33 yard line. They had one timeout remaining, so the smart money was on them running the ball and hoping to gain four to five yards — thus setting up an approximately 45-yard field goal as time expired to win the game. On that next play the Vikings are penalized for 12 men in the huddle. The penalty pushed them out of FG range and most likely cost them a trip to the Superbowl. See below for nail in the coffin on the next play
    **2010 Favre`s 4th down 4th quarter interception with seconds remaining vs Saints in NFC championship puts New Orleans in Superbowl.
    * Between 1986 and 1990, nine Vikings were arrested for drunken driving, and receiver Buster Rhymes was treated for cocaine dependency.

    * In 1988, citing “overwhelming negative response” from the public, the Vikings released convicted sex offender Mossy Cade.

    * In 1994, Joey Browner is charged with third-degree rape in Minneapolis. Charges are later dismissed.

    * In 1995, running back Keith Henderson pleaded guilty to three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

    * 1995, Star Minnesota Vikings quarterback Warren Moon is arrested in Houston and charged with misdemeanor assault after he slapped his wife, choking her “nearly to the point of unconsciousness.” Moon is later acquitted after his wife refuses to testify. A few months previously, Moon had been charged with sexual assault by a Vikings cheerleader in a case that was settled out of court.

    * That year, Moon allegedly struck his wife in the head with an open hand and choked her to the point where she almost passed out, according to police in Missouri City, Texas.

    She did not press charges and, although the case went to trial anyway, Moon was found not guilty.

    * In 1995, the Star Tribune reported that the Vikings paid $150,000 to head off a sexual harassment suit against Vikings assistant coach Richard Solomon, coach Dennis Green’s closest friend on the staff.

    * In 1996, James Harris, Minnesota Vikings defensive end, pleads guilty to third-degree assault for beating his wife.

    * In 1999, safety Orlando Thomas was disciplined by the NFL after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge of simple battery on his wife.

    * In 2002, receiver Randy Moss knocked a traffic cop to the ground with his car, then was charged with drug possession. He later reached an out-of-court settlement with the officer.

    * In 2002, two women claimed to be sexually assaulted at the team’s Arctic Blast fundraiser.

    * In 2004, linebackers E.J. Henderson and Michael Nattiel and tight end Steve Farmer were arrested after officers said they saw the players assaulting a man outside the Tabu nightclub in Minneapolis.

    * In 2005, running back Onterrio Smith was suspended by the NFL for a year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, two months after being caught at an airport with The Original Whizzinator, a kit designed to circumvent drug tests.

    * Also in 2005, coach Mike Tice was fined by the NFL for scalping Super Bowl tickets, and defensive tackle Kevin Williams was arrested on charges of domestic abuse.

    * Wide receiver Kelly Campbell driving a stolen SUV high with a stolen and weapon, with 16 grams of marijuana

    * Daunte Culpepper’s SUV involved in drug arrest

    * Former running back Ted Brown was indicted by a Mille Lacs County grand jury in late 2003 on first-and third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges after an incident at a team function on Lake Mille Lacs. He remains free on bail.

    Brown is charged in a February 2003 incident during the Vikings’ annual Arctic Blast event at Eddy’s Resort. Prosecutors allege that Brown forced sex on an intoxicated woman who was unable to consent.

    * Tommy Kramer DUI
    * Donald Igwebuike involved in drug trafficking
    * Robert Tate threatening to have the mother of his child beaten up by his cousin
    * Kenny Mixon not 1, not 2, but 3 DUI’s while with the team
    * Former Executive Mike Kelly getting a DUI going to bail out players at the Arctic Blast
    * Denny Green Sexual Harassment Allegations
    * EJ Henderson DUI
    * January 2011 Vikings De Everson Griffin being arrested 2 times within 3 days. He was Drunk in public and then 3 days later was tased by the police after trying to run away after being pulled over for suspicion of felony battery.
    * 2010 Vikings trade a 3rd round draft pick to Patriots for WR Randy Moss. Moss is cut 4 games later
    *Oh, yeah, that whole sex boat scandal too.
    * 2011 Vikings sign Johnny Jolly ??
    I`m sure there are things I missed but this is why

    I believe the Vikings are the most inept team Professional sports history

  13. hoobsher says: Mar 28, 2011 4:22 PM

    ive never heard of this charley walters but i already hate him.

  14. sdboltaction says: Mar 28, 2011 4:28 PM

    I guess the interns think there was something wrong with my post that wasn’t permitted. So I’ll try again since there wasn’t anything wrong with it and they’re only human so I’ll assume it was a lack of attention.

    Favre will be doing Extenze commercials with Jimmy Johnson.

  15. mountaindont says: Mar 28, 2011 4:30 PM

    oh yeah, I also forgot
    ** 2005, Vikings coach Mike Tice was fined by the NFL for scalping Super Bowl tickets

  16. jamoe17 says: Mar 28, 2011 4:33 PM

    When did PFT decide to harness freedom of speech?

  17. blaz0037 says: Mar 28, 2011 4:35 PM

    mountain don’t, same to you man, geez. why are you so obsessed with the Vikes?

  18. blaz0037 says: Mar 28, 2011 4:37 PM

    and Mountaindont, you’ve posted that same thread 10 times over the past 2 months. Try something original man. Drop the spite and relax

  19. blaz0037 says: Mar 28, 2011 4:38 PM

    oh yeah, I also forgot
    ** 2005, Vikings coach Mike Tice was fined by the NFL for scalping Super Bowl tickets

    no, that was in there. clueless troll

  20. jimr10 says: Mar 28, 2011 4:39 PM

    I, for one, have never thought Bret Favor would actually retire. How can he be in the newspapers and on t.v. all the time. The most dangerous place in the world to be standing is between bret favre and a t.v. camera.

  21. stellarperformance says: Mar 28, 2011 4:42 PM

    Have you ever noticed how a ballpoint pen writes just a little bit more smoothly than usual, just before it runs out of ink? Or how your car seems to have never run better, just before it runs out of gas? Or how a light bulb burns just a bit brighter, before it burns out altogether? That describes Favres’ sun-moon-and-stars-are-all-aligned season in 2009. In 2010 he was dried out, out of gas, and burned out. He’s done. And he has too much on his hands to deal with that he didn’t have last year..which is a disenchanted wife and some excited lawyers licking their chops. Football is the last thing on this guy’s mind….thank God.

  22. help me says: Mar 28, 2011 4:44 PM

    “Brett Favre won’t be joining the Panthers, just in case you were wondering”.

    I wasn’t.

  23. skins1976 says: Mar 28, 2011 5:03 PM

    In two years Brett Farve will replace Sally Fields in all of the “Boneva” commercials.

  24. terrellblowens says: Mar 28, 2011 5:20 PM

    @mountaindont

    Not a fan of the Packers or Vikings, but who the heck takes the time to point all that out on an internet blog comments section? I bet it’s a gratifying feeling

  25. melikefootball says: Mar 28, 2011 5:25 PM

    Please don’t tell me we are already going to start with Favre. I heard his wife pretty much has his total attention at home after all of last year.

  26. Slackmo says: Mar 28, 2011 5:39 PM

    Brett texted a picture of his flagpole to the Panthers earlier this morning.

  27. Deb says: Mar 28, 2011 5:40 PM

    @jamoe17 …

    It’s been happening for a while now.

  28. peanutbutter&jelly says: Mar 28, 2011 6:00 PM

    i think i have a great idea-lets just forget about farve even if he does play again but especially during the months leading up to pre-season & the regular season PLEASE do not give this attention craving person any headlines as i’m quite certian thats all he wants anyway.if he plays so be it let us find out in sept. not before PLEASE

  29. thefiesty1 says: Mar 28, 2011 10:47 PM

    Who cares? His time has come and gone.

  30. lucky5927 says: Mar 29, 2011 9:48 AM

    Favre would struggle in Carolina because he has no WR talent around him. Steve Smith is on the downside and who else is there? They would have to draft AJ Green, and sign a quality free agent and even then that would be asking a lot, because no one would have time to practice with him due to the Lockout. So no… this wouldn’t work at all.

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