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Sharpe makes a pitch for Favre to Buffalo

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We think he was joking.  We hope he was joking.

But on the heels of Bus Cook’s recent proclamation that Brett Favre is better than a lot of guys currently playing and multi-week injuries to a pair of quarterbacks, former Favre teammate Sterling Sharpe has declared on NFL Network that Favre is in the “best shape of his life.”

Sharpe, who specifically directed that message to the Bills, said Favre is running four or five miles per day and riding his bike 30 to 40 miles per day.

There has yet to be a peep from Favre about any interest in pulling off what once seemed inevitable — a Roger Clemens-style partial season.  With his agent and a friend/former teammate doing so, it’s hard not to at least wonder whether trial balloons are being floated for the man who who’ll be carrying 44 birthday balloons in four days.

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48 Responses to “Sharpe makes a pitch for Favre to Buffalo”
  1. pjrhc says: Oct 6, 2013 8:18 AM

    Best shape of his life is different from getting slammed by a blitzing linebacker. Don’t bite, ol’ man… stay home and enjoy life and health.

  2. wearethesteelers says: Oct 6, 2013 8:23 AM

    Get it done!

  3. favrewillreturn says: Oct 6, 2013 8:27 AM

    Best player in NFL history, anybody would be lucky to have him. I would take a 60 year old favre over a 25 year old Rg3 any day. Hopefully he can come back and get that 2nd superbowl ring that was stolen from him time after time again

  4. 26predator says: Oct 6, 2013 8:29 AM

    Dear God anything but Favre talk and that whole circus taking away TV time from what has been an exciting season thus far.

  5. bennyb82 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:32 AM

    I just added him to my fantasy team.

  6. mrbigass says: Oct 6, 2013 8:37 AM

    Well that’s about as crazy as the Patriots signing Tebow………..

  7. lionsdraftguy says: Oct 6, 2013 8:37 AM

    Regardless, Jim Harbaugh is still a douche.

  8. derrickbrooks4president says: Oct 6, 2013 8:40 AM

    I like it! Sure! Why not? Haven’t seen a grown man cry since he retired.

  9. phillyphil005 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:43 AM

    I can’t lie…Favre is fun to watch, even at his old age.

    One last hurrah wouldn’t hurt anyone…including a Bills team that has the worst QB as their starter right now in Tuel.

    If Freeman doesn’t sign, give the old timer a ring.

  10. purplengold says: Oct 6, 2013 8:45 AM

    Come back to Minnesota.

  11. JMClarkent says: Oct 6, 2013 8:45 AM

    Clearly it is a joke.

    He was shot when we saw him last; I am pretty sure he isn’t better today than we was 2-3 years ago.

  12. pigskinaholic says: Oct 6, 2013 8:50 AM

    I needed a laugh this morning

  13. beardown1 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:50 AM

    As a Bears fan who grew to respect him as an opponent, his downfall from grace has been depressing.

    But, since I no longer respect him, PLEASE let this happen. I could use a good laugh.

  14. kwickett85 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:51 AM

    He could show EJ how to throw interceptions.

  15. kingcasper says: Oct 6, 2013 8:55 AM

    Sterling AND Shannon Sharpe might be two of the dumbest people on the planet….

  16. challer9 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:57 AM

    This needs to happen.

  17. kwickett85 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:59 AM

    Yea, let’s watch a 44 year old run a no huddle read-option offense that the Bills run.

  18. quintorisjones says: Oct 6, 2013 8:59 AM

    The guy was horrible 2 of his last 3 years in the league. Just stop already.

  19. todd6162 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:00 AM

    It’s amazing what people will say to get attention

  20. huskersrock1 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:08 AM

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the old man play, as long as I don’t have to hear seculation about it for weeks on end.

  21. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:13 AM

    No please don’t even say the name !

  22. knicksmets says: Oct 6, 2013 9:14 AM

    No, why would buffalo do that, they should give Tuel a chance or Freeman someone not as old as him

  23. seatownballers says: Oct 6, 2013 9:17 AM

    Won’t happen. Players got a new cba since Favre was In the league. I’m sure the owners stated no pics of your junk can be sent to the staff on a daily basis

  24. sfm073 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:17 AM

    He could still play at a decent level, but why would he want to for a mediocre team like the bills? If any team should look at him it’s the texans.

  25. Arias says: Oct 6, 2013 9:17 AM

    What a horrible idea.

  26. packerpauly says: Oct 6, 2013 9:21 AM

    Stop the madness already!

  27. thegregwitul says: Oct 6, 2013 9:21 AM

    Favre to Buffalo? Why the hell not?

  28. whatjusthapped says: Oct 6, 2013 9:22 AM

    Any team that thinks Favre is the answer is clearly desperate and on the verge of being irrelevant for the 2013 season, in other words, the Minnesota Vikings.

    Their corporate jet still has the GSP coordinates for Mississippi saved in their system, they have a history of begging, and their standards never were that high. Favre must realize that he can’t fleece them again for $13 million so the only question is, how much are they willing to pay for the circus to come to town.

  29. myasylum11 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:24 AM

    Awesome!

    I doubt Favre would go there though. Denver, Yes… Bills, no.

  30. ryann252013 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:25 AM

    For some odd reason I feel like this could actually happen.

  31. thejabronisayz says: Oct 6, 2013 9:27 AM

    Buffalo is not a QB away from a superbowl. This pitch makes no sense.

  32. talkingproud says: Oct 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    Bring it on!

  33. thebigtebowski says: Oct 6, 2013 9:36 AM

    Favre is a tool but he’s much better than tuel

  34. jfmod says: Oct 6, 2013 9:38 AM

    PLEASE… PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

    Not.

  35. gergie1957 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:40 AM

    OH MY GAWD!!!!

  36. mroklahoma says: Oct 6, 2013 9:43 AM

    No thanks!

  37. countyk66ers says: Oct 6, 2013 9:45 AM

    Why not.

  38. greymares says: Oct 6, 2013 9:50 AM

    What a slap in the face that would be to REAL football players.

  39. gumerk says: Oct 6, 2013 9:52 AM

    LoL, Unleash the Farvra! Seriously though, I would love to see him back, just tune the media out

  40. maxkingpin says: Oct 6, 2013 10:00 AM

    It is 1 thing to be in civilian shape, another to be in shape for the rigors of NFL physicality. Other attributes fade over time to including reaction time, ability to heal bumps & bruises etc.

    Favre’s legacy is a bit tarnished from his last couple years.
    My advice is to find a new passion & immerse in it.

  41. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Oct 6, 2013 10:03 AM

    He’s currently coaching a High School team and there’s no way he abandons them midseason. Only way we see Favre this year is if Aaron Rodgers goes down late November and the Packers lose four quarterbacks after that.

  42. pftrocks says: Oct 6, 2013 10:12 AM

    Shouldnt the Texans be pitching Favre on a return?

  43. farvite says: Oct 6, 2013 10:12 AM

    Morbid curiosity gets the best of me here.

  44. jiveturkeygobbler says: Oct 6, 2013 10:28 AM

    If you don’t want this to happen, you’re not American.

  45. kenstabler says: Oct 6, 2013 10:48 AM

    If it was the 49ers, Denver, Seattle…… maybe. Buffalo? No way. No country for old men.

  46. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Oct 6, 2013 10:55 AM

    Reality really does mimick TV as Tuel Time becomes a show within a show.

  47. citizenstrange says: Oct 6, 2013 11:15 AM

    If the Steelers had Favre last year they would have made the playoffs. This year too.

  48. granadafan says: Oct 6, 2013 11:30 AM

    You too can sign Favre! You just need a personal jet to fetch him from Hattiesburg along with an entourage to cater to his every whim. Also be accepting of not know the future of your franchise as Senor Favre will hold your team hostage. Such is the life of a diva.

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