Favre: Not ready to decide yet

B.Favre-2.jpgSunday’s NFC Championship was so special, we didn’t want to sully our game recap with any Brett Favre retirement talk yet.

So we will now.

Favre wearily stepped his postgame podium Sunday night, bruises and cuts above his head, facing reporters after another season-ending interception.

He was asked if he was going to take a few months to decide his future.

“I wouldn’t say months, I know people are rolling their eyes or will roll their eyes,” Favre said.  “In a situation like this, I really don’t want to make a decision right now based solely on what’s happened.  Because I do know the year could have not gone any better aside from us not going to Miami. 

“I really enjoyed the guys. I just wonder if I can hold up, especially after a day like today, physically and mentally.  That was pretty draining,” Favre said.

FOX’s Jay Glazer said Sunday that Favre’s teammates are convinced he’ll retire.  But they don’t really know, just like we don’t know.

“I am going to go home a couple days, and talk it over with the family,” Favre said.

He was asked if he feels like he needs to go out on top before leaving the game.

“I’d love to win the Super Bowl, who wouldn’t . . . but I know I’m going out on top, one way or the other. I didn’t feel like I had anything to prove coming in. If there were doubters out there, maybe I served notice to them.

“But my goal is to get to Miami,” Favre said, the finality of the loss perhaps just setting in. “And obviously that’s not going to happen.” 

141 responses to “Favre: Not ready to decide yet

  1. Wow, big surprise. The more things change…
    Amazing that this guy might retire twice, both times having his last pass be intercepted and cost his team a shot at the super bowl. Deja Vu.

  2. I think that before the SB coin toss, Pierre Thomas and Pierre Garcon should stand mid-field, donning white gloves, and one should slap the other with one of the gloves, and say “I challenge you to a duel!” in a french accent. Just a thought.

  3. Really, this much is obvious. Whether he retires tomorrow or in July, we won’t know for sure that he’s retired until every single NFL team plays their first regular season game next year.

  4. I hope brett comes back but as a viking fan, i hope he takes as long of a time as he wants because no need to make a hurry decision. Packer fans will troll and say he is being a drama queen again for vikings but Vikings need him to come back. but sad thing is, even if he does, dont think a 41 year old man can do what favre did this year. Thanks Brett, unfortunately didn’t work out. and he can come back on the first week of the season next year and viking fans will be happy.

  5. Honestly, I really hope Brent Favre gets hit by a bread truck.
    His flip flopping to stay relevant in the media rivals that of “spidy” or whatever that trustfund baby couple in beverly hills goes by.
    GO AWAY FAVRE, PLEASE! The rest of the women have a seat ready for you on the view you Drama Queen!

  6. He is ABSOLUTELY coming back and will keep the media in business til 2 games in the pre-season when his glorious 800th return is on ESPN for all to see…pants on the ground…pants on the ground

  7. He served notice that anyone who says he comes up small in the big games is right.
    Take your time, Brett. Wait until the eve of the regular season to decide to come back. If the Viking don’t like it you can always say: “What are they going to do, cut me?”

  8. Maybe his play should let him decide.
    Ouch! Twice now the the interception bug has bitten him in the NFC Championship Game.
    What a Pity for the Minneapolis Vikings. They really thought that a GB reject would put them over the top.
    Ha, Ha, Ha!

  9. All the packer fans posting tonight is so lame and predictable. The packers were swept by the Vikings, never sacked Favre, and never intercepted Favre. Their new-look D gave up EIGHT tds in their only playoff game. And their franchise qb is in France getting Urlacher’s sloppy seconds with Paris Hilton. I’ll take the Viking D that held the ‘Aints to under 300 yards and the rest of our returning starters any day of the week.

  10. As an ex fighter,I usually mock athletes of other sports about their toughness and heart. Fighting knows no equall. But I actually was proud of Brett tonight,that old boy got beat like a drum and kept coming back. There is a reason he is the Iron Man of football. Play on Brett or give it a rest,screw what the public says. You still play at a high level and your team hung you out some too.They don’t know what it is like to be in the fire.99% of PFT posters are every day joes who consider taking out the trash a feat of heroics.

  11. He’ll retire just to avoid training camp and, come mid-August, announce his unretirement like the narcissistic, blood sucking parasitic egomaniac that he is. His spineless enablers will not only not present any roadblocks for him, but will aid and abett this continuing sham.
    Favre is an extremely disturbed, mentally ill person who truly cannot help himself. Sad, really.

  12. Oh sh!t, here we go again. Will he, won’t he. ESPN will be all over it for the next 7 months, non stop coverage. Brace yourselves.

  13. Here’s to S.I. printing a 3rd Special Edition Favre Retirement Issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    He’s not leaving the game til he suffers a “Theisman”

  14. Did you see Favre tearing up? “Pants on the ground! Pants on the ground.”
    Honestly, raise your hand if you did NOT foresee the game ending with him throwing an interception?

  15. I’ve never been more convinced that he’ll retire. He accomplished what he wanted to this season: proved he could still play and beat the Packers twice.

  16. Another offseason of Favre watch…I can hardly wait. Why can’t this guy just go away…he’s done.

  17. “TractorWatch 2010 begins.”
    Haha…awesome.
    I think he’ll come back. Around the second game of preseason.
    And I honestly hope he does. He’s still fun to watch.

  18. Vikes have nobody else even remotely resembling a QB, so they better hope he comes back!
    I say he’s done. Saints retired 2 old men in the playoffs this year!!

  19. I’m sure that the childish trash talking from both sides will take over the comments to this post, just as with the previous posts. As a 40+ year Viking fan, I am disappointed, but I loved every minute of this season. I hope Favre comes back, but if he doesn’t, he gave it his all for one last, glorious year. I say thank you, Brett.

  20. PFT peoples,
    Do us all a favor and do not waste another keystroke on whether or not Favre is coming back. We’ll know right after training camp is over, since we all kno he wants to pass on that. So, no reason to bother before then.

  21. Favre was a warrior to the end, to many turnovers and they still had a chance to win. What a game to watch! All things considered, the turnovers, the fact that home field was with the saints, and it was still that close in the end. Congrats to the saints!

  22. Mike Florios Daddy says:
    January 24, 2010 11:49 PM
    Packer fans will troll and say he is being a drama queen again for vikings but Vikings need him to come back.
    =====================================
    Same as Vikings fans did for YEARS before this one.
    And on that note, didn’t he tell Pam Oliver he already had his decision made up? Or was he lying again?

  23. What QB has thrown an interception to either keep his team out of the playoffs or eliminate them from the playoffs on three different teams in three consecutive years?

  24. I think Brett Favre will retire again (retire to him, though, is take off training camp, and show up mid-way through the Pre-Season).
    Rachel Nichols better be ready to spend a good part of her summer parked in the front yard of the Favre household, as usual.

  25. Why does everybody on GB’s junk hate Favre now that he wants nothing to do with you? You all loved him when he was losing the games for. Who had the better season this year? GB or MN? No question, MN in every aspect of the game had a better season than GB. MN lost as the number two seed in the Conference Championship game, GB lost in the Wildcard Round as the fifth seed. MN was more successful than GB, FACT. Argue with that MAN PACKER FANS 🙂

  26. He is retiring. Vikes will trade for McNabb. Vikes fans are elevated to the infamous level of Cubs fans as cursed.
    This one stung as much as 98.

  27. @Pervy Harvin
    Yes, I’m sure you are much more than an ordinary joe, you have really put the rest of us and our meek little lives in our place.
    @IsawFloriokissingBrettFavre
    Best ever? No not even close. Joe Montana is the best ever. Best in the clutch, won 4 Super Bowls never lost a Super Bowl. If Manning wins 4 than maybe he is the best, if Ben wins 5 maybe he is better than Joe but until someone has 4 Super Bowls Joe is the best.

  28. FAVRE ON THE GROUND
    FAVRE ON THE GROUND
    LOOKIN’ LIKE A FOOL AS HE LAYS ON THE GROUND
    HELMET TURNED SIDEWAYS
    MOUTH FULL OF TURF
    LOOKIN’ LIKE A FOOL AS HE LAYS ON THE GROUND

  29. @sparrowhawk
    I am not 100% sure on this but I think Favre’s last throw for every team he has been with (Falcons, Packers, Jets, Vikings) has been a pick. And like you said the last 3 were to keep the team out of the Super Bowl, or playoffs.

  30. OH SOMEWHERE EAST OF MINNY THE SUN IS SHINING BRIGHT
    PRINCE IS PLAYING SOMEWHERE
    WISCONSIN HEARTS ARE LIGHT
    SOMEWHERE MEN ARE LAUGHING
    MAJIK BULLET’S GETTING SICK
    BUT THERE’S NO JOY IN PUDVILLE
    ONCE AGAIN FAVRE’S THROWN A PICK

  31. When he can’t get out of bed in the morning, he’ll know.
    Thanks, Brett. It’s been a pleasure.
    Instant first-ballot Hall of Famer. Count on it.

  32. Why does any player make the way to the (Roll Me To The Hospital) golf cart.
    Then lay there flat out. Then get their, ankle taped, and jump back on the field.
    That was so much “All My Children” like drama, and it all seemed so set up.

  33. I cannot stand Favre for what he did to Greenbay and it will take a really long time for me to forgive him (as if he cares lol).
    But that said he played lights out this year, and didnt show any real signs of decline. If he feels like he can give it another go he should definitely come back.

  34. Favre turned the table at the last second on the Vikings fans to show he’s a true Packer at heart. After everyone in Minnesota no doubt relished his last pass as a Packer, he goes and does it to them. Brett should have claimed it deliberate.
    Seriously, he proved me wrong big time this year and made for some fun football to watch. Although we all expected this to happen, Favre gave us every reason to not be able to gloat that we predicted it. I really feel for Vikings fans.

  35. If Favre’s goal was to get to Miami, he can still get there like any other fan, just buy a plane ticket.
    Chilly will get what he deserves this off season, I am sure he is willing to put on the knee pads and service Favre, something the packers wouldn’t do.

  36. He will never retire. They will have to break his legs and then he will come out on the field in a wheelchair. He loves the spotlight and can’t help himself. Give him a reality show and then maybe he will be happy. He was a great player but I think most people are just sick of it except for you guys in the press.

  37. Pervy Harvin says: January 24, 2010 11:52 PM
    As an ex fighter,I usually mock athletes of other sports about their toughness and heart.
    ————–
    Catfights don’t count Pervy. Take off the Lee Press-On Nails and come back to reality.

  38. As a Packer fan I enjoyed Favre’s failure I must admit, but at the same time they didn’t lose because of Favre, they lost because of Chilly Willy. What the hell was he doing at the end of the 4th quarter, poor clock management, bad play calls and 12 men on the field, unacceptable.

  39. 3 touchdowns from 500.
    he will be back, book it.
    even though everyone knows he’s just playing for the love of the game, he’s like a kid out there and the records mean nothing to him.
    what a WARRIOR
    barf

  40. This was his career year. No way he repeats this next year. I think he knows he’s tempting the football gods by coming back and can only damage his legacy unless he repeats this year and gets to the SB. He’s done, you heard it here first

  41. # THEpackersAREwhere? says: January 25, 2010 12:02 AM
    Why does everybody on GB’s junk hate Favre now that he wants nothing to do with you? You all loved him when he was losing the games for. Who had the better season this year? GB or MN? No question, MN in every aspect of the game had a better season than GB. MN lost as the number two seed in the Conference Championship game, GB lost in the Wildcard Round as the fifth seed. MN was more successful than GB, FACT. Argue with that MAN PACKER FANS 🙂
    —————————————-
    Not a Packer Fan, but I will argue with that. In the words of the immortal Ricky Bobby, if you’re not first you’re last!
    Guess what, at the end of the day your team had a better year than most, nothing to be ashamed of. But at the end of the day your team was just not good enough. If you are the type who can be easily satisfied with a better year than GB, rather than a better year than say 31 other teams, then I guess it is cool to come on here and gloat.
    But guess what, in the end all you and your arrogant (speaking for this year, my first on PFT) Viking fans are getting is the knowledge that one week before the SB you get to see half your team in Miami.
    SKOL with your pants on the ground bitches.

  42. Love him or hate him (or just be annoyed with him like myself), he still played better than 75% of the starting QB’s in the NFL, if not more. The drama is a pain in the ass but the man can ball. He takes hits and keeps going.

  43. # THEpackersAREwhere? says: January 25, 2010 12:02 AM
    Why does everybody on GB’s junk hate Favre now that he wants nothing to do with you? You all loved him when he was losing the games for. Who had the better season this year? GB or MN? No question, MN in every aspect of the game had a better season than GB. MN lost as the number two seed in the Conference Championship game, GB lost in the Wildcard Round as the fifth seed. MN was more successful than GB, FACT. Argue with that MAN PACKER FANS 🙂
    ———–
    Yet, fans of both teams will be on the outside looking in for the Superbowl. Don’t matter if you finish 0-16 or 16-0. If you don’t win it all, the point is really moot.

  44. # NFL Forever says: January 25, 2010 12:15 AM
    He will never retire. They will have to break his legs and then he will come out on the field in a wheelchair. He loves the spotlight and can’t help himself. Give him a reality show and then maybe he will be happy. He was a great player but I think most people are just sick of it except for you guys in the press.
    ———————————–
    Lets make it a cross between the Surreal Life and Saw. With more Saw than SL.
    I nominate Brett, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Paris Hilton and Rosie O’Donnell to be the first cast.

  45. packer fans are so bitter about the fact that favre is no longer a packer and is with a much better team now, I have to laugh at all the hatred I see on here. But always remember and never forget, the asswhoopings we gave you this season, oh and thanks for brett!

  46. what are the chances chili makes if through his contract without favre????
    stuck with jackson and chuck muncie, I mean peterson

  47. wow…..could this not have been a better game………….WHO DATTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………thanks Brett

  48. Add a new record to Brett’s collection: Three interceptions in three years on three different teams that end the hopes for playoff or Super Bowl opportunities. Will anyone ever break this Favre record?
    Answer: No. What other QB can lie, manipulate and retire enough to get on three different teams in three years?

  49. Farve was the man. Regardless whether he retires for good or not. I think he just doesnt want to do training camp.

  50. @the packersarewhere
    are you serious?
    vikings better than the Packers?
    Time for another Super Bowl trophy inventory………
    Wait for it…..
    Wait for it…
    Yah you already know the result.
    Vikings are the worst franchise in the NFL.

  51. Favre will be back. Manning winning his 2nd Super Bowl along with his 4 MVP’s will just about drive Favre over the edge in two weeks. My guess is he plays in Minny as long as Childress is around. It’s not only Favre’s jealousy of Manning’s success, but his fear that Manning could pass him on the consecutive starts record that will keep him coming back. And just as important, Favre could not survive without all the attention.
    By morning, Favre will have forgotten all about yet another horrible pass to lose a very important game. He can also count on all his kiss ass talking heads to spin the story that none of his interceptions are ever material. With Favre, it’s always somebody else’s fault.

  52. The only thing more predictable than a Favre retirement circus at the end of the year is the idiotic comments by the clueless haters.
    Why should Favre retire?
    Because he just finished the best season of his career and had a season as good as anyone who played the position this season.
    Or is it because he threw that interception? If you were watching the game and paying attention you know two things. First, the Vikings were out of FG position and he had to make a play to give them a chance, there was very little risk because the Saints had no timeouts left. So he took a chance to win them the game. Secondly, does anyone have a problem with the almost identical throw he made a few plays before on third and long to put them in position to win. If he doesn’t make that play, they punt and leave the Saints with time. It’s funny how dumb your Favre hate makes you look.
    Ask yourself this question. Would the Vikings have even been in this game if it wasn’t for Favre? Remember before that drive how many big plays he made while Peterson, Harvin, and Berrian were dropping balls all over the place.
    Favre’s final pick isn’t even in the top 10 reasons they lost this game.
    The fumbles inside the 4 and inside the 7 cost them. The too many men in the huddle led to that pick. What about the pass interference call that put the Saints in FG position. It wasn’t even close to a foul. A) The ball was uncatchable B) Their legs tangled, which by rule means no call.
    I could go on and on but it’s a waste of time because your hate is completely irrational. Anyone who doesn’t recognize that Favre was the MVP of this team all year doesn’t know jack about football.

  53. This super bowl is going to be great. Peyton and Wayne playing against their home team. Maybe they’ll give us some love…. yea right.

  54. The NFL should take away the title Saints from the team in New Orleans because they are the dirtiest team in the league. How could you wear a uniform with the word saint on it do something so unsaintly. If you have the best quarterback in the league, with one of the best defenses why would you need to play that way. The truth is The Cain’ts would not have won the game had they not injured Favre. That is just reality.

  55. I don’t understand the Favre hate really. I can understand it from Packer fans–but everyone else–would you really want someone telling you when you should or shouldn’t retire? Please. The media makes this the circus it is. IMO Favre should be aloud to skip training camp after all his years of service in the NFL. Do CEOs have to go to every orientation meeting? Whether Favre comes back or not, he’s had a great career and the fact that it ended two times on stupid interceptions probably only adds to his legacy. His outlandish play elevated him, and consequently, brought him back down to Earth. As a fan, I’d rather see that than all the check-down specialists that exist in the NFL.

  56. top 75%? 33tds 7ints. How bout top 2 or 3 in the entire league. The vikes didn’t lose that game because of favre they lost because a team’s entire group of “skilled” players couldn’t hold on to a damn football. The last pick of the game was a desperate atempt to gain yards after a horrible penalty after a timeout and really carried no relavance because a 57yard field goal was out of the question.

  57. I really wanted someone from the Saints to RIP one of Farve`s legs off and beat him with it….But I guess I`ll have to settle for a Vikings loss instead…

  58. LOL. FARVE is the saviour of what? Enjoy the LA climate…Vikings Nation…WHAT!!! SKOL BIATCHES!!! LOL

  59. Time to play Wheel Of Favre … which of the 29 remaining teams he hasn’t played for will he play for next?

  60. If the man wants to play and a team wants him STFU…He just needs let Vikings know hey if you want me one more year then i’ll play…. they should be drafting a rookie anyways for the future that can sit a year…or two or 5 in aaron rodgers case.

  61. Oh, I forgot to say this. This whole saga is like the Lethal Weapon franchise; everytime Danny Glover wants to retire, he realizes he’s not “too old for this sh@t”. Favre will realize that after his wounds heal.

  62. Sooooo…..As a viking fan you have a very small window as in your superbowl run is over….You have no chance next year and you have no quaterback. Let’s look at QBs in the NFC North. Cutler, Stafford, and Rodgers. Looks like the vikings have…Tarvar…I mean Rosenfel….I mean u have no one and your screwed in the future. You have the greatest running bac….I mean fumbler ever to play the game. Good Luck next year and it sucks for all the dumb motha’s who bought tickets to miami!!!!!!

  63. Pervy Harvin says:
    “99% of PFT posters are every day joes who consider taking out the trash a feat of heroics.”
    Hey, do you know how far my house is from the street??? And we have TWO bins; regular trash and recyclables!!!!
    By the way Mr. Ex-fighter, I doubt you’ve played any NFL games or boxing matches after YOU turned 40, so shut the hell up, “hero”.

  64. Didn’t Favre hint that he already had a plan for this offseason? Or did he change his mind…..again?

  65. “Their new-look D gave up EIGHT tds in their only playoff game.”
    Dude, are you stupid? Last time I checked the game winning score was a DEFENSIVE touchdown by the Cardinals. So tell me how the Packers defense gave that up?
    Moron.

  66. The perfect ending for the team that had the best anthem of all time by the person who represents them best….prince…..Raise every voice and let it be known…We come in the purple and gold…All of the odds are in our favor…No prediction to bold…We are the truth…..HA HA HA not only did you have the biggest let down you had the dumbest song of all times sum up your crappy season. HA HA HA HA that song is so horrible it matches the manlieness of your ass slapping brett team. Slap some ass homos!!!!!!!!!!

  67. All you Favre haters just keep showing your ignorance. To say Favre cost them the game this year or in 2007, as if the team was flying high until Brett “ruined it”?
    Give me a break, you people are fools. Favre would not have even thrown that pick if not for the penalty which put them out of range, and if he had just run out, or thrown incomplete it still would’ve gone to OT, and once again Favre didn’t go on the field again.
    Despite the 6 fumbles, and the late hits and BS penalties, Brett Favre drove his team down repeatedly and battled like a warrior.

  68. “But my goal is to get to Miami”
    Well, the Superbowl isn’t being played there next year and the Fins are better off with Chad Henne like the Pack is better off with Rogers.
    Just retire already and go back to the Jets (as good as retiring).

  69. any one remember the scene from Jay and Silent Bob strike back at the end when they beat the snot out of everyone who talked trash about them on the internet…
    Favre is gonna be knocking on your doors soon and he is gonna kick the crap out of you…. why? because he is better than you!!
    nuff said

  70. Everyones so quick to blame Favre already but forget to realize the fumbles hurt Minn more than the Int’s did. Or how he may not of even thrown the pick if it were not for the 12men in the huddle penalty he has no control over..
    I’m supprised the old man was able to stay in the game with the hits he was taking all night.
    I generally like PAcker fans, they were warm and receptive when Carolina played in Green Bay however this is just pathetic the levels they stoop to and their ability to blindly hate a guy who wasn’t really at fault for leaving GB in the first place. Should be hating your GM more than you do Favre.
    Mr. Ted “heres 20million if you dont play next year brett” Thompson.
    Call Favre a traitor but you’re quick to turn your back on your golden boy who brought you back to glory when the team President and GM run him out of town…

  71. I was hoping the Saints would tear one of his legs off or something so we didn’t have to endure yet another summer of this crap. Hopefully the media just lets it lie this time and he makes a decision quietly at an appropriate time. I used to love Favre until he started his annual circus, and now I can’t think of another human being (aside form Hitler) that I detest more.

  72. I have read these posts and I cannot believe the hate for one player as I read this. I know I’m old (70) and out of touch with the young people of today but I have watched football ever since the greatest game every played in 1958. Favre is one of the best qb’s that has played the game and why people get upset when he takes his time to decide is driven by talk radio and the ESPN and NFL Network who makes predictions and talk for hours and most are former players and current sportwriters who could not carry his jock. I think if you are tired of Favre then quit watching and reading about because it is the Press that is driving this not him.

  73. Viking fans are learning what us Packer fans learned…great most of the time but cannot help himself…Favre in last 3 NFC Championship games…2004 vs Eagles bad Interception in OT leads to loss…2007, horrible interception vs Giants leads to loss…2010, stupid interception vs Saints leads to loss…at least he’s consistent…everyone talks about the Giant INT but forget Pack should have been in superbowl in 04…I do have one thing to thank Favre for this year…LA Vikes are stuck with Chilly for quite a while…what an inspiring looking guy he looks like on the sidelines!

  74. Maybe someone already touched on this, but here it goes-
    Dear Viking fan,
    Now you truly know what it is like to be in love with Brett Favre. He thrills you during the regular season making all-pros out of ordinary WR’s. You know you have something special together, but he always ends up hurting you in the end with some indiscretion (interception). Now you are probably telling yourself, “he loves me too, I know he won’t hurt me again.” Let me tell you, he will. This is what he does. He is going to leave you for a awhile telling you that he “needs to sort some things out.” And you’ll wait for him. During this time you could be out meeting nice QB’s who’ll take very good care of you, but you are so caught up with Brett’s charm that you won’t give another QB a chance. In a couple months, he’ll come back from doing God-knows-what and charm you again and you’ll let him back in your life, just for him to hurt you all over again. For the first time, Packer and Viking fans can relate. We feel your pain girlfriend. We have been there before. But like us you’ll meet someone new too. If we hadn’t have gone through this same pain, we would have never met Aaron who takes really good care of us and we have a really bright future ahead with him. Come on now, forget QB’s tonight! You just need to dance.
    Sincerely,
    Packer Fan/Brett’s scorned ex

  75. We won’t really know until AFTER traing camps are almost over.
    Prima donna and his entourage won’t show-up until after the team chemistry has been brewed and the sweat has already been poured on the turf.
    I have really come to loathe this guy! You deserve him, Chilly!!

  76. His ego won’t let him retire. We all know he will decide to come back late, after he don’t have to go through training camp. He will pick a team that allows him the best chance to further his numbers. He can’t stand the thought of not being recongnized as being the greatest of all time. What a Prima donna!

  77. hey vikings fans!! HA HA
    Welcome to what us Packer fans have gone thru for the past 5 years of his Packer career!!! and hey at least you wont go 0 and 5

  78. All you moronic Viking fans. Yeah you had one season, now your done. Packers are a much better team with Rodgers than you are with, hmmm, who would that be. You guys going after Elway or Montana. Ohhh I know, your going to go after Broadway Joe. LOLOL When did you ever when a championship ? I know your near the tops in losing it. Instead of being jealous of the Packers legacy, you ought to find some stickum for your WR’s and RB’s. And by the way, Brett, you are the greatest to play the game, and will always be a Packer.

  79. Roboto, whaaaaat ? Your just a fool. Lets talk full history. How many come from behind wins do they both have ? Winning % through all games. Would they have won more with dorky Ben are Brett ? You can’t pick just one or two seasons but use career numbers. I mean I would rather have Phil Simms rather that Ben, who does nothing really good. His defense was the reason he was good, not his skills.

  80. Thnderus? Big Ben has got 2 rings. Favre is 1 and 5 in NFC conference play. And, Rothlisberger takes care of himself despite a mediocre offensive line. As far as calling me a “fool”. Would you say that to my face if we were in the same room together? I doubt it, unless you want to take a trip to the hospital, you sack of pus.

  81. The Vikings wanted Brett Favre, and they got Brett Favre. The good and bad.
    The funniest part is that the Vikings gave Childress a contract extension. LOL at them being stuck with a sub-par coach till 2013.

  82. I hope he retires it would be a fitting end for him and the vi-queens. At least he can say he has a superbowl unlike the queens!

  83. 1.) If his wife truly has input, he’ll retire for good. Even when Minnesota scored that last touchdown, she looked like she was ready to go down on the field an pull him into the stands.
    2.) If he does retire, it’s poetic that his career would still end with his last throw being an interception that snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
    BTW – I wonder if Sears really wanted the Favre commercial to air immediately following the game. My den erupted into laughter as soon as we saw Favre’s face.

  84. As a fan far removed from the vikes and pack, it has just been brought to my attention in this thread that packers fans are a bunch of whining little girls. I watched that game with no ties to either team but will forever root against green bay’s queer little fanbase as long as dummies like these keep posting.

  85. Florio should be gagged and bound to a chair until next season for bringing this up already.
    Nobody gives a damn.
    If he comes back, great. If he doesn’t, the Vikings are going to really struggle with T-Joke at QB.

  86. Pervy Harvin says:
    January 24, 2010 11:52 PM
    As an ex fighter,I usually mock athletes of other sports about their toughness and heart. Fighting knows no equall. But I actually was proud of Brett tonight,that old boy got beat like a drum and kept coming back. There is a reason he is the Iron Man of football. Play on Brett or give it a rest,screw what the public says. You still play at a high level and your team hung you out some too.They don’t know what it is like to be in the fire.99% of PFT posters are every day joes who consider taking out the trash a feat of heroics.
    —-
    You shouldn’t be mocking anyone about anything.

  87. Brent Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”
    An ode to the Vikings:
    When 4 took the field, the Superdome was abuzz,
    The conquering hero was leading you from above.
    He is the divine, so the network bozos think
    Too bad he found, yet again, his armor has a chink.
    So down in flames they go yet again,
    Butterfingers Peterson, and Headache Har-vin.
    It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch
    The aptly-named Saints in the Vikes nose they did punch.
    So before this tribute to the NFL’s Purple losers ends
    And the Gump retirement nightmare begins(he-he)
    To the Vikinks fans here’s a troubling rant,
    You couldn’t even win the big one before Bud Grant.
    Have a lousy,upsetting, angst-filled off-season.
    We know the drill. Thanks to Gump.
    GO PACKERS!

  88. Cant win a playoff game throwing 2 interceptions and putting the ball on the ground 6 times.
    That being said, Saints showed a lot of heart and deserved the win.
    Geaux Saints!

  89. As a Viking fan, I understand the “I told you so” comments from Viking/Favre haters.
    It truly was a gut-wrenching game.
    Just a few observations:
    1. The Vikings are not moving to LA. Jacksonville, maybe, but not the Vikings.
    2. Whether Favre plays again or not, he brought it this year. He played outstanding football, and he put them in the NFC championship game. He played well last night too, despite the fact that some people will only remember the last INT. If it wasn’t for Favre, the Vikes never would have been in that position. Blame the fumbles; don’t blame Favre.
    3. Although I’m biased, I’m not one to blame the refs in OT. The Saints had some poor calls on them during regulation.
    4. OT rules should not change. I don’t like the coin flip deciding who gets the ball first though. I’d like to see a better solution to that one, but I think sudden death is still the way to go.

  90. packers will be back where we belong after this season. nice quick fix next year you have TJ hahahahaha…

  91. The five turnovers, plus their inability to cover a kickoff was where the Vikes came up short, but keep in mind, two picks and a fumble inside the Saints 10 were credited to Fatre. On his final play, the “nothing to lose” argument is really weak. Bupre Fatre made at least 12-15 10-20 yd completions that game, and the guy with all of the hype and money rolls right and then throws the lowest pct throw against the grain for a pick. All throughout the game on 3rd and long he made a play. On the most important play … not so much.

  92. Supersuckers : You said you were leaving until Spring time.See you are not a man of your word,which makes you a turd. ByeBye

  93. Reading some of the below posts I have to ask – who do you think you are? Very few men could have taken the beating Favre did and kept going. He gave his heart & sole on the field – I would doubt many of you would even know what that feels like. Who cares how long he takes to decide – the media should find something else to report and let him go home and heal. The NFL is a better place with men like him showing our sons how to address adversity head on and keep trying. Find your own mission in life and try to come close to the effort he has given his career!

  94. Pervy Harvin says:
    January 25, 2010 9:10 AM
    Supersuckers : You said you were leaving until Spring time.See you are not a man of your word,which makes you a turd. ByeBye

  95. Pervy Harvin says:
    January 25, 2010 9:10 AM
    Supersuckers : You said you were leaving until Spring time.See you are not a man of your word
    —-
    Same as Favre

  96. THEpackersAREwhere? says: January 25, 2010 12:02 AM
    Why does everybody on GB’s junk hate Favre now that he wants nothing to do with you? You all loved him when he was losing the games for. Who had the better season this year? GB or MN? No question, MN in every aspect of the game had a better season than GB. MN lost as the number two seed in the Conference Championship game, GB lost in the Wildcard Round as the fifth seed. MN was more successful than GB, FACT. Argue with that MAN PACKER FANS :
    ———————————————————-
    I’ll argue with that:
    Packer Championships = 12
    Viking Championships = 0
    Go away now irrelevant franchise.

  97. Supersuckers- LOL At least you are funny! Admit it super,Favre played bravely for an old man getting beat to death. Any fan,regardless of team,should have been inspired by his toughness. Warner said,”screw this!!” Favre said”bring it bitches” tough guy

  98. Whats the difference between Brett & Payton? Payton does not need to throw another TD pass when his team is up by 13 at the end of the game to prove that he’s a stud. Brett, you’re whole gig is just BORING. You have that whole franchise wrapped around you and when you leave they have Tavaris Jackson to look forward to–what a joke. Or you can return for another smackdown season. Later Brett Fav-re

  99. “As an ex fighter,I usually mock athletes of other sports about their toughness and heart.”
    You are officially Kip Dynamite. BOW TO YOUR SENSEI.

  100. Vikes no doubt made the right move getting Favre.
    But..as a Packer fan…
    HAHAHAHAHHAH…INT FAVRE. Man that was beautiful. Sticks Tracy Porter right in the chest. Then Hartley nailing the 40 yarder square and true. Couldn’t ask for a better ending. As for “All Day”…wow…what a joke.
    Vikes get to taste what Pack did at the end of the 2007 season.

  101. Pervy Harvin says:
    January 25, 2010 9:31 AM
    Supersuckers- LOL At least you are funny! Admit it super,Favre played bravely for an old man getting beat to death. Any fan,regardless of team,should have been inspired by his toughness. Warner said,”screw this!!” Favre said”bring it bitches” tough guy
    ——
    Found myself rooting for them. Horrible pass by Favre. But, afte 16 years, packer fans knew for the most part how it was going to end for Favre this year. tough guy yes. But Favre is a man that has a absolute awareness of drama and when the cameras are on him. I think he exaggerated some of the pain when laying on the trainers table. If he only would have ran he had ten yards. Thats a 45 yarder for the NFC title.

  102. the vikes should hand their name back. vikings are manly. the minnehaha vicodins were sloppy pretenders last nite. they put it on the ground. repeatedly.
    and they let a bunch of clerics push them around.
    //////////////////////
    favre is in a pickle this time. he cant take another month of pounding like the panthers, cards, bears, saints games. he wont have another career year next year.
    it’s about the money, children. i enjoyed watching parts of it. but the chamber appears empty.
    and yes another patented “throw it all away” throw led to the end.
    how fitting…

  103. Packer freaks, you don’t have 12 championships. Your a bunch of blithering idiots. I’m so glad I don’t live in a state so lonely with such sad people. Get over it already. Brett was never married to you. Minnesota had the better season and trashed you twice. Beat them next year and shut up this year.

  104. .VoxVeritas says: You are officially Kip Dynamite. BOW TO YOUR SENSEI.
    ————————————————–
    Vox,you know Im Rex Kwon Do
    LBPACKFAN- Look forward to another loser year tool,Favre is coming back!

  105. The five turnovers, plus their inability to cover a kickoff was where the Vikes came up short, but keep in mind, two picks and a fumble inside the Saints 10 were credited to Fatre. On his final play, the “nothing to lose” argument is really weak. Bupre Fatre made at least 12-15 10-20 yd completions that game, and the guy with all of the hype and money rolls right and then throws the lowest pct throw against the grain for a pick. All throughout the game on 3rd and long he made a play. On the most important play … not so much.

  106. I just realized a lot of people posting on PFT aren’t football fans. No football fan could have watched last night’s game then come up with something this IDIOTIC:
    “He served notice that anyone who says he comes up small in the big games is right.”
    Small? The only thing small is the minds of morons whose hatred for a man and a team outweighs their ability to appreciate a great QB playing his heart out. Yeah, he made a mistake. Doesn’t change the rest of his career, his season, or that game.
    I’m not a Vikes fan, but when guys like this leave football, everybody loses.
    Stay, Brett.

  107. Supersuckers says-If he only would have ran he had ten yards. Thats a 45 yarder for the NFC title.
    ————————————————–
    That is what makes the loss horrible. 5 turnovers and a Longwell chipshot to the SB. I even trust him at 55 yards. I’m sick.

  108. As a football fan, I’ve loved watching Bret Favre. As a football fan, I’ve hated watching Brat Favre. Please, if there is a God in Heaven, no more Favre-a-paluzza. At this point, he should be treated like horses in a western…just shoot him and put him out of his misery. Please, Bret…ride off into the sunset on your John Deere and let the NFL go on about it’s way….thank you…

  109. All you haters out there. Why ? Do you also hate Joe Montana, Reggie White, Emmitt Smith,Jerry Rice for doing the same thing as Favre ? Remember he was forced out at Green Bay, he had no choice. Packers had to get Rodgers in, and Brett was not ready to retire. I am a Packer fan since 1966, I live and die with the cheese. But I am also a Farve fan. His performances over the years are fantastic, and I dread the day that he is no longer part of the NFL.

  110. @medic406 …
    That was absolutely brilliant. Hysterical and brilliant.
    @Roboto …
    I bleed black and gold, so there’s no one I’d rather have leading the Steelers right now than Ben. No one. But it takes more than rings to build a legend. Let’s give Ben a few more years to build his … and give Favre the respect he’s earned.

  111. I am a Packer fan before Favre, Packer fan during Favre years, and a Packer fan after Favre. He was awesome to watch, but needs an iron-willed coach like Holmgren to keep him in line to limit the dumb plays. All he had to do, both in 07 and Sunday, was not throw an INT and at least his team has a chance. But that is what Favre has always been about, it is what makes him brilliant and what makes some of his throws appear on the Follies. Frankly, I will not miss the tractor watches, and am glad the Packers have Rodgers. But I wish no ill will against Favre, I just wish he had stayed with the Jets or another team other than the Vikings (rivalry thing) – that will tarnish his image for a while for Packer fans.

  112. How soon so many of you forget he had the best season in his career!! Let’s see if ANY of you could have accomplised that at 40!! I hope he does come back and play no one else loves this game and plays with so much heart as he does. He’s human we make mistakes and that comment about the Vikings being the worst Franchise ?!?! You abviously have not heard of the Detroit Lions. DAH.

  113. Go Colts!!! may you play with more Dignity then the Saint’s. Face it the Ref’s gave them pity breaks as well. If you all hate Favre so much why do you continue to watch him and give the Dallas /Viking game one of the highest viewers since the Superbowl in 09′ Because you luv to watch him PLAY!! You hate to admit you really don’t hate him and are ENVIOUS of his talent at his age. How does it feel to be so Catty…MEEEOOOWWW!!

  114. count on loosing the super bowl colts!!! thats what colts stand for fyi. bret favre better come back for one more the only reason i think we lost the game was ADRIAN BUTTERFINGERS PETERSON dont ever give him the ball unless u put gorilla glue, stickem,and super glue all over his hands!!! yeah hes a good player and all just mekes too too many mistakes. it also seemed like the saints refs were paid off cuz dam near every call was on us and i clearly seen a few of theres that were never thought of!!!it wouldntve even matterd if favre threw the last interception if A P wouldnt have lost the 95 fumbles before that we would have had three more tds on the list… i dont even know what to say anymore about the vikings. ARRG. but anyways i dont like the colts but they better treat big boy breese like they did to favre cuz that was BULL@!$#…

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