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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Grainbelt, Jan 25, 2010.
Is it fit for family time?
Its a good one
i made 2 cases of beer off brent
So many options to save the day lately.......what will he choose?
rumor on the street
the jags may bring him in to fill seats
I heard Brett and Tebow were joining the WWE, but what do I know?
There have to be some funny conversations going on in some front offices.
happy Brett Favre day
On February 11, 1992 the Green Bay Packers traded a first round draft choice to the Atlanta Falcons to acquire QB Brett Favre. They still retained a first round pick – this was an additional choice, the 17th overall, which had been acquired from the Eagles.
“At first I was shocked, but now I feel like it is a great opportunity to come in and play, how soon I don't know,” said the 22-year-old Favre. “I wasn't playing, that was the only thing disappointing about Atlanta. I enjoyed the players and coaching staff. Now I have to start over again. Hey, that's the NFL.”
“The opportunity to acquire Brett Favre, in my opinion, easily outweighed the unknown quantity that might have been available to us in the 17th pick in the first round of this year's draft,” Packers general manager Ron Wolf explained. “This also gives us an opportunity to get started earlier on the 1992 season with a young quarterback.”
Hodag craves the man's meat.
Greatest Quarterback of all time
He was alright.
I hope and assume he'll get a nice reception when they retire his number next season.
all the Packer Greats eventually come home
Screw him, glad he did go home to Mississippi after playing for MN. What a jackass!
It's been a while since I've seen Brett play, and even then, those last few seasons weren't a good sample of his abilities. With those years gone by, and now having watched Manning, Brady, Rodgers, Brees, etc at the top of their game it is easy to forget how good Brett Favre used to be.
As a Vikings fan I hated Favre, but only because he played for the insufferable Packers and their even more insufferable fans. Ten years ago you couldn't go into any bar in Wisconsin without seeing some sort of shrine in there built in homage to the Packers in general and Brett Favre in particular. Number four was second only to Vince Lombardi in the minds of Packer fans.
As the years went on and his consecutive games streak continued, I had to, on the one hand, curse the Packers for being so lucky as to stumble upon so great a quarterback who also seemed perpetually youthful, while at the same time coming to grudgingly admire the guy for his toughness and grit. I mean, the guy played football the way it should be played.
And I guess that's why I eventually became a Favre fan, even though he played for the Packers. Then he went to the Jets and then to the Vikings. He played two pretty good seasons with us and even got us to within one play of the Super Bowl. Was it a heartbreaker to watch him throw that interception? Sure. But that play is part of what made Brett Favre Brett Favre. Yeah he threw a lot of interceptions, but when you play every game for 42 years and you are pretty much the only offense most of those teams had, you are going to throw a lot of picks. I don't even buy into this "gunslinger" business. Favre just played the game the way he wanted to play it...and he was having fun too.
The NFL has become such a big business and such a science too. Successful quarterbacks these days have to be so cerebral and precise and controlled. It was fun to watch Favre play because he was quite often out of control. He'd be inventive in the middle of a play. Even he didn't know what he was going to do from one second to the next. He'd try these crazy throws and, what do you know, it worked! He'd go out to block on running plays and not just go through the motions of blocking...he'd actually block someone!
Like I said, it was exciting to watch him play. Russel Wilson kind of reminds me of Favre in that he can be so creative on the field. Wilson plays with passion too. Watching Aaron Rodgers during the playoffs this year was enlightening because the TV guys had so many closeup shots of him as he was approaching the line of scrimmage before a play. By the expression on his face you might have thought that he was in the cereal aisle at the grocery store trying to make a decision between Grape Nuts and Shredded Wheat. He just looked bored and disinterested. Now, this might be part of what makes him great, but he is no fun to watch. Sure he's good, but he's no Brett Favre.
Len Pasquarelli, who covered the Falcons during Favre's time in Atlanta, shared why the Falcons let him go to Green Bay.
First, there was a strong relationship between the GMs. Second, Favre was third string. A distant third string. Amazingly, his first camp, he couldn't throw a spiral for some reason. Third, he had a serious partying issue. Falcons management were legitimately concerned that he would wrap his car around a telephone pole. Fourth, he was fat. Grossly out of shape. He figured he wouldn't play and he let himself go rather than buckling down. They also had doubts about his attitude.
Getting sent to the <s>penal colony</s> <s>Siberia</s> Green Bay was the best thing for him. The location limited his partying and the opportunity to start focused him. Pasquarelli speculated that Favre would not have become Favre in any other city in the NFL.
This is probably true for many GB players. Not much trouble to get into in a little town like GB. Plus I suspect there is a strong support structure for the players among law enforcement and the media.
we taught him how to handle his liquor