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09-26-2010 05:40 PM

I am a fan of the NFL. I don’t paint my face or get stupid about it, but I do enjoy a football game. It is the only sport I pay any attention to.

This season it’s all about Brett Favre. Every time I watch any show about the NFL, about half is about Favre and the remainder is about the rest of the league. It’s been like that for a few years now.

I think he should have retired and stay retired about 4 years ago. He should have taken the high road and go out on top of his game, the way Jim Brown did. He doesn’t want to practice, or go to camp. He just wants to show up at game time.

I would not be surprised to see him take his ball and go home before the season is over. He can take Albert Haynesworth with him.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 09-26-2010 05:55 PM

You may not see too much of him, because he already has a sore ankle, & wrist.

We hadn’t watched the Vikings for many years, because it took too much of our Sundays, but we did enjoy last year, maybe because of Favre.

We plan on watching todays game. We missed their first two games.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 09-26-2010 06:00 PM

I also watch football, not as much as I would like but I catch a game when I can.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 09-26-2010 06:03 PM

Hey Peaches: I enjoy SNL

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#4 posted 09-26-2010 06:33 PM

I’m a life long Packer fan and have to say that Farve is good for the NFL, particularly their bottom line. That is what it is all about.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 09-26-2010 06:55 PM

Favre is killing my fabtasy team slowly, i hope he falls off a tractor and breaks his arm so i wont have to decide between him and kyle orton.

I whole heartedly agree that haynesworth should take his ball and go home, did you see his latest comment .. something to the effect of ” my contract doesnt make me a slave” ... what a whiner … take your over inflated salary, show up, go to work, and shut your mouth .. he makes me want to puke and i cant wait until shannahan cans his sorry a**.

Ohh and go CHIEFS!!!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 09-26-2010 08:36 PM

The NFL will kill itself from it’s greed. Teams and players, they’re all guilty.

These guys that hold out with 3 years left on a contract really burn me up. Like Darrelle Revis, holds out all camp, gets a hamstring and is out. Hamstring is an out of shape injury.

I used to be a baseball fan. Cincinnati is a big time baseball town. I haven’t been to a Reds game since the late 80’s. All the strikes and whining ruined it for me.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#7 posted 09-26-2010 11:38 PM

I’m an NFL junkie. In fact I am watching the Colts and the Broncos as I type this. If a player switches teams and then becomes a star it seems to work. But can’t think of a Star whose career started to slide, switch teams and become a superstar again. Favre did have a great year last year, but he’s pushed his luck. It’s time to hang up the cleats. Just wish he could have gone out as a Packer.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 09-27-2010 04:42 PM

The Vikings squeaked by with a win yesterday.


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 09-27-2010 04:54 PM

Lifetime Packers fan, exile in Chicago. I can’t disagree more on Farve, if he can still perform at the level of the top 50% of quarterbacks in the league he has every right to take the field. The “media circus” is ESPN and other sportscasters. Does he hold more than the league average for press conferences? Nope, other than the sponsorships with Wrangler and Sears that’s about as much as we hear from him. Yes he “retires” then decides to come back, but we don’t live inside his head so we shouldn’t presume to pretend we know what goes on in there.

As for Haynsworth, dead on, there will alway be a couple individuals that reflect poorly on the rest of the group.

Yes players make large sums, but we can’t single them out as greedy since the owners, advertisers, merchandising, concessions and everyone else takes as much money from the fans as the actual players/coaches. If you want to point at greed look at the BCS/NCAA. They continue to refuse to pay the players a living wage by holding them to an antiquated amateur status rule despite the disgusting amounts of money associated with College Football. There are no other clear examples of a profitable sports industry that refuses to pay their players, except perhaps the horses in racing.

Their coaches, administrator and universities can make millions, but if Reggie Bush accepted consideration money from interested parties he should surrender the trophy he earned on the field of play.

The professional level of Football works well. Its an industry, it makes money and one of the few with a viable salary cap that prevents wealthier teams from collecting all available talent to all but gurantee a bearth in the playoffs. Could Cleveland, Green Bay, or even Indianapolis otherwise afford to support a viable team if there wasn’t restrictions on salaries?

Most players only have a few productive years where they can make the money that will hopefulyl last them the rest of their lives. If they want to make 20% more than they currently are to have America watch them get knocked senseless week after week who are we to judge?

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#10 posted 09-27-2010 06:30 PM

I’m going to come down firmly in the middle on this issue. :-)

I love Favre as a player and competitor. Ho loves the game, gives 100% on the field, and still appears to to be capable of playing at a high level. I don’t think greed has been his chief motivating factor… I think he just loves to play the game.

Having said all that, I think he has been extremely immature in the way he has handled his retirement/non-retirement. There comes a time when you need to act like the adult that you are when faced with a tough decision. Do your wavering privately. Then, when you have reached a decision, stick to it and move on with your life.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 09-27-2010 07:14 PM

I love football but stick with College – a lot less whining and no strikes or holdouts.

Also love the year to year speculation about who is reloading vs rebuilding. Really beats a bunch of whining millionaires.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#12 posted 09-27-2010 07:41 PM

I haven’t watched any football this year. In just the preseason, I got tired of hearing how well Favre can still move at 40. Every play – look how well he can still move at 40! And consider this: he’s 40! etc.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#13 posted 09-27-2010 07:47 PM

Favre can play anywhere he wants … if the Vikings are willing to pay him a $million+ per game, and if he wants to continue taking the beatings from the opponent’s defense, it makes no difference to me. The media circus is exactly that … something orchestrated and promulgated by the media and the Vikings organization. Favre is just a willing accomplice who helps them sell tickets.

I have been a Packer fan for as long as I can remember … used to live in Green Bay, and (thanks to my former career in the media) have gotten to know some of the real greats: Bart Starr, Reggie White, Gilbert Brown, Forrest Gregg, Fuzzy Thurston, Sterling Sharpe, and Larry McCarren, as well as Favre. I’m not generally one to make predictions, but I suspect that when Favre finally hangs up his cleats for the last time, he’ll be welcomed back to Lambeau Field and when it comes his turn to go into the Hall of Fame, he’ll be wearing the Green and Gold.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 09-29-2010 02:53 PM

Does anyone think Favre will be hanging around as long as George Blanda, who played until he was 47 years old?

Blanda recently passed away.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#15 posted 09-29-2010 03:03 PM

Dallas Cowboys !! Been a fan since 1973

-- In His service ,Richard

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