Favre holding out of Vikings training camp for more attention

August 3, 2010 by Zaki  
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Brett Favre informed teammates on Tuesday that he will hold out from attending Vikings training camp until he receives more attention from the general public.

“Brett’s not happy with his current attention level and thinks less talented players are currently receiving more attention than he is,” said Vikings head coach Brad Childress. “Until people are talking about him both day and night without interruption, he won’t come to camp.”

Sources close to the situation said that there is a possibility that Favre will retire as a result of the attention deficit, but team officials said that this is likely a ploy to just get more attention.

Brett Favre may return next season as Peyton Manning

January 25, 2010 by Zaki  
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Following Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre wasted no time in announcing his intentions to return to the NFL next season, hopefully as Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

“There will be no retirement this year. I’m definitely coming back,” Favre said during his post-game conference. “There’s an outside chance I could come back with the Vikings, but I’d really like to just be Peyton Manning next year. I think I’ve gone about as far as I’m gonna go as Brett Favre, so my only shot at winning another Super Bowl is to return as Peyton Manning, somehow. That’s the goal.”

Favre also mentioned that he would consider a return as Drew Brees if the Saints were to win the Super Bowl, “but that probably won’t happen, so we’ll cross that bridge if we get there.”

Favre tells Childress he’s not ever leaving game of football

December 22, 2009 by Zaki  
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress wanted to give Brett Favre a rest in Sunday’s 26-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but the future Hall of Famer insisted he stay in the game, forever.

“I don’t know if he was trying to protect me or that we only had seven points, or what,” Favre said of Brad Childress’ decision to sit him. “But I said ‘I’m staying in the game. I’m playing. Forever. Ya dig?’ Brett Favre. What.”

Childress downplayed the exchange and characterized the discussion as a “back and forth” fueled by Favre’s unwillingness to acknowledge him as the head coach.

Favre’s resentment, 3 TDs spark rift between Vikings, Packers

October 6, 2009 by Zaki  
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Brett Favre’s days with the Packers are long gone and it appeared on Monday that the days of mutual respect and post-game marshmallow roasts between the Vikings and Packers may be coming to an end as well.

After spending 16 years of his career in Green Bay, Favre was traded to the Jets prior to the 2008 season and signed with the Vikings this past offseason with the intention of sticking it to the Packers, though he had no intention of starting a natural rivalry between the two Midwest teams.

“Even when I was with Green Bay, I used to love coming [to Minnesota],” Favre said after Monday’s game. “The fans made us feel right at home and no one even cared about the final score, just that the beer was cold and the players were happy. I guess I messed all that up by holding a grudge.”

Favre sunk his old team by throwing for 271 yards and three touchdowns against the Packers, who will look to return the favor when the Vikings visit Green Bay on November 1.

Sluggish Favre demanding games be played before supper

August 29, 2009 by Zaki  
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Vikings head coach Brad Childress was approached by a very groggy and inattentive Brett Favre late Saturday afternoon about the start times for the remaining preseason and regular season games.

Since returning to football about a month ago, Favre has had a hard time coping with the NFL’s policy to play games during late-afternoon and prime time hours.

Favre made his Vikings debut on August 21 and struggled in his brief appearance, completing one of his four passes for only four total yards against the Chiefs. The aging QB attributed his lack of focus and general cantankerous behavior to what he has labeled as “inappropriate” game times.

“I don’t know why they have us playing at all hours of the night like this,” Favre said during a midday practice session. “Since when do we play games at four in the evening? As much as I love this game, there’s no way I can be productive at such an unholy hour.”

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell  told reporters that he received a hand-written letter from Favre demanding a change to the Vikings game times to coincide with the Mississippi native’s two o’clock supper time.

“This isn’t the first time I’ve dealt with something like this,” said Goodell. “I get about two or three of these every year from the older guys still hanging around in the league. Vinny Testaverde actually wanted to replace the Gatorade jugs with prune juice a few years back. I sent him a crossword puzzle book as a compromise and haven’t heard from him since.”

Favre easily makes ESPN the network-to-avoid this season

August 19, 2009 by Zaki  
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Many sports analysts have already tabbed ESPN as this season’s network-to-turn-off now that Brett Favre is back in the league.

Favre’s return to the NFL and subsequent overblown coverage on ESPN easily gives the network the edge-on paper-over others like Fox, CBS and even Versus.

In past years, Fox’s jumping and high-stepping NFL Robot thing pushed the network well ahead of ESPN, despite the Worldwide Leader’s beat-you-over-the-head coverage of past Favre comebacks.

This year, however, since everyone has all but forgotten every good thing the attention whore has ever accomplished in his career because he insists on destroying his own legacy, the unending gushing and fawning over Favre puts ESPN in a league of its own among networks to avoid this football season.