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August 01, 2008

McCarthy: marketing deal good for Favre : Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says a potential marketing contract for Brett Favre could benefit the star quarterback and the team. More importantly, it also could resolve their standoff over Favre's retirement.

posted by knowsalittle to football at 02:15 PM - 14 comments

What a crock of shit. No matter how they rationalize it, it's a bribe. And if Brett really wants to play football, he won't take the payoff. God, I wish he would have just stayed lost on the bayou.

posted by dyams at 02:28 PM on August 01

As long as Favre: a) doesn't come to the Vikings, and b) just goes away, I'm happy. Of course, the minute Aaron Rodgers gets hurt, Favre will pop up again.

posted by TheQatarian at 03:06 PM on August 01

Green Bay should trade him for Manny. And then ask Chicago to send Griffey to the Lakers.

posted by THX-1138 at 03:19 PM on August 01

So this is what it's come to..........A team willing to pay $20 Million freakin' balloons for someone NOT TO PLAY?? And they wonder why a lot of fans have such disdain for rich athletes.

posted by mckayx9x at 03:50 PM on August 01

While I'll agree that if it was really just about playing again, Favre should turn it down, however, 20 mil is 20 mil. Of course, the minute Aaron Rodgers gets hurt, Favre will pop up again. Actually, it will pop up again the minute Rodgers, or your man Tarvaris, has a sub-par game. Seeing as how the Pack and Vikes start out the season on MNF on Sept. 8th, we know exactly when this will pop up!

posted by dviking at 04:08 PM on August 01

Seeing as how the Pack and Vikes start out the season on MNF on Sept. 8th, we know exactly when this will pop up! That much is definitely correct. I wonder if the commentators will actually get around to covering the game in between discussion/genuflection of #4. Personally, I think the ideal thing for Favre at this point would be to become Barack Obama's running mate. That way, the sports media could unite with the network news teams and they could just have one giant ass-kissing orgy. Of course, then we'd never get him off our TVs, so scratch that idea. Maybe he can move to the Sun, where the world really *can* revolve around him. Yeah, that's the ticket. ... Oops, was I thinking out loud there? Sorry. I must be suffering from Favre Fatigue. Anyone know where I can get treatment?

posted by TheQatarian at 04:43 PM on August 01

The money package tendered to Favre is even worse coming from a publicly owned team. There must be some shareholders who want to stop this deal. They should save the money and send Favre to Oakland. Even if Jamarcus plays well and stays healthy, they could let Favre go out there and play a few downs each game. Air the ball out, wing it way downfield, picks be damned. Allow Al Davis to re-live the good old days in his dotage.

posted by beaverboard at 04:43 PM on August 01

I truly hate quoting 'Family Guy' in my posts and comments, BUT "nobody does it better" (Ian Flemming)..... Stewie: Good God man, don't they know someone is watching?

posted by knowsalittle at 05:33 PM on August 01

C'mon Brett. Do you want to be remembered as a great quarterback, or as the Evander Holyfield of football--a guy who just doesn't know when to retire.

posted by roberts at 09:21 PM on August 01

I won't play for just a million, if anybody's interested... In fact I won't do anything for a million. Really, just offer... ps: Knows... editorializing on posts is a no-no.

posted by bobfoot at 10:09 PM on August 01

Sorry. I must be suffering from Favre Fatigue. Anyone know where I can get treatment? I'd avoid ESPN at all costs if I were you.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:26 PM on August 01

I'd avoid ESPN at all costs if I were you. Boy is that the truth! I can't believe all the time they're giving this story. The topper is the little "Favre" heading they have on the ticker on the bottom of the screen. They act like there's nothing else in the league that can top Brett Favre possibly playing. And why? Does anyone actually think he'd top last years numbers? I seriously doubt it. He can't beat Dallas, and that won't change. Brett Favre is only concerned about Brett Favre. Anyone who thinks he still gives two shits about Green Bay are kidding themselves. At this point he cares more about the Minnesota Vikings than he does the Green Bay Packers.

posted by dyams at 11:03 PM on August 01

Favre said he wants to play. Now he's considering this "marketing deal" not to play valued at $20 mill. It makes him seem like a money grubbing asshole. What I can't understand is that Favre claims he asked GB about a coaching position and they turned him down. If that is true, why would GB not jump at the chance of making one of the best QBs in the modern era a QB coach? Surely he has value in passing on his knowlege to the new players.

posted by FonGu at 04:54 AM on August 02

"Oops, was I thinking out loud there? Sorry. I must be suffering from Favre Fatigue. Anyone know where I can get treatment?" No worries there. Lets go Brett, dont play and cut yer losses. Myself? I am more concerned with Donovan McNabb.

posted by GoBirds at 07:03 AM on August 02

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