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August 26, 2009

Sports Illustrated Declares Itself '100 Percent Favre-Free': The current cover of Sports Illustrated has the label "100% Favre-Free." The issue has an article about the Vikings' search for a backup quarterback that doesn't mention him at all. "This is what it's all about," writes Bill Syken of the battle between Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson to be No. 2.

posted by rcade to football at 01:51 PM - 9 comments

Doesn't the fact that Favre is brought up in the 1st place on the SI cover as being "100% Favre-Free", defeating the purpose? Why not go the route of not mentioning him at all?

Plus, the search for the backup QB for the Vikes may not mention Favre but to mention the battle for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart has Favre's fingerprints written all over it, IMO.

posted by BornIcon at 02:03 PM on August 26

Doesn't the fact that Favre is brought up in the 1st place on the SI cover as being "100% Favre-Free", defeating the purpose? Why not go the route of not mentioning him at all?

You took the words right out my mouth. Sounds like a publicity stunt.

posted by jmd82 at 02:12 PM on August 26

Exactly they mentioned him (by pointing out they weren't mentioning him) to sell magazines.

posted by Underdog at 02:20 PM on August 26

I think a famous person once said, I don't care what they say about me, as long as they keep saying it.

The SI cover says it all. Even when they are not talking about Favre, they are still talking about him.

posted by Atheist at 03:03 PM on August 26

Odd to say the least. Yes, they mentioned his name on the cover, so hardly *****-Free.

Who would read an article that is obviously flawed. They can ignore Favre if they want, but doesn't that make the article worthless?

Haven't picked up a non-swimsuit edition of SI in years. While they have some great writers, the stories tend to be surface level, and due to the nature of magizines, a bit old by the time it hits the street. I guess it's good fodder for the barber shop.

posted by dviking at 05:02 PM on August 26

Who would read an article that is obviously flawed. They can ignore Favre if they want, but doesn't that make the article worthless?

If you read the article, you'll see why it was written.

posted by rcade at 06:51 PM on August 26

Yea, I get that it's a joke, guess I didn't find it humorous enough to go to the lengths they did...perhaps why I don't buy their product.

posted by dviking at 07:45 PM on August 26

TRY NOT TO THINK OF THE BIG WHITE FURRY POLAR BEAR.

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:30 PM on August 26

"Blue-eyed polar bear" works even better.

posted by yerfatma at 08:09 AM on August 27

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