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Offline Gravedigga  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:06:27 AM(UTC)
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I knew it was fake. He's coming back. Fucking media needs to jump off a cliff. I'm sure some will say it's Bretts fault. The old flip flop. The waffler, insert ignorant comment here, etc.


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Mariucci: Favre has never said Im done

Posted: August 3rd, 2010 | Frank Tadych | Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Brett Favre, Steve Mariucci, 2010 Training Camps

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Its eerie to realize how much difference a year doesnt make in the world of Favre Watch. Even so, theres still no better source on Brett Favre around the NFL than our own Steve Mariucci.

Mariucci has been texting back-and-forth with Favre on Tuesday, and delivered this message: Everyone needs to calm down a little bit.

According to Mariucci, Favre told him hes simply trying to get healthy and has no timetable from the Vikings to report to training camp. Not only that, the Vikings would prefer if Favre waited until he was fully healed and then show up to Eden Prairie, similar to what he did last year.

Right now his ankle is improving, Mariucci told NFL Network. Its not where it needs to be yet. Obviously that probably can affect your conditioning level, if he cant run as he could last year, with just the shoulder injury. So really, he hasnt retired officially yet. Hes trying to see where his ankle goes, still.

He hasnt told anybody officially, Im done. Hes been hopeful to see if he can be healthy, but hes not quite healthy yet. Theres no press conference, theres no announcement, theres nothing imminent. He just simply has another week or so to see if his ankle does continue to improve, and then see if he can do it again.

Mariucci indicated Favre is trying like crazy to get his ankle healthy, even working out in his yard on Tuesday.

Theres the latest on Favre Watch 2010, as straight from the source as youre going to get.
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Offline Gravedigga  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:10:06 AM(UTC)
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ESPN ratings whores. They got me.
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:30:52 AM(UTC)
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Mariucci: Favre has never said Im done


That's not true. He has, twice.
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Offline Gravedigga  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:57:50 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Mariucci: Favre has never said Im done


That's not true. He has, twice.


You and your facts. Enough already!!
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Offline porky88  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 8:13:32 AM(UTC)
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Actually, it's the guys out of Minnesota and Jay Glazer that I believe broke the story. Although, Visanthe Shianco did tell Scott Van Pelt that players had received word from Favre that he was retiring. There was also a very intense meeting among front office personnel in Minnesota. There was some fire here.
Offline 4PackGirl  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:27:47 PM(UTC)
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and how convenient that mariucci works for nfl network & NOT espn who broke the story, eh? child please!
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Offline Formo  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 6:14:20 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Actually, it's the guys out of Minnesota and Jay Glazer that I believe broke the story. Although, Visanthe Shianco did tell Scott Van Pelt that players had received word from Favre that he was retiring. There was also a very intense meeting among front office personnel in Minnesota. There was some fire here.


Hoopla.

Anyway, the Shainco bit will be interesting.. Remember he didn't get any text messages.. he just heard that other players were getting them. I wonder if the other players were just pulling his leg or what. Anytime something that involves this many people.. things tend to get complicated.
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Offline Nonstopdrivel  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 6:34:38 PM(UTC)
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I wonder if the other players were just pulling his leg


Now that's an interesting theory. This is what I was talking about when I said we need the context to be released. If this is what in fact happened, I somehow doubt anyone will admit it, not wanting to be caught with egg on their faces and not wanting to make Shiancoe look like a fool.
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:27:15 PM(UTC)
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Viking players working together? Kind of like they did with 12 men in the huddle during a meaningless NFC Championship game? lol


It would be hilarious if a handful of players said, hey Brett text me saying he's retiring. Something bout a bum ankle. Let's tell ESPN. Did I really get a text? No, but this shit will be funny!


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Offline Pack93z  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:48:28 PM(UTC)
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Viking players working together? Kind of like they did with 12 men in the huddle during a meaningless NFC Championship game? lol


It would be hilarious if a handful of players said, hey Brett text me saying he's retiring. Something bout a bum ankle. Let's tell ESPN. Did I really get a text? No, but this shit will be funny!


lol


I wouldn't put it past a quietly or secretly disgruntled player with respect to Brett, slipping a false story to put the media nonsense back on the hunt and to dog Brett some to irritate the camp skipper. ;)
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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Offline Gravedigga  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:54:51 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
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Viking players working together? Kind of like they did with 12 men in the huddle during a meaningless NFC Championship game? lol


It would be hilarious if a handful of players said, hey Brett text me saying he's retiring. Something bout a bum ankle. Let's tell ESPN. Did I really get a text? No, but this shit will be funny!


lol


I wouldn't put it past a quietly or secretly disgruntled player with respect to Brett, slipping a false story to put the media nonsense back on the hunt and to dog Brett some to irritate the camp skipper. ;)


Exactly, who is this "anonymous source". Sounds exactly like that kind of scenario 93z
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:56:10 PM(UTC)
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Anonymous source: Tavaris Jackson, it's all over ESPN Milwaukee!
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:58:47 PM(UTC)
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Anonymous source: Tavaris Jackson, it's all over ESPN Milwaukee!


Really? ... maybe that fire sale on his jerseys might become a wise move. ;)
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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Offline Gravedigga  
#14 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 8:02:39 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Anonymous source: Tavaris Jackson, it's all over ESPN Milwaukee!


no fkn way. serious?
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Offline Formo  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 9:26:36 PM(UTC)
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If T-Jack was the 'anonymous source'.. this'll be interesting. lol
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 9:37:59 PM(UTC)
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no fkn way. serious?


Hell I donno, but that'd be funny!
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:06:38 PM(UTC)
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key word is did Brett TEXT people

I know for a FACT that his inner circle will say I did NOT talk to Brett in MONTHS yet they in same breath say I texted him 20 times today

So maybe technically Brett didnt text? but emailed? or??
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#18 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:28:13 PM(UTC)
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Was it fake last summer when he texted "just a rumor" when reports were flying around that he was signing with the Vikings?
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:35:27 PM(UTC)
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Actually, it's the guys out of Minnesota and Jay Glazer that I believe broke the story. Although, Visanthe Shianco did tell Scott Van Pelt that players had received word from Favre that he was retiring. There was also a very intense meeting among front office personnel in Minnesota. There was some fire here.


Hoopla.

Anyway, the Shainco bit will be interesting.. Remember he didn't get any text messages.. he just heard that other players were getting them. I wonder if the other players were just pulling his leg or what. Anytime something that involves this many people.. things tend to get complicated.


We've seen this every year. I wouldn't doubt he told players he's probably going to retire because of the ankle and I don't doubt that Minnesota tried to change his mind and now he's going to go see if his ankle is going to heal.

You know, he can always go on PUP and come back and lead Minnesota in the playoffs. He doesn't have to be there for week one. Al Harris is in the same situation except with an ACL.

If I thought of that, so have the Vikings' front office.
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:39:12 PM(UTC)
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I knew it was fake. He's coming back. Fucking media needs to jump off a cliff. I'm sure some will say it's Bretts fault. The old flip flop. The waffler, insert ignorant comment here, etc.
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he is calling visanthe shiancoe liar...Vic said brett told team mates he was retiring

lies?

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A Minnesota Vikings player says Brett Favre has texted his teammates and told them he plans to retire.

Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe said he learned of the messages by talking to several teammates on Tuesday. He said he had not received any direct messages from Favre.
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#21 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:49:25 PM(UTC)
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If he goes on the PUP list, who's the first team he'd face in the Regular Season?
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#22 Posted : Thursday, August 5, 2010 2:02:08 AM(UTC)
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The only thing you can count on is that Favre will not tell the truth. He even lies about lying.
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#23 Posted : Thursday, August 5, 2010 4:38:53 AM(UTC)
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The only thing you can count on is that Favre will not tell the truth. He even lies about lying.



Nahhh....he just changes his mind
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#24 Posted : Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:10:08 PM(UTC)
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Neither NFL network OR ESPN "broke" this story.

It was Judd Zulag, sports columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Zulag is most definitely sticking to his guns about who is lying here, btw.

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#25 Posted : Thursday, August 5, 2010 1:20:14 PM(UTC)
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I'm a huge Favre fan. I think my avatar was hacked by the site admin to reflect my allegiance to #4.

But all along Brett has stATED as long as he can play at a "HIGH" level, he will continue to compete.

I am thinking with a bad ankle, it is going to effect his ability to throw and move around in the pocket.

Brett, if you come back this year, I really thin you are going to regret it. The defenses in the NFL are getting stocked full of players (LBers, Safeties, DE ) that can really run and move.

Sooner or later, one of these guys is gonna make a name for himself by really putting a solid hit on # 4 and putting him out of a game.

That ankle injury may just have cost Brett that step he needs to elude on oncoming defender.

Good luck Brett, you're gonna need it!
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