Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages12>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline RedSoxExcel  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:06:49 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 9/30/2007(UTC)
Applause Received: 3
I wonder what it is that makes Favre the obsession of the sports media AND football fans. I don't care what everyone says, 90% of football fans are obsessed with Brett Favre. You can complain all you want about how you the media coverage, etc. but when there is an article, column or news story on Brett Favre, everyone clicks on the web page.

Look at Google, search Brett Favre and go to news. Its unbelievable. There are columns and articles in every newspaper in North America. Some of the blogs I visit, the comments and hits on Favre stories are like triple than any other story. Look at this Forum, FOUR pages of comments on "reports".

Ray Ratto on CBS said it best - "Do we blame him for this? Yes, in the same way that we blame a gambler who has figured out that a dealer inadvertently shows the hole card. He knows he shouldn't look, but a flaw in the system allows him to."

And this isn't even a Favre press conference or whatever or something he came out and said. This is purely speculation. Maybe he told somebody, maybe he didn't, either way, why is the entire football world (including fans) obsessed with him. News outlets don't just obsess with things for no reason, they know it gets them hits and viewers. It is not a concidence that Favre's games are always the highest rated.
Offline Pack93z  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:10:26 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 436
Applause Received: 1,227
My interest is purely in humor... I love watching people trip themselves over being the 'first' to report what they guy will do next.. odds are Werder is camped out on Brett's driveway with a telescope to see when Brett hits his outhouse. ;)

Oh.. there is this matter of paying back a little gnome this season. Zany gent.. but he humors me.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:25:40 PM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,448
Applause Received: 3,870
I answered this in an earlier thread.

I'm not really interested, but it is hilarious. Because its not us this time.

I do want Brett to come back. You can not be the best, until you've beaten the best. Vikings are the best in our division and when we beat them, I want them to have Brett at the helm. Then the Viking's fans have nothing to crow about. They can't say "wahh wahh we have no brett thats why you won".

Do I CARE if he retires? Yes and no. I'd like him to play, he's good for the league. If he actually retires, so be it. I won't lose any sleep over it either way he chooses.


My hope is he waffles back an forth a few times, driving Vikings fan's and players a like up the wall.
Offline doddpower  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 4, 2010 5:21:42 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2015

United States
Joined: 9/24/2007(UTC)
Location: Visalia, CA
Applause Given: 3,362
Applause Received: 929
I'm certainly not "obsessed" with Favre either. It's a story in the off season that is worth reading, but that's about it to me. I do find it completely ridiculous how crazy the media is going off largely unsubstantiated claims. Boggles my mind.


But yeah, other then just general interest, that's as far as it goes. There's not a ton of big news right now, and this is something they do for ratings I guess.

I do get tired of hearing about him, that's for sure. Whether it's his fault or not, I get tired of it. Old news to me.
Offline zombieslayer  
#5 Posted : Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:02:17 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: San Francisco
Applause Given: 778
Applause Received: 495
Deep down inside, I want Favre to play forever. Favre is older than I am. He is the only starting QB in the NFL older than I am. Jeff Feagles is older than Favre, but he's a Punter. I want at least one position player in the NFL older than me. I think there are a few other players, but nobody in the spotlight like Favre. Most people don't even know how Jeff Feagles is.

So keep playing Favre. You make me feel young. :thumbright:
Offline Zero2Cool  
#6 Posted : Friday, August 20, 2010 4:17:14 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,448
Applause Received: 3,870
Feagles retired.
Offline zombieslayer  
#7 Posted : Friday, August 20, 2010 3:51:39 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: San Francisco
Applause Given: 778
Applause Received: 495
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Feagles retired.


Nooooooo!!!
Dang it.

Favre better keep playing then.
Offline Gravedigga  
#8 Posted : Saturday, August 21, 2010 3:02:33 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/16/2008(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post

So keep playing Favre. You make me feel young. :thumbright:


I think you just nailed it zombie.
Offline 4PackGirl  
#9 Posted : Saturday, August 21, 2010 1:10:48 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 12/17/2006(UTC)
Location: illinois
Applause Given2: 170
Applause Received: 125
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post

So keep playing Favre. You make me feel young. :thumbright:


I think you just nailed it zombie.


couldn't a 50 year old hooker do the same thing, zombie? just sayin...
Offline Dexter_Sinister  
#10 Posted : Saturday, August 21, 2010 1:52:02 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 6/12/2010(UTC)
Applause Given: 292
Applause Received: 266
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post

So keep playing Favre. You make me feel young. :thumbright:


I think you just nailed it zombie.


couldn't a 50 year old hooker do the same thing, zombie? just sayin...


Just don't visit a high school. That will make you feel old and irrelevant. I worked on a couple projects in some high schools around the state. It made me feel old. When we work in office buildings, people can't help being sociable with you. For High School kids, it is an alien concept to them. It would be like trying to be sociable to a piece of furniture to them.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages12>
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
Smokey (4h) : GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY !
Smokey (9-Dec) : 60% chance of SNOW in GB on Sunday. Most likely to fall before noon .
Smokey (8-Dec) : JOIN THE FORUM AND POST YOUR VIEWS !
The_Green_Ninja (8-Dec) : ...bro his senior year turns into a different person drunk. Gets in fights. And one time trashed out a Pita Pit by throwing his food
The_Green_Ninja (8-Dec) : Fun fact from people I know who knew Dak Prescott when he was at Mississippi State...
Pack93z (7-Dec) : @Dhazer Winning the regular season title.... lol... good for a soggy cookie... see you in the playoffs.. ;)
Nonstopdrivel (7-Dec) : In any case, Rashaan Salaam died this week.
Nonstopdrivel (7-Dec) : Didn't there used to be a member who posted as Rashaan Salami?
Smokey (7-Dec) : REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR , 75 years ago today. God Bless America
Zero2Cool (7-Dec) : Today's Birthdays: Gilligan (46)
Smokey (7-Dec) : The TFFL could use 4 more like you Jon. Know any that wants to join next year ?
Smokey (7-Dec) : I am proud of you Jon .
Smokey (7-Dec) : Yes Jon, you can indeed be proud of your efforts . I am .
rabidgopher04 (7-Dec) : league behind you and the other guy.
rabidgopher04 (7-Dec) : @Smokey - tough competition for sure. I'm not holding my breath. Just glad I could rebound after a bad start. 3rd most points scored in the
Smokey (7-Dec) : You won what other league dhazer ?
Smokey (7-Dec) : for
Smokey (7-Dec) : Low blow dhazer, 5 min. in the penalty box foe slashing ! lol
Smokey (7-Dec) : Yes, fine job rabid. Now compete with the other 9 - 4 in the league . ;) LOL !
rabidgopher04 (7-Dec) : Correction: I am second seed in the playoffs
rabidgopher04 (7-Dec) : I crawled my way back from 2-6 to 7-6 to win my division and 3rd place in Tailgaters FFL. Playoff should be fun.
Zero2Cool (6-Dec) : ;-)
dhazer (6-Dec) : i clinched last place in the Packershome thanks to the awesome draft skills of smokey lol and won the other league
Zero2Cool (6-Dec) : Wow. Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night at a park in Boulder. Police said there was no sign of foul play. He was 42
Pack93z (6-Dec) : In one league I went from 2-5 to 8-5 and clinched a playoff spot... #Believe Best I have for the Packers at the moment.
Zero2Cool (6-Dec) : Sweet. I backed my sweet ass into the playoffs. 8th and final seed.
Smokey (6-Dec) : Thank you Zero, I also just finished the Reg. Fantasy season at #1 . (Tailgaters Fantasy Football League ) .
The_Green_Ninja (5-Dec) : Same ol' Jay xD
Zero2Cool (5-Dec) : Aaron Rodgers over the last 7 games: 302 passing yards/game, 19 TDs, 3 INTs, 104.6 passer rating. 212 rushing yards, TD.
Zero2Cool (5-Dec) : Nice! I noticed you rocked your NFL Picks this week too! Nice work!!
Smokey (5-Dec) : Yes, he got me 29 fantasy points !
Zero2Cool (5-Dec) : Didn't David Johnson have a really good game though?
DarkaneRules (4-Dec) : cardinals run game looks worse than ours
Zero2Cool (4-Dec) : Packers inactives v Texans: WR Trevor Davis CB Makinton Dorleant ILB Blake Martinez OLB Kyler Fackrell RG Lang C Tretter DT Christian Ringo
buckeyepackfan (4-Dec) : GOOD MORNING PACKER FANS! GAMEDAY! GO! PACK! GO!
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
45m / Green Bay Packers Talk / luigis

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

9-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / The_Green_Ninja

9-Dec / Fantasy Sports Talk / Smokey

8-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

8-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

8-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

7-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Porforis

7-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

7-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

7-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

7-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

6-Dec / Fantasy Sports Talk / Zero2Cool

6-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / packerfanoutwest


Packers Headlines