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Offline cheeseheads123  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:32:31 PM(UTC)
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Offline WhiskeySam  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:42:12 PM(UTC)
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His advice "Suck it up and be a man."
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:37:41 PM(UTC)
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By Ed Werder
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Updated: October 14, 2008, 3:43 PM ET

New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre, who has started an NFL-record 258 consecutive regular-season games, told ESPN he called Tony Romo to offer encouragement as the young quarterback copes with a fractured finger on his passing hand that apparently will end his streak of consecutive starts after 30 often spectacular performances.

Favre called Romo as the Dallas Cowboys quarterback was heading to an appointment with doctors.

Romo could not be reached by ESPN for comment.

Favre said he respects Romo's toughness and regards him as one of the top-five players in the entire NFL, regardless of position.

Predictably, Favre advised Romo to do everything possible to avoid the sideline, explaining how he played though the agonizing pain of a fractured thumb to maintain his streak with the Green Bay Packers.

"The only thing I said was, it's worth trying [to play] if you can deal with the pain and can function good enough with a splint,'' Favre said. "If not, don't try.''

Romo will not require surgery but is expected to miss four weeks with his injury. While quarterbacks such as Favre and Drew Bledsoe -- the quarterback Romo replaced in Dallas -- have played with broken fingers, the Cowboys explain that the pinkie is essential in gripping the ball whereas other fingers are more involved in delivering accurate passes and taking direct snaps from under center.

Favre told Romo that his thumb injury "hurt like hell, but that doesn't mean a pinkie would be any easier.''

Although there seems to be some unjustified question about Romo's toughness, Favre has no such doubts, lavishing praise on a player whose reckless style and fun-loving nature on the field has been compared to the future Hall of Famer who holds virtually every significant NFL record for quarterbacks.

"I talked to Tony about what I did to play with the thumb,'' Favre said. "Everyone is different and the two injuries are different, so only Tony knows. I will say this: Not only do I think he's tough, but I think he's also one of the top five playes in the entire league.''

Ed Werder covers the NFL for ESPN.com.



I hate this for so so many reasons.

First of all the fact that this even made it the headlines on ESPN at all. The fact that Brett didn't call his former teammate Aaron and offer advice or encouragment. The fact that Aaron outplayed Brett yet again and no mention of a side by side comparison. and the fact that Brett considers Tony Romo one of the top 5 players in the NFL ... regardless of position. Even though Romo has never won a playoff game and consistently screws his own team in the clutch.

I think i just hate ESPN most though.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:47:18 PM(UTC)
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I have some of the call. I'll post a bit of it...........

BF: Hey Tony.
TR: Hey Brett!
BF: Heard ya broke yur pinkie.
TR: Yup....hurts like heck!
BF: Damn.....yur a WUSSIE!!!
TR: What???
BF: WUSSIE! Whatsa matter Tony.......can't raise yur pinkie when ya drink yur tea now?
TR: Brett.....I never expected that from you!!! *sniff*
BF: What? Yur gonna start cryin' on me too??? Damn wuss........
TR: Hey! You cried at yur "I'm retiring! I ain't got nuthin' left!" press conference! I got REAL pain! YUR the wussie!!!
BF: You take that back you Cow pokin' perv!
TR: BITE ME "Mr. Jet!"
BF: Thats low Tony......REAL low.
TR: Sorry Brett.....sorry......
BF: But yur STILL a WUSSIE!!!
TR: Yeah? How many times did ya beat the Cowboys in Texas?????
BF: (HANGS UP)
TR: NOW who's the wussie????
Offline IronMan  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:45:40 PM(UTC)
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. and the fact that Brett considers Tony Romo one of the top 5 players in the NFL ... regardless of position. Even though Romo has never won a playoff game and consistently screws his own team in the clutch.

I think i just hate ESPN most though.

You can't really say he "consistently" screws his team in the clutch when he's only played in 2 playoff games. Remember when Peyton Manning had the same reputation?
Offline agopackgo4  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 15, 2008 1:57:18 AM(UTC)
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Who is to say that Brett has not talked to Arod at all? Who knows... I thought that it was cool that Favre called him up. Nothing better than getting advice from a hall of famer.
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uhhh nic - then why the HELL did you post the friggin article???? LOL. ;)
Offline Heatherthepackgirl  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, October 15, 2008 9:59:11 AM(UTC)
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Cool article, coming from a classy guy. Not many can play with the injuries Favre has all had. I hope Romo can get back on the field soon. :)
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uhhh nic - then why the HELL did you post the friggin article???? LOL. ;)


Just because he hates ESPN, doesn't mean he shouldn't share an article with the rest of us.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, October 15, 2008 11:55:57 AM(UTC)
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I hate this for so so many reasons.

First of all the fact that this even made it the headlines on ESPN at all. The fact that Brett didn't call his former teammate Aaron and offer advice or encouragment. The fact that Aaron outplayed Brett yet again and no mention of a side by side comparison. and the fact that Brett considers Tony Romo one of the top 5 players in the NFL ... regardless of position. Even though Romo has never won a playoff game and consistently screws his own team in the clutch.

I think i just hate ESPN most though.


I was kind of wondering when the call to Rodgers was going to happen after I heard he called Tony Homo. I guess Brett is still holding a grudge.

I actually don't think Rodgers needs advice from anyone on how to be tough and play through pain. He is doing a great job at it now.
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