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El Tejano
01-25-2010, 09:38 AM
On NFL Network, after Favre's press conference, when the cameras went back to the set, Rich Eisen was talking as if a player died last night. He sounded very distraut and almost at a lost for words and then Deion came out and said..........

"Why are you so sad????" I loved every part of that because Rich Eisen knew right there that he had been caught showing his favoritism. Then Michael Irvin even pointed out how Steve Maricucci had "moist eyes".

Both Deion and Irvin called them out saying they were focusing on the wrong thing. Focusing on Brett Favre losing and not New Orleans going to their first Super Bowl.

I'm so glad they did that. I'm not a fan of the Saints but I do remember how bad that team has been over it's 43 year history. Keep in mind this season was only their fourth appearance in the playoffs and only like their 4th win in the playoffs ever. On top of that, their city was part of the worse storms ever in the history of our country and 4 years later they are going to the Super Bowl. But, let's just keep talking about how Brett Favre may not ever play a game again.

GP
01-25-2010, 09:53 AM
Wow. How lame.

I, too, am not a Saints fan. But it was nice to think that those fans finally get to see their team play for a title, and all the two goobers on NFLN could do was make it about Brett Favre.

Pretty sad.

Congrats to Saints fans.

TimeKiller
01-25-2010, 10:45 AM
I'll be thrilled to see the Favre train finally derail but I know this will only get dragged out.......

StarStruck
01-25-2010, 10:56 AM
I'm curious. I like football in general and enjoy a good game by any team. When it get to specifics, most of my attention goes to the Cowboys and the Texans, so, I'm not really understanding the Favre hate. I recall a few years ago, that he played either before or shortly after his father's funeral and seemingly everythought he was the strongest player in the league. Of course then, he's old according to a football career, which seems like another plus. What happened for him to descend from hero to goat? If nothing more, it should be an humble reminder to all athletes that in any given season, love doesn't live here anymore.

BigBull17
01-25-2010, 10:59 AM
It's gonna suck hearing about favre all summer long. I wanted the Vikings to go ahead and win it all so he would retire, but once he threw the pick, I knew exactly what was going to happen. And I laughed the whole time. Couldn't happen to a better guy.

Dread-Head
01-25-2010, 11:00 AM
The Saints defense played well, Peterson couldn't hold on to the football. The saints could have won WITHOUT officials giving them an assist...that's all I'm saying. I like Favre. Congrats to N.O. Go Colts.

StarStruck
01-25-2010, 11:07 AM
The Saints defense played well, Peterson couldn't hold on to the football. The saints could have won WITHOUT officials giving them an assist...that's all I'm saying. I like Favre. Congrats to N.O. Go Colts.

After reading comments from another board last night, I checked one of the Vikings boards, and some of them are calling for a Peterson trade. I guess if worse comes to worse, Jerry would at least entertain the idea.

El Tejano
01-25-2010, 11:23 AM
I'm curious. I like football in general and enjoy a good game by any team. When it get to specifics, most of my attention goes to the Cowboys and the Texans, so, I'm not really understanding the Favre hate. I recall a few years ago, that he played either before or shortly after his father's funeral and seemingly everythought he was the strongest player in the league. Of course then, he's old according to a football career, which seems like another plus. What happened for him to descend from hero to goat? If nothing more, it should be an humble reminder to all athletes that in any given season, love doesn't live here anymore.

Because like Deion said, instead of focusing on Brett Favre losing their should be focus on New Orleans winning. Yes, Brett was/is great for the game. He accomplished what many really can't do but can't we give some love to New Orleans for one day. Because you know the NFL is gonna be all over Manning's sack in two more days.

Hagar
01-25-2010, 11:27 AM
After reading comments from another board last night, I checked one of the Vikings boards, and some of them are calling for a Peterson trade. I guess if worse comes to worse, Jerry would at least entertain the idea.Trade Peterson, wow, they've gone loopy.

Rick, get on the phone. NOW! Before they come to their senses.

kastofsna
01-25-2010, 11:29 AM
the story for a day is Favre. the story for two weeks is the Saints.

BigBull17
01-25-2010, 11:36 AM
After reading comments from another board last night, I checked one of the Vikings boards, and some of them are calling for a Peterson trade. I guess if worse comes to worse, Jerry would at least entertain the idea.

He is maddening. He looks so good one minute, then looks awful the next. High high's and low low's.

StarStruck
01-25-2010, 12:45 PM
Because like Deion said, instead of focusing on Brett Favre losing their should be focus on New Orleans winning. Yes, Brett was/is great for the game. He accomplished what many really can't do but can't we give some love to New Orleans for one day. Because you know the NFL is gonna be all over Manning's sack in two more days.


True the focus should be more on the Saints win than Favre losing, but the commentators should be called out for that since it's their doing, not Favre's.
Minnesota begged, and finally Favre said yes. He is still good, and better than many almost half his age. On the other hand, if he is personally promoting self, then that's another issue.

Second Honeymoon
01-25-2010, 05:20 PM
Screw the Saints. Their fans showed no class at the preseason game and New Orleans is a cesspool anyway. They got their FEMA checks, they got their charitym, they got their perpetual welfare state, they got their lobby against Texas allowing casinos, now they need to get the hell out of our city and our state....and stay out. New Orleans is an open sewer of a city...even before Katrina. At least Katrina gave it a much needed scrubdown.

If New Orleans is so freaking great, go back and never come back. Till then stop murdering Houstonians, stop bringing your gangs to our cities, and stop bringing your human trash to our city and our state. We don't need it.

Next time feel free to build a city above sea level....just sayin. I feel bad for the victims of Katrina but screw New Orleans. They took a dump on our city and the stench has never left...and neither have the Saints bandwagon fans. Here is to seeing Peyton make them their prison wench.

StarStruck
01-25-2010, 05:29 PM
Wow!

Double Barrel
01-25-2010, 05:32 PM
Because like Deion said, instead of focusing on Brett Favre losing their should be focus on New Orleans winning. Yes, Brett was/is great for the game. He accomplished what many really can't do but can't we give some love to New Orleans for one day. Because you know the NFL is gonna be all over Manning's sack in two more days.

Dude, the situation that has you miffed was RIGHT AFTER the live press conference with Brett Favre.

They did not distract coverage or props away from the Saints, and if you watched the entire two hour+ post game show, they gave a lot of love and coverage to the Saints.

Favre is a HoF QB, and he's good for the league. I'm not getting the hate, either, much less the rush to revel in the Viking's loss.

I saw the clip live, as well, and thought it was Deion just being Deion. He and Irving were crying the week before when the Cowboys got spanked, but now he feels the need to be a big d-bag hypocrite? He's an analyst now, but he seems to think that he could still play. It's all ego.

Sanders is just butt-hurt because Favre beat his favorite team the week before.

The Pencil Neck
01-25-2010, 05:52 PM
I'm curious. I like football in general and enjoy a good game by any team. When it get to specifics, most of my attention goes to the Cowboys and the Texans, so, I'm not really understanding the Favre hate. I recall a few years ago, that he played either before or shortly after his father's funeral and seemingly everythought he was the strongest player in the league. Of course then, he's old according to a football career, which seems like another plus. What happened for him to descend from hero to goat? If nothing more, it should be an humble reminder to all athletes that in any given season, love doesn't live here anymore.

Personally, I was never a big Favre fan. I respected him for doing some great things with the Packers but I also recognized that the guy sometimes gets out of control and kills his own team's chances. He's played long enough to be sensitive to down and distance and the situation but he plays like he's always looking for the home run.

But that's not why all that hate is out there.

The hate is out there because of the way he's acted wrt retirement. For several years, he held the Packers by the throats and shook them. He couldn't make up his mind and then he retired and then unretired and then retired and then unretired and so on and so forth. It really hamstrings a team if they don't know if they need to go after a QB or not and whether they need to make cap space for this old vet or not.

And when they stopped wanted to have their him bounce them around like that, he wanted to go to their biggest rival just to show them how they should have let him continue jerking them around. He couldn't go there his first year after leaving so he retired again after the season so he could unretire and go to the team he wanted to go with from the start.

The guy just seems like a jerk.

And I think that's where the hate comes from.

WWJD
01-25-2010, 06:07 PM
Brett made alot of folks mad with all that stuff with the Pack and then vascilating on the retirement.

It's perpetuated by all the media obsession with all that and Brett feeds on that kind of stuff.

He may be just a big ole country kid but he likes all the glamour that comes with being as big a name NFL player as he is and he got a terminal case of "LOOK AT ME" disease a long time ago.

But he is fun to watch; he has fun playing and I think you have to balance the two with Brett.

You get sick of him but at the same time you want to watch him play football.

Texecutioner
01-25-2010, 06:09 PM
Dude, the situation that has you miffed was RIGHT AFTER the live press conference with Brett Favre.

They did not distract coverage or props away from the Saints, and if you watched the entire two hour+ post game show, they gave a lot of love and coverage to the Saints.

Favre is a HoF QB, and he's good for the league. I'm not getting the hate, either, much less the rush to revel in the Viking's loss.

I saw the clip live, as well, and thought it was Deion just being Deion. He and Irving were crying the week before when the Cowboys got spanked, but now he feels the need to be a big d-bag hypocrite? He's an analyst now, but he seems to think that he could still play. It's all ego.

Sanders is just butt-hurt because Favre beat his favorite team the week before.

It's more of the media that has caused it, and it's more of the fans directing their hatred at the wrong dude. It's ridiculous actually. Favre has never gone out of his way to get attention like these slimeballs like Deion and Irvin do every single time they get a camera in front of them. He's been a legend in the sport so naturally the media talks about the guy a lot. People act like they don't talk about Brady and Manning a ton as well. As a huge Favre fan, I even get sick of the talks about Favre, but that's ESPN and other media outlets, it's not Favre's doing.

And I've never understood about why people can't understand at why it would take a guy his age a while to make a decision. And half the people that are so angry about it aren't even Packers fans and even if so, I think they should be more angry with the organization over it rather than blaming him. And everyone acts like he hurt the Packers by all of this. He hasn't hurt the Packers ever by it. Those two seasons where he couldn't decide for a while and then decided shortly before the season he came and that was that. How did that hurt the team? It didn't. It just took him a while to decide and annoyed other fans, but it didn't hurt their team any. And then the last year he pulled it where they didn't want him anymore they already had Rodgers and they let go of Favre and got to trade him to a team that he didn't even want to go to in the AFC. If anything the Packers got something for Favre in return and got him out of the NFC for that season, so the Packers benefited from Favre more than they got hurt by Favre.

And why people can't understand that Favre would want to go to a team that had a great chance at winning a SB is silly. What player his age would want to go to some bottom feeder? No player would unless they needed the money really badly. Minnesota was a perfect fit for him, and if GB didn't want him than they had no right to complain whether that was their division rival or not. I wouldn't fault any Texans player that wanted to go play for the Colts or the Titans if the Texans didn't want to resign them. What the hell are they supposed to do? Avoid any team to appease the Texans when the Texans no longer wanted them anymore? I don't think so. Players are supposed to do what's best for them just like organizations do what's best for them. Favre was no longer wanted in GB after taking so long, so he wanted to leave and he played a tough season for the Jets as a punishment for taking forever. If anything he should be commended for grinding it out for a team that he didn't want to play for and playing through a tough injury instead of being bashed for it. Minnesota wanted the guy really badly, and he wanted a chance to play for another ring so they were a nice match. He went there and had another magical season. I enjoyed watching him play all year long I sincerely hope he comes back again next year so I can see some of those amazing plays that he makes.

Thanks for a great season to watch Favre.

Double Barrel
01-25-2010, 06:13 PM
People can get so emotional about things that have absolutely no impact on their lives.

If you're a Packers fan, maybe I can understand the emotion.

But everyone else chooses to hate a person/situation that should not have any meaning in their lives. It's just entertainment at the end of the day.

"oohhhh, I'm so mad that Christopher Nolan might not be Batman after the next movie."
It's the same difference to me. idonno:

TexanSam
01-25-2010, 07:36 PM
Screw the Saints. Their fans showed no class at the preseason game and New Orleans is a cesspool anyway. They got their FEMA checks, they got their charitym, they got their perpetual welfare state, they got their lobby against Texas allowing casinos, now they need to get the hell out of our city and our state....and stay out. New Orleans is an open sewer of a city...even before Katrina. At least Katrina gave it a much needed scrubdown.

If New Orleans is so freaking great, go back and never come back. Till then stop murdering Houstonians, stop bringing your gangs to our cities, and stop bringing your human trash to our city and our state. We don't need it.

Next time feel free to build a city above sea level....just sayin. I feel bad for the victims of Katrina but screw New Orleans. They took a dump on our city and the stench has never left...and neither have the Saints bandwagon fans. Here is to seeing Peyton make them their prison wench.

Joe, is that you?

WWJD
01-25-2010, 07:47 PM
All the "it's just entertainment" is fine and good and I do agree with that DB BUT most "fans" that you know take the time to go to the games, buy the gear, post here take this stuff very personally.

They feel an attachment to the players that goes beyond just seeing them once a week.

Football is one sport where it's hard just to have a passing interest in as say one would in an actor you like or a tv program you maybe catch from time to time.

I think it's the whole name attachment thing..it's the HOUSTON TEXANS..if you live in Houston they represent you and you become personal about it.

I totally get what you are saying but like with Brett and the Pack those people there really do consider that team FAMILY..probably moreso than any other NFL city.

Wolf
01-25-2010, 07:51 PM
I think the Pack did very well and did what they had to do.. they had to let a legion go. sure it was a tough decision, but quite honestly they have a very good Qb in rogers right now and it would have been a shame for him to sit 2 more years behind Favre.

I can't fault Favre for going back and playing for Minnesota.. the Vikes courted him and had a pretty good team for him to play with

I am not sure just what has happened to Peterson in the last half of the season

WWJD
01-25-2010, 08:20 PM
I think the Pack did very well and did what they had to do.. they had to let a legion go. sure it was a tough decision, but quite honestly they have a very good Qb in rogers right now and it would have been a shame for him to sit 2 more years behind Favre.

I can't fault Favre for going back and playing for Minnesota.. the Vikes courted him and had a pretty good team for him to play with

I am not sure just what has happened to Peterson in the last half of the season

I think alot of Pack fans got over the sting of losing Brett once they saw they had a really good one in Rogers..but I do remember how hard it was for him and remember reading how they were booing him at PRACTICES.

Brett was you know their guy and I think alot of them felt he did them wrong...the team wrong anyway..by signing with a division rival.

Whether he did or didn't I guess is up for each one to debate but I can understand some of all that....

Now all we have to look forward too I think is another summer of "will he or won't he retire?"

GP
01-26-2010, 12:14 AM
I think it's poor timing for Eisen to already wax nostalgic about Favre when confetti is still falling to the floor of the Superdome.

I mean, it's not like Eisen is evil or dumb. It just should have been a more unified, celebratory demeanor by any crew who is following up with a show right after the Saints won.

There are really good men and women, who DON'T live in New Orleans and maybe not even in Louisiana, who love the Saints like we love our Texans. The players for the Saints worked hard and they earned their shot at the title. They found a way to get to Favre. All of that should be celebrated.

But instead, Eisen goes for the easy money shot: Poor old Brett might be done! Boo hoo. Call the kids into the living room and have a family meeting about the drastic changes that will hit them next season when Brett Favre isn't playing. Until right before the playoffs when he signs with a contender.

Good for Brett. He showed he's still got some game.

Good for the Saints. They outlasted the Vikings and get a shot at Peyton.

Double Barrel
01-26-2010, 02:31 PM
All the "it's just entertainment" is fine and good and I do agree with that DB BUT most "fans" that you know take the time to go to the games, buy the gear, post here take this stuff very personally.

They feel an attachment to the players that goes beyond just seeing them once a week.

Football is one sport where it's hard just to have a passing interest in as say one would in an actor you like or a tv program you maybe catch from time to time.

I think it's the whole name attachment thing..it's the HOUSTON TEXANS..if you live in Houston they represent you and you become personal about it.

I totally get what you are saying but like with Brett and the Pack those people there really do consider that team FAMILY..probably moreso than any other NFL city.

I understand all that, which is why I was very careful to select my words when I said:

"People can get so emotional about things that have absolutely no impact on their lives.

If you're a Packers fan, maybe I can understand the emotion."

As a fan of the Houston Texans, how does it impact me or influence my team in any way when teams from Green Bay and Minnesota and New York get caught up in the Favre saga?

I certainly understand the fan connection to their teams, but when something is happening on someone else's team, it's time to bring the popcorn, not the tissues.

Is Favre over-exposed? Certainly. But, that's still not a cause for me to bring out such a strong emotion like hatred. JMO.