Re: Brett Favre "Owed" the Vikings???????
posted at 8/21/2010 9:13 AM EDT
In Response to Brett Favre "Owed" the Vikings???????
[QUOTE]So, after the Brett Farve return to Minnesota saga plays out, and he says he felt he owed the Vikings another shot at it, today I see they are reworking his contract and adding 3 million signing bonus, plus an additional 4 million in incentives. Dang, he OWED them so much that he CHARGED them more to do it? His total compensation this year could be as much as 28 million dollars! He seems to me more mealy mouthed, weasley, and downright sneaky as anyone in football. I have got absolutely no respect for the guy. All that "Brett loves the game" junk analysts spew amounts to nothing, but they still say it. I'm just sick of the clown, and I hope he pick sixes his team out of the playoffs this year. At the press conference, he apparently said he and is 309 career starts would be back. Like how many starts he had will be any help to the Vikings. Puffy, self promoting, selfish brat.
Posted by TroyBrown80[/QUOTE]
I know I am in the minority here but here goes. I am sick of espn and everybody else beating this story to death but at the same time the Vikings are the ones who really want Favre to play QB for them correct?
The guy is 41 years old and just had one of the best seasons for a QB in history did he not?
He was scheduled to make 12 mil this year a good amount of money but 7th out of QBs this year. Manning makes 20 mil and you can argue Favre had just a good of a year as PM. They both led their teams deep in the playoffs and both through game ending picks to be ousted lol. This is relevant because at this point in the season it is not like the Vikings are giving that money to any other players. The owner is just pocketing it. So I ask you why not take the extra millions that they offered to help them sell more tickets and make more revenue?
We stick up for lots of players in today's FA era. We always say we can't blame guys for getting there $ when the ownership will just cut you at the 1st sign of trouble anyway. So why shred Favre who has been playing this game longer then anybody else?
Favre responded to a question about how he felt. He said nothing in him is 100% at this point in his life but he has played in 309 straight games so he really has nothing to complain about. It was not in the "Lebron" like context that you have made it out to be. He didn't say he was taking his "talent" to Minnesota or anything.
Hate the guy all you want but to not respect a guy who is the NFL Iron man is a little much. This is the most violent sport in the world and I am willing to bet you don't play the game at 41 years like Brett is because of the money. You play it because you love it and I respect the HeL$ out of that.