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nojobny
01-04-2009, 12:05 AM
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Report: Favre told Jets to 'look in different direction'
ESPN.com news services

The NFL regular season has been over for less than a week but the speculation over New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre's future has already begun.
Favre said when he spoke to Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum on Monday, he told him "it may be time to look in a different direction" at the quarterback, Peter King of SI.com reported. King spoke to Favre on Friday about his plans.

Favre and the Jets finished the season by losing four of their last five. The skid cost coach Eric Mangini his job.

King said Tannenbaum asked Favre to take his time in thinking about the future.

"I'm going to do like Mike [Tannenbaum] says -- give it a few weeks and make a decision,'' Favre told King.

Favre told King that the Jets' doctors recommended he have arthroscopic surgery to repair his damaged right biceps if he plans to play next season. Favre declined.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3808669

steelreserve
01-04-2009, 12:26 AM
Yes! Madden curse!

MasterOfPuppets
01-04-2009, 12:30 AM
who cares.....:coffee:

The Patriot
01-04-2009, 12:38 AM
I hate goodbyes. :crying01:

fansince'76
01-04-2009, 12:42 AM
:yawn:

SteelCityMan786
01-04-2009, 12:50 AM
I hate goodbyes. :crying01:

You sound like Jim Carry from Dumb and Dumber.

KeiselPower99
01-04-2009, 12:50 AM
Its his time to go.

The Patriot
01-04-2009, 12:51 AM
You sound like Jim Carry from Dumb and Dumber.

That's exactly what I was picturing. :laughing:

The Duke
01-04-2009, 02:27 AM
Time to hang it up man....

BehindSteelCurtain
01-04-2009, 02:41 AM
I think Goodell should just ban him from the NFL. They should make a rule that you can't be over 40.

lambertlunaticfan
01-04-2009, 02:42 AM
:wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::w ave:

BehindSteelCurtain
01-04-2009, 02:42 AM
The game is for kids not 40 year olds.

Polamalu43
01-04-2009, 02:48 AM
My god, favre is the most annoying dude there is. he should just retire and stay that way... !! And they say owens is a drama queen huh

steelreserve
01-04-2009, 06:15 AM
Actually, I think it would be better if he stayed another year or two and tarnished his legacy. Who knows, maybe he'll even get involved in something like gambling or steroids, and then imagine how much fun everyone will have.

Big D
01-04-2009, 09:17 AM
Who cares about Favre anymore. I think the jets are forcing his hand. Players hated him. Adios lord favre:wave:

T&B fan
01-04-2009, 09:23 AM
Actually, I think it would be better if he stayed another year or two and tarnished his legacy. Who knows, maybe he'll even get involved in something like gambling or steroids, and then imagine how much fun everyone will have.

haha yea you said it .. and as for the leaning towards retirement , some one please give him a big push :wave:

RoethlisBURGHer
01-04-2009, 09:30 AM
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

IMHO, he ruined his legacy when he came back after retiring last year.

stillers4me
01-04-2009, 09:44 AM
He needs to just go away.

LambertIsGod58
01-04-2009, 09:55 AM
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

IMHO, he ruined his legacy when he came back after retiring last year.

So you think Franco Harris tarnished his by going to the Seahawks in '84?

T&B fan
01-04-2009, 10:07 AM
So you think Franco Harris tarnished his by going to the Seahawks in '84?

I don't remamber Harris being a cry bady about it ... oh I going to retire ..oh no I think I got more in me . oh no I going to go away no wate I can cash in ... I can play ... and he will do the same thing this yr some team will end up with him ...good bye mister Favre good bye :tt02:

El-Gonzo Jackson
01-04-2009, 10:52 AM
So you think Franco Harris tarnished his by going to the Seahawks in '84?

I think so a bit. As posted earlier, there wasnt the drama that Favre created by tearfully retiring, then unretiring and threatening to come to Packers camp, etc.

I think guys like Franco in Seattle, Emmitt in Arizona, Jerry Rice in Denver (as the #4 WR) definately tarnish their image on the way out. Guys like Bettis, Sanders and Elway went out after great careers and all we remember is them in the jersey where they performed at their prime.

I remember Franco in the ugly Seahawks jersey and think, "he wasnt that good of a player the last few seasons of his career anyways".

Godfather
01-04-2009, 10:59 AM
I think so a bit. As posted earlier, there wasnt the drama that Favre created by tearfully retiring, then unretiring and threatening to come to Packers camp, etc.


Plus ESPN wasn't on most people's radar screen back then. They fuel ths kind of stuff more than anyone.

I guarantee you there were a lot of players who went back and forth on retiring 30 years ago. What you didn't have was ESPN giving a daily update on it, so it didn't become a big deal.

LambertIsGod58
01-04-2009, 11:00 AM
I think so a bit. As posted earlier, there wasnt the drama that Favre created by tearfully retiring, then unretiring and threatening to come to Packers camp, etc.

I think guys like Franco in Seattle, Emmitt in Arizona, Jerry Rice in Denver (as the #4 WR) definately tarnish their image on the way out. Guys like Bettis, Sanders and Elway went out after great careers and all we remember is them in the jersey where they performed at their prime.

I remember Franco in the ugly Seahawks jersey and think, "he wasnt that good of a player the last few seasons of his career anyways".



I think it's an individual thing....to me I don't feel like it tarnished Franco's legacy. To me, he'll always be the SB IX MVP and most certainly he'll forever be IMMACULTE!:tt: As far as the other players you mentioned, I feel the same way. They were great once, and that's what I remember.

lilyoder6
01-04-2009, 11:34 AM
espn is a bif dif from today and the other yrs.. it seems that even if a lil story comes to light they need to make it a big che bang about it

RoethlisBURGHer
01-04-2009, 11:43 AM
So you think Franco Harris tarnished his by going to the Seahawks in '84?

I wasn't alive back then for one. So I do not know the exact details pertaining to what happened.

But from what I do know, Franco didn't retire and then unretire. He was holding out for a new contract and was then released. He went to the Seahawks needing 300-something yards to break Jim Brown's rushing record and couldn't even get over 200 yards and then retired.

I think if he stayed with the Steelers he could have broken the record, therefore damaging his legacy in that regard. But I have never had any ill will or negative thoughts about Franco.

El-Gonzo Jackson
01-04-2009, 12:46 PM
I think it's an individual thing....to me I don't feel like it tarnished Franco's legacy. To me, he'll always be the SB IX MVP and most certainly he'll forever be IMMACULTE!:tt: As far as the other players you mentioned, I feel the same way. They were great once, and that's what I remember.

I once was involved in a charity hockey event where Maurice "Rocket" Richard was in appearance and he was reluctant to skate because he said "he's not that good of a skater". The guy was so conscious about his diminished skating ability that he didnt want to embarrass himself. Such a classy guy and I would have paid to see him lace up the skates.

The athletes that hang on to long I feel do tarnish their image a bit because you are right that its a personal thing. I personally see them as average guys with average ability, instead of the onetime superstars of the game.

Favre should have walked away, but at least he got to be the prima donna one more season and pick up another people's choice award in Hawaii. Other than that he did nothing but cause shit for a lot of people.

beSteelmyheart
01-05-2009, 07:48 PM
I agree, he really is turning into a major pain in the ass & if I have to deal with any more "Breaking News" from ESPN about him in the off season this year I'm going to puke. I'm not a fan of him to begin with & the 2 sides of me are torn-
The me who wants to see him pull the same crap this year & really show everyone what an egomaniac he truly is, or..
The me who just wishes he would shut up, take his money & go away.

millwalldavey
01-05-2009, 08:43 PM
What you didn't have was ESPN giving a daily update on it, so it didn't become a big deal.

Daily? How bout every 30 minutes! UGGGGGGH!!!!!! JUST QUIT ALREADY!