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July 29, 2009 | Sam Farmer
A novelty T-shirt gaining popularity among Green Bay Packers fans features a drawing of Brett Favre's face within an outline of Wisconsin and a tongue-in-cheek message: "We'll never forget you Brent." Now, Minnesota can forget Favre too. The Vikings' quest -- a pursuit of the three-time NFL most valuable player -- ground to a surprising halt Tuesday when Favre informed Coach Brad Childress that he won't be coming out of retirement to play for Minnesota.
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February 3, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Brett Favre appeared on Fox's Super Bowl pregame show via satellite -- from the future! Well, actually, it was just from his home in Mississippi during the present time, but it definitely seemed like something that was being beamed to us from maybe 2030 or so. That's because of his beard -- that gloriously bushy and gray beard that made the future Hall of Famer appear to be years beyond his relatively young age of 44. I'm not ragging on...
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December 20, 2009
The end of the year doesn't mean the end of the line for Brett Favre. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback says anybody who expects him to take another tailspin -- as he did late last season with the New York Jets -- is sorely mistaken. "I don't think I'm falling apart in December like most people seem to think," said Favre, whose team needs to win at Carolina tonight to clinch the NFC North title. "I don't feel much different than most guys in that locker room at this stage of the season.
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November 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Brett Favre doesn't have a son, so there won't be anyone to carry on his legacy as one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. But even if he did have a son, the youngster still wouldn't be following in the footsteps of his future Hall of Fame father. Not if Favre could help it anyway. "If I had a son, I would be real leery of him playing [football]," Favre told Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today Show" in an interview that aired Monday. "In some respects, I'm almost glad I don't have a son because of the pressures he would face.
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October 25, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Not only has Brett Favre foreclosed on the idea that he might come back to the NFL, the retired star quarterback said he's now suffering memory loss. "I don't remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one summer," Favre said in an interview with WSPZ radio. "I don't remember that. I got a pretty good memory, and I have a tendency, like we all do, to say, 'Where are my glasses?' and they're on your head. "This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn't remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think.
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October 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Brett Favre has a pretty good idea of what Peyton Manning went through Sunday night. That was likely the thinking when the NFL Network brought the former Packers star quarterback on for an interview Sunday morning in anticipation of Manning's return to Indianapolis as a member of the Denver Broncos that night. In 2009 Favre came to Green Bay as a member of the hated Minnesota Vikings after 16 years, two Super Bowl appearances and one Lombardi Trophy with the Packers. He discussed the "awkward" drive to Lambeau Field that day, past several old hangouts and even his old house just half a mile from the stadium.
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November 1, 2009 | SAM FARMER
Hours after throwing three touchdown passes last month to lead the Minnesota Vikings over his old Green Bay Packers, Brett Favre sent a one-word text message to Steve Mariucci, among his favorite onetime assistant coaches: "Flatliners." Instantly, Mariucci picked up on the inside joke. That was a code word the two shared back when Favre was in his early years with the Packers, and Mariucci was an up-and-coming assistant coach. It was a reference to the 1990 movie "Flatliners," and a reminder to the quarterback to maintain an even keel through the craziest times.
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October 14, 2010 | Wire reports
Brett Favre returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, one day after sitting out to rest his sore right elbow. Favre has been bothered by tendinitis in his throwing elbow and said earlier this week that he would consider sitting out a game or two to rest it if the condition worsens. Favre has started an NFL-record 289 consecutive regular-season games. Center John Sullivan also returned to practice after missing Wednesday with a calf injury. Sullivan did not play against the Jets on Monday night.
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April 30, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Brett Favre's left ankle is still hurting from a hit he absorbed in the NFC championship game three months ago, and the injury weighs into the quarterback's pending decision on whether he will return to the Minnesota Vikings next season. In a statement issued Friday on his website, Favre said his ankle will require surgery if he decides to come back for a 20th season, although he added that the injury "is not debilitating" and he has been through worse over the course of his career.
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January 14, 2010 | By Sam Farmer, On The NFL
Breaking down the Dallas-Minnesota matchup in the NFC divisional playoffs: Who's seeded higher? Brett Favre participated in a conference call with Dallas reporters Wednesday, and his theme was clear: The Cowboys are the most dangerous team in the NFL this postseason. Although it's not uncommon for someone to butter up his opponent, reporters who took part in the call say Favre was very convincing. And he should be; the Cowboys have been scorching. "For the outside looking in, if you had to look at both teams, us and the Cowboys, you'd go, OK, aside from the fact the Cowboys are playing at the Vikings, who is the hottest team right now?
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October 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Cam McDaniel rushed for a career-high 92 yards against USC last Saturday, but that's not why the Notre Dame running back became an Internet sensation this week. It's because he's ridiculously photogenic. McDaniel lost his helmet while being tackled by a group of Trojans during the Fighting Irish's 14-10 victory but gained plenty of notoriety thanks to a photo snapped at just the right moment during the play. In that picture, McDaniel appears to be staring deep into the camera's lens with a smoldering look on his face and his hair tousled just right.
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October 25, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Not only has Brett Favre foreclosed on the idea that he might come back to the NFL, the retired star quarterback said he's now suffering memory loss. "I don't remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one summer," Favre said in an interview with WSPZ radio. "I don't remember that. I got a pretty good memory, and I have a tendency, like we all do, to say, 'Where are my glasses?' and they're on your head. "This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn't remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think.
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October 24, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
How desperate is the quarterback situation in St. Louis? According to an ESPN report, the Rams even reached out to 44-year-old Brett Favre this week to gauge his interest in un-retiring once more. The Rams lost starter Sam Bradford to a season-ending knee injury Sunday, leaving them with Kellen Clemens as the only quarterback on their roster. They subsequently signed quarterbacks Brady Quinn and Austin Davis. According to the report, Favre, who hasn't played since 2010, told the Rams he was retired for good.
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October 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Brett Favre has a pretty good idea of what Peyton Manning went through Sunday night. That was likely the thinking when the NFL Network brought the former Packers star quarterback on for an interview Sunday morning in anticipation of Manning's return to Indianapolis as a member of the Denver Broncos that night. In 2009 Favre came to Green Bay as a member of the hated Minnesota Vikings after 16 years, two Super Bowl appearances and one Lombardi Trophy with the Packers. He discussed the "awkward" drive to Lambeau Field that day, past several old hangouts and even his old house just half a mile from the stadium.
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August 15, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers made sharpening his deep throws a point of emphasis this off-season, according to an interview with Sports Illustrated's Peter King. “Tom Brady told me after the '07 season -- we got to play a little golf, and I picked his brain -- that you should work on at least one or two things every off-season,” Rodgers said in a Q&A on King's new website, TheMMQB.com . “So, I took that to heart and picked a few things every year to really try to focus on in the off-season.
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July 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Apparently there are a lot of Green Bay fans out there waiting for the Packers to retire Brett Favre's jersey number, even though he didn't leave the team on the best of terms and eventually ended up playing for hated rival Minnesota Vikings. Well, for you fanatics out there, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that it's looking more and more likely that Favre will in fact receive the honor you feel he deserves. The bad news is you may have to do something to help the circulation in your extremities, because that feeling of pins and needles may last awhile.
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July 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Apparently there are a lot of Green Bay fans out there waiting for the Packers to retire Brett Favre's jersey number, even though he didn't leave the team on the best of terms and eventually ended up playing for hated rival Minnesota Vikings. Well, for you fanatics out there, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that it's looking more and more likely that Favre will in fact receive the honor you feel he deserves. The bad news is you may have to do something to help the circulation in your extremities, because that feeling of pins and needles may last awhile.
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June 14, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Just when we thought Brett Favre was trying to mend fences with the Green Bay Packers organization, the ol' gunslinger goes and disses the team's current star quarterback. Get this: Favre told Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday that Aaron Rodgers was going to throw more interceptions and get sacked more than any other quarterback in the history of the franchise. What a jerk! "Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated," Favre said. "But I knew he was capable of that, and that's why they drafted him. Barring any injury, he'll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games [played]
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May 15, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Brett Favre spent 16 years with the Green Bay Packers, leading the team to one Lombardi trophy, two Super Bowl appearances, four NFC championship games and 160 overall victories. Sure, things came to a messy end when his indecision about retirement led the team to trade him to the New York Jets. And, sure, he ended up leading bitter division rival Minnesota to the NFC championship game a year later. But in many people's eyes Favre will always be associated with the Packers. And team President and Chief Executive Mark Murphy says the Packers want to take that a step further.
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