Brett Favre Makes an Appearance


Brett Favre was among the NFL luminaries who filed into the Reed Green Coliseum on the campus of Southern Miss to pay their final respects to slain former quarterback Steve McNair.  Of course the Southern Miss campus is in Hattiesburg, so Favre didn’t have far to drive.  I’m not sure why the Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio, since Hattiesburg, Mississippi seems to be the actual center of the NFL universe.

In a convergence of potential future NFL North combatants, Favre mingled in the crowd with one Jay Cutler, newly-minted Chicago Bears quarterback and savior.  Remember that, before (certain delusional) Vikings fans zeroed in on Favre as the man to lift the burden of eternal failure from their shoulders, it was Cutler who was rumored to be on his way to Minnesota.  But, for some reason, Brad Childress decided he didn’t like the cut of Cutler’s jib, or whatever, and passed on him in favor of the broken-down old Wranglers pitchman.

Of course the occasion had nothing to do with Favre or Cutler (unlike the rest of this off-season, which has been mostly about them), but was all about remembering Steve McNair, as gritty and gutty a competitor who ever strapped on a helmet.  His murder by his disturbed mistress will have to go down as one of the most shocking stories in NFL history.  Right up there with Packers icon Brett Favre becoming  a Minnesota Viking.

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  • David

    Can you write nothing without injecting snide opinion insults?

    Not even about attendees at a funeral?

    Really?

  • http://thevikingage ken

    I agree with david. Very poor taste.

  • Mike

    Dunzinski, are you trying to compare the tragic death of Steve McNair to the Vikings getting Favre?  Are you suggesting Favre only went to the funeral because he lived so close?  You are an opportunistic, despicable Franophile!

  • Mike

    Question:  Why does Dunzinski trash Favre here and then say how great he is on other web sites?

    http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/06/nfl-outsider-season-preview-2009-minnesota-vikings.html

    Answer:  Dunzinski is a capitalist pig who has discovered he can increase his web traffic by stirring the pot, creating controversy and insulting people.  He is the pro football blogger version of Jerry Springer!

  • Barry

    Isnt the news suppose to be reported as just that and not have your childish opinions in it. You are an embarrassment to true journalism. LOSER

  • Mike

    On a positive note, Charley Waters says the signing of Brett Favre could come as early as Wednesday (especially if nothing interferes again like the tragic killing of Steve McNair).  

    Steve Thomas, who attended Southern Mississippi, says “Brett’s a fighter. You’ve got to admire the man. He’s been beat up and banged up, but he’s got the heart to play football. He’ll give you 110 percent.”  

    Chris Weinke, 36, 2000 Heisman Trophy winner and former Carolina Panthers QB, says “Being a Minnesota boy and a Vikings fan my whole life, it will be great to see a purple No. 4 jersey….. He’s been able to do it over a long period of time, and I don’t see why he wouldn’t be able to continue that.”

  • Mike

    On a negative note, I can definitely see how the young woman became disturbed (as Dunzinski puts it).  First, McNair spoils her with trips, VIP parties, condos and cars and tells her that he will divorce and marry her, all the while he likley is shagging her (as Dallas Dave would say).  Then he dumps her by saying he will stay with his wife, even dating a third woman and pulling away the money.  To any other QBs who are straight (ie Michael Vick), watch out what you promise!

  • Chris C

    Geez, I followed a web link about Favre to this site.  Who is this insensitive putz writing such trash?

  • Mike

    Way to go insensitive Dunzinski, you are really pulling in the traffic for your web site.  Problem is everyone hates you!

  • Jim

    wow Dingdongzinsky, you’ve stooped to a new low. 

  • Mike

    Last week, Darrell Bevell watched Favre throw passes in Mississippi. Favre thought his performance was encouraging but said he might be forced to delay a decision on whether to play until training camp.  Favre said he wants to play for the Vikings but is still unable to commit because he wants to be completely confident he can play the entire season.  Favre is proceeding cautiously because he remains somewhat concerned about the inconsistency of some throws and worries that he continues to have slight pain.

  • Mike

    Favre is approximately six weeks removed from the arthroscopic surgery Dr. James Andrews performed to release the partially torn biceps tendon in the quarterback’s right shoulder. While Favre’s recovery seems to be following the six- to eight-week rehab timetable that Andrews described, sources say that Favre had hoped the improvement would come sooner.

  • All Day 28

    I dont like what im hearing, but it could be a loop too throw ppl off for an announcement this week

  • http://Cox Jan Man

    Favre goes to pay respects at a furneral…& this prick still has to make put down statements, this is more about the bull shit press & needing stories than about Favre… To endure the many vile comments from sports writers…am hoping Brett does well…just we can say…STICK IT UP YOUR ASS WITH A RED HOT POKER…!!!!!!!!!