Brett Favre Talks, We Listen

An unshocked Brett Favre stood before the media Wednesday for his weekly press conference.  Among the issues addressed was whether Favre thinks failing to win the Super Bowl will mean anything for his legacy, which some think was already tarnished after the way things went down with the Jets in 2008.

“People may think I’m pulling their leg, but I really don’t feel like there’s anything left to prove,” Favre declared. “Playing 19 years . . .  people forget that I had success, I’ve been in the Super Bowl. I have to remind them sometimes, ‘Hey, I played in the Super Bowl.’ I played so long I have to re-justify my — I was a pretty good player before, I played in the game before, was fortunate enough to win one.”

If Brett really believes he has nothing left to prove, then he should play nice and easy and without a lick of pressure on Sunday against the Saints.

Thing is, I don’t think Brett really believes that he has nothing left to prove.  It sounds good to say, but we all know what a driven individual Favre is, and how much he feeds on people’s negative opinions of him.

Just ask Ted Thompson what can happen when you get on Brett’s bad side.

I personally don’t like the idea of Brett playing loose and unburdened.  I want him to have a bug up his ass.  He’s better when he has a bug up his ass.

I don’t believe for a second that, come Sunday, he won’t be thinking of the NFC Championship Game he played against the Giants in the bitter cold a couple of years ago.  He’ll be playing that sucker over in his mind for sure, and will want to take out his lingering anger on the Saints.

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  • SH28

    Of course, Brett Favre came back for the Super Bowl. Sure, Favre has already won the Super Bowl once like Namath and unlike Marino and Tarkenton. But this may be his last chance to become a multiple world champion great QB with Unitas, Starr, Griese, Staubach, Bradshaw, Montana, Elway and Brady. Perhaps also some day Peyton Manning.

    But the most need is Minnesota and the Vikings, who have not won a world football championship including Super Bowl throughout its entire existance of nearly 50 years. This opportunity may not come again in our lifetimes, even if you are 20 years old! When are we going to get a Brett Favre, superstar running back and top 10 D all at the same time?

  • c nelson

    There is no way that the Giant’s game/interception won’t “be there”.

    When it happened, the only good that i could get out of it was that it meant he would be back. And this occurred to me immediately that; no freakin way he lets that be his last play.

    Enough with the retirement/un-retirement saga. It is what it is and it has always boiled down to that last bad throw. He is going for redemption for that, not thompson or the Packers, THAT THROW and what it meant, NO SUPERBOWL.

    GOD, please make me right.

    Go Brett, Skol Vikings,


  • lorenzo4

    Joe, Joe. You need to soften it up a bit. If you think everyone here is a moron you should go post some place you respect.

    I’m a total Favre-lover and I have no problem with the bug up his ass theory. I think Favre has always been and will always be a very driven person…and just plain HATES TO LOSE. The Giants game (I was a Packer fan then) was not lost by Brett Favre. The team lost and if you have to point any fingers it should be at McKenzie who was completely torched by Plaxico…that game should never even gone into overtime.
    And I think Favre being cast off by the town whose stadium he pretty much built is more of a factor than one freaking play.
    But again, I think when he sets foot on a football field he goes to war and all the stuff from the past is just kinda fuel for that fire that burns to WIN.

  • SH28

    ESPN is calling it the Brett Favre Super Bowl, his current Vikings team against his prior Jets team. Moreover, a second Super Bowl win would greatly enhance the Favre legend, while expanding it from just Green Bay to also Minnesota. No QB great has ever done that. I would like to see him rip off his helmet and run around like a kid like he did after his Super Bowl win in New Orleans in ’97.

  • SH28

    Maybe Joe has a bug up his ass.

  • Mike

    Yep, Joe definitely does have a bug up his ass.

  • Brett Favre

    Come on guys, leave poor Joe alone. Can’t you tell he is disturbed? Please do it for me.