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It's over: Brett Favre deactivated for Vikings' game against Giants
am1500 ESPN ^ | Tom Pelissero

Posted on 12/13/2010 3:11:49 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB

Brett Favre was listed as inactive for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the New York Giants on Monday night -- snapping a legendary run of 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs) that dated to his first NFL start on Sept. 20, 1992.

Favre, 41, suffered a sprained sternoclavicular joint near his throwing shoulder on the third play of last weekend's win over Buffalo on a hit from Bills linebacker Arthur Moats. His practice time was extremely limited last week, but as late as Sunday afternoon, Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said he expected Favre to try throwing before the game.

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1 posted on 12/13/2010 3:11:52 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

John Madden has been placed on suicide watch.


2 posted on 12/13/2010 3:15:18 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I have been up since 3 a.m. I thought the headline read, “It’s over: Bret Favre decapitated...”


3 posted on 12/13/2010 3:15:20 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Good now go home and play with little Brett


4 posted on 12/13/2010 3:15:32 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

How sad.


5 posted on 12/13/2010 3:15:43 PM PST by library user
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To: Joe 6-pack

Boehner was already crying.


6 posted on 12/13/2010 3:16:23 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The end of a era.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 3:16:50 PM PST by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The ultimate insult to Lions fans, the hated Vikings playing a "home" game in their house.

8 posted on 12/13/2010 3:17:06 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Somewhere John Madden is weeping in his Tinactin in the middle of an Ace Hardware store


9 posted on 12/13/2010 3:17:24 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

10 posted on 12/13/2010 3:18:10 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: dfwgator

Well look at it this way...the crowd at least will be hostile enough.


11 posted on 12/13/2010 3:18:10 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; akorahil; albee; Americanwolf; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...

12 posted on 12/13/2010 3:19:23 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: dfwgator

Bwahahahahaha ... is the game telvised and when?


13 posted on 12/13/2010 3:19:56 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

I think it’s only available in the New York and Minnesota markets.


14 posted on 12/13/2010 3:20:50 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: mainepatsfan

Mixed in with the diehards will probably be lots of Detroit ‘urban campers’.


15 posted on 12/13/2010 3:21:15 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: MHGinTN

Only if you live in NY or MN....or if you have Directv’s NFL Sunday Ticket...


16 posted on 12/13/2010 3:21:26 PM PST by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: MHGinTN

Only if you live in the New York or Minneapolis TV markets.


17 posted on 12/13/2010 3:21:36 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Arthur Moats will be famous for one thing.


18 posted on 12/13/2010 3:23:43 PM PST by PGR88
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’m surprised they don’t wheel him out for the first series of the next three games, just so he can be listed as the “starter.”


19 posted on 12/13/2010 3:24:01 PM PST by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: dfwgator

ROFLMAO!


20 posted on 12/13/2010 3:24:11 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Time for all to tip their cap to an athletic Ironman. He handled the last few years poorly in his on again off again retirement, but proved in 2009 that he is still an elite. He finished second for MVP. Hopefully we’ll see him in their at least one more time before the end of the year.


21 posted on 12/13/2010 3:24:38 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Now we know for sure he’ll retire. No more streak to fluff. I said 4 years ago the year in which he finally missed a game would be his last.


22 posted on 12/13/2010 3:25:03 PM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Joe 6-pack

More material for whatsisname the comedian.


23 posted on 12/13/2010 3:25:57 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

No. If that were so, the headline would read “QB questionable:...”


24 posted on 12/13/2010 3:26:21 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Joe 6-pack
John Madden has been placed on suicide watch.

Frank Caliendo's career just hit a major bump in the road!

25 posted on 12/13/2010 3:26:48 PM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Good.


26 posted on 12/13/2010 3:27:20 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Past Your Eyes

The Pack could have used Brett yesterday.


27 posted on 12/13/2010 3:27:26 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: mainepatsfan

28 posted on 12/13/2010 3:30:08 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("[T]here is nothing so aggravating [in life] as being condescended to by an idiot" ~ Ann Coulter)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The dome collapse is the second biggest in MN this year after Favre.


29 posted on 12/13/2010 3:33:12 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

I was 10 the last time he didn’t start a game. I have had more than enough Favre drama anyway.


30 posted on 12/13/2010 3:36:45 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Tallguy

Couldn’t think of his name.


31 posted on 12/13/2010 3:37:16 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

That would have ended his streak for sure.


32 posted on 12/13/2010 3:37:22 PM PST by Lando Lincoln (The Democratic Party recriminations have begun.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Like many before him, he clung to his youth, but he did play in 297 straight games in a league that all others average career length is 70 games total.


33 posted on 12/13/2010 3:46:06 PM PST by IamConservative (Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. - Truman)
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To: IamConservative

The hit he took last game looked pretty tough.

Especially on a 41 year old QB.


34 posted on 12/13/2010 3:51:27 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: mainepatsfan

What were YOU doing in September, 1992???

The last weekend Brett Favre was NOT starting an NFL game??

Think about THAT for just a second....

Hat’s off Brett!

UN-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE!!!


35 posted on 12/13/2010 3:59:28 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: dfwgator
No, they needed their starting QB, who was knocked out because of a concussion.

I think Green Bay is glad to be rid of him and have a real quarterback.

36 posted on 12/13/2010 4:06:15 PM PST by GunRunner (10 Years of Freeping...)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL....funny.


37 posted on 12/13/2010 4:07:32 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Can’t they just let Brett throw a few interceptions with his good arm?


38 posted on 12/13/2010 4:08:18 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
What were YOU doing in September, 1992???

The last weekend Brett Favre was NOT starting an NFL game??

Think about THAT for just a second....

Hat’s off Brett!

UN-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE!!!

I was watching Favre come off the bench to lead the Packers to a come from behind win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

I'm a Bengals fan and I remember watching that game and being upset because the Bengals blew a big lead to lose the game. So I do remember the last football weekend that Favre didn't start at QB.
39 posted on 12/13/2010 4:09:04 PM PST by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: darkangel82

God I feel old


40 posted on 12/13/2010 4:09:36 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

297 games, a record that will stand for a very long time. Congratulations to Brett Favre on an unbeatable record and a nice career.


41 posted on 12/13/2010 4:10:16 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Michael Barnes
(Frank Caliendo) John Madden reacts to Brett Favre's retirement
42 posted on 12/13/2010 4:14:16 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I wonder if he’ll play anymore this season?

Seems like the kind of hit he took should be illegal.


43 posted on 12/13/2010 4:32:59 PM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: darkangel82

I was eight the last time Favre didn’t start a NFL game.


44 posted on 12/13/2010 4:43:17 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: WOBBLY BOB
What this means is a big storm. What I mean by that is that on October 27, 1991, the "perfect storm" formed off the Atlantic coastline. This was later made into a movie but even at the time, it was a pretty big storm. It was also the day that Brett Favre started his NFL streak.

So now that Favre is not playing NFL football anymore, look for another big storm to hit.

45 posted on 12/13/2010 4:52:42 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: upsdriver

We shall see. Peyton Manning’s only 5 years behind him, and chasing all of his records:

Passing yards, attempts, touchdowns, completions, interceptions, and consecutive starts.

Right now its:

Ints Favre: 335
Ints Manning: 196

About 9 seasons.

TDs Favre: 507
TDs Manning: 392 (Marino at 420)

About 3 and a half seasons.

YDs Favre: 71775
YDs Manning: 54156 (Marino at 61k)

About 4 seasons.

Atts Favre: 10162
Atts Manning: 7100 (Marino at 8.2k)

About 5 and a half seasons at 550 attempts.

Cmps Favre: 6295
Cmps Manning: 4610 (Marino at 5k)

About 4 and a half seasons.


46 posted on 12/13/2010 5:01:24 PM PST by BenKenobi (Obama's book of the month, Herman Melville's Killin' Whitey)
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To: mainepatsfan

Direct TV said if you have the NFL ticket, you will be able to see the game tonight. I would guess it may just be in the MN market otherwise.


47 posted on 12/13/2010 5:10:53 PM PST by cousair
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To: All

Favre has been a great GREAT quarterback for a long time, and those of us who have loved the game and watching him will miss his everlasting love of the game. It is a joy to watch Brett play the game the best way he can and see the plays come around the way he put the ball out there. We shall miss you!!


48 posted on 12/13/2010 5:15:18 PM PST by cousair
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To: mainepatsfan

BTTT


49 posted on 12/13/2010 5:16:36 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

His last pass was picked off. That may have been his very last pass. If that is so, wouldn’t that make it that his last pass everywhere he played was puked off?


50 posted on 12/13/2010 5:55:39 PM PST by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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