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Football 2008 - College & NFL
« on: August 03, 2008, 09:49:03 PM »
Hall of fame game is tonight officially kicking off pre-season!

Jim Zorn makes his debut as the Redskins new coach. They don't look to shabby on offense though it may be too early to tell

And what the hell is up with Brett Favre?

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 10:23:26 PM »
Hawkeyes are gonna suck this year, but hey, maybe we'll have fewer arrest!

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 10:23:44 PM »
Arrests. Damn, this lack of editing is going to be embarrassing.

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 07:24:46 AM »
An of y'all think that TT can be the first "threepeat" Heisman winner?

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 07:26:12 AM »
Any I mean......

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 10:06:21 AM »
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And what the hell is up with Brett Favre?
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The biggest thing with Favre is what isn't really reported on as much.  At the end of last few seasons the Packers have been pushing him out the door, and when they lost to NY last year Favre probably just said "Fuck it" and just retired with the owners pushing him out anyway.

But now that he feels that itch again to play I'm sure he feels slighted and is gonna make the Packers either trade him or release him.  I am sure they are not gonna make him be a back up.  They can't afford it.  He is scheduled to maked $12 million this year.  $13 million next and $14 million in the final year of his contract.  That's $39 million to hold a clip board.  Ain't gonna happen.  They will probably trade him to the Vikings. 

I used to be on the side of the Packers about this, but then I read about them "forcing" him to retire.  Now I hope he does hold a clip board for 3 yrs and screws their salary cap up.

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 09:08:57 AM »
End of an era!

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Favre saga over as QB gets fresh start with Jets

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)—Brett Favre’s journey from retirement and back has finally ended—in New York.

The Green Bay Packers reached an agreement Wednesday night to trade their three-time MVP and Super Bowl-winning quarterback to the New York Jets, ending an emotionally grinding month of indecision over Favre’s future.

The move ends a remarkably ugly split between Green Bay and one of its most beloved players, allows the Packers to move forward with new starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and gives Favre a fresh start—although not exactly the one he wanted, as Favre’s first choice was widely believed to be the Minnesota Vikings.

Terms of the trade weren’t immediately available.

“It is with some sadness that we make this announcement, but also with the desire for certainty that will allow us to move the team and organization forward in the most positive way possible,” Green Bay officials said in a statement.


Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson issued a statement early Thursday.

“I am looking forward to seeing Brett Favre in a New York Jets uniform,” Johnson said. “He represents a significant addition to this franchise, and reflects our commitment to putting the best possible team on the field.”

Green Bay had been talking with the Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers since deciding earlier this week that they could no longer coexist with Favre.

The Packers decided to move forward with Rodgers as their starer after Favre announced his retirement in March. Given their commitment to Rodgers, team officials weren’t particularly receptive when Favre decided just over a month ago that he might want to play after all—the latest development in several years’ worth of flip-flopping about his football future.

The agreement was first reported by Fox Sports on its Web site.

“We just felt like this was an opportunity to go get somebody of Brett’s stature and what he’s accomplished,” Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said during a conference call early Thursday morning. “We felt it was in the best interest of the team and when the opportunity presented itself, we felt it was the right move for us to make and we went ahead and did it.”

A number of fans made it clear throughout training camp that they wanted Favre on the Jets with signs and “Get Brett!” chants. Favre’s new No. 4 Jets jersey already was for sale on the team’s Web site about an hour after the trade was announced.

Tannenbaum, who said he had a “good” conversation with Favre, wouldn’t speculate whether the quarterback will play in New York beyond this season.

“We had discussions with him and his agent, Bus Cook,” Tannenbaum said, “and we’re going into this and we’re going to take this one year at a time and we’re excited to have Brett on the team this year.”

The arrival of Favre signals the end of Chad Pennington’s career with the Jets. Tannenbaum said there would be another transaction regarding Pennington, who spent his first eight seasons with the Jets.

“It’s a bittersweet moment for us,” Tannenbaum said. “I have all the respect in the world for Chad as a person, as a player. We’ve accomplished a lot of good things with Chad … He gave his heart and soul to this organization for a long, long time. I really appreciate everything he’s done.”

 
 

AP - Aug 7, 1:34 am EDT
 Favre left Green Bay on Wednesday, boarding a private plane that left for Hattiesburg, Miss. at 1:25 p.m. EDT with his wife, Deanna, and Cook. Favre’s family home is near Hattiesburg.

In Mississippi, Favre confirmed that he was considering the Jets and Buccaneers.

“We’re working on it,” Favre told Jackson TV station WJTV. “Hopefully, we can get something resolved. I’ve been saying that for quite a while now. I don’t want to say we’re running out of time, but I need to get into a camp somewhere.”

The 38-year-old Favre holds most major NFL passing records and led the Packers to the NFC Championship last season, where they lost to the New York Giants. Favre threw what would prove to be the decisive interception in overtime.

The Jets went into training camp with an open competition between Pennington and Kellen Clemens after neither established themselves during a 4-12 season. Pennington was 1-7 as the starter and was benched midway through the season. Clemens went 3-5, but Pennington actually had the better season statistically.

 


AP - Aug 7, 1:15 am EDT
 After some hope for reconciliation between Favre and the Packers earlier this week, the final split became obvious Tuesday evening.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday that after approximately six hours of what he called “brutally honest” conversations over two days, the coach had determined that Favre doesn’t have the right mind-set to play for the Packers.

McCarthy said Favre couldn’t seem to get past emotional wounds that were opened as tensions mounted in recent weeks—even with the chance to win his starting job back potentially on the table.

“The train has left the station, whatever analogy you want,” McCarthy said Tuesday. “He needs to jump on the train and let’s go. Or, if we can’t get past things that have happened, I have to keep the train moving.”

McCarthy said Wednesday he was happy the rest of his players were getting a chance to move forward.

“We talked about it last night,” McCarthy said. “The players want resolution, they want what everybody wants. To come out here every day and talk about somebody that is not here and then shows up, it’s gone on too long, and understandably so. They want to play football.”

AP Sports Writers Dennis Waszak Jr. in New York and Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report.

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 09:38:13 AM »
It should be interesting to see how he handles a whole new system and playing in the AFC.

On a side note, apparently there is a clause in the trade that says that if the Jets trade him to the Vikings, the the Packers get the Jets next three first round picks.

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008, 02:40:41 PM »
Gene Upshaw (head of the NFL Players Association) died last night.  Cancer apparently.  I met him a couple times, watched the Redskins Vs. Cowboys in his skybox once.  Nice guy.

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008, 05:16:26 PM »
I saw College football in the title so I figured I must post something...

Though I go to University of Maryland, I think the ACC is an awful football conference. Though I'm sure Clemson, VT and Boston College are going to be pretty good this year. If the terps have a good season this year, I'll wear underwear on my head to one of my finals. I'll wear it to all my finals if we get a good bowl game. But I seriously doubt that my school will have a good season. They haven't had a really great season since I was at Frostburg State.

Now onto the team I really care about: The Mountaineers. That's right I bleed blue and gold. I have a good feeling for WVU. Not sure if they'll get a national championship, but I see a great bowl game in their future.

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2008, 09:20:05 AM »
A lot of folks are picking WVU to have its first Heisman winner this season...if and when the 'Canes get back to their legendary level, ACC football will be a hell of a lot more respected than it is now.

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2008, 06:29:35 PM »
Well, so much for a Heisman winner from Morgantown.

Brady's injury makes the division and conference titles much more difficult for the Pats, but as long as Bill B. is calling the shots they are still a team to be reckoned with....

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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2008, 06:30:52 PM »
All I have to say is there will be Divine intervention when it comes to the Mountaineers.

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Re: Football 2008 - College & NFL
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2008, 08:55:11 PM »
Hawkeyes win against hated state rivals Iowa State! 17-5.

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2008, 09:06:23 PM »
god I love that I have ABC HD, if only for tonight's game. so pretty....

it might make a member of the Big Ten losing to USC almost bearable. FUCK USC