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(Fox Sports Southwest)   Brett Favre says the quarterback most like himself is Tony Romo, putting millions of Cowboys fans on suicide watch   (foxsportssouthwest.com) divider line 54
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2012-06-27 01:19:43 PM  
Sooo Favre thinks Romo is over rated and is going to play well past his prime only to have one last shot in Minnesota and blow it?
 
2012-06-27 01:29:43 PM  

Sapper_Topo: Sooo Favre thinks Romo is over rated and is going to play well past his prime only to have one last shot in Minnesota and blow it?


RTFA and find out

"It's Dallas, and much is expected," Favre said. "He's carried those guys. I watched him last year, and I like Tony. I like the way he plays. I think at times he's underrated."

And honestly, as much as Favre is disgraced at this point, he was great as a player. His decision to take his talents to South Minnesota & then proceed to be a total creep are personal decisions & not football things.
 
2012-06-27 01:30:11 PM  
Suicide watch? They should be happy. Favre actually has a ring.
 
2012-06-27 01:40:18 PM  
He has a ring, was very good, and one tough bastard to boot. I don't think Cowboys fans would sweat it.
 
2012-06-27 02:28:46 PM  
So he's going to throw more interceptions than anyone else ever has? He's going to have more bone headed plays to end play off runs than anyone who isn't named Tony Rom.... oh.
 
2012-06-27 02:43:09 PM  

Nadie_AZ: So he's going to throw more interceptions than anyone else ever has?


Well. I suppose this is where we bring actual numbers into it. Favre's career interception percentage is 3.3% with 336 total interceptions in 19 seasons. Got that? After 5 years, Romo has thrown 72 interceptions at a rate of 2.8%.

So I'm a girl and all, but I did some maths and if Romo were on pace to match Favre, he'd have to be at about 87 interceptions at this point. He's done a decent job at reducing his interceptions every year, so (knock on wood), this coming year, he should have less than last year (which was 10, at #23 in the league).

I'm watchin you, Arizona. Don't think I won't graph the fark outta this thread because I'll do it, motherfarkers.
 
2012-06-27 03:28:57 PM  

Di Atribe: So I'm a girl and all, but I did some maths and if Romo were on pace to match Favre, he'd have to be at about 87 interceptions at this point. He's done a decent job at reducing his interceptions every year, so (knock on wood), this coming year, he should have less than last year (which was 10, at #23 in the league).


A. Don't care if you are a girl or an alien.

B. I was told there would be no maths.

C. Favre was far too risky and cost his team as much as he helped them. If I were Romo, I wouldn't take his 'compliment'.

Romo is a good in season QB. He's gotta work out the post season kinks.
 
2012-06-27 03:35:41 PM  
I would have thought it would put several TF'ettes on penis watch.

/'cuz of the penis pics
//penis
 
2012-06-27 03:38:36 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Don't care if you are a girl or an alien.


I know you don't. I was just making a general girl/math joke. Left out the shopping, though.


Nadie_AZ: If I were Romo, I wouldn't take his 'compliment'


But he does because Favre was his childhood hero. I mean, if Pat Benatar ever said that she thought I had a tremendous voice and she heard a lot of her own style, I'd probably just pass the fark out right then & there.


Nadie_AZ: He's gotta work out the post season kinks.


Well. It takes a whole team to make that happen. Don't forget that.
 
2012-06-27 03:39:06 PM  

Di Atribe: Sapper_Topo: Sooo Favre thinks Romo is over rated and is going to play well past his prime only to have one last shot in Minnesota and blow it?

RTFA and find out

"It's Dallas, and much is expected," Favre said. "He's carried those guys. I watched him last year, and I like Tony. I like the way he plays. I think at times he's underrated."

And honestly, as much as Favre is disgraced at this point, he was great as a player. His decision to take his talents to South Minnesota & then proceed to be a total creep are personal decisions & not football things.


Did Favre just "Favre" Romo? "He's like a kid...gunslinger...just having fun..."

// Favre
 
2012-06-27 03:45:41 PM  
Eh, I see the similarities, but Romo generally waits until it's do or die to make "I know he's double/triple covered, but f*ck it" decisions, which is understandable. Favre in his prime was liable to make said decision while his team was ahead in the 1st goddamn quarter.

I enjoy picking on Romo too, but I think he's a lot more calculated with his reads and understanding of the offense than he gets credit for. 95% of the time he's far from a "gunslinger".
 
2012-06-27 03:54:08 PM  
Suicide watch? I guess those Packers memories must've faded away quickly.

Romo was great last year. His defense really let him down most of the year. Rivers and Vick are ahead of Romo when it comes to pressure to be a Super Bowl winning quarterback. And even though Romo has been in the league a long time, he's started 77 games - compared to Matt Ryan starting 62 and Flacco starting 64 in their careers so far. Yeah he needs to win more playoff games, but he has plenty of prime years left.
 
2012-06-27 03:59:12 PM  
The problem in Dallas has historically been the coaching staff. The players are unprepared just about every game.

Not that I mind this, as I don't particularly like Dallas.
 
2012-06-27 04:07:54 PM  
In unrelated news, every female cowboys reporter just changed their cell number.
 
2012-06-27 04:12:08 PM  

VvonderJesus: In unrelated news, every female cowboys reporter just changed their cell number.


*joins press corps*
 
2012-06-27 04:16:25 PM  

VvonderJesus: In unrelated news, every female cowboys reporter just changed their cell number.


In wholly related news, Di Atribe will never change her cell number.

/kidding with love, no meanness, lol
 
2012-06-27 04:23:50 PM  
Alright, out yourself, Subby...

This was just a blatant thread to power-troll Lady Di, wasn't it?

/Worked like a charm!
 
2012-06-27 04:28:03 PM  

TXEric: /Worked like a charm!


I have it set up as one of my alerts on my Fark app. Nunya gonna get ANY by me ever again!


robsul82: /kidding with love, no meanness, lol


You have to say that because you fear my witchcraft. ;)
 
2012-06-27 04:30:43 PM  

Di Atribe: robsul82: /kidding with love, no meanness, lol

You have to say that because you fear my witchcraft. ;)


Absolutely!
 
2012-06-27 04:36:13 PM  
So, Romo is the QB most likely to Tweet pics of "Little Tony" to a female reporter? :P
 
2012-06-27 04:36:46 PM  

Sapper_Topo: Sooo Favre thinks Romo is over rated and is going to play well past his prime only to have one last shot in Minnesota and blow it?


Well past his prime? Which game again was the last one of Farve's career? And he was considered so big a threat by the opposing team they put up how much money if he was injured and knocked out of the game? And the Vikings have come HOW close, exactly, to the NFC championship game since?

Donovan McNabb, for the last two seasons, was an example of a "Quarterback well past his prime"

Brett Farve in that last season was a Lion in Winter
 
2012-06-27 04:42:21 PM  
As a die-hard Packer fan from Wisconsin, I have a ton of respect and admiration for what Bert did on the field while he played here.

But all the whiney-baby bullcrap he pulled from roughly 2004 on (remember "it isn't my job to coach him ?) and all the crying and retirement crap...I can't hardly like the guy at all any more on a personal level.

I'm not those idiots that lit jerseys on fire or anything. Hell, I've still got his autographed game jersey on my wall. Tony should take this compliment from one of his heroes as fine praise indeed.

That said, I hope for HIS sake Tony doesn't make his game any more like Favre's, he's bad enough on his own.
 
2012-06-27 04:49:18 PM  

Magorn: Well past his prime? Which game again was the last one of Farve's career? And he was considered so big a threat by the opposing team they put up how much money if he was injured and knocked out of the game? And the Vikings have come HOW close, exactly, to the NFC championship game since?

Donovan McNabb, for the last two seasons, was an example of a "Quarterback well past his prime"

Brett Farve in that last season was a Lion in Winter


Favre played in 2010 also. In his last game, the Vikings lost by 26 points, and Farve went 5/7 with 1TD and 1 pick before getting knocked out of the game on a sack.

img.photobucket.com
What a Lion in Winter may look like.
 
2012-06-27 05:00:58 PM  

Jubeebee: What a Lion in Winter may look like.


Favre in 2010 is like Rocky V to the faithful.
 
2012-06-27 05:04:33 PM  

xaks: he's bad enough on his own.


WTF
 
2012-06-27 05:15:11 PM  

Di Atribe: xaks: he's bad enough on his own.

WTF


Look, Di, its nothing personal. He's a good, solid regular season QB.

But he will never win a ring with that owner, that coaching staff, and that organization. So long as they're the ones 'with' him, he will choke in the post-season cause he can't do it alone. No QB can.
 
2012-06-27 05:18:23 PM  

coolio mack: Suicide watch? I guess those Packers memories must've faded away quickly.

Romo was great last year. His defense really let him down most of the year.


ESPECIALLY the secondary....which JJ and Co appear to have shored up in the offseason.

KiwDaWabbit: The problem in Dallas has historically been the coaching staff. The players are unprepared just about every game.


They need another coach like Tuna instead of Wade "Camp Cupcake" Phillips (and now Jason Garrett), but that'll probably never happen until JJ pulls a Bill Wirtz.

/Good thing they passed on Sean Payton though
//That guy sucks
///Installing Phillips as HC the next season was a stroke of genius
 
2012-06-27 05:29:32 PM  

xaks: But he will never win a ring with that owner, that coaching staff, and that organization.


Nifty crystal ball you got there.


IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: ///Installing Phillips as HC the next season was a stroke of genius


It always turns to tears about halfway through the hysterical laughter.
 
2012-06-27 05:31:27 PM  
I just came in to see if anyone would say that the 20 yr starter with 4 mvp's, a ring, and a zillion records actually wasn't that good. Thanks Fark.
 
2012-06-27 05:33:39 PM  

xaks: Look, Di, its nothing personal. He's a good, solid regular season QB.

But he will never win a ring with that owner, that coaching staff, and that organization



Let's see your prediction resume there Nostradamus. Never is kind of a long time.
 
2012-06-27 05:38:25 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I just came in to see if anyone would say that the 20 yr starter with 4 mvp's, a ring, and a zillion records actually wasn't that good. Thanks Fark.


I read that as "20 year old starter," lol, I was like, "He was busy falling off bar stools in Atlanta at that point." Never mind.
 
2012-06-27 05:41:51 PM  
We're Cowboys fans... We're already on suicide watch...
 
2012-06-27 05:52:47 PM  
Not that he was a starter then, but you know what I mean.
 
2012-06-27 06:01:21 PM  
Well, since y'all have been predicting 'Romo wins the damned Super Bowl' for ...what, 9 straight years now, and I've been sayin' otherwise, it looks like my predictive prowess is gettin' a much better return than y'alls'. At least, lately....recently.

Just sayin.
 
2012-06-27 06:03:34 PM  
Packers fans will never forget Brent Faver.
 
2012-06-27 06:03:35 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I just came in to see if anyone would say that the 20 yr starter with 4 mvp's, a ring, and a zillion records actually wasn't that good. Thanks Fark.


One of the best damn QBs to ever play the game, and a first ballot HoF'er. Not a doubt in my mind, and it was a priveledge to have him win a Lombardi for my team and almost get a second.

Piece of human shiat off the field, but on it? Second to not-damn-many.
 
2012-06-27 06:07:01 PM  

xaks: Well, since y'all have been predicting 'Romo wins the damned Super Bowl' for ...what, 9 straight years now,


First of all, Romo has been starting since about mid-season 2006. I don't know what kind of wibbly wobbly timey wimey shiat goes on in your timeline, but here in Earth's timeline, this will be his 6th full year to start.

Second of all, who is "y'all?" Jerry Jones runs his mouth every year, regardless, but if you think Jerruh speaks for Cowboys fans, then I'm afraid you really have lost touch with reality.
 
2012-06-27 06:13:09 PM  

xaks: Well, since y'all have been predicting 'Romo wins the damned Super Bowl' for ...what, 9 straight years now, and I've been sayin' otherwise, it looks like my predictive prowess is gettin' a much better return than y'alls'. At least, lately....recently.

Just sayin.


I'm not sure what alternate universe you live in where Fark loves Tony Romo and predicts he wins a Super Bowl every year.

There are a handful of his fans, a few who are indifferent to him, and the rest are stone-cold haters.

Anyway, anyone who wants to dump on Tony should look at his stats. But they won't. So this sentence is a waste, and is now an ad for Mentos. Mentos, the Freshmaker!
 
2012-06-27 06:14:23 PM  

Di Atribe: xaks: Well, since y'all have been predicting 'Romo wins the damned Super Bowl' for ...what, 9 straight years now,

First of all, Romo has been starting since about mid-season 2006. I don't know what kind of wibbly wobbly timey wimey shiat goes on in your timeline, but here in Earth's timeline, this will be his 6th full year to start.

Second of all, who is "y'all?" Jerry Jones runs his mouth every year, regardless, but if you think Jerruh speaks for Cowboys fans, then I'm afraid you really have lost touch with reality.


Oh, OK. So, it's been 6 years of "The Cowboys are America's Team! We're comin' for the Lombardi! Best team in the NFL!!1!"

Dallas fans are notorious for being ...less than pleasant to other fans... out in public. You're one the of the rare exceptions, which is why I hate it when I come up against you in these threads, cause I feel bad for having to talk down on your heart(amongotherthings)throb.

He's a good kid and a solid QB, don't take my comments wrong. Regular season, he's a top 10 QB in the league.

Just...no so much after that. And it isn't just him, or only his fault. Its kind of a collective ....football brain queef. They come together and form some anti-football-doucebag-Voltron force and manage to outchoke the collective sum of their combined chokeability under normal circumstances. And, those of us fans of the rest of the league that quietly put up with the fan-atics with the Stars on the license plates and WARE jerseys and have had to listen to y'all brag and howl all regular season?

We bite back a retort, clamp down on the smile....after all, we still have to go to work with y'all. See y'all at the supermarket. Etc etc etc.

But...INside, when that SuperFriendsChokePower ACTIVATES....we cheer a little bit. 'Cause its Dallas, ya see.
 
2012-06-27 06:21:30 PM  
"A Lion in Winter"

What kind of gay ass shiat is that?

He honestly didn't stretch his career too far. He was hesitant to come back each of those final years but once he started sucking dick he knew he was done. Some greats go out too early because of bullshiat: Barry Sanders. Some go out just before they end up in the dick sucking position: LaDainian Tomlinson. Some right when they start to: Brett Favre. Then there's Donovan McNabb, Mr. "I'm the most polarizing quarterback ever." fark that guy. But most quarterbacks fall into the category of sucking udickuitously: Joey Harrington, Dan Orlovsky, Ryan Leaf.

/Suck dicks
 
2012-06-27 06:27:52 PM  

xaks: Oh, OK. So, it's been 6 years of "The Cowboys are America's Team! We're comin' for the Lombardi! Best team in the NFL!!1!"


Sigh. No. And also, I'd like to point out that a non-Cowboys fan was again the first to bring up the "America's Team" thing. Can we make a deal here? No biatching about the America's Team thing until a Cowboys fan says it. And then, by all means, rip that guy to shreds.


xaks: which is why I hate it when I come up against you in these threads, cause I feel bad for having to talk down on your heart(amongotherthings)throb.


Why thank you. And I really do appreciate that. But there really are lots of perfectly decent Cowboys fans (I mean it, stop laughing). Every team's got their asshole fans, really. It probably seems like there are more asshole Cowboys fans because there are more Cowboys fans. That's not a brag or anything, that's just how it is.


xaks: Dallas fans are notorious for being ...less than pleasant to other fans... out in public.


Sure. But my guess is that it goes back to about 20 years ago or so? I've lived in the DFW area for almost 18 years, so I'm familiar with lots of Cowboys fans. And I'd have to say that right around the Campo years, we all took it down a few notches. Some took it down to emo levels. Most of us were pretty level about it. I don't recall anyone saying, "We're totally winning the Super Bowl with Quincy Carter under center." Those were dark times (no racism implied).

HOWEVER

Mr. Packers fan.... don't think your fandom is hubris-free. Some of my absolutely favoritest people in the entire world are Packers fans, so please don't take this personally. But some of you have a hard time shutting up about how "we're the real America's Team" and "it's the only team in the NFL where the fans own the team" and "I just got my stock certificate in the mail today." I just want you all to know that WE GET IT AND WE DON'T CARE.

Whew. I'm really glad I got that out in the open. Thank you.
 
2012-06-27 06:40:12 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Favre was far too risky and cost his team as much as he helped them.


Yes and no. Most people don't remember how god awful the Packers were before Favre took over. Besides one shining season with the Majik-man, the preceding decades were awful with names like Lynn Dickey, Randy Wright, etc. who wouldn't know a Central Division championship if it bit them in the ass. When Favre started playing for the Packers they were bad. He did carry the team. It was his way of playing that made Reggie White want to go to the Packers.

However once they got better Favre still played with the same reckless abandon that he had needed before. If you took the games that the Packers won because of his style and subtracted the games the Packers lost for the same reason you'd still end up with a net positive.
 
2012-06-27 07:03:14 PM  

Killer Cars: Eh, I see the similarities, but Romo generally waits until it's do or die to make "I know he's Witten's double/triple covered, but f*ck it" decisions, which is understandable.


The good news is that Tony's got himself a big ol' security blanket at TE (rather like Favre with Chmura), the bad news is that... well... Tony looks one direction in crunch time.
 
2012-06-27 07:10:47 PM  
Any time, Di. You're one of the folks I'd buy a round for, even in your teams colors ;)

Oh, and believe you me, there's a shiat-ton of so-called Packers fans that I'd love to shoot down here too. Ever since A-Rod started layin' pipe, they've been coming out of the woodwork.

I ask 'em, "Where the fark were you when Don Majikowski and Lynn Dickey were mucking up the offense? Edgar Bennett on the sweep for minus 2 ring any bells? COACH GREGG and INFANTE, YOU BASTARD!!1!!!" *foamstabstabscream

I went through those dark, dark days in the 70s and 80s. I earned my cheesehead and wear it with pride. Folks that are FOOTBALL fans and not single player fans are the ones I'll share a table with any day of the week and three times at the bar on Sundays.
 
2012-06-27 07:19:45 PM  

xaks: I ask 'em, "Where the fark were you when Don Majikowski and Lynn Dickey were mucking up the offense? Edgar Bennett on the sweep for minus 2 ring any bells? COACH GREGG and INFANTE, YOU BASTARD!!1!!!" *foamstabstabscream


Look just two posts up and I mentioned 2 of your 3. However if Majkowski doesn't get hurt Favre is nothing but a footnote in Packers' history. Only one Packer QB has started 3 Super Bowls, know who that is? He was Favre's backup's backup's backup until he was cut.

Before Favre the one shining light was Sterling, and he was also a world class douche. The person who saved the Packers wasn't Favre, it wasn't Holmgren, it was RW, and I'm not talking about Reggie White.
 
2012-06-27 07:30:15 PM  
Yep. Ron Wolfe.
 
2012-06-27 08:24:43 PM  
Tim Tebow has as many playoff wins as Tony Romo. Romo would be great if after he gets the huge lead he is benched or Jason Garrett learns what running the ball is. 28-3 lead? throw that shiat! Pick six? Throw it again! pick six? Coaching is hard!
 
2012-06-27 08:31:13 PM  
Don't forget to ice your own kicker. That's always fun...
 
2012-06-27 08:40:00 PM  

xaks: I ask 'em, "Where the fark were you when Don Majikowski and Lynn Dickey were mucking up the offense? Edgar Bennett

Brent Fullwood on the sweep for minus 2 ring any bells? COACH GREGG and INFANTE, YOU BASTARD!!1!!!" *foamstabstabscream

Fixed that for ya
 
2012-06-27 09:29:44 PM  
I think it's time that someone fed Brett his applesauce, changed his diaper and set him down for his nap.
 
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