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2003-12-08 03:32:36 AM  
Ahh....the spirit of the brett.
 
MrX
2003-12-08 03:33:10 AM  
Damn, i want to live there. the cops around here would have arrested everyone under 21 and charged them with minor in possession. they are cracking down on underage drinking.
 
2003-12-08 03:43:11 AM  
brett's not dead.
 
2003-12-08 03:50:06 AM  
Hell yes MrX, not only that but, as the headline states, it's also the end of the school year there.
 
2003-12-08 04:01:50 AM  
A Brett-Totem:
 
2003-12-08 04:17:00 AM  
I don't get it.

A reference to them throwing?

A reference to them being drunkards (Favre's been sober for a number of years)
 
2003-12-08 04:41:34 AM  
Reading between the lines, a bunch of Maori youths got frisky when beered-up.

Difficult to ever meet a nicer and more friendly bunch than Maoris/Islanders, surely can't hold their booze though.
 
2003-12-08 04:41:58 AM  
Uhh, that'd be throwing.

Funny headline.
 
2003-12-08 05:32:17 AM  
Ahh yes. Favre........(the following paste is of course biased towards the Green Bay Packers)


At A Glance

Is the NFL's only three-time MVP (1995-97)
Ranks in the NFL's top ten in four major passing categories: third in touchdowns (314), fifth in attempts (5,993), fifth in completions (3,652), sixth in yards (42,285)
Ranks fifth all-time in passer rating at 86.7; only the Rams' Kurt Warner (98.2) and a trio of 49er QBs - Steve Young (96.8), Joe Montana (92.3) and Jeff Garcia (89.9) - are listed ahead
With a career record of 115-58, holds the third-highest winning percentage (.665) among starting QBs who have begun their careers since the 1970 league merger (min. 100 starts)
Possesses a remarkable 29-0 record (35-1 including playoffs) at home when the game-time temperature is 34 degrees or below; quarterback rating in those contests is 95.1
Has started 173 consecutive games (190 including playoffs), which is an NFL record for a quarterback
First NFL completion was to
himself, the quarterback snaring his own deflected aerial for -7 yards in contest at Tampa Bay on Sept. 13, 1992
Established the 'Brett Favre Forward Foundation' in 1996; over the past eight years, in conjunction with his annual golf tournament, celebrity softball game and fundraising dinners, foundation has donated in excess of $1.25 million to charities in his home state of Mississippi as well as to those in his adopted state of Wisconsin
An avid golfer, possesses a handicap in the "one to two" range, down from a 15 he carried as recently as 1998
Is a partner in a Green Bay restaurant, 'Brett Favre's Steakhouse;' operation has a sister location, 'Brett Favre's Two Minute Grill,' in the Lambeau Field Atrium
Still on Top
The NFL's only three-time 'Most Valuable Player' winner nearly won the award again in 2002, finishing as runner-up to the Raiders' Rich Gannon for the yearly Associated Press honor
After leading Green Bay to second consecutive 12-4 record and the team's fourth division title and eighth playoff trip in his 11 years at the helm, the Kiln, Miss., native earned further accolades
Chosen NFL 'Player of the Year' by Sports Illustrated
Received NFL MVP recognition from the Dallas Morning News
Was voted to the Pro Bowl (as a starter) for the seventh time in 11 seasons with Green Bay, though he later was forced to withdraw due to the foot/ankle/knee injuries from the season that had taken their toll
For the second year in a row, was the leading vote-getter in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl
Also was a second-team All-Pro selection of AP, named All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly and chosen as NFC 'Offensive Player of the Year' by the Kansas City Committee of 101
Posted a passer rating of 100-or-more in six games, second-most in the NFL in 2002
"Brett is at a stage of his career where there is not a whole lot happening out on the field that he has not experienced at one time or another," explains Sherman. "This experience, along with his God-given talent and never-ending passion to play, are what puts him in a league of his own."
A veritable sage in the 'West Coast' offense with over a decade of experience, is equally valuable off the field for his game-planning contributions as he is on it with his patented spirals
"He's got great command of the offense," says Rossley. "We're always making changes with the offense, whether it's with protection or route running, and he's into it. He's got a great knowledge of the game and we value his contributions."
Not one to rest on his considerable laurels, the Southern Miss Hall of Famer approaches each day on the field determined to better his skills by continually working on fundamentals such as footwork, position in the pocket, etc
Stands Among the All-Time Greats
Considered in the upper echelon of the NFL's all-time passers for some time, ranks fifth all-time in passer rating at 86.7, based on 3,652 completions in 5,993 attempts for 42,285 yards and 314 touchdowns with 188 interceptions; only the Rams' Kurt Warner (98.2) and a trio of 49er QBs - Steve Young (96.8), Joe Montana (92.3) and Jeff Garcia (89.9) - stand in front of him
In the process, he solidified his standing among the game's all-time elite by earning the NFL's 'MVP' honor a record three times, capturing the AP award over the 1995, 1996 and 1997 seasons
Honored in "co-status" with the Detroit Lions' Barry Sanders in 1997, he became the first player in league history to win the award three times, let alone in three consecutive years
Preeminence of the strong-armed Southerner is further evidenced by his selection in 2000 to the 1990s NFL All-Decade second team as voted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee
Also ranked as the ninth-best player in 'NFL Player of the Century' voting, which was conducted on nfl.com during the 1999 season
A testament to his consistently high production level, his completions, attempts, yards and touchdown totals are tops in the league over the past 12 seasons (1991-2002)
Green Bay is the Place
Is assured of finishing his career in Green Bay upon the signing of a "lifetime" contract on March 1, 2001
Sherman, calling the signing day "historic," commented on the uniqueness of Favre's relationship with the Packers' organization and fans, saying, "No player in the NFL identifies, or is more closely linked to, a specific team like Brett Favre is to the Green Bay Packers. He embodies the spirit and character of Packer fans everywhere. I do not think there is a player in the NFL that experiences a relationship with the fans like Brett Favre does. That is very, very special."
Favre echoed the sentiment, saying, "I enjoy it here. I don't want to move. I enjoy the fans and I just want to stay. I couldn't envision myself playing for another team."
Victorious Field General
In a time when personal statistics and individual accolades are often placed ahead of team success, the perennially productive field general desires nothing more than to lead his team to victory, a pursuit at which he has excelled in over a decade at the helm of the Packers
Now has won 115 games as a starter - fifth-most in NFL history and only two victories behind No. 4 Montana (117) - after surpassing Terry Bradshaw (107) in 2002
With a career record of 115-58, he possesses the third-highest winning percentage (.665) among starting QBs who have begun their careers since the 1970 league merger (min. 100 starts); only Montana (.713) and Bradshaw (.677) have won at a higher rate
Across the league, the 115-58 won-loss mark is tied with San Francisco for the NFL's best over the span (9/27/92 through the 2002 season)
Along the way, he's won at least eight games an NFL-record 11 consecutive seasons (1992-2002), far ahead of the eight straight of Stabler (1973-80) and the seven consecutive of Bart Starr (1961-67), Roger Staubach (1973-79) and Young (1992-98)
Has the most regular-season victories (115) of any active quarterback in the league, easily outdistancing No. 2 Vinny Testaverde (80)
His tenure includes eight playoff berths, including a club-record six in a row (1993-98), three straight NFC Central Division crowns (1995-97), three consecutive NFC Championship Games (1995, 1996, 1997) and back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, including a 35-21 victory over New England in Super Bowl XXXI, returning the Lombardi Trophy to Green Bay for the first time in 29 years
Is one of only five current NFL starting quarterbacks to have won a Super Bowl (along with the Rams' Warner, the Seahawks' Trent Dilfer, the Patriots' Tom Brady and the Bucs' Brad Johnson)
Upon defeating Chicago in December of 2000, became the third-fastest player in the NFL since 1970 to reach 100 regular-season victories, doing so in his 153rd career start; only Montana (139) and Bradshaw (147) got to the century mark quicker over the past 31 years
By virtue of his eight Lambeau Field victories in 2002, he now possesses a career winning percentage of .860 at home (74-12, including nine games in Milwaukee) - an NFL record for quarterbacks who have launched their career since 1950; is just ahead of the prior record holder, Bradshaw (.848, 67-12)
Also holds the third-best December record by a starting quarterback since the 1970 league merger (min. 20 starts) with a .761 winning percentage (35-11), behind only Joe Theismann (.773) and Montana (.767)
A premier, all-around game manager who deftly utilizes the run effectively, Favre has led the Packers to a perfect 39-0 (2-0 in 2002) regular-season record since 1992 in games where they have more rushing attempts than passing attempts
Patently Durable
Astonishingly resilient, he maintains his impressive durability string, having started 173 consecutive games (190 including playoffs) - an all-time NFL record for a quarterback - what amounts to 10 full league seasons plus 13 games (Game 4 of the '92 season through Game 16 of the '02 campaign)
Through the end of the 2002 season, 159 other quarterbacks have started an NFL game since the date of Favre's initial start (9/27/92 vs. Pittsburgh), according to the Elias Sports Bureau
His 173-game starting string now is the longest active streak in the NFL at any position, 10 games better than No. 2 Tim Brown (163) and 93 games more than the next-closest quarterback, Peyton Manning (80)
Furthermore, he is the only athlete in the four major sports to have started every game for the same team since Sept. 27, 1992, having been presented his opportunity the previous week when Don Majkowski suffered strained ligaments in his left ankle midway through the first quarter of Cincinnati contest
During his remarkable run, 13 different quarterbacks have served as his backup in Green Bay; chronologically, they are Majkowski (1992), Ty Detmer (1992-95), Mark Brunell (1993-94), T.J. Rubley (1995), Bob Gagliano (1995), Doug Pederson (1995-98, 2001-02), Jim McMahon (1995-96), Steve Bono (1997), Rick Mirer (1998), Matt Hasselbeck (1999-2000), Aaron Brooks (1999), Danny Wuerffel (2000) and Henry Burris (2001); only four times over the course of his streak has a backup had to complete a game due to injury - Oct. 20, 1994, at Minnesota (hip), when Brunell wrapped up the contest; Nov. 5, 1995, at Minnesota (ankle), when Detmer subbed in before injuring his thumb and giving way to Rubley; Nov. 12, 2000, at Tampa Bay (ankle), when Hasselbeck was called upon to finish the game; and Oct. 20, 2002 vs. Washington (knee), when Pederson completed the contest
Rains Touchdowns
With 27 scoring aerials in 2002, now has thrown 20-or-more touchdowns in nine consecutive seasons (1994-2002), one shy of Marino's NFL-record 10 such years (1983-92)
In the process, continued to solidify his place among the greatest passers the league has ever witnessed
Ascended to third place in NFL history in career touchdown passes, with 314, in the process becoming only the fourth player ever to reach 300 TDs (on Oct. 13 at New England)
Should he maintain his average of 28.5 touchdown passes per season since coming to Green Bay, he would approach No. 2 Fran Tarkenton (342) late in the 2003 campaign
Owns the sixth-best career TD-to-INT ratio in NFL history (min. 75 TDs) at 1.67 (314 TDs vs. 188 INTs), trailing just Garcia (2.21, 95-43), Young (2.17, 232-107), Montana (1.96, 273-139), Neil O'Donnell (1.76, 118-67) and Gannon (1.74, 171-98)
Deadly against his division foes, now has thrown a touchdown pass in 22 consecutive games against Chicago, the second-longest streak vs. one opponent since 1970; the only longer string against the same foe since the league merger is Marino's 24 straight contests with a TD toss for Miami vs. the N.Y. Jets from 1985-98
Overall, has tossed 44 career touchdowns vs. the Bears, the fourth-most such strikes against one opponent in NFL history; his 39 career TD passes vs. Detroit rank as the seventh-most
In 2001, reached the 30-touchdown mark for the sixth time as a pro, extending his own NFL record (also 1994-98); only he and Marino (4 - 1984-86, 1994) have done it more than twice professionally; his 35 scoring throws in 1997 made him just the fourth player in NFL annals to lead the league in TD throws as many as three consecutive seasons (1995-96-97) and matched him with Hall of Famer Arnie Herber as the only Green Bay quarterbacks to lead the NFL in scoring throws in three different seasons (Herber did it in 1932, '34 and '36)
Has authored two of the five top seasons, in terms of TD passes, in league history - 38 in 1995, followed by 39 in 1996
Owner of 14 career 4-touchdown games - the third-highest total in NFL history behind only the 21 of Marino and the 17 of Johnny Unitas
Remarkably consistent in his production of scoring throws, has thrown for at least one touchdown in 151 of his 173 career starts with Green Bay, failing to do so in only 14 games since the start of the 1995 season
Over his career, has an amazing touchdown-to-interception ratio of almost 10-to-1 (9.55) in the Red Zone - 210 TDs vs. 22 INTs; possesses a 95.6 career passer rating inside the opponents' 20-yard line, based on 446 completions in 765 attempts for 3,191 yards and 210 touchdowns, with only 22 interceptions
Continues his Climb
In 2002, became just the eighth player in league history to post 40,000 career passing yards, attaining the plateau in 166 games (on Oct. 7 vs. Chicago) - third-fastest, behind only Marino (153 games) and Warren Moon (165)
In NFL history, now stands sixth in career passing yards (42,285) - having surpassed Montana (40,551) on Nov. 10 vs. Detroit - fifth in career completions (3,652) and fifth in career passing attempts (5,993)
Extended his own NFL record of consecutive 3,000-yard seasons to 11 (1992-2002), two better than the nine straight seasons of No. 2 Marino (1984-92)
Earlier, in 1999 with 4,091 passing yards, had become only the fourth quarterback in league history to post as many as three 4,000-yard seasons (also doing so in 1995 and '98), joining Marino (6), Moon (4) and Fouts (3); Manning (4) since has become the fifth
With three 300-yard passing performances in 2002, he now has 35 such career outings - tops among active NFL players
Had authored his 30th career 300-yard passing performance in 2001, reaching that plateau fourth-fastest in NFL history - 150 games (tied with Montana); only Marino (84), Moon (110) and Fouts (121) have done so at a more rapid rate
Collaborated with former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman for 57 touchdown passes from 1995-2001, the fifth-best such duo in NFL history
With it being impossible for someone to better it, will be the permanent possessor of at least one all-time NFL record - that for longest pass completion - as he hooked up with wideout Robert Brooks for a 99-yard score in a 1995 game at Chicago
Top of Green Bay Annals
Owner of 18 Packers records, among them career touchdowns (314), pass attempts (5,988), completions (3,652) and yards passing (42,285); he is tied for one other club mark
Led the Packers in yards passing for the 11th consecutive year, surpassing the club mark of 10 straight seasons that he shared with Starr (1959-68)
Including his initial two appearances in a Green Bay uniform as a reserve, has played in 175 straight contests - the second-longest consecutive games played streak in club history - and is on track to break Forrest Gregg's long-standing team record of 187 consecutive games played (1956, 1958-70), which he would do by playing in the Packers' first 13 contests of 2003
Had passed the consecutive games played streaks of Larry McCarren (162) and Hall of Famer Willie Wood (166) during the course of the '02 season
Also now is fifth on the Packers' all-time career games played list at 175, he is in line to go by No. 4 LeRoy Butler (181), No. 3 Gregg (187) and No. 2 Ray Nitschke (190) by playing a full schedule again next year
Began his streak of 175 straight games played with second-half, mop-up duty in a 1992 loss to the Buccaneers, he then replaced the injured Majkowski the next week against Cincinnati, leading Green Bay to a come-from-behind victory, before initiating his amazing streak of 173 consecutive starting assignments vs. Pittsburgh on Sept. 27, 1992
Lowered his career interception percentage to 3.11 percent (186 INT vs. 5,988 att.) in 2002, maintaining his team record for lowest percentage of INTs in the process
Over the final three games of the 2001 season and into the second game of the '02 season, had attempted 148 passes without an interception, his second-best streak (163 in 1995-96) and the fourth best in team history
A Chilling Success Rate
Demonstrably successful in the cold, sustains his perfect 29-0 regular-season record at home when the game-time temperature is 34 degrees or below (not to mention a 6-1 postseason mark under such conditions), including four victories in 2002 (over Miami, Chicago, Minnesota and Buffalo); possesses an impressive 96.0 passer rating in those 29 cold-weather games, based on 567 completions in 914 attempts (62.0%) for 6,655 yards and 60 TDs with 20 INTs
Now possesses 26 career game-winning comebacks, including three in '02 (in the opener vs. Atlanta, against Carolina and in second Minnesota contest)
Playoffs
Tied Marino's NFL postseason mark of 13 consecutive games with a touchdown pass by throwing for a score in playoff contest vs. Atlanta
In the process, he also tied Bradshaw for the third-most TD tosses in league playoff history, with 30 (just shy of the 32 of No. 2 Marino)
Also in 2002 became only the fourth player in NFL history to pass for both 40,000 yards in the regular season and 4,000 yards in the playoffs (he is fourth with 4,187 career postseason yards), joining Montana (5,772) John Elway (4,964) and Marino (4,510)
Holds the club's all-time postseason record for service with 17 games played; league-wide since 1993, only Craig Hentrich (Titans) has played in more playoff contests, 18
Owner of 12 club postseason marks overall, while sharing in one other.
 
2003-12-08 05:32:56 AM  
Huh?
 
2003-12-08 05:35:35 AM  
Who's this Bret Faver guy you keep yapping on about?
 
2003-12-08 05:35:41 AM  
No bullet marks. No visually appealing spacing. Sorry, Farkers. I've just mastered copy/paste in the last hour or so.......(very embarrassed emoticon goes here)
 
2003-12-08 07:15:50 AM  
Porknec:

All that and he's a heck of a nice guy. Funny too, from what I hear.
 
2003-12-08 08:28:40 AM  
This article must have been submitted by a disgruntled Bear Fan.. GO PACKERS!!!
 
2003-12-08 08:43:31 AM  
Umm... please take your nose out of Brett Favre's arse. As fat as John Madden is getting these days, it's pretty crowded in there.
 
2003-12-08 09:11:39 AM  
holy fark porneck that was WAY too long- i didnt read any of that and still had to take a piss break in the middle of scrolling down. sweet mother.
 
2003-12-08 09:23:46 AM  
"Packers won the Superbowl!! Woooo! Wooo! Packers won the Superbowl!!"

/obscure MST3K reference

Seriously, Fav-ray is the best damned QB the game has seen a LONG time.
 
2003-12-08 09:33:56 AM  
"I would have double-bagged that."

Anybody else see that commercial? Hilarious!
 
2003-12-08 09:59:55 AM  
Ahh Wisconsin, where even Gays and Women are football fans.
 
2003-12-08 10:02:34 AM  
WOOOOOOOOO JESUS FAVRE, BRETT CHRIST! Here in Wisconsin, we worship that man. He's the best thing to come out of here since that cheese factory got set up in Colby. By the way, if you do the math, he has the highest averages among qb's. He beats out marino and all them with avg td's, yards per season, so on so forth. Oh, and greggreggreg2000 i did see that commercial and I'm with you, I LOVE IT. Hope Favre's thumb stops chipping and cracking.....
 
2003-12-08 10:21:08 AM  
rob762: I thought it was a mislabeled reference to the cop "officer Farva" from the movie Super Trooper, because at the end of the movie officer Farva gets attacked by a bunch of kids on a school bus when he pulls over the bus driver. You know, because the kids in the story threw some bottles at the cops. Um, something...
 
2003-12-08 11:03:25 AM  
Favre's the best QB ever, no doubt about it. He's having a rough season but his receivers suck this year and Rossely calls some really bad plays. Still, the Pack has a good chance at the division yet and still has a chance at a wildcard spot with Dallas & Seattle losing yesterday. Favre's still the man in the post-season. In a couple of weeks his thumb will be completely healed and with the next two weeks being hopefully easy wins, confidence should be high to host Denver on the 28th.

NathanAllen
LOL, funny because it's true.
 
2003-12-08 11:33:13 AM  
luckycarbon

I don't know that it's so much "sucky receivers", but I do think there is an obvious problem with the playcalling. We don't even really attempt to go downfield like we once did, and our receivers have the speed and hands to catch long-balls on the run, I think we just need to try a bit harder on changing the scheme from running on third to going for a long-ball on third.

/beer-man, at yesterday's game
 
2003-12-08 11:33:52 AM  
hey nothing wrong with dis 'ere state. We like cheese, we like beer, we love football, and Brett Favre is our messiah. As for favre, his thumb is getting better and its getting colder....phear him.
 
2003-12-08 12:15:31 PM  
For those of you unable/unwilling to read Porkneck's post in its entirety, let me sum up thusly: Brett Favre is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever walk on a football field.
 
2003-12-08 12:21:59 PM  

Brett FAV-RUH?
 
2003-12-08 01:44:18 PM  
Favre = Greatest NFL player of all time.

Sure hes having a bad year, but he has a broken thumb and he gave up drinking. Give the guy a break. Next year Favre will win his 4th MVP.
 
2003-12-08 03:45:40 PM  
YDKCooKiE
You were a beer man at the game yesterday? Boy am I pissed at you, it was probably you that sold me all those beers that got me rip snorting drunk and into very hot water with my wife.

J/K about being mad at you of course, however I really am in trouble with my wife for getting drunk at the game yesterday.

I'm not too impressed with our receivers. They need to be able to get open more on those long routes before we can throw long passes all that often. Walker might have a future if he can hang on to the ball but Driver has certainly not been playing as well as you would expect from a pro-bowler.
 
2003-12-08 03:58:31 PM  
Spirit of Brett Favre?? I'm not sure I get the joke. Perhaps the headline writer actually meant Mark Chmura? Favre is a good guy. At any rate, I smell Superbowl!
 
2003-12-08 04:49:02 PM  
Porkneck, where'd you get that information? I'd like a copy of it properly formatted.
 
2003-12-08 06:18:11 PM  
Sweet Jebus, that's more painstakingly-gathered statistical information than any one human should know about Favre or any football player. Then again....not a big football fan.

Love those Kiwi's. Here in the States gallons of tear gas would have been discharged and the National Guard would have been called in.

'K, I'm out. Gotta go scroll back up and memorize the names and dates-of-tenure of the thirteen different quarterbacks that have served as Brett's backup.
 
2003-12-09 02:21:36 AM  
Dammit! I *knew* I forgot something!

/lives in Tauranga
 
2003-12-09 08:27:52 AM  
Luckycarbon

This's too funny, I just got done reading your profile, Eau Claire and IT/Programming eh? Ironic... I'm doing sys admin stuff for a Green Bay IT firm... too funny. As for Walker and co, Walker could very much be good, except he's as dumb as a post, I will excuse Driver this year, we've been running the ball a lot more (we've got 3 great running backs, why not run it... except on third damned down), and Ferguson, he's doing well, except it seems he's getting injured all the time. Doesn't help us any... hopefully we'll find that right receiver soon.
 
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