Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A Tribute To Brett Favre--The Legend of Lambeau

As many of you already know, quarterback great Brett Favre has retired after playing a record 17 seasons. “I know I can still play, but it’s like I told my wife, I’m just tired mentally,” Favre told ESPN. “I’m just tired.” Thus ends the career of one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Brett Favre, you will be missed by all football fans. Farewell.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Brett Favre's Retiring Makes No Sense

After flirting with retirement for years, Brett Favre means it this time. The Green Bay Packers quarterback quit Tuesday after a 17-season career in which he dazzled fans with his grit, heart and rocket of an arm.

"I know I can still play, but it's like I told my wife, I'm just tired mentally. I'm just tired," Favre, a three-time NFL MVP, said. If I felt like coming back -- and Deanna [his wife] and I talked about this -- the only way for me to be successful would be to win a Super Bowl. To go to the Super Bowl and lose, would almost be worse than anything else. Anything less than a Super Bowl win would be unsuccessful. I know it shouldn't feel unsuccessful, but the only way to come back and make that be the right decision would be to come back and win a Super Bowl. And honestly, the odds of that, they're tough. Those are big shoes for me to fill, and I guess it was a challenge I wasn't up for."

Favre, 38, had made his annual flirtation with retirement a winter tradition in Wisconsin. He has taken weeks and even months to make his decision after recent seasons, with Cheeseheads hanging on his every word.

But unlike the final game of the 2006 season -- when Favre provided a cliffhanger by getting choked up in a television interview as he walked off the field in Chicago, only to return once again -- nearly everyone assumed he would be back.

A sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer, Favre put the Packers back among the NFL's elite. He retires with 5,377 career completions in 8,758 attempts for 61,655 yards, 442 touchdowns and 288 interceptions, passing Dan Marino's touchdown mark last season.

Brett Farve is unpredictable to say the least. His retiring at this time makes no sense. He originally wanted to retire because he couldn't stand having losing seasons and a horrible team around him. Now, that makes sense. What doesn't make sense is now that he has a great team around him and is coming off probably one of his best seasons, he chooses to retire now.....and to show further genius in Favre's logic, just last week Favre was saying how he'd like to play with Randy Moss and now a week later he retires.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Patriots Close To Deal With Moss

The New England Patriots and Randy Moss are reportedly finalizing terms of a three-year $27 million contract. Moss had been pursued by several teams ever since the Patriots failed to make him a franchise player late last month. But, it seems that Moss is going to stay in New England. This move makes the most sense for both New England and Randy Moss. New England has already lost Donte' Stallworth as well as other important players. Losing Randy Moss would completely devastate the Patriots' powerful offense. Keeping him is the best move for New England.
There are essentially two reasons for Randy Moss to leave New England. The first is the unethical strategies implemented by the Patriots' coaching staff. Spying on other teams has marked New England. Many of their victories are now viewed with skepticism. Moss might be better off joining a respectable team who does not cheat so his achievements can be more praised and admired rather than looked upon with suspicion and doubt. The second reason to leave New England is more pay. This reason, however, is pretty pointless since he has tons of money already. What he does not have is a Super Bowl ring. And one of the best shots he has of winning such a prize is to stay right where he is, in New England...unfortunately.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Donte Stallworth Has Joined The Cleveland Browns

The New England Patriots are falling apart. First, Asante Samuel leaves the Patriots to join the Philadelphia Eagles, then they find out Randy Moss is looking elsewhere for deals, and now Donte' Stallworth, who played last season with the New England Patriots, agreed to terms on a contract with the Browns. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Patriots just dismantled their receiving core.

Stallworth caught 46 passes for 697 yards and three touchdowns as part of a receving corps that included Wes Welker and Pro Bowler Randy Moss. Stallworth's best overall season was in 2005 when he caught 70 passes for 945 yards and seven touchdowns as a member of the New Orleans Saints.

Possibly 2 of the 3 receivers mentioned above may be leaving the Patriots.

The New York Mets Already Have Injury Woes

Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado is feeling discomfort in his right hip and returned to New York for an MRI.

Mets general manager Omar Minaya called the move precautionary. Delgado was bothered by his hip after Friday's 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. You remember that game, right? The one where Johan Santana pitched just marvelously....

Carlos Delgado


"We said, 'Why don't we just get him to New York and get him checked out?' " Minaya said Saturday.

Delgado missed time last season with a strained hip flexor, but the injury does not appear related, Minaya said.

"I just don't expect it to be extended," he said.

Delgado struggled last season with a .258 average. He still provides considerably more pop than his potential backups. He hit 24 home runs and had 87 RBIs last season.

If Delgado can't play for an extended time, the Mets could turn to Damion Easley, Marlon Anderson or Olmedo Saenz. Jose Valentin was asked to bring a first base glove to camp. Minaya said the team has not looked outside the organization to fill a potential void.

And this pattern of injuries should continue throughout the season as it did the last 2 years.