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09.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Wrote this down during the Vikings preseason game last week - aka, the return of the Favremonster - and put the note in a drawer and forgot about it. But it's just too good not to share - Ari Wolfe, a local play-by-play guy in MN, said "As far as I'm concerned, the Vikings took 43 sacks last year - that's unconscionable. Having Brett Favre there will reduce that number by one-third." So a...
08.30.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
A few of us here at the Shepherd have a fantasy football league and we had our draft tonight.   Here's my team:   ...
08.18.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
ESPN News is reporting that WCCO-TV in Minneapolis has said that Brett Favre is expected to sign with the Vikings today.ESPN also just reported the Brett Favre boarded a plane at 9:10 am in Hattiesburg, Miss., and is headed for Minnesota.WISN Channel 12 is reporting that the local regional airport in Hattiesburg, MS has confirmed that a plane with the Vikings logo on it left about 9:10 am and is s...
07.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Peter King  >  INSIDE THE NFLFavre fools us once againI give up.All along, Brett Favre's decision was supposed to be simple. He had surgery in late May on a nagging biceps tendon in his throwing arm for one reason -- to clear the last hurdle toward playing a 19th year in the NFL. And his surgeon, the noted James Andrews, told him he was making splendid progress and he'd be fine and be able to th...
06.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Report: Rumor of Favre Signing with VikingsBy Nick IannelliWTMJ-TV and JSOnline.comupdated 1 hour, 11 minutes agoBrett Favre has already signed with the Vikings and the team is waiting for the right time to release the information.That's according to a report from profootballtalk.com that attributes the information to unnamed sources, including a member of the military serving in Afghanistan.The r...
05.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Hat tip to UniWatch for the link, but this article from TwinCities.com talks about Favre's bicep tear and says that Minnesota has nothing to worry about. It reads as though the ink is already dry on the contract.Interesting....
05.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Ed Werner on SportsCenter was talking about Favre looking into surgery for a torn biceps muscle and said that Favre didn't want to do the surgery because he didn't want to go through the 3-6 weeks of rehab. 3-6 weeks!!!! That's a long time, you know? I mean, a month to be pain free for the rest of your life - that's a lot of commitment....
04.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
No Wisconsin players were drafted in the first two rounds, but that changed quickly on day two as three Badgers were were picked within a few minutes of each other. Looks like third round was a charm for the Badgers. The Oakland Raiders picked defensive end Matt Shaughnessy with the 71st pick overall.The Detroit Lions selected outside linebacker DeAndre Levy with the 12th pick of the second round....
04.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
One of my all-time favorite You Tube's - a history of awful draft picks by the New York Jets ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Pro sports have no off-seasons, just times when they suspend the games to get to the really important stuff—deciding who’ll get paid how much by whom. Just as fans are getting focused on baseball, the NFL power-sweeps into the picture this weekend with the two-day extravaganza of its annual player draft. The...

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