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saltybuggah
10-19-2008, 12:49 PM
does this cross the line of good sportsmanship? (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8694746/Sunday-Scoops:-Is-Favre-guilty-of-insider-trading?&MSNHPHMA)


This week Jets quarterback Brett Favre caused a significant stir in The Big D when he curiously pushed Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo into playing this week, or at least giving it a shot with a broken pinkie. Favre reportedly talked Romo into sucking it up to play, and rather than missing Sunday's game, he was listed as the No. 2 behind Brad Johnson.

It turns out the Cowboys aren't the only team this year the New York Jets signal caller has spent time talking to.

Several sources have told FOX Sports that Favre earlier this year phoned the Detroit Lions prior to their battle versus Favre's old team, the Green Bay Packers, and gave them a rundown of the nuances of what Green Bay does on offense. According to the sources, Favre actually spent over an hour on the phone with Lions coaches, who were connected with Favre by then-team president Matt Millen.

While the Lions still lost and the Packers and Favre's replacement Aaron Rodgers played well, it's still baffling that the Packers legend would spend such a significant chunk of time giving tips to an opponent of his long-time franchise.

Other teams the Packers have played had also heard about the Favre coaching clinic with Detroit. In addition, there have been rumors that Favre has spoken to other teams giving them information, but most of those teams insist they have not heard from the famed gunslinger.

However, another team says it has had casual talks in the past with Favre and talked about some of what Green Bay does, but it was nowhere near the details he let loose to the Lions.

Still, Favre has the right to do whatever he pleases. If he wants to help other teams there is nothing in league rules that prevents him from doing so.





ive been a supporter of favre for his on the field play... his off the field actions seem to be getting outta hand thou... this is falling under the grounds of bad sportsmanship in the way favre is conducting his departure from the green bay packers... the information that favre gave could be useful or not depending on the team he is giving the information too... i think he is crossing the line.. what is your opinion ???

BroncosRockdaRockies
10-19-2008, 08:06 PM
I think he crossed the line. But at the same time it doesn't matter because he will still get into the HOF and he will still retire a Millionaire just goes to show you how much celebrities get away with, But if i was to go and give away Mcdonalds special sauce to the Big Mac i would probabaly spend 3 to 5 years in the pen.

Ravage!!!
10-19-2008, 09:21 PM
I personally think it sounds like a load of junk to me. I don't believe any of it. I dont' say that because I'm some BIG Favre fan, because I think I've shown in the past that Im everything BUT that.

But this just sounds like something you would hear from the 'onion.'