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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2010, 08:22:35 AM »
He no doubt puts himself above the team. However, I think there is a difference between that and publicly belittling your teammates.
To me, the end result is essentially the same.  None of Owens's former teammates has ever publicly said that he is a bad teammate.  Farve has blown up at Childress on the sideline just like Owens has with coaches.  Farve just pumps out platitudes and puts a happy face on it with the media, Owens does not bother with that and tends to just give truth.  There is little doubt that the Vikings locker room has been just as divided as any that Owens has been a part of -- the prime difference seeming to be that the Vikings are a far more talented team than any that Owens has been on.  Between the lines, they both play hard and are each viable weapons to their teams, though.
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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2010, 08:35:13 AM »
None of Owens's former teammates has ever publicly said that he is a bad teammate.

Two words: Donovan McNabb. I believe it was publicly known that Jeff Garcia and Tony Romo were not big Owens fans by the time he burned so many bridges he could not remain with those teams, if not before.

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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2010, 08:56:37 AM »
I think it is assumed that the QBs Owens ran under the bus (among many others) were not fans of Owens, I just do not recall anyone making clear, public statements to that effect.


"You have never heard me say anything bad about him."


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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2010, 09:42:27 PM »
Saw this quote tonight and was reminded of this topic, so had to post it:
"A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group." - Kareem Abdul Jabbar
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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2010, 02:30:01 PM »
And now the entitled one plays a big role in his coach's firing.

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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2011, 12:42:22 PM »
What could have been one of the greatest sports stories, especially in the NFL, has become one of dissgrace and a major embarassment.  He turned into both a dramaqueen and a PIG.
 
Very pathetic.
 
I now hope they do not retire his numbeer or put his name on the wall.
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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2011, 01:09:24 PM »
At least he's still helping the Packers. ;)

Little known fact: with the first draft pick acquired from the Jets in the Favre trade, the Packers selected a not very highly touted outside linebacker from USC named Clay Matthews. I think that draft pick is working out pretty well for them so far.

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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2011, 10:47:01 AM »
He turned into both a dramaqueen and a PIG.
He likely was already both, for a long time.  People just chose to wear blinders to buy into the public image and deify him.
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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2011, 01:03:03 PM »
Bret Farve was a drama queen the last 4 years or so with the Pack - but Bret became a PIG when he was with the Jets.
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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2011, 01:54:33 PM »
He was a drama queen for years, he was just worth putting up with the drama because, on the field, he was still one of the best around. Eventually, the drama that always followed him, which exploded to a whole new level in 2008, became more a liability than his skill was an asset.

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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2011, 01:55:22 PM »
Ed, he was probably a pig before. The incident that became public just happened to have occurred while he was in New York.

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Re: Broadway Brett
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2011, 09:42:05 PM »
Ed, he was probably a pig before. The incident that became public just happened to have occurred while he was in New York.
Right, that likely started at least as far back as when he was in high school or college and a star quarterback and BMOC, enabled to get almost anything (floozies throwing themselves at him, etc.) and get away with many things (shortcuts, cheating, etc.) owing to his status.  Doubtful that he would just change his spots after years and years as a star athlete.
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