Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Prince is amazing

With that second inning home run, Prince Fielder now has 100 runs scored. Add that to his league-leading RBI total and his record 100 walks, Prince just keeps adding to his resume.

Also, this from BCB's morning mug,

Prince Fielder's 44th home run last night was his 100th run of the season, making him the first Brewer ever to reach 100 runs, 100 RBI and 100 walks in a season. The feat has been accomplished 179 times in baseball history, but Fielder and Albert Pujols will likely be the only ones to do it this season.

Corey Hart's season is over

Looks like Corey Hart is done for the season with some finger fractures and the ever vigilant Journal-Sentinel can't seem to understand why.

Of course, if you watched the game last night, you saw Corey Hart get picked off of first, though the ump missed the part where he failed to get back to the bag and therefore was safe, but I digress. Because it was a close play, FSN showed a ton of replays and even noted that Rockies' first baseman Todd Helton managed to put his foot between Corey and the bag and Corey's hand jammed into and over Helton's shoe. I found it so disturbing, I commented on it in last night's BCB game thread.

But, apparently, the J-S doesn't have my spectacular sleuthing skills or DirectTV capabilities and therefore has written that it's for unsure reasons.

Seriously, Witrado gets paid to do this. Why Can't I??

Hart has possible finger fractures

Sept. 30, 2009 7:35 p.m.

Denver - About 20 minutes prior to first pitch, it was announced Brewers rightfielder Corey Hart suffered possible compression fractures to his fourth and fifth fingers on the right hand. It isn't clear yet how he hurt the fingers.

Team physician William Raasch will further examine Hart for clarification, but nothing more was known. That could mean Hart won't be with the team for the next couple days or possibly the season if he's flying back to Milwaukee to see Raasch.

Macha didn't shed any light on this during his pre-game media session, saying only that Jody Gerut was getting a turn in right field tonight.

There may be more info on this after the game.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Some Badger Quick Hits

* UW Women's Hockey is the preseason No.1 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll

* Women's Hockey player Olivia Jackiel (your typical California women's hockey player) will be blogging throughout the season - check out the first installment here.

My favorite part: "we gathered in Coach Johnson’s living room and eagerly awaited putting our NCAA 2009 championship rings on our fingers. The freshmen watched in awe as we all opened our personalized ring boxes in unison. The next 10 seconds went something like this: gasp – silence- deep breath – SCREAM. Paul (Hickman) then kindly informed us that the rings we had just received were the biggest championship rings made for a collegiate team (by that ring company). We definitely took the phrase “go big or go home” to the next level."

*Once again, Bucky is up for the Capital One mascot challenge, but the standing currently have him in fourth place behind such behemoths as Western Kentucky, South Dakota State and Cincinnati. Not good. Vote, vote, vote for Bucky!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Men's Hockey Ranked # 14

Per the men's hockey twitter account, the Badger men will open the season ranked no. 14 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason poll.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Racing Sausage Carnage

Casings were busted, Sombreros were sprained - that damn Hot Dog showed his hatred for Mexico and Poland - it was utter gluttony at Miller Park.

Afterwards, the Italian was offered a UN post in reward for his humane efforts in reaching out to the other nation's sausages while Hot Dog and Brat raced to the finish.

Chorizo was heard saying a prayer of thanks that Prince Fielder had become a vegetarian, though Jeff Suppan was seen licking his lips and writing a recipe - Soup's Grill had Chorizo on the menu within hours.

Do you Twitter?

Because I do. And I'm going to move a lot more of the snarky comments that I've been doing as MoBlogging over in that direction.

Follow me @tristarscoop

I expect the MoBlogging to calm down considerably now that baseball is over. Also, I have a very primitive phone. Here's hoping an upgrade when my contract allows it in December makes the whole thing much, much easier - both for me to do and you to read!

It's almost hockey season

Do you have your tickets for opening weekend? Because it's just a few weeks away and single game tickets went on sale not too long ago.

Make sure you're on top of who's playing for both the men's and the women's teams through the 60minutes blog. They're doing profiles of every player for both teams and it's must read info to be prepared for the season.

Don't forget about the Badger Hockey Classic - last I heard, ticket sales weren't what everyone had hoped they'd be. UW is trying to break the attendance record for an outdoor hockey game - don't be the reason they fall short.
Sure, it's outdoors, but it is February (edit). Average temperature in Madison at that time is about 25 degrees. It'll be cold, but not unmanageable. Buy a Badger licensed snuggie and get yourself to this game. It was just announced that the women's game is starting at 2pm with the men's game following at 5pm. That leaves plenty of time to tailgate and consume lots of liquid warmth.

Lastly, the women's team will be hosting the US Olympic Team on January 5th. I know it's a Tuesday night, but this is DON'T MISS for anyone that's a fan of hockey. Should be some of the highest caliber of women's hockey to ever hit the ice.

US Women's Hockey

There will be a lot written here about the US Women's hockey team that will be competing in the Olympics in 2010. The team is coached by Badger women's coach Mark Johnson, who took a year hiatus to do so, and also has a eight current and former Badgers on the roster.

Jessie Vetter (2009), Angie Keseley (2009), Erika Lawler (2009), Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej (2008), Molly Engstrom (2005) and Kerry Weiland (2003) will all represent the U.S. as Badger alumna, and two current Badgers, Hilary Knight and Meghan Duggan, will red-shirt this college season in order to a part of the US team.

The team is embarking on a 10-game prep tour called the Qwest Tour (schedule here)and they had their first game Friday night against a WCHA All-Star Squad which featured 4 current Badgers - Jasmine Giles, Brooke Ammerman, Brittany Haverstock and Mallory Deluce.

The US team won 6-1 with the help of multiple Badgers. From this article: Defensemen Molly Enstrom and Kerry Weiland each tallied a goal along with Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej while Erika Lawler and Hilary Knight had an assist apiece.

Lastly, make sure you follow the videos and podcasts from various members of the national team here. The Qwest Tour looks to be pretty all-access and you should get some good inside information if you keep up with that site.
Ump not happy the Brewers have staged a comeback and started calling shin high strikes
Brewers staging an epic comeback here and Kyle at BCB says #FreeMatGamel needs to be a Twitter trending topic. Im im!
Paul Blantons at 120 pitches and still going as there is just now someone up in the pen. when did Dusty Baker start managing the Phils?
Mat Gamel tells Ken Macha to eat it with a 3 run homer on his first AB after being put in on a double switch
Mat Gamel has been freed!
Looks like there were some On Deck tix on the scratch offs as well
Dont know if they did this last night but we got scratch offs when we walked im. got a free ticket and bf got $10 Concession for next season

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On Wisconsin, B**ches!

From via Deadspin,

About this show of Badger spirit:

"I attended the Navy vs. Louisiana game this past weekend. I am at the Defense Information School at Fort George G. Meade, Md., completing a qualification course with 59 other colleagues who work in similar positions throughout the Department of Defense.

"One of my colleagues works at the U.S. Naval Academy and suggested we put together a trip to the Navy vs. Louisiana game last weekend. I believe there were about 30 or so who decided to go. As is the Wisconsin tradition, we also tailgated before, during and after the game. As is also UW tradition, I represented the Badgers by wearing a Badger hooded sweatshirt to the Navy game. Someone once said, no matter where you go, you'll find a fellow Badger. Sure enough, no less than a dozen Wisconsin alums stopped by our tailgate.

"As we entered the game and took our seats, I noticed the Midshipmen directly across from our seats. Then it dawned on me... I would stand out in that crowd. I told my friend to watch gate seven directly behind the Midshipmen. I went around the stadium and made my way down to the center of the Midshipmen seating section and wave to my partners in crime across the stadium. Before you knew it, several pictures had been taken. I was then informed I needed to leave the Midshipmen seating section. However, Badger Spirit had already been captured."

Army Capt. Leslie Waddle, 10th Press Camp Headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C., took the photo.
Absolutely brilliant outing from Narveson. 10 Ks 70 pitches - 16 balls 54 strikes

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hit anywhere else in the park Brauns sac fly is out of here
AA pitcher Axford only Brewers P able to retire D Lee tonight. Good for him. Sad for us.
Sitting by some highly amusing Cubs fans makes the $15 we spent on parking easier to take
Havent sat down yet and its 2-0 with 0 outs. awesome

Blogging elsewhere

Two new Ladies... posts

one on Prince:

and our 1300th post:

and a recap of the Chicago trip will be up on BrewCrewBall early Tuesday morning

Monday, September 21, 2009

I want to hate Tom Haudricourt

But then he tweets things like this and I can't...

HaudricourtOnly 34,192 -- much lower than usual -- on hand for the Disappointment Bowl between the Brewers and Cubs. Bradley's fan stayed home.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Also, here's a couple of cell phone pics of the band playing while standing on the tables and having dollar bills put in their socks!

We always get the rollbraten sandwich, which is spit-roasted pork that's sliced and served with a big pile of fried onions on a roll - it's divine and you wouldn't think it could get better, but you'd be wrong. This year, you can get it served on a pretzel roll, and it was DEEEElicious!

Congratulations Bavarians!

First off, Congratulations to the Bavarian Major team for winning the US National Men's Open Cup. The Bavarians defeated Emigrantes from Massachusetts in penalty kicks to bring the sixth National Championship back to Milwaukee.

Here they are unfurling the championship banner at Oktoberfest Saturday night.

The National Cups are a big deal - from the USASA website:

National Cups
The National Cups Competition is the oldest and most prestigious soccer tournament in the United States for any person who is a member of a team playing in a league of four or more teams affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation and the United States Adult Soccer Association.

The competition began in 1914 for the Men’s Open Cup. In 1923, the Men’s Amateur Cup was added, In 1980 the Women’s Amateur and Over 30 Cups were begun.

Each year, some 250 teams across the United States participate in the National Cups Competition. 250 Teams! Of these, only 8 teams will become a National Champion in one of the 8 following divisions:

Men’s Competitions:
Open Cup
Amateur Cup
Over 30 Cup
Under 23 Cup

Women’s Competitions:
Open Cup
Amateur Cup
Over 30 Cup
Under 23 Cup

Read about it here - despite playing a man down early, and another down late in the game due to injury, the team held on.

One more reason to love Miller Brewery

This is a few weeks old, but the boyfriend and I did a Miller Brewery tour a few weekends ago because he'd never been. This display is set up in the distribution center and it's a bunch of cases set up to look like Miller Park. It's a cell phone picture, so forgive the poor quality.
And now Prince sets the team walk record with his 100th
Prince and the ump just had a little chat mid-AB and suddenly the count went from 2-2 to 3-1. Interesting
Corey Hart's line against this pitcher - .571 avg 2 HR and 6 RBI
Yovani just recorded his 200th and 201st strikeout
Prince making up for the slump already and finally crossed the 40 HR mark. Now he just needs to keep the BA above .500
You can tell that despite last season, Milwaukee is still a football town. NO ONE at this game and its a bobblehead day
Onfield trophy presentation (theres a trophy?!) made much coolep with Coop coming over to congratulate Prince.
So cool that Prince broke Coops RBI record while Coop was here coaching for Houston.
I feel like only in WI could we be sitting in a bar at the baseball stadium eating brats and watching the Packer game.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Congrats to Prince Fielder for breaking the Brewers' single-season RBI record tonight when he hit a sac fly in the 8th!
Rollbraten on a pretzel roll with german bier in my stein and an oompa band in the background. Milwaukee bliss!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Jennifer Nettles singing Walking on Sunshine - kind of perfect
Sugarland just covered Nelly
Sound for Sugarland MUCH better!
Were not even through the 2nd opening act and the 40 something husband next to us is asleep!
One of Billy Curringtons guitarists is wearing some sort of Mozarty cravat withw a tshirt and skinny jeans. huh
Maybe Im officially old but this concert is too loud. The sound is distorted and its uncomfortable to listen to.
He also cant stand still - kind looks like hes doing the potty dance
Matt Nathanson does a pretty good Enrique impression

Thursday, September 17, 2009

SUPER DELICIOUS MEAL at Rick Baxless' XoCo and a detour to Millenium Park and a Brewers win! Good day!
Brewers win and salvage a winning road trip!
Cam just caught the final out of the inning, turned to the bleachers, looked around, apparently didn't like what he saw and headed back to the dugout with the ball still in his glove!
Its gotten quite chilly in 518 as the games gone on.
Whens the last timd a guy hit a granny and two ABs later was PH for?
Coffey sprint looks weird on the short distance at Wrigley
I know hes a Cub and I must hate him and all but Aaron Heilman is wearing drool worthy stirrups
Sliding catch in RF. Who is that guy and what did he do with Jody Gerut?
What a waste. Prince on third no outs ang we cant move him.
Racing Sausages on a rooftop at the far left field corner!
PH for Wells in the 5th
Bullpen active for the Cubs already.
After struggling in the first Bush retired 8 in a row
Sarcastically called the Gerut Grand Slam and then suggested he step into it. Glad he went with the first one!
Grounds crew has two guys on each grate and they strolled them around the infield dirt. Odd.
Weird. Just heard the Cubs didnt take BP
A Gamel and a simultaneous Rivera sighting
Felipe deserves to be out for sleeping and the power of Gerut would have been a GIDP but it still looked like he got back
And were in! Got here in the bottom of the 2nd
Bad planning by Amtrak/Brewers as we are still in the El station at first pitch. Train arrived at least 30 mins late.
Walking across the river in downtown Chicago chanting Here we go Brewers!
The Racing Sausages will be escorting us from Union Station to the El!
Conductor just told us that Bernie is on board and will be serving us snacks!
Happy 4 year anniversary to me and the BF. We're on the train to Chicago for Cubs Brewers at Wrigley and dinner with Liz and Aaron at Bayless' new restaurant XoCo.
Riding the train to Wrigley with the Brewers front office and Telly

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Brewers 2010 schedule announced

Check it out here.

Seattle, Texas and the Twins come to Miller Park for Interleague and the season will actually open here in Milwaukee on April 5 when the Brewers host Colorado.

There are two final spring training games to be played at Miller Park before the season starts and the Crew head to Wrigley for a weird three games in four days series in the second week.

The final month is more than a little rough with 16 games against division opponents and ends with four against Florida, four at the Mets and three at Cincinnati.

Ok, this is kind of awesome...

Apparently Chad Ochocinco just asked for Packer Fans' permission to do a Lambeau Leap this Sunday on AM620.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

You know you've just made a bad play call...

...when even the ref is trying to keep from laughing at you....

This is a screen cap from the 4th quarter of the Bears/Packers game in which the Bears do a direct snap to the up back on 4th and 11 and fail to get the first down.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Really odd decision by Fresno to stay in the huddle until 14 secs left on play clock to start 2nd OT. Really rushed snap bobbled ends in INT.
Beautiful diving catch by Toon in OT. Cmon Defense!
The odds that the Badgers can hold Fresno St here seem lnw.
May be pessimistic but I dont like UWs chances in OT!
First Badgers rush over like 7 yards goes 75 for a TD!
First offensive play from scrimmage in each half Badgers got a delay of game. Sweet
The probability for embarrassment here is high!
Oh Madison, how I love thee. Guy behind me's shirt says "Water covers 2/3 of the Earth. Bucky's wang covers the rest."

Packers bandwagon - yes or no?

In a lot of ways, I’m super excited the Packers have the Bears the first week of the season because it will be a very early indication of whether or not this team is for real.

After each impressive preseason win it got harder and harder not to jump on the “Super Bowl or Bust” bandwagon. It’s been very difficult to find a balance between being overly optimistic and being a complete Negative Nancy. Wisconsin sports fans know about hype and disappointment and years of suffering through 162 games each Brewers’ season has taught us not to get too wrapped up in each game.

People keep saying not to get too wrapped up in what happens in the preseason, reminding us that the Lions were undefeated in the preseason before going 0-16. And while that’s true, it’s not just the final score in the preseason games that has fans excited.

The new 3-4 defense has shown well. The best and most exciting part has been the use of Charles Woodson. Always a dangerous weapon, this new scheme with all its blitz packages seems to be made to use all of Woodson’s tools. In the Arizona game alone he had two sacks and two forced fumbles.

What hasn’t been assessed fully is how the defense will be able to handle the small, down-to-down stuff. We’ve seen that Dom Capers’ style is much more attacking and proactive than the bland, put-me-to-sleep style Bob Sanders had the team running. Though last season’s squad was big on impressive plays and interceptions, they had a problem stopping teams when it mattered. Many people remember that the team lost quite a few games in the fourth quarter, but no one seems to put the blame on the defense slowly letting teams put drives together.

So while the new defense has certainly come up with a ton of turnovers in the preseason, I’ll feel a lot more sure about it when I see that they’re able to control an offense for four full quarters and not give up all the stupid, dumb third down plays that continuously seemed to bite them last year.

Besides, it's not like it matters how great the defense is if the punting and kickoff units continue to give opposing teams outstanding field position. One of the most crushing things about last season's fourth quarter losses was when the Packers would march down the field and score to take the lead, only to give the other team the ball on the Packers 45-yard-line. A first down or two and the team's already in field-goal-range - it was so damn demoralizing.

Still, I’m cautiously optimistic. It's hard not to be after the thoroughly impressive preseason outings the first team has put together.

And the defense is the key.

Last season, the offense ended up ranked fifth overall. If not for the defensive breakdowns late in so many games, this was a formidable, point-scoring team. Rodgers threw for more than 4,000 yards. His numbers last season compare closely and favorably to both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning (league MVPs for the past two seasons, respectively.) Donald Driver and Greg Jennings each caught for well over 1,000 yards.

Add a defense capable of keeping teams of the scoreboard and a healthy, talented offensive line to that formula and Green Bay's season would have ended very different in 2008.

Here's hoping the chemistry comes together in 2009.

Thursday, September 10, 2009 email comedy

Here's a screen shot of my email inbox. Do yourself (and me) a favor and click on it so you can read the subject line of the email the Brewers just sent me.

Probably the only time Brewers fans have ever thought of those two things in one sentence.

Hello, unintentional comedy!

"The Mustache" de-mustachioed!

I find it funny that on the same front page that's pimping Doug Melvin Bobblehead Day there is a very, very unusual Doug Melvin picture...

That doesn't even look like Melvin!

He looks a whole lot more like Mark Harmon there than any Melvin I've seen lately.

Possibly they signed up for some sort of mustache exchange?

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Thank you Deadspin. Thank you.

Baseball Pretends To Be Appalled By Prince Fielder's Home Run Celebration

Prince Fielder and his Brewers teammates, who celebrated Sunday's walk-off victory over the Giants with a little Jerome Robbins number, now stand accused of excessive immodesty by the Holy Church of Baseball People Who Need To Lighten The Hell Up.

Watch the video below. Everyone agrees it's funny. But then everyone hastens to add that such a thing is just not done in baseball. The Los Angeles Times asked Torii Hunter what he thought of the celebration. He rolled his eyes:

"I guess it's a different game," he said. "It's all TV, acting, until someone gets hit with a pitch in the chin. I'm old school. I could never do that."


"If I was a pitcher, I'd be [ticked] off," he said. "My mouth would be wide open. I'd be shocked. Baseball is not like the NFL, where you can celebrate in the end zone. You've got to keep your cool, play the game. You can't do that."

That being said, Hunter did give Fielder and the Brewers points for style.

"I did laugh. I did think it was funny. It was very creative," Hunter said. "But it's a little strong for baseball, because you could have a 90-mph fastball coming at you the next day. You've got to have toughness and heart to do that. It's not for me. If someone did that against us and we played them again, trust me, he'd get crushed, and we'd try to fight him."

And here's Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News:

Look, I'm not against players having fun on the field. It's a game and fans buy tickets to be entertained. Every time a college football player gets flagged for the tiniest bit of exuberance, I shake my head. Let the kid enjoy the moment a little bit, huh?

But if you have any knowledge or appreciation for the culture of baseball, you know Fielder's stunt was over the top. It was disrespectful. And if he's going to pull stuff like that, he's got absolutely no right to take umbrage the next time a pitcher gets revenge with a fastball to the ribs.

Oh, bother. Baseball has survived all manner of exuberant silliness over the years, from Rube Waddell through Jim Bouton and Dock Ellis and Rickey Henderson to Manny Ramirez today, at least on those blessed occasions when Manny decides to beam in from the Gamma Quadrant. They're all part of baseball's culture, too. And, now, so is the Brewers' silly little bit of choreography. No one's disrespecting anything, except the absurd notion that a baseball game should look like an Elks Lodge meeting.


Best part? They have video!

Fun with twitter

Joe Posnanski, tweeting about the Sausage Races

From @keithlaw : Why is Kendall still in the big leagues? He just forgot there was a man on first.


I found a left-handed hitter Smoltz can get out! #coreypattersonfail

and during Labor Day's game...
Not to take away from Carp, but I'm not sure the Huntsville Stars would put this lineup out there.

wezen_ball One month recovering from surgery and Corey Hart still swings at the first pitch. Good to know some things stay the same...

benbrogan I wish Counsell were a Cardinal

@JoeSteve Counsell is putting on a clinic at 3B today. You watching, Gamel?

Monday, September 07, 2009

Impressive 98 pitch 1 hit complete game from Carpenter. Never thought Id say it, but thank god for Jody Gerut!
Woo Hoo! 8th inning - first time all game we didnt strikeout!
Poor Mike Rivera - there are just 3 regular starters in todays lineup and "his" pitcher is on the mound and he still cant get a start!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

But Ted Thompson really knows how to draft....

Yet another one of the many excuses people give for Ted Thompson lost weight today when Justin Harrell was placed on Injured Reserve, meaning he will not suit up for the Packers again this season.

Harrell, the Packers 2007 first-round draft choice, has been delayed and sidelined by injuries since the moment he was drafted.

Though Coach Mike McCarthy has referred to Harrell's problem as back spasms, Harrell has admitted that the problem is actually another recurrence of a lower back herniated disk.

Harrell's appeared in just 13 games for the Pack - six less than he's missed - and this move will end yet another of his season's. It seems we can assume he won't show any more time in an Packers' jersey and rumors are that this could be a career-ending situation.

Prince's walkoff and celebration

If there's any way you haven't seen this yet, you must watch it now. If you've already seen it, you know you want to see it again.

And just because...

Saturday, September 05, 2009


Would love to know why the fumble and recovery on the Badgers 10-yard line was non-reviewable. Schofield made a beautiful play, sacking NIU's quarterback, causing a fumble and then recovering it and after five minutes of being told it was under booth review, we were told it was a non-reviewable play.

Why? At this point, that could be a game-changing play. NIU was able to go on and score and get a 2-point conversion, making it just an eight point game.

When I watched a seeming 10 minute review of whether or not the field goal attempt in the Iowa game had crossed the line of scrimmage, it seems pretty ridiculous that whether or not a QB fumbles on a sack is not reviewable.

Anyone out there got an explanation on that?
Didnt realize Corey Patterson was called up until he was just announced as a PH!
Matt Cain out for the 8th with 107 pitches.
Damn! Todays attemdance is just 30,254. Ouch.
We all lose, Casey McGehee gets hurt.
2 on 0 outs 7th inning. Jody Geruts up. I say $5 he Ks, bf says GIDP.
Holy 3 super high inside pitches in a row from YoGa to Cain. What was that about?
1 hit per team - each an infield excuse me in the same spot on the 3rd base line by the no. 5 guy in the lineup
Sad times 3pm start. Natiomally televised. Holiday weekend. Feels like no one is here. Weve seen bigger crowds on a Tuesday!
20 mins to game time and we drove into the MP lots with no waiting. Odd.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Woo Hoo! First time all week Ive left work and its still light out!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Almost forgot...

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 an aged quarterback who hasn't been to preseason camp in two years, has a penchant for holding onto the ball too long, and has never been known for his mobility is going to keep your team from getting sacks?

Those of us who watched Aaron Rodgers run for his life most of last season behind a porous offensive line know that the people who think the Packers would have been better with Favre are nuts or delusional. Favre would have spent more than his fair share of last season on his ass and his old bones would have been aching and pretty useless for it.

I hate to break it to you, Minnesota, but while Favre will bring you many things you didn't have when Tavaris Jackson was your quarterback, mobility and the ability to evade sacks is not one of them.