Quick Hits: 8/19/09
Favre in Minnesota Purple and Gold
This is a surprise to no one and to be honest, it is a great move all around. Here is some Quick Hits reasoning to why this is a good move.
For the MN Vikings - They get a legit QB on a team many people believe were a legit QB away from the Super Bowl.
Ziggy Wilf- Financially this is a win-win. The media coverage and the ticket/jersey sales is going to be awesome.
Adrian Peterson – Teams will not be able to stack the box as much.
Viking Receivers – You get a QB who can throw the ball into the ocean.
Brett Favre – No matter what he says, the Packers ran Favre out of town. They did – and now he has a chance to shut them up.
Michael Vick – We moved off this topic for a couple days.
The NFL – They get another story line that is not highlighting some criminal act. Unless you talk to the Packer Fans – they might view this as a misdemeanor at least!
I have never been a Favre fan, but I have always respected him and enjoyed watching him play. And I can understand that if a team offers you a chance to play and compete at a high level, $12 Million a year, and an opportunity to go back to Green Bay and stick it to Ted Thompson - you tell me why he doesn’t sign.
One thing I would like to say to Brett – because I am sure he checks out the blogs: Remember – this was a good team without you with a great running back and defense, stay within the system. Please – it worked in Green bay your last year – just let it happen and don’t force the issue unless necessary.
Former Duke PG Greg Paulus to Start at QB for Syracuse
Someone would have to prove it, but I am not sure this has ever happened before. An athlete that goes from being a starting point guard at one school to becoming the starting quarterback at another school.
Just like the Favre story, this will be an interesting ride. Click here for the ESPN write-up and video.
MN Timberwolves Head Coach – Kurt Rambis
The Rambis signing is one that I understand and I “ok” with. This is a young team that needs to grow together and why not have a new coach that willl grow with them. Mark Jackson would have been fine, but I do think Rambis is more ready to lead a team.
Ben Woodside Update
NDSU’s All-Time leading scorer is going to play over in France. After playing on the Timberwolves summer squad, the 5’10″ point guard has picked his bags and will follow former teammate Brett Winkelman to Europe. Winkelman will play with Edimes Pavia in Italy.
“Woodside signed a contract to play professionally with BCM Gravelines Dunkerque, a team that placed sixth last year in the 16-team Pro A League — the highest league in France. Woodside would not disclose his salary but said he has an option until early September to sign with another team.” *Taken from Dickinson Press 8/12/09.
Good Luck Guys – have fun.