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Favre Signs with Viks for $25 mill

Brett Favre signs with Vikings

Brett Favre signs with Vikings

     Quarterback Brett Favre just signed a two year deal with the Minnesota Vikings worth $12 million the first year and $13 million the second.

    The former Packer/Jet decided to come out of retirement for the umpteen time to take over the lead role for a Purple Viking team.

40 year old Favre adds to Viking attack
40 year old Favre adds to Viking attack

    Question is, how will this effect Viking team moral.  Obliviously Favre waited until the last minute to avoid training camp.

   Favre comes in with a career high 464 touchdown passes, 5,720 completions and a 85.4 percent efficiency rating.  To make his $12 million this year he simply has to take one snap.

   Is it about money?  Is it about ego?  Or is it a combination of both?  After 18 seasons in the NFL Favre has nothing left to prove.  The aging 40 year old Viking, Favre will now have to face playing against the Packers, a team that he played for 16 seasons.

August 18, 2009 Posted by | Editorial | , , , | Leave a comment

New World Rankings – Track & Field – Men

Christian Cantwell, USA, win shot put event in Berlin

Christian Cantwell, USA, wins shot put event in Berlin

     Christian Cantwell of the US won the shot put event in Berlin elevating himself as the number one athlete in the  world championship rankings. 

100 m Usain Bolt (JAM)
200m Usain Bolt (JAM)
400m Yannick Fonsat (FRA).)
800m Michael Rimmer (GBR)
1500m Yusuf Saad Kamel (BRN)
5000m Matt Tegenkamp (USA
10000m Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)
110/100m Hurdles Ryan Brathwaite (BAR)
400m Hurdles Kerron Clement (USA)
3000m Steeple Jukka Keskisalo (FIN)
High Jump Silvano Chesani (ITA)
Pole Vault Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
Long Jump Dwight Phillips (USA
Triple Jump Philips Idown (GBR)
Shot Put Christian Cantwell (USA)
Discus Throw Robert Harting (GER)
Hammer Throw Yury Shayunou (BLR)
Javelin Throw Teemu Wirkkala (FIN
Race Walking Dawid Tomola (POL)
Decathlon/Heptathlon Eelco Sintnicolaas (NED)

 

400 hurdle champion, Kerron Clement, USA

400 hurdle champion, Kerron Clement, USA

August 18, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment