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Niners Nation Jul 30, 2015

Steve Young signed contract extension 18 years ago

The San Francisco 49ers veterans return for training camp on Friday, but in the meantime, I thought I'd share a random anniversary today. Cam Inman retweeted this tweet from an account tracking random sports anniversaries: On this day in 1997, the San Francisco 49ers signed QB Steve Young to the most lucrative contract in NFL history, six years at $45 million. — Sports Anniversaries (@SportsAnnys) July 30, 2015 A week prior to this deal, Brett Favre signed a seven-year $47.25 million contract, which averaged out to $6.8 million per year. Young's deal averaged out to $7.5 million,...

'Happy' to see Favre, Rodgers hopes to see Starr at Thanksgiving

 Photo/ Having heard good news about Bart Starr’s stem-cell treatments, Aaron Rodgers is hoping to see his friend on Thanksgiving. GREEN BAY – While Aaron Rodgers said Thursday that he was “happy” to see former teammate Brett Favre at the ESPYs earlier this month and that he’s looking forward to seeing Favre again at the Thanksgiving game on Nov. 26, it’s another of Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers quarterbacking predecessors that he really wants to see.Bart Starr.A USA Today Sports story published Thursday details Starr’s remarkable recovery – through stem-cell therapy –...

2015 Most Important Packers No. 1: Aaron Rodgers, QB

  Photo/  Aaron Rodgers won his second NFL MVP award last season and is at the peak of his powers at age 31. GREEN BAY – The chip isn’t gone, but it takes up considerably less space on Aaron Rodgers’ shoulder than it once did. The lack of Division I scholarship offers coming out of high school, the draft-day snub, the awkward transition from Brett Favre understudy to unpopular successor – the Green Bay Packers quarterback hasn’t forgotten those times, but given what he’s accomplished, it’s a little harder to use the “nobody believes in me” narrative nowadays.But that’s...

Favre could get another game in Green Bay ... maybe

 Photo/Associated Press via ESPN.com Brett Favre played his flag football game in Madison but said he hopes to play one in Green Bay someday. GREEN BAY – If Brett Favre really wants to do another celebrity flag football game – and the iconic Green Bay Packers quarterback said so after Sunday’s game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison – then he just might get his wish and be able to play it at Lambeau Field sometime in the future.Provided he doesn’t want to do it in a year when the Packers have a Kenny Chesney concert – or any other non-football, field-damaging events –...

Former Packers reflect on Brett Favre

To a man, numerous Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame members all agreed Brett Favre received his due. As the former Green Bay quarterback was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame on Saturday evening, Jerry Kramer couldn’t help but smile.

Licensing deal, but no personal services contract, for Favre

 Photo/ESPNWisconsin.com The Packers and Brett Favre have a licensing agreement that allows them to sell his merchandise in the team’s pro shop. GREEN BAY – Of all the bizarro-world moments that occurred during Brett Favre’s acrimonious split from the Green Bay Packers during the summer of 2008, perhaps the most surreal one came when team president/CEO Mark Murphy traveled Mississippi with what the team thought was an offer Favre couldn’t refuse.Knowing that the team would need to reach an agreement with the retired quarterback sooner or later in order to be allowed to sell Favre...
Niners Nation Jul 20, 2015

49ers received $226.4 million in national revenue sharing money for 2014

The San Francisco 49ers are probably doing OK financially, in case you were concerned. The Green Bay Packers recent release of their annual financial statements gives us a little insight. As they say, the rich just keep getting richer. The Green Bay Packers had their annual franchise Hall of Fame festivities this past weekend, which was most notable for the induction of Brett Favre. However, there is some more important news for all NFL fans. The team released their annual financial statements. They are the only NFL team to do that given their public entity nature, and I would bet good...

Fans love for Favre undeniable, but what about Favre, franchise?

 Photo/Associated Press via ESPN.com Brett Favre’s relationship with Packers fans appeared 100 percent healed during his return to Lambeau Field. GREEN BAY – Mark Murphy was very clear: The return of prodigal quarterback Brett Favre on Saturday to Lambeau Field clearly meant the world to Green Bay Packers fans – the 67,000 who were in the stadium bowl cheering their hearts out, and the thousands of others who watched on television and online.“I went out into the bowl just to see the atmosphere. I said [to myself], ‘I shouldn’t be surprised any more by our fans,’” the...
Packers Gab Jul 20, 2015

Brett Favre’s Packers HOF Weekend Ends with Flag Football Game

On Sunday Brett Favre participated in a flag football game at Camp Randall Stadium on the University of Wisconsin campus, the Associated Press reports. Favre’s team of former Packers beat a group of notable retired NFL players 38-32. “Obviously we were not here to watch stellar football, but it was really awesome to be back […]
Arrowhead Pride Jul 20, 2015

Brett Favre reflects on Andy Reid: 'He took a lot of heat for me'

Andy Reid was in the crowd during the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame event for Brett Favre over the weekend, which means Big Red was able to hear this quote from Favre during his speech. "Andy Reid," Favre said, via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "He was the meeting-est coach in the history of the NFL. With Mooch we'd get out of meetings an hour and 15 minutes later. Here come the tight ends (with Reid) and they were zombies. Oh my God. I will never get home. This guy is relentless. I thought he is just going to kill us. He was a hell of a football coach. He was tough, fair he was funny....
Gang Green Nation Jul 20, 2015

New York Jets Flight Connections 7-20-15

Daily links connecting you to articles about the New York Jets and the NFL. Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Well, you know what they say, no news is good news. Here are your daily links for this Monday... NJ.com: NT Damon Harrison says that HC Todd Bowles will let him rush the passer more. The Sports Quotient: The Jets will be fourth in the AFC East. Associated Press: QB Brett Favre returned to Lambeau for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Associated Press: Buffalo Bills HC Rex Ryan skydived with the Army parachute team. Is it skydived or skydove? Mike Reiss: What we'll learn about...
Express-Times Jul 20, 2015
WATCH: Ex-Jets quarterback Brett Favre tells funny story about former Eagles coach Andy Reid

WATCH: Ex-Jets quarterback Brett Favre tells funny story about former Eagles coach Andy Reid

Favre looks back on hilarious moment involving Andy Reid as quarterback is inducted into Packers' Hall of Fame.

Video from Brett Favre's Legends Game and final comments from current, former Packers

Brett Favre wrapped up the weekend with his Legends Flag Football game in Camp randall, and we will wrap up our coverage today as well, too.

Players talk about Brett Favre, his Packers legacy

Here’s what a few former teammates and opponents had to say about the reconciliation between Brett Favre and the Packers.

As celebration wraps up, Brett Favre gets one last hurrah

A day after Brett Favre was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and had his No. 4 jersey retired, he was at Camp Randall Stadium, tossing the ball around with former teammates in the Brett Favre Legends flag football game.

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