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Payton privately dissing Favre?

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07:57 AM ET 09.09 | Publicly, Sean Payton praised Brett Favre prior to the NFC championship game. Privately, though, Payton's message was different. On the Saturday before the game, he met with the players and focused his message on the Vikings' three-time MVP quarterback. "When you get older in life, you tend to get very careful, and a little more fearful," Payton said, according to players and staffers who were there. "You start thinking about your own mortality. If it rains outside you might not go to the store, especially at night. You figure you'll just wait it out. You might have somewhere to go and you tell yourself I don't want to go there. You don't want to get in a wreck. If you keep hitting [Favre on Sunday] he'll make a mistake."

The Times-Picayune

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September 9, 2010  07:59 AM ET

cool beans.

September 9, 2010  08:03 AM ET

A public diss? Now things are getting interesting.

September 9, 2010  08:04 AM ET

I wouldn't call it a diss. It sounds more like an AARP commercial.

September 9, 2010  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A public diss? Now things are getting interesting.

And Brett's gonna beat Payton with his cane the next time he sees the young whippersnapper...

September 9, 2010  08:06 AM ET

He might've dissed Favre, but apparently it wasn't very private.

September 9, 2010  08:08 AM ET
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The world disses Favre.... What else is new?

Even the Pope chuckled at this one.

September 9, 2010  08:08 AM ET
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He might've dissed Favre, but apparently it wasn't very private.

Exactly, it's not really a "private diss" if the newspapers are reporting on it.

September 9, 2010  08:09 AM ET
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And Brett's gonna beat Payton with his cane the next time he sees the young whippersnapper...

"Come here you young ruffian, let me beat you with my cane....oh, my hip!"

September 9, 2010  08:12 AM ET

Careful? He didn't seem too careful throwing those picks.

September 9, 2010  08:14 AM ET
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Careful? He didn't seem too careful throwing those picks.

No he did not.

September 9, 2010  08:32 AM ET

Sweep the leg!!! or the ankle whatever.

September 9, 2010  08:42 AM ET
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The world disses Favre.... What else is new?

4 days.

September 9, 2010  08:46 AM ET
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3 days 11 hours and 34 minutes... But who's counting?

heh heh

September 9, 2010  08:56 AM ET
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Hooah... I'm so confident in the Skins, I'm laying it all on the line... Jerry Lawler style... The loser leaves town match... Anyone willing to take the cowboys, and I'll take the skins... The loser has to have his profile deleted by RH, and can't come back using the same name or avatar... Ever.... Who want it?

you'll get a taker somewhere

September 9, 2010  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Sweep the leg!!! or the ankle whatever.

or 300 lb lineman hit him and drive him to the ground and 3 or 4 other 300 lb people join in on the pile

September 9, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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Hooah... I'm so confident in the Skins, I'm laying it all on the line... Jerry Lawler style... The loser leaves town match... Anyone willing to take the cowboys, and I'll take the skins... The loser has to have his profile deleted by RH, and can't come back using the same name or avatar... Ever.... Who want it?

Wow ! This isn't even a skin or a cowboy thread.. Someone is amped up!!

September 9, 2010  08:58 AM ET
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Hooah... I'm so confident in the Skins, I'm laying it all on the line... Jerry Lawler style... The loser leaves town match... Anyone willing to take the cowboys, and I'll take the skins... The loser has to have his profile deleted by RH, and can't come back using the same name or avatar... Ever.... Who want it?

WOW! That's gutsy. I'm impressed. Good luck. I think you're right but I'm just watching!

September 9, 2010  09:02 AM ET

Dang Chico I hope that new TV gets broken in with a win!

September 9, 2010  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#23):

Dang Chico I hope that new TV gets broken in with a win!

fool will return the TV if the Skins lose.

 
September 9, 2010  09:07 AM ET

If everything a coach said to motivate his team was taken seriously......they would be ahead of lawyers on the **** list. (any attorneys out there, just kidding.)

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