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Blame (or Thank?) Blogs for Brett Favre Scandal
Blame (or Thank?) Blogs for Brett Favre Scandal
Howard Kurtz

Blame (or Thank?) Blogs for Brett Favre Scandal

Mainstream media would never have reported on this, writes Howard Kurtz

(Newser) - “I didn’t get into journalism to write about Brett Favre’s private parts,” harrumphs Howard Kurtz today in his last Washington Post column, and most mainstream reporters would agree. “But our ability to spike such tawdry tales ended many seasons ago.” Now blogs can drive...

Taiwan Animates Favre Penis-Texting Scandal

And theorizes that his ogling could practically set a gal on fire

(Newser) - “Brett Favre’s Pecker the talk of the town.” That’s how Taiwan's Next Media Animation sums up the Brett Favre lewd-texting scandal, and the above video explains how it happened—as only NMA can. The company has previously animated the Wall Street Journal-New York Times turf war...

Brett Favre Cries, Apologizes

Lewd text message scandal a 'distraction' for team

(Newser) - Brett Favre broke down in tears as he apologized to teammates for the “distraction” of his lewd text message scandal. He “was very emotional” and asked his team to “carry” him through the game, Vikings teammate Ryan Longwell told Michelle Tafoya of ESPN’s SportsCenter. Favre is...

Brett Favre Hit on Me, Too: Jets Masseuse

She adds her story to lewd texting scandal

(Newser) - Will the Brett Favre lewd text scandal snowball into a mess of Tiger Woods proportions? Perhaps not, but you can add at least one more woman to the mix: A married masseuse who worked for the New York Jets claims Favre came on to her while he was playing for...

Brett Favre Scandal Takes Lewd Turn

Deadspin posts voicemails, photos

(Newser) - If Brett Favre hoped the rumors of his making lewd come-ons to a 20-something TV personality would quietly go away, he'd better not pick up the New York tabs tomorrow. "Sex, lies and audiotape" is the current headline in the Daily News , while "Bad Pass" graces the Post...

Brett Favre Tells Vikings He's Done

Who believes this is over? Show of hands?

(Newser) - You'll excuse us if we don't break out the red headline this time, but Brett Favre has told the Vikings that he's not coming back this fall, a source close to the quarterback tells the AP . The 40-year-old reportedly called Brad Childress, and told him that his ankle has not...

Brett Favre Now a Grandfather
 Brett Favre Now a Grandfather 

Brett Favre Now a Grandfather

(Newser) - In addition to all his records and awards, Brett Favre has something no other current NFL player has: a grandkid. Parker Brett Favre was born on April 2nd to the Vikings quarterback's 21-year-old daughter. Favre still hasn't announced whether he'll return next season for his 20th year in the league....

Best, Worst Super Bowl Ads

Megan Fox is great, but most ads are in 'meh' territory

(Newser) - It's a rare year when the Super Bowl itself eclipses the ads, but 2010 was such a year. Bob Garfield declares in Advertising Age that most of the spots were skippable and asserts he is "totally pro-TiVo." His picks for a few of the (relatively speaking) best and...

Saints Work OT, Earn 1st Super Bowl Berth
 Saints Work OT, Earn 
 1st Super Bowl Berth 
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Saints Work OT, Earn 1st Super Bowl Berth

Favre interception helps sink Vikings

(Newser) - The New Orleans Saints are heading to their first Super Bowl after battering Brett Favre and beating the Minnesota Vikings in overtime tonight, 31-28, on unheralded Garrett Hartley's 40-yard field goal. Favre threw away Minnesota's best chance to win, tossing an interception to Tracy Porter deep in New Orleans territory...

NFL Inspires Preemptive Irritation
 NFL Inspires 
 Preemptive Irritation 

NFL Inspires Preemptive Irritation

Favre? Manning? Jets and insufferable NYC media? Ugh, ugh, ugh

(Newser) - Sunday’s NFL conference championship games provide the impetus for Katie Baker to vent her preemptive irritation: No matter the result, we’re all in for two weeks of tiresome crap about something(s): Brett Favre, Brett Favre versus Peyton Manning, the New York Jets and their tiresome media and fan...

'Pants' Not Just on the Ground&mdash; It's Everywhere
 'Pants' Not Just 
 on the Ground— 
 It's Everywhere 

'Pants' Not Just on the Ground— It's Everywhere

Song gets millions of clicks on YouTube, spurs remixes

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, the award for first viral video hit of 2010 goes to American Idol audition song “Pants on the Ground.” After 62-year-old “General” Larry Platt introduced his masterpiece to the world last Wednesday, it took off, garnering 1 million Facebook fans and several million YouTube clicks...

Brett Favre Sings 'Pants on the Ground'

Minnesota Vikings' quarterback conjures American Idol contestant

(Newser) - Told you it would go viral: “General” Larry Platt’s “Pants on the Ground,” prominently featured on American Idol last week, has a new fan: Brett Favre. The Vikings’ quarterback performed his rendition after beating the Cowboys in the NFL playoffs 34-3 yesterday—he even acted...

Jets Stun SD; Vikings Advance
 Jets Stun SD; Vikings Advance 
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Jets Stun SD; Vikings Advance

New York stuns Chargers; Minnesota KOs Cowboys

(Newser) - New York is halfway toward the Super Bowl parade promised by coach Rex Ryan after rookies Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene led the Jets to a stunning 17-14 upset of the San Diego Chargers in an AFC playoff game tonight in San Diego. In the NFC, Brett Favre threw four...

Barbara Walters: Michelle Obama Is Most Fascinating

Barbara's top picks for 2009 also include Glenn Beck, Jenny Sanford

(Newser) - Barack Obama, Barbara Walters’ most fascinating person of 2008, was succeeded this year by…his wife, Michelle. Walters named the first lady her top pick during last night’s ABC special, which also included interviews with the rest of the top 10. Obama discussed the “amazing whirlwind” of life...

Barbara Walters Names 2009's Most Fascinating
 Barbara Walters Names 
 2009's Most Fascinating 

Barbara Walters Names 2009's Most Fascinating

The famous (Sarah Palin) and the infamous (Kate Gosselin) make list

(Newser) - Barbara Walters is offering a sneak peek at her annual list of the most fascinating people, and it includes famous moms Kate Gosselin and Sarah Palin, Us reports. For a glimpse at others Walters will interview on the Dec. 9 special—including Tyler Perry, Glenn Beck, Lady Gaga, and Adam...

Iraqi Prisoners Taunt Wis. Soldiers Over Favre Defection

Detainees get into the Packers-Vikings rivalry

(Newser) - An allegiance to the Green Bay Packers has come back to haunt Wisconsin National Guardsmen on duty at a prison camp in Iraq, with detainees using quarterback Brett Favre’s defection to the rival Vikings to taunt the soldiers. A Packers-themed paint job sparked curiosity, one officer tells WTMJ-AM , “...

Favre Carves Up Ex-Mates as Vikings Top Packers

QB tosses 3 TDs in Minnesota's 30-23 victory

(Newser) - Facing the team he spent most of his career with, Brett Favre turned back the clock tonight, throwing for three touchdowns as his host Minnesota Vikings held off Green Bay, 30-23. The 39-year-old quarterback spent 16 seasons with the Packers, which had been the only NFL team he'd never defeated....

Bears Shock Steelers, 17-14
 Bears Shock Steelers, 17-14 
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Bears Shock Steelers, 17-14

Jets' defense stifles Patriots; Saints clobber Eagles

(Newser) - The Chicago Bears stunned the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers today with a last-minute, 44-yard field goal, the Chicago Tribune reports, and won 17-14. In other NFL action:
  • The New York Jets kept New England out of their end zone in a taut, 16-9 win over the Patriots, ESPN reports.

Fib Over Favre Injury Costs Jets, Mangini $125K

NFL levies fines against team, GM and former coach for not reporting injury

(Newser) - The NFL hit the Jets, GM Mike Tannenbaum, and former coach Eric Mangini with $125,000 in fines for not reporting Brett Favre’s injured arm last season, Bloomberg reports. Favre, now with the Vikings, spilled the beans a week ago that he played hurt the final weeks of the...

Giants' D Stifles 'Skins in 23-17 Win
 Giants' D Stifles 
 'Skins in 23-17 Win 

Giants' D Stifles 'Skins in 23-17 Win

Brett Favre wins in Vikings debut, but passes for only 110 yards

(Newser) - The Giants' $85 million upgrade on defense paid off today, as New York held the Washington Redskins to one touchdown in a 23-17 win, the New York Daily News reports. In other NFL action: 
  • Brett Favre won in his Vikings debut, but threw for only 110 yards as Minnesota

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