This week’s caption contest: NFC Championship edition

There’s an old proverb that reads “Every end is a new beginning.”

There’s no telling whether the person to first utter those words was referring to Brett Favre’s loss on Sunday and his subsequent months of indecision over whether to return for another year.

So to honor what will soon become the summer of our discontent, as well as to commemorate the two teams that reached the Super Bowl (neither of which feature a gun-slinging, Wrangler wearing quarterback from Mississippi), I hereby present this week’s caption contest.

Seen here, a dejected Brett Favre sits on the sidelines after the New Orleans Saints just ended his season.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your imaginations. As usual, this week’s contest winner will receive eternal consciousness… so you’ll have that going for you, which is nice.


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42 Replies to “This week’s caption contest: NFC Championship edition”

  1. How did I know DJ Arthritic Semitic would be the first one to chime in on this?

    Congrats on your Saints, bro. Have you been to sleep yet?

    I told you from the get-go they were for real.

    If you’re swinging through on your way down to the Super Bowl, give me a ring.

  2. And I was thinking more along the lines of….

    “If I hear that damn Prince song one more time!”


    “Should I? Shouldn’t I? Should I? Shouldn’t I? Should I? Shouldn’t I…”

  3. Han… come on. You know Favre sells.

    You also know it’s not beyond me to whore myself out for hits.

    You do set your laptop to before going to sleep every night, don’t you?

  4. Frank… are you insinuating that Favre and Prince kick it to Jersey Shore when it comes on the air?

    Which is when exactly? I tried watching it… for about three minutes. Couldn’t do it.

    If I’m going to kill brain cells, I can think of much more fun ways to do so than watching that show.

  5. Chris

    Brett’s list of maladies.


    Erertile dysfunction

    Prostate problem

    And unwillingness to listen others

    Throws far too many int’s in a game when it’s all on the line

    And to top it all scared to make a long lasting decision concerning his future and to stick with it.


    How is that Steve Kerr is still in a job as a GM in the NBA ?

    Dropped this piece on the possible rumor that the Suns will look to trade Amar’e Stoudemire.

    The One Trick Pony ………….. They Will Never Contend For An NBA Title …………Phoenix Come On Down Your Time Is Up ……….

    Alan Parkins

  6. I can’t verify any of those Favre-aladies other than the last three which I’ve seen first hand.

    The others I’m hoping you HAVEN’T seen first hand.

    I’m really hoping Phoenix will gut that team. I don’t understand why Amare would want to play in Golden State… or why anyone would want to play in Golden State for that matter.

  7. Okay… I haven’t believe anyone hasn’t come up with this one yet.


  8. I suppose someone has to go there- might as well be me…

    “Here I sit broken hearted–“

  9. Gee, thanks, Beag.

    Now I’m gonna have “What’s Become of the Broken Hearted” echoing through my head all night.

    I know, I’ve got to find… some kind of peace of mind, maaaaaybe.

  10. Chris

    When a lot of these guys state that they want to play for a winner that may well be true. But as we all know, there are but genuinely four or five teams at best that have any shot at the NBA title.

    And if those teams already have their fully complementary roster of players. Then you know the likes of Amar’e aren’t said to be wanting then to play for a winner. It’s about who’s prepared to up the ante and pay them what they think they’re worth.

    It’s as plain and as simple as that. Even a caveman would know it ! Where’s the GEICO guy ?

    Alan Parkins

  11. Chris

    Here you go , let me be the first to throw a log unto the funeral pyre that will be Brett Favre’s resting place. That b_tch has already started to moan and groan as to his indecisions. How can anyone genuinely and openly support this as_hole ? Were he in a 9-5 job causing this much problem , he’d have been given his ‘pink slip’.

    Courtesy of The Washington Post

    Will Brett Favre return to the Vikings?

    Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre said after Sunday night’s overtime loss in the NFC championship game that he hadn’t decided whether he will retire or play next season for the Vikings.

    Favre said he will take some time to think about the decision and consult with his family.

    Favre played brilliantly all season, being selected to the Pro Bowl and finishing fourth in the NFL most valuable player voting.

    He had another good performance Sunday, throwing for 310 yards and a touchdown. He returned to the game after suffering an ankle injury in the third quarter. But he also threw two interceptions, one of them in the final moments of regulation that might have cost the Vikings a chance for a game-winning field goal.

    Click link to read in its

    Burn Brett, burn you ba_tard ! And don’t come back !

    Alan Parkins

  12. Al… I heard a rumor that the Celtics were contemplating moving Ray Allen for Monta Ellis?


    That would suck. I imagine Celtics fans are feeling very conflicted right now.

  13. I’m not sure who to blame more for this, Al, Brett or the media? They’re certainly both at fault.

    All I know is we’re in for another long, excruciating summer of his indecision.

    Might want to pick up a book and avoid Sportscenter for the next few months.

  14. Chris

    What ails the Celtics isn’t Ray Allen , it’s the lack of productivity coming from their bench players. If they can’t step up to the plate then they’ve only got themselves to blame.

    If anything this may well be a salary dump on the part of the Celtics. But if Ellis does join them , it’d give Rivers an added scoring option for the team. As it is Garnett’s health is once again coming into doubt. Never mind that Pierce hasn’t been playing up to par.

    Alan Parkins

  15. Chris

    Rumor has it that Bob Sarver wants to trade Amar’e Stoudemire for Bob Cousey ? Hasn’t someone told him that Cousey retired from the NBA years ago ?

    Dropped these two pieces as of today .

    Ladies And Gentlemen The 1,000 lb Gorilla Is Back In The Room And His Flatulence Is As Great As Ever ………… Welcome Back Brett Favre …………


    Not Wanting To Kick Someone While They’re Still Down But How Much Worse Can It Now Get For NBC …. ?

    Look forward to reading your comments as and when you’re ready.

    Alan Parkins

  16. Dean… I’m afraid I’m going to have to flag your entry and give Yogi Berra half the credit.

    But you’re right. Prepare for another long summer of Favre-ness.

  17. Aero… maybe they used that towel and it was a little greased up. Out-gaining your opponent by 200 yards and still losing the ballgame is no way to go out.

    As you very well know, they used to call Mike Alstott “Mike AllDrop.”

    If Peterson doesn’t get his handling woes in order, they may change his “All Day” nickname to something similar.

  18. Al.. Financially, I’m sure the move makes sense for both teams, otherwise it wouldn’t be on the board.

    I just thought they might want to give that team one more shot at a title. After all, their chances (with a healthy Kevin Garnett, of course) are as good as anyone’s.

  19. Al… Cousy can still hit 90+% from the free throw line so that might not be a bad pick-up.

    Last time I turned on NBC, Al, was to watch the NBA.

    Now playing the John Tesh NBA theme in my head.

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    Can’t seem to hold on to the ball, the lead or your loyal fan base?

    Try Favreasol.

    Favreasol cures that wishy-washy urge to retire you feel after choking in the NFC championship game year after year.

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    Just one daily dose of Favreasol and the world is your Oscar acceptance speech…All eyes will be on YOU.

    Try Favresol, you’ll be glad you did.

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  21. Chris

    If you check out the succinct piece I did on NBC. Then you’ll understand the dire straights that they’re now in .

    Cousey can hit a vast array of shots better than 95 % of the players now in the NBA.

    What else is it that Brad Childress now needs to learn ? Are he and the Vikings’ front office really that dumb to begin with ?

    I just don’t get it with these dumb a_s owners and their coaches.

    The were only two good things that John Tesh had going for him. The residuals he got from writing the theme for that magazine entertainment show. And the fact that he got to tap the a_s of Connie Selleca.

    Childress says he won’t give Favre a deadline

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP)—Brett Favre(notes) hinted he’ll decide about next season sooner rather than later, though with him that’s famously been subject to change.

    Even if the Minnesota Vikings must switch quarterbacks again, though, they’re willing to wait for Favre’s word.

    Coach Brad Childress said Tuesday he doesn’t have a deadline for Favre’s decision, insisting the team can plan for both possibilities despite an obvious preference for early resolution.

    “State of flux is generally not good. It’s usually uncomfortable, but sometimes it pushes you to create as well,” Childress said.

    Childress spoke in the morning with the 40-year-old quarterback in the training room, where Favre was getting treatment on the left ankle he sprained during a hard hit in Minnesota’s loss in the NFC championship game at New Orleans.

    “Pretty beat up after that game,” Childress said. “We didn’t really have any meaningful conversation about what’s next.”

    Tarvaris Jackson(notes) and Sage Rosenfels(notes) were supposed to compete for the spot, until Favre came after training camp in mid-August and set the scene for the storybook season for him and the Vikings that ended painfully short of the Super Bowl.

    The Vikings won’t pick until 30th in the first round of the draft, so it will again be difficult to find viable alternatives outside the organization.

    “We’ll just see what’s there, and I’m sure we’ll ably man that position one way or the other,” Childress said.

    Rosenfels is still under contract, and Jackson will be a restricted free agent if there’s no new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the union as expected. Assuming that happens, there won’t be a salary cap, either.


    Click link to read piece in its

    Vikings’ owner ought to be kicking Childress’ a_s for making such an asinine comment. Especially given the fact of Favre’s prior actions.

    Alan Parkins

  22. Chris

    Is it me but are the sport’s stories get a little bit too strange at present ?

    There’s now something out on Trailblazers’ often injured center Greg Oden and naked pictures going around on the ‘net’ ? What the hell ? And here’s me thinking that the kid was recuperating ? Instead he’s been gettin’ ‘his swerve on’ .

    Oden apologizes for nude photos

    Pictures of Blazers center are making rounds on Internet.

    From The Associated Press

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden is apologizing for nude photos that have surfaced on the Internet.

    Oden says the pictures, taken with his cell phone and sent to a former girlfriend, were taken about 1 1/2 years ago. A friend told the 21-year-old Tuesday morning that the pictures were making the rounds on the Internet.

    “I would like to apologize to everybody: Portland, the fans, the organization,” Oden said at the Blazers practice facility. “It was very embarrassing.”

    Oden is out for this season after fracturing his left kneecap in a game against Houston on Dec. 5. He averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds in 21 starts. The 7-foot-center was the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft out of Ohio State. He missed his rookie season after having microfracture surgery on his right knee.


    He’s blaming it on an ex-lady friend of his with regard to the pictures. He actually took pics of himself full frontal and this chick then posted them on the net after they broke up. Didn’t ESPN’s Sean Salisbury do a similar thing ? They then suspended him and thereafter didn’t renew his contract.

    But in this case he took pictures of himself in a mens’ room with his pecker danglin’ all of the place and then he propositioned a female coming out of the ladies’ room and asked her to perform oral sex on the appendage.

    Alan Parkins

  23. Chris

    Has Mystikal been released from the ‘big house’ as of yet ?

    Click here to see his Danger (Been So Long) vid’. One my favorites of his with regard to his short lived success.

    Alan Parkins

  24. Al… I find it interesting that Donovan McNabb’s name has come up as a possible replacement for Favre.

    Nice to see Minnesota arguing from a position of strength.

    While that franchise might not be interested in grooming a young quarterback, at least they’re looking to spend some money to make things happen.

  25. Hey Chris,

    Have you heard about the new “Favre Dollar Footlongs” at Subway?

    They’re actually 11 inches long so they always come up just a little short 🙂

    Not really a caption, just thought you’d enjoy!

  26. Hey Chris, I’m happy to give Yogi full credit.

    But other options could be:

    No, This is Not a Rerun


    Different Uniform, Same Bad Decision


    New Uniform, Old Result

  27. Deano… you’re on quite the roll.

    Too bad Favre didn’t make the Super Bowl. I hear he was going to take the stage with the Who.

    After all….. wait for it…. they’re the same age.

  28. Aww, man… this towel ain’t that soft, man… I knew I should have taken the other one… or should I have? Maybe this one is better… should I go check… nah…

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