NFL Quick Hits The drama surrounding Brett Favre hit full steam on Tuesday as the Vikings sent three prominent players to Mississippi to visit Favre in an attempt to lure the 40 year old quarterback back to Minnesota. The tactic worked and hours later Favre boarded a private jet to Minnesota and will now return for a 20th season. On August 3rd, multiple reports indicated Favre was retiring, however, it was fitting that the boy who cried wolf of the NFL would announce his return just two weeks later. Once Favre arrived in Minnesota Tuesday afternoon, the coverage was reminiscent of the O.J. Simpson chase. Multiple helicopters from news channels were in the air tracking Favre’s every move. Favre will receive a salary of $13 million this season, although some reports have indicated over the past week that the Vikings offered a $4-to-$5 million bump in salary, which could pushRead More »
Super Bowl XLIV is set as the Indianapolis Colts (16-2) will represent the AFC and the New Orleans Saints (15-3) will represent the NFC. This is the first time since 1993 that two No. 1 seeds will meet in the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning threw for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns leading the Colts to a 30-17 victory over the New York Jets. The Jets held a 17-6 lead in the first half but the Colts scored 24 unanswered points to end the Jets magical playoff run Peyton Manning and the Colts will be going for their 2nd Super Bowl in 4 years. Meanwhile, the Saints won a thriller, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 in OT on Garrett Hartley’s 40-yard game winning field goal. The Vikings outgained the Saints 475 to 257 and won the time of possession game by nearly 9 minutes but the Vikings had 5 turnovers comparedRead More »
By Mike Bires Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports Steelers kicker Jeff Reed is already putting his latest run-in with the law behind him. He was not punished, at least publicly, by coach Mike Tomlin. And he does not expect to be punished by the National Football League although its investigation is ongoing.