Found March 06, 2012 on Helmet2Helmet:
The New Orleans Saints’ now-infamous BountyGate scandal has reached new proportions — the airwaves. On Monday, NFL Network was expected to replay the 2009 NFC Championship game between the Vikings and Saints. Instead, when viewers tuned in at 3 p.m., they were surprised to see the Cowboys and 49ers duel it out in the 1992 NFC Championship. Why? Well, it turns out the network decided to postpone airing the New Orleans’ NFC title win, the Sporting News reports (via The game is notable because it reportedly birthed the bounty program, as multiple Saints defenders, on orders from former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, sought out to batter then-Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. The end result? A victory for the Saints, and a badly beat-up Favre. NFL Network, however, still plans on showing the game at “a future date.” “Since last Friday, NFL Network has extensively aired video clips of plays related to the Saints bounty investigation on NFL Total Access and du...

NFL rewind: Brett Favre 3 games, 3 INTs, 3 retirements

Brett Favre.  Perhaps his greatest strength was his greatest weakness.  In a survival of the fittest like tactic from the days of the Wild West, for 20 years Favre brought his gunslinger mentality to various cities throughout the NFL.  Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t, but the fact of the matter remains that when Favre

Brett Favre Twitter Announcement: “Man I Love My Wife”

So far we’re enamored by the Brett Favre Twitter Experience @BrettFavre4. Yes, the account is verified. This is the real deal. When Brett tweets, “I know I kept coming back to the NFL, but I think it’s safe to say that Im officially retired,” it brings a tear to our eyes. The guy has only been tweeting for a few days, but he’s already leaving us with such gems as “Man...

Saints player reportedly said ‘Pay me my money’ after hurting Brett Favre

The biggest evidence against the Saints in the NFL’s bounty investigation may have come directly from the Saints. According to Peter King, during the 2010 NFC Championship Game between the Saints and Vikings, an on-field microphone directed toward the sideline caught an unidentified defender saying, “Pay me my money!” after injuring quarterback Brett Favre’s ankle. Favre...

Favre on Bounties: 'Truth Comes Out'

Brett Favre says "it's football" but remains perplexed on why the Saints weren't flagged more often for their roughhousing antics in the NFC Championship Game.

New Orleans Saints Under Investigation For Doing Fatalities To Brett Favre

For once, a YouTube comment cuts to the heart of a story. Next Media Animation makes a good point here — that the NFL glosses over their scandals by depicting them as isolated incidents, and is basically a violence glorification machine — but the way they make it is classic Taiwanese batsh*t insanity, beginning with a “high horse” in the ESPN studios literally zero seconds...

Favre whacks poetic on bounty outing

So how did Brett Favre react to the outing of Greg Williams' bounties? According to SportsGrid, he whacked off a lot: “I’m not pissed,” he said. “It’s football. I don’t think anything less of those... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Manning, Favre speak out on bounties

Eli Manning has heard all about the "Bounty-gate" scandal that is threatening to take down the Saints, and the Giants' two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback,whose father, Archie, spent 11 of his 13 NFL seasons in New Orleans, sounds sickened by the entire situation. "Obviously it is a big deal, what's going on,'' Eli Manning said Monday night, the New...

Notebook: Bountygate continues to grow

Brett Favre continued to downplay the bounty put on him, but indicated he knew something was amiss in the 2009 NFC Championship. Plus, another former Viking gets involved in the conversation while a former Cowboy says a similar system was in place in Dallas.

Brett Favre And Now Michael Vick Added to the Bounty List

NFL bounty payments involved four teams: Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, and New Orleans Saints. The Saints find themselves at the center of the controversy because in 2009, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with the St. Louis Rams) ran the bounty pool.   The Saints paid players $1,500 for a “knockout hit” and $1,000 for a hit that resulted in...

The true scandal of BountyGate is hidden in the hyperbole

I didn't want to write anything about the BountyGate coverage knowing I could never give an unbiased, fair assessment of the scandal as a lifelong Saints fan.  I've always been curious what it'd be like to have my team at the center of a scandal big enough it got its own "Gate" attached to it... now I know, it sucks.  This is worse than going through the...

Gregg Williams Is Ruining Everything

"You owe that dude $2,000... that guy gets $500... and that guy killed Favre, so he gets a zillion." St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams won himself a free trip to New York City today, as he was hand-selected by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as part of the league’s new contest – “What the F*ck Were You Thinking?” Williams was selected, of course...

NFL Needs to Take Action over Bounty Scandal

Gregg Williams high-pressure defense was credited with helping the 2009 New Orleans Saints win Super Bowl XLIV The truth has come out about the New Orleans Saints. Propped up as the feel-good story of 2009 for rallying a community ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, NFL fans overlooked some very telling signs they were not eligible for sainthood. In the NFC Championship game, their gameplan...

Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. They did it right.

Thumbs up to The Colts and Peyton Manning for acting like adults and avoiding another drama filled breakup.   So it is official, the Indianapolis Colts have released Peyton Manning, making Manning a free agent, free to sign with anyone he wants. This, Losers, is how the Brett Favre vs. Green Bay Packers thing should have went down. There are parallels everywhere and the Colts and...
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