Williams Audio: ‘Kill The Head The Body Will Die’

On Jan. 26, 2010, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has since admitted to administering a bounty program within the New Orleans Saints defense, appeared on Nashville’s 3 Hour Lunch radio show on 104.5 The Zone to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl between the Saints and the Indianapolis Colts while extolling the finer points of his coaching philosophy.

(Exactly What Appears To Have Happened)

Below is a short montage of audio excerpts from the WGFX-FM interview accompanied by video of some of the more notorious hits on star NFL quarterbacks made by defenses coordinated by Williams over the years.

During the interview, 104.5 The Zone co-host Blaine Bishop said to Williams, “You may the first coordinator to have knocked out three Hall of Famers.

In response, Williams said, “I sure hope so, you know how that is Blaine. I’m not going to apologize for it either .. You kill the head the body will die.

Bishop was a defensive player coached by Williams from 1993-2000 when both were with the Tennessee Titans.

Williams was also asked by 104.5 The Zone 3 Hour Lunch co-host Clay Travis if he had cautioned the Saints defense about roughing Peyton Manning in the upcoming Super Bowl after the New Orleans defense coordinated by Williams was flagged and later fined for multiple personal fouls against Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the NFC Championship game the week before.

In response, Williams said, “I’m not going to worry about that and here’s the deal. When you put too much of that type of worry on a warrior’s mind, he doesn’t play all out. If it (personal foul on the quarterback) happens it happens. The only thing you’d like for me to say is if it happens you hope he doesn’t get back up and play again.”

After the response by the Saints defensive coordinator, Travis said, “wow.”

Audio of the complete, 17-minute interview involving Williams and WGFX-FM 3 Hour Lunch co-hosts Bishop, Travis and Brent Dougherty can be found here.

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For Favre, $500-a-Throw Means Enormous Paycut

After word filtered out last night that Brett Favre would miss his first start since 1992, Favre’s official website published a new memorabilia offer.

 Brett Favre per throw

(Cal Ripken’s similar offer: $550 per AB)

Florio first noted that for $499.99, Favre had begun offering, a “Signed and inscribed 297 Starts Football.


The football displayed in the Favre offer retails for $80, so you’re essentially paying $419.99 for the quarterback’s signature.

But don’t forget that as part of the sale, “A portion of all proceeds will go to the Favre 4 Hope Foundation”!


After surfing around Favre’s official site, didn’t take long to find another $500 offer for a similarly signed, generic football celebrating Favre’s 500th touchdown pass.

$500-a-throw seem like a lot for an iPad autograph? Not when you’re Vikings Owner Zygi WilfRead more…

Sterger Show On Versus ‘Axed’: ‘Anemic Ratings’

John Ourand of SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY and SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL breaks the news today that the Versus TV show Jenn Sterger appears on, The Daily Line, has been canceled.

Jenn Sterger Show On Versus Axed

Ourand via Twitter:

“Versus has axed @jennifersterger’s show “The Daily Line” because of anemic ratings.”

Ah, the irony. Thanks to her reportedly reciprocal texting relationship with Brett Favre, Sterger has had her public profile explode in recent weeks. But that obviously didn’t translate to ratings.

Why? Read more…

Not Safe 4 Work Video: Favre Misses 1 Hand Grab

Thanks to a video uploaded by WCCO-TV in Minneapolis today, Brett Favre’s privates are once again being unduly scrutinized.

This just confirms what we may already know: The workplace is never safe for Favre. Read more…

Why Are Favre Jeans Ads Still In Heavy Rotation?

If you’ve watched television the past 48 hours, it’s virtually physically impossible not to have seen a Wrangler commercial featuring Brett Favre.

Brett Favre Wrangler Ad

(Must not be current with their New York periodicals)

With coverage coming from main media outlets and NFL reporters on the NFL’s investigation into alleged inappropriate text messages and voicemails sent by Favre to New York Jets employees, media junkies are seemingly perplexed that Wrangler may actually be increasing the number of Favre ads airing.

Today USA TODAY ran a poll on the subject accompanied with the following copy:

Kind of odd, isn’t it, that Brett Favre’s Wrangler commercial is still running?

… He also still has a presence on the home page of the jeans-maker’s website, despite the questions being asked about whether he crossed the line on sexual harassment.

If you were Wrangler, would you still be running the ad?

On the contrary, USA Today readers who voted in the poll haven’t found it odd that Favre’s Wrangler spot is still in heavy rotation, as 71% agreed with jeans maker’s call not to pull the ad.

A similar situation played out on sports business expert Darren Rovell’s CNBC blog today. Read more…

I Have Something In Common With Favre’s Backup

Today Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson not only spoke for me, he spoke for every last, god-fearing citizen living in the United States of America* and our brave, fighting men and women of the United States military serving around the world. (Including nearly 300 ships at sea.)

Tarvaris Jackson

What did he say, you ask?

From Judd Zulgad of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE today: Read more…

Green Bay Packer Plans For Favre, Jeffrey Dahmer

When asked about the current playing status of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre this week, Green Bay Packers Linebacker Nick Barnett tipped us off just how extensive - and indiscriminate - his team’s defense preparation will be this season.

Nick Barnett ready for Favre, Norman Bates, Jeffrey Dahmer or Saddam Hussein

(No shortage of defensive schemes this season for Pack)

“If he is retired, congratulations. If he’s not, we have the same goal, and that’s to hit him. It doesn’t matter if he retires or not or whoever’s playing quarterback over there - Norman Bates, Jeffrey Dahmer, Saddam Hussein, doesn’t matter. We still have the same goal in mind, to terrorize him.”

Video from WFRV-TV in Green Bay: Read more…

Minneapolis Star-Tribune Reporter: Favre Is Lying

Judd Zulgad of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE has done a stellar job reporting on the latest iteration of Brett Favre’s jackass rodeo.

Brett Favre is a liar

Tuesday morning Zulgad was first to report that Favre had texted Vikings team officials about retiring. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports then broke the news that Favre had recently texted some of his Vikings teammates with the same story, which Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe then confirmed to Zulgad.  (Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen also said Tuesday that they recently received texts from Favre but would not reveal what the quarterback said in the communications.)

Wednesday ESPN’s Ed Werder reported, “Favre denied sending text messages to Vikings teammates and club officials that might have indicated he had decided to retire.

Brett Favre is a liar

Zulgad’s response to Favre’s denial about texting teammates and Vikings officials? Read more…

Audio: Favre Announcement ‘As Early As Today’

Judd Zulgad of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE and Jay Glazer of Fox Sports have the scoop of the year so far, reporting Tuesday morning that Brett Favre has told Viking officials and his teammates that he will not play this season.

Jay Glazer

Zulgad of the Star-Tribune, who had the first report of the possible Favre departure,  reports Tuesday:

NFL sources said the quarterback began informing Vikings personnel late Monday night that he has decided to retire for a third time.

Glazer also appeared on the Dan Patrick Show this morning to talk about why Favre has said he isn’t coming back and when he wants to make the announcement.
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Favre’s Former Coach: “I could not sober him up”

Brett Favre originally started his NFL career in Atlanta with the Falcons, and was coached by Jerry Glanville.

Via Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com, Glanville guested on Thom Abraham’s WNSR radio show in Nashville recently and said that one of the reasons the legendary quarterback was traded to Green Bay was his affinity for late night inebriants:
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