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Everyday my top story can be something or another about Brett Favre. Because of that cluster at the top, I have stayed away from the saga for a while, but I will dig back into it today.

According to ESPN, Favre has informed the Packers that he plans to report to training camp in an attempt to call Green Bay’s bluff. The team has said in the past they would welcome Favre to the team if he is willing to serve as Aaron Rodgers’ backup. But Favre has said in the past that he would prefer to be released or traded, so the veteran QB plans to show up to camp and hope that the media circus he generates will be enough to cause the Packers to wipe their hands free of him.

ESPN also reported that the Packers have been fielding offers for Favre and that the reigning NFC runners-up want a first round draft pick for Favre.

The Jets have been one team interested in the future Hall of Famer as they have major quarterback issues of their own with neither Chad Pennington nor Kellen Clemens having proven capable of holding down the fort.

But I still think the most likely suitor for Favre will be the Bucs as they are currently having contract issues with current starter Jeff Garcia and they are the only team interested who is in “win-now” mode, which will be a must for Favre.

Either way, this situation will only get more sticky as the days go on and I will try to keep you updated as best I can and let you know my opinion on the situation as it unfolds.

The second big story of the day today came from the SEC Preseason Football Media Days as sportswriters across the conference gave their preseason predictions.

Despite being the reigning national champions, LSU is predicted to finish second to Auburn in the West, receiving 21 first-place votes to Auburn’s 48.

But the real surprise comes in the East where Georgia, many’s pick to be preseason No. 1 was picked to finish second in the division behind Florida.

I, personally, whole-heartedly agree. I see Georgia and Florida as a dead-heat in the talent department, but I think the Gators will romp the Bulldogs in their head-to-head matchup because of the Bulldogs’ classless antics in the teams’ matchup this past season in which the entire Bulldog team paraded the end zone to celebrate a touchdown.

Here are the rest of the picks as decided by the writers. Before we discount anything, let us remember that they accurately picked LSU to win the SEC this past season.

SEC West:
Auburn (48 )
LSU (21)
Mississippi State
Ole Miss (1)

SEC East:
Florida (45)
Georgia (23)
Tennessee (2)
South Carolina

Note to reader: Who picked Ole Miss? Seriously.

We will continue our countdown to seek out the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world today. Today’s selection has a lot in common with Rodney Dangerfield in that he is always solid, but just can not get any respect.

But if this man continues to perform the way he has in his past two fights, he will beat respect out of his opponents.

No. 6 best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world: Forrest Griffin

Forrest is like the San Antonio Spurs if the UFC in that he often gets lost behind some of the superstars of his weight class, but despite the lack of notoriety, Griffin just keeps winning. Currently the champion in arguably UFC’s most competitive division, Griffin knocked Rampage Jackson off his perch earlier in the month, dominating the former champion in a unanimous decision win.

In his previous fight before knocking off Jackson, Griffin submitted Mauricio Rua with a rear naked choke, so despite what some of the haters may be claiming, Griffin is not “lucking” into wins. The dude is really “that good,” and it’s time fans of the sport realize that.

We will hop into the Top 5 tomorrow.


Yankees acquire Nady
– On the same night the Yanks got closer to the Sox with a 1-0 win, they also acquired the hottest bat on the market in the .330 hitting Nady. I’m telling you guys, look out for the Yanks. This team can win the entire American League if they get enough from Mike Mussina and Joba down the stretch.

Cowboys to waive WR Glenn – I am a big Cowboys fan, and I can say I love this move. Glenn has done nothing for the team but get paid for little output. With Terrell Owens and Jason Witten getting the majority of the balls, the team does not need a multi-million dollar question mark.

Team USA romps Canada – These guys are good. Sure, Canada is not much of a squad, but these guys are good. When LeBron James returns from his ankle injury, I can see the United States romping and routing their way to a gold medal in Beijing.


YouTube Video of the Day:

I caution you against some of the language in this one. I’ve seen this one 1,000 times, but it’s still equally funny every time.

That’s all for me.

Have a great weekend

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