Ever since rumors and reports surfaced that quarterback Brett Favre already has struck a deal with the Vikings, we’ve been watching the coming July 4 weekend as the date on which the news of the move might be leaked by the team and/or the player, with an announcement coming at some point during the week of July 6.
There’s no longer a reason to wait, now that coach Brad Childress has returned from his fishing trip to Alaska.
And here’s the kicker — the Vikings will begin selling single-game tickets on July 9.
So it makes plenty of sense for Favre’s arrival to be formalized before that day. Especially since the Vikings struggled last season to sell out several games, including their first home playoff game in eight years.
Either way, all signs are pointing toward Favre playing for the Vikings in 2009. At this point, any other outcome would be regarded as virtually inconceivable.
Then again, pretty much everything Favre has done since his First Annual Retirement in early 2008 seemed to be virtually inconceivable, before it actually happened.