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Favre Announcement Coming Within The Week?

nfl_childress.jpgEver 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.

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87 Responses to “Favre Announcement Coming Within The Week?”
  1. Nam Huynh says: Jul 1, 2009 12:48 AM

    wooot! nice new site!

  2. KABOOM BABY!! says: Jul 1, 2009 12:51 AM

    I love the fact that you have to stay up at night to give us stories considering its now your fulltime job! No more sleepy for Florio!

  3. Gary Anderson says: Jul 1, 2009 12:51 AM

    Good luck Brett…it’s a tough town

  4. Chris Rush says: Jul 1, 2009 12:59 AM

    I like the new bars on the days without an arrest meter…
    but I can’t find the words “Turd watch” anywhere and YOU SAID NOTHING WOULD CHANGE!
    tell me they’re not censoring you Mike…
    I want you to use the word “turd” and I want you to use it soon.

  5. bbq says: Jul 1, 2009 1:02 AM

    comment ratings. i want comment ratings.

  6. WashedUpFatGuy77 says: Jul 1, 2009 1:05 AM

    New site looks good. Let us celebrate with the adding of chocolate to milk.

  7. Chris Rush says: Jul 1, 2009 1:08 AM

    p {font-style: italic}

    testing one two

  8. BWareDWare says: Jul 1, 2009 1:11 AM

    *Yawn* wake me up when you write some new material~

  9. Lavasse says: Jul 1, 2009 1:11 AM

    New site looks nice, except all the Favre stories.
    What this site needs is more cowbell!

  10. BWareDWare says: Jul 1, 2009 1:11 AM

    Oh, love the new site, btw

  11. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Jul 1, 2009 1:12 AM

    ♪ music symbol :) smile :D big smile 8-) cool

  12. Mike Florio says: Jul 1, 2009 1:12 AM

    @chrisrush . . . .
    turd, turd, turd, turd.
    diarrhea.
    turd.
    poop.
    basically, i thought the term “turd watch” and the attempt to quantify arrests and convictions had run its course.
    just like the hello voice.

  13. G-Men says: Jul 1, 2009 1:17 AM

    Favre is Fail

  14. Brant says: Jul 1, 2009 1:18 AM

    Well only a few minutes into the new site and Florio is back on Favre watch. The only thing missing is a shameless Pat White man crush “not that there’s anything wrong with that” post.

  15. Chris Rush says: Jul 1, 2009 1:19 AM

    @ Mike Florio . . . .
    HEEELLLLLOOOOOOO

  16. ralphthedog says: Jul 1, 2009 1:29 AM

    about time you show up. now find some non brett stories.
    I figured what NBC stands for:
    No
    Brett
    Comments
    OR
    Nonstop
    Brett
    Commentary

  17. who_dey_kid says: Jul 1, 2009 1:29 AM

    Nice digs Florio.

  18. phillyburdzfan says: Jul 1, 2009 1:32 AM

    HEELLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  19. gazizza says: Jul 1, 2009 1:33 AM

    :)

  20. Pastabelly says: Jul 1, 2009 1:34 AM

    Florio, don’t pull a “Bill Simmons” on us.
    We expect you to dump on football writers who suck as well as broadcasters including that jerkoff, Tiki Barber of NBC.

  21. AlaskanViking says: Jul 1, 2009 1:43 AM

    You should keep adding photos to the stories, like the one here of Childress. Some nice eye candy instead of all text.
    (Did I just “Childress” and “eye candy”? Crap…)

  22. Green is Gold says: Jul 1, 2009 1:46 AM

    This is a test…
    Go Pack Go

  23. southernboi727 says: Jul 1, 2009 2:09 AM

    lets go Bucs. I hope Favre has his worst season ever.

  24. Rasputin says: Jul 1, 2009 2:22 AM

    Did you have to start the new site with a Bertt story?
    How funny will it be when still no one buys season tickets.

  25. obscenery says: Jul 1, 2009 2:25 AM

    Favre? yawn.
    (i’m just posting cause i had to register my old name).
    Favre? Is he the new Matlock?

  26. Dan Olson says: Jul 1, 2009 2:37 AM

    Well, considering this is the “lead story”, you could have provided us with some new and previous unreported information. Trust me, everyone that follows the NFL already knew everything contained in this article.
    You guys can do better than this.

  27. Joe says: Jul 1, 2009 2:39 AM

    This is not 1996…
    Another 20+ interceptions season…

  28. tylerjanderson says: Jul 1, 2009 2:47 AM

    On behalf of all Viking homers – Go Favre!
    Florio, nice upgrade. It’s nice to see what you can do with some corporate $$$.

  29. briano29 says: Jul 1, 2009 2:51 AM

    Wow! Nice new place Florio. Cool Kiss posters! Now where can I charge my sprint phone?

  30. Bob Nelson says: Jul 1, 2009 3:12 AM

    1) Turd Watch III has to get up and running.
    2) Non grading of comments is not good. It was a way of promoting good comments and weeding out bad comments through feedback.
    3) Bus Cook is not so foolish as to let Brett sign this week. With no other bidder the only way to up the offers is for there to be time pressure on the bidders. That means letting training camp begin before any signings.
    You can’t have Favre speculation end this week!!
    It has to go on for at least another month.
    Another month will be good for you and NBC.

  31. DarthPirate says: Jul 1, 2009 3:20 AM

    Well, well, well. Look who has a fancy ass website now. With a fancy ass “Days Without an Arrest” counter as well.
    Pretty cool.
    Bring back the comment rating system though. I enjoyed giving myself 5/5.

  32. maximkat says: Jul 1, 2009 3:23 AM

    Cool, another Favre story. I think I just felt a little bit of puke in my mouth.

  33. Axeman says: Jul 1, 2009 4:01 AM

    Is his thing on?

  34. JAWS says: Jul 1, 2009 4:02 AM

    Has Florio ever played sports? He looks and sounds like a real wimp, and whats his point of wearing a friggin suit on the video clips, its really lame.

  35. JuicyMelon says: Jul 1, 2009 4:16 AM

    Favre will become a Viking and then the Vikings will sign Michael Vick and become the most dominate team in the NFL. Just imagine a backfield with Favre, Vick, AD, and the Cheetah Taylor. Maybe with a little BB for another option. Then Chilly could come out and talk about KA Offense.
    One can hope.

  36. Dolphin Fan says: Jul 1, 2009 5:00 AM

    At least I know I can still lose 47 pounds using 1 rule

  37. Raven Adam says: Jul 1, 2009 5:01 AM

    Nice Page.. Bring bad Turd Watch.. that is all..

  38. Ralphie says: Jul 1, 2009 5:23 AM

    The drama should be incredible when he’s out of gas by Thanksgiving.

  39. jdblya says: Jul 1, 2009 5:42 AM

    Wait, I could have sworn I read this same exactly story on the old site about a week ago????
    btw, where the f are the ratings???

  40. Jim_DC says: Jul 1, 2009 6:15 AM

    Break a leg, Favre, break a leg.

  41. JaredAllen69 says: Jul 1, 2009 6:38 AM

    Bob_Nelson and Jim mySmith will both be crying in their thin and watery Miller Lite after they get swept this year.

  42. joe mama says: Jul 1, 2009 6:40 AM

    GO PACK GO!!!! I agree, we need the word TURD. What happened to the TURD watch? I used to like to keep score with the TURD watch. I am disappointed that the word TURD isn’t on the new site.

  43. Buccaneer says: Jul 1, 2009 6:55 AM

    Testing 1, 2, 3
    Go Bucs!

  44. alewatcher says: Jul 1, 2009 7:03 AM

    Welcome to FavreORama, Part II. Or is it Part III?

  45. LeonaLewis says: Jul 1, 2009 7:16 AM

    Testing whether I have to wait 5 hours for my comment to post.
    I’m starting the stopwatch NOW.

  46. wvugrad00 says: Jul 1, 2009 7:20 AM

    nice clean look florio
    Lets hope to dont crap on the carpet day one

  47. LeonaLewis says: Jul 1, 2009 7:20 AM

    You gotta get “realtime” commenting on this site.
    This delay before comments post is bogus. You can’t interact with the other posters.

  48. Sparrowhawk says: Jul 1, 2009 7:29 AM

    Looking forward to your failure, Brett. After the third or fourth 3 interception game look for the streak to end with a benching.

  49. Sparrowhawk says: Jul 1, 2009 7:37 AM

    So far this new site looks like it’s powered by the pony express. Amazingly slow posting. What a shame.

  50. gameday says: Jul 1, 2009 7:41 AM

    Nice updated look, i like it.
    Look for a Favre signing statement to come out Sunday evening or Monday morning.

  51. ProFootballTalk says: Jul 1, 2009 7:41 AM

    figures first real story is a favre story

  52. gameday says: Jul 1, 2009 7:51 AM

    Leave the ratings off the site.
    There are too many tools here that dont use the ratings properly anyway.
    If you comment on a certain team, and the fans of that team disagree with your opinion, they all leave you a 1
    Heck, you could post a cure for cancer on here, and the same turds would still give a rating of 1.
    LMAO

  53. imaglaser says: Jul 1, 2009 7:53 AM

    Single game tickets are already on sale on ticketmaster’s website.

  54. mrmagoo says: Jul 1, 2009 8:14 AM

    gameday says:
    July 1, 2009 7:51 AM
    Leave the ratings off the site.
    There are too many tools here that dont use the ratings properly anyway.
    If you comment on a certain team, and the fans of that team disagree with your opinion, they all leave you a 1
    Heck, you could post a cure for cancer on here, and the same turds would still give a rating of 1.
    LMAO
    _____________________
    And it creates people with multiple logins to try to game the system.

  55. Child_Please! says: Jul 1, 2009 8:21 AM

    Mrmagoo:
    Yes your right, I have seen a few.

  56. BigBearFan says: Jul 1, 2009 8:23 AM

    As a Bears fan, I welcome him back. He takes away whatever positive effect AP can have.

  57. SteelerNC says: Jul 1, 2009 8:35 AM

    Oct 25 at Heinz Field…he will wish he didn’t come back. Blitzburgh will have him running for his life screaming like a girl.

  58. Devils Advocate says: Jul 1, 2009 8:44 AM

    with great sadness I need to report that the”
    “Days without a Fart/Favre meter has been reset back to zero”
    you had a good run there Florio with a high watermark of plus 3 days before you let one rip. we were hoping to get through the holiday weekend but you “blew it”. and it was a stinky one i might add.
    and now, yes, we must respond in kind to this thread” who gives a flying fart in space”

  59. Fletch F. Fletch says: Jul 1, 2009 8:50 AM

    I think people have seriously forgotten how pathetic Travaris Jackson really is…
    A grey bearded Favre is better than TJack in his prime years, anyday.

  60. Mac says: Jul 1, 2009 8:58 AM

    As a Packers fan and a Favre fan (they used to be synonymous), I hope Brett is successful; just not too successful.

  61. Razon says: Jul 1, 2009 8:58 AM

    [bold]Yeah[/bold]
    Nice site, good to start with a Favre story. :rolleyes:
    As a Packer it does pain me to know he likely will sign soon, but I don’t hate him. What I do hate is the process. Come out and say you want to. The Jets were not going to keep him so he didn’t need to fake a retirement. I really hope this is the offseason that we have to deal with this.

  62. se18a29 says: Jul 1, 2009 9:02 AM

    You can smell the absolute fear in here about Farve returning from the bears, packers and lions fans. LOL LOL

  63. aamys1 says: Jul 1, 2009 9:02 AM

    This video is HILARIOUS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZuRxu4EpF4 . Maybe now that Favre will be a ‘Queen they can make a new one

  64. Ralphie says: Jul 1, 2009 9:16 AM

    gameday, make sure you check with “unexpectedguru” and “taintedtrophies” before you comment on the rating system. They’re easy to find, just look in the mirror. But don’t sweat it, those mean people (the “tools”) may give you a 1, but your multiple PFT accounts will always give you a 5!
    On the other hand, if you’re really getting tired of logging in and out of your multiple PFT accounts just wrap em’ all up into a single poster.
    I bet “All_My_PFT_Personalities_Hate_You” is still up for grabs.

  65. sportfan1234 says: Jul 1, 2009 9:27 AM

    Nice Look. Glad nothing really changed.

  66. FinFan says: Jul 1, 2009 9:54 AM

    Yawn

  67. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Jul 1, 2009 10:11 AM

    Hey, what the hell happened to the broken links and malfunctioning servers??! I thought you said nothing would change, and yet here I am smack dab in the middle of some professional looking site. WTF??!

  68. jimicos says: Jul 1, 2009 10:16 AM

    Mike Florio says:
    July 1, 2009 1:12 AM
    @chrisrush . . . .
    turd, turd, turd, turd.
    diarrhea.
    turd.
    poop.
    basically, i thought the term “turd watch” and the attempt to quantify arrests and convictions had run its course.
    just like the hello voice.
    —————————–
    What about “slapdick”? Can we get a few of those as well?

  69. jimicos says: Jul 1, 2009 10:17 AM

    Devils Advocate says:
    July 1, 2009 8:44 AM
    with great sadness I need to report that the”
    “Days without a Fart/Favre meter has been reset back to zero”
    you had a good run there Florio with a high watermark of plus 3 days before you let one rip. we were hoping to get through the holiday weekend but you “blew it”. and it was a stinky one i might add.
    and now, yes, we must respond in kind to this thread” who gives a flying fart in space”
    —————————–
    I don’t care if there’s no ratings system. You get a zero for the last line.

  70. gameday says: Jul 1, 2009 11:08 AM

    Ralphie;
    Like Hayward Giablommi and Ralphie.
    One and the same, but both L O S E R S.
    Please oh great one, bless us with some more pretentious, jibber jabber, let us know how wise and funny you are…………….NOT.
    BTW, Pats suck………..and so do you.

  71. packzilla says: Jul 1, 2009 11:30 AM

    Can’t wait for the Pack/Queens Oct. Monday nighter…NO QUESTION Favre will be in purple.

  72. empty13 says: Jul 1, 2009 11:56 AM

    forget the ratings. get the turdwatch stuff back up however…

  73. finsbooyah says: Jul 1, 2009 11:57 AM

    Someone needs to pull on Tanya Harding on Favre

  74. Vox Veritas 2.0 says: Jul 1, 2009 11:58 AM

    It’s a shame our game with Minny is in the pre season.

  75. Mindworm says: Jul 1, 2009 11:59 AM

    New layout is solid….still couldn’t give a rats tail about Brett Fa-ver-uh.

  76. Beam me up Scotty says: Jul 1, 2009 12:02 PM

    I love it, your starting the new site with Brett Favre as the feature story! I see you ending the season with him holding the Lombardi Trophy one more time….

  77. AD=SB2009 says: Jul 1, 2009 12:09 PM

    with Favre in Minnesota AD will average at least 5.5 a carry. BTW this is a nice site but I’m one of those nostalgic types and wish I could see the old site one more time : (

  78. purpleguy says: Jul 1, 2009 12:09 PM

    Wonder if he caught any fish?

  79. gmitts says: Jul 1, 2009 12:20 PM

    you know he is going to sign and beat the pack twice this year…that is the only reason why

  80. JBerry says: Jul 1, 2009 12:45 PM

    Wow I cant wait till his 3rd Annual Retirement…He’s like a rash on your butt that just won’t go away!

  81. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 1, 2009 12:51 PM

    # JaredAllen69 says: July 1, 2009 6:38 AM
    Bob_Nelson and Jim mySmith will both be crying in their thin and watery Miller Lite after they get swept this year.
    ——————–
    When was the last time the Vikings swept anything related to the Packers? Heck, Childo is 1-5 against the Packers and only won that one game due to a missed field goal at the end of regulation last year. Not to mention that embarassing 34-0 a*s kicking the year before.
    What has changed? The Packers have a better QB and a healthy defense again. The Vikings have an old bitter washed up QB who has a tendency to let his adrenaline get the best of him in the form of INT’s? How much adrenaline do you think he will have in those 2 games?
    If the Vikings don’t sweep the Packers AND win the Super Bowl, the Favre experiment is a collossal failure. Given that…we already know how it’s going to turn out. LA Vikings.

  82. Ralphie says: Jul 1, 2009 1:25 PM

    gameday, and your alter egos, thanks responding with “us”, I’m glad I could address all of your PFT accounts in one posting. I’m encouraged by your response. You were able to keep Mommy slurs out of your typical angry reply for once. That’s such a positive improvement that you’re no longer just retarded–you are now “uptarded”; still retarded, but in an upwardly improved sort of way.

  83. Gas Man says: Jul 1, 2009 2:18 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen….Brett Favre…we got him!

  84. Sparrowhawk says: Jul 1, 2009 5:57 PM

    “Ladies and Gentlemen….Brett Favre…we got him!”
    Like a bad rash on your butt… you’re welcome to him.

  85. MyVersionTheTruth says: Jul 2, 2009 12:36 AM

    I love it hopefully the north will get back to scaring people a little bit when they play us instead of being like a division of Browns. One thing though to all packer fans if you are now Favre haters just because he has moved on at your own general managers behest take a clue from the Vikings here when Moss left we didn’t decide he sucked and we hated him we knew it was just part of the game. I still love to watch Moss play he is one of the greatest ever. You should show the same respect for the best quarterback your team has ever had.

  86. RussGoPackGo says: Jul 2, 2009 9:42 AM

    Florio, what are you talking about? The vikings are selling tickets for every single game except the Monday night vs. Green Bay. You know the queens will package that with a couple preseason games. By the way, where did you see that July 9th was the day the tix would go on sale because I can’t find that anywhere…..

  87. cc1010069 says: Jul 2, 2009 10:00 AM

    First comment, long time reader. Favre will be announced as a Viking today 07/02/2009. Word is he is in MN as well as Chilly. Today is the day, just wait and see!

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