Favre squeezing the Vikes for more money?

Despite a widespread belief that the Vikings would pull the curtain off the Brett Favre statue later this week, in advance of the July 20 date on which single-game tickets will go on sale, it now appears that Favre possibly won’t be making a decision (or, as the case may be, announcing a decision that already has been made) until some date later in the month of July.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that, if anything happens with Favre, it won’t happen until closer to the opening of training camp, on July 31.  (This meshes with Ed Werder’s more comprehensive report regarding the status of Favre’s deliberations.)

So could it be that Favre is being coy in the hopes of finagling the best possible contract out of a Vikings’ team that has done nothing to knock down the notion that Favre will be a Viking?

Maybe the reality is that the Vikings don’t need to unfurl Favre before July 20 because everyone who would be inclined to snatch up the single game seats already is assuming that Santa Claus is coming to town.  And maybe Favre thinks that, with each passing day, the threat of not playing at all for the Vikings could cause the team to pay him even more money.

With no other team in the mix (yet) for Favre, his only leverage is to remain retired.

And if that happens, it would be fitting.  Favre has a knack for doing the unexpected, and nothing would be more unexpected at this point than for Favre to do nothing at all.
 

50 responses to “Favre squeezing the Vikes for more money?

  1. Damn Florio, which is it? You report you KNOW there is already a contract in place, so why now he’s squeezing the Vikes for more money? Really which is it? How can you ever have any credibility when you keep reporting two opposing stories? Seriously!

  2. Sounds like you’re starting to get nervous about your prediction and you’re setting yourself up to say you were right either way. Very cunning.

  3. In b4 “BAWWWW I DON’T WANT MORE BRETT FAVRE NEWS BAWWWWWW I HATE YOU FLORIO BAWWWWW”
    As with all comments on this site. It’s either “I hate you Florio” or “I don’t want this news! We need a counter for *insert event*!”
    Get over yourselves people. Don’t like it? Don’t read it.

  4. Favor will be another athlete has no clue that his body retired 3 years before he knew it!
    Sorry Vike fans, but get ready for another year when, attention whore #4, snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.
    Like Aerosmith said, “Dream On”

  5. Personally I think Tarvaris or Sage Rosenfels needs to get the nod. All the Favre drama can’t be good for their confidence. If I were Brad Childress, I would not let my head coaching career in Minnesota rest upon the brittle shoulders of a 40 year old washed up Brett Favre. If he closes out the season like he did for the Jets, the Vikings will be in for a major disappointment and will begin the search for a new coach and QB

  6. This feels like grasping at straws for another Favre story.
    Let me help with some story starters:
    How about what Brett had for lunch yesterday
    or
    Which style of Wrangler jeans is his favorite…
    enough is enough already

  7. What a load of crap, Brett has never been about the money. This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. You just reported that he still has some pain after throwing, is it not conceivable that he wants to make sure his arm can handle the job ?
    No wonder Brett hates the media, you’re all a bunch of tools.

  8. “So could it be that Favre is being coy in the hopes of finagling the best possible contract out of a Vikings’ team that has done nothing to knock down the notion that Favre will be a Viking?”
    But this would mean that football rumor site was wr..wr..wrong about Favre already “signing” a contract weeks ago.

  9. Yep no changes to this site since you first started all posts are from you. Sorry Mike it is not the same . Now it is NBCprofootballtalk.com

  10. As much as favre “loves to the play the game” ,money is a big factor for his antics. people forget that when traded to the jets his agent asked for more money initially from the jets.
    of course people still glorify him as a someone who loves the game so much. like players like manning /brady dont.

  11. all i can do is laugh at this…… favre certainly has the vikings on there knees gargling the boy-butter…..

  12. of course, financially, Vikes could get best of both worlds by selling all the tickets based on the Favre expectations, and then not signing him and thereby not having to pay him…

  13. I love Florio’s headlines:
    “Favre squeezing the Vikes for more money?”
    Wouldn’t a reasonable person read this headline and think that the article would include some semblence of information or at least a quote from someone that would indicate this may be the case? Nope, just Florio breaking the earth shattering news that Favre hasn’t signed yet followed by his own speculation that money might be the reason.
    On the heels of his horribly irresponsible treatment of the McNair case (alternately blaming McNair’s wife, the cop who gave him the DUI, and the ex-boyfriend for the killings) and his general facts-be-damned attitude, I wonder why I still bother to read this crap, much less comment on it.
    Of course, I’ll be back tomorrow.

  14. Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay!
    More news of Favre today,
    That rube was sure a sight,
    Sinking the Jets without a fight;
    And when of Bertt we are quite sick,
    there’s news of Michael Vick
    … and Pacman … and TO … and Darth Roger …

  15. wherezwaldo says:
    July 13, 2009 1:19 AM
    where’s Kazemi when we need her
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    What’s your Stupid point?

  16. Boob Nelson is way off course with his comments. When something he says turns out to be wrong, he says something else, ect., ect., ect.

  17. Favre’s agent, Bus Cook is all about the money. His gravy train is leaving the station one last time and he is determine to make his last paycheck a big one.
    Of course the NFL team signing this washed up INT machine would be a fool to give Favre anything more than a veteran’s minimum with incentives but we are talking about Col Klink and the Biqueens. Not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed but a tool to be sure.

  18. All I got out of this was there is a “source” who said possibly and then a couple of maybe(s) from Florio. Did any of this really happen?

  19. Fan_Of_ Four says:
    July 13, 2009 12:08 AM
    What a load of crap, Brett has never been about the money. This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. You just reported that he still has some pain after throwing, is it not conceivable that he wants to make sure his arm can handle the job ?
    If it was just about playing the game and sticking it too TT, then he would play for the minimum with incentives based on play, but it’s not about that he wants to be paid like a top QB and based on last season….actually based on 3 of the last 4 years he is not a top QB…..good luck Vikes explaining to your fans how you lost the division to Favre’s old team..
    why does a run first team that won the division last year feel the need to sign a guy who has thrown 84 ints and 88 tds in the last 4 years.
    average at best.

  20. Fan_Of_ Four says:
    July 13, 2009 12:08 AM
    No wonder Brett hates the media, you’re all a bunch of tools.
    ——————————-
    Which is why he manipulates them so easily.

  21. ButchD says:
    July 13, 2009 12:48 AM
    of course, financially, Vikes could get best of both worlds by selling all the tickets based on the Favre expectations, and then not signing him and thereby not having to pay him…
    ———————————–
    And then they could go into next season without really addressing their QB position, other than undermining them.

  22. Hacksaw says:
    July 12, 2009 11:39 PM
    I hope he dies in a fiery car crash. I am so sick of this loser.
    ****************************
    I think you need to get some counseling…..quickly.

  23. I heard from a source close to the situation that at the last minute Favre is going to not sign with the Vikings and play in the UFL. This will of course get Vick mad because he will not be the most important person in the UFL, so he will have Favre killed by dogs.

  24. 1. Revenge
    2. Attention
    Now add in
    3. GREED
    as another one of Favre’s motives.
    Great guy, huh?
    (And a PERFECT fit for the Vikings, to be sure).

  25. Another Florio special: “So could it be that Favre is…” No research, no tracking down a source, nothing all at, just speculation. Nice job Florio.

  26. Fucter N. Hadasnack says:
    1. Revenge
    2. Attention
    Now add in
    3. GREED
    as another one of Favre’s motives.
    Great guy, huh?
    (And a PERFECT fit for the Vikings, to be sure).
    And this is why Florio is now paid to do this gig: guys like Fucter N. Hadasnack who swallow the media Kool-aid without weighing the acutal facts of situation. Can’t say NBC got someone with football acumen yet, but Florio is popular.

  27. ZombieRevolution says:
    July 13, 2009 10:56 AM
    Fucter N. Hadasnack says:
    1. Revenge
    2. Attention
    Now add in
    3. GREED
    as another one of Favre’s motives.
    Great guy, huh?
    (And a PERFECT fit for the Vikings, to be sure).
    And this is why Florio is now paid to do this gig: guys like Fucter N. Hadasnack who swallow the media Kool-aid without weighing the acutal facts of situation. Can’t say NBC got someone with football acumen yet, but Florio is popular.
    __________________________________
    No, you’re right:
    I do generally try to avoid weighing “acutal facts of situation”.
    In fact, I have to confess:
    “Acutal facts of situation” are like my kryptonite.
    Now, the ACTUAL FACTS OF A SITUATION, on the other hand…well, that’s a different story.
    Finally, let me guess:
    I’m assuming you think Favre is “really just like a big overgrown kid, playing in the sandlot” right? Who, when he’s not “out on his tractor”, really just does everything “because he loves to play the game” right?
    Talk about “swallowing the media kool-aid”…!!
    I’ve been accused of some pretty crazy things in my day, but–believe me–being
    1. a gullible media dupe, or
    2. a supporter of Florio’s in ANY way, directly or indirectly
    are definitely new to me.
    Have fun blowing Brett’s new purple horn.

  28. We all know Favre doesn’t like showing up for training camps. If there’s an added bonus that his deal is larger, then that’s just gravy.

  29. Keep the Favre stories coming. The Packer fans go crazy (and that is not a short trip for Ben, Jimmy, or Fuct). It’s like saying “Frau Blucher” to a herd of horses.

  30. Wiscdave says:
    July 13, 2009 12:55 PM
    Keep the Favre stories coming. The Packer fans go crazy (and that is not a short trip for Ben, Jimmy, or Fuct). It’s like saying “Frau Blucher” to a herd of horses.
    ————————————-
    Don’t you mean, “That IS a short trip…”? Please get your insults straight.

  31. jimicos,
    It is a long trip, based on their rambling, often incoherent posts on Favre and the Vikings.

  32. For the second time. Single game tickets are already on sale. Stop playing that angle. It is wrong. Go to ticketmaster and you can buy single game tickets today!
    Quit making up a story line.

  33. Wiscdave says:
    July 13, 2009 12:55 PM
    Keep the Favre stories coming. The Packer fans go crazy (and that is not a short trip for Ben, Jimmy, or Fuct). It’s like saying “Frau Blucher” to a herd of horses.
    I don’t think it’s fair to lump Ben or Jimmy in with the likes of that other prick…that’s a pretty low blow, even for the internet.

  34. wherezwaldo says: where’s kazemi when we need her
    Still a long way to go, but this is certainly a very strong contender for classiest remark of the week. Congratulations in any case, and please remember to keep checking the newspaper to see if anyone found and turned in your humanity.

  35. Wow. fucthm N. lickdhissac thats the first post from you I have read of that I actually agree with. you are a prick. You and Bob Nelson make a cute couple… The true Biqueens.

  36. Wiscdave says:
    July 13, 2009 3:00 PM
    jimicos,
    It is a long trip, based on their rambling, often incoherent posts on Favre and the Vikings.
    ————————————–
    So you’re saying they’re far from insane. You’re complimenting them. You know that, right?

  37. all the vikings needs to go deep in the postseason is a guy in the huddle that can win/hold a game in the last 2 min. they are stacked on both sides. favre can do that. t-jack is junk id be surprised if he can read 4 real dude cant form a sentence in an interview.

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