Skip to content

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.
 

Permalink 50 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
50 Responses to “Favre squeezing the Vikes for more money?”
  1. clones21 says: Jul 12, 2009 11:09 PM

    heyyyy 2 favre stories in under 30 minutes

  2. jcasey says: Jul 12, 2009 11:09 PM

    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!

  3. El Colon says: Jul 12, 2009 11:12 PM

    These pretzels are making me thirsty.

  4. clintdogg says: Jul 12, 2009 11:16 PM

    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.

  5. rcunningham says: Jul 12, 2009 11:17 PM

    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.

  6. Bob Nelson says: Jul 12, 2009 11:25 PM

    I’m glad you have been reading and considering my comments on the matter.

  7. BorisBulldog says: Jul 12, 2009 11:35 PM

    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”

  8. Terrell Blowens says: Jul 12, 2009 11:36 PM

    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

  9. Hacksaw says: Jul 12, 2009 11:39 PM

    I hope he dies in a fiery car crash. I am so sick of this loser.

  10. 21 says: Jul 12, 2009 11:50 PM

    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

  11. Fan_Of_ Four says: Jul 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 ?
    No wonder Brett hates the media, you’re all a bunch of tools.

  12. LightningLucci says: Jul 13, 2009 12:11 AM

    “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.

  13. DarkAge4BearsFans says: Jul 13, 2009 12:13 AM

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………….

  14. Swanie says: Jul 13, 2009 12:44 AM

    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

  15. svn says: Jul 13, 2009 12:44 AM

    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.

  16. wwfd107 says: Jul 13, 2009 12:45 AM

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

  17. ButchD says: Jul 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…

  18. Swanie says: Jul 13, 2009 12:54 AM

    Does anybody else write on this site. Other than Forio and Rosenthal

  19. wherezwaldo says: Jul 13, 2009 1:19 AM

    where’s Kazemi when we need her

  20. realitypolice says: Jul 13, 2009 1:22 AM

    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.

  21. Rasputin says: Jul 13, 2009 1:41 AM

    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 …

  22. BLOOMER0069 says: Jul 13, 2009 4:00 AM

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

  23. rifraf66 says: Jul 13, 2009 6:34 AM

    WHO IS THIS BRETT FARVE YOU ALL SPEAK OF?

  24. route33 says: Jul 13, 2009 6:41 AM

    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.

  25. descendency says: Jul 13, 2009 7:15 AM

    The vikings are losing out because they are desperate to have Favre.

  26. JimmySmith says: Jul 13, 2009 7:44 AM

    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.

  27. longrodvanhungendong says: Jul 13, 2009 8:13 AM

    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?

  28. Big Stretch says: Jul 13, 2009 8:37 AM

    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.

  29. FLORIOLEADSWITNESSES says: Jul 13, 2009 9:04 AM

    headline should read:
    Florio Squeezes Another Story Out of Favre

  30. jimicos says: Jul 13, 2009 9:17 AM

    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.

  31. jimicos says: Jul 13, 2009 9:18 AM

    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.

  32. gameday says: Jul 13, 2009 10:04 AM

    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.

  33. snowbum says: Jul 13, 2009 10:32 AM

    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.

  34. Hungry N. Hadasnack says: Jul 13, 2009 10:37 AM

    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).

  35. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 13, 2009 10:53 AM

    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.

  36. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 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.

  37. Hungry N. Hadasnack says: Jul 13, 2009 11:48 AM

    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.

  38. purpleguy says: Jul 13, 2009 11:51 AM

    Slowest NFL news time of the year — speculation, schmekulation.

  39. jimicos says: Jul 13, 2009 12:07 PM

    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.

  40. H4X0R says: Jul 13, 2009 12:36 PM

    this guy is a huge drama queen.
    fitting he’ll be playing for the queens of the north

  41. Wiscdave says: Jul 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.

  42. jimicos says: Jul 13, 2009 2:30 PM

    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.

  43. Wiscdave says: Jul 13, 2009 3:00 PM

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

  44. imaglaser says: Jul 13, 2009 3:12 PM

    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.

  45. Hungry N. Hadasnack says: Jul 13, 2009 4:04 PM

    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.

  46. TheBaySay says: Jul 13, 2009 4:09 PM

    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.

  47. J.Cannon says: Jul 13, 2009 4:21 PM

    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.

  48. jimicos says: Jul 13, 2009 5:33 PM

    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?

  49. jimicos says: Jul 13, 2009 5:34 PM

    And I thought Fucter was a Bears fan?

  50. phishooks says: Jul 13, 2009 10:46 PM

    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.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!