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Childress has no issue with Favre delay

NFL_childress1.jpgOn the same day that quarterback Brett Favre said he’ll make a decision as to whether he’ll play by July 30, word emerged that coach Brad Childress has no problem with the delay.

“He is pushing to see if he feels like he can make it back.  He is not
going to play this game unless he can play the way that everybody is
used to seeing him play, and it is a work in progress,” Childress said
earlier this week, according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  “I know everyone gets concerned about, is it the
fourth of the July, is it the week of the 13th, is it the week of the
20th now, when is it going to be?

“It doesn’t have to be a minute before training camp, but I think if he
is going to do that, he won’t miss a day of training camp.”

Childress can afford to be so nonchalant, likely because he knows what is obvious from Favre’s comments on Wednesday — Favre is definitely coming back.

And as Michael Lombardi of NFLN pointed out to us via Twitter earlier tonight, the video of Favre’s remarks that aired on Total Access make it even more clear.

Favre is definitely coming back.

And so barring a tractor mishap or an alligator attack (yeah, we’re using some of our Twitter shtick here), Favre will be suiting up in purple on the first day of training camp.

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57 Responses to “Childress has no issue with Favre delay”
  1. jeremiah says: Jul 15, 2009 10:45 PM

    YEAH RIGHT! what is he gunna say? “nah thanks brent, i think we will stick with tjack”???? puhleez

  2. MasterShake says: Jul 15, 2009 10:54 PM

    Did everyone have their panties in a bunch when he played for the JETS last year? It seems that most are pissed that this will actually give the ViQueens a chance at something other than a one and out. So your Favre pictures and other “priceless” items are worth crap now that he’ll be a Viking, do you have to be so bitter? Let it play out and then talk shit afterwards, that’s how real fans should do it. Don’t be mad because you’re now called fumundachesse heads instead of the usual. (I hereby patent fumundachesse heads)

  3. Heinekenfun says: Jul 15, 2009 10:57 PM

    Of course he’s OK with it. Childress has been a ball-less wonder throughout this entire process. Everyone in the locker room can already see who’s calling the shots here. So much for respect.., right…, Brad?

  4. AJD says: Jul 15, 2009 11:04 PM

    Tell me something I don’t know for once.

  5. The Wishbone says: Jul 15, 2009 11:05 PM

    Keep your “Twitter shtick” on Twitter, for all the losers with nothing to do.
    Favre has been a disappointment since the Super Bowl in ’97. He’s setting people up just so he can let ‘em down by staying retired. Those throws they aired on ESPN were weak floaters, they weren’t NFL throws.

  6. J.Cannon says: Jul 15, 2009 11:06 PM

    Childress has his back against the wall. I liken Chilly’s attitude to that of a poker player who just went all in. I for one am exited to see what happens when the cards fall. For all of Chilly’s short comings as a play caller and a coach he has brought talent, exitement, and a hoard of media attention to the Vikings. While that might not seem like much it means a lot considering that the NFL is entertainment and at this point in the game to talk about wins, loses, injuries, ect. is purely speculatory though if history is any indication that won’t stop the majority of posts on this subject to be just that.

  7. FleamarketHustler says: Jul 15, 2009 11:09 PM

    Here’s a fluff peice for you Florio. If we make it to training camp without an NFL arrest, we could be off to a long streak. What is the current record while you have been keeping track? Did the Vontae Davis insodent get removed?

  8. trickbunny says: Jul 15, 2009 11:11 PM

    Other possible versions of this headline:
    “Childress has no issue with Favre teabagging him”
    “Childress has no issue with coaching elsewhere after his public pining for Favre leads to disaster”
    “Childress has no issue being Favre’s lap dog”
    “Childress allows Favre to take his finances, move into his office, become QB/Head Coach, date his wife, and live in his house as long as Brett keeps dragging this out and tugging on his heart strings”

  9. lebowski says: Jul 15, 2009 11:18 PM

    This is gonna play out so comically. Childress has no balls. Bevell will let Favre do whatever he wants. And Wilf is basically saying a player who isn’t even on their roster is above everyone else, and will be adjusted to accordingly when and if he decides to show up. Have fun with that. Favre and his puppet Bus Cook are manipulative and selfish and they are getting everything they want already.

  10. phishooks says: Jul 15, 2009 11:22 PM

    i luv how its such a terrible decision for favre to play with the vikings(his best chance to go deep in post season) but last year when he went to new york to a garbage team it was suck a great thing……..funny aint it

  11. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jul 15, 2009 11:41 PM

    The Vike have Two years to handle business because once AP’s rookie contract is up you better believe he is high-tailing it out of Minnesota.

  12. Darth Ringo says: Jul 15, 2009 11:56 PM

    Childress is sort of coming across like the guy at the party who doesn’t care what’s on the pizza, so long as he gets a couple slices of it.

  13. JB-Dolfan-CA says: Jul 16, 2009 12:01 AM

    I have one regret that Favre is returning. And that is that he won’t be with the Jets — we really enjoyed knocking them on their collective a**es to make the playoffs last year.
    Hopefully he will be available via telephone to help Dirty Sanchez make prayer throws to the endzone, like the BS one that they won with in game 1 VS the Fins in 2008.
    I wouldn’t mind seeing him succeed in his return to Minnesota. Adrian Peterson is one of the most amazing talents I’ve seen since I’ve been alive. And although that hasn’t been as long as some of you old farts — it’s good football. Even for the NFC.

  14. Gary Anderson says: Jul 16, 2009 12:02 AM

    So…sounds like we should hear sometime around training camp…thanks for all the breaking news Mike, please keep us informed on any future developments!!!

  15. Shackman v2.0 says: Jul 16, 2009 12:05 AM

    Just shut up already, Chilly, you’re making yourself look more stupid by the minute. Everyone and their mothers know that it’s a forgone conclusion that the “ol gunslinger” is coming back.
    I don’t even care if he doesn’t have to carry the team with his arm, he’ll still try and force throws into coverage. He just can’t help himself.

  16. tjacksgay says: Jul 16, 2009 12:21 AM

    Bring on Brett and then bring on the SUPER BOWL.

  17. Gary says: Jul 16, 2009 12:28 AM

    I had this work done on my shoulder on 6-1-09 and I think he can come back. With that running back he will only need to chuck the ball 20 times a game max.

  18. footballisking says: Jul 16, 2009 12:30 AM

    Chilli and wade phillips will both be handed pink slips on black monday this year….in the spirit of the post earlier i would love to bet anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. GoalLineGang says: Jul 16, 2009 12:35 AM

    also a good thing to remember is that the Vikings were one of the top teams in the league in having their QB hit last year …. those Qb’s were running for their life …. and they let the man who made all the calls for the line go (Birk) …. and are replacing him with a guy who has not played a NFL game yet ….good luck on the blitz pick ups boys …. Favre will be getting hammered …. which will be good for the arrogant jerk off ….

  20. Raider Pride says: Jul 16, 2009 12:40 AM

    Mr. Florio…. I am fricken dying here.
    When Brett finally does fail, or not pass a physical.
    It will be like a scene from the Sopranos.
    The Sports Press will be played by Psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfli.
    Childress will be played by Tony Sorprano.
    (Jennifer, sitting with her great legs crossed and her hands in front of her some what sexy mouth in a catholic prayer position.)
    Dr. Jennifer Melfi: You tried to smother T-Jack with a pillow.
    Childress Soprano: What?
    Dr. Jennifer Melfi: In the off season. After Brett talked about coming back.
    Childress Soprano: The f**k I did! I grabbed a pillow but… it was just to keep my hands occupied.

  21. phishooks says: Jul 16, 2009 12:42 AM

    oh by the way, my bro works for the vikings at a desk in winter park. he told me last week marvin harrison was in the office and signed a contract. didnt say what type of contract but it was a deel sweetner for favre. take it as u will but my bro dont lie

  22. 101GFX.com says: Jul 16, 2009 1:10 AM

    He probably doesn’t as long as he ends up with him. I think the entire world will be SHOCKED if Favre doesn’t come back. I mean honestly, I will go skydive if Favre does not sign.

  23. PurpleNGold says: Jul 16, 2009 2:38 AM

    hang festive lighting
    we’ll need to hire a brass band
    join the big huzzah

  24. Vikes Supporter says: Jul 16, 2009 2:44 AM

    I love my Vikes..bottom line is this, if you go back a couple months ago or longer, you would see with the initial information of the plane being charted to Mississippi would indicate that something was going on other than a friendly meeting. Now, somewhere in between this event, the media and everyone has added their opinions and interpretations of what is going on. Take away all I mean ALL of the media coverage and you might be hoping the Vikes are getting Favre. They have us believing otherwise, by giving us dates he should be signed by, player’s negative opionions, and a bunch of other things that have absolutly nothing to do with the game itself. If this was someone else..we hear nothing. Our team from top to bottom is paid and expected to perform in their duties. If not for the media, the Favre episode means nothing, other than a team trying to better itself (like everyone else is trying to do) and means nothing. Favre, if you read this, sign before training camp and build a foundation with a TEAM, not just you! I will welcome that!!

  25. Bob Nelson says: Jul 16, 2009 3:16 AM

    This tells you that Brett will miss some training camp.
    Brett wants to play but not for the vikings.
    He and Bus Cook are hoping for another team to jump in and offer more money and a better team.
    That could be after a preseason game injury to a QB anywhere in the NFL.

  26. rifraf66 says: Jul 16, 2009 5:45 AM

    Who is this BRETT FAVRE you speak of?

  27. medic406 says: Jul 16, 2009 7:10 AM

    I am going to definately draft a non-Viking defense from the NFC North in my fantasy draft this year.

  28. Fan_Of_ Four says: Jul 16, 2009 7:37 AM

    Childress is an employee of the MinnSoduh Viqueens and as an employee he has to carry out his employers wishes. Ziggy Wilf, the man who signs the checks wants Favre because he knows what a cash cow he will be to the franchise even if its a year or two. Last year when The ” Favre ” landed with the Jets they became the leader in Jersey sales almost overnight. Ziggy has also had a problem selling out home games for a number of years and having Favre on his side will take care of that problem in an instant so of course Childress is playing it cool he has to or he faces the wrath of a PO’ed owner.

  29. green&bold says: Jul 16, 2009 7:43 AM

    He should know, you can’t push Favre to make a decision. If you do that he’ll take his ball and go home. Then he’ll try to latch on with your rival so he can stick it to you…..

  30. tj.52 says: Jul 16, 2009 7:50 AM

    “And so barring a tractor mishap or an alligator attack”
    –Alligator attacks are no joke, just ask Chubbs:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxLsGDcI8xM&feature=related

  31. sand0 says: Jul 16, 2009 8:02 AM

    It is hilarious hearing all the Viking and Favre bashing. The bottom line is that Favre is a clear improvement to a Vikings team that won the division last season by a game over the Bears, 4 games over the Pack, and 10 over the Lions (he, he). Not much competition outside Chicago.
    On top of that, he costs the Vikings absolutely nothing. Bears had to pay dearly for Cutler. The Vikings get Favre for a reasonable contract and no draft picks.
    It really is irrelevant whether Favre is even close to as good as he once was. If he is an average QB in the league today it is a vast upgrade over the situation last season. And the Vikings won the division last season. Do the math. Plus it is a dagger in the hearts of Packer fans.
    So really, who should be laughing here..?

  32. LBPACKFAN says: Jul 16, 2009 8:25 AM

    Sando…
    Packer fans will be laughing at the end of the year. Anything less than a super bowl berth is a failed season, isnt it? If people wanna go the “hes an upgrade from what they have now route”, then its Super Bowl or bust. Afterall, they made it to the playoffs with Gus U-Rot and Tarstaris last year. Brett lasting 16 games? HAHAHAHA…there’s the laugh.

  33. Big Stretch says: Jul 16, 2009 8:25 AM

    Bob Nelson says:
    July 16, 2009 3:16 AM
    This tells you that Brett will miss some training camp.
    Brett wants to play but not for the vikings.
    He and Bus Cook are hoping for another team to jump in and offer more money and a better team.
    That could be after a preseason game injury to a QB anywhere in the NFL.
    ————————————————-
    You must be the one person alive who hasn’t figured out that Brett will play and that the only team he will play for is the Vikings.

  34. Lucky5927 says: Jul 16, 2009 8:40 AM

    MasterShake says:
    July 15, 2009 10:54 PM
    Did everyone have their panties in a bunch when he played for the JETS last year? It seems that most are pissed that this will actually give the ViQueens a chance at something other than a one and out. So your Favre pictures and other “priceless” items are worth crap now that he’ll be a Viking, do you have to be so bitter? Let it play out and then talk shit afterwards, that’s how real fans should do it. Don’t be mad because you’re now called fumundachesse heads instead of the usual. (I hereby patent fumundachesse heads)
    ******************************************
    Mastershakes,
    I completely agree. All of these people who have nothing else better to do than vent anger against someone they have never met. Seems to me people these days are just looking for someone to hate to justify their own frustrations with their own life. A lot of fans out there are simply looking for a reason to be pissed off and are trying to justify it towards Favre. In my opinion, if you do not like something, then why watch it/read about it. Skip it and move on. Yet, people don’t do that. They rather put themselves through something that sadly frustrates them to the point of wishing harm or berating a another human being. I feel sorry for these people. It truly is sad that an athlete on the end of a hall of fame career is ridiculed because he is having doubts about leaving behind a game he loves because he physically can not handle the demand like he once could.
    Wishbone,
    I would not call 6 of the 10 years Farve has played since 1997, when he threw 27 or more touchdowns as a dissapointment. He also threw for more than 3,800 in 8 of those 10 seasons. Yeah he throws picks and has had a down year here and there. But to call every year a dissapointment since 1997 is just demonstrating how you can not seperate your own personal feelings from statistical fact.

  35. Devils Advocate says: Jul 16, 2009 9:25 AM

    WOW – what a ripppppppppppperrrrrrrrrr!
    wheeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeee.
    Days Without a Fart/Favre Meter still at ZERO
    Farted by Mike Florio on July 15, 2009 10:24PM
    PS – who gives a flying fart in space anyway?

  36. empty13 says: Jul 16, 2009 9:54 AM

    it wont be a little contract. if it is too little for bf and the bus, expect the bus to talk to other teams.

  37. purpleguy says: Jul 16, 2009 10:01 AM

    The real reason he’s holding out is that John David Booty won’t give up his jersey number, so Bus Cook is hiring John Jolly to loosen Booty up with one of his special purple codine concoctions.

  38. GoalLineGang says: Jul 16, 2009 10:09 AM

    Sando …..
    you are clearly a homer…..Favre looked like an old washed up man last year(did you see him when he tried to run??)….your assessment of the teams in the division are off ….the Lions are much improved ( and the Vikes just squeaked by them twice last year….the one win was handed to them courtesy of the refs)…..the Packers D(their downfall last year) is vastly improved thanks to a strong draft and they have a top flight offense….Bears get Cutler,one of the top QB’s in the nfl….easily worth the #1 they gave up(he’s a sure thing,how many #1’s will be flops)…. and with the way free agency is and all the players that get cut for salary cap reasons ,all the other picks they gave up really don’t matter, their are plenty of players available ….. and last,also most IMPORTANT….the respective head coaches of the Lions,Packers and Bears have some basic football knowledge while you are stuck with good ol Childo …. the worst head coach in the history of the NFL( yes Rich Kotite you have lost that honor)….what an idiotic moron….

  39. diehardbearsfan says: Jul 16, 2009 10:18 AM

    Then Childress has no issue with being third in his division behind the bears and pack. (sorry detroit, you guys still suck)
    and he has no issue looking for a new job next year

  40. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 16, 2009 10:20 AM

    # phishooks says: July 16, 2009 12:42 AM
    oh by the way, my bro works for the vikings at a desk in winter park. he told me last week marvin harrison was in the office and signed a contract. didnt say what type of contract but it was a deel sweetner for favre. take it as u will but my bro dont lie
    —————-
    Hopefully your bro speaks better English than you write. Marvin Harrison???? OMG Just hand the Lombardi trophy to the Vikings on the first day of training camp. They lead the league in offseason signings of over the hill washed up players! Jerry Rice was in town working out at U of MN practice fields with other NFL recievers. Are they going to sign him as well????? LOL

  41. CsanBoySmith says: Jul 16, 2009 10:20 AM

    “Favre, if you read this, sign before training camp and build a foundation with a TEAM, not just you! I will welcome that!! ”
    I admire your nobility VikesSupporter, but all the evidence pointing to Favre being a TEAM 1st guy was thrown out the window 4-5 years ago in GB.
    Why on earth would he be dragging this thing out?? Are there any other teams interested, is there one other team interested? Ummm, put simply, HELL NO.
    Why on earth would Favre want to sign early? He’s be forced to engage in some locker room camaraderie and display some leadership, which is the last thing he wants to do. He wants to play football on Sundays and that’s about it. Anyone who thinks Brett Favre is a TEAM 1st player at this point in his career is, how shall I say this, a very big dum dumb moronic idiot.

  42. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 16, 2009 10:24 AM

    @phishhook
    I suppose you’re also going to tell everyone that Harrison’s 80 catches for 800 yds over the past 2 seasons was because he had a crappy QB throwing him the ball on a run only team and Favre will make him so much better??? Not sure if you can read, but you might have missed that Marvin’s knees are basically bone on bone with no cartilage. He’s definitely primed for a MONSTER season.

  43. MelAwesome says: Jul 16, 2009 10:42 AM

    This is funny to me. Don’t you understand Packer fans??? We don’t care that we win with Favre or that we go to the Superbowl with him… we just think it’s funny. I mean come on, your hero would prefer to finish his Hall of Fame career with your biggest rival.
    The more angry you get, the more funny it is to us… and believe me, you aren’t letting us down! I love the bitterness! Keep getting angry because he left you after your long, deep, meaningful relationship to play with his new significant other… the Vikings. :) It’s just funny… I can’t believe you guys don’t think so.
    Question… and I’m serious now, you guys…
    Are you going to rename all your cheese-head children that you named after the infamous #4 now that he has betrayed you? Just askin!

  44. Lucky5927 says: Jul 16, 2009 10:50 AM

    GoalLineGang says:
    July 16, 2009 10:09 AM
    Sando …..
    you are clearly a homer…..Favre looked like an old washed up man last year(did you see him when he tried to run??)….your assessment of the teams in the division are off ….the Lions are much improved ( and the Vikes just squeaked by them twice last year….the one win was handed to them courtesy of the refs)…..the Packers D(their downfall last year) is vastly improved thanks to a strong draft and they have a top flight offense….Bears get Cutler,one of the top QB’s in the nfl….easily worth the #1 they gave up(he’s a sure thing,how many #1’s will be flops)…. and with the way free agency is and all the players that get cut for salary cap reasons ,all the other picks they gave up really don’t matter, their are plenty of players available ….. and last,also most IMPORTANT….the respective head coaches of the Lions,Packers and Bears have some basic football knowledge while you are stuck with good ol Childo …. the worst head coach in the history of the NFL( yes Rich Kotite you have lost that honor)….what an idiotic moron….
    *******************************************
    Goallinegang,
    I agree with you on many of your points regarding the other teams in the division. The Lions will be improved and could win up to 5 games this season. They did almost defeat the vikings twice last season. Their lack of depth on defense and Offensive line will hurt them though. Especially Defensive Tackle. They are improved though. The Packers were let down by their Defense, but I am not sure how much improved they will be. They also lack depth at DL and no one knows how well the rookies will play this year. I hope well for their sake. The Bears will be a surprise team this year. Not just because of Cutler, but because Forte is coming back after an excellent rookie season, they improved the offensive line, and Cutler will get more out of Greg Olsen and the rest of their young receivers then anyone else has. With that being said, Childress did win the division with the Vikings. Bad coach or not (I personally am not a fan of his), it is hard to mess up too much with the talent level they have. Especially on defense. Now, I do disagree that Favre looked washed up last year. He was included in the MVP talk at midseason when they were 8-3 and just thrashed the Titans. Then he was injured and he struggled down the stretch. last I checked, an injury causes many players to not perform up to their abilities. Favre can still play. Maybe not tot he level of 10 years ago, but he can still play. Anyway, great post…

  45. GoalLineGang says: Jul 16, 2009 10:59 AM

    whatthehellisgoingonoutthere…..
    bone on bone ….. that is also what you get when Chili and Zygi are on top of each other

  46. Rockstar says: Jul 16, 2009 11:07 AM

    What I find funny is that NOBODY will say where they are from or what team they support. If you really support your convictions, whether you like Favre or not, back it up (or are you just a rube that likes to complain about everything?). Myself, I am from Minny, and have bled purple since I was born (Yes, MANY painful years). I think Favre is an upgrade, but how much of one….I don’t know. I think there were other options in Free Agency, but maybe none that were any better. I think the loss of Birk will prove to be much more of an impact than we would like. As far as pinning all our hopes on a 40 year old arm??? Can you say “All Day”? AD should, operative word here, SHOULD make it so favre won’t have to throw 50 times per game. can the OL open the holes?? maybe. Still, too many questions for the start of camp, even if you take out the Favre factor.

  47. Snarky Snide Sniper says: Jul 16, 2009 11:07 AM

    Has anyone clarified for Favre that he will actually be playing for the VIKINGS, and not
    for VICODIN…?
    They do sound kind of similar.
    Plus, you know how easy it is for elderly people to get confused about such things…

  48. Lucky5927 says: Jul 16, 2009 11:25 AM

    GoalLineGang,
    Think Chili and Zygi throw in a copy of Spaceballs and act out the fight scene while chanting “Your Schwartz is as big as mine”?

  49. Lucky5927 says: Jul 16, 2009 11:29 AM

    Rockstar,
    I am a Giants fan and live in Virginia. I did go to college in Wisconsin. During that time, the Packers and Brett Favre grew on me and I found myself rooting for them against any other teams outside of the Giants. Even after I graduated. I respect your loyalty to your team through the bad years. Loyalty is what defines a true fan! Anyone can be a fan when your team is winning. Sticking by them through the tough years is what is admirable. My brother is a Detroit Lions fan. It has been painful for him as well, but he still sticks by his team.

  50. Rockstar says: Jul 16, 2009 11:36 AM

    phishooks says:
    July 16, 2009 12:42 AM
    oh by the way, my bro works for the vikings at a desk in winter park. he told me last week marvin harrison was in the office and signed a contract. didnt say what type of contract but it was a deel sweetner for favre. take it as u will but my bro dont lie
    My cousins, sisters, nephews, uncle knows someone who knows someone who’s boyfriends sisters, second cousins, husband says that Brett favre ate some shellfish for lunch, and got sick, and that is the real reason for the delay.

  51. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 16, 2009 11:48 AM

    # MelAwesome says: July 16, 2009 10:42 AM
    This is funny to me. Don’t you understand Packer fans??? We don’t care that we win with Favre or that we go to the Superbowl with him… we just think it’s funny. I mean come on, your hero would prefer to finish his Hall of Fame career with your biggest rival.
    The more angry you get, the more funny it is to us… and believe me, you aren’t letting us down! I love the bitterness! Keep getting angry because he left you after your long, deep, meaningful relationship to play with his new significant other… the Vikings. :) It’s just funny… I can’t believe you guys don’t think so.
    Question… and I’m serious now, you guys…
    Are you going to rename all your cheese-head children that you named after the infamous #4 now that he has betrayed you? Just askin!
    ————————–
    There goes another Vikings fan trying to twist the facts to support his own purple tinted argument. Last I heard Favre retired, not once but essentially twice last offseason and then when he wanted to show up the last second before training camp they told him that they had moved on. I was behind that move 100%. He can’t take back all those things he said from the heart in his retirement speech about wishing he could not practice or put the time in during the week and just show up on Sundays. That’s not a guy I want as my leader, especially an old guy.
    Smart move considering Rodgers put up stats better than Peyton Manning– you know the NFL MVP as a first year starter, while Favre broke down. This would have happened no matter what team he was playing for, so I was happy that the GB management saw that he was a shell of himself and didn’t bring him back for nostalgic purposes. That’s why they get paid to make the tough decisions rather than the sentimental one’s.
    You make it sound like Favre preferred to play for the Vikings over his old team. In fact it was the other way around. He was told to stay home and that they moved on by his old team after retiring, talking about coming back a month later, only to stay retired. All of this coming after 5 years of indecisiveness.
    Living in Minneapolis, I find it much more humorous that the supposed “overrated, terrible INT machine” is now the second coming of the messiah at 40 years old. The Packers have their franchise QB for years to come, while the Vikings are still following the same philosophy of rent-a-QB that they’ve been playing since Tarkenton. Of course there was the the small blip on the radar of a guy named Culpeeper, but everyone knows he actually sucked and was a product of his receiver, just like the previous washed up QB’s like Cunningham, George. As soon as Moss went bye bye, Culpepper went back to sucking and then blew his knee out.
    Now the Vikings get the circus and have backed themselves into a corner with Brent. If he doesn’t beat the Packers twice and the Vikings don’t also win the Super Bowl, the entire Favre experiment is a failure. Yeah, this is going to end well…..like watching a train wreck in slow motion!

  52. Rockstar says: Jul 16, 2009 12:25 PM

    Lucky5927 says:
    July 16, 2009 11:29 AM
    Rockstar,
    I am a Giants fan and live in Virginia. I did go to college in Wisconsin. During that time, the Packers and Brett Favre grew on me and I found myself rooting for them against any other teams outside of the Giants. Even after I graduated. I respect your loyalty to your team through the bad years. Loyalty is what defines a true fan! Anyone can be a fan when your team is winning. Sticking by them through the tough years is what is admirable. My brother is a Detroit Lions fan. It has been painful for him as well, but he still sticks by his team.
    Thank you. I am old enough to remeber Les Steckel (it hurts to even say the name). No fair weather over here. BTW, can we have Eli?

  53. fellorio says: Jul 16, 2009 2:43 PM

    @JCannon
    I’m with you,man. I never cared much for “speculative” either

  54. GoVikes says: Jul 16, 2009 3:19 PM

    If you knew anything about Brett Favre you would know he has always wanted to play for the Vikings. So for those of you who think he would consider playing for another team, think again, because you’re wrong. He WILL be a Viking. Maybe the past several years or Brett’s career have been somewhat of a media circus, I don’t truly believe he has meant it to be that way…..the man just loves playing foot ball. Why does everyone want to put him down for that? It wouldn’t have turned into such a big deal if he wasn’t good at what he does…..but he is.

  55. GoalLineGang says: Jul 16, 2009 5:32 PM

    lucky5927…..
    Chili’s record last year is very tainted ….. was it 3 games given to him courtesy of the refs and a couple more courtesy of easy missed game winning fg’s by the other team …. then there is playing the 3rd string Giants squad in a squeaker with his starters, that was a easy, missed Giant game winning fg,for a victory…..there is nothing there that shows this guy is a good coach in any way ,shape or form …..would say he might be the luckiest little mother f’er around tho…. so there is/are many ways for Chili to blow it with the talent

  56. MasterShake says: Jul 16, 2009 11:37 PM

    GoalLineGang says:
    “was it 3 games given to him courtesy of the refs and a couple more courtesy of easy missed game winning fg’s”
    If they were “easy” then……..why’d they miss?
    “would say he might be the luckiest little mother f’er around tho…. so there is/are many ways for Chili to blow it with the talent”
    Not sure what your point is but,
    That’s what she said!

  57. GoalLineGang says: Jul 17, 2009 8:05 AM

    mastershake…..
    Chili could / should easily have been 5-11,6-10 last year….that’s the point…..pathetic coach …..complete idiot….fool….moron
    It has nothing to do with “Chili lead the team to the playoffs”…..the refs , botched easy game winning fg’s by the opponent and drawing the 3rd string Giants squad for the final game is how they made the playoffs
    I wasn’t kicking the EASY fg’s so i don’t know why they were missed ….. EASY is something that is a sure thing

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