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Our obligatory Favre post of the day

A reader made a great point tonight via e-mail.  And since we didn’t post an item about Brett Favre today, we decided to borrow the logic articulated by said reader.

The fact that Favre has told the Vikings he’ll let them know by July 30, one day before the opening of training camp, whether he’ll be joining the team this year indirectly confirms that a deal already is in place between the Vikings and agent Bus Cook.

Basically, Favre has indicated that the only remaining question is whether the Emperor will point his finger up or down at some point between now and the end of the month.  So given that it can be a challenge to negotiate a contract from scratch with a 39-year-old quarterback who made $12 million last year and who likely wants $10 million or more this year and who has no real leverage because no one else is sniffing around him, the real import of Favre’s most recent declaration is that everything is in place, but for his final decision to go ahead and play.

Of course, that part of it is academic, too.  Favre wants to play.  He’s merely making it interesting so that he can blame his bum arm if he plays like a bum.

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  1. JSS84 says: Jul 17, 2009 10:04 PM

    Hasn’t this basically been said already???

  2. mike says: Jul 17, 2009 10:08 PM

    I hope he plays then quits during the bye week. That would be way too fitting.

  3. Rasputin says: Jul 17, 2009 10:15 PM

    Can PacMan make himself useful for once and take Bertt out for a relaxing night at the strip club.

  4. descendency says: Jul 17, 2009 10:16 PM

    Favre could demand to own the Vikings after this year if he wins a Super Bowl. I bet that’s his contract.
    It seems like it with how they are acting…

  5. kjl451 says: Jul 17, 2009 10:22 PM

    Mad props for admitting that you guys are Farve whores. While you should still be ashamed of yourselves for reporting non-stories, at least you man up.
    Finally.

  6. Bongemi says: Jul 17, 2009 10:23 PM

    I can’t even try to make this make sense…

  7. Eddie Drycleaner says: Jul 17, 2009 10:29 PM

    well, I don’t know about you, but I was born with my middle finger pointing up. But, as Gladiator has taught me, an emperor points his THUMB up or down. And even though I cheated through science class my whole life, I seem to recall that the thumb is not a finger.
    can you tell I’m almost as bored as the Flor Man with the offseason?
    As to your post, Mikey, NO SHIT… Are we still trying to confirm Favre will play for the Vikings or no one? I think that one’s in the “no shit” pile.
    Listen man, we’re all getting a little delirious with the slow offseason. I suggest you do like Brock Lesnar and lay on top of your wife and forget about it, or whatever he said. I just drove by your house and everything’s fine. I turned on the lights, picked up the newspaper, and brought the mail in. You don’t gotta worry about a damn thing.

  8. mrbr00ks says: Jul 17, 2009 10:36 PM

    That is a good point, wonder if that means Reebok does indeed have jerseys ready…

  9. vikingfan173 says: Jul 17, 2009 10:39 PM

    figures, at least I can feel releaved that it’s only his decision in the way

  10. nupicasso says: Jul 17, 2009 10:42 PM

    “He’s merely making it interesting so that he can blame his bum arm if he plays like a bum.”
    Really? Your ignorance has no bounds.

  11. Blame Canada says: Jul 17, 2009 10:48 PM

    where is your post on the erin andrews nude peephole video?

  12. jimd2022 says: Jul 17, 2009 10:49 PM

    Favre should just go play for the CFL or the Arena League. That way he can chuck the ball as much as he wants. Also, if he does play for the CFL, maybe ESPN will purchase the rights to broadcast his team’s games.

  13. Nam Huynh says: Jul 17, 2009 10:59 PM

    Looks like Florio and Madden have a common obsession. http://twitpic.com/aq31z

  14. cliffcla says: Jul 17, 2009 11:00 PM

    Well I will personally be camping out to get the mans Autograph at camp… For those of you who are not Vikings fans, I dont think you truly understand how excited Many Vikings fans are. Does it get old…………Nope. No matter how matter how many times I say Jeezus, not another Favre story. I still find that it is the first story I read. If Favre comes to Minnesota and Fails.. Packers fans will say See told ya so.. If Favre comes to Minnesota and Wins, Packer fans will say…It took a Packer to do it. It is easy for joe schmo to say he should stay retired… But that same Joe Schmo would probably go back to a job he retired from if he enjoyed doing it, then throw in another 10-12 million other reasons.

  15. IStateYourName says: Jul 17, 2009 11:23 PM

    You know what, Brett Favre is 273 in dog years…

  16. MasterShake says: Jul 17, 2009 11:49 PM

    descendency says:
    July 17, 2009 10:16 PM
    Favre could demand to own the Vikings after this year if he wins a Super Bowl. I bet that’s his contract.
    It seems like it with how they are acting…
    Unlike some posters, you may be closer to the truth than others. If he takes them to the promise land (1-4) then why wouldn’t they include that in a deal to either improve/build a new stadium or sell to another ownership to move to, hell I don’t know, LA? Favre ends up in upper management that would irate TT in GB and all the other non-Favre, yet Green Bay fans? Sucks to be a Fumudacheese head.

  17. sm66p says: Jul 18, 2009 12:00 AM

    How do Childress and the Vikings look in the eyes of the NFl , when Favre states he only wants to stick it to Ted Thompson. Now they are giving him the avenue and showing how desperate Childressis clinging to his job.

  18. GBP93 says: Jul 18, 2009 1:10 AM

    cliffcla:
    What I find interesting and yet sad is that the Viking fans that have held such sustain for Brett over the years are the same ones who will be waiting in line for that autograph! He’s all yours baby!

  19. Leid says: Jul 18, 2009 1:10 AM

    The funniest thing is that all of the people bitching about covering Favre in the off season will be enjoying all of the coverage during the season itself.

  20. Big Stretch says: Jul 18, 2009 1:31 AM

    The Vikings don’t need a gunslinger all they need is a good game manager. The run game is incredible, the D is one of the best in the league, and they managed to win the division with Frerotte/Jackson. This deal seems like a desperate move when it isn’t required.
    Good luck Vikings fans it’s going to be an interesting year for you.

  21. buzzbissinger says: Jul 18, 2009 2:38 AM

    Something (as of late) about this site reminds me of a three-day-old starbucks vanilla latte…
    bland and no punch.

  22. Raider Pride says: Jul 18, 2009 2:38 AM

    IStateYourName Wrote:
    “You know what, Brett Favre is 273 in Dog Years”
    ———————————————–
    Interesting point….. Have you ever noticed a dog will turn around THREE TIMES before it lays down and goes to sleep.
    It is confirmed… Brett will retire and un retire one more time.

  23. cheddar is beddar says: Jul 18, 2009 3:05 AM

    Is it coincidence or otherwise, but all those douche bag Viking fans are nowhere to be heard from. I think it’s ironic.

  24. GO_BUCS_XXXVII_NFC_SOUTH_KINGS!!!_PanthersFalconsSaintsSUCK!!! says: Jul 18, 2009 3:10 AM

    i didnt even read this story and i know that i couldnt give a shit about it

  25. mnmaverick says: Jul 18, 2009 4:20 AM

    I don’t think this is all part of a strategic plan or alibi. Chilly doesn’t like distractions taking away from the focus on the team and what they are trying to get accomplished. Favre knows this which is why he’s staying away until absolutely necessary, because once he’s signed and in camp, it’s the beginning of a season long media circus surrounding what on paper is the best Viking team ever assembled.
    Look at the roster with Favre on there.
    QB, RB, Offensive Line, Defensive Line, Linebacker, Secondary, Kicker, Punter, etc. They have it all. They spent the whole offseason addressing their Special Teams coverage units and over-all depth.
    With Favre in there, they’re set.

  26. JimmySmith says: Jul 18, 2009 6:23 AM

    “who has no real leverage because no one else is sniffing around him”
    What does really say about the lone team that is showing substantial interest? Nitwits, dumb asses, stupid is as stupid does all pop to mind.
    When Favre shits the bed and the season goes down in flames, trust me, we wouldn’t be saying, “We told you so” We will be in mourning over the firing of our favorite coach. With Klink gone, there is at least a chance the Vikings will hire a real NFL coach and with the talent they have, then they will be dangerous.

  27. rob byrne says: Jul 18, 2009 6:30 AM

    “they think we drunk but we ain’t drink nothing.”
    He actually wrote this? It’s a grammatical nightmare. Maybe this guy is mildly retarded or has only a 3rd grade education. This kind of makes sense; it would explain a lot of his behavior.

  28. rob byrne says: Jul 18, 2009 7:02 AM

    Ever since Bret Farve has gotten off the pain pills and booze he has become a pretty crappy quarterback. Its ridiculous that he’s such a media darling (not to mention a shameless media whore) that they had to come up with a term that describes his poor play yet at the same time sounds cool… “Gun Slinger.” (For Christ sake they had top ten “gunslingers” on the NFL network last week, yet somehow they didn’t ever mention what a gunslinger was) And at the same time no one can define this term. Well from what I understand this is what it means…
    Gun Slinger: A quarterback who has a rocket arm, however he lacks proper decision making and situational game awareness to be considered a good quarterback. Down, distance, and score do not matter to this quarterback. His selfish play results in him throwing the ball to anyone on the field just to show of the strength of his throwing arm. This egotistical QB should be great at decision making after spending countless number of years in the league, study, and playing, However with each passing year he becomes more and more full of him self and his team suffers. His unnecessary risk taking and poor decisions will ultimately hurt his team more them help.
    I know one thing for sure. You know who are not gun slingers? Manning and Brady because with each passing year their overall decision making got better not worse. They worked harder at the game in order to make fewer mistakes so they could be a better player for their team. They are the opposite of this self-centered pick machine who has ruined his teams post season chances for the last ten years. He has also hijacked every show that involves covering football news in the off-season for the last 5 years. I’m sure this pleases him and his massive ego. New Flash… 90% of people hate you Bret Farve and 98% of people are sick of hearing about you. Please go away already.

  29. rob byrne says: Jul 18, 2009 7:32 AM

    And another thing Farve’s play was so bad last year he cost his team a chance at the playoffs and got his coach fired for trading Pennington (a player who had a season ten times better then his.) Hell Chad took a 1-15 team to the playoffs while the Jets spent about 40 million in free agents and lost to the Seahawks. A bicep tended isn’t an excuse for decision making that bad.
    Also you know how Brady got better? His rookie year he stayed after practice and worked with the backup receivers. He also worked out at the team facility in the off-season. You know what he didn’t do? He didn’t go to a high school where everyone was star struck and all over his nuts and threw passes to 14 year olds in order to get on the news.
    I’m still absolutely disgusted that Brett Farve made the pro bowl last year. Remind you he was chosen as the 2nd best QB in the AFC. Look at his stats. This is where he ranked in the NFL compared to the other 32 QBs. He was 1st in interceptions (meaning most INTs in NFL), 20th Average yards per comp.(meaning his comp% is up because he throws short passes), 15th in QB Rating(86 dead average in the NFL), 16th in Yards/per game (again dead average), 11th Total number of sacks(meaning 11th most sacks in the NFL), 15th in number on completions over 20 yards(dead average). I need to ask someone these. Are these pro bowl numbers? Has the world gone coo-coo-bananas?
    Also he fumble the ball 10 times and keep in mind he had #5th best rusher in the NFL and a pro-bowl Offensive line so it’s not like he had to win games by himself. And people think having the Vikings running game will keep this guy in check. Shame on you Bret Farve stay retired. Florio, please post these 2 message this stuff has to be said before I blow my brains out over this guy.

  30. rob byrne says: Jul 18, 2009 7:36 AM

    Ever since Bret Farve has gotten off the pain pills and booze he has become a pretty crappy quarterback. Its ridiculous that he’s such a media darling (not to mention a shameless media whore) that they had to come up with a term that describes his poor play yet at the same time sounds cool… “Gun Slinger.” (For Christ sake they had top ten “gunslingers” on the NFL network last week, yet somehow they didn’t ever mention what a gunslinger was) And at the same time no one can define this term. Well from what I understand this is what it means…
    Gun Slinger: A quarterback who has a rocket arm, however he lacks proper decision making and situational game awareness to be considered a good quarterback. Down, distance, and score do not matter to this quarterback. His selfish play results in him throwing the ball to anyone on the field just to show of the strength of his throwing arm. This egotistical QB should be great at decision making after spending countless number of years in the league, study, and playing, However with each passing year he becomes more and more full of him self and his team suffers. His unnecessary risk taking and poor decisions will ultimately hurt his team more them help.
    I know one thing for sure. You know who are not gun slingers? Manning and Brady because with each passing year their overall decision making got better not worse. They worked harder at the game in order to make fewer mistakes so they could be a better player for their team. They are the opposite of this self-centered pick machine who has ruined his teams post season chances for the last ten years. He has also hijacked every show that involves covering football news in the off-season for the last 5 years. I’m sure this pleases him and his massive ego. New Flash… 90% of people hate you Bret Farve and 98% of people are sick of hearing about you. Please go away already.
    And another thing Farve’s play was so bad last year he cost his team a chance at the playoffs and got his coach fired for trading Pennington (a player who had a season ten times better then his.) Hell Chad took a 1-15 team to the playoffs while the Jets spent about 40 million in free agents and lost to the Seahawks. A bicep tended isn’t an excuse for decision making that bad.
    Also you know how Brady got better? His rookie year he stayed after practice and worked with the backup receivers. He also worked out at the team facility in the off-season. You know what he didn’t do? He didn’t go to a high school where everyone was star struck and all over his nuts and threw passes to 14 year olds in order to get on the news.
    I’m still absolutely disgusted that Brett Farve made the pro bowl last year. Remind you he was chosen as the 2nd best QB in the AFC. Look at his stats. This is where he ranked in the NFL compared to the other 32 QBs. He was 1st in interceptions (meaning most INTs in NFL), 20th Average yards per comp.(meaning his comp% is up because he throws short passes), 15th in QB Rating(86 dead average in the NFL), 16th in Yards/per game (again dead average), 11th Total number of sacks(meaning 11th most sacks in the NFL), 15th in number on completions over 20 yards(dead average). I need to ask someone these. Are these pro bowl numbers? Has the world gone coo-coo-bananas?
    Also he fumble the ball 10 times and keep in mind he had #5th best rusher in the NFL and a pro-bowl Offensive line so it’s not like he had to win games by himself. And people think having the Vikings running game will keep this guy in check. Shame on you Bret Farve stay retired. Florio, please post this message this stuff has to be said before I blow my brains out over this guy.

  31. Fan_Of_ Four says: Jul 18, 2009 8:04 AM

    Favre’s No 4 Viking Jersey is indeed available at Jerseys101.com
    It’s a great deal, I got my Favre/Jets Jersey there last year.
    http://www.jersey101.com/en/index.asp

  32. Fan_Of_ Four says: Jul 18, 2009 8:05 AM

    Why wait for more Favre stories Rob Byne, just pull the trigger.

  33. empty13 says: Jul 18, 2009 8:57 AM

    gbp, it’s disdain not sustain
    now maybe they managed to sustain their disdain for years but…

  34. dcowboy7 says: Jul 18, 2009 10:43 AM

    to byrne:
    Pro bowl voting is done earlier when they were 8-3….u cant take final season stats into account….change the pro bowl deadline to later then.

  35. kjack58 says: Jul 18, 2009 1:51 PM

    florio, i challenge you to find one single quote from brett favre where he made an excuse for poor play. you can’t! you’ve tried twice this week to say favre’s shoulderwill be used as an excuse if he plays bad. that’s b.s. you scumbag rumor monger.

  36. GBP93 says: Jul 18, 2009 7:50 PM

    empty13:
    Thank you for you help on that) It was a long day, but you got it right!

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