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Favre, Cook leave door open for return

nfl_favre_250.jpgThe amount of Brett Favre stories will hopefully decrease in the coming weeks, but they aren’t going to stop.  At best, the volume will go from unbearable to aggravating.

Favre and his agent Bus Cook made sure of that in their comments made in the aftermath of Tuesday’s decision to stay retired. For now.

Cook appeared on Sportscenter Wednesday and would not rule out Favre possibly returning to play for the Vikings at some point this season.

Cook said he “doesn’t foresee any of that happening right now.” (Our italics, since you can’t italicize while speaking out loud.)

Cook also spoke about what type of situation would attract Favre: “I don’t think he’d go to a team unless it was a contender.  In fact, he probably wouldn’t go to a team unless its the Minnesota Vikings.”

Cook recognized that door might be closed and confirmed that Favre would continue to work out, which Favre spoke about with SI’s Peter King.  Favre says not to read too much into it.

“I’ll toss the ball around, but I ain’t tossing it to keep in shape to play,” Favre said.

But how can we not take it as a sign when Favre says he’s hurt and possibly surprised by his own decision to turn down the Vikings?

“I passed up the greatest chance I could have had right now, and it
hurts,” Favre said. “By saying no, I know I’m leaving an incredible
opportunity on the table, and that opportunity is not coming back.” 

Favre knows that’s not exactly true.  Things change fast in the NFL, and there is no telling what situation could arise that would inspire him to play.

“I really believe this is it. I truly, truly believe it’s over. But if someone calls Nov. 1, who knows?”

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39 Responses to “Favre, Cook leave door open for return”
  1. PackerPapaPete says: Jul 29, 2009 1:13 PM

    Go away, Brett.

  2. Bob Nelson says: Jul 29, 2009 1:16 PM

    Only the vikings can get slapped around like this.
    Why doesn’t PFT acknowledge a pretty good article by Mike Vandermause in the Green Bay Gazette on the vikings getting slapped.
    It is a great read.
    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20090728/PKR07/90728133/1959/Mike-Vandermause-column–Vikings-face-fallout-of-lost-gamble

  3. ZN0rseman says: Jul 29, 2009 1:17 PM

    While I’d love to see Favre wearing purple this year, if isn’t willing to show up to the start of camp, we should just roll with Sage Rosenfels and go to the Super Bowl without him.
    Old Brett Favre = Current Sage Rosenfels > John David Booty > EndZone Pilon > Tavaris Jackson > Pile of Wet Dog Poo > Mike Vick

  4. hayward giablommi says: Jul 29, 2009 1:18 PM

    Great, these clowns are setting the stage for a possible THIRD retirement in 2009. Unreal.
    Please, just stay retired and let the incredible failure of the 2008 season be your lasting legacy.

  5. Dewey Axewound says: Jul 29, 2009 1:22 PM

    I said it before:
    Favre pulled out on Chilly, but he hasn’t cleaned up the mess he left behind.
    And he continues to tease the desperate Childo with the faint possibility that he may yet come again…
    Oh no, this sordid love affair will not die…
    And the best thing is, it’s lingering stench will continue to pollute the already-reeking Vikings franchise throughout the whole season.
    The stank of the Favre flirtation and the gooey residue left on Chilly will create a noxious cloud in the locker room, one that hangs over the heads of all the players, coaches, owners, and fans ALL SEASON…the local & national media will NEVER let it go…
    second-guessing and “what if’s?” will be distractions all season long…
    Yep, the questions will continue:
    Will Bratt reconsider by the end of camp?
    What about with a QB injury?
    What about when the Vikes are 3-5 at the bye?
    No matter what happens, there will be continue to be SERIOUS talk of Chilly–and the entire Queen fanbase–bending over for Bratt’s pleasure, once again.
    The entire Biqueen nation sold out…and for what? A whole bunch of nothing. An empty promise of a remote possibility.
    They put their whole franchise on the line for the possibility of one guy, and they lost, they got burned.
    And they’re going to jump at the opportunity to get burned again.

  6. Hauschild says: Jul 29, 2009 1:29 PM

    It ain’t over by a long shot.

  7. Big Stretch says: Jul 29, 2009 1:39 PM

    Favre is a D-Bag…. of course he said NO right now, the guy doesn’t want to go to camp, doesn’t want to practice, doesn’t want to bond with his teamates, doesn’t care about the “TEAM” part of playing on a team. If you dont believe me ask the JETS.
    The fact is Brett Favre has been given “God”- like status within the NFL world based on his longevity in a game where the average career is 3.5 years, and his career numbers directly reflect this fact.

  8. purpleguy says: Jul 29, 2009 1:42 PM

    Come on, the ideal scenario is Rodgers goes down in week 8, his two second year backups suck (which they will), and Lord Favre rides in to the rescue.

  9. jicri says: Jul 29, 2009 1:48 PM

    Oh. Come. ON!!!!!
    enough!

  10. endzoneview says: Jul 29, 2009 2:09 PM

    Favre wants to hang around a couple years so his name can be mentioned anytime a QB gets injured.
    He’ll be playing somewhere Nov 1st.

  11. 6RINGS! says: Jul 29, 2009 2:12 PM

    His country ass needs to STOP!!!! PFT could help end it. Stop reporting these articles!!!!!!

  12. Clay Target says: Jul 29, 2009 2:15 PM

    We can only hope this is the end of the line for BF. Also, remember Jim Johnson of the Eagles.

  13. jimicos says: Jul 29, 2009 2:15 PM

    purpleguy says:
    July 29, 2009 1:42 PM
    Come on, the ideal scenario is Rodgers goes down in week 8, his two second year backups suck (which they will), and Lord Favre rides in to the rescue.
    ————————–
    Yeah, it’s always an ideal scenario when your starting QB goes down to injury.

  14. AmhaTek says: Jul 29, 2009 2:20 PM

    I hate that he only wants to play for a “contender”, i know no one wants to play for a bad team but jeez thats such a copp out, “uhhh i’ll only do it if its easy” if you really love the game you’ll do it just to be doing it, i wouldnt want anyone on my team who’s just jumping on board cuz they think they can get an ez ride to the super bowl, what ab those guys that built that shit, that were there when they werent “contenders”

  15. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 29, 2009 2:23 PM

    Big Stretch writes: “…doesn’t want to bond with his teamates, doesn’t care about the “TEAM” part of playing on a team. If you dont believe me ask the JETS.
    Oddly- Chanci Stuckey, wide reciever for the Jets had nothing but good to say about Brett during an ESPN interview. Of course that is not on this site because Florio will not allow any positive Favre coverage.
    Big Stretch also writes:
    “The fact is Brett Favre has been given “God”- like status within the NFL world ” What planet have you been on- only one team was interested in Favre and basically the world is hammering him for his behavior. Hardly “God” or “Lord” status.

  16. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 29, 2009 2:26 PM

    “I really believe this is it. I truly, truly believe it’s over. But if someone calls Nov. 1, who knows?”
    How many people here would turn down millions of dollars and another potential Super Bowl run- a senario that Favre might face if the Vikings QBs are playing poorly, but they are in playoff contention? Its his life and get off his back.

  17. norcaldiscgolf says: Jul 29, 2009 3:05 PM

    If he does join, look for it to be early
    The Vikes play the pack in Minny week 4 and in GB week 8… I doubt he will want to miss either of those games if he is to suit up at all

  18. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Jul 29, 2009 3:09 PM

    **snoring loudly**

  19. Bob S. says: Jul 29, 2009 3:18 PM

    all favre said yesterday was he didnt want to play a good 3/4 of a season(12 games) than bad the rest of the way. so after vikings fans are sick of rosenfels interceptions and jackson again by week 6 or so brett can play right through the post season his 3/4 of a season.
    plus- the agent said brett will still be practicing at the high school keeping his “retired” arm in shape.

  20. favrecansuckit says: Jul 29, 2009 3:30 PM

    I hope he falls off of his tractor while mowing the yard and cuts his right arm off. That will put an end to this BS.

  21. hotchick says: Jul 29, 2009 3:44 PM

    I’m close to becoming a Vikings fan this year, if only to see them succeed WITHOUT “their savior who snabbed them.”
    Wouldn’t it be just perfect to see AP and Sage/Travaris carry the Vikes to the Super Bowl and have everyone be able to say they didn’t need Farve, and wonder out loud if they would have made it WITH him.

  22. jimicos says: Jul 29, 2009 3:50 PM

    This is why hotchicks should just not speak.

  23. Devils Advocate says: Jul 29, 2009 4:35 PM

    OMG and WTF!
    ” just when I think I am out they try to suck me back in”
    who gives a flying fart in space

  24. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Jul 29, 2009 4:38 PM

    Bob Nelson says: July 29, 2009 1:16 PM
    Only the vikings can get slapped around like this.
    Why doesn’t PFT acknowledge a pretty good article by Mike Vandermause in the Green Bay Gazette on the vikings getting slapped.
    It is a great read.
    ======================================
    Agreed. I would have to agree with the author that it is Minny’s fault that this happened to them, not Brett.
    I have to say I am a little disappointed that there will be no Favre vs. GB this year, I was looking forward to it. Add that to the fact that it seems Mike “Sit Ubu Sit” Vick might not find a home this summer and that’s two story lines out the window. We still have a few good ones, but the two most polarizing ones are pretty much gone.

  25. JimmySmith says: Jul 29, 2009 4:55 PM

    I would think you need a certain level of self respect and dignity to be successful in any job, much less a head coach in the NFL.
    Clearly Childress is lacking in both to allow both his reputation (which was shaky to begin with) and his team (which is about to find out the true long term consequences of their head coach giving a no confidence sign to their signed QB’s) to be subjected to Favre’s diva act.
    The Biqueen fan base has become famous for their annual Superbowl predictions will no longer have to wait till the end of the season for their annual realization that another year down the shitter. They can feel the disappointment and we haven’t even opened camp yet.

  26. jimicos says: Jul 29, 2009 4:56 PM

    Devils Advocate says:
    July 29, 2009 4:35 PM
    OMG and WTF!
    ” just when I think I am out they try to suck me back in”
    who gives a flying fart in space
    ————————————-
    http://actingschmacting.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/broken-record.jpg

  27. kilo31actual says: Jul 29, 2009 5:02 PM

    Here we go again one day after Favre said he isn’t going to Minnesota speculation starts again. PLEASE NO MORE FAVRE STORIES. Hey Florio i’m starting to believe you’re a racist or you really lust for Favre you allow more Favre stories on your website than you Vick. Just throwing it out there.

  28. shatner says: Jul 29, 2009 5:08 PM

    i wish he’d just play. it would be awesome, minus not playing at all, no matter what happens.

  29. bucc19 says: Jul 29, 2009 5:15 PM

    Get over it people, he’s done this time.

  30. Devils Advocate says: Jul 29, 2009 5:24 PM

    gotta love that jimicos huh guys – he is always crawling up the fart/favre’s keester.
    i don’t know how he can take the smell – wow – talk about a brown noser. whewww.
    ps- i think jimicos has an old crusty #4 fart/farve jock strap up on the mantle of his fireplace. talk about desperate – get a life dude. everyone is rippin the fart/favre an new AH butt you dude.

  31. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 29, 2009 5:30 PM

    # ZN0rseman says: July 29, 2009 1:17 PM
    While I’d love to see Favre wearing purple this year, if isn’t willing to show up to the start of camp, we should just roll with Sage Rosenfels and go to the Super Bowl without him.
    Old Brett Favre = Current Sage Rosenfels > John David Booty > EndZone Pilon > Tavaris Jackson > Pile of Wet Dog Poo > Mike Vick
    ——————-
    ZNorseman, you must still be smoking something a lot stronger than Sage if you believe what you’re spewing. The only thing Sage is good at is helicopter fumbles and INT’s.
    Sage is an herb and Childress is a dope. Therefore, you must smoking Childress!!!!

  32. packfan4life says: Jul 29, 2009 8:11 PM

    Yeah definitely take a look at this blog…
    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20090728/PKR07/90728133/1959/Mike-Vandermause-column–Vikings-face-fallout-of-lost-gamble
    and then look at Favre’s answer…
    “I really believe this is it. I truly, truly believe it’s over. But if someone calls Nov. 1, who knows?”
    You don’t think it was by accident that he said Nov. 1st do you?? That’s when the Pack play the ViQueens at Lambeau…..I love you Brett but man, stop doing this to me!!!! Please don’t make me Boo you.

  33. iver74 says: Jul 29, 2009 8:33 PM

    Favre…”Who know’s come Nov. 1″
    Viking’s v. Packers, Lambeau Field
    Favre knows that he cannot physically make it to that game and be sharp. He wants to stick it to G.B. management at Lambeau, and he knows his legacy is mud if he does it at Lambeau. He doesn’t care, because those fans didn’t love him anyway. Said it himself to Peter King last night, and King repeated again tonight to Homer. espn540.com. sure Florio has it somewhere here.
    Great team player. At least we know our starting QB is showing up this year.

  34. Grumpy Old Man says: Jul 30, 2009 1:23 PM

    To me, Brett Favre was one of the most exciting quarterbacks I’ve seen.
    But, I am totally disgusted by his shenanigans these past 2 years.
    STOP playing games…
    either you are Retired or you are Not retired – stop playing games every year
    If you still have “it” in you, then stop retiring
    You are becoming a big JOKE

  35. bladerunner9405 says: Jul 30, 2009 8:07 PM

    What do Favre and the ousted leftist president from Honduras(Zelaya) have in common??????????? They both keep wanting to come back!!!!!!! eventhough they´re both washed up!!!!

  36. bladerunner9405 says: Jul 30, 2009 8:14 PM

    He´s the Roger Clemens of the NFL, money and glory!!!

  37. jimicos says: Jul 31, 2009 4:39 PM

    Devils Advocate says:
    July 29, 2009 5:24 PM
    gotta love that jimicos huh guys – he is always crawling up the fart/favre’s keester.
    i don’t know how he can take the smell – wow – talk about a brown noser. whewww.
    ps- i think jimicos has an old crusty #4 fart/farve jock strap up on the mantle of his fireplace. talk about desperate – get a life dude. everyone is rippin the fart/favre an new AH butt you dude.
    —————————-
    You’re such an idiot. I’m not crawling up Favre’s ass. I hate him just as much as the next guy. Not for leaving the Packers, but for acting like THEY DID IT TO HIM. For acting like Thompson ran him out of town. He’s an ass-clown.
    But what I hate more is idiots like you, constantly posting the exact same garbage. Be creative. Use your head. The other guys railing on you were complaining about the same shit. “Fart/Favre, Fart/Favre, Fart/Favre!” Lay off it.

  38. Mariann Pepitone says: Aug 3, 2009 8:12 PM

    Brett should have stayed with the Jets. They treated him well. It is no good to try and get revenge at GB. He should go forward and forget the past. He is no getting younger so he should have signed with the Vikings and called it a day. Their QB is injured right now so I believe they should give Vick a chance to play again. He paid fo his crime so be it. I am sure he is well cured and is going to work for the humane society. Teams have to move forward.

  39. Mariann Pepitone says: Aug 3, 2009 8:14 PM

    Brett should have stayed with the Jets. They treated him well. It is no good to try and get revenge at GB. He should go forward and forget the past. He is no getting younger so he should have signed with the Vikings and called it a day. Their QB is injured right now so I believe they should give Vick a chance to play again. He paid fo his crime so be it. I am sure he is well cured and is going to work for the humane society. Teams have to move forward.
    This is my first comment tonight. I thought we could comment whenever we want.

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