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Will Vikings hear from Favre in two weeks?

He left before he ever arrived, but it doesn’t mean he’s never coming.

Amid mounting evidence that Brett Favre is interested in playing football if he can find a way to shorten the season as it applies to him, there are some in the Vikings organization who are convinced that Favre will attempt to join the team after the first two weeks of training camp.

And that coach Brad Childress will welcome him with open arms. 

This conflicts with the notion, as Tom Curran reported yesterday, that the Vikings have closed the door on Favre.  But the reaction of the team in the immediate wake of Favre’s announcement and its atttiude after 14 days of bounce passes and pickoffs could be very different.

So, basically, he isn’t going away quietly, and he simply isn’t going away.

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38 Responses to “Will Vikings hear from Favre in two weeks?”
  1. Lucky5927 says: Jul 29, 2009 8:08 AM

    I hope Favre comes back and plays for the Vikings. I would enjoy watching him play one more season and giving it his all.

  2. givensr2 says: Jul 29, 2009 8:12 AM

    Please make it stop.
    Why won’t he just ride his tractor into the sunset and leave us ALONE.

  3. TheDPR says: Jul 29, 2009 8:13 AM

    “bounce passes and pickoffs”
    Are you talking about Favre’s backyard/high school workouts?
    Jackson and Rosenfels aren’t any worse than the INT record holder when it comes to errant throws. The Vikings are WAY better off without that me-first geezer on the squad.

  4. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Jul 29, 2009 8:17 AM

    If he comes back after what he’s done in the past couple days…He’s officially a douche.

  5. Mean Leroy Brown says: Jul 29, 2009 8:17 AM

    This has to stop.

  6. footballisking says: Jul 29, 2009 8:18 AM

    Why in the hell did he even talk yesterday becasue he is right back where he was before??? I honestly believe that he wanted 2 be front and center on the nfl headlines

  7. Devils Advocate says: Jul 29, 2009 8:19 AM

    With the Fart/Favre announcing another retirement, yawn, we have made an editorial decision to no longer publish ‘The Days Without a Fart/Favre Meter’. With that being said, we are not naive enough to think that the “spoiled brat, cry baby, it’s all about me Favre” to continue his antics and become a glory hound once again. At that time we reserve the right to reinstitute ‘The Days Without a Fart/Favre Meter’ or if some team is dumb enough to sign him ‘The Games Without a Fart/Favre Interception Meter’.
    With that being said – who gives a flying fart in space? (except the 4 Norseman – of course!)

  8. Big Stretch says: Jul 29, 2009 8:21 AM

    Florio I just wanted to let you know it’s ok to take a break from blogging when there is nothing to say. It appears as though the NBC umbrella you’re operating under may also be creating pressure on you to vomit out an article every 30 minutes or so. I just wanted to let you know that as someone who has been visiting this site for over 3 years now all I really expect from PFT is the news, and to some extent the rumors. Of course up until recently your rumor mill had a pretty good record of being correct. That being said, I hope you and the rest of the PFT crew can find a way to return this site, or at least it’s content back to what is was before the NBC pressure to produce was placed squarely on your head, after all I’ve seen what you look like and I’m not sure your chicken neck can handle the ever increasing weight.
    Thank you for your time.
    ————————————————-

  9. gopher says: Jul 29, 2009 8:22 AM

    Farve made his decision and the Vikings should just move on.

  10. Gautam says: Jul 29, 2009 8:29 AM

    Can I file a suit against Brett Favre and the media ?
    That they have a fetish with Brett Favre and only seem to carry news about him when one of the greatest defensive masterminds in NFL history has just passed way!

  11. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Jul 29, 2009 8:34 AM

    Who could root for Betty now? This guy give capricious chicks a bad name. What is up with that?
    And now he’s coming back. He’s still not done? Ohhhhhhh.
    BettyFarve. One word: bettyfarve.

  12. jersey73 says: Jul 29, 2009 8:35 AM

    Screw Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, and Freddy Krueger…
    The next slasher flick…”The Brett Favre Story: The Story That Just Refuses To Die Already!”

  13. vikingfan says: Jul 29, 2009 8:37 AM

    Farve needs two more weeks of vacation and more time to heal…Betcha he comes to MSU in that time frame!

  14. Sicknature says: Jul 29, 2009 8:40 AM

    Maybe if the media(you included, Florio) wouldn’t write about it, the whole thing would blow over.
    make it stop.

  15. rollerball says: Jul 29, 2009 8:43 AM

    Even though I would love to see Brett Favre play under any conditions I’m afraid he made the “I will keep throwin and working out comment (if that was really the comment)” because he really hates so much to “let go” of football and just kinda “put it out there” in case of by some miracle he could actually play again and someone would think of him again. It really didn’t mean much I guess but I’m really gonna miss that guy!

  16. DePack says: Jul 29, 2009 8:46 AM

    You better hope so. Favre TRULY retiring cuts your rumors and readership in half!

  17. Ben Bernanke says: Jul 29, 2009 8:49 AM

    Geez Big Stretch…wtf is your problem? The guy’s reporting a Favre story, not selling out to corporate America.
    Good stuff Florio.

  18. green&bold says: Jul 29, 2009 9:04 AM

    This way we can have a weekly “Favre still retired” story all the way until the playoffs! Yea! Good thing favre will stay in shape via lobbing passes to highschool kids. Just in case. He’s not the only one improving himself. I worked out with a dumbbell yesterday. I FEEL VIGOROUS!

  19. CKL says: Jul 29, 2009 9:08 AM

    I agree, I don’t think you can say he’s done until game 1 rolls around and he isn’t on the field.

  20. mykolm says: Jul 29, 2009 9:09 AM

    YOU, the SPORTSWRITERS, are the ones keeping Favre in the news.
    Stop ripping Lord Favre in one breath and parading around your million hits per month in the next breath.
    Sheesh.

  21. Big Stretch says: Jul 29, 2009 9:30 AM

    Ben Bernanke says:
    July 29, 2009 8:49 AM
    Geez Big Stretch…wtf is your problem? The guy’s reporting a Favre story, not selling out to corporate America.
    Good stuff Florio.
    ————————————————
    What exactly was the story?????????????

  22. GobiasINC_1 says: Jul 29, 2009 9:43 AM

    Florio, you weirdo. Layoff Favre.

  23. jimicos says: Jul 29, 2009 10:07 AM

    TheDPR says:
    July 29, 2009 8:13 AM
    “bounce passes and pickoffs”
    Jackson and Rosenfels aren’t any worse than the INT record holder when it comes to errant throws. The Vikings are WAY better off without that me-first geezer on the squad.
    —————————————
    You might want to check out T-Jack’s completion percentage before saying that. Rosenfels’ completion percentage actually compares favorably to Favre’s, though.
    And I agree with your last statement. The Vikings are better off without him. They need a long-term solution to the position and I’m not convinced that solution is on their current roster.

  24. RagnarHater24 says: Jul 29, 2009 10:07 AM

    Dear Brett,
    You are truly the greatest of all time. It doesn’t matter what anybody says. You deserve to treat the league and the fans anyway you want. You are the only one that truly matters and the rest of the living world is at your service. It is quite possible you could one day rule the heavens. I will always be here to support you.
    With love always,
    Brett

  25. jimicos says: Jul 29, 2009 10:09 AM

    Devils Advocate says:
    July 29, 2009 8:19 AM
    With the Fart/Favre announcing another retirement, yawn, we have made an editorial decision to no longer publish ‘The Days Without a Fart/Favre Meter’. With that being said, we are not naive enough to think that the “spoiled brat, cry baby, it’s all about me Favre” to continue his antics and become a glory hound once again. At that time we reserve the right to reinstitute ‘The Days Without a Fart/Favre Meter’ or if some team is dumb enough to sign him ‘The Games Without a Fart/Favre Interception Meter’.
    With that being said – who gives a flying fart in space? (except the 4 Norseman – of course!)
    —————————————–
    …and there was much rejoicing.
    Yaaaaaay.

  26. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 29, 2009 10:14 AM

    GobiasINC_1,
    Are you still slurping the nuts on your Brett Favre blowup doll? You’re a tool with your obsession.
    That said, this quote from the Star Tribune’s Jim Souhan pretty much sums it up for me as a Packer fan.
    “Only the Packers, and their fans, are winners today. They recognized Favre for the unrepentant flip- flopper he is, and pushed him out the door rather than spend every offseason fighting through Favre Fatigue. This year the Packers will neither have to deal with Favre nor face him. The Vikings wish they could go back in time and sign up for that deal.”
    Brett Favre beat and humiliated the Vikings one more time before calling it a career! LOL

  27. brodiego says: Jul 29, 2009 10:19 AM

    Dear Sports Media,
    Nice job on this one. It has become apparent that the internet’s anonymity has left the door open for anyone to float a rumor and never have to own up to its credibility.
    What happened to Favre’s house in Bearpath? His condo in Edina? The purple #4 jerseys that were already in mass production? The contract that had been signed?
    Florio, you came to be by having the inside scoop on the NFL. Now you report on every stupid rumor… I’m done being a ‘hit’ statistic for your new, corporate website.
    Sellout.

  28. jdblya says: Jul 29, 2009 10:24 AM

    I wish, wish, wish! he would just come back and play. If his arm is throwing as well and people are saying, and he finally has some solid players and organization around him, it could be a very fun year to watch the Vikings play. Not a Vikings fan, that really a Favre fan, however I do respect him as a player, and I can honestly say that throughout his career he has at times been amazing to watch.
    I wouldn’t want to go to another training camp if I was him either, hell I remember trying to get out of doing laps by coming out of the locker rooms late. What happened then? I had to do more laps for being late on the field lol

  29. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 29, 2009 10:35 AM

    Just wh0 are the some in”there are some in the Vikings organization who are convinced that Favre will attempt to join the team after the first two weeks of training camp.”
    Using this format you can claim the moon is made of cheese and never have to offer a shred of proof.

  30. Dewey Axewound says: Jul 29, 2009 10:44 AM

    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 won’t die at all…!!
    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.

  31. marcduke says: Jul 29, 2009 10:47 AM

    Dear Vikings,
    You can’t have my arm but you sure can have my finger!
    Sincerely,
    Brett

  32. 6RINGS! says: Jul 29, 2009 10:48 AM

    STOP WRITING ABOUT HIM AND HE WILL GO AWAY!!!!!! Cut us some slack

  33. dakotah says: Jul 29, 2009 12:04 PM

    The only reason I pay attention to this site or the National Favre League is to hear about my Lord and Master – Brett Favre.
    Don’t let it stop Florio. You should be able to flog this dying horse all season long. And beyond. As long as Brett Favre still draws breath, there is no need for a slow news day at ProFavreballTalk.com.

  34. Hauschild says: Jul 29, 2009 12:07 PM

    This is EXACTLY what we talked about last nite – Favre doesn’t want to attend training camp and he is concentrating on keeping his legs as fresh as 40-year-old legs can be kept.
    If you sit back and analyze the situation rationally, you’ll discover that all signs pointed to Favre playing for Minnesota in 2009. Suddenly, out of nowhere late last week, Favre suddenly doesn’t feel like he can compete – even though he stated in a personal interview his arm is coming along fine, and referred to the Vikings’ organization as “we”. What had changed? Nothing – except Favre was more convinced than ever that he was NOT going to attend mini-camps.
    Look for Favre to join Minnesota in a few weeks.

  35. PackFaninPackLand says: Jul 29, 2009 12:49 PM

    brodiego says: “It has become apparent that the internet’s anonymity has left the door open for anyone to float a rumor and never have to own up to its credibility.
    What happened to Favre’s house in Bearpath? His condo in Edina? The purple #4 jerseys that were already in mass production? The contract that had been signed?”
    ———————-
    Bravo brodiego. You’re the only one who’s made sense during this entire process.
    Olbermann, I mean Florio just makes up stuff on his whim, or carelessly reports every single “rumor” heard or seen on some blog somewhere, whether proven true or not.
    And then in the next breath will complain about all the Favre “stories” out there. Look in the dictionary under hypocrite and see Florio’s picture.
    And, of course, the made up stories even continue now. Why he’s still throwing !!!! Scandal. Scandal. Hey Florio, maybe he just likes throwing the football around with some kids, and hanging out, and maybe …. juuuust maybe, the kids love being able to say the played catch with a Hall of Famer.
    Nahhhhh, couldn’t be, let’s have another dump on Favre story again.

  36. Hovenaut says: Jul 29, 2009 1:46 PM

    I said flip, flop, a flibbet to the flibbet to the bang, bang, boogety boo.
    May we celebrate when we have consective and continous Favre-free news. The sooner the better.
    Psst, Brett……Vinny Testaverde’s on the other line, says he’s got a little advice for you.

  37. Peoria Viking says: Jul 29, 2009 1:59 PM

    From my untrained eye watching the footage of his workouts, it appeared that he was throwing BEHIND his receivers suggesting a weaker arm. Anyone with an “expert” or “non expert” opinion see the same thing?

  38. Ogyu says: Jul 29, 2009 2:30 PM

    # JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: July 29, 2009 8:17 AM
    If he comes back after what he’s done in the past couple days…He’s officially a douche.
    ———–
    Incorrect. Favre was officially a douche a long time ago. If he comes back now, he’s officially the Douchemaster General.

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