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Childress confirms it, Cook almost does

As the news of Brett Favre’s impending arrival in Minnesota continues to sink in, the indications that he’ll soon be wearing a purple helmet with two-dimensional horns keep getting stronger and stronger.

According to the Associated Press, Vikings coach Brad Childress has confirmed via e-mail that Favre is traveling to Minnesota to meet with the team.

Meanwhile, agent Bus Cook — who a day ago feigned ignorance of a potential Favre/Vikings marriage — tells Calvin Watkins of FanHouse that a deal is “close.”

The saddest comment on the current state of Favre’s recent history?  Our first thought after reading the two accounts was that there’s still room for Favre to leave Childress standing at the altar in his Major Dad dress blues.

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45 Responses to “Childress confirms it, Cook almost does”
  1. J.Cannon says: Aug 18, 2009 12:25 PM

    It’s a wrap

  2. Big Stretch says: Aug 18, 2009 12:25 PM

    fitting that this is annouced today while sirius nfl radio is doind it’s preseason report from green bay.

  3. GumboFilledEaglesDrunk says: Aug 18, 2009 12:26 PM

    Ten Bucks says the Vikes finish under .500

  4. Rnay says: Aug 18, 2009 12:31 PM

    Florio, man up and admit it: you are looooooooooving this.

  5. det32 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:33 PM

    sign him i want to see Zack Follett take his head off

  6. Fidelito says: Aug 18, 2009 12:33 PM

    I’m woozy. But I’ll take that ten dollar bet.

  7. Rick Wilson says: Aug 18, 2009 12:33 PM

    I am watching tv and seeing Brett Favre land and Brad Childress was on the runway and gave him a hug. . .That has to tell you womething. The guy is in. My question is which quarterback do you cut?

  8. det32 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:34 PM

    sign him i want to see Zack Follett take his head off

  9. whosthisguy says: Aug 18, 2009 12:35 PM

    somewhere axwound is crying…..

  10. Revacard says: Aug 18, 2009 12:36 PM

    Now it made sense that Chilly started Sage in the first game. So at least he got some reps before being the backup. That is if you believe in conspiracies! Byebye Jackson!

  11. kilo31actual says: Aug 18, 2009 12:36 PM

    I’m a Giants fan and I gotta say I love this deal…any shot Minnesota had at returning to the playoffs is now gone. Favre is going to throw pick after pick and just ruin Minnesota’s chances at winning a game.

  12. Hauschild says: Aug 18, 2009 12:37 PM

    Gumbo,
    If the 2008 Jets – clearly inferior talent to the 2009 Vikings – finished 9-7, it is illogical to purpose the Vikings would finished below .500 – unless Favre gets dinged up in a fairly significant way.

  13. Big Stretch says: Aug 18, 2009 12:37 PM

    can we start the “Who will be coaching the Vikings next year” talk?

  14. BENCHTJACK says: Aug 18, 2009 12:39 PM

    I’ll take that bet EagleDrunk

  15. ggmans662 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:39 PM

    Is is just my computer, because when I run spellcheck it stops on the word “Favre” and gives me the following options: douchebag, dickhead and asshole.

  16. Purple #4 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:40 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAH!!!! If nothing else I just want to say SUCK IT PACKERS!!!!!

  17. se18a29 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:40 PM

    Hear that? Eagle’s asses puckering up. There is a new Sheriff in town. LOL LOL

  18. timegambit says: Aug 18, 2009 12:41 PM

    Don’t blow your entire savings on this, gumbo.

  19. YOU_CAN_CALL_ME_T-BONE says: Aug 18, 2009 12:41 PM

    $50 SAYS THEY FINISH OVER

  20. LarryBird18 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:41 PM

    haha thats hilarious gumbo..it would take the exact same mircale that got your team into the playoffs last year for that to happen..look at our schedule…5-0 is a lock…we are not going to lose 10-11 games in a row to finish the season sorry buddy…not with an overall top 3 defense and the best running back in the game…and now this guy…say what you will about brett…he provides a much better upgrade at the most important position, qb…whether its 3rd and 15 or 2 minutes left in the game…i want brett favre in over career back up sage…and tarvaris i dont know how the hell i got into the nfl jackson..nonetheless anyone on our roster can learn from statistically (records broken) the best qb that has ever played…BY THE WAY BRETT…NO NEED TO PUT ANYONE ON YOUR BACK WITH THE VIKES..WE GOTTA GUY CALLED ADRIAN ALL DAY PETERSON WHOS GOT YOU BUDDY!!!

  21. hayward giablommi says: Aug 18, 2009 12:41 PM

    So, riddle me this, Viking kool aid drinkers…
    This clown who proclaimed he had nothing left two years ago, who just weeks ago proclaimed he could not physically compete at the NFL level, is now going to take you to the Super Bowl?
    With my apologies to the few level headed Vikes fans out there, a lot of you are just incredibly, mind numbingly stupid. Wake the hell up.
    This guy is going to be cancer who is going to divide that locker room every bit as much as Philly fans are divided on Ron the Dog Drowner.

  22. RagnartheViking says: Aug 18, 2009 12:44 PM

    A whole $10?
    Is that all you get for an allowance or something?
    You must be really certain of your bet to risk $10!!
    Idiot

  23. Big ben Rapistburger says: Aug 18, 2009 12:44 PM

    I have said it before, and I will say it again, signing Brett Favre will take the Vikes from SB contender, to playoff pretender……

  24. MNBV says: Aug 18, 2009 12:46 PM

    @ Gumbo
    …your on.

  25. leem says: Aug 18, 2009 12:47 PM

    enough chitchat and time wasted on a qb with
    a Career QB Rating of 85.4
    and a 1.5 td/int ratio.
    in the last 4 yrs
    88 touchdowns
    84 interceptions with a QB rating over 81 only
    ONCE in the last 4 years.
    Sure sounds more mediocre than the numbers of
    someone who is going to come in and be the savior.
    88/84 in 4 years folks

  26. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 18, 2009 12:48 PM

    Wow. Could there be any more of a dysfunctional franchise??? They got dissed and left at the altar after begging him to take more time, then slam the door shot publicly both the coach and the owner multiple times. Then just like that….they let him walk in on his own terms after missing weeks of training camp. This is going to end up well…. LOL

  27. buff says: Aug 18, 2009 12:48 PM

    Cook confirmed it to USA Today

  28. PennVike says: Aug 18, 2009 12:50 PM

    Have another one, EaglesDrunk.

  29. Rick says: Aug 18, 2009 12:50 PM

    what a team leader, he waits till the hard part of training camp is over to sign. What a team player

  30. tufar says: Aug 18, 2009 12:51 PM

    In related news, Bob Nelson pukes, Jimmy Smith almost does and Deweyasswound is preparing a 43 page rant which is almost ready for printing!

  31. kesc0701 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:51 PM

    Hell ya we’re loving this in Minnesota! Finally we can win a Super Bowl!!!

  32. DaVikes says: Aug 18, 2009 12:51 PM

    Hey Gumbo Filled,
    You must not have seen the Vikes schedule. You’ll be paying off by week 12.

  33. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 18, 2009 12:51 PM

    I didn’t think it was possible, but Chilly has actually turned the heat on his seat even higher all by himself. If Favre would have went through camp, the pressure would have been on for a Super Bowl or Chilly’s job. Now, with allowing Favre to basically show the WHOLE WORLD whose really boss in Minny, he has set up even HIGHER expectations. How do you let Favre so openly show the whole world that you are not the main man in your own freakin locker room?! I would have at least told him he doesn’t get to sign until after week one’s game. That way, at least it looks somewhat like there wasn’t already a “make me look like a total douche” arrangement. Chilly really has no freakin clue.
    Good luck Minny fans, you’re going to need it…you might not see it yet, but you will!

  34. buff says: Aug 18, 2009 12:53 PM

    Cook confirmed to USA Today

  35. tj.52 says: Aug 18, 2009 1:10 PM

    Not a fan of either team, but I hope the Packers crush the Vikings both games this year.
    Fa-vre = dou-che
    Prediction:
    Childress will have plenty of time for that Simon & Simon reunion next season.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDhz_mVcVCQ

  36. se18a29 says: Aug 18, 2009 1:10 PM

    RagnartheViking says:
    August 18, 2009 12:44 PM
    A whole $10?
    Is that all you get for an allowance or something?
    You must be really certain of your bet to risk $10!!
    Idiot
    *** Don’t be too hard on him, Rag. It’s his trailer rent money or new teeth for his wife. LOL LOL

  37. hayward giablommi says: Aug 18, 2009 1:13 PM

    “Hell ya we’re loving this in Minnesota! Finally we can win a Super Bowl!!!”
    Mmmmm… Kool-Aid taste yummu

  38. zygi milf says: Aug 18, 2009 1:14 PM

    hayward giablommi says:
    August 18, 2009 12:41 PM
    So, riddle me this, Viking kool aid drinkers…
    This clown who proclaimed he had nothing left two years ago, who just weeks ago proclaimed he could not physically compete at the NFL level, is now going to take you to the Super Bowl?
    With my apologies to the few level headed Vikes fans out there, a lot of you are just incredibly, mind numbingly stupid. Wake the hell up.
    This guy is going to be cancer who is going to divide that locker room every bit as much as Philly fans are divided on Ron the Dog Drowner.
    ***********
    Exactly. He is 39, soon to be 40 – way past his prime. He will be better than Rosenfels or Jackson, but not enough to put them in the Super Bowl.
    The ONLY thing I like about this (if he actually signs the contract) is that the games will sell out and we don’t have to hear about potential blackouts this year.

  39. tobychu says: Aug 18, 2009 1:18 PM

    Not a fan of either team, but Favre’s legacy is tarnished for good. One of those “has been’s” that can’t hang up the cleats. I hope he implodes the way he did in NY.

  40. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 18, 2009 1:23 PM

    I see my obsessed fanbase is calling for me…
    No, I’m right here, laughing my ass off at all you poor dumb desperate deluded fools and simpletons, you horn-blowers and hype-swallowers.
    Did we call it or what?
    Desperation is a helluva drug.
    Bratt comes calling and the Queens immediately drop two things:
    1. whatever fleck of dignity they may have had remaining
    2. to their knees
    Favre can now look down, wink and smile at himself in the reflection off Chilly’s bald dome, saying to himself:
    “You did it, big guy–you’re the best. They’ll ALL love you now. More importantly, they’ll all talk about you, you gunslinging pill-popping stud. Hey! Who told you you could stop and come up for air?!? Get back to work!”
    I’ve said it a trillion times:
    There’s not a chance in a hell the Queens organization will be able to cope with the ensuing drama and media sh1tstorm onslaught. Distraction will ravage the season.
    You better just come to terms with it now, my Purple Fairies:
    Favre’s EGO is now in the driver’s seat, and the rest of your team/organization/fanbase are just along for the ride.
    (It’s fun now, but the crash is imminent).
    If the goal this season was to sell tickets and jerseys…well then: congratulations, suckers.
    One of you born every minute.
    It’s a shame you had to sell your souls over to the sworn mortal enemy and the media-wh0re extraordinaire in order to do it.
    Meanwhile, the blind, fanatical, delusional hype spit out by Florio and his ilk will continue to mount and mount, until it reaches it’s deafening, ubiquitous apex–only to be followed by the annual, expected, precipitous drop-off into a thunderous thud of disappointment. KLUNK.
    (interception)
    So, enjoy it while it lasts–lap up all those gratuitous unimaginative “NFC favorites” and “lock for the Super Bowl” lines that idiots like Schefter and King of Peters will be falling over themselves to spew ad nauseum…everyone in the dumb flock-of-pigeons-mentality-minded media (who loves liars and scumbags these days) will hitch their wagon to Favre’s shooting star.
    Except history tells us–that star always shoots downward, then burns out.
    Favre = the best off-season acquisition the Bears (or Pack) could have hoped for.
    You you poor dumb desperate bastards think YOU’Re excited?
    This is fixing to be the mother of all trainwrecks, (Favre at the controls), and I for one CAN’T WAIT to laugh at the wreckage and dance in the carnage.
    (Now that I’ve pulled all your little puppet strings, here it comes….)

  41. jimicos says: Aug 18, 2009 1:29 PM

    Hauschild says:
    August 18, 2009 12:37 PM
    Gumbo,
    If the 2008 Jets – clearly inferior talent to the 2009 Vikings – finished 9-7, it is illogical to purpose the Vikings would finished below .500 – unless Favre gets dinged up in a fairly significant way.
    —————————-
    Logic doesn’t enter into it. You could say the same thing about half the teams in the league, and yet it happens every year.

  42. Mactator says: Aug 18, 2009 1:43 PM

    The Queens now have an interception King! A match made in heaven!
    The only bad thing about all this is that we’ll now have to pay bonuses to our backfield due to all the interceptions they’ll pick off. Good thing we’ve got cap room!
    Go Pack Go!!!

  43. redsquare says: Aug 18, 2009 2:16 PM

    A lot of you guys are being kind of stupid with your iron-clad predictions of failure. Favre’s a good quarterback, and the Vikings are a good team. Look at the NFC–big changes all over the place, and an 8-8 team made it to the Super Bowl last year.
    You can like Favre or not, but they’ve got just as good a shot as anyone else.
    Personally, I never understood all the hatred directed toward Favre. Compared to scum like Vick, what has the guy done wrong? Committed no crimes, just been unsure about retiring. Who wouldn’t be, in his shoes? Who cares?
    Bottom line: he makes the NFL more interesting. Favre in MN, Cutler in Chicago, new-look Cowboys & Colts, deranged Eagles, Pats back in action, etc–it should be an interesting season.

  44. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 18, 2009 2:25 PM

    Dewey –
    I think that’s your best post yet. Far superior to any others, I might add.

  45. Beer Cheese Soup says: Aug 18, 2009 2:35 PM

    kesc0701 says:
    Hell ya we’re loving this in Minnesota! Finally we can win a Super Bowl!!!
    _______________________
    What are you talking about? You guys have declared yourselves Super Bowl winners every single offseason since Tarkenton was there. That should be good enough, right?
    Now you have a guy who all of YOU were calling a washed up has-been years ago, and this year will finally be the year? Unlikely, especially with the lack of a competent coaching staff to consider.
    Minnesota: The land of unqualified politicians, poorly built bridges, annually shattered dreams, and soon to be the former home of the LA Vikings.
    Get ready to become Packer fans, not that we want you.

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