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Favre and Vikings translates to dollars and cents

As it turns out, the proper pronunciation for “Favre” isn’t “farv.”

It’s “cha-ching.”

Though the possibility of Favre joining the Vikings didn’t move many tickets when the single-game seats went on sale in July, the reality has caused a rush on the box office.

By Tuesday afternoon, the Vikings sold 2,000 season tickets, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  Also, fans gobbled up 6,000 single-game tickets.

That said, seats reportedly remained available for each home game, as of early Tuesday evening.

And the arrival of Favre has caused the Vikings to pull some potential bargains off the table.  Per Darren Rovell of CNBC, a half-season ticket deal was available early Tuesday.  By the time Favre joined the team, that option was long gone.

Meanwhile, the Vikings are pimping plenty of Favre gear.  The Favre shot glass is our own favorite, given the prevalance of DUI charges filed over the years against Vikings players.

The might want to keep some of those shot glasses around the locker room this year.  And if they don’t excel this year, Jobu is gonna need a refill

Repeatedly.

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37 Responses to “Favre and Vikings translates to dollars and cents”
  1. Silver&Black666 says: Aug 18, 2009 10:37 PM

    That’s cool and all but Coach Cable punched a guy!!

  2. CdnMike says: Aug 18, 2009 10:41 PM

    Not true… there are no tickets left for the Bears game on Nov. 29th and I can’t imagine there are any left for the Packers game. I checked this afternoon for the Bears game because I bought 10 tickets 3 weeks ago and was curious if I still would have been able to buy them. I went on Ticketmaster and I could not even buy 1 single ticket to the Bears game.
    The only way there are tickets still available is if they have released more that were previously being held for some reason.

  3. Opie says: Aug 18, 2009 10:44 PM

    He punched an alleged guy…….after seeing pictures of the assistant, I am beginning to wonder. No man wearing silver and black would ever take a punch, they’re so sssstrong (insert feminine lisp.)

  4. lithiumfx26 says: Aug 18, 2009 10:47 PM

    “By Tuesday afternoon, the Vikings sold 2,000 season tickets, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Also, fans gobbled up 6,000 single-game tickets.”
    Really? They actually had season tickets available with no waiting list? What a fan base.
    Ride that Favre wagon til his rotator cuff falls off.

  5. RagnarHater24 says: Aug 18, 2009 10:48 PM

    Grabbed my 10/5 ticks last Friday via a Ticketmaster offer. Good seats for quite a bargain……they are already listing online f0r $400+ a pop. Thanks Brent.

  6. boyboy says: Aug 18, 2009 10:53 PM

    Wait a sec…your team is in the playoffs last year, you have a great defense and perhaps the best young RBs in the league and there are still SEASON tickets (not just single game seats) available in Minnesota?
    When Zygi is done firing that retarded coach of his and taking that washed-up, overrated, has-been QB out to pasture, he may seriously want to consider moving his franchise.

  7. Silver&Black666 says: Aug 18, 2009 10:57 PM

    Opie shut your little Ginger pie hole and go look up Aunt Bee’s dress and fetch me some fromunda cheese!!

  8. Beer Cheese Soup says: Aug 18, 2009 10:57 PM

    666-F*** Cable, and I’m an Idaho fan too. (Sad, I know.)
    That said, Props Florio, this is the most accurate article I’ve ever seen with your name on it. Minnie fans are a bunch of sheep.. First they “storm” the practice facility, then they come on here with even more Super Bowl predictions than usual, and now they’re apparently standing in line to buy shot glasses. They’re going to need them.
    Ask the Jets how that signing worked out last year, or what they’re currently doing with all of their #4 jerseys.
    Favre will not last the whole season. He will, however, sell tickets, jerseys, t-shirts, posters, and maybe even a stadium proposal.
    Great move for the Vikings marketing dept.
    Bad move for the Viking fans.

  9. Indyeagle says: Aug 18, 2009 11:00 PM

    I can add Vikings fans to my list of “fans who suck”. How does it take something like this to sell tickets when you already have a team who is considered one of the favorites in the NFC. Make all the excuses you want, but that is pathetic.

  10. Silver&Black666 says: Aug 18, 2009 11:10 PM

    Opie
    (by the way) that “alleged guy’s” retarded, crippled niece could pound your pee wee herman shaped ass in the dirt.
    You are not even the beginning of a pimple on Al Davis’s ass so don’t comment on the Raiders anymore you don’t have the mental capacity.

  11. Rex Grossman says: Aug 18, 2009 11:13 PM

    Vikings have the worst fans, no question. Bunch of bandwagon soccer moms who like them because they’re purple.

  12. LarryBird18 says: Aug 18, 2009 11:14 PM

    There are some left for packers game…if brett threw for 2500 with ny i hope he can throw for more with berrian, rice harvin, shaincoe, chester taylor, adrian peterson, steve hutchinson, Mckinnie, Phil Loadholt, …and a top 3 overall defense….

  13. MasterShake says: Aug 18, 2009 11:19 PM

    What’s the conversion rate? Do we still acknowledge that place as a state of the union? Aren’t they Canadian? How’s that bridge? Is the new stadium being funded with the proceeds? How’s the non wrestlin’ gov. working out for you? Is summer over yet? It’s been a month.

  14. JaredAllen69 says: Aug 18, 2009 11:35 PM

    Who gives a crap about the Raiders? They’re gonna suck like every other year. Do we need to discuss them in this thread? Find a thread about an unimportant team like the Pack and discuss the Raiders there. Sheesh.

  15. Pack_Attack says: Aug 18, 2009 11:52 PM

    40 year waiting list for Packer season tickets, I’m not sayin’ I’m just sayin’.

  16. Turner says: Aug 19, 2009 12:07 AM

    Don’t you morons from WI need to go kick your dog or something? Quit coming in here and crying because your favorite QB is now a Viking. You had no chance this year anyway.

  17. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 19, 2009 12:16 AM

    # LarryBird18 says: August 18, 2009 11:14 PM
    There are some left for packers game…if brett threw for 2500 with ny i hope he can throw for more with berrian, rice harvin, shaincoe, chester taylor, adrian peterson, steve hutchinson, Mckinnie, Phil Loadholt, …and a top 3 overall defense….
    ——————-
    LOL. Top 3 Defense? Please…… Berrian and Rice? Please. The O-line is poised to be worse, not better. The same O-line that gave up an alarming number of sacks last year. Put down the Purple haze and at least step into reality. This is the worst group of reciever’s he’s ever had to throw to.

  18. TiceWasBetter says: Aug 19, 2009 12:31 AM

    And where is Bob Nelson?
    He’s at home, ahhh washing his tights!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    In Your Face Carl Derbschmitt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    In Your Face Milwaukee!

  19. GreggyD says: Aug 19, 2009 12:34 AM

    I still find it hard to believe that tickets can still be available at this point in the season. Since I’m an eagles fan and have to deal with a 20 year waiting list for season tickets and every single individual game ticket sells out in less than 10 minutes every year, I have such a hard time getting into a game bc I refuse to pay $200 for a seat. Must be nice for Vikings fans to just call up whenever they want to and buy seats to a game.

  20. Beer Cheese Soup says: Aug 19, 2009 1:07 AM

    LarryBird18 says:
    There are some left for packers game…if brett threw for 2500 with ny i hope he can throw for more with berrian, rice harvin, shaincoe, chester taylor, adrian peterson, steve hutchinson, Mckinnie, Phil Loadholt, …and a top 3 overall defense….
    THAT’S your idea of a talented offense? L
    Let’s see. Peterson is awesome, I’ll give you that one.
    However, Berrian is overpaid and overrated, he’d be a #3 WR on most other teams. Shiancoe couldn’t catch a cold naked in Alaska, let alone the ball. Rice is a great KR, nothing more. Hutchison and McKinnie are not anywhere near what they were, Taylor’s success running the ball is entirely due to “what they were”.. Loadholt and Harvin have yet to play a down in a regular season game.
    Obviously, all but a handful of Viking fans are hopeless, flaming homers, but you’re taking it to a new extreme.
    Talk about Peterson all you want, talk about your defense, talk about your damn kicker, but don’t go bragging about your receivers until you get some. It makes people question your football knowledge.

  21. FumbleNuts says: Aug 19, 2009 1:18 AM

    “The Favre shot glass is our own favorite, given the prevalance of DUI charges filed over the years against Vikings players.”
    I’ll drink to that!

  22. Annuvin says: Aug 19, 2009 1:34 AM

    By Tuesday afternoon, the Vikings sold 2,000 season tickets, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Also, fans gobbled up 6,000 single-game tickets.
    ——————————————
    What do you expect? Adding Favre gives the BiQueens their first legit shot at a Lombardi in years.
    Then again, being a Queens fan is kind of like being a woman in an abusive relationship. No matter how good things seem right now, there is always heartbreak and another beating just waiting around the corner.

  23. GB3Pack4 says: Aug 19, 2009 2:18 AM

    In the late night newscast on Channel 5 (KSTP) in Minneapolis, they reported the season tickets were at 2,500, and the single game tickets had gone up to 8,000.
    Day One, roughly 9:30 AM & 10:00 P.M.
    Who’s buying those shirts, etc.? Roger Gooddell must be importing the fans from outside the U.S., because most of the fans I’ve seen and heard on radio & tv today, have been just excoriating the man.

  24. JimmySmith says: Aug 19, 2009 5:31 AM

    It is well documented that the Twin Cities have not support the Vikings over the years and the temporary excitement surrounding the signing of an over the hill, washed up diva says more about their lack of football knowledge than it does their support. Much like Bernie’s Madoff’s investors, they are sheep heading to their own slaughter driven by unrealistic expectations that will never materialize.
    Now maybe if Brent can convince the state legislature to publicly fund a new stadium, he will have legitimately earn some of his $12 million, he sure the hell isn’t going to do that on the field.

  25. killachap says: Aug 19, 2009 6:03 AM

    I cant wait until this and Vick blows up. 2 of the worst off seasons for veteran deals ever!

  26. radioboy20010 says: Aug 19, 2009 7:13 AM

    There once was a buy named Brent Gump
    To the Vikings he decided to jump
    To stick it to Ted Thompson
    He pooped on Wisconsin
    And proved to be the ultimate chump.
    -0–
    Note: Brent…as in “we’ll never forget you….Brent”.
    Gump, as in Forrest Gump, the southern idiot who had a legion of followers who worshipped his every utterance as if he were a hero. In the end, he was just Gump, an unassuming con man.

  27. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 19, 2009 7:47 AM

    They already have a slew of shit with Favre’s name and picture on it, that’s hilarious. This team should seriously consider changing its name to the Minnesota Douchebags. They must have Photoshopped his head into that Minny jersey. Can you get any more pathetic? I can understand Chilly and Favre being so gaga over each other, they’re both proven tools, but a WHOLE ORGANIZATION laying it out there for the whole public to see? What a bunch of losers.

  28. overkil2 says: Aug 19, 2009 8:24 AM

    People just love to watch a train wreck waiting to happen.

  29. killachap says: Aug 19, 2009 8:25 AM

    Does anyone know what happened to John David Booty? I wonder if he gave up his number 4 willingly or f they just said you have no choice. I think the Vikes just went from a playoff team to an 8-8 team.

  30. Twiz says: Aug 19, 2009 9:03 AM

    Funny how when Florio says something about anything else regarding football, his knowledge and sources are questioned. He says something about the Vikings/Favre it is taken as gospel.
    Face it, the Vikes were 11-5 at worst without Favre this year, and will only improve with him. What people don’t seem to think about is it is not just Favre the player the Vikes got. Its Favre the player, Favre the mentor, Favre the leader, Favre the knowledgeable, Favre the person.
    Will I say they are unbeatable now? That is 100% unrealistic. I will say they are now a 12-4 or 13-3 team and should have home field easily.

  31. Philtration says: Aug 19, 2009 9:25 AM

    Favre just retired again!
    He said that he wants to go into the Hall of Fame as a Seattle Seahawk.

  32. Fan_Of_ Four says: Aug 19, 2009 9:46 AM

    Do not forget about Jersey sales. Guess who lead the League last year ? Yup you guessed it, Brett Favre and the Jets. Purple “Fours” will be flying of the shelves.

  33. zod says: Aug 19, 2009 10:08 AM

    Even using generous revenue estimates, this doesn’t evencome close to $12MM they’re paying the guy.

  34. wyoff says: Aug 19, 2009 10:18 AM

    Twiz:
    –What people don’t seem to think about is it is not just Favre the player the Vikes got. Its Favre the player, Favre the mentor, Favre the leader, Favre the knowledgeable, Favre the person.–
    The Vikings also got Farve the playoff imploder. Has Farve had a good post season game this decade?
    Last three playoff performances:
    2007: Unnecessarily forced a pass on 2nd down on Green Bay’s first possession in overtime, giving the Giants great field position and ultimately the win.
    2004: Threw 4 interceptions in a 14 point Wildcard loss against the Vikings.
    2003: Chucked an unconscionable duck down the field to no one inparticular on the Packers’ first play in overtime, which the Eagles intercepted. The Eagles, with great field position, kicked a game winning field goal two plays later.
    Also, who could forget Farve’s great 2001 performance against the Rams in the Divisional Round, wherein Farve threw six picks?
    Face it, Farve hasn’t been a winner since the 90s. He actively ruins his team’s chances with his careless interceptions thrown at the most inopportune times.

  35. purpleguy says: Aug 19, 2009 11:26 AM

    Easily the most knuckleheaded group of posts on a Vikes article since I started reading PFT. The only thing missing is the usual suspects farting out their typical blather about an LA move.
    Every frigging Viking game has been sold out since 1998, including last year’s playoff game. I’ll bet 50% of the dopes posting this article don’t buy season tickets to their team. This state supports its team just fine. Maybe not as hard core as the cheesers, but if your claim to fame in life is being a good NFL fan, some perspective is in order. Maybe being a loyal fan is all you’ve got coming off a 6-10 season.
    Wait and see all the blackouts in the NFL this year due to the economy, and then post your loyal fan bullshit on articles about those teams too. I’d be willing to bet there won’t be Viking blackouts.

  36. SidHartman says: Aug 19, 2009 2:00 PM

    115 straight sellouts in the worst stadium in ALL of sports. Sadly I pay $120 per ticket to sit in a garbage bag.

  37. jimicos says: Aug 19, 2009 4:43 PM

    purpleguy says:
    August 19, 2009 11:26 AM
    Every frigging Viking game has been sold out since 1998, including last year’s playoff game.
    —————————-
    And is it 3M or Target that you have to thank for that? Or is it the TV stations? I forget.

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