Before we go any farther (further? . . . little help? . . . anyone?) with this one, we need to point out that this is a rumor mill.
While we at times pass along hard news and opinion and analysis and speculation and stuff other than rumor, at other times we pass along just rumor.
And the rumor that’s currently making the rounds in rampant fashion is that Brett Favre will be joining the Vikings soon.
As in very soon.
As in today.
Several readers claim that Zygi Wilf’s plane is waiting to whisk Favre from Hattiesburg to Minnesota. We’ve got no idea whether any of it is accurate, but the rumor is spreading, quickly.
We’ve tried to determine whether Wilf’s plane is indeed in Hattiesburg. As best we can tell, the tail number is N18MV. The plane is registered to Short Hills Aviators of Short Hills, New Jersey. And that makes sense, since Wilf built his real estate empire in that neck of the woods.
Unfortunately, the plane with that specific tail number has been blocked from tracking via FlightAware.com.
[UPDATE: Here's a photo of it.]
So stay tuned. The smoke is building. All that remains is determine whether there will be a fire.
If there is, Favre could be introduced at Friday night’s preseason home opener against the Chiefs, and then make his debut on August 31 at Houston, in a game that coincidentally will be televised nationally by ESPN.