It's official — Favre is a Viking

Well, it’s done.

If you don’t believe us, click this link to the Vikings’ official web site.  You’ll see there the smiling face of a gray-haired, gray-stubbled quarterback and this question:

“Are you ready 4 some football?”

Beneath that, there’s a reminder that “limited season tickets are still available.”

And when you click the link to the home page, you’ll see that it’s a done deal.

Vikings sign Brett Favre.”

Wow.

74 responses to “It's official — Favre is a Viking

  1. F****** traitor. I hope he gets sacked 10 times in Lambeau field. I am an Eagles fan, but my wife and son love the Packers. They are going to be pissed.

  2. you’re several hours behind the uptake on that one.
    your “sister sites” Rotoworld and NBCsports beat you to the punch, badly.
    and here i thought PFT were the guys with the connects.
    you know PFT looks an awful lot like pffffffttt.

  3. What a joke favre has become, and when he goes out and throws their superbowl dreams into the hands of the eagerly awaiting DBs all you Favre-whores will finally see this guy should have just shut it down.
    Sorry Viking fans you wont come close to the superbowl this year and you’re gonna pay the THIRD best QB in your division 10-12 million.

  4. “Wow?”
    Really? The guy who’s been pushing Favre news in every way possible is feigning surprise?
    You know, there’s this tech blog I like to visit, but they’re usually really heavy on Apple-related news. However, it’s not too much of a problem, because they have a setting where you can disable any news with an Apple tag.
    I would LOVE a “Don’t show me Favre news” button. PLEASE.

  5. More importantly, check out the hotties on tab 4 of the Vikings site. I’d drill ’em all, Sexy Rexy style.

  6. too bad he sucks, any vikings fan who thinks this means superbowl let alone playoffs is in for a rude awakening
    knibbb high foootball rules!

  7. Congrats to Viking fan Bob Nelson with being on the money about Brett Farve never thinking about playing for or signing with the Vikings.
    According to one of Bob’s previous posts, the Vikings signed “the greatest human being on Earth in the past 2000 years!”.

  8. Yeah, Wow pretty much sums it up. Not sure why I’m surprised though. This is typical Favre. Let the games begin…

  9. It’s SB or bust now Vikings…….no pressure. Good luck Brett, except on 10/05 and 11/01!!!

  10. Let’s see here. Old washed up QBs through the years who have donned the purple. Jim McMann, Warren Moon, Randal Cunningham, Jeff George, Brad Johnson, Ole Gus, and now Ole Brett. How did it ever come to this for a once proud football team?
    Haven’t had a steady QB since the 70s and have not even sniffed the Super Bowl since the 70s. I see a link here.
    Hate to say it fellow Vikes fans, looks like another 8 and 8 season with or without #4. Nice knowing ya Chilly.

  11. Seems to me Favre was playing the Packers for a fat retirement package… and was prepared to screw the Vikings, leaving them in a QB lurch after flirting with them all pre-season – as payment.
    But the Packers didn’t pay up – so Favre instead has now sold his soul (and reputation and legacy) to their arch rival.
    He’s made a mockery of himself for probably an additional $10 million.

  12. “DeBoe says: August 18, 2009 2:55 PM
    Let’s see here. Old washed up QBs through the years who have donned the purple. Jim McMann, Warren Moon, Randal Cunningham, Jeff George, Brad Johnson, Ole Gus, and now Ole Brett. How did it ever come to this for a once proud football team?
    Haven’t had a steady QB since the 70s and have not even sniffed the Super Bowl since the 70s. I see a link here.
    Hate to say it fellow Vikes fans, looks like another 8 and 8 season with or without #4. Nice knowing ya Chilly.”
    I hope you know that 5 out of 7 of those guys you listed were sucessful with the Vikings.
    Cunningham had a 106.0 QB rating with us.
    Jeff George ressurected his career.
    Moon had TWO solid seasons.
    Johnson did good one season, sucked the next.
    McMahon was the only one who didn’t have an impact.
    Learn your shit before you talk shit.

  13. Coach Cable would punch Favre so hard!!
    What does this article have to do with coaches that can throw a punch?

  14. Mike Florio says:
    “Wow”
    ^^^^^
    So Mike, when you say “Wow” here, do you mean:
    Wow, as in, “Oh my God I can’t believe he’s coming back!!!”
    or
    Wow, as in, “WTF is wrong with this guy”?

  15. yup, another 8-8 season, just like last ye…oh, wait.
    okay, let me get this straight, y’all…vikes stick with t-jack, everything is cool, packers, bears and lions fans are still scared.
    vikes sign brett favre, all of the sudden, the vikings are a bad team. being aware of the lions is a must.
    so…if the vikes bench favre and play t-jack, does that mean the vikings are good again? do the rest of the teams in the division stop benefitting? i can’t, for the life of me, figure out where this “trainwreck” idea is coming from. was last year a trainwreck for the vikings? if so, then by all means, continue with the term. but forgive me if it makes NO SENSE to me to say that signing brett favre will destroy this vikings team. no sense at all.
    oh, and one more thing:
    “Green Bay 1, Minnesota 0
    How sad.”
    what?

  16. PACKERS 6-10 WITH “ERIN” RODGERS…….COMING OFF 13-3 CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AND PICKED TO LEAD DIVISION……..CAN YOU SAY “FLOP” IN GREEN BAY !!!!!!!!

  17. 3:02 pm eastern, espn still has not comfirmed the signing, wow they are slow and brutal!
    way to go florio,
    this is why I PFT
    and also want that free book i am too poor to afford.

  18. I suppose when you haven’t won a Super Bowl, 8-8 would qualify as a “historic season.”
    Congrats Minnesota, you’ve got the third best QB in the division.

  19. This is the best news for you cheese heads. Your DB’s will have more catches playing the Vikes twice than the Bears WR’s will have all year! HaHa most overrated QB of all time!

  20. This is gonna be great!
    I was really worried about our defense this year, with the unproven talent and the new scheme and all, but how can they not put up numbers against the original INT/sack king?
    Best thing that could have happened to us is this signing. Too bad it helps the Bears as well. It’ll be a hard fight against Cutler, Urlacher and Co. if we are going to be able to take the division this year.

  21. 3:02 pm eastern, espn still has not comfirmed the signing, wow they are slow and brutal!
    way to go florio,
    this is why I PFT
    and also want that free book i am too poor to afford.

  22. There was never any doubt that Favre would play for the Vikings this season. He just didn’t want to go through training camp. Favre wants the glory without all the work. I really hope the Vikings don’t even make the playoffs. It would serve them right.

  23. rcunningham definition of successful-
    …Using just the right amount of Windex on the Vikings trophy because this year is THE year…
    GO PACK GO

  24. I cant wait for his first wrangler commercial wearing his grandpa jeans and his purple jersey. hahaha childress picking him up in his car, what a franchise.

  25. Doesn’t matter to us who’s back there….we still can’t get to him, even if he is 50 !

  26. does this mean John Madden will un-retire too?
    All that closet queen windbag could ever talk about was his man love for Tom Brady & Brett Favre, no matter who was on the field.

  27. Wonder how much the scalpers will get for that Vikes game at Lambeau? Again, this guy ain’t close to the savior of my team, particularly since the lazy prima donna waited to avoid camp at Mankato. It sure will be entertaining though.

  28. a couple more notes:
    the vikings only NEED the 3rd-best quarterback in the division to be THE BEST team in the division. seriously. no one has improved enough to unseat them.
    also, you packer fans are the absolute worst. you worship this guy – repeat, worship – for X amount of years. people on PFT several years ago can’t stand you because you won’t stop chirping about your backcountry god. three years later, he signs with your rival (who was a superior team to begin with), and now, “YIPPEE! using sarcasm, we’ll tell you how GLAD we are he signed with the vikings, because HE SUCKS! INT KING! TERRIBLE QUARTERBACK!”
    WRONG. he’s the only reason anyone has talked about your team in the last 20 years. without that super bowl, which came during a major down period in the NFC and against an average patriots team, you guys are nothing…not even the bills…
    …but you guys are so LOYAL!
    /jerk-off motion

  29. Vikings.com should update their poll question:
    “Which player will make the bigger impact during the 2009 season?”
    Welcome back, Favre, I’m looking forward to this!

  30. Lord Favre has thrown more TDs to the Bears then his own team in his last six games verses them (3-2) along with 13 INTs, this Bear fan is glad to see the return of Captain INT to the division

  31. scorpiodsu says:
    August 18, 2009 3:21 PM
    Who are the Vikings receivers anyway? No seriously.
    __________________________
    Favre doesn’t seem to throw to his own players. There are only receptions if his receivers manage to cut in front of the defenders.

  32. BEAR-A-HOLIC says:
    August 18, 2009 3:17 PM
    “Doesn’t matter to us who’s back there….we still can’t get to him, even if he is 50 !”
    No kidding. Favre is still going to make some plays so you better get it together Lovie, Rod the D line god, Babich and company…
    Welcome back to the division Brett. I can only hope the Bears D livens up for at least two games and puts your geriatric ass into the turf.

  33. Beneath that, there’s a reminder that “limited season tickets are still available.”
    ————————
    At least they recognize the season will be limited.

  34. LMFAO, they actually have a video of him signing his contract!
    Next they’ll be putting in the “Brett Favre toilet cam” so all the Minnesota faithful can see what ole’ Brett had for dinner last night.
    “Purple is the new green” – is that really what I think it is? – ‘Minnesota is the new Green Bay’? Wow, talk about misplaced envy. You can’t just change or add to your name and automatically achieve success.
    A turd, by any other name, still smells like shit.

  35. rcunningham says:
    August 18, 2009 2:59 PM
    I hope you know that 5 out of 7 of those guys you listed were sucessful with the Vikings.
    Cunningham had a 106.0 QB rating with us.
    Jeff George ressurected his career.
    Moon had TWO solid seasons.
    Johnson did good one season, sucked the next.
    McMahon was the only one who didn’t have an impact.
    Learn your shit before you talk shit.
    ————————–
    If you’re going to use statistics to prove a point you at least need to pick one measure and stick to it. You can’t use QB rating for one guy and then a bunch of subjective statements for the rest. Go ahead and post the QB ratings of all those QBs. Or win-loss records. Or other passing statistics. Anything. Just don’t make a bunch of subjective comments and then tell someone ELSE to learn their shit.

  36. TeflonDon says:
    August 18, 2009 3:25 PM
    a couple more notes:
    the vikings only NEED the 3rd-best quarterback in the division to be THE BEST team in the division.
    ————————–
    Isn’t that what they had last season?

  37. TeflonDon says:
    August 18, 2009 3:25 PM
    he’s the only reason anyone has talked about your team in the last 20 years. without that super bowl, which came during a major down period in the NFC and against an average patriots team, you guys are nothing…not even the bills…
    ————————–
    Sour grapes, Don? My God.

  38. I have to say, if the past two weeks is any indication, gonna be a banner year for PFT website……lots and lots to talk about….

  39. jimicos says:
    August 18, 2009 3:51 PM
    TeflonDon says:
    August 18, 2009 3:25 PM
    a couple more notes:
    the vikings only NEED the 3rd-best quarterback in the division to be THE BEST team in the division.
    ————————–
    Isn’t that what they had last season?
    ————————–
    just my opinion, but i think we were the worst. hard to pick a winner between t-jack/gus vs. daunte/orlovsky. the fact that we’re not bringing orton into it should be embarassing for vikings/lions fans. well, everything is embarassing for lions fans, come to think of it.

  40. “If you’re going to use statistics to prove a point you at least need to pick one measure and stick to it. You can’t use QB rating for one guy and then a bunch of subjective statements for the rest. Go ahead and post the QB ratings of all those QBs. Or win-loss records. Or other passing statistics. Anything. Just don’t make a bunch of subjective comments and then tell someone ELSE to learn their shit.”
    I was trying to provide a quick summary of each QB. But fine.
    Cunningham: Led us to our best season ever, lost in the NFC Championship only because of Gary Anderson. We went 15-1, Cunningham tossed for 36 TDs and had a 106.0 QB rating, coupled with a trip to the Pro Bowl
    Jeff George: When Cunningham sputtered, George stepped up to the plate, saved the Vikings season by going 8-2 down the stretch, and threw 23 TDs in 10 games, and had a 94.2 rating. He led us to a win over the Cowboys in the Wildcard round, before losing to the Greatest Show on the Turf. For some reason, didn’t go to the Pro Bowl. Probably because he’s Jeff George.
    Warren Moon: Brought us to the playoffs two years in a row while posting great numbers. 18 TDs in 94, 33 TDs at age 39 in 95! Two Pro Bowl years for Moon, but he didn’t manage to win a playoff game.
    Brad Johnson: People seem to forget he STARTED his career with the Vikes. Went 8-5 as a starter in 97, while throwing 20 TDs with an 84.5 QB rating. Went down in the Wildcard game against the Giants, which the Vikings won anyway. He returned in 05, and almost saved the Vikings season, before having an awful year in 06.
    Jim McMahon: Posted an 8-4 record as starter, but had mediocre stats. 8 TDs, 9 INTs. Lost his playoff start.
    So are all of those guys miserable failures??

  41. jimicos says:
    August 18, 2009 3:53 PM
    TeflonDon says:
    August 18, 2009 3:25 PM
    he’s the only reason anyone has talked about your team in the last 20 years. without that super bowl, which came during a major down period in the NFC and against an average patriots team, you guys are nothing…not even the bills…
    ————————–
    Sour grapes, Don? My God.
    ————————–
    whoa, whoa, whoa…first of all, where does this “sour grapes” thing come from, if directed at vikings fans? sour about what?
    secondly, of all the things said by packer fans today, you’re putting the sour grapes tag on ME? did you not read my entire post? it’s about how the PACK FAITHFUL! willingly sh** on the name of their 17-year hero, because of, wait for it…SOUR GRAPES.
    comprehend much? my god.

  42. @ rcunningham:
    No, they certainly weren’t miserable failures, but then again I’m not the guy who was trying to make that point. My point was that you weren’t measuring them all by the same yardstick and IMO you still aren’t.
    You use won-loss numbers when it suits your argument, QB rating when it’s good, TD totals when that fits the argument, etc.

  43. I don’t think I have ever hated a professional athelete as much as I hate Brett Favre. I hope the Vikings go 0-16 this year, and during the 16th loss, he gets both legs snapped Joe Theissman style AND a Steve Young career ending concussion. Maybe he can be in a coma all next summer so we don’t have to hear about His Majesty him-hawing around about playing for some other mediocre team next year. Way to crap on your legacy, jackass. Now do us all a favor and get f***ed.

  44. You little Packer, Bear, and Lion trolls are missing the point. Favre has the best supporting cast on this team that ghe’s ever had in his life.
    The offensive line, defensive line, secondary, linebackers, runningbacks, receivers, TE, etc. all kick ass. The whole off-season was spent upgrading the Special Teams and over-all depth.
    This team is more talented that the Packer team that won the Super Bowl.
    Dorsey Levens? Edgar Bennett? Robert Brooks? ROFLMFAO!
    A young Jared Allen in his prime takes an over-the-hill Reggie White out of the equation. Pat and Kevin are far more talented than Gilbert Brown.
    Face the facts, the only thing that gave the Bears and Packers hope against the Vikes was their piss poor QB siotuation with T-Joke and Sage, but now? You’re screwed BIG-TIME. Favre doesn’t have to throw much because Adrian runs through ya like a train. And when it’s not him, in come Chester Taylor, Ian Johnson, etc.
    You’re toast, my friends. ROFLMAO!

  45. #
    .
    # TeflonDon says:
    you packer fans are the absolute worst. you worship this guy – repeat, worship – for X amount of years. people on PFT several years ago can’t stand you because you won’t stop chirping about your backcountry god. three years later, he signs with your rival (who was a superior team to begin with), and now, “YIPPEE! using sarcasm, we’ll tell you how GLAD we are he signed with the vikings, because HE SUCKS! INT KING! TERRIBLE QUARTERBACK!”
    ____________
    Not that I expect you’ll believe me, but not all of us worshiped him. I always saw him as an overhyped, overpaid whiny diva (I sure didn’t mind all the wins though).
    You all need to realize that age IS a factor, something the schoolgirl-giddy Viking faithful have outright ignored.
    Read: he WAS elite, he WAS one of the best ever. That was a while ago, as you yourselves have said for five years.
    He IS washed up and weak-armed, he IS the all time INT leader, and he IS 40 years old! So you’re damn right, yippee is what you’ll be hearing from us.
    The Vikings always sign all our former players (penis envy), thinking they’re gonna be what they were when we had them, but they don’t realize if they had anything left in the tank, we wouldn’t have let them go! Okay, Longwell wasn’t too bad a move, but how about Ferguson, Sharper et al?
    And now we see the ultimate expression of that envy. And now once again, there’s a reason we let the man leave. You’ll learn that soon enough though, and then you’ll be exactly as enamored with him as Jet fans are now.
    You are the biggest shit-talking bandwagon jumpers in the league. I don’t hate the Vikings, (the Bears are our ACTUAL rival) but I sure as hell hate their fans.
    Can’t wait for October when your team loses, you all go into hibernation and the shit talk stops. Until March of course, when you all crown yourselves SB Champs again.
    Enjoy #4. We’ll sure enjoy playing against him.

  46. It’s official. Check this guy into a mental asylum. To change his mind this many times, he is absolutely insane.
    I AM SO SICK OF FAVRE!!!!!!!!

  47. To Viking fans, all I have to say is, “Be careful what you wish for”
    While Favre does make some nice plays, he makes more than his fair share of mistakes.
    His last 4 years he’s had 88 TDs and 84 INTs as well as 27 lost fumbles. Not hall of fame numbers by any stretch of the imagination. I would have taken a flyer on Vick instead.

  48. will the vikes PA play gogol bordello’s tune when favre struts onto the field for the first time?

  49. Favre wins many more games than he loses. True Packer fans can attest to that.
    Part of the int problem with the Packers and Jets was the fact they RELIED ON HIM to DO IT ALL just like the Broncos with Elway. What happened when Terell Davis arrived to lessen the load? Back to back Super Bowls.
    Favre isn’t worse than Kurt Warner or Kerry Collins. You saw what they did last year.
    Cunningham in ’98. Same story.

  50. F****** traitor. I hope he gets sacked 10 times in Lambeau field. I am an Eagles fan, but my wife and son love the Packers. They are going to be pissed.
    ————————————————-
    This coming from a guy who’s team just signed the most hated man in professional sports. Unreal…
    It is a sad testament that many posters here are willing to utterly absolve Michael “Dawgkilla” Vick for partaking some of the most barbaric crimes I have ever heard of an NFL player committing, yet want to crucify Favre for the simple crime of wanting to continue playing football.
    I am a Packers fan as well, and could care less what Favre does. If he sucks as bad as most of the posters here claim he does, the Bi-Queens will have a losing season and he’ll (finally) ride off to retirement. However, if Favre does take them to the Superbowl and the Pack doesn’t make the playoffs, I can only pray it will mark the end of the Tightwad Ted era in Green Bay.
    Regardless of what Favre does with the Queens, it will never change one iota of what he did for the Packers, or the countless records he set as a player. Michael Vick on the other hand, will always be remembered as a lowlife sociopathic sadist who got off on torturing animals to death and violating federal statutes by running illicit interstate gambling rings. Which would you prefer your legacy to reflect?

  51. UFL says:
    Wow,
    The Vikings will make the playoffs and have a better season then the Packers.
    Nice move Vikes.
    ___________
    Actually, it’s even better than that. They’re going to win the Superbowl! Haven’t you heard all the Viking fans on here, all offseason? Apparently it’s a done deal, might as well give them the trophy now.

  52. “….# Beer Cheese Soup says: August 18, 2009 7:39
    Actually, it’s even better than that. They’re going to win the Superbowl! Haven’t you heard all the Viking fans on here, all offseason? Apparently it’s a done deal, might as well give them the trophy now…”
    ..not as long as any 3 Steelers are still breathin’

  53. mnmaverick says:
    August 18, 2009 4:50 PM
    You little Packer, Bear, and Lion trolls are missing the point. Favre has the best supporting cast on this team that ghe’s ever had in his life.
    The offensive line, defensive line, secondary, linebackers, runningbacks, receivers, TE, etc. all kick ass. The whole off-season was spent upgrading the Special Teams and over-all depth.
    This team is more talented that the Packer team that won the Super Bowl.
    Dorsey Levens? Edgar Bennett? Robert Brooks? ROFLMFAO!
    A young Jared Allen in his prime takes an over-the-hill Reggie White out of the equation. Pat and Kevin are far more talented than Gilbert Brown.
    Face the facts, the only thing that gave the Bears and Packers hope against the Vikes was their piss poor QB siotuation with T-Joke and Sage, but now? You’re screwed BIG-TIME. Favre doesn’t have to throw much because Adrian runs through ya like a train. And when it’s not him, in come Chester Taylor, Ian Johnson, etc.
    You’re toast, my friends. ROFLMAO!
    —————————–
    You, sir, are chugging the kool-aid. This team is more talented than the ’96 Packers? Right. That team ranked as the #1 offense and #1 defense in the league. The 2008 Vikings were the #17 offense and #6 defense (by yards). If you prefer to rank them by points, it’s #12 and #13. Do you really think their offseason has propelled them that much?
    And Reggie White was over the hill? The man had three sacks in the Super Bowl. If that’s over the hill, then give me an entire team of over the hill guys.
    Pat and Kevin are far more talented than Gilbert? OK. How about Gilbert Brown and Santana Dotson? The defense ranked #1 by both yardage and points. Have Pat and Kevin ever been on a defense that could say that? Probably not. And certainly not in Minnesota.

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