Vikings fans "storm" Winter Park

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Vikings fans have “stormed” the team’s facility in conjunction with the arrival there.

[UPDATE:  Kudos to the reader who coined the phrase “Favrestock” in the comments.]

Writes Zulgad, on his Twitter page:  “Favre has arrived and it looked like he was with Childress.  Issue was lack of security as fans stormed Vikings property.

A reader says that traffic was backed up, with people parking their cars at the side of the road and heading directly to the building.

In an unrelated note, there will likely will be no local blackouts of Vikings games this year.

84 responses to “Vikings fans "storm" Winter Park

  1. Live on 5 Eyewitness news, Farve walking into winter park with coach childress. Hundreds of Viking fans all over the place. A Circus wouldn’t compare. Brett Farve walked into Winter Park Minnesota with coach Brad Childress to sign a contract and become #4 starting QB of Minnesota Vikings. WOW.
    Live on KSTP 5 Eyewitness News!
    This is not a joke.

  2. All it will take is just ONE of those crazed stormers to be a jilted, off-kilter Pack fan–son named Brett–who also happens to be out of his regular meds but right up-to-date on his NRA-membership…
    You fill in the blank.
    (Of course, the downside of that would be that we’d end up having to hear even MORE about Bratt over the weeks to come…plus we’d miss out on the inevitable trainwreck-of-a-Queens- season)

  3. This offseason must be an emotional roller coaster for the Vikings fans.
    “Tarvaris is going to win the Super Bowl this year!”
    “Oh good, we can get Brett Favre! Finally, no more having to put up with Tarvaris. We’re really going to win the Super Bowl!”
    “Pff, who wanted Brett Favre anyway? He’s old, and was overrated even when he was decent. I always wanted Tarvaris. He will definitely win us this year’s Super Bowl!”
    “FAVRE IS SIGNING! LETS GET TO THE AIRPORT! AND WHILE WE’RE THERE WE CAN GET OUR AIRLINE TICKETS TO MIAMI!”

  4. Ha Ha thats beautiful. All these fans. Over 3/4 of them hell 100% of them Five years ago were telling me that Favre should hang it up, washed up, intercepting bum. Now they love him. Just goes to show how jealous they actually were… are and allways will be. When were done with Aaron Rodgers will be sure to send him your way. Ha Ha Go Green Bay!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Next there will be rioting in the streets and looting of the Vi-queens facility.
    Someone get me one of those old school projectors!

  6. Florio… are you serious!? Fans “STORMED” the property… This is groundbreaking stuff here… I am still trying to lift my jaw up off the ground by this shocking turn of events!

  7. This is reminescent of the other “Lord’s” arrival in Kansas City. Lord Joe Montana got the Chefs close, but no cigar (and no rice either).
    Favor will undoubtely have the same impact on the queens.
    Close, but no Drew Pearson “push-off”

  8. “# Dewey Axewound says: August 18, 2009 1:27 PM
    All it will take is just ONE of those crazed stormers to be a jilted, off-kilter Pack fan–son named Brett–who also happens to be out of his regular meds but right up-to-date on his NRA-membership…
    You fill in the blank.
    (Of course, the downside of that would be that we’d end up having to hear even MORE about Bratt over the weeks to come…plus we’d miss out on the inevitable trainwreck-of-a-Queens- season)”
    …did you just wish death on Brett Favre??

  9. I kind of feel bad for Vikings fans. I mean did anyone else happen to see Favre self destruct at the end of last season? If I were a Vikings fan I’d be pissed off that my organization would do such a thing like this. Favre’s best years have been behind him for 3 years now and Sage and Tavaris could be long term solutions if given the opportunity. Favre is a band-aid that isnt going to do anything but ruin their future.

  10. Just got back from Farvestock 2009 just down the road from my job. It is truly a moving event. Go if you can take a long lunch! Favre has landed!
    Dreams never die!

  11. The circus has arrived
    August 18th, 2009 – 12:24 PM by Chip Scoggins
    Folks, that was nuts. Hundreds of fans stormed Brad Childress’ SUV as he arrived at Winter Park with Brett Favre in the passenger’s seat. Cars driving by had to stop in the middle of the street to avoid hitting anyone.
    Fans and media members then stormed onto the team’s property as team security and a police officer tried to stop it. The officer then threatened to arrest people for trespassing if they didn’t leave.
    It was beyond wild. Even our own Sid Hartman said he’s never seen anything like it.

  12. “In an unrelated note, the likely will be no local blackouts of Vikings games this year.”
    Geez, Florio. Such an excitable fanboy that you can’t quickly check your grammar before hitting Submit?
    Better send Florio Jr. to get a fresh box of Kleenex for your all night Favre wank-a-thon.
    By the way, Brett: Nick Collins would like to thank you for gift-wrapping and delivering his contract negotiation leverage this season. He’ll thank you when he’s up at the Metrodome…. in the end zone.
    Tool.

  13. Jesus, you Viking Fans just don’t get it. You can’t seriously think Green Bays is so stupid where they would just cut loose a Hall of Famer for no reason! The guy is an asshole and mostly washed up physically. He used to awesome but the fame has got to his head and now he’s a freaking headcase.
    Dude, we Packer fans have been down this road and it’s not a pretty one. He’s the Pack’s ex-girlfriend. Yes, we get why you like her. She’s hot and has big tits but trust me guys, she’s a horrible lay. We know you just can’t help getting your dick wet but when your finished, the only thing you’ll have to show for it is the uncureable STD.
    On behalf of Packer fans everywhere, enjoy Viking fans

  14. I cant wait for the news conference when old man Favre remembers that Randy Moss is no longer with the Vikings.

  15. 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!!!

  16. jkidd49 says:
    August 18, 2009 1:24 PM
    So sick of Brett Favre
    ———-
    so sick of people turning on their computers, visiting sports websites, clicking on stories they are supposedly sick of, logging onto the site, and sharing their negative opinions about it. get a life. (or just ignore it… it ain’t that hard!)

  17. I just don’t get it he sucks. Over the last 4 years he has 100 turnovers and 84 of those are INTs! That’s an average of 1.6 turnovers per game this is terrible. I understand he is a “gunslinger” but I am sorry this is not an impact move. Sadly at this point in his “career” I don’t even know if he is an upgrade over what they had. I don’t think there is a defensive coordinator in the NFC Central who is worried about this at all. In fact they are probably excited knowing they can count on 2 takeaways each time they play the Vikings.

  18. I really think he just wasn’t ready. Took him longer to recover from that surgery than he thought it would. If he’s healthy, and stays healthy, doesn’t matter what you Brett haters say, the Vikings will be darn good.

  19. ESPN should just fire Ed Werder. He’s always the last to know about any NFL insider stuff. T.O. called him a liar on his reporting, Favre lied to him in an interview saying he for sure wouldn’t come back and here he is back again. Ed Werder just flat out sucks at his job and NFL players don’t even want to talk to him anymore.

  20. Can’t Believe he creates so much hope!!! 22 picks, and still creating hope?!
    BTW; I’m ecstatic he’s a Viking! Can’t wait for those Packer/Viking games…. regardless of the outcome this year it’s obvious of the JEALOUSY Viking fans have of Green Bay Packer players… get a washed up 40 Year old QB from Green Bay is better than having one of your own!
    You don’t see Green Bay trying to sign Fran Tarkington; do you… :0

  21. Here we go! All Farve, everything Farve for the rest of this week….Drinking game for all preseaon games this week….Everytime they mention Farve.

  22. “Rnay says:
    August 18, 2009 1:22 PM
    Hah! I love it….
    Winter park. Home of FAVRESTOCK 2009.”
    Don’t take the purple acid, man.

  23. Feel like I took some of that brown acid I got from woodstock . . . does anybody know the extent of Jarred Allen’s injury? I know its only supposed to be Favre all year but Allen is pretty important.

  24. Coach Cable would punch Childress and or Favre he would knock them both to the ground in one punch if they were on the Raiders staff. Just for GP!

  25. Folks, that was nuts. Hundreds of fans stormed Brad Childress’ SUV as he arrived at Winter Park with Brett Favre in the passenger’s seat. Cars driving by had to stop in the middle of the street to avoid hitting anyone.
    Fans and media members then stormed onto the team’s property as team security and a police officer tried to stop it. The officer then threatened to arrest people for trespassing if they didn’t leave.
    It was beyond wild. Even our own Sid Hartman said he’s never seen anything like it.

  26. Oh yea – could someone please explain to me how we go from a Jay Glazer gut feeling report – nice job -to this circus? What the hell happened? Better wake up the hamsters Florio.
    Just in case.

  27. I just thought rhodes, jones, cottchery etc etc etc were all being cancers last yr when they said favre thinks he can do as he feels and is dividing the team. With his own office, showing up to camp late and not knowing the plays, thinking hes above everyone to miss training camp. Low and Behold, here it is again. I cant wait till the end of the season when he throws ducks and picks and says his arm is dead again. This franchise is a joke, always has been and always will be…let me miss all of training camp and then step in and be the starter and then cry i dont know the plays. He was awful last season and most of his stats came from that lopsided AZ game.

  28. I used to love Brett Favre.
    Now I can’t wait for this Prima Donna asshole to get hurt.
    A $1,000 bounty from me to any defender who tears Favre’s ACL.

  29. I’m preferential to Favreapalooza.
    You never know. It’s Eden Prairie. I was at lunch at Redstone and figured the circus arrived when I saw the helicopters following the Escalade down the freeway.

  30. hayward giablommi says:
    August 18, 2009 1:30 PM
    Kool-Aid + Sheep + Desperation=
    Vikings fans “storm” Winter Park
    _______________________________
    Or, the same equation can be expressed thusly:
    Delusion + Hype + Spinelessness x Desperation = Disappointment

  31. Brett will pick up the pen, pause, then say he wants to stay retired. Chilly will wet himself and Speilman will walk outside and in front of Randy Moss’s car.

  32. Apologies to all five of the reasonable Viking fans in the world, but the rest of you are the sorriest bunch of flaming idiots I’ve ever seen. Disgrace to the league.
    Three years ago, Favre was washed up and a choke artist, this according to YOU! Last year, you were all talking about his Jets meltdown, and how he never had it to begin with. Now, he’s your almighty savior, (like T Jump Pass was three weeks ago).
    I’m embarrassed to have to share a division with you purple fools. At least you’ll finally get to see you were right about Graybeard being an INT machine. Get those jerseys now, so you can at least have half of your money’s worth before you have to toss them like Jet fans. Hypocritical morons.

  33. To borrow from a few funny commentators (I’d look up your screen names but then I’d have to go through 45 Favre posts):
    “Don’t these people have jobs?”
    Favre tk der jobs, or maybe Sage and Tarvaris did (what goes around…)
    “Favre Day at PFT”
    Yup, after the four previous incorrect date predictions, Brett pulls a fast one on ol’ Florio Sr.
    “Rookie placekicker getting assigned #4”
    If that kicker were very smart, he would have asked for it 2 weeks ago…out loud…in a team meeting. Fast cash right after Tarvaris was asked to step out of the room.
    I seriously would bet that there is some “Clause 2.13” in the PFT-NBC contract that offers some incentive if Favre returns. The Florios aren’t eating at Olive Garden tonight…and poor Rosenthal will be minding the store between the 4-6pm early bird hours.

  34. hayward giablommi says:
    August 18, 2009 1:30 PM
    Kool-Aid + Sheep + Desperation=
    Vikings fans “storm” Winter Park
    _________________________
    Man, you’re grinding that axe.
    That loss to the Jets last year still eating you up that bad?

  35. hayward giablommi says:
    August 18, 2009 1:30 PM
    Kool-Aid + Sheep + Desperation=
    Vikings fans “storm” Winter Park
    ______
    hayward + men from NE + tubs of anal lube =
    haywoodinheaven
    What is a lame Pats fan like you doing here? HYPOCRITE

  36. Dewey Axewound says:
    August 18, 2009 1:27 PM
    All it will take is just ONE of those crazed stormers to be a jilted, off-kilter Pack fan–son named Brett–who also happens to be out of his regular meds but right up-to-date on his NRA-membership…
    You fill in the blank.
    (Of course, the downside of that would be that we’d end up having to hear even MORE about Bratt over the weeks to come…plus we’d miss out on the inevitable trainwreck-of-a-Queens- season)
    _______
    Yet ANOTHER MORON with a “not so clever” screen name. Between you and hayward, neither of you have a brain cell to share between you both.

  37. How can anyone take Brad Childress or Brett Favre seriously from here on out?
    Anyone notice how Favre’s age showed in the last 5 games of the season last year? So add another year and a game or two… you get 7-8 games… Take into fact he has not practived, so it will take him 2-3 games to get any kind of chemistry… so that only leaves 4-5 games that he could impact…
    Childress will be in line at the unemployment office come Jan ’10…

  38. Pack fans just dropped a collective load in their pants. This just robbed them of 16 years of memories and idolatry. I couldn’t have written it better myself. Even if he does throw 345,456,234,765 picks this season we still stole your mojo you’ve had over the last 16 years and believe me it feels damn good. HAHA!!! AWOOOOOOW!!!!!!

  39. Childress is grasping at straws…..
    This is a despiration move. Why can’t Childress evaluate his own talent? I mean he is a head coach, right? Rosenfields? Jackson either is or isn’t a starter?
    The Vikings aren’t bringing him in to back up Jackson or Rosenfields…?
    Brett will be the starter, and the Vikings might win a playoff game or two, but at what price?
    Talk about McDaniels players don’t trust him, what if you were a viking QB??? What a putz!
    Childress, there’s this thing called team chemisty….which you just blew up! Good Luck!

  40. haha! wow, how stupid do the terrible residents of minnesota look? Just pathetic that people get excited for this despicable and lying egomaniac.
    I feel bad for the Viking fans who have a brain and are embarrassed by this whole ordeal. With any luck Favre will shred every ligament and muscle in his awful aging arm.

  41. Vikings fand have to be excited. We’re coming off of a division championship, and we’ve done nothing but improve our team. Packer-backers need to learn simple mathematics and logic. 6-10 record + Raji + Mathews = 3rd place finish in 2009. We get it Green Bay, you finally found out your Daddy Brett never loved you, like you loved him. We know it hurts

  42. Coach Cable would punch Childress so hard Favre wont be able to recognize him.
    I dare any coach in this league to put on the gloves against Coach Cable.
    Except maybe Singletary, with his pants up.

  43. Can’t wait for the season now! Our defense and our chances just got that much better baby, hell yeah!!

  44. mrmagoo says:
    Man, you’re grinding that axe.
    That loss to the Jets last year still eating you up that bad?
    ^^^^^
    well, mrmagoo, I think you’re implying sour grapes, but I have long hated Favre since the media began universally fellating him back in the mid 90’s.
    Even though I was thrilled when he joined the AFC East last year, it was inevitable that his disgraceful play down the stretch last year and especially week 17 would cause me to hate him even more.

  45. Hurricane says:
    A lot of you guys sound like bitter puker-fans, suck it you inbred hicks
    ______________
    Bitter? Hell no.. This is the best thing that could possibly have happened to us! Now the only real threat we have to face is the Bears.. I can’t wait!
    …and you all think YOU’RE excited, haha.

  46. The nightmare continues. Vikes will lead the league in interceptions this year, that’s thrown by a Viking, not their secondary.

  47. hayward giablommi says:
    August 18, 2009 3:16 PM
    mrmagoo says:
    Man, you’re grinding that axe.
    That loss to the Jets last year still eating you up that bad?
    ^^^^^
    well, mrmagoo, I think you’re implying sour grapes, but I have long hated Favre since the media began universally fellating him back in the mid 90’s.
    Even though I was thrilled when he joined the AFC East last year, it was inevitable that his disgraceful play down the stretch last year and especially week 17 would cause me to hate him even more.
    ______________________
    So you mean it goes back to when he beat your team in Super Bowl XXXI in 96? Got it- I’d hate to think you’re a Johnny-Come-Lately.

  48. Orvitz is tellin me that all flites from anywhwere to minneapolis are booked sold. Comeone Mikey, slide me your private jet, I’m hurtin, man. This is a chance of a lifetime.

  49. I always knew the Viking fans were dumb but this takes the cake, getting all excited about a 40 year old QB that is seeking revenge on his old team, ya, this is going to turn out well.

  50. Another marketing deal for the #32 team in marketing!
    Favre has become a coach killer, See ya CHILLY!
    Purple Rain . . . Purple Rain… As the Queen’s tears start falling when BF racks up the INT’s !!!

  51. Hey se18a29 – Vikings fans will be the ones sucking it this year. 12 mil for the league leader in interceptions? Good luck with that. Worked out real well in NY last year didn’t it. So long Simon.

  52. Loyalty is great, and I’m not faulting the Vike fans for that…..
    But seriously, is there a bigger group of homers in pro sports? MAYBE the Raiders….but I can’t think of another group that thinks every move is the perfect move.

  53. Favre was only ever really interested in getting his “revenge” on the Pack. So how well do you think he’ll play the other 14 games?
    It’s clear his heart’s not in it, his body ain’t what it was, his ego’s bigger than ever, and yet all of the purple clowns are too busy acting like 12 year old girls at a Justin Timberlake show to realize any of that.
    I gotta agree with Jimmy-We have long known how stupid Viking fans can be, but their support of this ridiculously stupid move takes the cake. And eats it. Herschel Walker, you are officially off the hook.

  54. TFBuckFutter says: August 18, 2009 4:28 PM
    ….seriously, is there a bigger group of homers in pro sports? MAYBE the Raiders….but I can’t think of another group that thinks every move is the perfect move.
    ___________
    No there isn’t, but they’re “seasonal” homers. They’ll all disappear about the second week of October.

  55. People, people, people
    Chilly wanted to be a bald version of the Eagles. He thought TJack would be a comparison to McNabb. That didn’t quite work out so he had to patch up his error.
    Teams will have to remove a player from the box just from Favre being behind center then one of the other QB’s on the squad. Defense, run-stop, o-line, and a great run game does spell success in the NFL. You can screw around with the “Wildcat” or other forms of previous offensive schemes, but the proof is in the pudding. Favre’s old ass likes Tapioca. (not sure)

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