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Favre tells Werder he's "highly unlikely" to play again

Brett Favre wasn’t overly revealing about his plans after the game last night.  At least not publicly.

Favre was more forthright with ESPN’s Ed Werder, though, saying it was “highly unlikely” that he would play football again. 

That comment matches what his teammates expect. FOX’s Jay Glazer also reported that all of Favre’s teammates expect him to retire.

We know that no one wants to hear about Favre’s decision-making process on a daily basis.  Even Favre knows it this time around, referring to the “eye-rolling” that will happen as he makes his decision.

So we’ll try to keep these updates to a minimum.   Try being the operative word.

UPDATE: Here are some postgame comments from Favre and Brad Childress.

 
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136 Responses to “Favre tells Werder he's "highly unlikely" to play again”
  1. Erdie says: Jan 25, 2010 10:36 AM

    You are a news site. Its news. Don’t apologize for doing your job.

  2. cincyandrew says: Jan 25, 2010 10:36 AM

    annnnnd it begins.

  3. DonTerrelli says: Jan 25, 2010 10:37 AM

    ugh, not this again

  4. FireJerryJones says: Jan 25, 2010 10:38 AM

    Took 0 sacks, but 17 hits – most of them body rockers. Can’t walk.
    40.
    Not sure anyone should be answering this question the day after a game.
    He should pack it in. It won’t get better than this.

  5. bonafide says: Jan 25, 2010 10:38 AM

    Favre is done. He accomplished what he wanted to this season: showed critics he could still play and beat the Packers twice. He knows it’s very unlikely he and the Vikings will have as good of a season next year.

  6. BX says: Jan 25, 2010 10:39 AM

    Half of football fans I know were pulling for the Vikings just so this would stop. Well, thank you Lord Favre for giving me a reason to not turn on ESPN for the next 6-9 months.

  7. Hammerstripes says: Jan 25, 2010 10:39 AM

    It’s your website, so it shouldn’t be that hard to not put that crap about Favre on here every day. You can do it.

  8. GobiasINC_1 says: Jan 25, 2010 10:39 AM

    Hahahahahahahahaahahaahahaha! Vikings fans, welcome to the Favre Penitentiary.
    Seriously, we’ll see Favre on Labor Day and do this all over again. But teams will really be gunning for that old man. Good luck, you cursed losers.

  9. P-Slice says: Jan 25, 2010 10:39 AM

    I’ll tell you what, leave the guy alone. This season isn’t over yet and the media want’s to find it’s next Favre story. You’re making it the story.

  10. irishgary says: Jan 25, 2010 10:39 AM

    OH please not again, stop this idiot from saying anything.

  11. Cushing Will Kill You says: Jan 25, 2010 10:40 AM

    So you’re saying there’s a chance…

  12. The Coop says: Jan 25, 2010 10:40 AM

    I’m sure there’s another team he can take to the brink of the Super Bowl, only to throw a costly interception.
    C’mon Brett! Two teams down, only 30 to go!!

  13. mojoblog says: Jan 25, 2010 10:40 AM

    At least until August…………………12 men in the huddle and they forget to run the ball to set up the game winning FG…….the throw it across the field for the game ending INT…..nice job Brett.

  14. bigfog says: Jan 25, 2010 10:40 AM

    The man is untrustworthy and no one should put any stock into what he says.

  15. DJP says: Jan 25, 2010 10:40 AM

    Try my butt. You love this stuff Florio….the rest of us…not so much. Brett, you had a great career. Now please for the love of God, RETIRE!

  16. pwoeckener says: Jan 25, 2010 10:41 AM

    It’s real simple – wait until August next season, and see if he gets that “itch” again. Dude just hates training camp, that is all.

  17. Jerry's World says: Jan 25, 2010 10:41 AM

    Same story, different day. When are we to believe he is really done?

  18. wydok says: Jan 25, 2010 10:42 AM

    This doesn’t surprise me considering how beat up Favre was after that game.
    Plus this was the second time in his last two NFC Championship games that Favre threw an interception as his last play. Maybe he’s realized that failing to get the Super Bowl two years ago was HIS problem, not the Packers.

  19. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jan 25, 2010 10:43 AM

    Good. Crawl back into your bottle of Vicodin, pathetic old man.

  20. Larry says: Jan 25, 2010 10:43 AM

    As a football fan, I’ve loved watching Bret Favre. As a football fan, I’ve hated watching Brat Favre. Please, if there is a God in Heaven, no more Favre-a-paluzza. At this point, he should be treated like horses in a western…just shoot him and put him out of his misery. Please, Bret…ride off into the sunset on your John Deere and let the NFL go on about it’s way….thank you…

  21. slipkid says: Jan 25, 2010 10:44 AM

    The best things in life are free
    But you can keep them for the birds and bees
    Now give me money
    That’s what I want
    That’s what I want, yeah
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    You’re lovin’ gives me a thrill
    But you’re lovin’ don’t pay my bills
    Now give me money
    That’s what I want
    That’s what I want, yeah
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    Money don’t get everything it’s true
    What it don’t get, I can’t use
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    That’s what I want
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    That’s what I want, wah
    Money don’t get everything it’s true
    What it don’t get, I can’t use
    Now give me money
    That’s what I want
    That’s what I want, yeah
    That’s what I want
    Well now give me money
    Ow, money
    Wow, yeah, I wanna be free
    Oh I want money
    That’s what I want
    That’s what I want, well
    Now give me money
    ow, money
    Wow, yeah, you need money
    now, give me money
    That’s what I want, yeah
    that’s what I want, yeah

  22. rjwill says: Jan 25, 2010 10:45 AM

    I want to hear about it! Let the McNabb to Minnisota rumors begin!!!

  23. PossibleCabbage says: Jan 25, 2010 10:45 AM

    This is not news. Of course Favre is unlikely to play again according to January-Favre. January-Favre has been unlikely to play again for the past 6 years or so. When June-Favre holds the same opinion, let me know.

  24. Belichick for President says: Jan 25, 2010 10:46 AM

    I fully expected this.
    I also fully expect it to change in July.

  25. whenharrywetsally says: Jan 25, 2010 10:46 AM

    And we really won’t know until Opening Weekend September 2010…

  26. Big Stretch says: Jan 25, 2010 10:47 AM

    “So we’ll try to keep these updates to a minimum. Try being the operative word.”
    and by minimum you mean at least 1 story a day for the next 5 months.
    I really hope he can make 1 announcement the shut the hell up.

  27. Bill.Polian says: Jan 25, 2010 10:47 AM

    He will drag his decision out until training camp again before deciding to come back. He is the biggest attention whore in the league.

  28. Gbp123 says: Jan 25, 2010 10:47 AM

    Bye Brett!

  29. The Family Ghost says: Jan 25, 2010 10:47 AM

    Oh B.S. … you guys will post every single tip that comes down the pike in regards to Favre’s annual retirement fiasco.

  30. Silverdog says: Jan 25, 2010 10:47 AM

    If I’m the Vikings, I set a date for a commitment so I can move ahead and get McNabb if he is hesitant. This team can win a SB, and they can’t be left at the alter.

  31. 30PTBUCK says: Jan 25, 2010 10:48 AM

    TAKE IT TO THE BANK BABY
    MR. INTEGRITY HAS SPOKEN IT IS ETCHED IN TITANIUM? STONE? PAPYRUS? WET PAPER? AIR? IN THE WINDMILLS OF HIS MIND?

  32. Viper21 says: Jan 25, 2010 10:49 AM

    I personally think the beating he took will be a factor. Had they won, guaranteed retirement IMO. I have thought that a loss yesterday would bring him back for one more shot. However, the physical beating he took will be the cause of his retirement, not the INT. If Favre’s teammates could’ve held onto the ball, they’d be heading to Miami. It really wasnt his fault.

  33. ChiJintsFan says: Jan 25, 2010 10:49 AM

    Thank effing god- just go away already- and make it quick.

  34. CBed81 says: Jan 25, 2010 10:50 AM

    hmmm…this sounds familiar..where have we heard this before? oh yea he said the same thing the last 2 off-seasons and guess what? HE CAME BACK! i’ll believe hes retired when the season starts and hes not on a team

  35. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 10:50 AM

    “So we’ll try to keep these updates to a minimum. Try being the operative word.”
    No, no, no.. They wanted the Brett Favre experience and they got it. I expect no less than a final decision being made in September with waffling all along the way. I expect full media coverage every time Favre farts–which is reportedly often. I expect an entire media contingent at Favre’s annual softball tournament, only to get, “I don’t know why y’all are here” from Favre.
    Don’t disappoint me, Greggg. I’m a paying customer.

  36. Hap says: Jan 25, 2010 10:50 AM

    Ed “Turder” NOT a trustworthy source.
    BTW, Brett will play IF he doesn’t have to go to camp until he wants to. That’s the only way he can make it through a full season. OTA’s/mini-camp/camp wears him and his arm out. ASAwe all get that, we’ll get Brett back. If not, no dice.

  37. NFLisBeginning2ReallySUCK says: Jan 25, 2010 10:51 AM

    Gr8 … now, can the Eagles please ship McNabb to Minnesota for a 1st & 3rd in 2010, along with a 2nd in 2011 … c’mon, you know Chilly will perceive he MUST be back in the NFC Championship Game again next year, and he’ll need McNabb to do it … and won’t it be gr8 when Favre then decides to “un-retire” right as the preseason rolls around?!?
    Eagles need to move on this. I love McNabb’s accomplishments in Philly, but his upside potential is diminishing. He’s due for a season-ending injury and will be 34 next year. C’mon … lever relationship with Chilly and make this deal happen.
    Reload the O-line and/or D-line in Philly (but first address the wretched safety situation) with Minnesota’s picks, free-up cap room, and get Kolb on the field. Then, trade Vick and get even more long-term building blocks.

  38. Ambrose says: Jan 25, 2010 10:53 AM

    Favre will probably wait until he sees if Brees gets hurt in the SuperBowl or not, opening up a spot on a team that “gives him the best chance of winning” next year. He can then call the Saints “the best team I ever played on,” etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.,

  39. Krashie2010 says: Jan 25, 2010 10:55 AM

    Once again, we’ll have Florio, Peter King and all the other Favre-apologists reporting his every move when he should have retired after the Giants game in 2008.
    Brett needs to learn that HE’S NOT bigger than the game, but we all know that he’ll try to be over the next 6 months.
    In spite of all of the efforts of people like King and Florio who have inflated his legacy since 2000, we all know that Favre’s legacy was cemented at the :15 mark of the 4th quarter.
    Stay away, Brett, it’s time to call it a day.
    NOW.

  40. Dallas6584 says: Jan 25, 2010 10:55 AM

    Thanks for the memories and stories I will tell my grandchildren. Greatest quarterback of all time. Enjoy retirement you deserve it buddy. F all the dumb as haters.

  41. pkrlvr says: Jan 25, 2010 10:55 AM

    That f+ckin sucks. Love him or hate him, who’s more fun to watch?

  42. Skol Vikes says: Jan 25, 2010 10:55 AM

    sorry it had to end like this brett.
    even your magic couldn’t break the vikings curse

  43. Silver Back says: Jan 25, 2010 10:55 AM

    Good. That should keep packers fans busy with something to gloat about all summer….until he returns in September and spanks their butts again. What do packer fans do in the offseason? ESPN should do a documentary. Do they farm and store grain for the cold winter? Do the women knit blankets while the men prepare firewood? Maybe a TV series would be fun. The Little Fudge Packers on the Prairie. Brett Favre can play as “Pa” since he’ll always be their daddy.

  44. CYGNUS X-1 says: Jan 25, 2010 10:57 AM

    stop it now!why can’t the press just focus on what he did in the game?he choked again and his team lost!no more favre!he has nothing to with the superbowl hype so don’t mention him!if he retires then that’s all you have to say,today lord favre annouce his retirment and that’s it it!stop playing to this guy’s massive ego with all the will he or won’t he crap!

  45. argos says: Jan 25, 2010 10:58 AM

    He had a his best year statistically in MN. But he’s risking quality of life at this age.
    He’s got some football left in my opinion, so, if he loves football so much doesn’t have anything else to do, why not come back and split reps with another qb, so he’ll increase his odds on walking without robotic legs when he’s 50?

  46. internettoughguy says: Jan 25, 2010 10:58 AM

    Great, now we are left with T-Junk and Sage Hosenfeffer …. the battle for mediocrity. From penthouse to outhouse Vikings fans.

  47. someone_smarter_than_you says: Jan 25, 2010 11:00 AM

    First question…at what point did Ed Werder quit french kissing Jerry Jones to leave Dallas to get this report?
    Secondly, I hate the fact that Favre played for the Vikings this year (not played football, played for the Vikings) but it’s clear he can still play. Everyone wants to push him out the door telling him he’s washed up and old, but regardless of all the talk, he’ll be missed by football fans everywhere when he’s gone. His indecisivness won’t be missed, but as a player, there’s none like him and few (if any) better. The “only one” super bowl victory isn’t so bad….ask Dan Marino.

  48. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 11:00 AM

    Rocky(Favre) will come back to Mick (Chilly) this Summer and want to give it one more shot at the title. Going out that way would eat him away for life. The Vikings can be even better next year,more experienced.They are the best,just choked.

  49. STOUTJEFF says: Jan 25, 2010 11:02 AM

    Favre was more forthright that is not true he has never been forthright!

  50. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jan 25, 2010 11:02 AM

    Favre can always ask for his release and play for the Cardinals…that is…if Warner retires hahaha

  51. jimmySee says: Jan 25, 2010 11:03 AM

    Brett needs to find a high school near Hattiesburg that needs a coach; or at least an assistant.

  52. jimmySee says: Jan 25, 2010 11:04 AM

    Brett needs to find a high school near Hattiesburg that needs a coach; or at least an assistant.

  53. greenbaygamera says: Jan 25, 2010 11:04 AM

    Favre had a hell of a year. All the haters and doubters can’t take that away.

  54. MuskyHunter2542 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:04 AM

    He will retire till August!!!

  55. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 11:05 AM

    Ambrose says:
    January 25, 2010 10:53 AM
    Favre will probably wait until he sees if Brees gets hurt in the SuperBowl or not, opening up a spot on a team that “gives him the best chance of winning” next year
    ===================================
    Ambrose,you are the biggest sack of shit on PFT.That says ALOT! The Vikings are the best in the NFC. Anyone who says the Saints beat us don’t know ball.They are good but we beat ourselves.Even my 9 year old figured that out asshole.

  56. jtownflood says: Jan 25, 2010 11:07 AM

    If he really is going to retire this time all he needs to do is issue a brief public statement through a news outlet and move on. No drama filled news conference. And whatever he does DO NOT mention to ANYONE that he is considering playing again.

  57. PackFanNChiTown says: Jan 25, 2010 11:08 AM

    Only three things are certain, death, taxes and Favre costing his team a shot at the SB with a dumba** interception.
    Not to worry Viking fans, Chilly will beg Favre to return once again and The Ego will agree…

  58. rpiotr01 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:08 AM

    slipkid = Deanna Favre

  59. TheVillain112 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:10 AM

    Ed Werder delivering all the news I don’t want to hear about, Favre, anything to do with the Cowboys ,etc…

  60. Mick730 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:12 AM

    The scariest thing I’ve learned today is that Pervy Harvin has children. Way to mess up the gene pool dude.

  61. HarrisonHits says: Jan 25, 2010 11:13 AM

    Geeze he didn’t even wait till the dust settle from the game last night before the waffling began.
    Ugh he could have at least waited till after the SB to start his bullsh*t.

  62. hsf09 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:14 AM

    Please welcome Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels!! Oh wait, Brett hasn’t officially retired yet. I won’t believe it until he is gone for a full year, away from the game. I could see him pull a Roger Clemens and do the half-season treatment; come back halfway through the season.

  63. George Oscar Bluth says: Jan 25, 2010 11:14 AM

    Not this again….-sigh-
    The guy looked lame yesterday, and his team probably should have lost by 14+ save for a sloppy Saints team and an officiating crew (which helped Favre get his jersey tucked in right a couple times!) that desperately wanted Gramps to get back to the big game.
    FAVRE = DONE.

  64. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 11:17 AM

    slipkid – This is not a Gay Pride Site. Please post your candy ass songs elsewhere…no one cares cupcake!

  65. Gbp123 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:17 AM

    Atleast Brad Childress has a proven track record of developing young QB talent… oh wait, no he doesn’t

  66. Krashie2010 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:18 AM

    I knew this was going to start at some time……
    ___________________________________
    Dallas6584…..
    “Greatest quarterback of all time”??????????
    I’d point out how silly that statement is, but it’s far too funny.
    Stop reading the likes of Florio and Peter King and do a little research before you anoint the most overrated QB ever as the “Greatest Ever.”
    Perhaps you’ve never heard of names like: Montana, Unitas, Elway, Staubach?????
    Dallas6584, please give those names (and others) a look……before you embarass yourself even further, or embarass yourself in front of your grandchildren. Because they’ll think that Gramps is nothing but an old fool if you say that Favre (Fa-vruh?) was the greatest of all time.
    Too funny……..

  67. rcpecook says: Jan 25, 2010 11:18 AM

    Werder is full of crap.
    Rumor is he was throwing balls to the local high school football players in the parking lot before class today.
    “Aw shucks I’m just a pathological liar. And Wrangler jeans are AWESOME.”

  68. shaggytoodle says: Jan 25, 2010 11:22 AM

    Favre watch 2010 begins, thank goodness thats Minnesota’s problem now. THANK YOU TED THOMPSON. The vikings should have saved that extra TD vs the cowboys for this week. Thats karma biting him in the ass, everyone knew it was coming sooner or later.
    Favre on the ground
    Favre on the ground
    Looking like a fool cuz the Saints put him down

  69. danlinker says: Jan 25, 2010 11:23 AM

    He accomplished most of what he intended to. Knocked the hell out of the packers twice. Knocked Dallas out of the playoffs (which is something he had trouble with before), and he played very competitive to the last snap of the whole season. He had his best regular season of his career. If he hangs it up now, he did what he needed to. If he comes back, cool, I’m ready to watch this guy another season. If not, that’s cool too.

  70. packersurle says: Jan 25, 2010 11:23 AM

    farve watch – year 6

  71. Smoking Joe says: Jan 25, 2010 11:23 AM

    He will be ready to un-retire as soon as training camp is over.

  72. Filbertkiwi71 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:26 AM

    I don’t believe it. Would Favre really want to end his career with a legacy of having a pivotal interception in his previous two playoff games? I don’t think so.

  73. garylandon41 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:29 AM

    so Brett answered Ed Werder’s question, so what….

  74. pakrguru says: Jan 25, 2010 11:30 AM

    Hey Percy….your team would have won if they didn’t have untimely penalties, untimely fumbles, untimely interceptions, right? They were clearly the best team, and they really should have won that game because they were the best team on the field on Sunday.
    Oh…..and if my aunt had balls, she’d be my uncle.

  75. IsawFloriokissingBrettFavre says: Jan 25, 2010 11:31 AM

    He’s earned the right to do whatever the hell we wants.
    All you idiots haven’t.

  76. Patsfan1776 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:32 AM

    Vikings held hostage – Day 1!

  77. Strick says: Jan 25, 2010 11:34 AM

    Dear Chilly:
    Welcome to my world.
    Love,
    Mike McCarthy

  78. VegasBronco says: Jan 25, 2010 11:35 AM

    Favre got his a$$ kicked. Then lost the game with a pick as usual.
    Now we start the “I think I’m done’ oh wait ‘well see in April when my body heals’.

  79. edgy1957 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:37 AM

    Tick..Tick..Tick..Tick, Brett’s on the clock. I’m going to say the same thing now, that I’ve been saying for years – I’ll believe that he’s gone when the season is over and he’s still not playing. The only thing that I do know will happen is that this will be an almost daily part of the discussion on First And 10 and Skip Bayless will be fawning all over Favre and giving us more reasons why Brett should come back for the good of the game…..puke….

  80. anton_chigur says: Jan 25, 2010 11:38 AM

    Phuck Pharve….

  81. Doral4720 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:39 AM

    Favre has lost all credibility. It is impossible to believe anything he says. We are back to the annual speculation game of will he or won’t he. Who cares!

  82. Ralph says: Jan 25, 2010 11:40 AM

    The Vikings have until the second pre-season game to come up with a replacement. If they don’t have one, Butt Farte can come back one more time. No hostage situation here.

  83. Wrathchild says: Jan 25, 2010 11:42 AM

    He’ll decide after the Vikings release him.

  84. shaggytoodle says: Jan 25, 2010 11:43 AM

    Its nice of Favre to help the Packers out, I believe that they could have done equally as good with T Jack or Sage at QB. Now they sat on the bench for a season, I don’t know if that will set them back or not. I don’t think Favre would help thier development at all, personally I would be mad if I was one of those guys the way Chilly did them wrong. I assume the Vikings will draft a qb with there pick next draft. Then lock Favre out after they say “he’s our guy” he will then go to the Lions to “stick it to ‘em.”

  85. IndyWilson says: Jan 25, 2010 11:43 AM

    Wrong Erdie, With favre, It’s not news.

  86. Lucky5927 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:43 AM

    wydok says:
    January 25, 2010 10:42 AM
    This doesn’t surprise me considering how beat up Favre was after that game.
    Plus this was the second time in his last two NFC Championship games that Favre threw an interception as his last play. Maybe he’s realized that failing to get the Super Bowl two years ago was HIS problem, not the Packers.
    *****************************************
    Hey numbnutts, what game were you watching? The reason Favre failed to get to the Superbowl was “HIS” problem? Favre was not the only reason they lost yesterday. It was a combination of the turnovers (including two fumbles in the redzone), a very questionable pass interferance penalty in OT, a 12th man in the huddle on a key play, and ultraconversavative play calling on the final drive on first and second down once they reached the 31 yard line of the saints. And before you crucify Farve, understand that Sidney Rice was suppose to flatten those routes off and should have made an effort to come back to the ball.
    So to compare this game to the one 2 years ago just demonstrates how idiotic your thinking is. I swear Florio should make people pass a simple IQ test before they are allowed to post on here.

  87. Filbertkiwi71 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:44 AM

    # Filbertkiwi71 says: January 25, 2010 11:26 AM
    I don’t believe it. Would Favre really want to end his career with a legacy of having a pivotal interception in his previous two playoff games? I don’t think so.
    —-
    Corrected for clarity. : Having interceptions knocking his teams out of the playoff in his two most recent appearances, one against the Saints as a
    Viking, and a couple of years ago the one against the Giants as a Packer.

  88. irishgary says: Jan 25, 2010 11:45 AM

    Pervy…….what a stupid post. You lost. Saints move on. At least your queens won’t be 0-5 in super bowls.

  89. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 11:45 AM

    pakrguru says:
    Oh…..and if my aunt had balls, she’d be my uncle.
    ————————————————–
    If you are a Packer fan in WI then I’m sure your aunt does have hairy balls!

  90. TNicks says: Jan 25, 2010 11:48 AM

    I don’t see TomPadre or TheRealPercyHarvin chiming in with their two cents today. Funny how that works. Everyone who knows Favre knew he would throw a costly interception or two yesterday. Everyone who knows the Vikings knew that Peterson would put the ball on the ground at important moments and that their awful coaching would catch up with them(see throwing the ball on third down instead of running it or leaving yourself an extra down for a bad snap on a field goal attempt. The Vikings had their shot at the Superbowl but couldn’t make it and I don’t care how many pieces you have in place, without a game managing qb, you’re fish food. Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels aren’t getting that team to the NFC Championship game next year.

  91. paulhornung says: Jan 25, 2010 11:52 AM

    Hey Pervy…I know I took some some shots in the 60’s when helmets were paper thin, but I read in the Louisville Curious Journal that the score was 31-28…doesn’t that mean the Saints won? Your 9 year old? I thought I saw you on Dateline To Catch a Predator with Chris Hansen…

  92. jbarr says: Jan 25, 2010 11:55 AM

    Welcome vike fans to the semi annual Brett Favre chokefest that has been brought to us every other year since 1995. I’m starting to think that the Pack won in 96 in spite of Brett, not because of him.

  93. JimmySmith says: Jan 25, 2010 11:56 AM

    Whether Favre retires or not will be in direct relationship to the number of times Chilly shows up in Mississippi in his dress and knee pads.
    Who’s running the show? It sure isn’t the front office. This will be worth all the distractions that it will cause and it couldn’t happen to a better franchise.

  94. someone_smarter_than_you says: Jan 25, 2010 11:58 AM

    Silverdog says:
    January 25, 2010 10:47 AM
    If I’m the Vikings, I set a date for a commitment so I can move ahead and get McNabb if he is hesitant. This team can win a SB, and they can’t be left at the alter.
    ————————————————–
    The Vikings “did this” before camp started. Childress changed the date, then allegedly there was no deadline, then Favre HAD to be in by the start of training camp or they were moving on without him, then Childress was picking him up from the airport two weeks into camp. Brett Favre owns Chilly. The best thing Vikes fans can hope for is an “absolute” decision, one way or the other……history suggests otherwise though.

  95. Krashie2010 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:00 PM

    Don’t forget…….this is also about business for the Mississippi Vicodin-popper.
    2011 will be the uncapped year and once he flames out with the Vi-Queens again next year, you know that the overrated egomaniac and his agent will convince someone to pay him $20-$30 million for one year.
    Not only can he not leave the limelight, he also loves the ca$h.
    Get ready for 2 more years of Favre Watch….for a few it will be riveting, but for the rest of us, it will be old news……..
    Just like him throwing interceptions when the game is on the line, which is his true legacy.

  96. Little Tommy says: Jan 25, 2010 12:03 PM

    As a football fan, I’ve loved watching Bret Favre. As a football fan, I’ve hated watching Brat Favre. Please, if there is a God in Heaven, no more Favre-a-paluzza. At this point, he should be treated like horses in a western…just shoot him and put him out of his misery. Please, Bret…ride off into the sunset on your John Deere and let the NFL go on about it’s way….thank you…
    AMEN

  97. hotchick says: Jan 25, 2010 12:03 PM

    “Even Favre knows it this time around, referring to the “eye-rolling” that will happen as he makes his decision.”
    BS on this that he knows it this time around. If he really knew that that is a simple answer to any question concering “Will you play again?
    It is.. “We just lost the NCF title game, and I got the snot kicked out of me in the process. So, I have no idea yet. There are too many emotional variables involved right now to make a rational decision.”
    Instead he answered in a way to keep it going “this time around.”

  98. moreflagsmorefun says: Jan 25, 2010 12:06 PM

    Brett will do what HE want’s , not what YOU think He should do. I have no problem with him returning, if you do change the channel.

  99. shadowman1433 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:08 PM

    And that makes 10 years in a row that farve says the same thing at the end of the season.

  100. JayBot says: Jan 25, 2010 12:09 PM

    “So we’ll try to keep these updates to a minimum.”
    You can keep it too a minimum by only reporting it when he makes a formal decision. Don’t pay any attention to the weather balloons that Favre likes to float via family and friends whenever he feels he’s not getting enough of the national spotlight. We’ve all seen this movie before, and we all know that he will make an early “decision” to retire. He’ll cry. Then, he’ll start with the weather balloons in July, and the actual decision will not be made until the middle of August. Do us a favor, and ignore him until the middle of August.

  101. edgy1957 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:11 PM

    BTW, for those who haven’t been around long enough, the Vikings are the only team to NEVER lose a game. They are the first team to 12-0, 14-0 and 16-0 in the regular season and when you add up all the playoffs, they’ve never lost and they’ve won every Super Bowl ever played (Plus all the pre-Super Bowl NFL championships). They are the unrecognized record holders at 19-0 and the Dolphins only went 16-1 and lost to them in the Super Bowl (for 3 years in a row).
    The problem isn’t that their team didn’t lose those games but that the refereees always screwed them, even as an expansion team. I’ve never seen a group of fans that have whined as badly as the ViQueens fans and I don’t think that I ever will.

  102. sdffa11 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:13 PM

    im so done with this circus. same $hit every year. until he files his retirement papers, ill never believe another word this phony choke artist says.

  103. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 12:17 PM

    Lucky5927 says:
    January 25, 2010 11:43 AM
    Hey numbnutts, what game were you watching? The reason Favre failed to get to the Superbowl was “HIS” problem? Favre was not the only reason they lost yesterday. It was a combination of the turnovers (including two fumbles in the redzone), a very questionable pass interferance penalty in OT, a 12th man in the huddle on a key play, and ultraconversavative play calling on the final drive on first and second down once they reached the 31 yard line of the saints. And before you crucify Farve, understand that Sidney Rice was suppose to flatten those routes off and should have made an effort to come back to the ball.
    So to compare this game to the one 2 years ago just demonstrates how idiotic your thinking is. I swear Florio should make people pass a simple IQ test before they are allowed to post on here.
    —————————-
    Yeah, the turnovers were the problem, not Favre. Wait a minute.. Favre had three turnovers himself. No one else had more than one.
    I wouldn’t pin the blame for this loss on Favre, but he made the most boneheaded play in the entire game when he threw that INT back across the field.
    Here were his choices:
    – Run 10 yards and out and kick a long FG.
    – Pass the ball to the wide open receiver 10 yards right in front of him and attempt a long FG.
    – Throw it away and kick an unlikely very long FG.
    – Or throw a terrible INT and give up any chance to win in regulation.
    In his own mind Favre’s always the hero, so he has to save the day and he naturally chose the last option. The gunslinger came out at the most inopportune time. And haven’t we been saying all along it would happen? Congrats to Favre for keeping it in check until the NFC championship. I didn’t think he had it in him.
    I’ll agree–you can’t blame the whole loss on him. But if he doesn’t make that stupid pass they have a chance to score the game-winning points. He threw it away. Not Peterson, not Childress, not Rice. Favre threw away their last chance to score.

  104. JayBot says: Jan 25, 2010 12:18 PM

    “I’m starting to think that the Pack won in 96 in spite of Brett, not because of him.”
    The Pack won that Super Bowl compliments of a kick returner on a hot streak, a Hall of Fame defensive end in his prime, and an opposing coach who already had his bags packed for the Jets.

  105. moreflagsmorefun says: Jan 25, 2010 12:21 PM

    Packers should sign Farve, they need a QB and he swept them this year so they will win two games right there………

  106. Popeye says: Jan 25, 2010 12:28 PM

    what a pussy

  107. Emoney says: Jan 25, 2010 12:29 PM

    Viking fans say that Packer fans have every excuse as to why we lost games in the past, but Viking fans are doing the EXACT same thing right now.

  108. alewatcher says: Jan 25, 2010 12:30 PM

    Liar

  109. CaptainFantastik says: Jan 25, 2010 12:37 PM

    Brett’s legacy isn’t throwing season-ending picks in 2 NFC Championship games. In actuality he’s ended his team’s season 7 out of this century’s first 10 years with turnover-laden performances.

  110. Krashie2010 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:37 PM

    Favre reminds me of Elvis in 1977…….
    He’s got a bunch of Yes-Men (Florio, Peter King, Schefter, Rich Eisen) telling him how great he is, when everyone else has known for the past 5 years he doesn’t have it anymore.
    Give Favre a white jumpsuit and a bunch of prescriptions (wait! he tried that already!) and the transition will be complete.

  111. yvrhawksfan says: Jan 25, 2010 12:37 PM

    it’s funny when you see Favre’s peers Troy Aokman and Steve Young (both SB ring winners) report from the broadcast booth and realize how classy and humble they are. I am SURE they too could compete but unlike that wishy-washy Favre – they had the decency to allow new QBs into the league by not “hogging” the limelight longer than necessary simply out of ego and greed.
    I am GLAD the Saints “punished” this ole’ fool and finished his dream-run. Now perhaps you’ll bow out albeit not so gracefully.

  112. someone_smarter_than_you says: Jan 25, 2010 12:39 PM

    JayBot says:
    January 25, 2010 12:18 PM
    “I’m starting to think that the Pack won in 96 in spite of Brett, not because of him.”
    The Pack won that Super Bowl compliments of a kick returner on a hot streak, a Hall of Fame defensive end in his prime, and an opposing coach who already had his bags packed for the Jets.
    ————————————————–
    SB XXXI – Favre 14/27 246 yds, 2TD, 0 INT, 1 rushing TD
    Desmond Howard was on a “hot streak” all year slap nuts. He broke the record for most return yards (punt) in a single season.
    Reggie White retired two years later. He was well past his prime, just still dominant.
    Please, keep posting, your comments and lack of knowledge are amusing to us all.

  113. mwcarolina says: Jan 25, 2010 12:43 PM

    so now he will retire and end up playing for another team, so which team will it be?

  114. edgy1957 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:48 PM

    For all the whining about the refs, let’s not forget that the penalties were 5 to 9 in favor of the ViQueens. Oh and what did penalties have to do with the turnovers, which had more to do with their losing than the penalties (Plus the Saints dropped a potential interception). I’m NOT a fan of the Saints but in my opinion, they won that game with their play and NOT the referees.

  115. CTifer says: Jan 25, 2010 1:00 PM

    Why would anyone even report on what he says right now? Does it matter?
    Even if he said “I am 100% absolutely done. I’m retiring effective immediately” there would be no guarantee that he wouldn’t be in [INSERT TEAM NAME HERE]’s camp come September.

  116. favresux says: Jan 25, 2010 1:09 PM

    I’m still laughing

  117. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 25, 2010 1:22 PM

    if the vikings make some offseason signings or trades, he’ll be back.
    one i am predicting as an outside chance:
    Trade for Randy Moss. I have a feeling New England is fed up with the guy and would shop him this year. I think NE is going younger, and Randy is getting older. If they shop Randy Moss, Favre will be the first on the phone to Ziggy. That will be the sure way to get Favre to come back: get Randy Moss. Favre has wanted that for years.
    Hey, I can dream can’t I?
    but I’m interested to see what Jackson can do after watching Favre. He already had experience, and guys that backed up Favre have done well. See, I complimented Aaron Rogers. I’m not stupid. He is great.
    the one thing Jackson has: mobility.
    another thing Jackson has: very injury prone. big time.

  118. njcheesehead72 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:32 PM

    My prediction is he will “retire” in a tear-jerking press conference, and then he will un-retire right before the first game of the pre-season.
    Brett Favre isn’t retired until week 1 goes by and he isn’t in uniforn for a NFL team. He won’t admit it, but he loves that ironman streak.

  119. George Oscar Bluth says: Jan 25, 2010 1:33 PM

    Edgy1957, I totally agree. No Vikings fan can complain about the officiating, there were at least 3 horrid calls that went the Vikes way.

  120. downsouth49er says: Jan 25, 2010 1:35 PM

    highly unlikely until superbowl week and he’ll start dropping hints about returning and we won’t be hearing about the game but instead about this anus

  121. DJ says: Jan 25, 2010 1:36 PM

    Listen to this gem by Lucky9527:
    And before you crucify Farve, understand that Sidney Rice was suppose to flatten those routes off and should have made an effort to come back to the ball.
    I don’t know if anyone has the ambition, the drive, or the know-how…..to be any more…..completely and totally stupid with that last statement.
    I mean, you would have to actually spawn with all members of your immediate family to conceive a human being that would be as mentally retarded to repeat the same statement.
    And even then, the inbred would be far more mentally developed than this total stooge.
    This idiot is actually finding fault with the reciever on YET ANOTHER poor decision by the same QB who caused the same exact outcome just 3 seasons ago, under the same exact circumstance.
    But it’s the receiver’s fault?
    The very first thing you heard from a 3 time SB winning QB after Favre (yet again) turns over the football by breaking EVERY SINGLE ELEMENTARY SKILL which which is taught to young men who are just starting out at the same position. I’ll just point out 3 of them.
    3. Do not throw off your back foot.
    2. Do not throw across your body, especially on the run.
    1. ABOVE ALL ELSE, PROTECT AND DO NOT TURN OVER THE FOOTBALL.
    Immediately after the play: Fox Analyst Troy Aikman (VERBATIM):
    “THE FIRST THING THEY TEACH YOU NOT TO DO…But you’re going to see BRETT FAVRE as he rolls out….IF HE JUST RUNS WITH IT! HE’S GOT OPEN FIELD. HE’S GOING TO PICK UP 10, MAYBE 15 YDS. THEN THEY ARE *OBVIOUSLY* IN FIELD GOAL RANGE!”
    “THIS IS THE CARDINAL SIN FOR ANY QB: THROWING BACK ACROSS THE GRAIN AS YOU ARE ROLLING TO YOUR RIGHT. YOU CANNOT SEE DEFENDERS THAT ARE COMING UNDERNEATH IN PURSUIT….”
    Your witness.
    And Lucky9527? Just swallow some Drano so you do not contaminate the rest of the world with your babbling idiot sperm.

  122. H4X0R says: Jan 25, 2010 2:06 PM

    And now it begins.
    Vikings fans you’ve just been favred.

  123. ForeverBrowns says: Jan 25, 2010 2:42 PM

    Really? Not really anything good to say about this guy? He has broken so many records, and in my opinion has been the best QB in the NFL. (And I’m not a die-hard Favre fan.)
    You have to admit, he just wants to play because he LOVES football. What’s so wrong with that?
    He threw an interception…a bad one at that, but he also played an awesome game. You could tell that the Saints were purposely trying to do him in BECAUSE he was such a threat.
    C’mon people. He doesn’t need to be scrutinized like this. How many other quarterbacks could play at 40 so successfully?
    Hey, I wouldn’t mind if he came to Cleveland to resurrect! Maybe he could teach Brady how to persevere.

  124. mamal says: Jan 25, 2010 2:47 PM

    Nobody really cares what Favre says about retirment. He’ll do what he wants at the last minute, getting the contract he doesn’t really deserve, all of the kudos and praise he deserved 10 years ago. He had a great showing yesterday other than the amount of grass he ate!
    Hang it up dude, enjoy your family, money and memories of your fabulous career!

  125. Richm2256 says: Jan 25, 2010 2:54 PM

    I think it’s a f–cking riot that of all the ways that Favre could have ended the Viking’s season, he ends it with a dumbass typical “Gunslinger” Favre special, right to the opposing team.
    Perfect.
    Couldn’t have written this ending if you wanted to, not a single person would have believed you. Not THIS time, not AGAIN! Must be exasperating for his coaches, his fans, and himself that he overcame so much to have such a great year with so much promise, only to end up being ……. Brett Favre.
    Seriously, Vikes fans ….. do you REALLY want this guy to do this to you AGAIN?
    I am laughing my ass off at this drama queen prima-donna. Perfect ending to this a$$hole’s season. And Brett, if the day ever comes that you’re standing on a podium in Canton Ohio, we’re going to tell you to get the hell off the stage and make way for someone who KNEW how to finish the job.
    The football fans of America will ALWAYS remember you for those two – not one, but TWO – season ending, ain’t going to the Super Bowl, brain-dead, gunslinger interceptions.
    PERFECT!

  126. steve says: Jan 25, 2010 3:00 PM

    Same old thing
    the media gives him a forum
    and we all eat it up
    I give him credit for playing at a high level
    but tired of the self serving attitude
    me me me me me
    lets all move on
    i will not read another Farve article

  127. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 3:13 PM

    steve says:
    January 25, 2010 3:00 PM
    i will not read another Farve article
    —————————
    But you’re saying you’ll read plenty of FAVRE articles, right? Either that’s an unfortunate misspelling or you’re just crossing your fingers.

  128. no_fam says: Jan 25, 2010 3:26 PM

    Who cares? Maybe if he gets no press he’ll just go away.

  129. TrueBlue4#9 says: Jan 25, 2010 4:20 PM

    Promises, promises, just empty promises. I’m so tired of Favre and his martyrdom. First he’s injured, then he’s okay, then he’s laying on the field as if he’s really injured, then he’s ready to play again. Good riddance if this is finally for real.

  130. JayBot says: Jan 25, 2010 4:22 PM

    “Desmond Howard was on a “hot streak” all year slap nuts. He broke the record for most return yards (punt) in a single season.”
    Howard scored 3 TD’s on returns during the 16-game regular season, and it was clearly his career year. HOWEVER, he scored 2 TD’s on returns in 3 post season games, including the back-breaking kick-off return in the Super Bowl. Howard had 244 yards (2 yards less than Favre’s passing total) on kick returns in that game. Regardless of whether or not it came within a career year, it was a hot streak.
    “Reggie White retired two years later. He was well past his prime, just still dominant.”
    Fine, I’ll concede the semantic argument on this one. He was technically not in his prime considering the numbers he put up in Philly early on, but in 1998 (two years AFTER this Super Bowl), he still managed 16 sacks (4th highest of his career) and 4 forced fumbles (highest total in his career). Still, he was not in his prime.
    “…slap nuts…”
    Do your parents know you’re on the Internet?

  131. southernboi727 says: Jan 25, 2010 4:23 PM

    Dude should just retire. This retiring crap has been goin on for the last 5 or 6 years now. This dude Favre is the biggest pre madona in all of the sports of the world. After he beat the addiction to painkillers and his wife went through with cancer, its been like he’s never been off TV. Just sick and tired of this guy getting so much limelight. He needs to just let the game go. But then it would only be a matter of time before you see Favre and Gruden and tireco in the booth for MNF.
    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  132. raideralex99 says: Jan 25, 2010 7:31 PM

    Wow … I didn’t realize that there is that many morons out there … I guess other than Brees and Peyton all the other QBs in the NFL should retire.
    Seriously I would rather watch a 50 year old Favre play than JaMarcus who has NO CLUE how to play QB.

  133. edgy1957 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:39 PM

    raideralex99 says: Seriously I would rather watch a 50 year old Favre play than JaMarcus who has NO CLUE how to play QB.
    **************************************
    Do you even have a clue about Favre? He was a wild reckless DRUNK, who didn’t take his job seriously and his coach in Atlanta would have pulled someone off the streets rather than put him in the lineup. If the Falcons hadn’t traded him to Green Bay, he might not have done any better than Russell and drunk himself out of the league. As it was, he continued to party hard in Green Bay and it took an injury to Don Majkowski to get him into the lineup and then he enhanced his drunk with Vicoden, which led to addiction that only Gregory House could appreciate. I’m not saying that JR can be another Favre, just that he started out on the wrong foot and both he and the team are responsible for him being here (Who hires a snot-nosed kid to be the QB coach for their franchise QB and keeps him around for 2 years…..Da Raiders).

  134. NFL Forever says: Jan 26, 2010 12:48 AM

    Kurt Warner is thinking about retirement and is discussing it with his family. I guess the reason we haven’t heard anything about his situation is because he had class.

  135. rottenwill says: Jan 26, 2010 11:09 AM

    They let down a lot of people. I know hes one of the greats but it was very dissapointing.

  136. slegeir says: Jan 26, 2010 8:09 PM

    Of course it wasn’t his fault. Never was, never will be. Everyone else is to blame. We’re all idiots!

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