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Brett Favre needs ankle surgery

If Brett Favre is going to play in 2010, he’s going to have to go through ankle surgery first.

Favre told ESPN’s Ed Werder that his left ankle, which he injured in the NFC Championship Game, has continued to be painful and swollen for months. Favre visited Dr. James Andrews, who told him surgery will be unavoidable if he wants to play again.

Favre indicated that he doesn’t want the surgery but that he might have it because of his affection for the Vikings and his belief that they can win the Super Bowl.

“We have spoken,” Favre said in an e-mail to Werder. “To play again, I would need the surgery, as I suspected. This decision would be easy if not for my teammates and the fans and the entire Vikings staff. One year truly felt like 10 — much like Green Bay for many years. That’s what I was missing in my heart I suppose, a [sense] of belonging.”

UPDATE: As some readers have pointed out, the quote originally read “a since of belonging.” We’re not sure whether Favre misspelled “sense” in his e-mail to Werder or whether ESPN misspelled “sense” in posting the e-mail online, but the quote in the ESPN.com article has now been changed from “since” to “sense.”

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  1. generalbo says: Apr 30, 2010 11:01 AM

    Vikings fans: Take care to avoid injury as you exit the bandwagon

  2. Occam says: Apr 30, 2010 11:01 AM

    This is clearly a ploy by Brett’s attention-whorish ankle to remain in the national spotlight. What a prima-dankle.

  3. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:02 AM

    he’ll be back

  4. RossyRoss says: Apr 30, 2010 11:02 AM

    What a turd!

  5. Hauschild says: Apr 30, 2010 11:03 AM

    Let’s watch the hate mongers grab this one and run with it. I love it!
    How can you NOT love Brett Favre? He’s pretty much a man’s man, he goes about his business, but he’s also not afraid to poke a stick in anybody’s eye.
    Long live this Son-of-a-Bitch!

  6. CsanBoySmith says: Apr 30, 2010 11:03 AM

    “This decision would be easy if not for my teammates, and the fans and the entire Vikings’ staff.”
    Kind of like the decision to throw rather than run, right?

  7. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 30, 2010 11:03 AM

    so we’ll kno the answer when he gets surgery, ok that makes it easy

  8. Big Stretch says: Apr 30, 2010 11:03 AM

    He will time it perfectly so that this year he will have legitimate excuse for missing the entire preseason.

  9. mooremi9 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:04 AM

    Anyway to suck up the airwaves Brett, you self endulged egotistical maniac.

  10. HawgNSonsTV2 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:04 AM

    He’s a Hawg…FOR LIFE!

  11. Jabroni says: Apr 30, 2010 11:05 AM

    packers fans will talk shit but they just chubbed up a bit

  12. hsf09 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:05 AM

    It was only a matter of time before he stole the headlines.

  13. Evpimp says: Apr 30, 2010 11:05 AM

    OOOHHH S*** HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!

  14. J says: Apr 30, 2010 11:05 AM

    At least this will force him to make his decision sooner than later.

  15. drumbug71 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:05 AM

    Wow. This is either a) a tear-jerker story that Favre will use to show how tough he is (because he’ll end up playing anyway) or b) a really surprising end to the “will-he-won’t he” question that’s been going on for 5 years. Who would have thought that Favre would be forced out of the NFL by an injury?

  16. Darth Jay says: Apr 30, 2010 11:06 AM

    Um… Brett… it’s a day away from being May… don’t you think this is information you should have given everybody, I don’t know, a few months ago? Or maybe even, I don’t know, got it taken care of?
    This guy is such a tool. Seriously, the guy needs to get over himself. It’s pretty much MAY. Free agents have been signed, the draft is over, and this guy is stringing everyone along like a total douchebag. Screw him.

  17. Slow Joe says: Apr 30, 2010 11:06 AM

    I’ve never been on the “Favre is a drama queen” bus. He’s actually one of my favorite QBs ever. (And I’m neither a Packer of Viking fan.)
    But yeah, he is a little attention-whorish.

  18. CapsLockKey says: Apr 30, 2010 11:06 AM

    So basically if Favre is seen in Dr. Andrew’s office, he’s coming back.

  19. Simer03 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:06 AM

    do it Favre, PLEASE…..dont make us watch Tarvaris try and lead this team, PLEASE!! :(

  20. Ruvell100 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:07 AM

    Vikings fans rejoice! He said he loves you!
    You ever see the old Burl Ives “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” movie? Vikings fans are jumping up and down, eyes rolling around, “He like me! He thinks I’m cute! I’m cute!”

  21. MooninLambeau says: Apr 30, 2010 11:07 AM

    For THE FANS!!! He’s talkin’ bout ME!!!! Super Bowl Champs 2011 Here we come!

  22. Lance says: Apr 30, 2010 11:07 AM

    He’s retiring

  23. ipeefreely says: Apr 30, 2010 11:07 AM

    And away we go…

  24. Huskersrule says: Apr 30, 2010 11:08 AM

    He hasn’t had surgery yet? How convenient, now he can miss training camp again.

  25. Jimair1 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:08 AM

    Good thing the ViQueens were patient, assumed #4 was coming back and didn’t draft a QB. Tavaris Jackson is just as good….right…right??

  26. Muscat says: Apr 30, 2010 11:08 AM

    And let me guess, if he has the surgery, he wouldn’t be able to participate in any off-season or training camp stuff, huh? Gosh, I’m so surprised by this development.

  27. tradebait9 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:08 AM

    A surgically repaired ankle Brett Farve is STILL better than a healthy Tarvaras Jackson or Sage Rosenfels.

  28. bbww40 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:08 AM

    Cue the crying!

  29. footballrulz says: Apr 30, 2010 11:09 AM

    Oh no. Now it’ll be Favre & his ankle stories from now until kick off of the regular season. So, is he gonna have it, or not? How long does he have to make the decision so he can be ready for the start of the season? Could it possibly be that he won;t be ready until week 2 if he has that surgery? (week one could be ugly). How long has he known about this? Did Chilly know? Will there be a schism? Do Packer fans really drink too much? Is the metrodome really a s**thole?
    Stay tuned–I’m sure there’s more to come.
    Here we go—-

  30. Broohaha33 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:09 AM

    this is just another built-in excuse if he comes out and sucks. oh and another reason why the vikings fans will claim they would’ve won.

  31. Bee_Arthur says: Apr 30, 2010 11:09 AM

    Question – Does Ed Werder mow his lawn, clean his pool, or something else that he’s so close with Favre?

  32. Bwa Ha Ha says: Apr 30, 2010 11:10 AM

    So, Did Bart Farvereee just notice this little problem?
    How often does he change his socks?

  33. $DezBryantsMom$ says: Apr 30, 2010 11:10 AM

    He’s coming back and making the Packers his bitch two more times in 2010.

  34. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Apr 30, 2010 11:10 AM

    Annnnnnd lemme guess. He’ll skip OTAs because he’s still hurt, then time the surgery so the recovery lasts through half of training camp. Seen this movie before.

  35. RossyRoss says: Apr 30, 2010 11:11 AM

    What a turd!

  36. Chris Fiorentino says: Apr 30, 2010 11:11 AM

    I am seriously so freaking sick of Brett Favre. Please learn from Walter Jones and STFU.

  37. Deb says: Apr 30, 2010 11:13 AM

    If the ankle has been painful and swollen for months, I’d think it would be an easy decision either way. Even if he’s not planning to play, does he want to hobble around on an injured ankle for the rest of his days? He should have taken care of this in February.

  38. bigfog says: Apr 30, 2010 11:13 AM

    Favre is the reincarnation of a 50s era soap opera. All that’s missing is the organ music that swells at particularly dramatic moments.

  39. Gregjennings85 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:13 AM

    Come on back, old man. We have a few dozen elite pass rushers that want to get a crack at your weak, old ankle.

  40. Shalhoub66 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:13 AM

    haha all you packers haters brett had a great year last year but now all the offseason questions. BUT ARod is the best young qb in the NFL and hes going to be amazing for 10 more years haha, today is a great day to be a PACKERS fan.

  41. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 30, 2010 11:13 AM

    At least this guy is actually injured, unlike Lebron Pussing it up and over-dramatizing his “Sprained Elbow”
    NBA players suck.

  42. snowpack says: Apr 30, 2010 11:16 AM

    He’s probably already had the surgery. Just like he had the bicep surgery last year. You have to give in order to get. If you felt like you didn’t belong in GB the last few years, maybe because it was how you treated others and put yourself above everyone else. Geez, this man has no clue!

  43. garylandon41 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:16 AM

    It seems like when this website reports Favre news, they make it sound like Favre called a press conference to tell everyone about himself. Ed Werder called him and Ed reported it. The haters are unbelievable.So Favre is an attention whore and egomaniac because he talked to a reporter that contacted him.
    The Media has created the Favre story

  44. MuskyHunter2542 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:17 AM

    I mean, he could take a knee! And try a 56 yard field goal! This is not Detroit, man! This is the Super Bowl!

  45. BigMikey says: Apr 30, 2010 11:17 AM

    Timing is everything. The translation here is, you know, “see you in September, Chilly!”.

  46. CsanBoySmith says: Apr 30, 2010 11:18 AM

    # Simer03 says: April 30, 2010 11:06 AM
    do it Favre, PLEASE…..dont make us watch Tarvaris try and lead this team, PLEASE!! :(
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Simer03, cheer up, at least you took a mediocre CB and a Caucasian RB instead of Colt McCoy or Claussen.

  47. cbrianwatkins says: Apr 30, 2010 11:18 AM

    does anyone on this effin website proof read?
    florio – how does nbc pay you with such a shotty product
    since when is the word SENSE, replaced with SINCE?
    can’t wait for my post to NOT get approved, whilst MDS’ blog gets fixed

  48. mmdd1111 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:20 AM

    And the Drama Queen is back. He hurt the damn ankle how many months ago? Why the heck hasn’t he had the surgery yet? He knows full well he is coming back, so he decided to have the surgery now so he can miss training camp. I am so sick of the guy. Please go away Favre!!!!!!!!

  49. rpiotr01 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:20 AM

    Wow, way to throw your time in GB under the bus you louse. Hope you come back and Julius Peppers breaks that damn ankle in half.

  50. SF Saints Fan says: Apr 30, 2010 11:20 AM

    “Favre indicated that he doesn’t want the surgery but that he might have it because of his affection for the Vikings and his belief that they can win the Super Bowl.”
    Brett, in order to win the Super Bowl you first have to get to the Super Bowl. The Vikings will not get to the Super Bowl following the 2010 season. As much as I hate to say it, the Cowboys are better (I really hate saying that.) and the Saints are better.
    Another question for PFT. Can Favre undergo surgery and take pain medication given his prior addiction to painkillers in the past? This is a serious question. I think Favre is a HOF player and a very gutsy guy, but I would hate to see him revert to being addicted to pain medication because of his misguided belief that the Vikings can win the Super Bowl.

  51. packfan4ever says: Apr 30, 2010 11:21 AM

    way to F your team brett! i love it! if this report had come out 1 week ago you know the vikes would have jumped all over clausen with that 2nd round pick… now they are screwed. awesome.

  52. favrejersey says: Apr 30, 2010 11:22 AM

    So the point is he indeed has a plan to wear back Vikings jersey? Wowa, I am expecting.

  53. lololnpnp says: Apr 30, 2010 11:22 AM

    ‘..since of belonging’
    It’s one thing for you hacks to never edit your own garbage but you’re now misspelling quoted material? I imagine that there is a single monkey behind this site who goes by different aliases and works for ‘nanas.

  54. robert ethan says: Apr 30, 2010 11:24 AM

    Right, morons, I’m sure Brett has been calling Werder on a daily basis for the past few months trying to get this information out.
    Finally Ed had a free moment to return his call and thought, “Oh hell why not add this to the column, it’s a slow day for football news, and it will probably generate a few original and witty comments, if nothing else. Favre is a nuisance, but I sure have a lot of respect for all those message board critics. Life would be so much poorer without their valuable input”.

  55. schism says: Apr 30, 2010 11:24 AM

    Who’s Brett Farve?

  56. lebowski says: Apr 30, 2010 11:25 AM

    If you wanted to feel a sense of belonging, maybe you shouldn’t have holed up in your own locker room and office like a pouty little bitch. Asshole.

  57. PurpleRaid12 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:25 AM

    Ruvell just wet his pants…

  58. footballrulz says: Apr 30, 2010 11:27 AM

    This one cracks the top 10 by 4:00 at the latest

  59. raider_from_az says: Apr 30, 2010 11:27 AM

    shouldn’t that be a “sense of belonging” not a “since of belonging” ?

  60. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Apr 30, 2010 11:30 AM

    Oh my!!! We forgot about Brett for a couple of weeks. Thank goodness ole #4 is there to drum up another drama to get his name in the news again.
    Will he have surgery? Will he not? I can hardly wait for the answer! Yet I must. Because we the fans are on Favre’s time, not our own.

  61. BcS_h8er says: Apr 30, 2010 11:31 AM

    And so starts another “Summer of Favre”…………..

  62. bluestree says: Apr 30, 2010 11:31 AM

    Simer03 says:
    April 30, 2010 11:06 AM
    do it Favre, PLEASE…..PLEASE!! :(
    —————————————–
    Ah, more begging, that’s the ticket! You know, now that he’s used to Childo kissing his ass, it won’t be enough. He’ll need more attention, more adulation. And all that crap about the draft, and Big Ben…..he needs back in the news!
    Got to mention the “disdain” for surgery. May not want to play cuz of it. Better beg him. Had shoulder surgery last year, but this is the ankle! Twice in two years, he may not be able to do it. Need some pleading from fans. Need teamates to comment how much he is wanted. Perhaps some flydowns to kiss the ring.

  63. KingJoe! says: Apr 30, 2010 11:31 AM

    Awwww was no one talking about the great Brett Farve anymore? Did he really need to update anyone on this, except for the fact that PFT hadnt written an article on him in a week or so.

  64. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Apr 30, 2010 11:33 AM

    This proves the loyalty of Vikings fans. He made a mistake that was heartbreaking, but we still are begging him to come back.

  65. geaux says: Apr 30, 2010 11:33 AM

    “a since of belonging”? Really? Do you guys check the grammar before you post?

  66. alfredb says: Apr 30, 2010 11:35 AM

    So, if Favre isn’t coming back, he’s going to walk around with a swollen ankle from now on?

  67. pacificamike says: Apr 30, 2010 11:35 AM

    dude its america… brett can have the surgery whenever he wants

  68. PURPLESTEEZ says: Apr 30, 2010 11:35 AM

    FARVE 4 PRESIDENT

  69. littlejimmy says: Apr 30, 2010 11:36 AM

    He just does not want to play the Saints in the 1st game of the season,,he’ll be back in the 3rd or 4th game,, to save the season…that is…until he sees the Saints in the playoffs and throws one of his patented NFC Championship game INTs…WHO DAT!!!

  70. Sterling says: Apr 30, 2010 11:36 AM

    Why is Favre a turd or “attention-whorish” for making this announcement? Obviously some people would damn him for this, and damn him if he DIDN’T make the announcement. I think he’s just letting people know where he is in the process.
    The amazing thing is that he played an entire half, in a championship game at a high level, with an ankle so messed up that months of healing hasn’t taken care of it. I hope those f***tard referees who failed to call the roughing the passer/illegal hit penalty on the play that ruined his ankle realize that they are probably responsible for Favre missing possibly his last chance at a Super Bowl. And I hope Chilly realizes next time that if your QB has a bum ankle – with the attendant trouble planting the foot that that would entail, never mind the difficulty running – you don’t send him on a roll-out on the biggest play of the game.

  71. Packman316 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:37 AM

    WTF?? “That’s what I was missing in my heart I suppose, a since of belonging.”
    Memo to Brett: Take your stupid ankle and stay in Mississippi you fool.
    What an ungrateful TURD!!!
    I don’t normally wish for people to get hurt but here’s to hoping that when the IDIOT does decide to play that something happens and he can’t play for most of the season.
    Would serve him and the Vikequeens right!!!
    I would bet that I am not the only one out there with that same sentiment….I may be one of few to voice my Opinion!!

  72. Thorpie says: Apr 30, 2010 11:38 AM

    Every time he steps on the injured ankle, he’s reminded of the beating he took in the NFCCG. Then, he looks at the schedule and the flashbacks start…visions of the Superdome ceiling, the deafening crowd noise, the perfect pass to Porter. If he’s smart he’ll time the surgery so his first game back is week 2 or it could be a very short season!

  73. Cereal Blogger says: Apr 30, 2010 11:39 AM

    Vikings say – THAT INFORMATION WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY USEFUL TO ME BEFORE THE DRAFT !!!
    I like how Favre waits until after the draft to disclose (or learn) this so he can be the center of attention. Nobody cares Brett

  74. AlanSaysYo says: Apr 30, 2010 11:39 AM

    Only a douche would sit on an ankle injury for 3+ months and then announce he needs surgery to keep playing. File that under “information the team needed to know in February.” Selfish move by a selfish buffoon.

  75. Thatdude23 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:40 AM

    He will be back top 5 QB of all time

  76. bvan says: Apr 30, 2010 11:41 AM

    Amputate ! ! !

  77. wydok says: Apr 30, 2010 11:42 AM

    “One year truly felt like 10 — much like Green Bay for many years. That’s what I was missing in my heart I suppose, a since of belonging.”
    Was that a dig at Green Bay? He felt like he didn’t belong anymore? REALLY??
    I think the Vicodin got to his brain.

  78. Bolric says: Apr 30, 2010 11:42 AM

    Drama Queen and media whore!

  79. jetboy says: Apr 30, 2010 11:43 AM

    why did he wait to now? what ??? he had no idea he needed this in Feb 2010?????

  80. robert ethan says: Apr 30, 2010 11:43 AM

    “Mr” Rodgers looked older than Favre before he finished high school, FudgePackers. Guy has all the charisma of a grey cardigan sweater.
    As for Itty Bitty Dwoo Bwees, I think a little payback is due the little man on opening night. Sustained Third Degree Assault for 3 hours. Course they have to pay off the refs down in that trailer trash sewer pit the world knows as The Big Sleazy.

  81. PackAttackBackMan says: Apr 30, 2010 11:43 AM

    “One year truly felt like 10 — much like Green Bay for many years. That’s what I was missing in my heart I suppose, a since of belonging.”
    What a tool….. There are 100 million different reasons why he should just STFU about Green Bay and be thankful for his time here. Yeah yeah, I know he did a lot for GB too, but he needs to just let go……
    The Packers knew what they had in Rodgers and clearly made the right decision. Only people who can not accept that FACT, are Minnesota fans and Favre himself.
    S0 basically, the blind is leading the blind……

  82. sdffa11 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:44 AM

    hes got everyone wrapped around his finger. he’s been using excuses to skip training camp for years. if he was really committed he would have had the surgury early on instead of waiting till may to decide

  83. stan26 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:46 AM

    Lets see:
    Don’t want to compete with schedule being announced
    Don’t want to compete with the draft.
    Big Ben stories now off front page.
    Most of Dez stories now off front page.
    The timing is now!
    PFT will milk this right up to starting day.

  84. nosferatu says: Apr 30, 2010 11:48 AM

    Wow, how do u not get the surgery right away, this story is so tired but we all better get used to it for the next few months. What a joke, come on Brett just go ahead a just tell everyone that u coming back with your excuse in your back pocket.

  85. Just JTO says: Apr 30, 2010 11:48 AM

    Just a ploy to squeeze more cash out of the Vikes.

  86. JimmySmith says: Apr 30, 2010 11:50 AM

    I don’t think his legacy will be fully intact if he doesn’t come back and throw one more season ending INT. I mean, anyone can throw an INT in a NFC championship OT game (vs. Giants), throw another INT in an OT playoff game (vs. Eagles) and throw an INT to end their playoff hopes (vs. Saints), but the record will truly be unbreakable if he comes back in 2010, leads the Vikings to the playoffs and then cements his QB legacy but choking away yet another game with an INT. That would truly be legendary and out of the reach of any other QB.
    And should the Vikings not make the playoffs (despite the claims that they are a lock to win the Superbowl) the surgery will serve as a convenient excuse and a lot more believable one than last year’s sob story that he was coming back because his teen age daughter (the non child bearing one) asked him to win a Superbowl. If that were really true, he would have signed with almost any other team except the Vikings because history has not been good to their trophy case, or lack thereof.

  87. PurpleRaid12 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:54 AM

    There is a very simple remedy for you trolls that bitch 24/7
    I’ll give it to you, for free.
    If you’re sick of Brett Favre and/or Favre related articles that pertain to, but do not exclude, stories on injury updates, teammates that want him back, what he tweeted, whether he even can tweet, what he told Mariucci at a Mississippi Ho-down, or whether he slept with your mother, wife or sister… Simply do not read them, it makes you (mostly Packer fans) even more pathetic when you decide to read (if thats possible) a story that clearly has something to do with Favre and whine…

  88. Hauschild says: Apr 30, 2010 11:55 AM

    I LOVE this shit!!! Brett’s got half you candy-asses already in an uproar for answering a simple question.
    Get back to work ya whiny pricks. How many times do you have to be called idiots before it sinks in? Hello? McFly??? Brett does whatever he wants. Accept it. You can’t affect his psyche.
    Favre is a freakin’ HAWG!!!!

  89. sodaknick says: Apr 30, 2010 11:56 AM

    People on here act like Favre contacts the media and says “please come to Hattiesburg so I can stay in the news”. The media hounds the man and he talks to them. It’s that simple. Call this surgery situation an excuse to not come to training camp, or whatever you like. I want him back!

  90. akuehn713 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:57 AM

    He needs a minor scar tissue cleanup, which is a 45 minute procedure and you can walk 2 days afterwards. It’s for pain management and mobility.
    He’s dressing it up to make it sound important.

  91. TiceWasBetter says: Apr 30, 2010 11:58 AM

    Technically Favre would have to show up at Mankato and be on the injured list or otherwise the NFL would force the Vikings to fine Favre every day he misses, right? He is under contract
    So, the ankle injury would be a nice way for him to ‘skip’ camp while rehabbing the ankle.

  92. dakotah says: Apr 30, 2010 11:58 AM

    No doubt the recovery from the surgery will require him to miss training camp, but he’ll be ready for the first real game of the season.

  93. sparky says: Apr 30, 2010 12:02 PM

    Bwa Ha Ha…..he doesn’t wear socks :) seriously, avoids them whenever possible.
    He’s run from surgery before…. that ankle has bothered him ever since that Bears game when it looked like a football. I can easily see him waiting around hoping it would get better by itself……his belief in his own healing powers is like everything else about him….denial.

  94. TMY880 says: Apr 30, 2010 12:02 PM

    Shalhoub66!
    What a joke u puker fan….
    ARod…you cant even come up with an original nickname for a quarterback!!
    SKOL Vikings!

  95. scra22 says: Apr 30, 2010 12:02 PM

    If he ever wants to be welcomed back in Green Bay or have some kind of legacy there he might want to drop these kinds of lovey-dovey comments about their archrival.

  96. Bwa Ha Ha says: Apr 30, 2010 12:03 PM

    Hey, Genius, the word is SHODDY, NOT SHOTTY
    When you wanna play spell checker, you should at least know how to spell.
    # cbrianwatkins says: April 30, 2010 11:18 AM
    does anyone on this effin website proof read?
    florio – how does nbc pay you with such a shotty product
    since when is the word SENSE, replaced with SINCE?
    can’t wait for my post to NOT get approved, whilst MDS’ blog gets fixed

  97. last starfighter says: Apr 30, 2010 12:04 PM

    Cry me an effing river with your “feeling of belonging” horse crap. Of course the team is feeding your attention cravings and, they will put up with your bull because they are screwed without you. Green Bay was smart enough to prepare for the eventuality you would retire, which in your delusional mind made you feel not wanted. Brett, lets get this straight. Not begging you to play every day during the off season is not the same as not wanting someone. You blew a lot of goodwill with fans who loved you. Now you’re just another prima dona jock who doesn’t know when to say when. Remember when you said you wanted to be able to retire in good health? Well, you did retire in decent health the first time but now your body is failing and that window has closed. Why can’t you be honest with yourself?

  98. antalicus says: Apr 30, 2010 12:07 PM

    Hes gotta get that surgery and come back. I mean that game between the Vikings and Saints was the last straw that got them to change the OT rules. So there is a definite sense that they could have been the Superbowl winners. You take all the fumbles and final interception out of that game and you have a total destruction of the saints comparing yardage. Those problems can be fixed.

  99. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 30, 2010 12:10 PM

    Gregjennings85 says:
    April 30, 2010 11:13 AM
    Come on back, old man. We have a few dozen elite pass rushers that want to get a crack at your weak, old ankle.
    =============================
    You mean like they did last year? 0 sacks in 2 games?
    ===============================
    packfan4ever says:
    April 30, 2010 11:21 AM
    way to F your team brett! i love it! if this report had come out 1 week ago you know the vikes would have jumped all over clausen with that 2nd round pick… now they are screwed. awesome.
    ==================================
    Like they didn’t know about this already.
    Are you that obtuse?
    Don’t answer, its a rhetorical question.

  100. darth_vincent says: Apr 30, 2010 12:11 PM

    last summer he dragged us along with the will he/won’t he have surgery on his arm… at the last moment he did, and then complained that he was having trouble throwing for up to 6 weeks (somewhere along the line he thought he’d be recovered from shoulder surgery in 4 days I guess) afterwards.
    and now a new summer, a new injury, it’s May, and yet, no surgery, but he really wants to play, but you know, man, my ankle still hurts…
    In my book, Brett Favre is the “Toughest Drama Queen” in the NFL. A title he’s earned.

  101. SpartaChris says: Apr 30, 2010 12:11 PM

    “One year truly felt like 10 — much like Green Bay for many years. That’s what I was missing in my heart I suppose, a sense of belonging.”
    What he meant to say is this: “Despite being worshipped by the fans in Green Bay for more than a decade, Ted Thompson didn’t do enough to kiss my ass and stroke my ego right after the season ended on the pick I threw in overtime costing the Packers a shot at the 2007 Super Bowl. So screw you guys, I’m going home.”

  102. Ambrose says: Apr 30, 2010 12:15 PM

    Profanity in ALL CAPS says:
    April 30, 2010 11:33 AM
    This proves the loyalty of Vikings fans. He made a mistake that was heartbreaking, but we still are begging him to come back
    ———————————————-
    This smacks of desperation.

  103. BenRapistberger says: Apr 30, 2010 12:15 PM

    looks like as good excuse as any to avoid camp.

  104. go big green says: Apr 30, 2010 12:16 PM

    it took him 4 months to realize his ankle is hurt to the point it needs surgery? if my ankle is swollen for a week im in the doctor’s office already. i guess alzheimer’s is setting in and he just plain forgot that his ankle hurt yesterday.

  105. sand0 says: Apr 30, 2010 12:19 PM

    Favre played great. Probably can again. Get the surgery and get in there.
    This basically confirms for me that he is coming back. The surgery recovery time will conveniently pass over camp. Favre will plug in week 3 of preseason and begin dominating immediately.
    And people really need to get a grip on reality here. 95% of Vikings fans don’t “blame” Brett at all for losing the NFC championship game. He played great.
    We blame the 3 or 4 different players that each committed very costly fumbles. Favre’s two INT’s led to zero lost points. The Fumbles each accounted for a lost TD or field goal and/or TD by the Saints.
    So really the whole “Favre choked the game away” belief is strictly held by haters. Anyone who knows football knows that 3rd and 15 from outside your kicker’s range is a situation where you are not going to score unless you complete a pass. INT does not matter there. The only thing his INT cost us was a chance to go for it on 4th and 15 or to attempt a very low probability kick.
    So bottom line, in the minds of Vikings fans Favre played great and was a blast to have here. The haters believe different but wtf do we care what a bunch of jealous idiots think.
    Come on back Brett and win a super bowl.

  106. bluestree says: Apr 30, 2010 12:20 PM

    “we still are begging him to come back.”
    There you go, that’s the ticket! Don’t stop now, maybe a second billboard. Better get #69 on SportsCenter, “We really want him back. He’s a great teamate, and a great guy!” (Cut to stock footage of Farve slapping asses in the locker room.)
    “Come back, Shane.” Tears.

  107. purpleguy says: Apr 30, 2010 12:20 PM

    Yeah, like none of this is orchestrated. The ensuing reactions are as predictable as Lord Favre:
    Pack fans react with a version of: Favre’s a diva, it’s now the Vikes turn, jump off the bandwagon and suck it because the Pack with their real fans will win the division.
    Vike fans react with a version of: Favre’s now our diva, here come the Pack haters, he’s coming back as part of a grand plan, and suck it because the Vikes and their in-shape non-alcoholic fans will win the division regardless.
    Other NFL fans react with a version of: Favre’s a diva, here we go again, and thank God it’s at least not a Rothlisberger story.

  108. LeRoy36 says: Apr 30, 2010 12:21 PM

    Right AFTER the draft Favre decides he needs surgery. You really do love the Vikes, Brett. Don’t you.

  109. garylandon41 says: Apr 30, 2010 12:23 PM

    Please retire,
    Actually, wait til Mid-August, then retire.
    Chilly deserves it for putting all his eggs in the Favre basket

  110. AlwaysSunnyInSD says: Apr 30, 2010 12:24 PM

    Suck it up Grandpa Tough Guy. Amputate, rub a little dirt on it, strap on a prosthetic and get out there and gunsling…like a kid….havin’ fun. Anything for your “teammates” right? Oh, sorry, anything but showing up for OTAs, training camp, the first preseason game….etc., etc.
    “Loyalty of Vikings fans” – how oxymoronic.

  111. Bob says: Apr 30, 2010 12:25 PM

    “How can you NOT love Brett Favre? He’s pretty much a man’s man, he goes about his business, but he’s also not afraid to poke a stick in anybody’s eye.

    Men’s men don’t behave like divas.

  112. Ruvell100 says: Apr 30, 2010 12:29 PM

    PurpleRaid12 says-
    “Ruvell just peed his pants…”
    __________
    No I didn’t. I defecated in them. But because of Chipotle, not this thread.

  113. Ambrose says: Apr 30, 2010 12:38 PM

    sand0 says:
    April 30, 2010 12:19 PM
    ….wtf do we care what a bunch of jealous idiots think.
    ————————————–
    Au contraire my purple-goggled friend. Jealous? I think not. Amused ? Perhaps. Confident of the results (or lack of) expected upon his return? Absolutely.

  114. Leroy'sButler says: Apr 30, 2010 12:40 PM

    He probably didn’t notice the ankle because his pants were on the ground.
    He’s such a pussy.

  115. Ruvell100 says: Apr 30, 2010 12:44 PM

    Hauschild says
    “How can you NOT love Brett Favre? He’s pretty much a man’s man, he goes about his business, but he’s also not afraid to poke a stick in anybody’s eye.”
    ____________
    Only in Minnesota is “I finally have a ‘sense of belonging’ “(after accruing $240,000,000) and poking people’s eyes with sticks considered being a “man’s man.” Going about your business is shutting your f’in mouth and showing up for camp with the rest of the team.

  116. Dewey Axewoond says: Apr 30, 2010 12:47 PM

    How ironic…
    After all those late romantic nights where Favre made Chilly grab his ankles, now he’ll be grabbing his own.
    Oh, and real class move to come out with this tidbit AFTER the draft. Do we expect any less of Favre?
    Are you Biqueen fans beginning to undertsand what you did to yourselves?
    You sold your souls, embraced the enemy, and cashed in what last scrap of dignity you may have had–all for a truly selfish interception-tossing piece of narcissistic trash…
    Like delusional crack addicts, you sought the brief high, but now you’re getting the harsh crash and ruined future that follows.
    Suckers.

  117. Jack Acid says: Apr 30, 2010 12:58 PM

    So after he plays and the Vikes fail again, are they going to ignore their QB need for yet ANOTHER offseason?

  118. bluestree says: Apr 30, 2010 1:00 PM

    chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 30, 2010 12:10 PM
    Gregjennings85 says:
    April 30, 2010 11:13 AM
    Come on back, old man. We have a few dozen elite pass rushers that want to get a crack at your weak, old ankle.
    =============================
    You mean like they did last year? 0 sacks in 2 games?
    ——————————————
    I’m pretty sure he’s talking about the pass rushers on all the teams on the Vikings schedule, Chicken, not just the Packers. Let’s face it, it’s going to be open season on Brett this year, after the playoff game. Everyone facing Minnesota this year will be playing “through” the whistle, maybe taking a few 15 yarders to get the old man to start throwing them up for grabs. I think posting those pictures of Farve’s boo-boos was stupid. That’s just planting a seed.
    Bounty!

  119. footballrulz says: Apr 30, 2010 1:02 PM

    1:00 EST, #5 of the top 10. PFT Just loves the smell of Favre in the morning.
    This’ll be a dead horse in 3-4 days.

  120. MagicMan407 says: Apr 30, 2010 1:10 PM

    So every year after he plays he waits as long as possible to get his needed surgeries? Come on! I bet vikings fans gotta be getting sick of this.. But, he is one good old ass player ill give him that..

  121. chknbn says: Apr 30, 2010 1:11 PM

    Are you really going to point out spelling errors? Really? You guys?

  122. SpartaChris says: Apr 30, 2010 1:15 PM

    Hauschild says:
    April 30, 2010 11:55 AM
    Get back to work ya whiny pricks. How many times do you have to be called idiots before it sinks in? Hello? McFly??? Brett does whatever he wants. Accept it. You can’t affect his psyche.
    ============================
    How many times do you have to be called a douche before *it* finally sinks in?
    Brett doing whatever he wants makes him a diva. Packer fans realize this, other fans of non-NFC North teams realize this, and Vikings fans used to realize this until they became hypocrites.
    I know, you’re going to tell me you are a Packer fan. But as we’ve already established, you aren’t.

  123. se18a29 says: Apr 30, 2010 1:16 PM

    Hahahahahahahahah….
    Listen to all the pukerqueens talk smack after Favre handed those bitches their ass last year.
    Favre 2 – Puker Trailer Trash – 0
    Life is good in Minny and we LOVE Brett Favre!!!!!

  124. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 30, 2010 1:17 PM

    -all for a truly selfish interception-tossing piece of narcissistic trash…
    ———————-
    Sounds like a description of Jay Cutler.
    Blues:
    no Craigjennings 85 is a moron. he’s talking about the Packers and them alone.
    By using the royal “we”. he actually thinks of the Packers as him and the team.
    Trust me, this is one of the elite dumbasses on this site. He means just the Packers.
    Ruvell:
    If you did crap your pants, Im pretty sure Super will want to speak with you.

  125. packerfan33 says: Apr 30, 2010 1:30 PM

    Come on can’t anybody see this is just an excuse to miss traing camp and not upset his teamates? Or maybe he’s just sick of not hearing his name for too long!

  126. onlineinsite says: Apr 30, 2010 1:34 PM

    Favre will be back – jeez, everyone calm down.
    But wait, now “everyone is gunning for Favre?” Ok, so the Saints hit Favre legally and illegally, they didn’t split the atom! It’s not like the other teams were playing Flag Football with him.
    Adrian has been really silent this off-season, staying away from commercials etc… I’d say he’s going to come out on a mission while taking care of the ball this year, and Toby’s going to provide an immediate pounding running style the Vikes were missing last year. That takes pressure off of Favre (a la the Saints game) knowing that 3rd and 2 is almost an automatic by the run.

  127. PURPLESTEEZ says: Apr 30, 2010 1:35 PM

    TO THE UNINFORMED WE DID DRAFT A QB ACTUALLY 2 -1 GOING TO BE A RECIEVER-1IS GOING TO THROW A FOOTBALL -TARDS

  128. darth_vincent says: Apr 30, 2010 1:35 PM

    actually the funniest thing about the whole Favre-Vikings relationship, they still haven’t paid him in full for last year yet. 4 million of his 12 is scheduled to paid in 2011… ha hahahah ahah, eh.
    No wonder BF isn’t going to show up for anything… the Vikings are too cheap to even pay him for services already rendered!!!!

  129. Cannon says: Apr 30, 2010 1:40 PM

    All I got from this story is that Favre loves Minnesota and the Vikings! I am trully touched. I bet good money that he gets the surgery and comes back for 2 more years and leads the the Purple to back to back Superbowls! SKOL

  130. Supersuckers says: Apr 30, 2010 1:40 PM

    Thats exactly what needs to be done Bluestree. Hit him and hit him hard. 15 yarders??? bring on a few. We all know what happens when Favre is pressured and getting hit. HIT HIM HARD!!!

  131. EllisDee says: Apr 30, 2010 1:46 PM

    Bring T-Jack to the Dome so he can get his too.

  132. lostindfw says: Apr 30, 2010 1:47 PM

    So here’s an interesting question (that may have already been asked…didn’t read all the comments). If Favre had run instead of thrown, could he have played in the Super Bowl?

  133. CsanBoySmith says: Apr 30, 2010 1:57 PM

    The Sun rising tomorrow isn’t as sure a thing as Brett Favre and the Vikings winning the Super Bowl next Year!!!!!!! Favre is the Best. Vikings are the best franchise in pro sports. Childress is the best professional coach in any sport in the world.
    Favre coming back is a guarantee that 2011 Sup Bowl Champs reside in MIN, all 31 other teams should just skip this year. Favre is the best.

  134. Charles Wood says: Apr 30, 2010 2:06 PM

    One and DONE. Teeeheeehee… Goodnight Minnesota. You had your chance and Favre blew it. Say goodbye to your pitiful franchise. It’s all over but the crying. The fat lady is singing… all the way to L.A.!!!

  135. bluestree says: Apr 30, 2010 2:07 PM

    @Chicken; If you’re right, he is crazy. The Packers have only one elite pass rusher, same as the Vikings. The man will have to explain for himself.
    As far as Ruvell is concerned, all I can say is “ummm, Chipotle.”

  136. JAYO MOFO says: Apr 30, 2010 2:16 PM

    I don’t understand why people give a flying F if he attends training camp. Big deal. “its all about the team” … I can guarentee you that the team does not care if he skips sleeping in the dorms in Mankato. Packers fans = Haters.
    SUPER BOWL CHAMPS 2011

  137. jimmySee says: Apr 30, 2010 2:18 PM

    If the ankle is still bothering him — I’d expect he’s have the surgery whether he is coming back or not.
    He’s got a first grandchild he has to keep up with.

  138. cusoman says: Apr 30, 2010 2:22 PM

    You all are making way too big of a deal out of this:
    “While my ankle has been bothering me, the injury is not debilitating. For example, I’m able to work around my property without any problems. Sure — certain exercises cause some ankle pain, but it’s nothing that I haven’t experienced [or played with] before. In fact, many people don’t realize that I injured my ankle before the NFC Championship game. I’ve had surgery on this ankle twice before, and I’ve played with the pain before. The hits I took throughout the 2009 season, including the Saints game, just added to the ankle pain and likely caused some bone spurs.”
    We all know those Saints hits were dirty, and Favre is trying to ram that point home with the NFL. Either way, this isn’t a huge deal and Favre’s chances of being back or not at this point haven’t changed drastically in either direction.

  139. Franchise says: Apr 30, 2010 2:31 PM

    To bad they are leaving one key out of this story.
    Werder and MDS here should have done some homework, this surgery isnt major. It is to fix an existing surgery from years ago.
    The same thing happened last year, when he had work done on the shoulder before coming back.

  140. 30PTBUCK says: Apr 30, 2010 2:32 PM

    Cannon says:
    April 30, 2010 1:40 PM
    All I got from this story is that Favre loves Minnesota and the Vikings! I am trully touched. I bet good money that he gets the surgery and comes back for 2 more years and leads the the Purple to back to back Superbowls! SKOL
    Hey Cannon won’t this be 3 SB in a row ?No wait he choked ………AGAIN
    Isn’t Bretteney so compassionate to his Team his Fans that he waits 4 months before having surgery.
    He probably had to wait for his ego and taint to heal.
    Now most of you Vike fans Know this is just timed so he doesn’t have to go to training camp but some don’t (because he respects 1 person only Deanna)to those and any Viking fans I say you get what you desrve more years of Chilly and a choker who has lost more Championship games than he has won
    Good Luck SUCKERS

  141. Ruvell100 says: Apr 30, 2010 2:32 PM

    lostindfw says-
    “So here’s an interesting question (that may have already been asked…didn’t read all the comments). If Favre had run instead of thrown, could he have played in the Super Bowl?”
    _____________
    The answer is no. Longwell would have blown it, Peterson would have fumbled, something would have happened and no matter what, it wouldn’t be Favre’s fault. In the world of the Favre-worshipper, his game-ending Int’s are the correct play at the time and are someone else’s fault. Just ask Fan of Football, he blamed Brett’s 6 int playoff game against St. Louis on Sherman and the receivers.
    And I tell you what a man’s man is. A guy who is willing to order sweet, delicious Chipotle knowing full well it will result in underwear blood. But you take your lumps like a man.

  142. bluestree says: Apr 30, 2010 2:40 PM

    onlineinsite says;
    But wait, now “everyone is gunning for Favre?” Ok, so the Saints hit Favre legally and illegally, they didn’t split the atom! It’s not like the other teams were playing Flag Football with him.
    ——————————————–
    No they weren’t playing Flag, they were playing a lot of eight in the box to stop AP. The Saints gave him his first 100 yd game in a few weeks, and concentrated on hitting his hands and the QB.
    It’s your game plan, the point of emphasis.
    It’s about planting a seed all week long, so in the seconds before the ball is snapped, the last thing that goes through you rusher’s mind is “I’m gonna hit that old SOB hard.”

  143. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 30, 2010 2:44 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    April 30, 2010 1:40 PM
    Thats exactly what needs to be done Bluestree. Hit him and hit him hard. 15 yarders??? bring on a few. We all know what happens when Favre is pressured and getting hit. HIT HIM HARD!!!
    ===============================
    Why do you seem to think you need penalties to hit him hard?
    Vikings pummled GayRod legally in 2 games last year. no need for penalties to get it done.

  144. Charles Wood says: Apr 30, 2010 2:55 PM

    I must admit… purple is a very dainty color- much like Brent’s ankle.
    I gotta laugh about how the Queens fans are bitching about how the Saint’s hits were dirty. BWAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! Excuses are a big part of your game- JUST LIKE FARVE’S (sp?).
    ***Newsflash*** The fact that the Vikings are the NFL’s laughing stock hasn’t changed drastically in either direction… with the addition of Brent Farve.

  145. Lucky5927 says: Apr 30, 2010 3:03 PM

    favre also needs that “over 40″ annual check of the prostate. Compared to that, everything else is cake.

  146. va4favre says: Apr 30, 2010 3:07 PM

    I have no idea what Favre is going to do and he has earned the right to make up his own mind. He does not need an excuse to miss training camp since the Vikes were not going to make him go. While I am sad about his comment about the Packers, it just shows how estranged he still is from Ted Thompson. For all of the bloggers who did not follow him at GB, Favre was treated like dirt from the moment TT drafted Rodgers. TT had every right to move on, but he could not have kicked Favre out of town in a more ungracious manner. After 16 years and millions of dollars in revenues for GB, I think Brett deserved a little kindness as he was sent packing.

  147. bluestree says: Apr 30, 2010 3:19 PM

    “cusoman says:
    We all know those Saints hits were dirty”
    ——————————————
    Cry me a river, looked like tackle football to me.
    “Favre is trying to ram that point home with the NFL”
    ——————————————
    Pink jersey for #4?
    If you want to know what Brett’s ramming home ask Chilly.

  148. Ruvell100 says: Apr 30, 2010 3:40 PM

    va4Favre with a doozy-
    “TT had every right to move on, but he could not have kicked Favre out of town in a more ungracious manner. After 16 years and millions of dollars in revenues for GB, I think Brett deserved a little kindness as he was sent packing.”
    ____________
    Brett Favre went on Greta Van Susteren and in a two part interview railed on the coaches, management and Rodgers. Also, he went to the intersquad scrimmage, sat in the press box and blew kisses to the fans, flying his disdain in the face of the franchise and management.
    And you think they should have given him more hugs? Find another sport, lady.

  149. Mark G. says: Apr 30, 2010 3:59 PM

    “………Cowboys are better”? Did you watch that Divisional playoff game? Romo and the Boys were lost in the dome, but you think thay “are better”?? And what is wrong with a “caucasion RB” ANYWAY?

  150. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 30, 2010 4:46 PM

    Charles Wood says: ***Newsflash*** The fact that the Vikings are the NFL’s laughing stock hasn’t changed drastically in either direction… with the addition of Brent Farve.
    ————————————————–
    The laughing stock that kicked your asses twice last year? The laughing stock of PFT is Packer fans. The biggest bunch of drunken sack suckers on the Internet!
    bluestree- Did your inflatable sex doll pop you old chud? Been seeing you way too much on here, crawl back under your troll bridge.

  151. Randomjim says: Apr 30, 2010 10:26 PM

    Being a Vikings fan I used to despise Favre. There are still some things about his past that being a Viking doesn’t erase (Strahan). It thrills me to no end how it eats at Packer fans every time his name mentioned. It confuses them like a little girl who sees her daddy kissing her worst enemy’s mommy. For this I like him more with each day that passes.
    FYI- whether it turns out to be the right call or not they wouldn’t have taken Clausen.
    Teams don’t cheap shot other teams QB’s because it turns into throwing at batters heads in baseball. Do you really think this will be a game plan? Idiots

  152. Ilovefoolsball says: May 1, 2010 3:13 AM

    Damn the Saints really put an everlasting ass whipping on Brett Favre. Too bad the Vikes play the Saints first and Favre won’t be in tip top shape.

  153. Ilovefoolsball says: May 1, 2010 3:14 AM

    Damn the Saints really put an everlasting ass whipping on Brett Favre. Too bad the Vikes play the Saints first and Favre won’t be in tip top shape.

  154. David56 says: May 1, 2010 2:34 PM

    If it[ankle] has been bothering him for so long why didn’t he have this surgery done three or four months ago?
    One the other hand:
    Only in America do we build up our heros just to tear them down, and tear them down as hard as we can. Whatever the beef is some of you have with Favre I don’t get it. Some tear into Favre worst than Big Ben or PacMan or Vick. He’s never done anything bad or has he been arrested for anything that I am aware of since coming into the League. Loves his wife and kids(Hear that one, Tiki?) Complain all you want to, but this guy is going down as one of the best qb’s ever to stand behind a center. He’ll go into the Hall of Fame on a rocket sled when he finally becomes eligible. I’m not even a Packer or Viking fan, either.

  155. flop 4 strahan says: May 1, 2010 5:08 PM

    Brett Favre addresses his injuries and his love of Minnesota fans:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2TZQlVPvjk

  156. c.carterhof says: May 1, 2010 6:09 PM

    Here is a new spin on this, en espanol:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQOe-39CnNw&feature=related

  157. Bdrunk says: May 3, 2010 9:40 AM

    Anything for more painkillers, eh Bret?

  158. Occam says: May 3, 2010 10:37 AM

    It certainly is a good thing that all the people who are tired of hearing about Brett Favre have the intelligence not to comment on these Favre stories and make them the ‘most-commented,’ thereby ensuring more Favre stories.
    Yep. Intelligence.

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