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Favre says ankle surgery would be "relatively minor"

After Brett Favre’s comments to ESPN’s Ed Werder were interpreted by many as a sign that his injured ankle could keep him from playing in 2010, Favre took to his personal web site on Friday to say that in reality, the ankle surgery he may undergo this offseason wouldn’t be a big deal.

“I want to add to the information provided in the article that was published this morning on ESPN’s website,” Favre wrote on OfficialBrettFavre.com. “Given the reaction to the article, and the typical conclusion jumping, I thought I’d clarify a few things.

“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.”

Favre continued that if he does have ankle surgery, it will be a minor operation.

“I don’t believe major surgery on the ankle would be required for me to return in 2010,” Favre wrote. “I’ve consulted with Dr. Andrews on the phone, and a relatively minor procedure could be done to improve the dexterity of the ankle, and to relieve the pain. I’ve put up with pain worse than this in my career, and I didn’t want anyone to assume that the possibility of surgery was the sole factor that would determine whether I return or not. Some people reacting to the ESPN story have made this assumption. I don’t blame them for doing so, given that the term ‘surgery’ often covers a variety of procedures, some more complex than others.”

Favre hasn’t made up his mind about whether he’ll play football in 2010, and he’s not sure when he will make up his mind, but whatever he decides won’t be determined solely by whether his ankle can withstand another NFL season.

“The ankle pain is a factor, but one of many factors that I’ll need to consider in making my decision,” Favre wrote. “Other factors include the input of my family, and the wonderful experience that I had last year with the Vikings.”

Whether Favre plans to have another “wonderful experience” is something we’ll just have to wait to find out.

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  1. Jack Factor says: Apr 30, 2010 2:54 PM

    Real
    Confortable
    Douche

  2. generalbo says: Apr 30, 2010 2:55 PM

    Back on the bandwagon Vikings fans!!!

  3. akuehn713 says: Apr 30, 2010 2:55 PM

    I wonder if I’ll get sick of being right all the time:
    akuehn713 says:
    April 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.

  4. AllThat says: Apr 30, 2010 2:55 PM

    Instead of relatively minor would that be a 20 year old minor….in a locked bathroom…with a fat QB with a bad haircut…..in Georgia…Just Do It…

  5. robert ethan says: Apr 30, 2010 2:56 PM

    Return to reward your friends, Mr Favre. But mainly TO PUNISH YOUR FOES. For they are legion, and they are evil.

  6. cusoman says: Apr 30, 2010 2:57 PM

    And once again the anti-Favre/pro-Packer crowd overreacts. The ESPN report was mostly conjecture, so hearing it from the horse’s mouth should put a stop to all of this nonsense. Of course that’s not going to happen because all of you in that crowd have the trust level of a Texan in a flight to the Middle East.
    The REAL story here should still be the dirty hits that caused this, that went unchecked, and un-penalized.

  7. SkolVikings says: Apr 30, 2010 3:00 PM

    I find it hard to believe that he would release this statement so quickly if he wasn’t already planning on returning in Purple next year.
    If he was still in limbo, this could be a very convienent excuse for him to keep people guessing “will he or won’t he” (again), instead he insists that it wouldn’t hamper him, or would only require minor surgery, so basically “don’t worry about it”. It also provides a legitimate excuse to skip the majority of training camp.
    He’ll be back, book it.

  8. Lucky5927 says: Apr 30, 2010 3:04 PM

    Compared to having that “Over 40″ annual prostate check, everything else is minor. haha

  9. Steeleheader says: Apr 30, 2010 3:07 PM

    “And please drinking my special purple Kool-Aid. It’s a wonderful experience too”

  10. NoRingsForYou says: Apr 30, 2010 3:08 PM

    Great, it’s not a big deal. Does that mean we can stop talking about Favre unitl he makes his “decision” to return midway through the preseason?

  11. irishgary says: Apr 30, 2010 3:24 PM

    I used to be a big Favre fan, but this guy is an A-1 asshole.

  12. DCViking says: Apr 30, 2010 3:26 PM

    To further clarify,
    “I’ve put up with pain worse than this in my career”
    means
    I had to live / play in Wisconsin for several years

  13. Charles Wood says: Apr 30, 2010 3:26 PM

    DIRTY HITS?????????? BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
    Excuses, excuses, excuses… Purple sure is a dainty color, much like Brent’s ankle.

  14. bbww40 says: Apr 30, 2010 3:27 PM

    cusoman: let’s read along together…
    “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.”
    Perhaps your intense man love for #4 can only be rivaled by your inability to read and interpret.

  15. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Apr 30, 2010 3:28 PM

    Wow…he’s already setting up the excuses for why he’s going to blow the season? You just don’t see that kind of preparation and dedication out of rookies. That’s why he’s a great.

  16. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Apr 30, 2010 3:29 PM

    yessss!!!!!!!! SOME REAL FOOTBALL TALK!!!
    bRETT THE BRETHEREN FAVRE!!!!

  17. LBPACKFAN says: Apr 30, 2010 3:33 PM

    I love how the Vikes fans are so set on him returning. Sure, more than likely he will come back…but I love how cocky they are… “Bbook it” … “mark my words, he’ll be back” … yeah we get it, deep down you’re a bit nervous that he might quit on you.
    I am a huge Packer fan and I love the Favre stories and drama, I dont care. It’s not my team. I don’t have to deal with this anymore. I love it. Yes, he stuck it to my squad last year….pride yourself on 2 regular season wins, Vikes. He tossed the INT when it again mattered most.

  18. dhunter says: Apr 30, 2010 3:34 PM

    Dude how would you know it is only a 45 minute procedure and walk on in 2 days ??????????

  19. GirthyOne says: Apr 30, 2010 3:34 PM

    Among other injuries, Favre has played with a broken foot and a broken thumb on his throwing hand. Why anyone thought this would be an issue is beyond comprehension.
    Those guys that miss games for minor injuries are sissies!

  20. bluestree says: Apr 30, 2010 3:34 PM

    cusoman says:
    The REAL story here should still be the dirty hits that caused this, that went unchecked, and un-penalized.
    ——————————————-
    Seriously, Cooz, football’s a violent sport. Maybe you want to try something less physical, like croquet. Just sayin’.

  21. drumbug71 says: Apr 30, 2010 3:36 PM

    So this year, he’s guaranteed to have an excuse to skip out of training camp (as opposed to just not making up his mind until afterwards like last season). Brilliant!

  22. jimd2022 says: Apr 30, 2010 3:38 PM

    Does anyone know if Favre is still ‘required’ to go to mandatory mini camp since he is under contract and if he doesn’t show up, would the Vikings be allowed to fine him?? Obviously he won’t show up to mandatory mini camp and the Vikings won’t have the balls to fine him for it either, because then he’ll just retire and then unretire when he feels like coming back in the middle of August. Does Favre have a contract obligation to show up to mandatory mini camp
    Florio, see if you can do some research into what Favre’s contract language actually says in terms of what he’s required to show up to for mini camps and training camps. Thanks.

  23. TheBaySay says: Apr 30, 2010 3:39 PM

    “…dirty hits that caused” it, cusoman? Bert says that he injured it BEFORE the NFC championship game. (Translation: I would have won except I had an injury.)

  24. ItsallaboutBrett says: Apr 30, 2010 3:40 PM

    This is just another attempt by Brett to get some attention. He’s been out of the spotlight for a few weeks now with Big Ben stories and the draft and wants the focus back on him. Another excuse to skip training camp and come back in late August. Go to the Brett Farve website listed in above this article to see what a true egomainiac he is.

  25. mooremi9 says: Apr 30, 2010 3:40 PM

    Tom Smykowski: It was a “Jump to Conclusions” mat. You see, it would be this mat that you would put on the floor… and would have different CONCLUSIONS written on it that you could JUMP TO.

  26. JimmySmith says: Apr 30, 2010 3:40 PM

    Wonderful experience? I guess that’s how he defines being picked up at the airport by the head coach, changing the plays in the huddle to anything he feels like, refusing to come out of a game at the coaches direction, and having an entire franchise watch you throw away your best chance at a Superbowl in 30 years and still be told, all is forgiven.
    What a tool, no not Favre, the Viking fans for not seeing that this guy is a choke artist leading a football franchise that has done nothing but choke.

  27. McWest says: Apr 30, 2010 3:42 PM

    “many people don’t realize that I injured my ankle before the NFC Championship game.”
    Is this his explanation for the INT?
    “”I’ve consulted with Dr. Andrews on the phone,”
    Did Favre visit Dr. Andrews before this telephone consultation? Or did Dr. Andrews make a diagnosis without seeing the patient? I know Favre’s been a patient of Dr. Andrews in the past, but that doesn’t mean this injury isn’t different. He took a pretty good beating in that NFCCG.

  28. Section731 says: Apr 30, 2010 3:42 PM

    This is his excuse to stay out of camp and miss offseason workouts. This way he doesn’t have to pretend to retire to miss training camp.

  29. JetsFan80 says: Apr 30, 2010 3:50 PM

    Can’t wait for him to come back again next season. Love Brett. But good luck passing against the Jets D when he takes the trip into the Medowlands this season….

  30. cusoman says: Apr 30, 2010 3:51 PM

    @bbww40
    People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. They shouldn’t throw ad hominems either.
    If you watched the game, it was obvious Favre’s ankle was being TARGETED in that game, which makes sense based on the quote you yourself so damningly posted. If you don’t think teams go after players with injuries, you must be new to this game.

  31. FavreTastic says: Apr 30, 2010 3:53 PM

    And by last year’s performance it is obvious missing offseason workouts and training camp… made NO difference the man still Broke Records!

  32. Fan of Football says: Apr 30, 2010 3:59 PM

    “I used to be a big Favre fan, but this guy is an A-1 asshole. ”
    Yes ,because explaining the sevirity of a ankle injury is a real “asshole” move. Perhaps he should be luring unsuspecting girls into club bathrooms instead?

  33. roosterwes says: Apr 30, 2010 4:01 PM

    I just puked a little bit in my mouth after reading this news.
    Wes,
    Independence, MS

  34. hrmlss says: Apr 30, 2010 4:01 PM

    If he was as tough as Ronnie Lott, he’d just have his foot amputated the night before the opener.

  35. sand0 says: Apr 30, 2010 4:08 PM

    I love how all the haters just put words in Vikings fans mouths.
    Favre has been nothing but good for us. Before the 49ers game there were many amongst us not happy with the move. But ever since then, especially after the Packer thumpings, we are loving Favre here. He has brought us a ton of joy. And likewise his experience here has been great for him.
    Both sides have said nothing but great things about one another. Fans love the guy.
    So all you idiots with all your bandwagon/drama/choke BS can keep spouting. But just realize that the Vikings and Favre are just fine with the situation. The negative stuff is really something you all just fantasize about.

  36. Charles Wood says: Apr 30, 2010 4:09 PM

    I don’t think Bart Starr ever had any excuses… then again- when you’re a 5 time NFL Champion- you don’t need any.
    Boom.
    Brett Farve is full of excuses and has been on the doorstep of a possible NFL Championship 5 times. He’s got one ring to show for it.
    Bust.

  37. cusoman says: Apr 30, 2010 4:11 PM

    Is it really all that hard for you guys to understand that players can target an injured part of a player and make it worse, possibly taking the person out of the game?
    You’re telling me it’s a violent sport, but it seems like you all think it’s violent to varying degrees. I think dirty tactics are just as part of the game and (for better or worse) and were in play here, that’s the point.

  38. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Apr 30, 2010 4:13 PM

    ZMOG!!!!!!!!!!!
    An NFL player might need minor, offseason surgery!!!!!!
    Forget our troops in the Middle East. The real American hero is Brett Lorenzo Favre.

  39. toddm6d says: Apr 30, 2010 4:13 PM

    He loves Minnesota more than he ever loved Wisconsin.
    Don’t blame him.

  40. Opie says: Apr 30, 2010 4:14 PM

    “Whether Favre plans to have another “wonderful experience” is something we’ll just have to wait to find out.”
    What a smarmy little man you are. I hope Favre “El Ka-bongs” your little Napoleon arse, Florio, just knocks that rug clean off your head, like “Richard” in “Tommy Boy!”

  41. biglebronski10 says: Apr 30, 2010 4:16 PM

    Favre is usually crying for attention, so I get that that’s everyone’s take. However, I think it’s obvious that this story was conjured up by Chilly or someone with the Vikes. Now Brett can sit out all the way until the regular season– just like he does– and nobody has to answer any questions about it. Jeopardizing team chemistry by treating one player differently is a non-issue if that player is recovering from surgery.

  42. Roger says: Apr 30, 2010 4:18 PM

    Farve needs to retire for good. He is all washed up now.

  43. RodgersIsn'tAPussy says: Apr 30, 2010 4:20 PM

    LOL. I love this crap being the stupid Vikings’ problem. Not to mention interceptions with a minute to go.

  44. thewizardofbrahs says: Apr 30, 2010 4:20 PM

    say what you want about favre and what he may or may not have cost the vikings,but last year is the best year of vikings football i can remember. it was the first year of a passing attack since the moss years.so if he comes back and the season ends on another interception,i’ll get over it.anything is better than the first year snoozefest when chili took over the team.

  45. robert ethan says: Apr 30, 2010 4:24 PM

    Favre has more class in one of his bone spurs than these whiners have in their whole family tree. Going back to the Dark Ages when their long dead and best forgotten ancestors first sold their children into slavery.

  46. NFL_Bad_Ass says: Apr 30, 2010 4:27 PM

    The people who don’t like Favre are cry babies and know the Vikings will spank their team again this year like they did last year! Go Vikes!

  47. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 30, 2010 4:28 PM

    Charles Wood says:
    April 30, 2010 4:09 PM
    I don’t think Bart Starr ever had any excuses… then again- when you’re a 5 time NFL Champion- you don’t need any.
    Boom.
    Brett Farve is full of excuses and has been on the doorstep of a possible NFL Championship 5 times. He’s got one ring to show for it.
    Bust.
    ===============================
    Typical in 2 ways.
    1st, we have to go back to the glory days.
    I think it’s in every packer fans DNA that they don’t even have to learn this.
    Nothing at all to do with 2010.
    2nd:
    Flip flop. When it comes to Rodgers, it’s a team game.
    When it comes to Favre, it’s his fault.
    Hypocritcal BS from another mindless Packer fan.

  48. DCViking says: Apr 30, 2010 4:29 PM

    Yeah Bart Starr, he was something before electricity…

  49. Charles Wood says: Apr 30, 2010 4:37 PM

    thewizardofbrahs says:
    April 30, 2010 4:20 PM
    “… if he comes back and the season ends on another interception,i’ll get over it.anything is better than the first year snoozefest when chili took over the team.”
    See what I mean?? The Viking fanbase is so pathetic that it will willing settle for mediocrity. What ever happened to “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the ONLY thing”?
    Oh yea- the guy who said that was the head coach of the winningest franchise in NFL history. I think they named a trophy after him too. Not that the Vikings would know anything about that…

  50. flusher says: Apr 30, 2010 4:41 PM

    so was he listed on the injury report with a bad ankle??

  51. bbww40 says: Apr 30, 2010 4:44 PM

    cusoman:
    I bet you waited all day to drop “ad hominem” on the chat board.
    Do players target injuries? yes
    Did the Saints know Favre’s ankle was injured? maybe…if they had inside information since it wasn’t on any injury reports before the game!
    I only saw Favre get hit once around the ankles. Besides, how in the world do you and your ever-expanding vonacular know he was the target of “cheap-shots”?
    It’s ok. I’m not mad. See, I was once like you. As a Saints fan, I know the torment an unsuccessful franchise can have on a fanbase. I hope and pray that you and your fellow Vikings fans can find the peace that accompanies the presence of Superbowl Champions in your city! Until then, I’ll look forward to your constant crying about how the Vikings were “robbed” and will think warm, endearing thoughts about your team as I watch us drop the championship banner from the rafters in September.

  52. MarkRJ says: Apr 30, 2010 4:46 PM

    What the hell is wrong with you people? Because your online you think you can talk $#^@ and sound bad asses? Pathetic…

  53. buhbay1c says: Apr 30, 2010 4:48 PM

    # RodgersIsn’tAPussy says: April 30, 2010 4:20 PM
    LOL. I love this crap being the stupid Vikings’ problem. Not to mention interceptions with a minute to go.
    How about fumbles in OT that get returned for game winning TDs?

  54. RustyTrombone says: Apr 30, 2010 4:52 PM

    If there is a god, Brett Favre will be incarcerated at some point in his life, at which time he will be gang raped by 7-10 very large black men.

  55. SkolVikings says: Apr 30, 2010 4:55 PM

    ZMOG!!!!!!!!!!!
    An NFL player might need minor, offseason surgery!!!!!!
    Forget our troops in the Middle East. The real American hero is Brett Lorenzo Favre.
    ———————————————
    This genius forgot what website he was on.
    ———————————————
    I love how all the haters just put words in Vikings fans mouths.
    Favre has been nothing but good for us. Before the 49ers game there were many amongst us not happy with the move. But ever since then, especially after the Packer thumpings, we are loving Favre here. He has brought us a ton of joy. And likewise his experience here has been great for him.
    Both sides have said nothing but great things about one another. Fans love the guy.
    So all you idiots with all your bandwagon/drama/choke BS can keep spouting. But just realize that the Vikings and Favre are just fine with the situation. The negative stuff is really something you all just fantasize about.
    ———————————————-
    Couldn’t have said it better, sando.

  56. Catamount says: Apr 30, 2010 4:57 PM

    He is just miking this for attention and plans to drag it out through training camp. Prima Donna

  57. TrentDilferisaDouche says: Apr 30, 2010 4:58 PM

    Hey Gary, it takes one to know one.
    Packer fans just need a hug after the beat-downs last season. Don’t worry you still have Old Style and cheese curds. Green Bay fans like posting on Viking threads because they have nothing else to do? Its not like they have a job to go to.

  58. Leroy'sButler says: Apr 30, 2010 4:59 PM

    Nothing’s better than destroying the hopes and dreams of the Purple.
    I hope he comes back.

  59. CaptainFantastik says: Apr 30, 2010 5:07 PM

    Hmmmm….and won’t you just bet that rehab time from surgery will keep him out until training camp is over. I love it that both Hines Ward and Kurt Warner called this diva out for what he is.

  60. MrHumble says: Apr 30, 2010 5:10 PM

    RodgersIsn’tAPussy says:
    April 30, 2010 4:20 PM
    LOL. I love this crap being the stupid Vikings’ problem. Not to mention interceptions with a minute to go
    Hey RodgersIsAPussy….somehow I don’t think the Vikings or their fans consider BF a “problem”.It was Ed (never name a source)Werder who started the crap this morning, I give BF credit for coming out as quick as he did to set the record straight. BF doesn’t need an excuse to miss OTA’s and Training Camp, the Vikings and Childress have already said that they don’t care if he waits until the preseason starts to show up……after all, he did pretty damn good last year when he showed up at first preseason game. Guess he does know more about the game than TT and MM combined.

  61. thewizardofbrahs says: Apr 30, 2010 5:25 PM

    Haha! give me a break charles wood…settle for mediocrity. believe me ,i would love to experience a superbowl in my lifetime,but i’m not gonna live and die by entertainment.i love the rollercoaster high drama every sunday, i absolutely love football,i love my vikings,and i will admit it pained me to see them go out the way they went out last year,but let’s not forget it is just a game.

  62. Pack66 says: Apr 30, 2010 5:29 PM

    Hey Charles Wood, you jerkoff…
    Bart Starr, eh?
    Yeah…it’ll be another “35 years” before the Packers ever win the Superbowl again, numbnutz…
    Go put your head back up that loser, Ted Thompson’s ***, where it belongs with all the other ridiculous, misguided, Packer faithful…
    hahahaha

  63. JimmySmith says: Apr 30, 2010 5:41 PM

    Yeah…it’ll be another “35 years” before the Packers ever win the Superbowl again
    I think you are missing the point, the Vikings never (as in ever, ever ever) won anything (as in zip, zero, ziltch) so why beat up on the Packers because they won 3 Superbowls?

  64. County K 66ers says: Apr 30, 2010 5:45 PM

    Expansion teams (like the Vikings) always have a chip on the shoulders.

  65. purpleguy says: Apr 30, 2010 5:49 PM

    Sounds like his wife wrote that statement — does anyone really picture Brett sitting in fronmt of a computer?
    So Charles Wood, if winning the NFCN and making the NFC championship game is mediocre, have the Pack seasons since the mid-90’s all been lousy? Have you been calling for the heads of TT and McLardy because they haven’t lived up to your unique and storied version of NFL success there in the sacred center of the football universe?

  66. DICECOLDSR says: Apr 30, 2010 5:51 PM

    I grew up in Iowa next to the Mississippi River which borders Illinois and wizzconsin. My highschool friends and I were pretty good at picking up women, not like Wilt Chamberlain, but we did pretty good for ourselves. When we started going into pissconsin we turned into overnight celebrities. The reason for our success didn’t allude us very long. The majority of the male population over there weren’t just hillbillies, they were gay imbreeds. Instead of grooming themselves and polishing they’re macking skills they must have been spending all they’re time posting on Viking blogs.

  67. footballrulz says: Apr 30, 2010 6:02 PM

    Yeah Bart Starr, he was something before electricity…
    ________________________________
    ROTF–& I’m a Pack fan.

  68. County K 66ers says: Apr 30, 2010 6:09 PM

    Green Bay Packers all time 654-518-36.
    Playoff record 25-16
    12 NFL championships.
    Minnesota Vikings all time 407-326-9
    Playoff record 19-26
    0 NFL Championships
    GB leads series with Minnesota 49-47-1

  69. Dez Bryant says: Apr 30, 2010 6:12 PM

    No worries Favre, take that vicodin like the old days and you will be fine

  70. ccslick says: Apr 30, 2010 6:36 PM

    To all you Hooplehead Viking fans: you have always been losers and chokers and you always will be!!! I said it last year and I will say it again Farve’s ego will get the best of him, he will choke and cost a very good team any chance at a championship. Long live your legacy of being LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!! and idiots

  71. cusoman says: Apr 30, 2010 6:44 PM

    @bbww40
    No actually I use that term on a regular basis around here because it’s all people tend to use for arguments in these comments, and it’s pretty sad.
    I never said anything about being robbed (the Vikings gave away the game, I’ve come to terms with that), I’ve really just been focusing on the injury and what we know led up to it. Favre specifically singled out the NFC Championship as a factor, so obviously it was more of an impact than the other games involved with the injury.
    Oh and on your last note… I’m the first to admit I’m a bit of a jaded Vikes fan, so you don’t need to call me out on that. I will nonetheless enjoy watching my team take the wind out of your sails on the very same day you raise said banner. The ‘Aints will return, and you can take that to the bank.

  72. footballrulz says: Apr 30, 2010 6:55 PM

    @purpleguy
    Pack did the same thing Vikes did 2 years ago. Game even ended the same way.

  73. cusoman says: Apr 30, 2010 7:05 PM

    @County K 66ers
    You forgot an important piece of data in those comparisons:
    Green Bay Packers: Established 1919
    Minnesota Vikings: Established 1961

  74. Ruvell100 says: Apr 30, 2010 7:07 PM

    DICECOLDSR, did you fart or are we in Iowa?
    “I grew up in Iowa next to the Mississippi River which borders Illinois and wizzconsin. My highschool friends and I were pretty good at picking up women, not like Wilt Chamberlain, but we did pretty good for ourselves. When we started going into pissconsin we turned into overnight celebrities. The reason for our success didn’t allude us very long. The majority of the male population over there weren’t just hillbillies, they were gay imbreeds. Instead of grooming themselves and polishing they’re macking skills they must have been spending all they’re time posting on Viking blogs.”
    ______________
    What has Iowa ever offered anyone? You have no dog in this fight. Funny thing is you probably are from Dubuque, which is the closest thing to a real city that entire flat, corn-growing, pig-farming methane joke of a state has. Everyone in the country laughes and makes fun of you. So what, you could pick up a few farm hoes in Genoa? Probably had to drive to Wisconsin just to find a decent bar.
    Imagine Iowa. A heartland state like MN or WI…only there is nothing else. No metro areas. No lakes to really fish. No nightlife. No scenary. Terrible golf. No pro sports. Little bitch had to come to Wisconsin because guess what, THERE WAS A HILL THERE!”

  75. Ruvell100 says: Apr 30, 2010 7:13 PM

    P.S. only an Iowa kid would say “polishing your macking skills.” The best thing for you would be to get lost in the corn maze and die of dehydration…or just fall off the hay wagon if you want it to go more quickly. How do you “mack” in Iowa? Where your “brand new” Girbauds and bring dandelion bouquets to those pigs around the local farms?

  76. bluestree says: Apr 30, 2010 7:16 PM

    @purpleguy; You noticed how this wasn’t Brett’s usual rambling, stream of consciousness style too. I don’t think Deanna wrote it either. It was a very well crafted, thoughtful statement that covered all the bases and ties everything up in a nice package and creates no problems. A lawyer wrote it. Is Bus Cook a lawyer?
    Anyway, I agree with those who point to Ed Werder as getting this non story going. Mook said something about the ankle on NFLN, and it Werder blew it up. The Vikings have always known the state of Brett’s ankle, this is not news. Why rush this ultra-minor procedure, it could just heal itself.
    The speed and quality of Farve’s response to the story tells you they were ready for it, and basically, since Brett’s made a cottage industry of his supposed indecision, it’s all good for him and the Vikings. Nobody cares about him going to mini camps, the team doesn’t care. The whole organization is all in with Brett. As long as they win.

  77. Cannon says: Apr 30, 2010 7:20 PM

    Deja Vu of last year. Favre’s ankle is the new biceps tendon. Vikes are gonna run through the league this year. Lock it in.

  78. LEM says: May 1, 2010 8:35 AM

    @dicecoldsr
    Funny post! It is good to hear from the one viking fan outside of Minnesota even though you said nothing about football! I did not know they built Combines with computers inside them! Do you carry the mouse in the upper pocket of your bib overalls or in your lunch box? How many of your buddies fit on that tractor you drove to Wisconsin? The women you scored probably gravitated to you and your friends because they weren’t used to seeing guys in their 40s still in high school! Keep the corn pone coming Dice!
    @ Cannon
    Pretty bold statement. I think it will be a little harder than you make it seem…that’s why they play the games!

  79. flop 4 strahan says: May 1, 2010 5:07 PM

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

  80. TheBaySay says: May 1, 2010 5:19 PM

    Diceholder says: “the reason for our success didn’t ALLUDE us very long” … “must have been spending all THEY’RE time posting on” Wow, I can see how a guy like you must’ve swept the ladies right off their feet. At least until it got to the part where you asked them if they accepted checks, and if so whether they could tell you how to spell “twenty.” I hope your kids go to school at least occasionally, and do something besides tear the covers off the books. Bulaga went to school in Iowa; glad he wasn’t born there.

  81. packers4life says: May 3, 2010 10:34 PM

    “Hypocritcal BS from another mindless Packer fan.”
    Takes one to know one, asshole.

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