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Vikings players think 2009 finish will bring Favre back for 2010

NFL_favre_250.jpgOnce Vikings quarterback Brett Favre underwent ankle surgery that he didn’t need for activities other than, you know, playing football, his intentions for 2010 became even more clear.

He’ll be back.

And while his teammates in Minnesota have yet to express a similar degree of certainty, they remain optimistic that Favre will choose to return.

“The way we ended last season, being so close, I think that’s still on
his mind
and he understands the capabilities of this team and what we
have,” linebacker (and PFT Season Preview magazine co-cover boy) Ben Leber told Vic Carucci of NFL.com.  “I just think his competitive spirit is going to
bring him back.”

“We know we should have won the Super Bowl, we should be champs right
now,” receiver Bernard Berrian told Carucci.  “That’s where we’re leaving off, and I think that’s
where he’s leaving off, too.  I think that’s lingering around his head,
too — that there are still plays to be made out there.  I’m hoping
that’s what he’s thinking.”

Defensive tackle Pat Williams told Carucci that the veteran lineman has resisted the temptation to ask Favre what he plans to do.  (If only Williams could similarly resist the Lure of the Ho-Ho.)  “Everybody knows what Brett can do, so we’re not worried,” Williams
said.  “We’re not mad, we’re not worried as long as he comes shortly
after we break camp [at the latest].  We’ve got our heads on straight
here.  Everybody’s working hard.  Our locker room’s like a family.  We
don’t complain, we don’t point fingers at each other.  Everybody’s
together.”

Williams is right.  Last year, Favre showed up after training camp broke as a stranger to the organization, and the season went pretty damn well.  This year, Favre has 18 games that count under his belt with most of the players on the team; thus, he can show up after training camp breaks, and he’ll be fine.

Still, unlike last year, Favre has a contract with the team.  So he’ll likely need to let them know his plans before the Vikings head to Mankato, since they’ll need to know whether to carry a roster spot for him, or whether to place him on one of the various reserve lists.

Of course, that doesn’t mean the Vikings will say anything other than “we don’t know what Favre is going to do,” even if they already do.  And we think they do. 

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  1. Bun McSticky says: Jun 15, 2010 9:21 AM

    Vikes are going to rip it up again with Favre. Take that to the bank.

  2. radioboy20010 says: Jun 15, 2010 9:24 AM

    Gee, wouldn’t it be nice if the Vikings had an idea if their starting QB would show up this year? I know there’s plenty of time…training camp starts a long time from now…like 6 weeks. The Vikings don’t have to make plans or anything…(snicker).
    At some point Brent Gump is going to go over the cliff, physically, and the Vikings might get to experience that first-hand.
    Lets see, oh, ya, the Packers QB is already working out with the team after a very good year last year.
    Good luck to the Vi-Kinks. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys(snicker).

  3. Calistin says: Jun 15, 2010 9:25 AM

    Vikes are going to suck it up again with Favre. Take that to the bank
    Fixed.

  4. vanhelsing says: Jun 15, 2010 9:26 AM

    the lure of the ho-ho…

  5. SF Saints Fan says: Jun 15, 2010 9:27 AM

    Cue the “Farve was hit late” by the Saints crowd in 3, 2, 1….

  6. Tuffguy says: Jun 15, 2010 9:29 AM

    Can we please put a limit on how much press coverage this gets in the fall? It’s not the National Favre League. I think I’m in the majority when I say that I am Favre’d out. Yeah, he’s going to sit out all of training camp. Big Deal! He’s old and has been doing it forever. He had a good year last year. One of his best. But there’s a lot of news out there. Stop taking the easy road.

  7. vanhelsing says: Jun 15, 2010 9:31 AM

    … balls on the ground, balls on the ground…

  8. Bill In DC says: Jun 15, 2010 9:34 AM

    But he can’t come back now that Mis State is out of the College baseball World Series.

  9. lebowski says: Jun 15, 2010 9:40 AM

    Haven’t you already had this article, like, 6 times in the past few weeks? We know they think he’s coming back. The entire free world thinks he’s coming back.

  10. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 9:40 AM

    The Vikes will win the North again this year and make another strong run in the playoffs! The Peckers can’t even win a playoff game without Favre! Woohoo!!!

  11. Bob says: Jun 15, 2010 9:45 AM

    “”We know we should have won the Super Bowl, we should be champs right now,” receiver Bernard Berrian told Carucci.”

    Gotta get to the Super Bowl before you can win it.

  12. se18a29 says: Jun 15, 2010 9:48 AM

    God, we LOVE Favre in Minnesota!! We hope he comes back just to make the Packers his bitch again and again.

  13. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 9:57 AM

    The Packers are doomed as long as they’re stuck with their tightwad “bachelor” g.m. Ted Thompson, who is too cheap to sign a free agent and doesn’t draft very well either.

  14. Bob Nelson says: Jun 15, 2010 9:59 AM

    The vikings have never been World Champions in 50 years failed attempts.
    The vikings managed to win their conference when they played outdoors and Gerald Ford was President 35 years ago.
    Nobody takes the vikings as a serious contender for anything.
    Even if Favre plays (and gets them 5 close/lucky wins like last season), they have a number of problems. A very weak secondary, below average linebacking, a declining RB, and a porus offensive line, and tougher schedule.
    Brad Childress is still their head coach.
    Even if the NFL gave them 4 of their last 5 games indoors, an outdoor playoff game will ruin them.

  15. TheDPR says: Jun 15, 2010 9:59 AM

    Favre isn’t comfortable with his INT record and wants to further pad that statistic, apparently.
    Why can’t the guy show up to be with his teammates and just take it relatively easy at camp in deference to his age and protecting his arm? Why must he miss the entire thing? When you routinely end playoff runs with interceptions your teammates don’t owe you the kind of slack the Vikings seem willing to give him.

  16. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jun 15, 2010 10:02 AM

    and, inevitably, there will be the season ending interception. It’s too predictable and kind of fun to see Vikings fans talking smack yet again during the offseason. Keep it up people, you’re so cuddly when you do that.

  17. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 10:03 AM

    Thank God the Vikings have management that isn’t afraid to improve the team with free agents and that isn’t a vampire like Green Bay’s g.m.

  18. Fred Finstad says: Jun 15, 2010 10:04 AM

    It’s not gonna matter. The Vikes will keep choking. Has soon as Hell Freezes Over, I’ll look in the paper and just maybe they’ll win a super bowl………Los Angeles Quake………….Enjoy your Minnesota pudden heads now Fair Weather Fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre says: Jun 15, 2010 10:05 AM

    Yeah he made the Packers your bitch last season and you still don’t have a super bowl. Vikings fans have completely given up on any chance of a ring apparently. Good luck with that October Super Bowl
    yaaaawn
    ps: Tracy Porter

  20. jackybadass says: Jun 15, 2010 10:06 AM

    i pray he comes back. i love watchin him throw a pick in a big game costing his team a playoff win!

  21. RossyRoss says: Jun 15, 2010 10:08 AM

    The only people that care about this old fart are the sorry queens fans!
    Pervy your a shart stain.

  22. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 10:13 AM

    Jeez, Favre signs with the Vikes and finishes 3rd in MVP voting while leading the Vikes to 2nd in the NFC in regular season and playoffs and the Packer fans are still crying about it. Grow up, he didn’t do it just to hurt your feelings.

  23. vacman says: Jun 15, 2010 10:15 AM

    hey florio….
    how day can go by without you saying something about brett favre…
    i think only like 3…. i think that would be pushing it

  24. purpleguy says: Jun 15, 2010 10:17 AM

    No way he has as good of a year as he did in 2009, but he’s 100% better than what the Vikes have on the roster now. They may not have the year thay had last year, but with him they’ve at least got a shot.
    Of course, the cheesers are in a dilema. Do they want him to retire so their team finally has a shot at the NFCN, or do they want him to play so they can bring the tired old “choke” mantra out of mothballs? Then again, looking at Rodgers’ Cardinals playoff game performance (missing a receiver over the middle and fumbling the ball after holding it too long yet again), they can just use the choke label on their own QB.

  25. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 15, 2010 10:18 AM

    vanhelsing says:
    June 15, 2010 9:31 AM
    … balls on the ground, balls on the ground…
    ________________
    If this is something about Favre fumbling, meh.
    If it’s because he’s an old man with a droopy ballsack….hillarious.

  26. Medipaul says: Jun 15, 2010 10:21 AM

    rarely ever do the “close teams” come back in these types of situations to have a better season. That was their chance. Favre had a great year…he’ll regret coming back if he does. The Vikes won’t have the same kind of year. It won’t happen.
    He’ll be watching the Packers in the Super Bowl.

  27. Ambrose says: Jun 15, 2010 10:23 AM

    Why is everyone wondering if he’s coming back? Of course he ‘s coming back. That’s not the question. The question is: can he come anywhere close to the level of success he had last year? My money is on no, and not because he plays for the Vikings. The odds are against it, plain and simple. Apply any standard that you wish…age of the player, unforeseen team injuries from one successful season to the next, complacency, increased expectations, absence of “fate” and “vengeance” which propelled and motivated Favre last year, etc. It doesn’t add up. At some point it all has to catch up to him. Next season is as good as any other for that to happen, and the odds dictate as much.

  28. Bun McSticky says: Jun 15, 2010 10:23 AM

    OT in the NFCC game. Not bad, not bad at all. In fact, pretty damn good. LOL. So much jealousy out there, haters. I love it.

  29. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 10:25 AM

    I don’t know what was funnier, Erin’s choke overthrow of a wide open receiver in OT or his choke dropkick turnover in OT. Or his choke INT at the start of the game.

  30. vikingguy says: Jun 15, 2010 10:25 AM

    I love the Viking / Favre haters ! you pencildicks should read your own posts. your pretty pathetic.

  31. betheball says: Jun 15, 2010 10:35 AM

    “The way we ended last season, being so close, I think that’s still on his mind and he understands the capabilities of this team and what we have,” linebacker (and PFT Season Preview magazine co-cover boy) Ben Leber told Vic Carucci of NFL.com. “I just think his competitive spirit is going to bring him back.”
    Some of his Packer teammates probably felt the same way after the 2007 season. Little did they know his “competitive spirit” at the time involved manipulating his way out of Green Bay. Thank you Brett (and Ted). The Packers are in a better position and will be a major competitor for that trophy that always seems to be one bad throw away from your grasp.

  32. work blocked deadspin says: Jun 15, 2010 10:37 AM

    people think plugging the oil leak is the most difficult problem in the country.
    Nay.
    The most difficult problem in the country is getting packer and viking fans to shut the hell up.

  33. juggernuts says: Jun 15, 2010 10:38 AM

    Sounds familiar….
    Going to the wayback machine….
    Packers players think 2007 finish will bring Favre back for 2008.
    “The way we ended last season, being so close, I think that’s still on his mind and he understands the capabilities of this team and what we have,” linebacker Nick Barnett told Vic Carucci of NFL.com. “I just think his competitive spirit is going to bring him back.”
    “We know we should have won the Super Bowl, we should be champs right now,” receiver Donald Driver told Carucci. “That’s where we’re leaving off, and I think that’s where he’s leaving off, too. I think that’s lingering around his head, too — that there are still plays to be made out there. I’m hoping that’s what he’s thinking.”
    Back to reality…
    Same S**t different day.

  34. va4favre says: Jun 15, 2010 10:39 AM

    I never thought I would say this about an article that mentions Favre, but why was this article necessary? We all know that his Vikes teammates love him and want him back. He underwent ankle surgery for one big reason.
    I am a Vikings fan, but I worry that their schedule as well as that of the entire NFC North is much tougher this year. I think the Pack fans are celebrating their SB win way too soon.
    Ted Thompson has to be one of the creepiest people in the NFL.

  35. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 10:42 AM

    “He’ll be watching the Packers in the Super Bowl. ”
    “At some point it all has to catch up to him. Next season is as good as any other for that to happen, and the odds dictate as much.”
    You guys have a terminal case of wishful thinking.

  36. db3300 says: Jun 15, 2010 10:42 AM

    I don’t care how good he was. I already know what happens to the 40 year old body. Anyone else my age can just about tell you the exact moment they went from being a ripped weekend jock to being out of shape. If it doesn’t get you in your mid-30s, it’ll get most of the rest by 40.
    He’ll probably be out for the year by week 8.
    The Vikings should be embarrassed that they haven’t drafted a decent young prospect in the time they’ve been flirting with Favre – and I’m talking about prior to him going to the Jets. If they had, they would have that prospect entering his 3rd year and they wouldn’t be worrying about whether or not his body will hold up. Fanboys had better hope they’re worrying about it.

  37. FNGS says: Jun 15, 2010 10:44 AM

    # PackFansLikeSheep says: June 15, 2010 9:40 AM
    The Vikes will win the North again this year and make another strong run in the playoffs! The Peckers can’t even win a playoff game without Favre! Woohoo!!!
    ——————————————————
    And how many did he lose for them too?

  38. This is not news says: Jun 15, 2010 10:45 AM

    If I buy that mag you are shilling, would you promise no more Favre posts until he actually shows up and puts on a Vikings jersey?

  39. lebowski says: Jun 15, 2010 10:54 AM

    Love how Vike fans change Aaron Rodgers’ name to ‘Erin’, to make him feminine I assume…. and they have a player on their team named Erin. Idiots.

  40. Norseman says: Jun 15, 2010 10:56 AM

    Bob Nelson = Wet Dreamer

  41. DallasDeathStar says: Jun 15, 2010 10:56 AM

    Once again a team being held hostage by Brett Favre.

  42. irishgary says: Jun 15, 2010 10:57 AM

    @PackFansLikeSheep
    I guess Contra has a new screen name, but same stupid comments

  43. jimmySee says: Jun 15, 2010 10:58 AM

    If history is any indication — throwing a season-ending interception makes it a lock that he’ll be back.

  44. DallasDeathStar says: Jun 15, 2010 10:58 AM

    How can any true Vikings fan like this guy????

  45. Pack_Attack says: Jun 15, 2010 10:58 AM

    The old man HAS to go down sometime. That being said, I would never bet against him. I do think last year was his shot however.
    But he’s still coming back and on paper the ‘queens have the best team in football.

  46. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 11:02 AM

    “I already know what happens to the 40 year old body.”
    If you’re Brett Favre, you have your best season ever.
    “He’ll probably be out for the year by week 8.”
    Just hilarious. Keep wishing.

  47. Boudin says: Jun 15, 2010 11:06 AM

    did Pat Williams just say that the Vikings don’t complain?

  48. er pete says: Jun 15, 2010 11:09 AM

    Another Favre article that states what we already know? SERENITY NOW!!!

  49. mattgso says: Jun 15, 2010 11:10 AM

    “se18a29 says:
    June 15, 2010 9:48 AM
    God, we LOVE Favre in Minnesota!! ”
    So do you have your lust for him when he was Packer and Jet? Or you just band-wagoners?

  50. NOLArules says: Jun 15, 2010 11:13 AM

    Tomorrow’s lead headline:
    “Viking Towel Boy thinks Farve is going to return!”

  51. sven_ftw says: Jun 15, 2010 11:15 AM

    skol vikings!

  52. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 11:17 AM

    Pack_Attack makes a very solid point about the Vikings having the best team in football.

  53. FoF says: Jun 15, 2010 11:20 AM

    America’s favorite football player is coming back bitcheS!

  54. skimbell says: Jun 15, 2010 11:21 AM

    “…Favre signs with the Vikes and finishes 3rd in MVP voting while leading the Vikes to 2nd in the NFC in regular season and playoffs…”
    Or another way of saying that is that Brint took the queens to a tie for 31st in the NFL.

    They is only one winner and the queen aren’t that team.

  55. DCViking says: Jun 15, 2010 11:28 AM

    @Ambrose –
    Think you got it right — that’s my biggest fear as well.
    Plus, I’m guessing more teams are going to try hit him, and that will wear him down
    much quicker than a younger QB.
    Last year was lightning in a bottle, and the Vikes failed to cash in.
    We’ll be lucky to see a similar run this year.

  56. NoRingsForYou says: Jun 15, 2010 11:30 AM

    2009 “Should’ve Been” NFL Champions – Minnesota Vikings. This marks the Vikings league leading 18th “Should’ve Been” Championship.
    As always, Vikes……….NO RINGS FOR YOU!

  57. PurpleRaid12 says: Jun 15, 2010 11:33 AM

    @ Vanhelsing
    Congrats pal, your balls finally dropped. 13 is a special age, live it up!
    @ Jackybadass
    I guess you would enjoy watching the Vikings in the playoffs, since your team is most likely eliminated after the… wildcard round.
    @ Lebowski
    Its funnier when the franchise player for a rival team has a ‘girl’ name, as opposed to a 3rd string Linebacker/Special Teamer, but yes it’s hypocritical to call ShAaron, “Erin” when we have an Erin.

  58. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 11:34 AM

    “Or another way of saying that is that Brint took the queens to a tie for 31st in the NFL.”
    Another way of saying “WAAAAHHH, Brett led the Vikings to the NFC championship game and my Fudge Packers went one more year without Brett, a division title or a playoff win WAAAAHHH!”

  59. bbeer says: Jun 15, 2010 11:35 AM

    PackFansLikeSheep says:
    June 15, 2010 10:25 AM
    I don’t know what was funnier, Erin’s choke overthrow of a wide open receiver in OT or his choke dropkick turnover in OT. Or his choke INT at the start of the game.
    —————————————
    I’m gonna pick letter D. Brent’s choke hit-em-in-the-numbers INT of the NFCC.

  60. FoF says: Jun 15, 2010 11:39 AM

    jiggernuts: “Sounds familiar….Going to the wayback machine… Packers players think 2007 finish will bring Favre back for 2008.”
    true, but the difference is that in early 2008 Favre was dumbfounded along with the all the Green Bay Packer fans when Ted Thompson sat on his a$$ during Free Agency when the Packers had one of the highest cap spaces in the league during what turned out to be one of the best and deepest free agent classes of all time. It was a golden opportunity to shore up some glaring weaknesses in GB (like the defense who gave up 200 yards rushing and endless 1st downs to the Giants in the NFCC game, ohh wait, but it was all Favres fault right)). Or a quality O’Lineman or two (you know, maybe improve upson the 13 yards rushing the Pack rolled up in the NFCC game, ohh wait, but it was all Favres fault right?). So Favre saw the same thing everybody else did, that Thompson had no interest in winning it all while Favre was still there.

  61. mikellie says: Jun 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    “But he’s still coming back and on paper the ‘queens have the best team in football.”
    What the hell are you smoking? On paper AND on the field, the Dallas Cowboys will have the best team. Anyone who disputes this is obviously an idiot or moron or both. Do your homework people.

  62. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 15, 2010 11:46 AM

    Ted Thompson and Erin Rodgers keep giving each other long meaningful looks.

  63. Martin Keamy says: Jun 15, 2010 11:51 AM

    @Florio,
    c’mon stop spladonkadonkeying all over this post and admit that the Vikes are the only team which refuse to add some BS line at some point during the post. Where’s the “And Brett Favre could use coming back… his egotistical conscious likely won’t have much to feed on if he doesn’t play” or “and the vikes know that if Favre doesn’t return…they’ll be doomed to extinction. QUITE LITERALLY!!!!”
    I mean…you’re dramatic like that. With 31 other NFL teams.
    So i’m calling this now. The Vikes are gonna John Kerry this year. They flipped last year…and they’re gonna flop this year.

  64. scomibord says: Jun 15, 2010 11:59 AM

    whiny bitches

  65. Reggie'sBush says: Jun 15, 2010 12:08 PM

    Berrian, don’t fumble and maybe you guys do win a Superbowl. I still doubt it.
    The New Orleans Saints, actually, did win the Superbowl. Bitch.

  66. thirdandgoal says: Jun 15, 2010 12:12 PM

    “the Dallas Cowboys will have the best team.”
    They won’t even have the best team in the NFC-E. You, my friend, are standing too close to the guy that you asked what he was smoking.

  67. RossyRoss says: Jun 15, 2010 12:16 PM

    Hey PackFansLikeSheep,
    So fare you have listed 10 postings on this article. You’re a loser. No body gives 2 craps about you b&llSh!t opinion. Keep you stupid comments to yourself. Another thing get a job you idiot!

  68. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Jun 15, 2010 12:41 PM

    purpleguy –
    Really? So in his first and only start in the playoffs, he shreds the Cardinals secondary and keeps the Packers in the game. Then he fumbles to lose it. IT WAS HIS FIRST PLAYOFF GAME.
    How many playoff games has Favre been in? And how many has he choked away in the last ten years? Good luck this season, because it will end the same way for Favre that it has for the last three years.

  69. SanFranciscoKid says: Jun 15, 2010 12:43 PM

    radioboy20010 says: June 15, 2010 9:24 AM
    Lets see, oh, ya, the Packers QB is already working out with the team after a very good year last year.
    @ Radioboy20010
    I wouldn’t say getting sacked 56 times is a good year. Especially when you can’t win your division or against the guy you’re supposed to replace, or win the wildcard game you manage to slip into.
    18. Fred Finstad says: June 15, 2010 10:04 AM
    Los Angeles Quake………….Enjoy your Minnesota pudden heads now Fair Weather Fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    @Fred Finstad
    Your state owned team better hope Wisconsin can generate some revenue and that the economy doesnt take a turn for the worse. If you can’t avoid that, I don’t see Wisconsin being able to justify keeping the Pack when theyre facing bankruptcy. Then maybe you can watch the L.A. Quake.
    # FNGS says: June 15, 2010 10:44 AM
    And how many did he lose for them too?
    @FNGS
    I don’t know how many he lost for them but I know Aaron Rodgers has lost everyone he’s made it to for them.
    # mikellie says: June 15, 2010 11:43 AM
    What the hell are you smoking? On paper AND on the field, the Dallas Cowboys will have the best team. Anyone who disputes this is obviously an idiot or moron or both. Do your homework people.
    @Mikellie
    What are you smoking? Forget the playoffs last year? Your team didn’t even show up.
    RossyRoss says: June 15, 2010 12:16 PM
    Hey PackFansLikeSheep,
    So fare you have listed 10 postings on this article. You’re a loser. No body gives 2 craps about you b&llSh!t opinion. Keep you stupid comments to yourself. Another thing get a job you idiot!
    @RossyRoss
    Doesn’t wisconsin have the highest unemployment federal loan debt ever? Are you just bitter because you’re a cow guy?Maybe it broke up with you?

  70. NoRingsForYou says: Jun 15, 2010 12:49 PM

    Vikes fans – you’re actually giving Packers fans crap about losing a playoff game? Really? Need I remind you of 41-0 vs. the Giants? or the ’98 NFC title game? Or the ’87 NFC title game? Or the SB blowouts in ’76, ’74, ’73 and ’69? Or the Hail Mary game? Or the countless other times you were saying it was going to be “The Vikings year”? I’m not a Packer fan, but if I were I’d say check the scoreboard, losers. Then I’d say NO RINGS FOR YOU!

  71. Ambrose says: Jun 15, 2010 12:56 PM

    DCViking says:
    June 15, 2010 11:28 AM
    Ambrose -think you got it right — that’s my biggest fear as well. Plus, I’m guessing more teams are going to try hit him, and that will wear him down much quicker than a younger QB.
    ————————————————
    I hadn’t thought of that, but you’re right. It was clearly demonstrated how much grief the physical contact caused him last year, when it occurred, and as opposed to normal pressure. And I don’t mean that there should be plans to intentionally hurt the guy, but every team they play will employ more creative ways to get a hand on him. I expect him to be much more tired this year than last, but we’ll see.

  72. NOwillrepeat says: Jun 15, 2010 1:08 PM

    Hey Mikellie:
    The cowgirls are a complete joke and that 34-3 playoff beat down at the hands of the viqueens capped off by a keith brooking sob fest proves it (that moment was priceless). Out-classed and out-played plain and simple. How’s that for homework? Saints, Vikings still top two teams in conference
    Who Dat?! 2009 Super Bowl Champs

  73. juggernuts says: Jun 15, 2010 1:23 PM

    @FoF I am a Packers fan, so I am well aware of what you are talking about, but I think you missed my point.
    Which is that the only thing Favre cares about is Favre. If he was a real team leader, like we were all led to believe, he would have committed to coming back for 2008 right after the NFCC game.
    Instead he put the organization in a spot where they had to decide if they were going to build for the future or sign a couple key pieces for 08. The decision to retire was Favre’s decision to make.
    Do you really think that if TT would have went out and spent a bunch of money on FA’s that Favre would have not retired?
    What if TT would have spent a bunch of money to woo Farve back and then Favre retired anyway? They would have been built to win that year, but with a first year QB, and then would have been worse off now than they were in the 2008 season, because they wouldn’t have had the money to extend the key contracts they have just extended.
    My bottom line is this. I love what Favre did for the Packers while he was there, but right now I’m very happy and excited for this Packers team.

  74. Ruvell100 says: Jun 15, 2010 1:41 PM

    SanFranciscoKid with the winner!
    “Your state owned team better hope Wisconsin can generate some revenue and that the economy doesnt take a turn for the worse. If you can’t avoid that, I don’t see Wisconsin being able to justify keeping the Pack when theyre facing bankruptcy.”
    —————–
    Ummm….the Packers MAKE money in a down economy. They are a thriving, viable business that turns a profit. You know, profit. In Cali terms it’s an evil by-product of business that should be redistributed to low-lifes. In Viking terms, it’s something that doesn’t exist.

  75. RossyRoss says: Jun 15, 2010 1:54 PM

    Oh the SanFranciscokid,
    Why do you call yourself a kid? Is it because you’re a F@G that live in a F@G town. And that’s the way you portray yourself to your boy friends, as a boy?
    Nice man.

  76. SanFranciscoKid says: Jun 15, 2010 2:21 PM

    # Ruvell100 says: June 15, 2010 1:41 PM
    SanFranciscoKid with the winner!
    “Your state owned team better hope Wisconsin can generate some revenue and that the economy doesnt take a turn for the worse. If you can’t avoid that, I don’t see Wisconsin being able to justify keeping the Pack when theyre facing bankruptcy.”
    —————–
    Ummm….the Packers MAKE money in a down economy. They are a thriving, viable business that turns a profit. You know, profit. In Cali terms it’s an evil by-product of business that should be redistributed to low-lifes. In Viking terms, it’s something that doesn’t exist.
    @Ruvell.
    First off, people need to be able to buy tickets and merchandise to pull a profit. That would require people to have jobs to pay for said purchases. Secondly, California is a widely republican state, we do belive in profits and corporations and people who work hard getting the benefits of working hard over the free loaders.
    # RossyRoss says: June 15, 2010 1:54 PM
    Oh the SanFranciscokid,
    Why do you call yourself a kid? Is it because you’re a F@G that live in a F@G town. And that’s the way you portray yourself to your boy friends, as a boy?
    Nice man.
    @Rossy ross
    Still bitter about your girl leaving huh? I am in no way homosexual, but I will say this. Homosexuals at least sleep with other human beings. Don’t have anything good to say about the Pack or Wisconsin?

  77. juggernuts says: Jun 15, 2010 3:52 PM

    @SanFranciscokid, Actually the Packers are a public company, so they have to release financial statements. They reported a 20 million dollar profit in their last fiscal year. Down about 1 million from the year before, but what business isn’t down a bit right now? They are also not owned by the state of Wisconsin as you have incorrectly stated.

  78. FoF says: Jun 15, 2010 4:01 PM

    ” Then he fumbles to lose it. IT WAS HIS FIRST PLAYOFF GAME. How many playoff games has Favre been in?”
    Brett Favre won his very first playoff game he was in, with a 50 yard last second TD pass to Sterling Sharp too.

  79. FoF says: Jun 15, 2010 4:04 PM

    jaggernought,
    Why would Favre want to come back to play for a GM who he just realized was not committed to winning while he was still there? Why would a player who is getting strong unwanted signals from his GM want to come back? You remember how TT never talked to him once that off-season before his retirement? TT was hooping beyond hope for Favre to retire.

  80. FoF says: Jun 15, 2010 4:06 PM

    “Do you really think that if TT would have went out and spent a bunch of money on FA’s that Favre would have not retired? ”
    Yes, absolutely. If TT would have gotten a few key free agents (there were plenty available that offseason) Favre would have not retired, 100%.

  81. FoF says: Jun 15, 2010 4:07 PM

    “They reported a 20 million dollar profit in their last fiscal year. ”
    Was that the $20 mil that was supposed to go to Favre to bribe him to stay retired?

  82. Ruvell100 says: Jun 15, 2010 5:25 PM

    In your last 4 posts, you 100% confirmed the reason why people hate Favre. He needs to be coddled like a young girl, bribed, consoled, and stroked all year long. Personnel moves must be made for him, not the future. All Favre, all the time. Only the mass of women, children and the casual fan that the NFL panders to, to increase viewership, think this behavior is okay.

  83. mikellie says: Jun 15, 2010 6:46 PM

    Like I said , MORONS! What does last year have to do with this year? Nothing MORONS! We are in better shape and more focused and drafted the NFC rookie of the year. Deal with it MORONS! Cowboys vs Ravens in the Super Bowl.

  84. c.carterhof says: Jun 15, 2010 6:47 PM

    Medipaul says:
    June 15, 2010 10:21 AM
    rarely ever do the “close teams” come back in these types of situations to have a better season. That was their chance. Favre had a great year…he’ll regret coming back if he does. The Vikes won’t have the same kind of year. It won’t happen.
    He’ll be watching the Packers in the Super Bowl.
    ============
    Since the 1970 merger:
    There have been 40 NFCCG’s, 17 times the team that lost that game made it back again. Thats far from rare.

  85. this class sucks says: Jun 15, 2010 6:52 PM

    I don’t know where sanfranciscokid lives but calling California a “widely republican” state is pretty much misinformation. There are republicans and they have a voice because of the way our government is set up, but the majority of the population (by a long shot) is on the liberal side.
    There are some implications made that I need to take care of:
    First, implying all poor people are “low lives” is simply wrong and ignorant.
    Second, implying being gay is bad or evil is also wrong and stupid.
    On a final note to Florio, the period goes after these (like this). (not like this.)

  86. slegeir says: Jun 15, 2010 10:35 PM

    Here we go again. Vikings think they’ll win the Super Bowl this year already. Does this ever stop. You have to win some games first, and then of course, there will be the infamous “pick” in the playoffs. Packer fans can’t wait.

  87. RC IV says: Jun 16, 2010 8:34 AM

    slegeir says:
    June 15, 2010 10:35 PM
    Here we go again. Vikings think they’ll win the Super Bowl this year already. Does this ever stop. You have to win some games first, and then of course, there will be the infamous “pick” in the playoffs. Packer fans can’t wait. =====
    =========================
    There is 1 person out of how many post saying the Vikings will be better than the Pack, he didn’t say anything about a Superbowl.
    Did you read the posts at all?

  88. Vee says: Jun 16, 2010 10:30 AM

    So Bernard Berrian says they know they should be champs right now? How can he say that after :
    1) Loosing the special teams battles (The Vikes started their drives in poor field position while the Saints started their drives in good field position.
    2) The Vikings had SEVEN (7) fumbles/interceptions and lost 5. Can’t win like that. (BTW, almost all of those T/O’s were created by the ball stripping, hard hitting Saints defense).
    3) A terrible 12 men in the huddle penalty that took them out of a game winning field goal range – AFTER A TIMEOUT – no less!
    4) Followed by the classic Farve game ending INT that has become his trademark.
    Simply put, although they got more total yards than the Saints, they were out hustled, out played, and out coached. They lost because the Saints played a better total game. PERIOD!
    They got exactly what they deserve: runner up in the NFC Championship Game.

  89. Bious says: Jun 16, 2010 3:30 PM

    Must be pathetic for poor Vikings players that they “should” be champs and “should” be celebrating it….to live such a life where your accomplishments don’t exist and you say things like you “should” do something

  90. MasterShake says: Jun 16, 2010 4:31 PM

    “hey norton, how would you like me to f*ck you in the ass ?, cause i know that you know that i know you want me to f*ck you in the ass” …

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