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Favre has been working out with Jason Campbell

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre recently started working out with football players nearly young enough to be his grandchildren.

He also has been working out with an NFL quarterback nearly young enough to be his son.

Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com reports that Favre “has thrown with” Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell several times this offseason.

The fact that Favre has been working out at all serves only to reinforce the likelihood of a return for 2010.  That he’s working out with another NFL quarterback makes it even more likely.

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  1. Green n' Gold says: Jul 3, 2010 12:42 AM

    In a unrelated story, Favre failed to turn on his blinker while making a right turn in Hattisburg.

  2. scra22 says: Jul 3, 2010 12:44 AM

    This is worse than Lebron-Watch. Obsessing over every move he makes. Ugh.

  3. ShimSham says: Jul 3, 2010 12:55 AM

    Campbell’s hometown is about 25 minutes north of Hattiesburg so that makes sense.

  4. Onderin says: Jul 3, 2010 1:10 AM

    I hope Jason Campbell has been soaking up some knowledge…not the throw a bunch of INTs knowledge though.

  5. robrocker says: Jul 3, 2010 1:14 AM

    Jason Campbell was born in December 1981.
    Brett Favre was born in October 1969.
    That’s a 12-year age difference.
    Is that really “nearly young enough to be his son”?
    John F. Kennedy was 12 years older than Jackie, and you never heard of him being nearly old enough to be her father.
    Brad Pitt is 12 years older than Angelia Jolie, and you dad.

  6. rovibe says: Jul 3, 2010 1:19 AM

    This outta make fans of the hapless Raiders feel a little better. Too bad he didn’t work out with Jamarcus Russell, too.

  7. Tdk24 says: Jul 3, 2010 1:27 AM

    Oh God. I hope Campbell doesn’t learn the art of ending every season with the worst INT you can image.

  8. Tdk24 says: Jul 3, 2010 1:28 AM

    *imagine*

  9. rkell21 says: Jul 3, 2010 1:32 AM

    How long did it take for you to come up with that joke?
    I’m guessing not that long, lol.

  10. robert ethen says: Jul 3, 2010 1:46 AM

    Probably just working on Campbell’s receiving skills. If he can’t make it in the NFL as a QB.

  11. Dbellina says: Jul 3, 2010 2:12 AM

    OMG BRETT FAVRE!!!

  12. golongboyee says: Jul 3, 2010 2:12 AM

    well, it is only a formality that Campbell is a “NFL QB”…..after this season, he no longer will be.

  13. jimmySee says: Jul 3, 2010 2:19 AM

    Maybe the Vikings should just move their OTAs down to Hattiesburg.
    Then *maybe* Brett would work out with his own team.

  14. Brando says: Jul 3, 2010 2:38 AM

    “That he’s working out with another NFL quarterback makes it even more likely…”
    Who? Jason Campbell? Could he start for the high school team Favre practices with? But really, what can Favre do to improve Campbell’s game? He isn’t going to teach him fundamentals because Favre doesn’t play with the same set of rules as most other quarterbacks. The things Favre does he does with instinct and arm strength… JCamp has neither, and neither can be coached. Never mind be taught by Favre.

  15. timegambit says: Jul 3, 2010 2:50 AM

    Are you tellin’ me Jason Taylor is coming back!
    Thats the last piece, jack!

  16. WARaider says: Jul 3, 2010 3:29 AM

    I wonder if Rich Gannon is going to be jealous?

  17. Qoojo says: Jul 3, 2010 3:35 AM

    So you keep telling us over and over and over.

  18. bgdabengal says: Jul 3, 2010 3:51 AM

    Thats the best Favre news i’ve heard yet.. We know he’s coming back.. But as a fan of Jason Campbell and early westcoast hiphop.. I hope the Raiders/Campbell connection is a think of beauty and this is definitely not a step in the wrong direction.. they win the division this year (yes, oakland > san diego and denver), i’ll put $100 on that.. 100% …. charger fans i dont want to argue.. i just want you to wait and see.. remember week 1 last year? russells best game.. imagine that being oaklands worst game.. goodbye chargers.. you might get the wildcard though.. titans/bengals/chargers/steelers/patriots compete for those

  19. Wordsworth says: Jul 3, 2010 4:42 AM

    Yawn. Call me when Favre is in Eden Prairie. Everything until then is a circle jerk. Why do we have to go through this every year?

  20. Steve W. says: Jul 3, 2010 5:30 AM

    Vikings quarterback Brett Favre recently started working out with football players nearly young enough to be his grandchildren.
    ___________________________________
    Really? He’s 40 years old and his daughter just gave birth to his first grandchild not that long ago. So, unless they’re letting 1 year olds play high school football, no they’re not almost young enough to be his grandchildren. If you’re simply trying to base that on what could be, then even if Favre was 15 when he had his first kid, and his kid was 15 when she had her first kid, that grandchild would still only be 10 years old. So, even that extreme hypothetical situation, we’re still talking about a 5 or 6 year difference. That may not be much when you’re talking about a 40 year old, but when you’re talking about teenagers, it’s a huge difference. If you want to make a point, why not simply say that he’s throwing the football around with kids younger than his own daughter (not sure how old his youngest is).

  21. IRCHS1963 says: Jul 3, 2010 7:01 AM

    When he begins to hand out candy to these kids…. I am going to start worrying !!!

  22. Contra says: Jul 3, 2010 7:09 AM

    The ironman is coming back.
    We all knew that.

  23. MACK DADDY says: Jul 3, 2010 7:10 AM

    If he loves his teammates up in Minnesota like he says he does, he should head up there and practice with them. Ohhh wait, I forgot, he thinks he’s above all that.

  24. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Jul 3, 2010 7:11 AM

    I love that all the Vikings “fans” are overly excited for this season, thinking Favre’s INT in the championship game was a fluke.
    Get your hopes up again Minnesota. Force your state government to approve public funds for a new stadium, which will only ever be half-full. Then T-Jack can lead you to 5-11 seasons, don’tchaknow.
    Skol tater-tot hotdish!

  25. ctvikingsfan says: Jul 3, 2010 7:12 AM

    he is coming back and is going to be in camp from the beginning

  26. NYMets says: Jul 3, 2010 7:20 AM

    Oh boy!!!!!!

  27. dogma1 says: Jul 3, 2010 7:30 AM

    Good for Jason Campbell, who wouldn’t want to work out with Favre? that’s awesome. I’m glad Favre is coming back.

  28. Fred Finstad says: Jul 3, 2010 7:39 AM

    Favre has to be the center of attention. He always has. Once he thinks people aren’t paying any attention to him, he’ll speak out or do something.
    Jason Campbell??? Now there’s a couple. A flop and a has been…Hum…..Maybe they’ll make a good couple!!! One wishing he could and one wishing he did. VERY-YERY INTERESTING.

  29. skimbell says: Jul 3, 2010 7:57 AM

    “The fact that Favre has been working out at all serves only to reinforce the likelihood of a return for 2010″
    _____________________________
    Why? Maybe he’s working out because he just loves the game so much
    or he’s just out there running around like a kid again!
    You ought to be able to drag out one of the standard Favreisms to explain his primadonna activities.

  30. eb says: Jul 3, 2010 8:02 AM

    The only surprise here is if the old man decides not to come back.

  31. FoF says: Jul 3, 2010 8:05 AM

    Keep the Favre stories coming Mike!!! Don’t listen to the haterzzzzzzzzz!

  32. Bech72 says: Jul 3, 2010 8:38 AM

    Not too many 40 year old men have teenage grand children and Campbell is only 12 years younger than Farve; old jokes are funny, but those two didn’t land. Come on Florio, you can do better than that.

  33. bwisnasky says: Jul 3, 2010 9:18 AM

    As a raider fan, I can’t say that I dislike the sound of this…

  34. irishgary says: Jul 3, 2010 9:23 AM

    diva

  35. CaptainMarvel says: Jul 3, 2010 9:26 AM

    Look forward to seeing you Brett!!!

  36. Hap says: Jul 3, 2010 9:29 AM

    Let’s hope JC doesnt rub off on him. Actually, I hope JC does well in JOAKland.

  37. tv says: Jul 3, 2010 9:29 AM

    I thought that Campbell was perfectly capable of throwing INTs without Lord Favre’s help.

  38. Chris says: Jul 3, 2010 9:40 AM

    OHHHHH YEAHHHHHHH baby, let that favre juice and magic rub off on my man JA-SON!!!! rub baby rub, knowledge and the game coming from old man favre = priceless. Jason 2.0 and the Raiders of 2010=priceless.

  39. mattgso says: Jul 3, 2010 9:47 AM

    Does it bother any vikes fans or players that brINT is working out with everybody EXCEPT the team he’s under contract with?????

  40. Patriots51 says: Jul 3, 2010 9:52 AM

    Yes Brett!!! keep on working out with Campbell.. teach him how to throw interceptions while rolling right and throwing across his body.. please, the Pats have Oakland’s first rounder this year.. teach him everything you know!!!!!!!!

  41. Fred Finstad says: Jul 3, 2010 10:00 AM

    I wonder if they’ll discuss or bet “which one will screw up first.”

  42. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jul 3, 2010 10:00 AM

    Favre.

  43. mikemcsaint says: Jul 3, 2010 10:04 AM

    Jason, please don’t let him teach you to be a narcissist.

  44. DEMOLITION says: Jul 3, 2010 10:12 AM

    No jab that Campbell working out with Favre won’t help the Raiders? Thumbs up.

  45. Ray Guy says: Jul 3, 2010 10:13 AM

    So of course this means that Favre is going to play for Oakland. (Starting latest rumor).

  46. poiuyt says: Jul 3, 2010 10:14 AM

    Why doesn’t he just come out and say that he’s coming back? He could even say that he’s decided to skip training camp since that doesn’t seem to bother anyone.

  47. Levija says: Jul 3, 2010 10:17 AM

    all that practice and jason campbell will still suck ass. i think he should start throwing to the middle school kids and work his way up to the high school kids. Farve needs to retire so the bears can go all the way with no more competition in the division

  48. alewatcher says: Jul 3, 2010 10:18 AM

    They must be working on the timing of Campbell’s interceptions.

  49. kosarsmyidol says: Jul 3, 2010 10:20 AM

    “Vikings quarterback Brett Favre recently started working out with football players nearly young enough to be his grandchildren.”
    He’s 40, and they’re high school kids. I know you’re from West Virginia, but not everyone has kids when they’re 12, Florio.

  50. LordFavre says: Jul 3, 2010 10:24 AM

    YES!
    Favre is coming back to smack the Packers around again and take the Vikes to the Superbowl!
    Now let all the bitter children known as “Packer fans” come out and cry about it…..
    And we’ll see another year of the choke artist, new “Jeff George” of the NFL (Aaron Rodgers) sh*t his pants again this year!!

  51. trotter420 says: Jul 3, 2010 10:38 AM

    this is a smart move by jc

  52. Bun McSticky says: Jul 3, 2010 10:47 AM

    Brett Favre. I like him.

  53. se18a29 says: Jul 3, 2010 10:48 AM

    Keep the Favre stories coming! The pukers heads are about to explode! lol lol lol

  54. Hawkeye says: Jul 3, 2010 10:54 AM

    Wow, Farve threw a football around. Thanks for the big news PFT and for making my day complete! How would I survive without you?

  55. Fred Finstad says: Jul 3, 2010 10:54 AM

    YES!
    Favre is coming back to smack the Packers around again and take the Vikes to the Superbowl!
    Now let all the bitter children known as “Packer fans” come out and cry about it…..
    And we’ll see another year of the choke artist, new “Jeff George” of the NFL (Aaron Rodgers) sh*t his pants again this year!!
    The Queens will win the Super Bowl as soon as HELL FREEZES OVER.
    GooooPackkk!!!!!!!!!

  56. mnmark says: Jul 3, 2010 10:57 AM

    Any of you that are “40” and over tell me if you could do the same as Brett? Have you ever witnessed any player in history that went through what he did last year with minimal int’s and go inialated his last game and yet wants one more chance? Further more let it be. You idiots keep ranting about what he should or shouldn’t do. What if some co-workers family memebers and hometown citizens told you that enough is enough of something you truly love to do?? I am sick of the pundits and remarks. Brett is a leader and a champion!! Go for it Brett!!

  57. Monctonviking says: Jul 3, 2010 10:57 AM

    PFT and NFL.com and the NFL network drone on about Farve because it gets a reasponse and ratings .
    This blog has 5o + posts how many other of the story’s on here have that many comments
    Last year Sydney Rice worked out with Larry Fitzgerald and Chris Carter he played healthy and improved having a real starter at QB
    I think this is good for Jason Campbell always liked that guy. He finally has a decent O-line in front of him Hopefully this will help.
    I still think the raiders should sign TO , Heyward-bay and schilens are young and wouldn’t be hindered by havine TO he might have a big mouth but every team he ever played for the players said he was fine at practice and such

  58. Hauschild says: Jul 3, 2010 11:08 AM

    HAWG!!!

  59. bluestree says: Jul 3, 2010 11:08 AM

    Ol’ Brent is working out a little more this year, I see. Could it be he’s got a certain thursday night meeting with the Saints on his mind?
    We’ve all seen this before, haven’t we. I feel a world class choke coming on. Let the finger pointing begin!
    So begins the season where Brett destroys his legacy, and finds he has nothing left but critics picking him apart.

  60. joetoronto says: Jul 3, 2010 11:17 AM

    Screw the haters, this can only be a good thing for Campbell.
    While Favre is a gunslinger, Campbell is the opposite and is actually too conservative with the ball. He checks down a little too much, in my opinion.
    Maybe Favre can get him to open up a little.

  61. 49er Man says: Jul 3, 2010 11:25 AM

    Brett has been gone from the Pack for a while, good riddance. They have their franchise QB in Rodgers. Yes, Rodgers has not won a playoff game yet but remember some of the great QB’s didn’t win many playoff games either.
    You call Rodgers a choker but what about Brett choking. Here are some choker games for Brett in the playoffs:
    6 INT game vs the Rams in the 2001 Divisional Playoff
    Costly INT vs Philly in the 03 Divisional Playoffs
    2007 and 2009 NFC Title Games
    I like how LordFavre judges Rodgers on one playoff game. Rodgers all by himself choked vs Arizona…please…sure at times Rodgers didn’t play well in that game but how soon you forget the Packer D gave up 51 points in that game.
    Rodgers will be just fine, thank you. I believe Brett will call it a career in the next 3 years and the Pack’s franchise QB will still be getting better..scary thought..

  62. Monctonviking says: Jul 3, 2010 11:31 AM

    Brett’s Legacy is fine …I if he stinks the place people won`t remeber this season for him 30 years from now and if he wins the super-bowl he will be remebered as Brett`s superbowl not the vikes
    …I enjoy guessing what is gonna happen next as much as anyone else the Farve story is a real wild card…sure tons of people look smart if he sucks lots of media types look fine he he does well
    One team wins the Superbowl every year and the other 32 teams are loosers that simple
    Maybe this is Aaron Rodgers turn to take the league by storm the media types have the pack as dark horse SB team this year

  63. joetoronto says: Jul 3, 2010 11:33 AM

    49er Man:
    Rodgers will put up good numbers but he doesn’t have what it takes, deep down inside, to be a great one.
    For that you need balls, and Rodgers is a bitch.

  64. LordFavre says: Jul 3, 2010 11:38 AM

    Rodgers will crap down his leg again (as will Teddy Thompson’s Packers), and Favre will be lifting the Lombardi trophy for the second time in his career….
    Write it down..

  65. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jul 3, 2010 11:42 AM

    Favre is coming back and the grief stricken Packer fans are fully in the anger stage. When do they go into depression and denial again? And why do they keep staying in the gravy swilling obesity stage?

  66. DezforPrez says: Jul 3, 2010 11:42 AM

    So your a Favre hater now!!!

  67. Monctonviking says: Jul 3, 2010 11:45 AM

    49er man says
    I like how LordFavre judges Rodgers on one playoff game. Rodgers all by himself choked vs Arizona…please…s ure at times Rodgers didn’t play well in that game but how soon you forget the Packer D gave up 51 points in that game.———————————————————-
    Farve Juged Rogers every quote I have ever read Farve has praised rodgers and his play
    do you have the quote or the just of what he has said?

  68. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jul 3, 2010 11:50 AM

    “Yes, Rodgers has not won a playoff game yet but remember some of the great QB’s didn’t win many playoff games either.”
    That’s true, you Packer fans have always got that. You guys should keep repeating that over and over every offseason.

  69. Socrates1818 says: Jul 3, 2010 11:57 AM

    Mike, can you tell us something about the O-lines’ workout status please? That’s where the attention should be. Favre getting relentlessly clocked by 25th ranked defense who can’t deal with his game? Let’s get focused OK?

  70. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jul 3, 2010 12:02 PM

    Maybe Ted Thompson signs a free agent and hooks up with a lady someday.
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. ytrain says: Jul 3, 2010 12:06 PM

    Go Jason Campbell !! We miss you here in DC!

  72. mike says: Jul 3, 2010 12:39 PM

    If a team drafts well It doesnt need to sign over priced free agents.

  73. Green n' Gold says: Jul 3, 2010 1:10 PM

    @Joe Toronto
    Rodgers has no balls and is a bitch? Based by your idiotic logic, Peyton Manning after two years in the league sucked, choked, had no balls, and would wind up being a stiff!! Manning never won a playoff game in his first 3 years douche bag!! Rodgers will be owning and bitching your sorry ass team and the rest of the league for years to come. Sucks to be you right now…

  74. winslow says: Jul 3, 2010 1:31 PM

    robrocker says: July 3, 2010 1:14 AM
    Jason Campbell was born in December 1981.
    Brett Favre was born in October 1969.
    That’s a 12-year age difference.
    Is that really “nearly young enough to be his son”?
    Since this is rural Mississippi we’re discussing, that’s nearly young enough to be his great grandson.

  75. prmpft says: Jul 3, 2010 1:36 PM

    …sorry guys, i wasn’t paying attention – what time did favre take a $#!^ and wipe this morning????…

  76. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jul 3, 2010 1:39 PM

    If a team drafts well It doesnt need to sign over priced free agents.
    __________________________________
    Yeah if a team drafts well or even drafts like Thompson (Harrell, Hawk, Brohm, etc.) it’s really smart to be cheap and waste cap space and not even use the other 2 ways teams get players, free agency and trades. After all, who would want players like Hutchinson, Favre, Jarred Allen, Pat Williams, Winfield, Chester Taylor and all the other players the Vikes got in recent years in free agency or trade.
    How could guys like that POSSIBLY help a team? Ya don’t think they might’ve helped the Vikes win the last 3 games against the Paackers or win the division the last two years do ya? Guess you’ll never find out with Ted Thompson as your g.m. Ted Thompson will ties 1 hand behind his back by only using one of the 3 ways to get players and that’s why his record as g.m. is around .500 with only 1 playoff win in 5 years.

  77. scra22 says: Jul 3, 2010 1:41 PM

    # joetoronto says: July 3, 2010 11:33 AM
    “Rodgers will put up good numbers but he doesn’t have what it takes, deep down inside, to be a great one.”
    # LordFavre says: July 3, 2010 11:38 AM: Rodgers will crap down his leg again (as will Teddy Thompson’s Packers), and Favre will be lifting the Lombardi trophy for the second time in his career….
    # PackFansLikeSheep says: July 3, 2010 11:42 AM: Favre is coming back and the grief stricken Packer fans are fully in the anger stage. When do they go into depression and denial again? And why do they keep staying in the gravy swilling obesity stage?
    —-
    It took Brees 6 years to win a playoff game, now he’s got a Super Bowl and is considered one of the best. Rodgers may not have a playoff win yet, but he’s going into his third year and he has shown himself to be a great talent.
    You Vikings fans are so insistent to deny that he’s good, but I think your real problem is that next year Favre will probably be done and you have no idea who your QB will be, while Packers will still have Rodgers. You want Rodgers to be a letdown, but unfortunately for you he will likely be a nightmare in the coming years.
    Even if Favre beats the Packers twice this year, come 2011 the Vikings will be left with who? Who is a great candidate to compete against Rodgers after Brett’s gone? So keep rubbing in “no playoff wins” when the guy just completed Year 2. I doubt you’ll have as much to crow about a year from now.
    And I’m a not a Packers fan.

  78. MNFANINAZ says: Jul 3, 2010 1:53 PM

    COWBOY STADIUM.
    FEB. 6, 2011.

  79. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jul 3, 2010 1:59 PM

    In 2011 we’ll have probly McNabb. He said the Vikings were the team he wanted to play for and there’s a reason he never signed an extension with the Skins.

  80. DirtDawg55 says: Jul 3, 2010 2:01 PM

    Too bad Favre can’t be bothered to work out with, you know, his teammates. Everyone is getting all horned up about what he can teach Campbell, well, what about trying to teach the next generation of Vikings QBs something. Because even Favre can’t lose important games forever. He has to teach someone else how to do that.

  81. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Jul 3, 2010 2:32 PM

    Favre is overshadowing the fact a Raiders QB is working out in the off-season.

  82. Green n' Gold says: Jul 3, 2010 2:39 PM

    @Packfanslikesheep
    Your conviently leaving out Matthews, Jennings, Jones, Nelson, Finley, Rodgers, Raji, Lang, Collins, street FA Williams, FA Woodson, etc… I could go on and make you look more stupid but you do that on a daily basis here. Show me ONE GM that hits a homerun every time on his draft picks and I’ll show you GOD douche bag!

  83. Green n' Gold says: Jul 3, 2010 2:40 PM

    @Packfanslikesheep
    You’re conviently leaving out Matthews, Jennings, Jones, Nelson, Finley, Rodgers, Raji, Lang, Collins, street FA Williams, FA Woodson, etc… I could go on and make you look more stupid but you do that on a daily basis here. Show me ONE GM that hits a homerun every time on his draft picks and I’ll show you GOD douche bag!

  84. Steve W. says: Jul 3, 2010 2:51 PM

    Ok, haters, at least get your facts straight. He couldn’t work out with his team right now even if he was ready to come back. They won’t be on the field again until training camp. Secondly, how does this make him a diva, or selfish, or any other negative comment that has been made? He started working with the kids at this school before his departure from the Packers, so it’s not like he’s doing it all of a sudden for the attention. Heck, he’s been there enough that the kids call him coach. Also, if this is all about keeping the press all over the issue, then why doesn’t he agree to the unending interview requests he gets. The only one he’s agreed to in quite a while is an interview with a local reporter. So, he’s working with kids at a local high school, and he’s giving his only interview to a local reporter who then gets his story published nationally. Seems to me like he’s giving back a little to some people who are from his home town. Sure, he gets a bit back from the deal too. He gets to work on his mechanics and get his arm ready for the season, and you’d have to figure a local reporter would be a little friendlier in how he writes his stories…I’m not ignoring that notion. I’m just saying that it seems unlikely that this is an “all about me” thing for Favre. There are a lot easier ways to go about that, such as giving some interviews to some national media types desperate for the big exclusive. They’d probably be so excited to get the interview that they’d be very nice to him too.

  85. TotalPack says: Jul 3, 2010 2:53 PM

    Hey dorkest Monctonviking, 49er fan was talking about the display name LordFavre not Favre making a qoute about Rodgers. Settle down you can blow Favre later.

  86. PackersPackFudge 8==D says: Jul 3, 2010 2:59 PM

    God it must be miserable being a Packers fan duing the off season with all the Favre/Vikings news every single day… Still hoping and praying that the Vikings move to LA so the Packers can become a relevant team again? Don’t hold your breath… actually… do the world a favor and please do hold your breath.

  87. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jul 3, 2010 4:09 PM

    Majik Bullet wrote a really true post on another thread that I think we can all agree on well the Packer fans will pretend they don’t agree but secretly they know its true.
    Majik Bullet says: July 3, 2010 2:42 PM
    bluestree
    Normally, it would be a great accomplishment to build a team up to a playoff team in 5 years… if said team was a perennial bottom dwelling loser. But Ted was handed the keys to a team that hadn’t had a losing season in over 15 years, and has had 2 losing seasons in 5 years.
    His team has finished 3rd and 2nd the last 2 years in a 4 team division. Now, I realize that Rodgers puts up great fantasy numbers, and that the defense looks great stat wise. But fantasy stats don’t win actual games. And that #2 defense was definitely exposed against the Cards, and they did nothing to upgrade it.
    Rodgers once again put up impressive numbers in that game as well, but his early pick set the tone of the game, and the late fumblepunt is what sealed his teams’ fate.
    As for players not wanting to be in GB just because of the non appealing climate and lack of local attractiveness, that may be part of it, but not all. Pittsburgh is a cold, dump of a city, yet they have no trouble bringing in players. It’s got a lot more to do with the level of talent, and how the management treats its players. Look at it from a player’s perspective. A potential free agent has to say to himself, “Wow, if they just shit all over Brett Favre, they wouldn’t think twice about giving me the shaft.” I know I would.
    GB fans all pretend, and some may genuinely believe, they are better off without Favre, but truth be told, this could be something that the Packers’ franchise never recovers from.

  88. polishkingski says: Jul 3, 2010 4:13 PM

    when i hear packer fans say they are ok with the switch to aaron rodgers i don`t get it. farve took the vikings to the nfc championship and also beat green bay two times. doesn`t that indicate the packers would be better off if farve was still the starting qb? could somebody explain that to me? HAPPY FORTH OF JULY TO PAM OLIVER! PAM, MY WIFE IS GONE FOR THE WEEKEND, CALL OUR SECRET NUMBER HONEY….I WILL BE WAITING! ps-can i sniff your pantyhose?

  89. Wrathchild says: Jul 3, 2010 4:54 PM

    They trading secrets on how to throw INTs or something?

  90. MNFANINAZ says: Jul 3, 2010 5:43 PM

    PackFansLikeSheep says:
    July 3, 2010 1:59 PM
    In 2011 we’ll have probly McNabb. He said the Vikings were the team he wanted to play for and there’s a reason he never signed an extension with the Skins.
    ___________________________________
    THIS!^

  91. Monctonviking says: Jul 3, 2010 6:35 PM

    …I see I am not even a Farve fan and yet I am accused of blowing him.
    I don’t acknowledge blog trolls too often but totaltroll..this will be an exception
    ..I am and never have been a fan of Farve. I used to admit his talent 3yrs ago like I do now. The guy hasen’t missed a game if he wants to take sometime off so be it.
    I don’t remember this many Packers fans taking issue with his off-season activites years ago even if it included a little beer and vicodin, all was well in pack land
    two weeks last year before the vikings vs pack the blogs were flooded with you green and gold blog trolls and after each loss not too many showed up afterwards.
    I always hear blah blah Vikes fans are “fair weather”….if Vikes make bad decisions or aren’t happy they have expressed there concern
    Pack fans USUALLY (exceptions apply to all rules) shows mouths a flapping and crawl under hole on the net when things go bad

  92. AxeSpray says: Jul 3, 2010 7:38 PM

    Pack fans USUALLY (exceptions apply to all rules) shows mouths a flapping and crawl under hole on the net when things go bad
    Pretty sure a consistent crowd of a 100,000 or so still show up to lambeau field, win or lose, good or bad, bad economy or good.
    The vikes still competing with the lions in the “Who can get more black-outs this season” department?

  93. 49er Man says: Jul 3, 2010 8:34 PM

    Polishkingski:
    So what if Brett took them to the NFC Title Game last year? Big deal, it’s one year. Packer fans are thinking long term not just one year.
    Sometimes, you have to take 2 steps back to go forward. Yes, the Queens beat the Pack twice last year and it could happen again this year. The Pack could go to the Super Bowl and win it despite losing to the Queens twice. Would Viking fans still rub it in Packer fans faces that they beat GB twice? Probably.
    The Pack drafted Rodgers to be the QB of the future back in 2005 because they figured Brett would eventually retire. Brett stunk in 2005 and 2006 as a Packer before a resurgent 2007 season. Don’t forget Brett RETIRED in the 2008 offseason, if memory serves me correctly the Pack went to his home twice to confirm he was retired and at that time he was, so the Pack moved forward with Aaron Rodgers as the QB. Brett thought he could ride in on his horse and take his job back. Too bad, so sad. For all we know, had the Pack let Brett come back and be the starter, Aaron would have rode the bench and gone through it in 2009. Aaron would then have left as a free agent and possibly gone somewhere else and be a franchise QB, you never know. Think about it, you don’t draft a potential franchise QB and let him sit his whole contract and watch him leave in free agency and possibly star somewhere else.
    I’m glad he’s the Vikings problem and not GB’s problem. Someday the Vikes will have a franchise QB of the future, but it might not be in my lifetime.

  94. Cannon says: Jul 3, 2010 9:38 PM

    Yes

  95. comment_submission_error says: Jul 4, 2010 12:55 AM

    # rovibe says:
    This outta make fans of the hapless Raiders feel a little better.
    No, not so much. It’s good that Campbell is working out instead of doing whatever it is JaMarcus is doing right now, but that’s about it. We know Campbell isn’t a franchise player. We just want a guy that tries.

  96. c.carterhof says: Jul 4, 2010 1:23 AM

    The vikes still competing with the lions in the “Who can get more black-outs this season” department?
    =========
    No, Vikes have sold out every game since 98′.

  97. FoF says: Jul 4, 2010 6:46 AM

    “I’m glad he’s the Vikings problem and not GB’s problem.”
    So are the Vikings. 2 – 0 against the Pack last year and stole the division crown and first round bye that was otherwise going to go to the Packers if Favre didn’t play with the Vikes.
    Imagine what the Pack could have done last year in the playoffs if they had a first round bye and didn’t have to play in AZ? Who knows what could have happened? Favre took that away from you. Favre got his revenge.

  98. 49er Man says: Jul 4, 2010 9:55 AM

    The Pack did not quite play well enough to deserve a first round bye, period. That may change this year and it may not.
    Brett got his revenge, good for him. The Pack has moved on and had to for the future of the franchise.

  99. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jul 4, 2010 9:59 AM

    PackFansLikeSheep says:
    Yeah if a team drafts well or even drafts like Thompson (Harrell, Hawk, Brohm, etc.) it’s really smart to be cheap and waste cap space and not even use the other 2 ways teams get players, free agency and trades. After all, who would want players like Hutchinson, Favre, Jarred Allen, Pat Williams, Winfield, Chester Taylor and all the other players the Vikes got in recent years in free agency or trade.
    How could guys like that POSSIBLY help a team?
    ____________________________________
    This post puts a stamp in it for me that you are a Pack fan (or a former Pack fan that left along with Favre) and not a member of the Vikings’ part time fanbase. You need just to admit it.
    No Viking fan hates Ted like you do. Viking fans LOVE Ted. He’s the only reason they ever had a shot at taking over a division that the Pack had dominated since it was formed. They owe him big for all of their recent success.
    Time to face the facts little man..

  100. 49er Man says: Jul 4, 2010 12:10 PM

    PackFansLikeSheep:
    Just so you are aware, EVERY team has hits and misses in the draft, including the Vikes. Almost all of the Vikes you listed were paid for in free agency or trade and not built through the draft. Ted has a different way of building a team as you know he doesn’t like to use free agency too much. Don’t forget though he did sign Pickett and Woodson in free agency. Ted helped build the Seahawks into a winner and has done that with the Pack. The Pack is not far away from being a Super Bowl contender.

  101. va4favre says: Jul 4, 2010 1:41 PM

    Isn’t it interesting thast every time there is a story on Favre it makes the top posted list? You Favre haters can always skip these posts. Favre is by no means perfect, but he has changed his life around, stopped drinking, and spends time on charities like the Make a Wish and his own. I think now a then he deserves a kind word and he sure plays great for a 40 year old. We’ll all miss him when he finally retires, especially the press!

  102. LordFavre says: Jul 4, 2010 1:47 PM

    Yeah..”Rodgers is our future”….
    You hang on to that, Pack fans (hahhahaha..)
    AWAD hasn’t done sh*t yet, choked in the playoffs, missed a WIDE OPEN receiver against Arizona and FUMBLE-PUNTED the game away, but yeah…”he’s our savior”….
    Ha ha….
    Aaron Rodgers…the new “JEFF GEORGE” of the NFL…Looks good, big stats….but NO BIG WINS….
    hahhahahahahahahahhahhahahahahhahahaha….
    HE’S A CHOKER…PACKTARDS, admit it!!!

  103. CaptainMarvel says: Jul 4, 2010 2:09 PM

    Since this story is sitting on 99 comments, I thought I’d get it to 100. Favre is the most popular player in the NFL!

  104. 49er Man says: Jul 4, 2010 8:59 PM

    Well LordFavre, the Vikes will still be looking for their QB of the future 5 years from now and Rodgers may have a ring or 2 by then. Favre WILL NOT play forever despite the delusional Vikes fans who think he will.
    ARod missed a wide open receiver. Big deal, like Brett never did that..whatever…
    ARod a choker? I guess by your standards Peyton Manning is a choker and Tom Brady is a choker too. Oh don’t forget Brett is a choker as well…2007 and 2009 NFC Title Games to be specific.

  105. LordFavre says: Jul 5, 2010 9:20 AM

    Now you’re getting it…..
    All of you Madden-playin’, TV babies who endlessly bash Favre because you can’t face the truth about your team or your GM sound like idiots…
    Yes, Marino is a choker, as well as Peyton Manning (he only has 1 SB ring), and you might as well add Warner, and Elway to that list. (He choked the MOST, losing all those SB’s, and if it wasn’t for Terell Davis, he wouldn’t have ANY rings), and let’s not forget Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, Steve Young, Phil Simms, etc..etc…
    All of these guys don’t measure up to the GREAT
    “Aaron Rodgers”, right? Mr. Potential….
    Mr. Big Stats….Mr. New Jeff George of the NFL..isn’t that right, Pack fans?
    You guys are sooooo ridiculous and pathetic….
    Nobody kicks a dead dog, and that’s the problem that you guys have with Favre…you’re scared that you backed the wrong horse, so now you have to bash him..
    Why don’t you guys just grow up, already…??

  106. Ambrose says: Jul 5, 2010 10:51 AM

    LordFavre says: July 5, 2010 9:20 AM
    …that’s the problem that you guys have with Favre…you’re scared that you backed the wrong horse, so now you have to bash him.
    ———————————————————————–
    What planet did you say you were from? For one thing, there was never an opportunity to back Favre…he orchestrated his own way out…because he wanted to dictate policy…and he (finally) found a team desperate enough to allow him to do so. What is so hard for you idiots to comprehend? Favre should’ve retired the first time he announced his intention to do so. The Jets got screwed and the Vikings will be too. Five years from now, when you are still trying to find a replacement for your one-hit wonder, you will be asking yourselves, “why did we do that.” The Vikings did it because desperate teams do desperate things. Now you get it?

  107. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jul 5, 2010 11:12 AM

    LordFavre says: July 5, 2010 9:20 AM
    All of you Madden-playin’, TV babies who endlessly bash Favre because you can’t face the truth about your team or your GM sound like idiots…
    “Aaron Rodgers”, right? Mr. Potential….
    Mr. Big Stats….Mr. New Jeff George of the NFL..isn’t that right, Pack fans?
    You guys are sooooo ridiculous and pathetic….
    ____________________________________
    Nope. What’s ridiculous and pathetic is obsessing over one player like you do. Picking his name as your user ID, making every single post about him, and crying yourself to sleep at night because there are people out there that don’t like him.
    As for Rodgers. He has been starting for two years. What are you expecting from him exactly?
    If your Lord and Savior couldn’t win it all in his first two seasons, why would you expect a mere mortal to be able to?
    Not only that, but the man has been running for his life behind a Ted Thompson O-Line and with a ho-hum running game since day one. It’s amazing that he’s done as well as he has!
    Yet, you expect him not only to match, but to BEAT, Favre’s performance with the powerhouse Packers of the mid-90’s. If he doesn’t, he sucks, right?
    Yet Favre, who didn’t accomplish any more than Rodgers did last year, despite having MUCH more talent around him, gets a pass. Now THAT is truly pathetic.

  108. LordFavre says: Jul 5, 2010 11:37 AM

    Thanks for proving my point….YOU guys are DELUSIONAL…
    You mean the same O-Line that Favre took to the NFC Championship game in 2007 before TEd’s guys took a big ol’ dump on the field against the NY Giants?
    “Favre didn’t accomplish any more than Rodgers did last year despite having MUCH more talent around him”….care to explain that one?
    Favre took the Vikings to the NFC Championship game and almost beat the SB champs even though that “team with more talent” fumbled 5 times in the game….?
    I don’t know what’s worse…you’re excuse making for Ted Thompson, or your blowing of Rodgers….
    Get a clue, Packfan.

  109. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jul 5, 2010 1:54 PM

    LordFavre says:
    Thanks for proving my point….YOU guys are DELUSIONAL…
    You mean the same O-Line that Favre took to the NFC Championship game in 2007 before TEd’s guys took a big ol’ dump on the field against the NY Giants?
    “Favre didn’t accomplish any more than Rodgers did last year despite having MUCH more talent around him”….care to explain that one?
    Favre took the Vikings to the NFC Championship game and almost beat the SB champs even though that “team with more talent” fumbled 5 times in the game….?
    I don’t know what’s worse…you’re excuse making for Ted Thompson, or your blowing of Rodgers….
    ___________________________________
    Don’t get me wrong. I make no excuses for Ted. I HATE Ted and his continued efforts to dismantle my team. I campaign for his firing almost every day.
    And no, I don’t mean the same O-Line. Human beings do age, as you know. Plus, the guard carousel was a lot less than how bad Favre had it. Also, Al Harris isn’t one of “Ted’s guys”. He just plays better than most of them despite being fairly terrible himself.
    You’re right. Favre ALMOST beat the Saints. Coulda, woulda, shoulda, DIDN’T. One team won last year. 31 lost. The fact that the Vikings lost later than the Packers did is irrelevant. Neither team won anything last year. That’s the facts.

  110. twizzlystick says: Jul 5, 2010 4:41 PM

    “One team won last year. 31 lost.”
    Yeah, keep telling yourself the Rams, or the Packers for that matter, had as good a season as the Vikes. They all finished tied for second, riiiight.

  111. Ambrose says: Jul 5, 2010 5:16 PM

    #
    # LordFavre says: July 5, 2010 11:37 AM
    Favre took the Vikings to the NFC Championship game and almost beat the SB champs.
    ——————————————————————————
    Said differently……Favre took the Packers to the NFC Championship game and almost beat the SB champs. I’m trying to recall….did Favre play a role in these two losses? Just wondering…..
    “Taking a dump” on the field was the exclusive domain of Favre. Learn it. Accept it. Deal with it.

  112. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jul 5, 2010 6:44 PM

    twizzlystick says:
    “One team won last year. 31 lost.”
    Yeah, keep telling yourself the Rams, or the Packers for that matter, had as good a season as the Vikes. They all finished tied for second, riiiight.
    ____________________________________
    “When the Super Bowl ends, only one team in the league still matters. The rest all get thrown right back on the heap.”
    -John Madden
    You can celebrate the fact that you were able to lose in humiliating fashion two whole weeks after the Pack did though. Also, be sure to keep talking about those regular season wins and division titles. We don’t mind one bit, because none of that matters to us.
    We only care about being that one team in the end. Since we clearly weren’t, we have nothing to say. We just wonder why YOU ALL are still talking.

  113. Dlem says: Jul 5, 2010 9:00 PM

    packfanslike sheep says…..
    Majik Bullet wrote a really true post on another thread that I think we can all agree on well the Packer fans will pretend they don’t agree but secretly they know its true.
    Majik Bullet says: July 3, 2010 2:42 PM
    bluestree
    Normally, it would be a great accomplishment to build a team up to a playoff team in 5 years… if said team was a perennial bottom dwelling loser. But Ted was handed the keys to a team that hadn’t had a losing season in over 15 years, and has had 2 losing seasons in 5 years.
    His team has finished 3rd and 2nd the last 2 years in a 4 team division. Now, I realize that Rodgers puts up great fantasy numbers, and that the defense looks great stat wise. But fantasy stats don’t win actual games. And that #2 defense was definitely exposed against the Cards, and they did nothing to upgrade it.
    Rodgers once again put up impressive numbers in that game as well, but his early pick set the tone of the game, and the late fumblepunt is what sealed his teams’ fate.
    As for players not wanting to be in GB just because of the non appealing climate and lack of local attractiveness, that may be part of it, but not all. Pittsburgh is a cold, dump of a city, yet they have no trouble bringing in players. It’s got a lot more to do with the level of talent, and how the management treats its players. Look at it from a player’s perspective. A potential free agent has to say to himself, “Wow, if they just shit all over Brett Favre, they wouldn’t think twice about giving me the shaft.” I know I would.
    GB fans all pretend, and some may genuinely believe, they are better off without Favre, but truth be told, this could be something that the Packers’ franchise never recovers from.
    ______________________________
    Hey sheep Jizz. I’m still waiting for you to say something intelligent. Quoting other posts doesn’t cut it.
    As far as Favre leaving Green bay, I believe it was good for both parties. Comments that the franchise will never recover from it are just stupid with little to no logic made by people who only wish they had some football knowledge.
    If relevance means winning champoinships and being a cornerstone of the league then I would put the Packers up against any team. Certainly the Vikings at the most would be second tier. Our championships may be well in the past but at least we have them….they can’t be taken away! Why would we not be proud of them when we know that getting back to the big game may come next year or twenty years from now.
    As far as free agents playing in Green Bay….The money is just as green here as it is anywhere else . Throw in a chance to win and GB is just as good as anywhere else. Ask Woodson. One question….Do we agree that the ultimate goal of each team is a superbowl championship? If so, how many have the Vikings won with their free agents?
    Now quit acting like a little baby and start talking football!
    _________________________________
    LordFavre….You sir are a know nothing about football idiot.

  114. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jul 5, 2010 10:00 PM

    Dlem says:
    If relevance means winning champoinships and being a cornerstone of the league then I would put the Packers up against any team. Certainly the Vikings at the most would be second tier. Our championships may be well in the past but at least we have them….they can’t be taken away!
    ____________________________________
    That’s it precisely. WE HAVE THEM. And, since none of them have an expiration date, as most Viking fans wish they had, we will damn sure continue to celebrate them whether they were won in our respective lifetimes or not.

  115. CaptainMarvel says: Jul 5, 2010 10:11 PM

    It’s so funny how Packer fans say there’s one Super Bowl winner, and everyone else is equal. They watch Vikings games more than their own games, seriously, I live here. They know their own team isn’t gonna win, so they focus all their attention on hoping the Vikings won’t win. Lucky for them it was the year of Katrina. Sure the Vikings didn’t win the Super Bowl, but we sure enjoyed embarrassing you, twice. Keep telling yourselves that doesn’t matter, lol – DELUSIONAL.

  116. Occam says: Jul 6, 2010 12:07 AM

    “Beer Cheese Soup says:
    We only care about being that one team in the end.”
    It seems pretty clear that you care about two teams, at the very least. Need proof? Scroll up.

  117. PurpleRaid12 says: Jul 6, 2010 10:44 AM

    Occam says:
    “Beer Cheese Soup says:
    We only care about being that one team in the end.”
    It seems pretty clear that you care about two teams, at the very least. Need proof? Scroll up.
    ___________________________________________________
    BOOM!

  118. thirdandgoal says: Jul 6, 2010 11:20 AM

    strip away all the pissing and moaning from the favre haters or lovers and the facts remain that he is a freak of nature in the grand history of the game. a remarkably few players at any position, and especially his, can perform at a such a sustained level uninterrupted by injury. i am in neither of the above-mentioned groups, but there should be no doubt that his career is (was) nothing short of remarkable.

  119. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jul 6, 2010 12:36 PM

    Occam says:
    It seems pretty clear that you care about two teams, at the very least. Need proof? Scroll up.
    __________________________________
    YOU need to scroll up. Better yet, I’ll save you the trouble:
    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    One team won last year. 31 lost.
    ___________________________________
    THAT would be the “one team” I’m referring to. The Saints have it at the moment. The Packers don’t, so whatever they (and any other team except the same Saints) DID accomplish last year is irrelevant.
    Strange things happen when you actually take time to sort out facts before jumping to conclusions. At least you didn’t make a complete ass of yourself in the process like this guy did though:
    PurpleRaid12 says:
    BOOM!
    ________________________________
    I will definitely give you credit for that.

  120. Donna says: Jul 6, 2010 2:22 PM

    You know whats funny? For all those sofa QB’s on here talking like the pro you’ll never be, I bet there is not a one of the men on this thread that will stand on a football field and attempt to catch a ball thrown by Brett Favre! For all the “old snips” and “interception low blows”, I’d like to see any of you attempt to throw a football at 40 as good as he does. Most of you can’t even ring the toilet!!!!!
    Now day after day we read articles about young players squandering their youth and talent along with their millions (JaMarcus Russell, Michael Vick, Chris Simms, Ben Rothisberger, etc.) but let a man who loves the game for what it is, something he has done since he was old enough to throw a ball and all some can do is find any and everything they can drudge up and criticize him about just to bring him down!
    Stop drinking the hater-aid, regardless of your comments or opinions the man will be in the NFL record books and it won’t be for INT but the pure talent that kept him in the game this long!!!

  121. footballrulz says: Jul 6, 2010 3:31 PM

    Actually Donna, he’s already in the NFL record book–for several accomplishments–including, but not limited to, interceptions.
    Even though I can ring the toilet still, I would also be absolutely thrilled to have the chance to catch a pass from Favre. Probably break a finger or two but I’d give it a shot. Maybe if I could get down to that high school field he might zing one to/thru me.
    You are right about one thing tho, no way could I throw one like him. ‘Course I’m sure Bart Starr could probably still out pass me to. I mean they are/were pros.

  122. Occam says: Jul 7, 2010 1:30 AM

    “Strange things happen when you actually take time to sort out facts before jumping to conclusions.”
    B.C.S., I well understood your reference. Sorry that you don’t get mine. And mine was pretty simplistic.

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