Report: Vikings offer Favre $16 million plus incentives

Currently, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is due to earn a base salary of $13 million in 2010.  In an effort to persuade him not to retire, the Vikings are willing to bump the number to $16 million, and then some.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Vikings have offered a $3 million raise to Favre, along with incentives that if met would push the total even higher.

We still think Favre also will hold out for the ability to show up a week or so before the regular-season opener.  And giving coach Brad Childress an atomic wedgie on national television probably remains a deal breaker for Brett.

159 responses to “Report: Vikings offer Favre $16 million plus incentives

  1. Easy call for the Vikes, they probably lose twice that amount of money if Brett doesn’t play. The rest of the league should chip in as well.

  2. If this is really about money that is sad. Especially when a Multi-Millionaire may be trying to squeeze an extra few mil out.
    IMO he will come back this year but is going to wait as long as possible.

  3. Yeah baby!!!!!!!!! For the love of the game!!!!!!!! And for the love of himself!!!!!! What a fraud!!!!!!!

  4. WOW! This is pathetic! So Favre’s ankle is going to fall off and the Vikes want to bank $16,000,000.00+ into this guy? He sunk your super bowl run with a selfish chuck into the wind, granted the guy helped you get there but seriously!?!?! $16mill??? I hope he comes back just to watch the circus that is Favre and the Vikings…

  5. he can’t give a guy a wedgie when his pants are on the ground! and believe me chilly’s pants are on the ground and he is bent over saying please brett i’ll to anything please they’ll fire me if you don’t come back … i have a large mancrush on you.

  6. If he’s worth a million a game, how much is Tracy Porter worth?

  7. At least he’s earned it. But what a world of spoiled brats we live in. What if a player pulled the crap these guys do back in the Fifties, Sixties, or Seventies?

  8. Pathetic and embarrassing. Don’t they have ANY shame?
    I guess that’s what happens when you are DESPERATE for a trophy.

  9. why dont the members of the vikings organization offer their prostate and kidneys too?
    also why in the hell does he need all this money? he lives in a place similar to where deliverance was filmed and rides a tractor all day. unless he is running up a pill bill again or has tractor tramps he needs to pay to shut up i dont see why he needs 16 million.

  10. i wish i could start a rumor to make me 3 million plus incentives. must be nice. would love to see the national t.v. wedgie though. good stuff

  11. Just crushing TJack’s confidence if he doesn’t show.
    How can he lead a team that is begging this guy to return?

  12. Cue Bob Nelson comment about franchise welfare in 5..4..3..2..1..
    Cue JimmySmith comment about Childress performing lewd sexual acts in 5..4..3..2..1..

  13. I am a lifelong dedicated diehard Vikings fan, but THIS is ridiculous. No way I bump him to $16M for this latest charade. No way . . .

  14. i think porter has his pacifier… why do you have to have this much attention every year?… viking’s fans should be offended that their franchise has become a whore to an over the hill guy that’s not in the front office!
    thanks Mr. Loomis!

  15. He’s just saying his ankle is bothering him so he can miss training camp again. He did the same thing last year. ” . . . shoulder’s botherin’ me . . .”
    ‘training camp lets out’ “Hey my shoulder’s all better.”

  16. That is just sick, I really hope this isn’t true. If Favre comes back, I hope it is for his regular salary he agreed upon when he signed his two year deal.
    1. Favre has always been mentioned as one who plays for the love of the game. So if he does come back it shouldn’t be for a raise.
    2. When Javon Walker wanted his BIG money contract, Favre stuck his nose it in and said. “You put your name on the paper and you should keep you word.”
    How sweet it must be to be above to team.

  17. Brett will show up at the last second and receive a heros welcome, as usual. Anyone who thinks he’s “considering” retirement is a sucker.

  18. It’s a ploy. He won;t take the extra money but he WILL show up late, and everyone will laud him for being an unselfish team player.
    #4….The Ultra Douche…..

  19. Brett Farve……Best moment ever? Not sure if it was Tracey Porter picking him off in the NFC Championship game last year or Corey Webster doing it in 2007. Webster did it at Lambeau in OT right? THAT was sweet. If Farve hangs ’em up? Packers and Bears battle for the division and Vikings fans blow that Norse horn, eh, maybe 20 times the whole year.

  20. someone should get the atomic wedgie idea to brett asap. why not go for it if he can get it? i personally can’t stand the drama this guy brings, but i’d laugh my posterior off if i could watch him give chilly a wedgie.

  21. What a PIMP. Not yet Brett, hold out for a 50% stake in the team. You’ve got this joke of a franchise right where you want them, too bad you’re a JOKE yourself!!

  22. Money is the issue here? Really? Yawn. Soooo cliche.
    I thought this was about ego and narcissism. Money?

  23. For the first time in my recent memory(I was born in 1980) It isn’t about the money! Favre can ask for gazillion dollars! and the Vikes could(if they had it) pay him that.
    What player in the last 30 years has had the pull that Favre has had the last 3+years.

  24. “This doesn’t mean Favre returns but hearing Vikes increased offer for 2010 base salary from 13M to 16M.”
    “There also could be incentives in the deal for Favre that would take the deal above 16M.”
    Those are the tweets. It doesn’t necessarily mean the Vikings are willing. It just means a reporter heard. Wonder if Zulgad will get a commission for planting the seed in Favre’s head.
    And if the Viking actually are willing, they sure dropped trou quickly.

  25. Come on Brett quit being a sissy! We want one more year of the Favruh! (Coming from a Giants fan)

  26. Lord Favre will demand more money from the peasant viking organization…and they will fork over their treasures for the king! For without the king the vi-kings will be reliant on the peasant Tjack.
    Prince “Brad” will do whatever his highness requests of him, even going so far as to forfeit his own personal treasures, and dignity.

  27. Can’t imagine an extra 3 mil has anything to do w/ Favre’s thinking. Also he knows and Vikes know he can show up when he wants. Maybe this is simply about his age and injury.

  28. It’s unfortunate that the hall of fame will one day be tainted with a man who spent years leveraging money out of teams during his swan song. Truly great players don’t bullsh** their teams to make a couple more million.
    Brett Favre is one of the worst people in the world, and that cannot be questioned.

  29. Who else is sick of this fiascoe already? Sadly it’s just begun. Play or don’t play, I don’t really care which. Damn though, **** or get off of the pot, old man.

  30. As a life-long Vikings fan, going back to the REAL Purple People Eaters, this team has lost it’s soul.
    I could go on and on with that, starting in the 80’s but most on this site would get bored.
    Suffice it to say, Chili has been smoke and mirrors since he has been here, and Favre was the only thing left to help him save his career. He should have been planning on a franchise QB the day he got here, but unfortunately, he was no better than Denny Green in doing that.
    There has been a hell of a lot of talent given to “Chili” by the ownership. The only problem, though, is that Zigi actually thought this non-entity of a coach, could deliver.

  31. “And giving coach Brad Childress an atomic wedgie on national television probably remains a deal breaker for Brett. ”
    Very funny.
    And Childress had better say, “Thank you sir may I have another.”

  32. We already know that this Judd Zulgad reporter spreads rumors rather than facts. He is trying to use Farve to get his 15 minutes. Already he is backtracking on the rumors he spread Tuesday regarding Farve’s retirement. For all we know, he is spreading Farve rumors on behalf of Farve.

  33. He’ll throw a pick when it counts & the circus will start over next season as it always does.

  34. If they are willing top offer 3 million Brett figures they can offer 5 million.
    There is nothing like sitting on the homestead in Mississippi, doing what you want to do, and people keep offering more money for you to come out of the house.
    The Packers and Jets got their QB of the future and moved on.
    The viklings have never drafted and trained a great QB. Joe Kapp was a free agent, Fran Tarkenton was obtained by trade. Brett Favre came out of retirement. None of the others did anything.
    Perhaps that is why the vikings have no trophies; they have never drafted and trained a great QB.

  35. You guys are right, it’s a circus. It’s the Brett Favre show, and love him or hate him, you can’t look away. Favre is the most entertaining player in the history of the league on and off the field.
    I will forgive everything this guy does off the field, because what he does on it, is remarkable. Favre can make plays that no one in the history of this game could make, and most wouldn’t even think to try. I know his inability to give up on a play has led to some disastrous mistakes, but it’s led to more wins than losses.
    His consecutive start record is one of the most impressive records in all of sports. It’s not like he’s had great offensive lines his whole career like Manning. He’s taking a beating, and never gives up.
    Is it that surprising that a man who never gives up on a single play, and never missed a game, is having trouble giving up the game?
    And why should he retire, did you guys not see him play last year?

  36. REPORT: From a “SOURCE”……Favre likes screwing with all of ya!!! It’s true cause he texted….somebody

  37. F’d up….”Brett Farve to retire”…shows up on everyones moblie apps…but everyone knows training camp is the only reason. Vikings get Farve back and another winning season, falling short of expectations. End of story please.

  38. Wow, this very subject was peer speculation suggested by a guest on KFAN in Minneapolis……. There is NO truth to this except for the total amount increase of 30% in the upcoming uncapped year!
    Unreal ……… This is baffling, that this is actually being reported as fact!!!!!
    Fraud

  39. LOL how bad are the Viks regretting not trading for a legitimate starting quarterback now? McNabb has always been vastly overrated (Rush was right) and is clearly on the downside of his career, but he’s still a helluva lot better than Tarvares Jackson or Sage Rosenfels. Hell I’d even take David Carr.

  40. Oh man…
    Ted-o-philes HEADS are going to explode after this one, Florio…..
    Favre has proven them WRONG at every turn, and they just can’t understand any other reality than that which was sold to them by Der Leader…
    They are in for a RUDE AWAKENING…
    hahaha

  41. Why doesn’t Childress put on his best dress and blow Favre on national TV, its not like Childress will decline any demand by Favre at this point.
    What a joke, Viking fans should be thoroughly embarrassed, that is if they had any pride in the first place which is hard to possess when you are 0-4 in Superbowls and 0-5 in the last five appearances in the NFC championship game.
    Look at the bright side Viking fans, your team is at least trending the right way, last year’s NFC championship game went into OT before they choked which is a far cry from their previous championship game, that 41-0 squeaker of a loss to the Giants. See, you can find positive in anything if you look hard enough.

  42. Vikings ownership and management need to have their heads examined if they’re giving in to this clown by offering MORE money. Just like last season, he’s doing this to avoid going to training camp. Why is an entire country of football fans able to see this, and not the Vikings management and ownership? Are they that blind?

  43. He’s not turning down $16 Million and another two chances to beat the pukers on national TV.

  44. And when this selfish self absorbed Diva does come back will Viking fans finally give him the appropriate greeting??
    The Vikings are not winning a Super Bowl with Mr. ClutchLess as their QB and they’ve wasted precious time in looking for/developing a younger QB who could.

  45. This what happens when you put all of your eggs in one basket case.
    But given the potential the Vikings have to win NFC or even a Super Bowl with Favre an extra three million is nothing against the value those accomplishments would provide for the franchise.
    What the Vikings really have to worry about is if Favre is physically done and he knows it.

  46. No matter what happens in the short term, this franchise will be an even bigger mess.
    No one saw this coming?
    Also, $3 million can’t heal a permanently ruined ankle.
    No one sees this coming?

  47. I really dont think its about the money…i believe he just needs more time to heal. Whatever it is,i hope it gets worked out and he returns for another season.

  48. If I was Tarvaris Jackson…I would demand a trade. This is a slap in the face to him. Crazy!!!

  49. Why in the world would the Vikes org. tell the media this? I get why they would offer it , but why leak it? My guess is Zulgad hadn’t seen his name in print enough for one day.

  50. Panic button! Panic button! Keep pressing it dammit! Shows how truly desperate the Vikes are and how they know they’re SOL w/o Favre.

  51. This is hilarious. Just shows you how pathetic this franchise is. They’re on their knees begging this idiot to come back, all to do nothing more than tease them with a great regular season and then crap all over them with another pick with a minute to go in a playoff game.
    You know what me and Ted Thompson say?
    BWAHAHAHAHAHA

  52. The drama dosen’t end with this guy since 2002.
    When will football start with out this crap. I am waithing for Peppers to send him into retirement the right way.

  53. Huh? Did I miss a new development? Last night ESPN reported that Favre informed the Vikes he’s not coming back this season. Not sure money was the determining factor.

  54. And here is the inherent “team-player” issue with Favre.
    We’re told time and time again that Favre is a great team guy and it is not about individual things. (cough cough Peter King cough cough Jon Gruden)
    But if bumping his salary from the already obscene $13 million to $16 million is enough to bring him back (and to amazingly make his body able to play) it kinda throughs a monkey wrench in that theory. (Yet the pundits will still sell the idea that “it’s not all about Favre”.)

  55. Favre is, last I heard, under contract. So where are the Vikings coming from in throwing money at a guy already under contract, to covince him not to retire when he hasn’t publicy confirmed that he is in fact retiring, er holding out?
    If this is all over money, Favre is an even bigger doucgebag and drama queen than was ever thought humanly possible.

  56. A week? I know he’s thought to be super man and all that, but is a week enough to get in the groove with your teamates and get back in “football shape”? He’s starting to remind me of Allen Iverson….”PRACTICE? PRACTICE?”

  57. I can’t imagine how this guy who has like 20 years track record of making millions of dollars would jump at the opportunity to make 3 more than he would’ve otherwise. He’s rich already, Vikes. He knows whats on the table, he’s doing his diva thing. I think he’s gotta be back cause he’s on the best team in the NFC.

  58. The Vikings know that he is a man.
    And like any man, he eventually will be worn down by Mrs. Favre.
    She will nag and nag and nag about leaving $16 million on the table, and “What are you gonna do, sit around this house all day?” and eventually he will break down just to get outta the house and get some peace and quiet.

  59. So are Peyton Manning and Tom Brady greedy for agreeing to what will be the two highest priced contracts in the NFL? There is no salary cap this year, so if he can get extra money, why not?
    Would you not do the same thing if you knew you could get $3M and held all the cards? I think you would be an idiot not to do it.
    Aaron Rodgers was under contract, and the Packers extended him mid-season in 2008. Why do we care if players get paid more money? They generate the product, they deserve to get paid as such. Everyone needs to shut up and be realistic and not live in such an ideal world and live in the real world. Get over it people, special players get special treatment.
    Everyone shouldn’t be treated equally, but they should all be treated fairly.

  60. “GBPackers says:
    August 4, 2010 7:20 AM
    Favre better put up some GREAT numbers after this debacle”
    ——————————————–
    Great numbers? I would think the stats and having the second highest QB rating last year would qualify as…….great numbers! I assure you Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will have new contracts that dwarf Favre’s . I’m sure the Vikings and other teams that are “willing to spend some money” don’t mind at all to kick in an extra couple of mil…..it will be the same “incentive” that will make your boy Aaron want to leave GB some day soon and then you redneck packer fans can turn on him too. Can’t wait to see it.

  61. And to the guy above who said that Favre is one of the worst people in the world? This is football man, how about some perspective? If he was such a bad guy, then why does everybody in the NFL love the guy so much? Why did he have the #1 selling jersey last year and why are his games always some of the most viewed of the year (Or last year, when the NFC championship game was the most watched non-superbowl program on TV since the Seinfeld finale?
    Get real dude, there are millions of people who are worse people than Favre. The guy plays a game for crying out loud, get some perspective and grow up. He’s good for the league, and genuinely competes as hard as he can and at a higher level than about everyone out there at 41. Learn what you are talking about.

  62. Tough crap packer fans. You tossed him away like he was washed up and he destroyed you twice last year.
    You really thought that you were on easy street with Mrs. Rodgers, wrong.
    We love Favre in MN despite a few moron viking posters. Get ready for Favreland to hit MN in a few weeks. 🙂
    Great job Ziggy for stepping up and trying to get our fans a championship.

  63. Eli Manning makes 16 M per year—–all the way up to Ben the Raper who makes over $27 M per season…..you need to go look at players average salaries to understand that even 16M per year isn’t out of line in today’s market……………in a place like green baby, TT sees that money as extra salary for himself and mark murphy and to hell with the players!

  64. Puker fans, we don’t care if he is a diva or about his retiring and unretiring. We love the guy, period. We loved when he smoked the pukers twice last year and yep, he’s coming back again. So, sorry… another year of getting embarrassed on national TV by our favorite Minnesota QB. Favre for Gov!!!

  65. It’s funny. Most people call him a drama queen, yet every report I have seen contains no quotes or remarks from him. It seems you media types are the real drama queens. You have created this monster, and now are crying about how he loves the attention that you are willingly, avidly, and lovingly heaping on him. Get off of your high horses. He is the best QB ever to play the game ( Stats don’t lie.) He has earned everything he has received. Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful. Write your stories about him, but don’t bite the hand that feeds you. See if a story about Matt Moore gets the same attention. You are getting rich off of Farve’s jock.

  66. Amazing how truly naive the comments are here. I’ve roasted Brett Favre, er, B. Gump, here many times. But friends, this time Gump is correct if this is a negotiating ploy.
    Sam Bradford just coined $50 million in his contract with the Lambs. Why should a player like Gump, with his records and years served, work for less money than an unproven rookie?
    With Gump, the Vi-kinks have a shot at the Super Bowl. Without him, they have a shot at making the playoffs. $20 million for 20 games would not unreasonable. Is Gump worth a million dollars a game to the NFL? He exceeds that money in TV revenue/ratings alone.
    Two quotes: “Show me the money”.
    “Long live Aaron Rodgers”.

  67. BoB:
    Kapp was aquired in a trade from the Toronto Argonauts.
    Tarkenton?
    Drafted in the 3rd round 1961.
    Traded in 67 to NYG
    Reaquired in 72 from NYG
    Kramer, Wilson, Culpepper were all drafted by the Vikings.
    I’m sick of your little fallacies that you post.
    Blatant lies and inaccuracies.
    How about you GFY?!

  68. I have no idea what is really happening, but I have never seen Favre motivated by money. He has more than he’ll ever need, but he does worry about performing at a high peak. His ankle has been a problem for years. If you read the early camp reports, neither TJ or Sage are setting the world on fire. But I actually think Florio hit the nail on the head with his comments on the new stadium. They need Favre to get them the legislative approval and no other QB will do it. I wish the Vikings had the fan base the Pack has, but they are a much younger franchise and there is a lot more to do in Minneapolis. There are also other teams to gather fan attention and support.

  69. the vikings are now the yankees of the NFL. just throwing money around trying to buy their way into the superbowl.

  70. I rather see Brett Favre get $16 million dollars a year! Than to see Sam Bradford get a whiff of that kind of money!
    Period! If someone or anyone is worth that kind of money, it’s Gray Beard!
    I’m a brother and T. Jack is my boy, especially since he went to a SWAC (Southwest Athletic Conference) school – but another year just learning from Grey Beard is a good thing for him!
    Pay Grey Beard – screw Bradford.

  71. How’s it feel having your balls held to the fire? Guys who consitently blow big games deserve big money right?

  72. And this is why the entire Favre watch is detrimental to a team and why the Packers got rid of him. He is holding teams hostage. I will give him the benefit of the doubt and say he is not doing it on purpose, but the team is held hostage nonetheless. They have to wait on him to make a decision, they have to ply him with extra money (money that could be used to sign other, productive, long term players), meanwhile they aren’t developing a QB of the future and the entire team is distracted by the issue.
    The Packers made the right choice to dump him when they did. The Vikings tried to go for a SB and that probably wasn’t a bad idea, but having failed to reach it once they have to stop wasting their time and move on, otherwise this becomes an annual circus. Hmmm. On second thought, maybe they should keep trying. Between this and the car wrecks called the Jets and Bengals this could be an interesting season.

  73. I just don’t think physically he has anymore in the tank physically to play an entire season. The guy is almost 41 folks. If he does play he won’t come close to putting up the numbers he did last season. Why? Because he’ll probably be on the bench nursing some injuries. Heck I don’t think he’d make it past the Saints game.

  74. Dosen’t this kind of suggest that Chilly sat there and lied in his press confrence-and that Brett hasn’t been telling the truth too…?
    They offered him this package despite him NOT expressing his intent to retire to exec, players or choach? Riiight Chilly, you hadn’t heard anything of it at the time of the press confrence, yet Bryz and the other whigs had this prompltley whipped up for some other reason?
    Then Brent reportedly tells Longwell and Marriucci that he hadn’t told anyone he was thinking retirement or whatever, yet he’s offered more money???
    What a bunch of sell outs.

  75. Every time Brettie opens his mouth – or lets others open it for him – he moves farther and farther away from being what an NFL player needs to be. But I guess we already knew he isn’t a teammate worth having.

  76. I have lost all respect for Brett. He selfishness is beyond comprehension. This is a man who is past his prime and yet wants to hold on to a spot that can very well be a stepping stone for a youngster in waiting. He knows he cannot perform to the needs of a team any more. Vikings were stupid to have signed him up in the first place and there is no dearth of stupid people who will sign him up again if he quits Vikings. But the responsibility finally rests on Brett’s shoulders to come to the conclusion that his time is up. He can still make plenty money, if its all about money, in other areas of the sports. If he had the slightest love for the sport that made him what he is today he should move beyond the rigid boundaries of his bloated senseless ego and give back to the sport by teaching youngsters the tricks of the trade. I doubt his intellectual and self-serving traits to even come anywhere near to that though.

  77. Every morning I take a shower with Favre shampoo. Brush with Favre toothpaste. Eat a Favre breakfast. Later have a Favre snack. Favre sandwich for lunch. Dinner, a Favre steak. Watch Favre on ESPN. Go to bed and pray for Favre. Tuck myself into my Farve sheets and pillows. Dream about Favreland and start my Favre day all over again. 🙂

  78. Sorry Vikings, but Ted Thompson suddenly looks like a genius for getting rid of Favre and handing the reigns to a perfectly capable #12.
    Try enduring 5 years of this and then we’ll talk. Until then STFU and take what you were wishing for, the almighty LORD FAVRE. Oh you thought he just threw TD’s and won games…no no no silly children, there’s also this side, and the follow up to a great season by a WTFWASTHAT Season. Enjoy.

  79. So Adrian Peterson, the franchise player before last year, stays away from offseason practices and voices displeasure with his contract. To that, the vikings do nothing and offer nothing.
    Favre says he can’t play on his ankle and he’s retiring. To that, the vikings offer up another $3-7 million. And probably tell him that he can come in whenever he wants. I wonder how AD feels about this turn of events.
    By the way, since Favre owns every other record in the NFL, what is the record for most retirements oby a player?

  80. Let’s get our priorities in order shall we? Just assure him that he only has to show up on gamedays, protecting his desire to keep the streak going. That’s what’s important.

  81. se18a29 says:
    August 4, 2010 8:28 AM
    We love Favre in MN despite a few moron viking posters.
    ———————————————-
    And the rift in the fan base begins. It’s in the locker room already. Next it spills out onto the field.

  82. i said it was all about the $. and the public humiliation of the vikings now.
    and no my name is not a reference to brent favor.

  83. Why, oh why would the Vikings put themselves in this position? They could have gotten McNabb or drafted a good QB for the future. Instead, they allowed themselves to be Lord Favre’s latest play toy.
    Even if he comes back, the chance of him holding up all year and pulling off magic again are very slim. Go LA Vikings!

  84. radioboy20010 says:
    August 4, 2010 8:42 AM
    Amazing how truly naive the comments are here. I’ve roasted Brett Favre, er, B. Gump, here many times. But friends, this time Gump is correct if this is a negotiating ploy.
    Sam Bradford just coined $50 million in his contract with the Lambs. Why should a player like Gump, with his records and years served, work for less money than an unproven rookie?
    With Gump, the Vi-kinks have a shot at the Super Bowl. Without him, they have a shot at making the playoffs. $20 million for 20 games would not unreasonable. Is Gump worth a million dollars a game to the NFL? He exceeds that money in TV revenue/ratings alone.
    Two quotes: “Show me the money”.
    “Long live Aaron Rodgers”.
    ————————————————
    A great post, it’s refreshing to read a post from someone that uses a little logic to figure it all out. People who just want to hate on BF are a dime a dozen and in reading their posts, there is absolutely “no logic”, just the irrational hate. I gotta laugh at the other packer posters. yesterday with all the rumors about retirement, favre haters were all “oh i wish he would come back so the pack could do this and this and this to him this year..blah blah blah” and I predicted yesterday that when these same idiots found out that the story was just a rumor that was started by the media that these same “haters” would now be pissed off becuz they know with BF, it makes the vikes the prohibitive favorite to get to the SB and so now all the chatter is “what a diva, what an ass…blah blah blah”. Football is all about winning NOW, this year and there isn’t a team, GM etc. in the league that wouldn’t rather pay 20M to a HOF MVP QB vs. giving $50M to a rookie (bradford)….but haters have never been accused of common sense have they, LMAO

  85. Deadspin is inferring the Farve has been unfaithful to his wife.
    If so, I dub him FARVERT.
    I’m thinking he’s about to take a Tiger Woods like tumble.

  86. …and Mr. “Fumblepunt” “Jeff George” Rodgers and Ted Thompson are in the fetal position “comforting” each other somewhere in a seedy motel in Green Bay….
    ..and all you “Packfans” wish you were there doing the same…

  87. Brett is going to retire. There is going to be a very, very bad public relations nightmare hitting the press waves very soon. From what I’ve heard, the Vikings won’t want him back after this story.

  88. “Tough crap packer fans. You tossed him away like he was washed up and he destroyed you twice last year”.
    When? He retired and then tried to strong-arm us. We told him to go get fu*ked, LOL.
    I’m so glad your two big uh, regular season wins against us last year put a Super Bowl trophy in Minnehaha. Talk about worthless victories. Go give your kids a bath or something, in the Land of 10,000 trailer parks, LOL.

  89. justinluey says:
    August 4, 2010 3:05 AM
    “Is it that surprising that a man who never gives up on a single play, and never missed a game, is having trouble giving up the game? And why should he retire, did you guys not see him play last year?”
    =======
    That is his problem, the plays that he should give up on are the one that cost the team the most.
    I saw him piss away the chance at a SB with a throw that would make a junior varsity coach go crazy.

  90. 12TimeWorldChamps says:
    August 4, 2010 7:39 AM
    This is hilarious. Just shows you how pathetic this franchise is. They’re on their knees begging this idiot to come back, all to do nothing more than tease them with a great regular season and then crap all over them with another pick with a minute to go in a playoff game.
    You know what me and Ted Thompson say?
    (I don’t know…something like this, 12Time..? )
    12Time..”Ow..TED…Pleeeaaauze use some KY this time? ”
    TT: “Shut up bitch….I treat you all you idiot Packer fans this way…”

  91. Interesting…. I wonder how this will play with those Vikings who wanted more money this offseason (Peterson comes to mind).
    I love all these Vikings fans defending the guy saying how he’s so loved in Minnesota. Please. He’s been on your team ONE year. ONE. And he’s already bending you over a barrel… Wow…. you sure must be desperate and pathetic – Get some self-respect.
    Meanwhile over in Green Bay, the Packers are quietly preparing for a run at a title without any distractions because Ted Thompson had the balls to tell this diva to get outta town. Ted’s not perfect, but he made the right call here.
    Even if Favre comes back, I dont see this ending any better than last year Viking fans.

  92. Missus Humble–
    Living in simplicity must be bliss for you.
    Let’s get this one thing clear. Favre is a dishonest pr!ck. This latest retirement charade was not a rumor. This was a carefully calculated move by Favre to tell the Vikings 1) back off, and 2) give me more money. The classy way to go about it would have been to simply call Ziggy up and negotiate your contract, but that is not how he works. He needs the attention, he needs the constant coverage on ESPN.
    There is a good reason many Packer fans now hate him. The guy is a liar, and only cares about himself.

  93. ESPN is reporting that the offer is for $20 million, with 16 million guaranteed.
    Good grief.

  94. BOBNELSON has once AGAIN got his facts wrong. The one fact that we all know is BOB, you are an idiot!

  95. se18a29 says:
    August 4, 2010 9:14 AM
    Every morning I take a shower with Favre shampoo. Brush with Favre toothpaste. Eat a Favre breakfast. Later have a Favre snack. Favre sandwich for lunch. Dinner, a Favre steak. Watch Favre on ESPN. Go to bed and pray for Favre. Tuck myself into my Farve sheets and pillows. Dream about Favreland and start my Favre day all over again. 🙂
    just awesome! hilarious

  96. Yeah, that’s some real hard hitting stuff deadspin (a site that doesn’t even try to hide that it has a HUGE agenda against Favre) has there.
    lolz

  97. I’m doubt that any NFL fan who has to watch pro ball over broadcast TV because they can’t afford cable or satellite since their unemployment expired will be rooting for Brett. All that’s wrong with the NFL and maybe American society comes to light in this sad saga.

  98. This is just unreal. Favre hasn’t been a Packer in over 2 years, yet angry, bitter, jealous Packer fans just can’t seem to move on from Favre. I mean, the Top 5 most commented, and 7 of the top 10.
    Maybe instead of whining and complaining about a guy who hasn’t played on your team in 2 years (but has managed to soundly destroy them twice), you should focus on coming up with excuses for your Preseason Champion Packers missing the playoffs because their brilliant GM decided not to address the holes in a defense that gave up 51 points in a playoff game to an average offense.
    I can see why you focus on Favre so much, because stopping and thinking about the true state of the Packers has got to be depressing.

  99. imissmydeadspin says: August 4, 2010 9:28 AM
    Brett is going to retire. There is going to be a very, very bad public relations nightmare hitting the press waves very soon. From what I’ve heard, the Vikings won’t want him back after this story.
    **********************************
    imiss, i think you meant to say “i desperately wish brett would retire and not keep on beating the packers and winning the division for the vikes and taking them on super bowl runs”.
    also you meant to say “from what i’ve heard, the vikings will pay brett up to 20 mill to play”.
    finally you meant to say “when will the torture that packer fans have endured since favre left green bay finally end? is it even possible that we could ever win the division or a playoff game again without brett and with the gay vampire running the packers into the ground?”
    wake up and smell the gravy, packer fans. he’s coming back.

  100. Or how about when Favre burned good friend, James Campen on national TV? Like I said, he is a despicable person who only loves himself. So sad.
    Q: bob, stockbridge – I have heard the comment made that #4 threw James Campen under the bus. Do you know what that is about?
    A: Greg A. Bedard – Yeah, it was Favre’s worst transgression of the whole mess. In the Greta Van Susteren interview, Favre said acknowledged he could force the Packers’ hand by showing up at training camp. He said he was told that by James Campen. Actually, here’s the exact quote: “He says, “You know, I know they told you they’re moving on and playing there’s not an option. Playing here in Green Bay is not an option, which that’s what they want. They want to move on. But I’m telling you, if you reinstate or you force their hand, back them in a corner, they feel like they have no other option, they’re going to accept you back.” And he said, “Just telling you.” And I said, “OK.”—– So Favre exposed that Campen gave him inside information from the Packers. How do you think that played back with McCarthy and Thompson? I’d say that’s throwing somebody — a friend even — under a bus. Hard.

  101. # boisebob says: August 4, 2010 10:12 AM
    I’m doubt that any NFL fan who has to watch pro ball over broadcast TV because they can’t afford cable or satellite since their unemployment expired will be rooting for Brett. All that’s wrong with the NFL and maybe American society comes to light in this sad saga.
    Really Bob? I’ll make sure to go back and look at the Ben Rothlisberger, Mike Vick, and Vince Young threads to see if you left the same statement.
    If you didn’t, it says a lot about you. Like people such as your self is all that’s wrong with American society.

  102. It looks like the “Pig rides again” this guy with a bad ankle is being offerred more$ –he sold his wife down the drain as well as his father –has never giv en antyhing back to the game –he is only a taker –well I know this that bears make it bulls make it but pigs dont.
    This creep will get everything he deserve -one reaps what one sows.

  103. @ Perky’s Gravy–
    Of course he is coming back……after he bends Ziggy over for another $7M. I seem to remember a particular classy HOF QB ripping Javon Walker for not honoring his contract.
    I really don’t understand your insistence that the Pack are in bad shape. They finished the year 7-1 and still have one of the younger rosters in the league. Their QB isn’t 40. They figure to be at the top of the NFC North for a long time. The Queens were fortunate to play GB early last year, when their O-line was in shambles. I don’t think you will be as fortunate this year.

  104. This isn’t about the money, the Vikings are just trying to entice him. I highly doubt an extra 3 million is going to bring him closer to coming back. Brett is 40 years old and had major surgery on his ankle, he is the only one who knows if he can go through a full season and the playoffs at full speed. Brett is not going to make a fool out of himself coming back if he isn’t healthy.
    The Vikings and the league know hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake from a business perspective. Brett is pure gold when it comes to merchandising and marketing in the NFL. Brett pretty much can write his own paycheck if he wanted too.

  105. FavreBlows, i don’t think they’re in terrible shape it’s just that they’re not stacked like the vikes are and thompson won’t pay to give them the pass rusher, secondary help and special teamers even a halfway decent kicker instead of crosby who i guarantee will cost you a few games this season.
    i like “funslinger” btw. it’s true, brett is a funslinger!

  106. This is just unreal. Favre hasn’t been a Packer in over 2 years, yet angry, bitter, jealous Packer fans just can’t seem to move on from Favre. I mean, the Top 5 most commented, and 7 of the top 10.
    Maybe instead of whining and complaining about a guy who hasn’t played on your team in 2 years (but has managed to soundly destroy them twice), you should focus on coming up with excuses for your Preseason Champion Packers missing the playoffs because their brilliant GM decided not to address the holes in a defense that gave up 51 points in a playoff game to an average offense.
    I can see why you focus on Favre so much, because stopping and thinking about the true state of the Packers has got to be depressing.

  107. Come on ViQueens, throw more money, more incentives and more fans kneel at his feet to beg and kiss his injure ankle. That’s what Favre really need to come back. Such pathetic franchise.

  108. Super
    Don’t you find it a bit odd that Favre, Bus Cook, or even Brad Childress has yet to confirm this “retirement”? Has it occurred to you that this story is a fabrication designed to not only get morons like you to give hundreds of site clicks, but to also give morons, like you, false hope of a possible division championship?
    Fools like you also warned us that Favre would throw 20 picks, his arm would fall off, he wouldn’t last the season without getting hurt, he would quit mid season, and that he would lead the Vikings to a 6-10 record with the Packers winning it all last year. You didn’t know anything, you just spouted off a bunch of stupidity, and hoped and prayed you were right. And you weren’t, about anything.
    You see, unlike the fumble-punt, Favre’s pick led to nothing but overtime. He didn’t lose the game like Rodgers did, he just didn’t win it. I can see why you liked Souhan’s article so much, he’s as big of a schmuck as you are.

  109. MrHumble says:
    August 4, 2010 8:22 AM
    Great numbers? I would think the stats and having the second highest QB rating last year would qualify as…….great numbers!
    ———————
    So, QB rating is good enough for evaluating QBs. Unless you’re talking about Aaron Rodgers. Because he’s just a “stats guy”. Meanwhile, Brett’s working on 12 years since playing in a Super Bowl.
    Got it. Thanks for the hypocrisy sandwich, Humble. Check ya later.

  110. Majik Bullet says:
    August 4, 2010 10:17 AM
    This is just unreal. Favre hasn’t been a Packer in over 2 years, yet angry, bitter, jealous Packer fans just can’t seem to move on from Favre. I mean, the Top 5 most commented, and 7 of the top 10.
    ———————–
    We’re not whining or complaining. We’re not bitter, either. We’re laughing our asses off. We said he was a flip-flopping retirement monkey. We were right. We said he’d toss a costly interception at a critical moment. We were right. We said the Vikings were chokers. We were right.
    We’re rubbing your noses in it. Whether Favre plays in 2010 or not doesn’t matter. We were proven right on all those things.
    Sure, it sucks that the Vikings swept the Packers. But it was hilarious to see him get beaten up and then throw that ill-advised pass at the end of the game. And it was pretty fun to watch his play deteriorate at the end of the season, right on schedule.

  111. It’s not the money….it’s just ‘Father Time’.
    No doubt he’s been one of the GREATEST QB’s EVER….and he’s the type of guy who will always have a few bullets left in His Gun, but..
    ‘There’s Life After Football’, and He needs to get on with it and ‘Live It’. I celebrate your career.
    ‘Brett, come back if you will’, but mark my words, it will ‘come at a price’, (maybe) much more than what they’re willing to pay you, and you will probably take a physical beating. After all you have given, I’d hate to see you go out that way.
    Anything less than a Super Bowl win, and you’ll probably regret putting another year in.
    HoJazz Knows….

  112. So what time are the trapeze artists coming out? Do I have time to get my popcorn before they bring out the elephants and the lion tamer? I saw this show a couple of years in Green Bay.

  113. Shitterson says:
    And it was pretty fun to watch his play deteriorate at the end of the season, right on schedule.
    _____________
    You must mean how he fell apart, like throwing for 320 and 4 TD’s in Week 16, or 316 and 4 TD’s in Week 17, or 230 and 4 TD’s in the Divisional Playoffs?
    Please think before posting garbage next time. Yes, Favre threw an ill advised pick, but like I’ve said, it’s not like that play cost them the game like a certain othe NFC North QB who I’ve said time and again is a choker. I guess I was right, then, too. Right?

  114. Majik Butt–
    Huh? As noted earlier, they finished the year 7-1. Their O-Line, last year’s big weakness, is now intact. And AZ was not an average offense.
    The reason there is so much focus on Favre is he went from a beloved figure, to a bitter, dishonest, petty man. Look at the immature, despicable way he is now handling his “contract negotiations”. You may not get it, but most sports fans don’t care for a$$holes.

  115. When will you guys realize that a good deal of us have already accepted Favre for what he is? Yeah, so he waffles on his retirement… so what? When he hits the field, he’s still a tremendous player. I’m willing to go through this thing every damn preseason if it means a HOF QB takes the field on opening day, it’s not as big of a deal as most of you (and the media) are making it out to be.

  116. The angry one says,
    ” but to also give morons, like you, false hope of a possible division championship?”

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