10 questions that need to be answered regarding Favre and the Vikings

Vikings coach Brad Childress and quarterback Brett Favre will meet the media on Wednesday.  They’ll likely be asked a question or two, and they’ll likely offer up at least a semi-plausible answer to each one.

Here are 10 of the questions that we think need to be asked, regardless of whether all we get is a semi-plausible answer, or worse.

1.  When will Favre take the field for the first time?

Few expected Favre to show up in time to take the trip to San Francisco for a Sunday night preseason game against the 49ers. 

Will he travel with the team to California? 

Will he take a few snaps against a 49ers team that probably would like to snap that bum ankle in order to improve its chances of qualifying for — and advancing in — the 2010 postseason?

2.  Will Favre’s contract be adjusted?

A member of the media has reminded us of this quote from Gordon Gekko:  “It’s all about bucks, kid.  The rest is conversation.” 

At this point, it’s widely believed that the Vikings will give Favre a hefty raise.  It’s also believed that Favre will “aw, shucks” his way through a monologue regarding how it’s not about the money.

If that’s the case, someone should ask him to declare that he’ll take nothing more than the $13 million he already is due to earn.

3.  Are we really supposed to believe that a supposedly impromptu visit from three teammates prompted Favre to make up his mind on the spot?

The actual answer to this one is meaningless.  It’ll just be interesting to see Childress and/or Favre try to offer an explanation that passes the smell test.

4.  What did Dr. Andrews say last week about the ankle?

Favre’s ankle supposedly wasn’t recovering quickly enough.  Last week, he visited with Dr. James Andrews.  In the aftermath of the visit, no details have emerged regarding the condition of the joint.  

So what did Andrews say to Favre about the ankle?  Is it  all of a sudden at 100 percent?  Is it less than 100 percent?  Will it improve or has it reached its ceiling?

5.  What other injuries does Favre currently claim to have?

Last year, Favre talked openly (and repeatedly) about a laundry list of ailments and maladies.  The exercise eventually forced the NFL to fine the Jets for failing to report the partially torn biceps tendon that he suffered during the 2008 season.

And it all became so ridiculous that we eventually added extra body parts (including “taint”) to the list of Favre’s supposedly injuries, along with a trio of illnesses — polio, swine flu, and lupus.

Beyond the ankle, he’ll surely point to some other injured area, if for no reason other than to have a built-in excuse in the event he throws five interceptions against the Saints on September 9.

6.  Is the double standard that applies to Favre hurting the team?

Jimmy Johnson of FOX had some pointed remarks regarding the Vikings’ approach to Favre during Wednesday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show.  (More on that later.)  While we don’t expect Childress or Favre to say anything insightful or, you know, truthful on that point, it’s a fair question that needs to be posed to anyone and everyone in the organization.

The Vikings have been bending over backwards for Brett, and it possibly has created a sense in the locker room that other players deserve similar consideration.  Some think that receiver Sidney Rice has been milking a hip injury; others think that receiver Percy Harvin made the very most out of his most recent bout with migraines.  And don’t forget about running back Adrian Peterson’s bizarre decision to skip a mandatory minicamp so that he could attend a parade in his hometown.  Could the treatment of Favre be emboldening them?  

The 2009 Vikings by all appearances sold their souls for the possibility of getting back to the Super Bowl, and they seem to be willing to do it again, even as they deal with the possible aftermath of the first season with Favre in the fold. 

7.  Will the Vikings keep Sage Rosenfels?

It’s an issue that we’ve addressed in today’s edition of PFT Daily, which will be posted soon.  (We suspect that you’re holding your breath, and possibly other bodily functions.)

Though we doubt that Childress will be providing a straight answer to the question, it remains a highly relevant question to the make up of the 2010 edition of the team.

8.  Will the Vikings be as good in 2010 with Favre as they were in 2009?

This is a question that no one will be able to answer until the regular season begins to unfold.  But it likely will be very difficult for the Vikings to match or improve on their 12-4 mark from a season ago.

For starters, they’ll play the teams of the NFC East this year, not the NFC West.  Also, the Vikings have to face every team from a top-heavy AFC East, including trips to Foxborough and the new Meadowlands Stadium.

The team’s 13 opponents (they play three teams twice, obviously) will have had an entire offseason to study the film from Favre’s first year in purple for any and all tendencies and tells.  We also have a feeling that every defensive coordinator will try to replicate the “remember me” shots the Saints applied to No. 4 in the NFC title game — and that the Saints likely will try to reprise on September 9.

While much of the roster has remained in place, the departure of underrated third-down back Chester Taylor and primary offensive line backup Artis Hicks could present real challenges for an attack that produced career-high statistics for Favre.  Meanwhile, tailback Adrian Peterson will continue to be a pin cushion for pulling and punching and poking and prodding every time he tries to put the football under wraps. 

On defense, everyone is a year older — and the secondary remains the biggest weakness on either side of the ball.  With cornerback Cedric Griffin still recovering from a torn ACL suffered on the overtime kickoff of the NFC title game and linebacker E.J. Henderson still working his way back from a gruesomely broken leg, it remains to be seen whether the Vikings’ defense continues to be among the better units in the league.

9.  Can Childress and Favre get along?

Last year, Childress himself drove Favre from the airport to the team facility.  This year, Childress was nowhere to be seen.

We’ve heard persistent rumors that the players in Minnesota generally don’t like or respect Childress.  Though no good head coach openly aspires to be liked by his players, a lack of respect could kill a team’s chances — especially if it starts with the quarterback whose ring, feet, and ass everyone kisses.

Last year’s twelve-men-in-the-huddle routine probably didn’t help matters.

After a home field advantage-killing loss to the Panthers on Sunday Night Football, troubling reports emerged regarding Chilly’s effort to bench Favre, regarding Favre’s resistance, and regarding Chilly’s angry reaction to news that Favre had blabbed out it.  Thereafter, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported based on unnamed sources (i.e., Favre) that Childress “seldom” discussed the game plan with his quarterback, and that Childress “bristles” when Favre changes the play at the line of scrimmage.

For the Vikings to reach their full potential in 2010, whatever it may be, Favre and Childress need to be on the same page.  Mo
re importantly, Favre needs
to ensure that his teammates buy in to Childress’ schemes and tactics and decisions, even when Favre otherwise may be inclined to disagree.

10.  How will the Vikings fare this year?

In the PFT Season Preview magazine, which was written under the assumption that Favre will be back, I picked the Vikings to win the NFC North, but not to make it to Dallas for Super Bowl XLV.  The rest of the crew pegged the Packers as division champs, with Rosenthal and MDS predicting a wild-card berth for Minnesota.  (Silva has them not getting in at all.) 

Whether the Vikings can win the division again or not, Favre probably will get the team back into the postseason tournament.  But with the Cowboys looking to avenge last year’s 34-3 drubbing in the Metrodome and with the widely-overlooked Saints as potent as they were in 2009 and with a surprise team or two likely to emerge in the NFC, it will be even harder in 2010 for Favre to cap his career in the manner that he clearly covets — by winning another Super Bowl and walking away as the credits start to roll.

UPDATE:  Someone also needs to ask Favre about Jenn Sterger.  And then run.

98 responses to “10 questions that need to be answered regarding Favre and the Vikings

  1. Why can’t you lot just stop with the Favre BS? How many posts per day now that he’s back in camp? Over under is 7…

  2. Once again the Vikings place themselves at the top of the league.
    Once again the punchline in the NFL is the Packers Defense.

  3. Now the only real question is what pathetic excuse does BF give for coming back…
    4-1 odds: Fictitious daughter w/ adorable dimples asks him to play 1 more year as a birthday gift to her imaginary friend.
    6-1 odds: Doesn’t want to let down his dear friend Minnesota GM ” Tom whatshisname”
    8-1 odds: NOT the $$ !!!
    10-1 odds: Claims that after Yoko mashed his head w/ a frying pan he forgot that he had ever retired at all
    12-1 odds: NOT for the records !!!
    14-1 odds: Says he’s never lost the NFC championship game by throwing a left-handed pass while lying on his back for a soul crushing game ending interception- would like to try that – just once
    16-1 odds: 10 million $$ endorsement from Crocs !!

  4. This whole saga is just pathetic.
    Favre is going to get hurt really bad if he’s not 100% mobile.

  5. This whole situation is a pathetic joke. If he wants to play fine. that’s his right. But the Vikings organization is the biggest joke I have seen.

  6. No 8 and No 10 are the same question you friggen goofs.
    Favre is in the house, that’s all that really matters.

  7. All I can say is. , if Childress doesn’t Luke the way Farve acts, then he should of thought about it before he kissed his ass during last years offseason.
    Prediction:
    Vikings – wildcats berth. Out first round. Farve blames injuries and the whole drama ends, ad the Vikings realize he isn’t worth the trouble.

  8. 11. Diva, Why did you wait till May to have surgery on your ankle if you were considering playing again in 2010?
    A simple and basic question that NOT one person in the media has asked him as of yet. Everybody knows the reason for the delay, so he wouldn’t have to report for camp. I’d love to hear him spin his way out of this one. What a complete jackass.

  9. No reporter will ever call Favre out on the money, they all want the inside access with him so they will continue to suck up

  10. “…The Vikings have been bending over backwards for Brett…”
    I don’t think so Florio. I think that the queens have been bending over forward for Brett!

  11. 11. For the LOVE OF GOD MAN, stop the minute by minute, breathless coverage of the ‘second coming’!!!
    I’m ready to talk, I’m ready to sign a document confessing to having waged biological and chemical warfare against the Vietnamese people — ANYTHING if you’ll just stop the madness.
    I find it hard to think ill of another person, but right now I am hoping that the ‘Second Coming of Favre’ results in an epic fail.

  12. I’m a Favre homer and even i’m getting tired of the stories and obvious disdain you obviously have for him.

  13. been a vikes fan for over yeares and as much as I would liek to beleive they are Bowl material, they did not address Farve’s blind side with an upgrade at Fullback. Rice and Harvin will not play every game and the loss of taylor will be evident. Chilly sucks as a coach and next year they are really screwed. There defense will keep them in games, but what a tough schedule. 10-6 if we are lucky.

  14. This team is doomed. I am a life long Vikings fan and I can see it. All the “Fair Weather” fans predicting Super Bowl this year (just like last year…..oh, wait) is pathetic. This team as no continuity on it at all. The coach can’t preach teamwork when he lets the “leader” of the team do whatever he wants. Plus, this coaching staff can not draft for need. This year “Chilly” said they drafted some “great special team guys.” Great. How’s that supposed to help?!?! We needed (and still do) a QB, OL help, DB help. No QB drafted and a year ago we gave up a 3rd for Sage and traded up a few years before that for a 7th round pick that we pick in the 2nd in T. Jack(Off). Ya, winning has been great. Home games have been great. But until they act like a team and the coaching staff drafts for need and not special team players, the Super Bowl is out of reach. I haven’t even started on AP and is KY Jelly hands. All I can pray for is Favre to screw things up again (like last year) and Ziggy see’s the light and throwns Childress under the bus and takes a ton of cash and brings in Cowher. Until then, I will cheer to be not disappointed during the season and/or playoffs which is bound to happen year after year…….

  15. GREEN BAY, WI—Brett Favre beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday for the second time this season, his decisive 38-26 victory exacting some small measure of revenge for the adulation and hero worship heaped upon him by the city of Green Bay and the entire state of Wisconsin for the better part of two decades. “It feels good to finally get retribution from the team that gave me my first chance to start, believed in me despite the pitfalls of my early career, and ensured I will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer,” Favre said at a postgame press conference. “And to do it in front of those fans, who unconditionally loved me through thick and thin while I struggled with a Vicodin addiction and disastrous interceptions, just made it that much sweeter. Sixteen long years of devotion, and they’re finally getting what they deserve.” Favre mentioned that when he does retire, he is looking forward to “really sticking it” to the wife and daughters whose loving presence has been the one constant during his playing career.

  16. The Vikings will be even better this season than they were in 2009, just wait and see. Brett will not cause any schisms in the Minnesota locker room, no matter how hard the media tries to create one. And when the dust settles it will be Minnesota reaching the Super Bowl, and on the strength of that accomplishment the Vikings will get the new stadium they need to prevent a relocation to LA. Brett Favre is literally saving an NFL franchise, if not the NFL itself.

  17. Here’s the thing about Childress and Favre – Brett makes the team better by ignoring Childress.
    Seriously.

  18. odds75to1 says:
    August 18, 2010 12:23 PM
    Where are the “10 questions that need to be answered” for the other 31 teams???
    ————————————————
    The other 31 teams in the league aren’t making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB.

  19. The Vikes sent three guys after Brett yesterday. The Saints are going to send more than that in a few weeks.

  20. Why is it such a concern to get answers to these questions from the Vikings, yet Lord Florio doesn’t think the other 31 teams need to answer his version of 10 questions?
    Further proof that Florio posts things about Favre and the Vikings only to receive hits on his site.

  21. Actually, I thought Florio, despite a history of hating on the Saints and Spooning on the Vikings, did a good job of laying out the challenges facing the Vikes in an objective and fair manner.

  22. These are questions that will never be asked directly to Farve because PFT has no access to players or coaches. These questions are just quota required by NBC to fill this blog. True answers will be provided by Farve to other reporters he knows.

  23. Thanks Brett – Now at least next time I go to Minnesota I won’t have to listen to some chubby guy in purple zubas telling me how he saw Prince buying Q-tips at Walgreens last week.

  24. Well, it is interesting to see an entire NFL franchise and their fan-dom, on their knees, BEGGING an ex-Packer to come back, to save them from themselves.
    Give the dude another raise … anything he wants? Cool! Go ahead … but then, be prepared to pony up the buckos needed to built a decent stadium to replace that gas-bag without a parking lot.
    We are laughing at you! Ha Ha Ha … Ho Ho Ho …
    Now, before you Viking fans blow a gasket, just simmer down … take a time out, relax .. and count to twelve.
    Oops! I meant eleven. (Hee hee)

  25. Supersuckers says:
    August 18, 2010 12:29 PM
    This whole situation is a pathetic joke. If he wants to play fine. that’s his right. But the Vikings organization is the biggest joke I have seen.
    ===========================
    Evidently, you haven’t re-read your posts lately.
    Those are some big jokes.

  26. I think Favre can answer any question he wants. Due to his visits to MS, I believe that Favre and Chilly will get along better this year. It is a waste of time to speculate on which teams get to the SB since there is bound to be at least one major surprise. Both the Vikes and Pack have really tough schedules and I don’t see either one making it. I would look at the Falcons as having an easier schedule. I have no problem with anyone asking Favre about Sterger, but then they need to ask Rodgers about his live in trainer and his views on gay marriage.

  27. Contra says:
    August 18, 2010 12:25 PM
    Once again the Vikings place themselves at the top of the league.
    ——————————————-
    ?????? Which article did you read? Certainly not this one. This comment must be a cut-and-paste from LAST year.

  28. questions for other teams…
    1. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?
    2. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?
    3. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?
    4. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?
    5. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?
    6. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?
    7. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?
    8. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?
    9. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?
    10. why arent _____making fools of themselves by bending over for a Diva QB?

  29. flop 4 strahan says:
    August 18, 2010 12:28 PM
    14-1 odds: Says he’s never lost the NFC championship game by throwing a left-handed pass while lying on his back for a soul crushing game ending interception- would like to try that – just once
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Best post of the day. Hilarious!

  30. How about “NO” questions answered-how about letting them play football and judge them on that. Next people will be wanting to know what type of toilet paper they use!!

  31. Not too be critical or anything, but I think the “3 Question” format would work much better here, Mike. Or even two. Also if you could make them of the yes or no variety. We didn’t come here because of our huge attention spans.

  32. You guys really over-complicate the Favre issue.
    First, if an employer is willing to pay you more money than your contract calls for, you’re obviously doing something right.
    Second, I think we all know the situation with the ankle. The last visit to Andrews was probably a final poke-n-hope to find out if he would remain “pain free” in the ankle, which is not the case. There will be pain, but it should not affect Brett’s play, especially considering he’s about 3 times as self-disciplined as your average NFL player.
    The other “questions” are a complete waste of everybody’s time because they serve no purpose other than to sell stories – or, make money. Which, BTW, is something you progs really purport to dislike. What gives on that front???

  33. Green n’ Gold says:
    11. Diva, Why did you wait till May to have surgery on your ankle if you were considering playing again in 2010?
    A simple and basic question that NOT one person in the media has asked him as of yet. Everybody knows the reason for the delay, so he wouldn’t have to report for camp. I’d love to hear him spin his way out of this one. What a complete jackass.
    _______________________________
    He’s not on your team, why do you care?
    Waaaaaaaaaaa Waaaaaaaaaaaa Waaaaaaaaaaaa
    Be a man, grow a pair, STFU!

  34. Why should anyone care what the answers to the questions are? Cry, whine, make up stories, call him all the dirty names you can think of, hold your breath, stomp your feet. It’s all mental masturbation. HATE him, who cares? He’s back! It’s amazing how all these hacks minimize what he has acomplished. They can’t carry his jock.

  35. Supersuckers says: August 18, 2010 12:29 PM
    This whole situation is a pathetic joke. If he wants to play fine. that’s his right. But the Vikings organization is the biggest joke I have seen.
    ______________
    That big joke managed to throttle your “class act” of a franchise twice last year. How funny is that joke?

  36. Yea, how did Favre skate thru unquestioned on the Sterger story. Any other pro athlete accused of sending pics of his dong to a cute reporter would be grilled unmercifully, but the media can’t muster courage. Unbelievable!?! Another reason I cant stand ALL things Favre. I’m am going to enjoy watching this train wreck of season for the Vikings though. C’mon Florio, this is right up your ally, ask the question…What’s with the schlong pics?

  37. RC IV says:
    August 18, 2010 1:00 PM
    Supersuckers says:
    August 18, 2010 12:29 PM
    This whole situation is a pathetic joke. If he wants to play fine. that’s his right. But the Vikings organization is the biggest joke I have seen.
    ==================== =======
    Evidently, you haven’t re-read your posts lately.
    Those are some big jokes.
    —————
    I agree

  38. 3. Are we really supposed to believe that a supposedly impromptu visit from three teammates prompted Favre to make up his mind on the spot?
    The actual answer to this one is meaningless. It’ll just be interesting to see Childress and/or Favre try to offer an explanation that passes the smell test.
    ————————
    Kind of a stupid thing to write in the article titled “10 questions that NEED to be answered…”

  39. Ask these same 10 questions of any headcoach etc. and you will get the exact same “non-answer”, so why should the vikings be any different. I could just see Florio asking Bill Belichek about a player’s injury status, LMAO.

  40. MACK DADDY says:
    “11. How much did Brett pay Jenn Sterger to keep her mouth shut?”
    ______________________________
    Waaaaaaaaaa Waaaaaaaaaa Waaaaaaaaaaa

  41. 8. Will the Vikings be as good in 2010 with Favre as they were in 2009?
    Well, I think the league was doing their part to help Fraud repeat last seasons performance by scheduling only 3 of their final 9 games of the season to be played outdoors in the weather.

  42. PFT = TMZ
    Why do you even ask 4 out of 10 of these..They are stupid. The Vikings are better now…Jesus, any fool can see that.

  43. I’m all for the questions Florio if you or some other media hero has the courage to ask other teams owners, GM’s, headcoaches and players similar stupid questions. Jerry Jones, how does it feel to be running a pimphouse at your new stadium? Rex Ryan, why should we believe a thing you rant about when you haven’t accomplished chit yet? Bill Belichek, do you use cameras to cheat or tell us about your injured players? Ted Thompson, tell us about the accusations that you are queer? Tell us about your man relationship with Aaron Rodgers? Ted Thompson, why do you insist on having players with baggage on your team like underwood and johnny jolly or why do you support aj hawk and clay matthews use of ‘roids? …..this is so much fun making up stupid ass questions i could go on forever!!! one last one….packer fans, why are you the hillbilly state of the u.s. who can’t make a post without swearing or bringing up perverted sexual comments? now that’s the $10M question.

  44. “UPDATE: Someone also needs to ask Favre about Jenn Sterger. And then run.” … ha ha ha good one

  45. 4-1 odds: Favre says he decided to come to camp now because he finanlly wrapped up his last sexting picture of little favre to women on the Jets staff.

  46. # Deadeye says: August 18, 2010 12:48 PM
    The Vikings will be even better this season than they were in 2009, just wait and see. Brett will not cause any schisms in the Minnesota locker room, no matter how hard the media tries to create one. And when the dust settles it will be Minnesota reaching the Super Bowl, and on the strength of that accomplishment the Vikings will get the new stadium they need to prevent a relocation to LA. Brett Favre is literally saving an NFL franchise, if not the NFL itself.
    ***
    The Vikings will also go undefeated, all of their opponents will be shut out, they will score 49 points in the first half of the first quarter of the SB, Favre will have 50,000 passing yards, 1,000 touchdowns and no INTs, and the Lombardi Trophy will be renamed the Childress Crown.
    The end.

  47. Favre won’t last an entire season again. If he does, by the time he reaches the playoffs we’ll all be wondering why does he ponder passing.

  48. MrHumble says:
    August 18, 2010 1:35 PM
    I’m all for the questions Florio if you or some other media hero has the courage to ask other teams owners, GM’s, headcoaches and players similar stupid questions. Jerry Jones, how does it feel to be running a pimphouse at your new stadium? Rex Ryan, why should we believe a thing you rant about when you haven’t accomplished chit yet? Bill Belichek, do you use cameras to cheat or tell us about your injured players? Ted Thompson, tell us about the accusations that you are queer? Tell us about your man relationship with Aaron Rodgers? Ted Thompson, why do you insist on having players with baggage on your team like underwood and johnny jolly or why do you support aj hawk and clay matthews use of ‘roids? …..this is so much fun making up stupid ass questions i could go on forever!!! one last one….packer fans, why are you the hillbilly state of the u.s. who can’t make a post without swearing or bringing up perverted sexual comments? now that’s the $10M question.
    ————————————-
    Pretty ironic, MrHumble – accusing Packer fans of not being able to make a post without perverted sexual comments, seconds after posting about Ted Thompson being queer and having a man relationship with Aaron Rodgers. Not that you had any credibility to begin with, but you should at least make it SOMEWHAT difficult for the smart people on here to completely discredit you.

  49. wow, there was alot of anger from packer fans when favre didn’t stay retired in 08 then there was seething rage last year when he came to play for the vikes but this is like bursting into tears fury this time when they know he’s playing for the vikes again. some of it must be displaced anger over the packers not winning anything since he left.

  50. Majik Bullet says:
    August 18, 2010 1:18 PM
    That big joke managed to throttle your “class act” of a franchise twice last year.
    ——————————————-
    What did it get you? A one-game difference in the division record and not even able to prevent the Packers from advancing to the playoffs. So what? The delight you may get from it doesn’t compare to the slap-my-knee hysterics of watching Favre predictably fail you. It still makes me smile, whereas the two losses in one season is nothing unusual in this series.

  51. the best news that’s come out of all this is that favre’s ankle isn’t an issue at all. hutch, longwell and allen said it didn’t even come up when favre was talking about factors in coming back or not so it sounds like physically he’s fine.

  52. Lord Favre has finally deemed the rest of the peasants who play for the viking organization worthy to be graced with his presence.
    Sources say that “Brad” could be seen feeding the heralded QB grapes all the while telling him “oh Brett, you’re the best” while simultaneously offering up ankle massages.
    Prince Childress even was quoted as making an offer to personally give Bobby McCray a remember me shot by punching him in the arm before the regular season opener in New Orleans.
    The fumbler squire “AP” was not happy with all of the fanfare and asked “Brad” if he could take the day off and go do some more bicep curls so he can hold on to the ball better to which Brad replied “only those who have royalty in their blood are excused from training with the rest of you peasants, now back to your stall you!”

  53. Contra says:
    August 18, 2010 12:25 PM
    Once again the Vikings place themselves at the top of the league.
    Once again the punchline in the NFL is the Packers Defense.
    Finally some honesty from a Queens fan. Making the NFC Championship game is Considered adaquate and the top of the league for Queens fans. Notice how excited they are to have Grandpa Gross Texts back. Just remember….”Why would you ponder passing? This isnt Detroit Man, this is for the super bowl!!!” – That Chode PA.

  54. PFT posts a lot about Favre because it’s a popular subject. You all are reading and posting comments.

  55. AlCortez hit the nail on the head. For two years before the Vikings got Favre I said that what they needed was a QB with enough credibility to audible out of Chilly’s idiotic play calls and do the right thing. The most valuable thing Favre brings is the ability to ignore Chiily at times and make the right call.

  56. Only 49 more weeks for this crap to start with this jagoff again for the 2011 season. Get your bets down early.
    Liked the response about the Saints sending more than 3 guys. Good one RobF2010.

  57. As a Viking fan, there’s only one thing that truly matters. Are they a Super Bowl contender without him? The answer to that is a definitive no. Tavaras Jackson is a nice guy but he’s not a good quarterback. He has no instincts for when to leave the pocket, his delivery is slow and easy to read and he is not an accurate passer. Farve is a hall of fame quarterback. Haters will always hate but the Vikes are a contender with him and a 500 team without him.

  58. Majik Bullet says:
    August 18, 2010 1:18 PM
    Supersuckers says: August 18, 2010 12:29 PM
    This whole situation is a pathetic joke. If he wants to play fine. that’s his right. But the Vikings organization is the biggest joke I have seen.
    ______________
    That big joke managed to throttle your “class act” of a franchise twice last year. How funny is that joke?
    ——————
    means nothing now. We will see thsi year…..we will see… and the coddling will come back to haunt them when favre is carted off the field. i really believe thats the only way this guy is going to retire given the privelages he is given.

  59. Keep crying bitches… hahahaha. The MAN is back in MN as fear spreads through the rest of the NFL. Must suck to be a puker knowing you have no chance to beat Favre. hahahaaha!!!

  60. Vikings fans are fine with it. Players are obviously fine with it. Management is fine with it. The only people that have a problem with this situation are those that don’t matter one damn bit to the Vikings organization. The only reason these haters want “answers” to these questions is so that they can have more angles to hate on Favre and the Vikes with.
    Look at Florio’s one question. If the Vikings give Favre more money then Favre is a manipulative bastard who worked them over to load his pockets. If Favre takes the same wage then he’s a diva who only cares about media image.
    Guaranteed no matter what answers are given to any of those questions the response is going to be negative.
    Vikings fans and players don’t give a damn. We just want to see another super bowl caliber team with a chance to win this thing.
    I am losing so much respect through this ordeal for the media and rest of the fans in the NFL. I guarantee that if this was happening on the Raiders or Ravens or some random ass team I wouldn’t care one damn bit about it.

  61. dawgpoundgee says:
    August 18, 2010 1:54 PM
    Hey viking fan, I am a Browns fan and even I am laughing at you.
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    Seriously?

  62. I’m not the kind of person to wish an injury on a player, but can someone roll over one of his ankles so we don’t have to hear about this guy again!!

  63. No rules have been broken by the Vikings or Favre. Nobody was hurt. No f-bombs. No dirty play. No cheating. No scandals. Nothing. The Vikings were willing to wait on a QB who they knew wouldn’t make his mind up until the last minute. A guy who sorta wants to play but kind of needs to be talked into it too.
    Obviously Green Bay fans are going to hate on the Vikes for this. That is understandable. The rest of the NFL and media though is also in on this thing too. The reason is pride. They all laughed at how absurd this was saying it wasn’t going to work and it was a bad decision. Favre proves them wrong. People don’t like being wrong. Rather than admitting, they just take it further and further.
    Vikings fans, players, and organization is fine with this situation. They are making personel decisions that they feel give the team the best chance possible of winning a super bowl. If they were out to please fans of other teams I agree this wouldn’t be the way to do it.
    Just keep that in mind at all times. Everyone who has to do with the Vikings more or less is happy with the situation. So you folks can get on your soap box and shout all you want. But come Sunday’s we’ll figure out if the Vikings have a good team or not.
    Last weekend I saw a team that obviously had a focused and disciplined camp. Those that think this team is dysfunctional or on the verge of mutiny are focusing on everything EXCEPT football. When it comes to football this team is pretty good. They just aren’t as good at staying out of the headlines.
    And not to get all conspiracy theory on you here but the Vikings need a stadium. Part of this is being on the minds of the public and giving them entertainment. Favre helps this in more ways than one. Even this Favreapalooza helps at a time when our sports attention is mostly on our Twins who are doing great while selling out the best stadium in US sports week in and week out.

  64. Super
    Yeah, it’ really likely Favre will get carted off, because he’s notorious for missing games due to injury. Not like that iron man they have in GB.
    But of course, the 2 beatdowns that happened just last year don’t mean anything, but that Super Bowl the Pack won in ’96 that all Packer fans continuously bring up are totally relevant, right?

  65. Am I figuring this right? At 24Million that means he gets $1.5 Million a game??? No one is worth that much unless he’s God. Oh, sorry, a lot of people think he is! Pathetic what this world of football is coming to.

  66. Just want to know why Mn. hates Wi. so bad. I live in Wisconsin and all you Minnesota people come here to spend your weekends and vacations. You must love it here. And you only hate the Packers because they’ve won 12 championships and you’ve won none. That’s what it’s all about. So Minnesota, get over yourselves and quit trying to act like your better than we are. Your team has a long way to go to catch up to 12 championships!

  67. Answers:
    1) Sometime, anytime after week 1. His ankle hurts.
    2) Yes. As soon as Fort Knox opens today.
    3) No. This was another lie. The guys were flying around during a water break at camp and needed a fourth for Bridge.
    4) “Your ankle will be 100% healed on September 10th!”
    5) This information is Top Secret but will be divulged after the Vikings season is over. In December.
    6) Not at all. He is a perfect role-model for the others. It shows.
    7) No. The team does not need him. Favre will sign a 10 year contract extension soon.
    8) As good at what?
    9) As long as Farve lets Childress off his leash every now and again so Brad can romp and play with the other dogs, they’ll be fine.
    10) Bus fare. And an apple and a road map to go with it.

  68. sand0 says:
    August 18, 2010 2:33 PM
    I guarantee that if this was happening on the Raiders or Ravens or some random ass team I wouldn’t care one damn bit about it.
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    The only reason people care is because it is Favre — not because it is the Vikings. If Favre was doing this to the Rams or Ravens the coverage and reactions would be exactly the same.

  69. se18a29 says:
    August 18, 2010 2:30 PM
    The MAN is back in MN as fear spreads through the rest of the NFL. Must suck to be a puker knowing you have no chance to beat Favre. hahahaaha!!!
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    There are 5 quarterbacks in the NFL I would rather have lead my team over Favre. Fear of him is not in the equation.

  70. 11) Can florio shutup on Favre?
    Its freaking too boring on taking the Favre every year at this time of the year. More boring than the Favre un-retirement.

  71. Florio – You are the biggest MORON in sports journalism. The only person looking for answers to these 10 questions are you. A couple of them might be of interest to see how they play out….but neither Favre or the Vikings owe you, me or anyone else answers to them. The title of this ridiculous post shouldn’t be “10 questions that need to be answered” it should be “10 questions that I am obsessing about because there isn’t a decent journalistic bone in my body capable enough cover a worthwhile story”
    But seeing as you were stupid enough to waste are time asking them….here are the answers to your questions.
    1. When will Favre take the field for the first time?
    –wait and see like everyone else; Vikings probably havn’t even evaluated his condition yet. They don’t need to answer this now.
    2. Will Favre’s contract be adjusted?
    –Aside from you and Gregggggg Rosethal, nobody gives a crap about this.
    4. What did Dr. Andrews say last week about the ankle?
    –To take a page out of Bill Belichik’s book: “The first injury report will be out in early September” – They don’t owe you or anyone else an explanation in regard to player injuries. Smart coaches shouldn’t and don’t. (sorry that doesn’t support your sorry manufacturing of drama and speculative static as much as you would like)
    5. What other injuries does Favre currently claim to have?
    –See above
    6. Is the double standard that applies to Favre hurting the team?
    –Well….if all they have to go by is the teams performance last year, and the fact that everyone not named Jackson or Rosenfels on the team wanted him back….the question has been answered, and only time will tell otherwise
    7. Will the Vikings keep Sage Rosenfels?
    –Who cares?? If that was a subject line on one of your posts……not one person except for Rosenfels Mom, Dad and 5th grade math teacher would have read it by now.
    9. Can Childress and Favre get along?
    –WHO CARES?? They get along well enough for Childress to send three team mates to his house and for him to have stopped by there himself a few weeks ago in an effort to get him to come back. Favre wants to be there. Any other story lines around this are manufactured by you. Your mentioning of “last year Childress was there to pick him up….this year he wasn’t” is the most pathetic conjecture I have ever heard. There were three players with him – WITH CARS. He didn’t need a ride from the airport you moron.
    10. How will the Vikings fare this year?
    –This is a question that needs to be answered?? Honestly……what pictures do you have of the president of NBC sports and what is he doing in them. You are stealing checks bud. This question doesn’t “need to be answered” you moron. It will be answered through the course of the season.
    Please do everyone on here a favor and STOP this crap story line ALL DAY LONG.
    And the people on here complaining that somebody needs to back a bus over Favre need to wake up and see the root cause of all these painful stories and point the finger at them…..and it isn’t the dude that was sitting at home in Hattiesburg, MS not talking to anyone….while you all were writing 45 speculative stories a day about him. Its the idiots writing them.

  72. slegeir says:
    August 18, 2010 3:10 PM
    Just want to know why Mn. hates Wi. so bad. I live in Wisconsin and all you Minnesota people come here to spend your weekends and vacations. You must love it here. And you only hate the Packers because they’ve won 12 championships and you’ve won none. That’s what it’s all about. So Minnesota, get over yourselves and quit trying to act like your better than we are. Your team has a long way to go to catch up to 12 championships
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    That’s the part you don’t get slegeir……the mark of an individual is made up for something other than how many championships a state’s team has won……and perhaps that is why people in mn consider themselves better than sconies….they have lives that are not measured by nfl championships.

  73. Brett Favre is literally saving an NFL franchise, if not the NFL itself.
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    It’s a good thing you don’t need to pass a drug test to sign on here….wah tthe f**k are you talking about…?
    The NFL is single-handedly the most watched, the most popular, and the most successful professional sports league in the world. You think for one minute they need this jag to excel or survive.
    Goodell is sitting in his New York office cringing over Favre’s antics, yet gleeming about the revenue the league will take in when more of those dark pink jerseys with #4 on them get sold each week.
    Favre gets a take-home of 20% of his jersey sales while the REST of the NFL players get 9%. As much as he’s respected by the league and some of it’s players…there’s more than enough that cannot wait to put him out of the league….starting in Week 1.

  74. How many pro bowlers did the vikings have last year ? It isn’t just farve.one of the best defences last year . bring on season talk is cheap!

  75. The thought of spanking the Pack two more times makes Brett jerk off occasionally…enjoy his spuzz WI chubbies,your season is over before it even started! WAWAWA

  76. So the Vikings want to be beta bitches to Favre. So what? If the Vikes win 12 games again this year, all of this nonsense will be forgotten.
    I do think it’s funny the way the Vikes fans criticize the way the Packers “treated” Favre and made him feel unwanted. The Packers had the self-respect not to coddle and whore themselves out for Favre, especially because they knew they had options.
    Thus the Packers are Alpha.
    The Vikings are Beta provider chumps.
    Favre is a slut. Packers dumped him when they were done with him, nice-guy Vikes put him up on a pedestal and offer to help raise his offspring.
    Nice guys finish in second place…

  77. the vikes had like 8 pro bowlers and 4 all pros. if ‘toine and e.j. were healthy we would’ve had 10 pro bowlers. the packers only had 4 pro bowlers and 1 all pro.

  78. Mr. Stumble says;
    “……and perhaps that is why people in mn consider themselves better than sconies….they have lives that are not measured by nfl championships.
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    Look pal, if you’re going to make it this easy it’s no fun. Alright, I’ll play along;
    You CAN’T measure anything in Minnesota by NFL Championships, even if you wanted to, no matter how you judge anybody else! You’re the Choker Champs! You’ve outchoked the entire free world! No one can compare!
    Here’s a good idea for ya’- consider yourself better than all those people whose lives are measured by having brains enough to come in out of the rain. Consider yourself better than all those people whose lives are measured by NOT advertising the fact they are fools on internet boards. Consider yourself better than all those people whose lives are measured by not comparing themselves to people who live in another state.

  79. Mr. Humble, you are entirely right. the mark of an individual is not made up of how many championships you’ve won. So why do you want one so bad? If I had my way there would be no Super Bowl, just games for us to enjoy and not think we have to make it to the “big one” and win. It used to be fun but now it’s all about big money and getting to the big game. If you’ve ever stood and tried to get an autograph from a big name player you’d know they don’t give you the time of day. So Minnesota and Wisconsin, can’t we try to get along and get over this hostility?

  80. Thats cute because thats about twice as many questions that need to be asked in reguards to the other 31 teams.

  81. i know football isn’t really worth praying over, but please, please, please give fatre another shot at thowing away another season/playoff game/championship game.

  82. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    August 18, 2010 4:03 PM
    the vikes had like 8 pro bowlers and 4 all pros. if ‘toine and e.j. were healthy we would’ve had 10 pro bowlers. the packers only had 4 pro bowlers and 1 all pro.
    ==================================
    All that and they still couldn’t win a superbowl.

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