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Favre says 2010 will be his last year, and he possibly means it

In a lengthy and at times rambling press conference held at the Vikings’ facility on Wednesday, quarterback Brett Favre said that 2010 will be his final season of professional football.

Most of you will believe it when you see it.

One man who already believes it is coach Brad Childress, who claimed in remarks after Favre spoke that the Vikings coach believes Favre will make his 20th NFL season his last, in part because Childress thinks Favre likes to operate in round numbers.

Favre will embark on his 20th season with a surgically-repaired ankle.  He said he needed the procedure three years ago, and that last week’s visit with Dr. Andrews revealed the development of a new bone spur.

He said that surgery hasn’t made the ankle feel nearly as good as surgery on his biceps tendon made him feel last year.  So it sounds like the ankle could continue to be an issue.  (In other words, X marks the spot.)

Favre acknowledged the pressure of trying to duplicate his performance and the team’s achievements in 2009, and he said that the visit from kicker Ryan Longwell, guard Steve Hutchinson, and defensive end Jared Allen (whom Childress described as “good cop, bad cop, funny cop”) persuaded him to give it another try.

As to the clandestine trip to Mississippi, Childress apologized for instructing special-team coordinator Brian Murphy and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to lie about the whereabouts of the three players.  The decision not to tell the truth in this regard continues to strike us as odd, and it confirms our belief that, on many occasions, NFL coaches and teams and players tell something other than the truth.

One thing we do believe is that Favre likely will play on Sunday night in San Francisco, when the Vikings face the 49ers in a preseason game.  He says he wants to play, and Childress says he wants to play.

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147 Responses to “Favre says 2010 will be his last year, and he possibly means it”
  1. Bwa Ha Ha says: Aug 18, 2010 4:08 PM

    Or, maybe not, it depends.

  2. nps6724 says: Aug 18, 2010 4:10 PM

    If he plays anything like last year, he’ll stink in the first 2 games. Even the great Brett Favre can’t just show up and be ready to play like he’s playing in a muddy field in his Wranglers with the boys. And with a bum ankle? Yeah, good luck on 9/9.

  3. Who is Mike Jones says: Aug 18, 2010 4:11 PM

    So Chilly is suiting up in pads and playing the 49ers. Do I smell a battle for the starting job?
    Florio, check your last sentence.

  4. detnflfan says: Aug 18, 2010 4:12 PM

    I don’t believe this at all. Knowing Favre’s recent pattern, he will play in 2011, if there is a season at all *crosses fingers*.

  5. Jeremy says: Aug 18, 2010 4:13 PM

    I took that as an announcement of his return for 2011. You can always tell when he’s lying; it’s a dead give away: his lips are moving.

  6. GBfanForever says: Aug 18, 2010 4:13 PM

    LOL! Unless of course he doesn’t win it all again in which case he’ll demand the vikings not draft a qb next year or sign any FA qbs , $3million more, 10 more visits from players and coaches begging him to play etc etc. The queens fans really do deserve BF!
    Teddy Bruschi said it best. . .

  7. Wipackman says: Aug 18, 2010 4:13 PM

    Brett lorenzo EFF U

  8. MrHumble says: Aug 18, 2010 4:14 PM

    Couple thoughts on BF’s press conference. This will be his last year. BF relishes in the diva title that the media created for him. BF is good for the NFL. BF is the ultimate team player who has the utmost passion for the game of football. Haters can think what they want but it is quite obvious that BF’s teammates want him back, want his leadership and that the chemistry of the vikings team is fantastic. BF’s main reason for coming back is becuz of that chemistry with his viking teammates…..the majority of his comments were all about his teammates, how great the viking organization is to be involved with etc. etc.

  9. ultimateweapon says: Aug 18, 2010 4:14 PM

    So I guess he’s telling eveyone this is his farewell tour, so everybody kisses his ass in every city he goes to. I’m so sick of him. Hope he’s done by week 4 so we don’t have to hear about this guy anymore.

  10. MuskyHunter2542 says: Aug 18, 2010 4:15 PM

    When the Packers decide to erect a statue of Brett Favre, I will wish I was a pigeon.

  11. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Aug 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    Forget schisms. This team is ready to implode!

  12. Philly Cheese says: Aug 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    Diva #4 will never make it through the season. Too old, too slow, and every player not on his team would love to deliver the knockout blow to the never-ending retirement talk.

  13. blitz43burgh92 says: Aug 18, 2010 4:17 PM

    wow more favre,whooo who,spare me.
    go steelers

  14. Contra says: Aug 18, 2010 4:17 PM

    How unfortunate for Packer fans. Yet another year of coming in 2nd, maybe even 3rd, in the NFC North with yet another outside chance of trying to land a wild card. Maybe next year Packers…in the meantime, enjoy a Viking season!

  15. gopherb24 says: Aug 18, 2010 4:17 PM

    Does anyone actually believe Hutch, Allen, and Longwell went down to Mississippi to “beg and plead” (as Tedy Bruschi put it) Favre to come back, and that he just INSTANTLY made up his mind? Bruschi says he lost respect for the Vikings after this situation, which is just ridiculous. Favre is Favre, and the Vikings are a much better team with him under center. But those three players didn’t go down there to beg him to come back. The Vikings, and Favre himself, already knew that he had made up his mind.

  16. Livinginclip says: Aug 18, 2010 4:18 PM

    A tad early for retirement talk isn’t it? He hasn’t even had time to throw a game breaking ( and heart breaking ) interception.

  17. forte year old virgin says: Aug 18, 2010 4:18 PM

    lol

  18. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 4:19 PM

    “The queens fans really do deserve BF!”
    vikes fans love BF, he crushed the fudgepackers twice and led us to the nfc championship game.
    the fudgepackers really do deserve tt. 1 playoff win in 5 years.

  19. StevieMo says: Aug 18, 2010 4:20 PM

    I used to be a big fan of Favre. Now I consider him to be the biggest horse’s ass in the NFL.
    I sincerely hope he gets his knee blown out this year, or suffers some other kind of season-ending injury, and that’s the first time I have ever felt that about an NFL player. At this point, that is how I want his career to end. Just being honest.

  20. BengalsDouche2 says: Aug 18, 2010 4:20 PM

    If I were the Vikings I’d be done with him after this year. I wouldn’t go on with his shananigans. Even if he decides to come back next year, let him kick rocks and draft a top round QB or sign a top FA QB. F Farve. He messes around enough with teams. Make sure this is his last year and send him packing.

  21. TryTheVeal says: Aug 18, 2010 4:20 PM

    And I believe Rosenthal will someday be able to structure a coherent sentence. In other words, I’ll believe it when i see it.

  22. JagsW1r3d says: Aug 18, 2010 4:21 PM

    Chilly will be playing Farve’s jockstrap

  23. Contra says: Aug 18, 2010 4:21 PM

    I can’t blame favre for coming back. He saw how the Packers didn’t improve one bit on D so he wanted to improve his stats before riding off into the sunset.

  24. nutnbutnet says: Aug 18, 2010 4:22 PM

    Bruschi says he has lost all respect for the Vikings organization for all the begging and pleading…..till he saw how long the line was in front off him, so he added “just sayin’.
    Chilly also said he thought the Saints hit Brett illegally last time. Nice job, Childo, way to pour gas on the fire. Brett’s ass is kicked, for sure.
    9/9/10 baby, the end of an era. Mark it down.

  25. veritasvino says: Aug 18, 2010 4:22 PM

    Maybe

  26. Skol Favre says: Aug 18, 2010 4:23 PM

    I could be wrong, but it looks as though his new contract isn’t an extension, just more $$….that to me is actually a sign he will be done. He won’t want to go to any other team but MN, or back to Green Bay if those hypocrites will flip-flop again….

  27. hrmlss says: Aug 18, 2010 4:25 PM

    If it looks like Brett Favre, and it talks like Brett Favre, check your text messages…..

  28. FlikeMorio says: Aug 18, 2010 4:26 PM

    This is for sure his last year. Well, it more than likely is. But it probably will be. But maybe not. Actually probably not. No, it is for sure the last hoorah. Wait, nope, it might not be. I’m not sure. OK he’s not coming back. Wait, yes he is.

  29. Playmaker's Dealer says: Aug 18, 2010 4:26 PM

    “The decision not to tell the truth in this regard continues to strike us as odd, and it confirms our belief that, on many occasions, NFL coaches and teams and players tell something other than the truth.”
    Wow, I thought you guys were pros. I can’t believe anyone would think– or expect –coaches to tell the truth.

  30. va4favre says: Aug 18, 2010 4:28 PM

    This is good news for his thousands of fans. You losers who hate him can’t ignore his ratings and the great interest in whatever he does. Unlike a lot of NFL players, he is not vanilla and not boring. The media will really miss him when he’s retired. I do think this is his last year since he also expects no football next season anyway. HOF get ready!

  31. txtumbleweed says: Aug 18, 2010 4:29 PM

    I wouldn’t play against the 49ers if I was him. They are still smarting from the last second throw that beat them in the regular season. Especially since it has been played over and over this week. The Niners want this one being as it might be their last shot to get even unless they meet in the playoffs!

  32. minnesconsin_ad says: Aug 18, 2010 4:29 PM

    a friend emailed this summary to me.
    Brett: I, High Level, Favor, The Guys, Locker room, High Level, Me, Owe it to the People, High Level, The Guys, Fun, Ankle, I, Favor, Make Plays, People Gonna Talk, High Level, I The Guys, Magical, Play, Fun, High Level, Super Bowl, Favor, Nothing to Prove, Fortunate, My Wildest Dreams, On Top, Critics, Speaks for Itself, Career, Magical, My Play, College Try, Crocs, These Guys, Win, Special, One More Try.
    The Guys. The guys. the GUYS.

  33. robert ethen says: Aug 18, 2010 4:29 PM

    “X” marks the spot where Darren Sharper signed his name. But he’s made literacy one of his post football goals.

  34. beer_beer_beer_beer says: Aug 18, 2010 4:32 PM

    “even I don’t know”

  35. Jack Burton says: Aug 18, 2010 4:34 PM

    Guy has more job security than the weather man and he lies more often.

  36. Howboutdemcowboys says: Aug 18, 2010 4:37 PM

    Childress wants to play too? Well they are about the same age.

  37. Joe says: Aug 18, 2010 4:39 PM

    the only way he definitely retires after this season is if they win the superbowl…

  38. RacerX says: Aug 18, 2010 4:39 PM

    “it confirms our belief that, on many occasions, NFL coaches and teams and players tell something other than the truth.”
    - – ok, who here wants to tell Florio about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny? I’m not gonna tell him.

  39. HarrisonHits says: Aug 18, 2010 4:42 PM

    “Favre says 2010 will be his last year”
    AHA HA HA AHA HA HA H A HA HA HA HA AH HAHA HA HA HA HAHHAH HaHA HA deep breath AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Yeah right. Even if he doesn’t play he will “think about or unretire” at least once a month all of the first few seasons after he has finally retired which will allow him to fulfill his attention whore complex even if he’s not playing.

  40. Dial-A-Cliche says: Aug 18, 2010 4:43 PM

    MuskyHunter2542 says:
    “When the Packers decide to erect a statue of Brett Favre, I will wish I was a pigeon”.
    ________________
    Instead of a turkey?

  41. Steeleheader says: Aug 18, 2010 4:48 PM

    Year older, a quarter step slower, add another quarter step slower for the ankle, I’m thinking he’s going get seriously injured. I don’t want to see him go out like that.

  42. dvdman says: Aug 18, 2010 4:49 PM

    I don’t even think he finishes the season.
    Heck he may not make it past the Saints game.
    The Vikings better hope their runnig game is effective otherwise I seriously think this could get ugly for Favre. In all honest I just don’t think any 41 year old has any business being on the field playing QB in the NFL .

  43. pghguyy33 says: Aug 18, 2010 4:50 PM

    well if it is i hope they win it all cause pittsburgh isnt even a contender this year. and farve has been one of the greatest to watch given i was a little young for marino montana ect.

  44. 12TimeWorldChamps says: Aug 18, 2010 4:50 PM

    Awesome. Can’t wait to see him ruin another Vikings season, LOL.

  45. JaggedMark says: Aug 18, 2010 4:52 PM

    Brett will play against the 49ers IF he can get everyone’s lips off his ass in time to suit up.

  46. AaRodge says: Aug 18, 2010 4:53 PM

    Crickets…

  47. odds75to1 says: Aug 18, 2010 4:53 PM

    Holy Shit!!!!!!!!!!! He is starting 2011 Favre Watch the same day his 2010 one ended?!?! He wants to be sure NO ONE upstages him (LeBron)

  48. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 4:57 PM

    he came in the exact same day he came in last year, which he followed up with a 33TD-7INT, 4200 yard, 2nd highest qb rating in the league, 3rd in mvp voting season. so this timeline seems to work for him.
    besides which, it is so much fun to listen to all the tortured screaming from packer fans who let themselves be duped into thinking he was retiring again and are now screaming and crying again.
    patrick reusse from the strib summed it up pretty well:
    “It would be preposterous to expect the same brilliance from Favre in the season ahead. He’s not going to throw 33 touchdowns with seven interceptions.
    The positive news for Vikings loyalists is that Favre doesn’t have to be great again. Very good will be good enough, with the team that has been assembled around him.
    They are included in Favre’s fabulous five weapons, a list that goes like this: 1-Adrian Peterson. 2-Rice. 3-Harvin. 4-Visanthe Shiancoe. 5-Bernard Berrian.
    No team in football can top that first line of runners and receivers. And they will be operating behind an offensive front that will be functional, and better than that when second-year tackle Phil Loadholt starts beating on people.
    The defensive line has superstars in Kevin Williams and Jared Allen, standouts in Pat Williams and Ray Edwards, and four more guys who belong in the league.
    And while numerous offensive standouts have had missed time, the Vikings have been getting positive news on defense — namely, that middle linebacker E.J. Henderson and right cornerback Cedric Griffin are well ahead of schedule in recovery from serious injuries.
    They also might have found a new defensive monster in cornerback Chris Cook, their earliest pick in this year’s draft. By all accounts, he was terrific in Mankato, and terrific again vs. the woeful Rams on Saturday night.
    There’s a joke going around the NFL and it has continued to gain popularity: Green Bay is the team to beat in the NFC North and is even the conference favorite.
    Isn’t that a knee-slapper?
    Aaron Rodgers, mobile though he is, has a much higher risk of being injured behind the Packers’ porous offensive line than does Favre shuffling around with the Vikings.
    And after money and another chance at glory, there was no better reason for Favre to return than to get two more chances at his former team’s putrid pass defense.”

  49. purpleguy says: Aug 18, 2010 4:58 PM

    Regarding the comments above and below that Lord Favre won’t make it through the year, will suck, etc., please refer to the same PFT posts made exactly one year ago for the relative merit and accuracy of the same lame ass predictions.

  50. Nevisyakker says: Aug 18, 2010 5:01 PM

    No, this is it. One last try.
    By the way, Favre could write out every word of his concern over what all of you think of him and his decisions on a match book cover with a crayon and still have room for your IQ.
    Besides, the smart money says that no one will be playing NFL football next season. NOW THAT IS WORTH SOME ATTENTION!

  51. Steeler fans are tools says: Aug 18, 2010 5:02 PM

    Ya i beleive him. I also beleive steeler fans are sane, rational people who come up with compelling arguements about their team. Die Favre

  52. Ilovefoolsball says: Aug 18, 2010 5:04 PM

    He can’t afford to suck the first game. It’s going to be a real work out.

  53. murray22 says: Aug 18, 2010 5:06 PM

    Contrary to what Contra and the other Viking teabaggers think, the Packers and their fans want another shot at Favre. He already beat us last year. Now he’s a year older and there’s a little less spring in his legs. The Saints have shown every team how to spook Favre into coughing up the ball. Favre came back for the money and his ego, but he looked and played scared in the NFC Championship game. Some team is going to knock him out this year. If not the Packers, I hope the Saints do it.
    Go Pack! Go Saints! Go any team but the Vikings!

  54. RealityTrip says: Aug 18, 2010 5:08 PM

    Here we go again, Packer fans checking in with their hatred over their former legendary hero.
    We thought Rodgers would fill that void, guessed wrong…..

  55. TampaJoey says: Aug 18, 2010 5:10 PM

    I hear that next season Favre is going to play for the Miami Heat to get a championship ring.
    Just another F’ing drama queen!

  56. Ambrose says: Aug 18, 2010 5:10 PM

    Dial-A-Cliche says:
    August 18, 2010 4:43 PM
    _________________________________
    MuskyHunter2542 says:
    “When the Packers decide to erect a statue of Brett Favre, I will wish I was a pigeon”.
    _______________________________
    Instead of a turkey?
    ———————————————
    Even as a Packer fan, I have to admit that was pretty funny.

  57. Opie says: Aug 18, 2010 5:16 PM

    @ Cornflorio says: “The decision not to tell the truth in this regard continues to strike us as odd, and it confirms our belief that, on many occasions, NFL coaches and teams and players tell something other than the truth.”
    _______________________________
    Really?!? You do great work detective Gadget, great work. How dare they not always tell the truth!?! Because they are always supposed to tell the truth…..can’t believe as a lawyer, you actually take issue with that?

  58. Contra says: Aug 18, 2010 5:17 PM

    The road to the Super Bowl goes through Minnesota!!!

  59. Contra says: Aug 18, 2010 5:20 PM

    murray22 says:
    August 18, 2010 5:06 PM
    Contrary to what Contra and the other Viking teabaggers think, the Packers and their fans want another shot at Favre. He already beat us last year. Now he’s a year older and there’s a little less spring in his legs. The Saints have shown every team how to spook Favre into coughing up the ball. Favre came back for the money and his ego, but he looked and played scared in the NFC Championship game. Some team is going to knock him out this year. If not the Packers, I hope the Saints do it.
    Go Pack! Go Saints! Go any team but the Vikings!
    ———-
    I really do hope you keep posting these messages as it only cements the fact that you and all Packer fans fear the Vikings. Two more shots at Favre you say!? Ha…more like 2 more opportunities for Favre to kill the Packers.

  60. sand0 says: Aug 18, 2010 5:21 PM

    I don’t understand all these comments about how opponents should try to cheap shot Favre to end his career. Not only is that just being a terrible human being, it also opens up your own quarterback to the same shots by Vikings defenders.
    So are the Packers defenders supposed to cut Favre’s knees out? If they succeed then every time the Vikes play them they will be after Rodgers until they finally succeed.
    Players’ feelings aren’t hurt as bad as PFT posters’. They also have their own QB to worry about. That’s like saying every team should throw fastballs at A-Rod’s head because some fans think he’s a d-bag. That sounds cute until a Yankee’s pitcher plants a fastball on the forhead of your star player.
    This “story” is really more of a media and fan thing than it is a NFL team thing. Most players are going to approach Favre the same as any other QB. Trying to kill him within the rules of the game. Yeah the Saints cheated with cheap shots but that was the NFC champ game. Little more understandable.

  61. TFecht says: Aug 18, 2010 5:22 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    the fudgepackers really do deserve tt. 1 playoff win in 5 years.
    __________________________________
    Good point Gravy! Because the Vikings DEFINITELY have more than that in 5 years! Let’s see, ’05-none, ’06-none, ’07-none, ’08-none, ’09-1. Oops.

  62. Green n' Gold says: Aug 18, 2010 5:22 PM

    Not only does Mr. Kneepads believe this will be his last year but he hopes like hell it happens. How would you being an ASSISTANT coach to the Diva.
    “Chilly is my dry cleaning ready yet?”
    He also knows what every RATIONAL football fan knows, FAVRE CAN’T WIN THE BIG ONE ANYMORE!!
    Thank you Ted, YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!

  63. brownsfn19 says: Aug 18, 2010 5:25 PM

    Jesus Christ…already with this?!?!?!?!

  64. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 5:27 PM

    “Contrary to what Contra and the other Viking teabaggers think, the Packers and their fans want another shot at Favre.”
    sure you do. and you also want to continue your post-favre trend of no division titles and no playoff wins. and you really like how cheap your g.m. is and you love getting root canal.

  65. seals says: Aug 18, 2010 5:31 PM

    don’t call it a comeback he was here all day

  66. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 5:32 PM

    favre hasn’t missed a start in like 19 years and it’s very, very unlikely he’s going to now just cause packer fans want him to. rodgers on the other hand is 50-50 to make it past week 8.

  67. MrHumble says: Aug 18, 2010 5:33 PM

    You have heard it here first……the season will be filled with posts from fans of teams complaining about all the illegal hits, roughing the passer, late hits etc of their defenses on QB’s and epecially against teams playing Manning, Brady and Favre. The saints illegal hits on BF in nfc championship game will bring the Brady Rule to the forefront again. The “hits” were one thing, but guys like Greg Williams are constantly flapping their jaws and I assure you that the refs will be watching closer this year….guaranteed! Don’t be cryin’ in your soup when it happens to your team….instead thank guys like greg williams.

  68. Wipackman says: Aug 18, 2010 5:37 PM

    contra Quit Heroin NOW!!!!!

  69. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 5:37 PM

    the latest news from the packers btw is that justin harrell, another one of the lifetime bachelor albino’s 1st round busts, has another relapse from his bad back and his career is pretty much over. plus the d.a. in the underwood rape case that happened june 5 says they should have a decision in 2 or 3 weeks.
    if he’s not charged with rape he’ll at least be charged with paying a prostitute since the d.a. says money exchanged hands which will probly mean a suspension by the commish. the packers keep losing players on defense.

  70. Someone says: Aug 18, 2010 5:38 PM

    What a bunch of babies here. Mostly GB fans. Aaron Rodgers learned everything he knows today from Favre. They play just the same.
    He is done after this year. PERIOD
    You can mock him when the Vikings don’t go to the SB or win the division title. Mocking him now, just like last year was egg on your face.
    Lastly, you show how important this guy is in the NFL, because Florio can write 25 articles a day on Favre and they’ll get the most comments.
    The best policy for haters is probably to just shut up already.

  71. MuskyHunter2542 says: Aug 18, 2010 5:39 PM

    Contra says:
    August 18, 2010 5:17 PM
    The road to the Super Bowl goes through Minnesota!!!
    Jesus!!! You cant really think that… Do you?

  72. Larz from North says: Aug 18, 2010 5:39 PM

    All will bow before number 4 after they go 14-2 . Ted bruski definitely gone anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere for T Brady

  73. Smitty Gill says: Aug 18, 2010 5:40 PM

    I dont have a problem with Favre as a player and his toughness is iconic but Damn, he needs to be petted more than my dog. The man constantly need his ego pumped and will do anything to make the headlines. Welcome back Favre, my Saints have been waiting for you and now you have commited……………..X marks the spot and “Remember me” while looking thru your ear hole.
    Go Saints 2 Dat………………Quarterback

  74. gruntersdad says: Aug 18, 2010 5:41 PM

    Why does this continue to be a story? If he plays OK, if he doesn’t OK. Move on people.

  75. MuskyHunter2542 says: Aug 18, 2010 5:44 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    August 18, 2010 4:57 PM
    he came in the exact same day he came in last year, which he followed up with a 33TD-7INT, 4200 yard, 2nd highest qb rating in the league, 3rd in mvp voting season. so this timeline seems to work for him.
    besides which, it is so much fun to listen to all the tortured screaming from packer fans who let themselves be duped into thinking he was retiring again and are now screaming and crying again.
    patrick reusse from the strib summed it up pretty well:
    “It would be preposterous to expect the same brilliance from Favre in the season ahead. He’s not going to throw 33 touchdowns with seven interceptions.
    The positive news for Vikings loyalists is that Favre doesn’t have to be great again. Very good will be good enough, with the team that has been assembled around him.
    They are included in Favre’s fabulous five weapons, a list that goes like this: 1-Adrian Peterson. 2-Rice. 3-Harvin. 4-Visanthe Shiancoe. 5-Bernard Berrian.
    No team in football can top that first line of runners and receivers. And they will be operating behind an offensive front that will be functional, and better than that when second-year tackle Phil Loadholt starts beating on people.
    The defensive line has superstars in Kevin Williams and Jared Allen, standouts in Pat Williams and Ray Edwards, and four more guys who belong in the league.
    And while numerous offensive standouts have had missed time, the Vikings have been getting positive news on defense — namely, that middle linebacker E.J. Henderson and right cornerback Cedric Griffin are well ahead of schedule in recovery from serious injuries.
    They also might have found a new defensive monster in cornerback Chris Cook, their earliest pick in this year’s draft. By all accounts, he was terrific in Mankato, and terrific again vs. the woeful Rams on Saturday night.
    There’s a joke going around the NFL and it has continued to gain popularity: Green Bay is the team to beat in the NFC North and is even the conference favorite.
    Isn’t that a knee-slapper?
    Aaron Rodgers, mobile though he is, has a much higher risk of being injured behind the Packers’ porous offensive line than does Favre shuffling around with the Vikings.
    And after money and another chance at glory, there was no better reason for Favre to return than to get two more chances at his former team’s putrid pass defense.”
    WOW, You really dont know football that well… Do you?

  76. minnesconsin_ad says: Aug 18, 2010 5:47 PM

    something just dawned on me… Sidney Rice is the second coming of…wait for it…Javon Walker. An average receiver, Favre made him look great. Might make him look great again this year. Then he’ll want a zillion dollars and a private suite, the vikes might pay it, might dump him, but someone will pay it… and he’ll shrink back into mediocrity.

  77. tobago says: Aug 18, 2010 5:52 PM

    question is what three j…….ses will escort him from his Mississipppii estate next year.

  78. stetai says: Aug 18, 2010 5:53 PM

    Forget the jokes, Favre never said he’d do one more year before. He’s always said we’ll take it year to year.
    Not only has he ever made that statement before, but it was clear to me from his press conference that he was truly ready to retire, but came back to give it one more shot because he felt obligated by his teammates who wanted him so bad.
    In other words, he’s doing all this on borrowed time and whatever happens happens, but I see no reason why he’d come back again. Even if they came within 3 pts of winning the Super Bowl, he won’t return.

  79. xStaticOnRadio says: Aug 18, 2010 5:55 PM

    “The road to the Super Bowl goes through Minnesota!!!”
    HAHAHAHA

  80. Outfoxed says: Aug 18, 2010 5:57 PM

    Be looking forward to the year 2013 when Brett says, “This is my last year.”

  81. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 5:59 PM

    the only certainties in life are that favre will be inducted into the hof with his super bowl ring, his mvp’s and his all time records that will never be broken. and that rodgers and the packers will continue the post-favre tradition of no division titles and no playoff wins.

  82. AlwaysSunnyInSD says: Aug 18, 2010 5:59 PM

    “The road to the Super Bowl goes through Minnesota!!!” Only if you’re driving there from Thunder Bay….

  83. StevieMo says: Aug 18, 2010 6:00 PM

    I’m trying to remember how many SB’s the Vikings have won. Anyone?

  84. Steve W. says: Aug 18, 2010 6:00 PM

    # GBfanForever says: August 18, 2010 4:13 PM
    LOL! Unless of course he doesn’t win it all again in which case he’ll demand the vikings not draft a qb next year or sign any FA qbs , $3million more, 10 more visits from players and coaches begging him to play etc etc. The queens fans really do deserve BF!
    Teddy Bruschi said it best. . .
    ____________________________
    Actually, as much as I like Teddy, he was way off on this. No one ever said anything about his teammates begging him to come back. The report is that they went looking for an answer. They told him they definitely wanted him back, but if he wanted to retire they’d understand. Teddy, however, got it in his head that there was begging going on, and he went off on a rant. Oh, and I never heard anything about Favre making their draft picks for them. They passed up on Clausen (which I think was a mistake) all on their own. Even if you figure you get Favre back, you still plan for the future.

  85. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 6:03 PM

    “WOW, You really dont know football that well… Do you?”
    are you talking to patrick reusse of the star trib who wrote the article i pasted?

  86. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 6:06 PM

    “FAVRE CAN’T WIN THE BIG ONE ANYMORE!!”
    rodgers can’t even win a playoff game. he can just fumblekick them away in ot.

  87. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 6:09 PM

    “Good point Gravy! Because the Vikings DEFINITELY have more than that in 5 years!”
    the gay vampire is entering his 6th year as your g.m. and has 1 playoff win to show for it.
    the current vikings regime has been in place for 4 years and they’ve improved by 2 wins every year culminating in the conference championship game last season.
    so who’s doing a better job??

  88. steelers rule says: Aug 18, 2010 6:09 PM

    Favre’s last throw will be a pick to end the 2010 season and same time next year he will come back. Mark it down!

  89. MNFANINAZ says: Aug 18, 2010 6:11 PM

    See you in Dallas, Brett and the boys… that is the only game this Viking fan plans to attend.
    Feb 6, 2011… SKOL!

  90. Pervy *Harvin says: Aug 18, 2010 6:17 PM

    Vikings 14-2
    Bears 10-6
    Packers 9-7
    Lions 7-9
    The prophet has spoken….

  91. purple hay-seuss says: Aug 18, 2010 6:24 PM

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again:
    These Holy Packers Faithful, whom do no wrong and whom will without fail sell out Holy Lambeau each and every week until Christ himself returns, are:
    *Awful nervous, therefore pretty snippy
    *Insecure in their preordained NFC North title and a guaranteed 13th Lombardi (genuflect)
    *Making silent pacts among the entire defense to hurt Favre at every possible opportunity and will be appropriately gleeful if they succeed; Unless New Orleans gets there first
    *Unable to cease the inane, childish jibes at Chilly, Favre, the Vikings organization (which is positively deserving of a good chunk of it) and
    *praying in their own right that Rogers does not get hurt

  92. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 6:24 PM

    “The road to the Super Bowl goes through Minnesota!!!”
    HAHAHAHA”
    —————————
    it does, obviously. the vikes beat themselves in the conference championship game last season with a freakish amount of turnovers in spite of a 2-1 advantage in yards, don’t count on that happening again.
    who is capable of stopping the vikes in the nfc this year? the saints? nobody thinks they’re gonna be in contention a year after winning the super bowl, just doesn’t happen. the cowboys? vikes crushed them in the playoffs. the packers? vikes crushed them twice and they don’t have a playoff caliber defense. the vikes have 8 probowlers, 4 all pros and are returning all 22 of their starters. who can beat them in the nfc?

  93. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 6:27 PM

    i agree pervy, 9 wins is the absolute ceiling for the packers. their d was bad last year and they’ve been decimated by injuries, suspensions etc. this year. bears are the vikes only real competition in the nfcc this year.

  94. scra22 says: Aug 18, 2010 6:43 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: August 18, 2010 4:57 PM
    he came in the exact same day he came in last year, which he followed up with a 33TD-7INT, 4200 yard, 2nd highest qb rating in the league, 3rd in mvp voting season. so this timeline seems to work for him.
    =====
    Maybe, except this time he’s one year older, coming off ankle surgery, and the odds of him repeating last year’s performance are slim.
    Also, he started the year throwing for an average of 130 yards against two of the worst teams in the NFL – the Browns and the Lions. He was rusty and had to start off slow. The Vikings were very fortunate to have those two teams first up on their schedule for Favre to get warmed up against.
    This time, the first two teams the Vikings face are the Saints and the Dolphins. I don’t know how useful Favre will be in those games.

  95. Johnnyb612 says: Aug 18, 2010 6:44 PM

    Contra says:
    August 18, 2010 5:17 PM
    The road to the Super Bowl goes through Minnesota!!!
    ————————————
    Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So delusional!!!!!!!!!! How can you trust a quarterback that cries more than your sister after she just had another train ran on her to lead you to a super bowl?!?!?!?!?!? Contra, you should be a comedian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. skimbell says: Aug 18, 2010 6:56 PM

    “…Contra says:
    August 18, 2010 5:17 PM
    The road to the Super Bowl goes through Minnesota!!!…”
    ——————————————
    Yeah, and the freakin’ bridge leading up to it is about to collapse.

  97. frank booth says: Aug 18, 2010 6:56 PM

    @Pervy Harvin says:
    Vikings 14-2
    Bears 10-6
    Packers 9-7
    Lions 7-9
    The prophet has spoken….
    Right. Vikings have the Saints, Jets, Packers, Patriots, Eagles, and Bears (who they often seem to split with) away, and the Packers, Cowboys, and Giants at home. Pretty tough schedule to lose just 2 games.
    Then again, as a Bears fan, I like your pick, but the Bears have the Vikes and Pack twice plus the Cowboys, Giants, Patriots, Philly and the Jets to contend with. I don’t see the Bears going 10-6 this year, unless this Martz offense works. And if it doesn’t, they may not even win 5 games.

  98. JimmyY says: Aug 18, 2010 7:04 PM

    Stupid if he plays. Just because he wants to play does not mean he’s ready to play. He came in now to be ready for the season opener against the Saints, does not have to suit up much before then, proves nothing. Some snaps in the next game, not this one, or maybe the last preseason, that’s it. He’s 41 for christ’s sake Florio. Do you really think NFL coaches always divulge the truth? Guess they must be just like lawyers when they defend or prosecute. Right, such high upstanding people, get off your high horse.

  99. Favre's Hamartia says: Aug 18, 2010 7:08 PM

    14-2 after starting off 0-1? Think again, Pervy.
    “The road to the Super Bowl goes through Minnesota!”
    That may be the funniest thing I’ve read all year. How can the road go through the HumptyDump when the Vikings are the fifth-best team in the NFC, at best?

  100. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 7:10 PM

    “Maybe, except this time he’s one year older, coming off ankle surgery, and the odds of him repeating last year’s performance are slim.”
    he doesn’t have to repeat last year’s performance for the vikes to get to the super bowl. i don’t think defenses are gonna play 8 in the box after the way favre shredded them last season, which means ad is gonna be the primary weapon this season. and when they do stack the box favre will find the open receiver every time like he did last year.
    with henderson and winfield back and healthy again not to mention hutch and sullivan who played hurt last year, the vikes are a juggernaut. i think there is a real possibility that the packers forefit their games against the vikes rather than risk further humiliation.

  101. Pervy *Harvin says: Aug 18, 2010 7:19 PM

    Gravy- You are right on. I see da Bears passing up the Pack. If the Gay Blade Rodgers gets hurt the Pack are f@cked!Do they have another QB?? If Favre got hurt TJack could still win some games.
    frank- I agree, Vikes would have to play super to win 14 with that schedule.I am optimistic…
    Your schedule is stiff too but if Martz ball gets going who knows?

  102. Contra says: Aug 18, 2010 7:23 PM

    Just curious…WHY, just WHY are there fans from other teams here trying to bring the Viking fanbase down to their level? It just goes to show you that other fans FEAR the Vikings and try to convince us otherwise.

  103. Pervy *Harvin says: Aug 18, 2010 7:26 PM

    Favre’s Hamartia says: How can the road go through the HumptyDump when the Vikings are the fifth-best team in the NFC, at best?
    ————————————————–
    BUZZZZ….you just got voted off football island for such an asinine take! You must be an Aint fan…stick to skinning coons and nutria rat and knob polishing in the French Quarter….

  104. superb owl says: Aug 18, 2010 7:37 PM

    the saints will soften bert up. i see the jets finishing him. their d will be ready, and rex will have a plan.
    then there are their division rivals… the pats… the gynauts who wont play like midgets this time… pats… iggles… dallas has something to prove too.
    a couple of rummy opponents will have improved defenses too…
    the question isnt will bert go down… the question is when.

  105. watt75 says: Aug 18, 2010 7:39 PM

    What a bunch of jealous whiners on these posts as you sit on your ass with your beer gut hanging over your pants. You only wish you were half the athlete BF is….go Vikings! Farve Rocks!

  106. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 18, 2010 7:41 PM

    Someday, maybe, he might, think about trying to, possibly retire. Perhaps.

  107. SoCalCajun says: Aug 18, 2010 7:42 PM

    Sept 10, back to IR… Williams is lickin’ his chops.. this circus has to stop. As much as I respect the guy, and his numbers… This is crazy… guy needs to get back to his home in Miss. , and enjoy the rest of his time here on earth living the good life… he only has about 2 more years left.

  108. WildTurkey101 says: Aug 18, 2010 7:48 PM

    Favre will want to play himself in his made for TV movie that will be on ESPN and produced by ESPN Entertainment,Rachel Nichols will play his wife.Brett finally gives in and Will Ferrell will play him.
    There will be a sequel.

  109. JaNelson38 says: Aug 18, 2010 7:50 PM

    If Vikings fans are thinking 2010 is just going to be a repeat of last year, they are going to have quite an awakening this year.
    Does Brett Favre coming back help them? Yes, of course. He’s better than Tavaris Jackson. But Favre played damn near a perfect season last year and the Vikings STILL didnt go to the Super Bowl. Yes, a plethera of turnovers and penalties didnt help them vs. the Saints, but the fact is, Favre had the ball in his hands and threw the pick that cost the Vikings a shot at a title. Just like he has done many times before.
    Vikings fans just fail to realize that, despite beating the Packers twice last year, if that hail mary bomb doesnt find Greg Lewis’ hands vs. SF, the Vikes and Packers both have the same record. They are BOTH good teams. I expect both to be NFC contenders this year.
    The Vikings schedule is doubly tough this year, and the Packers have a legitimate shot to start the year 6-0 before Minnesota comes to Lambeau. Its quite conceivable that the Vikings will quickly be 2 or 3 games behind the Packers heading into that game, especially if Favre starts slowly.
    Vikings fans love to talk about how the Packers dont have a playoff-level defense, but yet the Vikings pass defense is quite possibly the WORST in the NFL. So lets not pretend the Vikings are some well-rounded team…they arent. Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin are already banged up. Chester Taylor isnt there for when Adrian Peterson gets hurt this year or starts suffering from his fumble-itis. Brett Favre is admitting he is still feeling pain in his ankle. The Vikings offensive line has tons of questions. Its not like everything is rosy in Eden Prairie.
    Vikings fans need to get out of fantasy land. The Packers arent going to just waltz into the Super Bowl, but the Vikings sure as hell arent going to, either. In fact, with that schedule and with the fact that sooner or later Favre is just going to regress terribly, the Vikings are the team that needs to be worried about just getting to the playoffs.

  110. Favre's Hamartia says: Aug 18, 2010 7:56 PM

    Thanks Pervy, I’ve been reading your junk on here for months now. The thought of YOU, of all people, being the blog police is the most laughable thought of all.
    But hey, good job on the 14-2 prediction for the Vikings. I can’t wait to throw that one back in your face, oh, about week 5 or 6.
    You Viking fans never cease to make me laugh. I was willing to give you a pass last year, because you’d never actually lived through a Favre season before. Even though it ended EXACTLY as everybody warned you, you’re lining up in droves to get kicked in the groin again. Good luck with that.

  111. Materialman says: Aug 18, 2010 7:57 PM

    Farve should be thinking of his family instead of himself. He can still walk and talk and needs to walk away. It surely can’t be about the money. Brett walk away while you still can, you don’t owe the Vikings anything, I would think you owe your family alot more.

  112. JaNelson38 says: Aug 18, 2010 7:59 PM

    ” If the Gay Blade Rodgers gets hurt the Pack are f@cked!Do they have another QB?? If Favre got hurt TJack could still win some games. ”
    Yeah…Tavaris Jackson is so good, the Vikings have had to beg a 40-year old QB to come play for them. Twice.
    I just love how most Vikings fans rip Jackson from one end to the other when Favre isnt there, but yet claim he is some great QB-in-waiting when Favre is there.
    The Vikings are screwed if Tavaris Jackson needs to start games. They know it. You know it. If they didnt think they would be screwed, they wouldnt spend $13 million on a 41-year old QB with a bum ankle.

  113. Ridge_Runner says: Aug 18, 2010 8:01 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    besides which, it is so much fun to listen to all the tortured screaming from packer fans who let themselves be duped into thinking he was retiring again and are now screaming and crying again.
    Why would Packer fans be screaming and crying? It’s not like he is throwing any of those heartbreaking season-ending picks in Green Bay anymore. The dude is the Vikings’ problem now.
    Besides, with a bum ankle and the Vikings’ sub-par o-line, I doubt he makes it past Week 6 without suffering a career-ending injury. Despite all his drama, I’d really hate to see that happen to the guy. However, I have a funny feeling that is exactly what is going to happen.

  114. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 8:14 PM

    as long as little mutts like packers fans are swarming around trying to nip at our heels we know the vikes remain the top dogs. it’s always fear, anger, jealousy, anguish, sexual confusion, soulless tears, mad laughter and vacant stares behind gravy-stained bathrobes from the pcker fans. go with god my chubby little pcker children.

  115. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 8:21 PM

    “the question isnt will bert go down… the question is when.”
    this is the sad and hopeless call of the favre haters, year after year, decade after decade, for 19 straight years now. 19 straight years of disappointment as favre’s iron man streak continues, but the hopeless, desperate bleating of the haters continues, through tears of lost resignation.
    every year, the same, sad song. “THIS year things will be different! THIS year he won’t come back! THIS year he’ll get hurt! THIS year the packers will beat him! THIS year they’ll get a sack, or get a pick off him! THIS year erin will win a playoff game! THIS year erin will have sex with a woman! THIS year ted will settle his palimony suit with his pool boy!”

  116. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 8:25 PM

    “It’s not like he is throwing any of those heartbreaking season-ending picks in Green Bay anymore.”
    you’re right, technically it was a game-ending fumble against the cards but whatever, you know he’ll never win a playoff game for you. he’ll just limp along in favre’s shadow and go home to his longtime companion trainer he lives with.
    rodgers will not make it past week 6 behind that line. it’s not like he’s an iron man. or super bowl winner. or 3 time mvp. or all time passing record holder. or automatic 1st ballot hall of famer.

  117. Contra says: Aug 18, 2010 8:25 PM

    about 80% of all the posters here are Packer fans trying to bring Viking fans down to their level. You Packer “Shareholders” have to live with the choices Ted Thompson made! Afterall, you “SHAREHOLDERS” are in charge right….riiiiight? riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!?

  118. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 8:30 PM

    again, favre hasn’t missed a start in 18 years and he’s not likely to start this year. rodgers, on the other hand, behind that line, is VERY unlikely to make it past week 8, and the gay vampire is too cheap to ever give the packers a backup qb.
    with rodgers, the pack might 8 or 9 games, without him 5 or 6.

  119. cause you are the same says: Aug 18, 2010 8:35 PM

    Vegas just made em 6 to 1 to win the SB.
    Bottom line:
    If he can get through the season uninjured and plays reasonably well – win or lose…he might come back again.
    All this drama is a function of him not wanting to come to all the OTA’s and pre-season crapola. Problem is; when you are paying a guy $10+ million, you expect him to lead and set the example…but the team doesn’t want to come out and say “…there are special rules for him”, when all you ever hear about is team, team, team.
    So, we have this retirement dance each season….it’s kinda like paying rookies stupid sums of money before playing down #1. It’s there, it’s a fact but it doesn’t make sense.
    BTW: How did Minnesota do in 2008 with someone else under center? NFC Championship game OT?

  120. SuperBowl50 says: Aug 18, 2010 8:37 PM

    Gravy
    that may be the BEST POST EVER!!!!
    I am a packer fan and I laughed – so true and SO F’IN FUNNY

  121. JaNelson38 says: Aug 18, 2010 8:40 PM

    “every year, the same, sad song.”
    Yes, it is.
    Favre’s last pass as a Falcon was a pick.
    Favre’s last pass as a Packer was a pick.
    Favre’s last pass as a Jet was a pick.
    Favre’s last pass (so far) as a Viking was a pick.
    Favre has thrown game-killing picks in each of his last 2 NFC Championship games.
    Aaron Rodgers hasnt won a playoff game yet? Fine, its a fair point. But Favre hasnt come through for ANY team in the playoffs since 1996. Lets not pretend Favre makes an appearance in the Super Bowl every year.

  122. Little Tommy says: Aug 18, 2010 8:40 PM

    He might as well put a bullseye on that freakin’ ankle because everybody’s gonna be gunning for it.
    Knock him on his ass, knock him on his ass, and knock him on his ass again until he’s got rug burns on both cheeks. What a moron…GO BEARS

  123. LordFavre says: Aug 18, 2010 8:41 PM

    Ted Thompson and Aaron Rodgers have the AIDS…
    (Biggest f*ckin’ TURDS in the NFL…)

  124. Ridge_Runner says: Aug 18, 2010 8:42 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    this is the sad and hopeless call of the favre haters, year after year, decade after decade, for 19 straight years now. 19 straight years of disappointment as favre’s iron man streak continues, but the hopeless, desperate bleating of the haters continues, through tears of lost resignation.
    every year, the same, sad song. “THIS year things will be different! THIS year he won’t come back! THIS year he’ll get hurt! THIS year the packers will beat him! THIS year they’ll get a sack, or get a pick off him! THIS year erin will win a playoff game! THIS year erin will have sex with a woman! THIS year ted will settle his palimony suit with his pool boy!”

    I’m not sure how old you are, but 14 years ago Favre won Super Bowl XXXI for Green Bay, and it was the same sad song heard from the Vikings fans ever since. You know the one that starts in preseason with “THIS year we’ll win the Lombardi!” and ends with yeat another heartbreaking wail of despair in the Twin Cities as the Vikings find a way to lose once again.
    While I do admire the annual optimism you guys have every August, I have to wonder what it is that really makes you think this year is going to be any different than the last 50?

  125. GLSTL says: Aug 18, 2010 8:44 PM

    Materialman:
    You must be a Democrat. You believe in non risk and safety.
    I am confident that you do not even have a job or family. U need help.

  126. JaNelson38 says: Aug 18, 2010 8:49 PM

    “again, favre hasn’t missed a start in 18 years and he’s not likely to start this year”
    Yes, visiting the surgeon that just repaired your damaged ankle 1 week before reporting to the team really solidifies that he is healthy and feeling good.
    At 41, coming off ankle surgery, the chances are actually quite good that he will miss at least 1 start this year. Especially if the Vikings get off to a slow start with their tough schedule.

  127. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 8:55 PM

    retreat to the past, ridge runner. vikes fans prefer the present.

  128. mike says: Aug 18, 2010 9:12 PM

    Vikes fans prefer the present cause the future doesn’t look bright.

  129. dembones123 says: Aug 18, 2010 9:20 PM

    The Vikings should do what the Packers did. Make SURE this is his last year and go with a good young QB.

  130. arejaye says: Aug 18, 2010 9:27 PM

    come on ppl…Bret is too stupid to even pronounce his name right. It’s spelled FAVre, not FARVE(how he does the R before the V, idk!!) If he’s THAT dumb, he’s surely to damned stupid to know when retirement shoulda already happened. Pass him his walker and some soft food…..

  131. TuckRule says: Aug 18, 2010 10:14 PM

    When the udder is full of milk you just keep MILKIN. He will flop and move on with his pot of gold

  132. Johnnyb612 says: Aug 18, 2010 10:16 PM

    Contra, your posts are so weak and pathetic! My shit burns worse than your pathetic insults. How old are you? Like 8 years old? Man, it must suck to get your underwear torn every day you go to school.

  133. frank booth says: Aug 18, 2010 10:30 PM

    @ Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    “The road to the Super Bowl goes through Minnesota!!!”
    HAHAHAHA”
    —————– ———-
    it does, obviously. the vikes beat themselves in the conference championship game last season with a freakish amount of turnovers in spite of a 2-1 advantage in yards, don’t count on that happening again.
    who is capable of stopping the vikes in the nfc this year? the saints? nobody thinks they’re gonna be in contention a year after winning the super bowl, just doesn’t happen. the cowboys? vikes crushed them in the playoffs. the packers? vikes crushed them twice and they don’t have a playoff caliber defense. the vikes have 8 probowlers, 4 all pros and are returning all 22 of their starters. who can beat them in the nfc?
    ===================================
    Interesting logic. The Saints, who beat the Vikings last year in the playoffs, can’t beat the Vikings this year because no one thinks they will be in contention after winning the Super Bowl, because it “just doesn’t happen”. Let’s see how true this is since the 1995 Super Bowl:
    The year after winning the Super Bowl, teams had a combined 145-79 record. 10 teams made the playoffs the season after winning the Super Bowl, with three of those returning to the Super Bowl and 2 of those winning. Only 2 teams had losing records the following year.
    I would have to guess that contention is making the playoffs, and it happens more often than not. So, you’re wrong.
    Then, you point out that the Vikings beat the Cowboys last year, so that means that they will beat them this year. Yet, the Saints beat the Vikings last year, so by your logic, the Saints should beat them this year, but you’ve already said that they can’t. How does that work?
    Then, you point out that the Vikes had 8 Pro Bowlers, 4 All-Pros, and all of their starters returning.
    But they had this last year. And they lost.
    But the best was when you pointed out that the Packers only had 1 playoff win in the last 5 years-not realizing that the Vikings had the same.
    You are an idiot. Keep making a fool of yourself so that you can entertain me.

  134. Dial-A-Cliche says: Aug 18, 2010 10:31 PM

    StevieMo says:
    “I’m trying to remember how many SB’s the Vikings have won. Anyone?”
    ______________________
    Yo, StevieMoron, “I’m trying to remember how many SB’s the Vikings have won. Anyone?” has been used 2,869 times on these threads.
    Now, if you are 10 years old or younger – get off of mommies computer, go wash your face, brush your teeth and go to bed. If you are over 12 years old – finish that tube of glue and go pass out in a bus shelter.

  135. jjbadd says: Aug 18, 2010 10:31 PM

    Ive read several remarks,claiming they hope Favre has a “season ending injury” or “gets hurt” etc… thats an awful thing to say! Im no DIE HARD fan of his, but I think he is an amazing QB, who has a love for the game that is unmatched. I agree that the drama about retirement is gettin old, but cmon, I’d hate to see him get hurt! I have ALOT of respect for the guy, he hasnt missed a start in like forever, and that says something about someone at the QB position. I do however beleive he will not play after this season, and I wish him well, he is a AWESOME player and has more passion at 40 than 99% of the QBs in the league, and you’d be crazy to bet against him! Well GO Broncos and Good Luck Favre in your 20th season!!

  136. Ridge_Runner says: Aug 18, 2010 10:46 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    retreat to the past, ridge runner. vikes fans prefer the present.
    Presently, you lot are making the same bold predictions you did last year, the year before that and the year before that… I ask you again, what makes you think this season will be any different from the last 50?
    Last August, you thumped your chest proclaiming “THIS year we’re going to win the Super Bowl!” Granted, with a healthy Favre and a pre-fumbulitis Peterson, I thought you had a solid chance. However, you still managed to toss away the NFC Championship to the Saints in classic Vikings style. Now THIS year, you are repeating the same predictions, but with some major differences; namely a 41 year old QB with a bum ankle, a star RB with no confidence whatsoever who suffers from a critical case of butterfingers, and a numerically-challenged coach who has completely lost control of the locker room.
    Hell, even if Favre miraculously lasts to the end of the season behind that sub-par oline, it will be an uphill battle to break .500. Come Week 8 after you have lost Favre to a career-ending injury, you’ll be rassling the Kittens for last place in the Division with a 5-11 record at best. On the bright side, at least T-Jack will get some much needed experience playing some stress-free football once your hopes for a playoff berth disappear faster than a combo plate at Rex Ryan’s favourite Chinese restaurant.
    How’s that for living in the present?

  137. acers says: Aug 18, 2010 10:52 PM

    StevieMo says:
    August 18, 2010 4:20 PM
    I used to be a big fan of Favre. Now I consider him to be the biggest horse’s ass in the NFL.
    I sincerely hope he gets his knee blown out this year, or suffers some other kind of season-ending injury, and that’s the first time I have ever felt that about an NFL player. At this point, that is how I want his career to end. Just being honest.
    Acers responds: Hey StevieMo, Tony Dungy says that God still loves you……even if you have hateful intentions.
    Rex Ryan says you’re a %$&#ing piece of crap.

  138. Pervy *Harvin says: Aug 18, 2010 10:54 PM

    Gravy..you are busting my gut! Great takes bro….

  139. cusoman says: Aug 18, 2010 11:45 PM

    Why does everyone talk about the Greg Lewis pass at the last second to win against SF as some kind of fluke that if it didn’t happen, would have invalidated the whole ’09 season and “changed everything”?
    Oh that’s right, we’re dealing with Packer fans here that don’t know how to talk about anything but the past intangibles and countless “what if” scenarios.
    Fact: Favre threw a precisely thrown bomb to the end zone with 6 seconds left.
    Fact: Greg Lewis caught it.
    That’s all there is to it people, stop talking hypotheticals.

  140. cusoman says: Aug 18, 2010 11:49 PM

    @Ridge Runner
    Dude, you really need to start asking yourself “why do I care so incredibly much what other people think about a team I care nothing about and constantly waste my time posting here trying to dispel the same optimism people have for their team, that I have for my own?”

  141. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 18, 2010 11:59 PM

    thanks perv. can you believe how pathetic these guys are, clinging to the desperate hope that for the first time in 20 years favre will get hurt and miss games and the packers season will be saved?
    “How’s that for living in the present?”
    that’s living in fantasy land Ridge Runner. favre has missed a game as often as erin has won a playoff games or ted has gotten laid. by a woman i mean. i suppose it’s possible favre could miss a game or erin could win a playoff game or ted could have sex with a woman but it’s more probably that the sun crashes into the earth next week.
    if any qb is gonna get hurt it’s the one that got sacked 14 times in the 2 viking-pcker games last season, not the one that got sacked 0 times. at least you won’t have to go through another soul crushing rodgers season ending fumblekick this season cause erin probly won’t survive the season and the pckers aren’t getting to the playoffs anyway. your team can’t overcome both the favre curse AND the gay vampire.

  142. mwcarolina says: Aug 19, 2010 12:12 AM

    (“So Chilly is suiting up in pads and playing the 49ers. Do I smell a battle for the starting job?”)
    hahaha, nice.
    (“When the Packers decide to erect a statue of Brett Favre, I will wish I was a pigeon”.)
    i doubt the Packers erect a statue of Favre until he’s so old he can barely walk. I wont be surprised if his jersey takes a LONG time to be retired in Green Bay too.
    As for Favre saying it’s his last year, like Florio said that most of us will say. I will believe it when i see it. Sorry, but that’s what happens when a player retires and unretires two times. Favre is one of the best quarterbacks ever, but he’s hard to trust with retirement.

  143. LionsPlayoffs2011 says: Aug 19, 2010 1:33 AM

    Cant wait til Suh levels him.

  144. TFormation says: Aug 19, 2010 12:55 PM

    No athlete ever wants to retire. Not even one in their 40s.
    Will he play in 2011? Well, what are the Vikes willing to pay to have a 42-year old starting QB?
    Let’s also not forget that it’s possible NO ONE will play in 2011, thanks to labor issues.

  145. BucHater says: Aug 19, 2010 4:51 PM

    Ofcourse it will be his last year .. I give him 5 games before the AMBULANCE is called …. ahh shit I got a headace … gotta go

  146. WillStuart says: Aug 20, 2010 5:31 PM

    Don’t you get it, purple fans? BF plays just well enough this year that you get a low draft pick next year — no good QBs left in the draft. Get a QB in free agency? Do you think any decent QB wants to come to MN to “compete” then get thrown under the bus when BF decides to return? How did that work out with Sage and T-Jack exactly? So MN has no future hope to develop a starting QB until BF decides it. GB stepped off this merry-go-round two years ago, and will be better off for it every day forward from here. And the team wasn’t hostage to BF’s whims.

  147. rcunningham says: Aug 20, 2010 10:00 PM

    YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS.

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