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Report: Sidney Rice could undergo hip surgery

Sidney Rice’s hip injury may wind up damaging the Vikings season more than any quarterback-coach schism.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported early Tuesday morning via Twitter that there is a “very good chance” Rice could soon undergo hip surgery.  The Vikings wideout has reportedly been Vail, Colorado this week at the Steadman Clinic to have his hip examined.  Rice could miss half the season if he decides to undergo the procedure.

The timing of the possible surgery has to drive the Vikings crazy.  Rice practiced despite the injury throughout the offseason and said as recently as July 8 that he’d be “ready to go” at training camp. 

Instead, Brett Favre’s favorite target has quietly stayed on the physically unable to perform list while rumors swirled that his absence could partially be due to his contract situation.

We’ll be hearing a lot more about this one in the coming days.

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  1. vikes_favre says: Aug 24, 2010 1:23 AM

    Time to call up the Chargers and see what it will take to pry Vincent Jackson away from them. The Vikes should be able to go 2-1 in their first three games without Jackson (due to suspension). But with the Vikes bye week in week 4, it works to our benefit. It gives the Vikes and Jackson an extra week to get each other worked out. I just don’t trust going with J. Walker at this point.

  2. INTENSEG says: Aug 24, 2010 1:23 AM

    One of Favre’s main targets could be down for a while. But Javon will fit right in, (J/K)

  3. nps6724 says: Aug 24, 2010 1:30 AM

    Smart move by Minnesota. Now when the Saints win by 20, they have 2 built-in excuses:
    1) Favre hasn’t been practicing so he’s not ready!
    2) We didn’t have Sidney Rice so you didn’t beat the REAL Vikings!
    Brilliant scheming, Chilly!

  4. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Aug 24, 2010 1:32 AM

    Have no fear…that’s why they signed Javon Walker.
    Bwahahahahahaha!

  5. robert ethen says: Aug 24, 2010 1:34 AM

    Good thing they have Brett Favre on the team, all the kids are dropping like flies.

  6. harloeisdead says: Aug 24, 2010 1:37 AM

    And this is why my fantasy draft was too early.

  7. goombar2 says: Aug 24, 2010 1:56 AM

    But the vike fans were saying Rice was running at full speed? What the heck?!? I thought Walker wasn’t even going to make the team?
    Hey, I think them viking fans have picked up the habit of lying from their coach and his staff! And from Favre we know they’re idiots and anyone that believed those lies are idiots too.
    I guess this is another dagger in the Super Bowl dreams of vike fans. Geez, the season hasn’t even started yet!
    Can’t wait to watch that week one game that the vike fans claim will be their revenge… Somehow, I think it’s going to be the same outcome as the last time… Sigh… Tough luck – oh and happy 50th year of toilet bowl football! This year will be a year of humiliating spankings to grow on too! Ha ha ha!

  8. Dahan says: Aug 24, 2010 2:21 AM

    I admit, as a Viking fan, it’s hard to believe anything posted here. If you claimed the Vikings would be playing in the Metrodome this year, I’d be less sure than I am now that would happen.
    If you want to be taken seriously in regards to this team, treat them like you would any other NFL team.
    As it is, I make sure to get my info from almost anywhere but here. I’m just sayin’…

  9. Johannes Chimpo says: Aug 24, 2010 2:26 AM

    Definitely crossing him off my fantasy list.

  10. Dahan says: Aug 24, 2010 2:38 AM

    Yeah, this blog also reported that Harvin’s problems with migraines were also probably really only “due to a contract situation” exasperated by Brett Favre’s off-season antics… until Percy blacked-out and had to be taken to the hospital for overnight observation. Got a bit quieter then. Now we’re back to the same crap.
    Get off the hate wagon and act like a real journalist if you want to continue to be treated like one. Right now, if you said that the Vikings would play in the NFC Central this season, I’d seriously have to think about checking your sources. You’ve lost credibility with everyone but Packer fans doing this stupid crap.

  11. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 24, 2010 2:52 AM

    What an idiot Sidney Rice is, he was told by 2 of the 3 doctors he would need it, now he is going to blow half the season..

  12. spiritof66 says: Aug 24, 2010 4:12 AM

    Hmm no Sidney Rice? Harvins in limbo week to week, and now they are going to recycle Brett’s old boy toy Javon Walker. Looks like somebody torpedoed the love boat before it left the dock.
    I think this seasons going to be full of laughs. It will be like watching Step Brothers every sunday.

  13. punish22 says: Aug 24, 2010 4:26 AM

    Rice out? Harven out? Favre and the Viks will suck!

  14. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Aug 24, 2010 5:35 AM

    Those hips are tricky. The only sure-fire way to cure them is lots of rest and an extra $3-4 million guaranteed.
    I wonder if ‘ole #4 will admonish Rice for not being on the practice field the way he admonished Javon Walker several years ago.
    And thank you, Mr. Rosenthal, for using the word “schism”. Keep up the great work.

  15. mattgso says: Aug 24, 2010 5:46 AM

    This “rumor” makes sense with the news they signed J-Walk.

  16. MACK DADDY says: Aug 24, 2010 6:10 AM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    August 23, 2010 3:33 PM
    lots more wishful thinking by pcker fans today. unfortunately for you guys harvin is due back at practice tomorrow, rice is running and cutting at full speed.
    ===================================
    Further evidence that our friend Gravy Makes Sconnies Phat doesn’t have any idea what he’s talking about.

  17. Little Tommy says: Aug 24, 2010 6:13 AM

    Oh my god…better throw more $$$ at Mr. Wonderful. Since he might not have his favorite receiver, he might just need to be coaxed out of retirement again. LOL

  18. Bob Nelson says: Aug 24, 2010 7:11 AM

    That is too bad. Rice last year was the first viking receiver in 5 years to get 1000 yards receiving.
    Now he is hobbled with a nagging injury or out if he has surgery to correct it.
    He ought to try and hobble along and if he can’t go have the surgery about week 3 of the season.

  19. Wiscdave says: Aug 24, 2010 7:40 AM

    It’s easy to understand the situation. Sidney wants a big contract and doesn’t want to lose any playing time. He’s also at an age where he feels invincible–just take it slow for a while and it will be better. All it took was one opinion (I bet it was the third doctor he saw) to justify letting it heal without surgery. And it’s been reported that the other two doctors only recommended surgery. I give Sidney the benefit of the doubt because there have been no reports of diva behavior. Instead, he worked hard to improve and it showed last season. So he wants to get paid. Who doesn’t?

  20. Nogard13 says: Aug 24, 2010 8:05 AM

    Well, the Bengals will be dropping Matt Jones, and probably Andre Caldwell, pretty soon so the Vikes can wait it out one more week and sign one of them (or offer a trade for a 7th round pick next year if they don’t want to wait). I think Jones would be a great fit in that offense giving Favre a sure-handed 3rd receiver and a great check-down when he’s bum rushed. He’s also a really good blocker that can be used as a tight end if they have to.

  21. Fred Finstad says: Aug 24, 2010 8:07 AM

    INTENSEG says:
    August 24, 2010 1:23 AM
    One of Favre’s main targets could be down for a while. But Javon will fit right in, (J/K)
    ——————————————————-
    That’s right. He’ll fit in with all the rest of the complainers and whiners on that stupid team!!!
    GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Sterling says: Aug 24, 2010 8:08 AM

    This site is basically the National Enquirer for football. Way too interested in innuendo and insinuations — read: GOSSIP — and not nearly interested enough in just reporting the facts. Grow up, PFT.

  23. sand0 says: Aug 24, 2010 8:15 AM

    But I thought all the geniuses on this site had already deduced that Rice was just pulling a Favre or whatever for money despite how obvious it was that he’s actually hurt. I’m starting to think maybe PFT posters and Florio just have no clue.
    If Berrian and Harvin are both healthy the Vikes still have two very solid WR’s. They can also go to Reynaud and convert him back to WR. Too bad for Jaymar because had he not broken his thumb this could have been a huge opportunity for him.
    Fortunately the Vikings had depth to begin with but this hurts to lose your best WR obviously. Rice was a beast last season. It is kind of his own damn fault though for putting off surgery trying to heal it naturally. That never seems to work.

  24. HankScorpio says: Aug 24, 2010 8:17 AM

    This is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

  25. Fire Ted says: Aug 24, 2010 8:18 AM

    Eric Guilliford.

  26. NoRingsForYou says: Aug 24, 2010 8:19 AM

    No Rice, no Harvin, an overrated o-line……I think we’ll be seeing the old narcissist adding a lot to his already insurmountable INT record.

  27. blacktoothgrin says: Aug 24, 2010 8:26 AM

    Who the hell was Sidney Rice before Favre got there? He had about 530 yds and 8 tds in 2 seasons. With Favre 1312 yds and 8 tds. Favre will find someone else to throw to.

  28. Suitcasehead Golic says: Aug 24, 2010 8:30 AM

    Note to self—Don’t sit next to Javon Walker on the team bus..

  29. CountSnail says: Aug 24, 2010 8:36 AM

    The Vikes will try to trade for Vincent Jackson if that is true.

  30. aligreene says: Aug 24, 2010 8:38 AM

    well they got javon walker lol

  31. halestorm74 says: Aug 24, 2010 8:43 AM

    Favre can make an receiver a 1000+ yrds and 10+TDs receiver

  32. HankScorpio says: Aug 24, 2010 8:46 AM

    “But I thought all the geniuses on this site had already deduced that Rice was just pulling a Favre or whatever for money despite how obvious it was that he’s actually hurt. I’m starting to think maybe PFT posters and Florio just have no clue.”
    And you know it wasn’t a case of Rice waiting on the injury as a work slowdown in protest of his contract that horribly backfired on him how?
    The die has been cast in Minnyhaha. It’s not important to be ready for TC. Injuries can be addressed whenever. And those chickens are coming home to roost. It’s probably a little uncomfortable for Viking fans to consider that possibility. But you get over that once you see Favre for what he really is, and not what he tries to fool his cultists into believing.

  33. Mighty B says: Aug 24, 2010 8:49 AM

    Bernard Berrian seems to be a forgotten man in MN.
    He’s a veteran starter with excellent speed that’s finally healthy.The Vikings will be fine with or without rice.

  34. Purple People Eater says: Aug 24, 2010 8:53 AM

    Nothing like preseason!! Why cant there be some rumors that Stupid Ned Flanders of a coach Childress is injured, disabled or fired?

  35. Calistin says: Aug 24, 2010 8:58 AM

    LOL @ all the butthurt Vikings fans. You come on this board and call other fans names and go on and on about the greatness of AP, Favre and JA, yet when Florio posts something you don’t like, suddenly the site has no integrity….the pot called….it says you’re black.
    You got what you asked for, the wrath of Favre.
    All your smack talk and crude insults put you right in the crosshairs for the rest of the NFL. This is what happens when you have a fanbase of people who know little about football and therefore decide to hurls deragtory remarks instead of logical arguments that have to do with the topic.
    You asked for it, you got it, quit crying before you flood the state.

  36. jimmySee says: Aug 24, 2010 8:59 AM

    If the Vikes need another wide receiver or two, all they have to do is wait for the Packers cuts. That happens soon.

  37. BrentFavre says: Aug 24, 2010 9:00 AM

    Sidney has all the talent in the world, his problem has been staying on the feild. Not very durable.

  38. cusoman says: Aug 24, 2010 9:02 AM

    You people that insist on an injury being a “smart move” because it allows for “excuses when they lose” think you’re SOOOO smart, don’t you? I hope you know that you sound like complete imbeciles.
    Also, this continued talk about contract negotiations causing these sorts of events is just as moronic. Many contract negotiations are being stalled ACROSS THE LEAGUE because of the new CBA. Players need to start wising up to this.

  39. SJ Apollo says: Aug 24, 2010 9:16 AM

    For the people complaining that this is not journalism, why are you here? The section you are under is called “Latest News and Rumors.” The difference between websites like this or Deadspin compared to a newspaper website is that these are essentially sports blogs meaning they can dabble in rumors. How is a “rumor” site any less credible than a newspaper when the quotes in the newspaper are from athletes and coaches who are lying (Oh, Longwell, Hutchinson, and Allen are practicing inside today)? If you want news about the Vikings, go to http://www.startribune.com where you can get stories from sports writers like Judd Zulgad who will report things like “Sidney Rice could undergo hip surgery.”

  40. seals says: Aug 24, 2010 9:19 AM

    Mighty B- Agreed- BB is ready to step up and everyone has forgotten he is on the team, Harvin will play and walker will need to find something he lost four years ago. Walker is a long shot at best but he could potentially fill a role and maybe find it again with #4.
    Rice and his D Bag agent have slow played this due to the contract. He will sacrifice this season so he does not get a boo boo and try to max out his next contract. (See Revis in NJ)

  41. biglebronski10 says: Aug 24, 2010 9:20 AM

    Yeah, let’s bash a guy for working his tail off in the offseason while we praise the guy who throws the ball to him for showing up on the last day of training camp.

  42. Ambrose says: Aug 24, 2010 9:25 AM

    Mighty B says:
    August 24, 2010 8:49 AM
    The Vikings will be fine with or without Rice.
    ———————————————
    I agree with this guy. Sometimes when teams get backed into a corner, they get nasty….and that could happen here, sort of a “wounded warrrior syndrome,” if you will. And for every starter there is an unknown guy waiting in the wings for their big chance. The Packers got burnt last year against an unknown QB in Tampa. You can’t take anybody lightly, no matter what the circumstances. I always have one eye open and one eye closed when it comes to the Vikings.

  43. dave says: Aug 24, 2010 9:28 AM

    hey minnesota, sd has your answer, and with favre you know VJ will put up some christ-like numbers
    just ya know, don’t get him together with jared allen , as much as i love jared, i don’t want to see any dui relapses, just hire VJ a personal driver, no worries!

  44. BrentFavre says: Aug 24, 2010 9:35 AM

    Well apparently he had the surgery this morning. That is a huuuuuge blow to the Vikings offense.

  45. purpleguy says: Aug 24, 2010 9:40 AM

    He had surgery Monday night in Vail. Blame this one on his greedy dumbass agent Drew Rosenhaus, who knew about the condition, limited disclosure of the condition, and ignored 2 out of 3 doctors’ advice to have surgery at a time that wouldn’t have impacted the Viking season, but would have hurt his contract renegotiation.

  46. BrentFavre says: Aug 24, 2010 9:42 AM

    They’re also not trading for jackson you fools. They signed Javon Walker bc they knew Sidney was going to get this surgery. Good luck with that.

  47. arvid says: Aug 24, 2010 9:44 AM

    Okay – here’s the solution: Trade Sage and a #2 for #81 of the Patriots!

  48. BigBear123 says: Aug 24, 2010 9:44 AM

    Jackson’s trade value just jumped.

  49. minnesconsin_ad says: Aug 24, 2010 9:45 AM

    To play devil’s advocate and get the trolls going, I’d argue that as of today, the Vikings don’t have a single healthy pass catcher who approaches the talent and productivity of Green Bay’s TIGHT END. Maybe you guys can fit Billy Schroeder w/ a set of purple tights too?!?!
    1.) it’s clear Rice’s injury is, and always was, serious. It’s also pretty evident to me that unrest w/ the contract situation, while not the root cause for his lack of participation in camp, is a clear factor in the way he’s approached the injury situation. No one is trying to claim he’s faking the injury — what we’re saying is that it’s likely his contract situation has influenced his decision making process in terms of how to handle that injury. Anyone who doubts this has been snowballed by the Childo and his band of goons.
    2.) For all you dolts chirping that “Percy will be back in practice this week and he’s gonna be just fine” — you are delusional. Harvin’s situation will be permanently tenuous. He may go a full week of practice with no incident, feeling great. If a migraine hits on Sunday morning, he becomes unavailable. No one can control the onset of his episodes, so what the Vikings essentially have is a valuable roster spot occupied by an incredibly talented, but totally unreliable player. He could play in all 16 games this year and excel. He could just as likely play in 10, or 6, or 4. How do you plan around that?
    3.) Bernard Berrian is a good receiver with speed. He is not a #1 guy.
    4.) Javon Walker? There are no words…
    5.) Vincent Jackson… he’d fit right in w/ his DUI record and contract complaints.
    6.) skol!

  50. Strick says: Aug 24, 2010 9:46 AM

    Heh heh heh… schism… heh heh…

  51. RC IV says: Aug 24, 2010 9:47 AM

    Ambrose, you keep your brown eye open.
    Actually, for you, that was a great post. Nice Job!!

  52. Vee says: Aug 24, 2010 9:55 AM

    Vikings fans arrogantly boasted about beating the up and coming Aaron Rogers and the Packers, all the while heaping personal insults on the Packers’ fans. Their team threw for a TD on 4th down when they up by 20 something vs. Dallas, displaying no class. They bitterly blamed some bizzare NFL conspiracy that led to their embarrassing defeat in the NFCCG, then enjoyed watching their fellow Americans in Louisiana suffer from the effects of BP’s ecological disaster.
    Vikings fans go out of their way to visit other teams’ blog posts and throw down insults. Now the chicken is coming home to roost. Everybody from across the NFL will pour it on when the team goes 6-10 and say that the fan base is simply getting what they deserve. Or put another way, they’re reaping what they’ve sown.
    Vikings fans, generally speaking, are mean and stupid. Now we all get to watch them squirm as their team implodes. LMAO!!!!

  53. minnesconsin_ad says: Aug 24, 2010 9:59 AM

    purpleguy says:
    August 24, 2010 9:40 AM
    He had surgery Monday night in Vail. Blame this one on his greedy dumbass agent Drew Rosenhaus, who knew about the condition, limited disclosure of the condition, and ignored 2 out of 3 doctors’ advice to have surgery at a time that wouldn’t have impacted the Viking season, but would have hurt his contract renegotiation.
    ———–
    you sir, are an idiot. Rosenhaus is the one who told the world about the injury, on July 8th via twitter. I hate DR as much as the next guy, but it’s the player’s responsibility to be honest with his team about his physical condition. And frankly, the fact that Rice was injured during last season’s playoffs and the Vikings medical staff didn’t even know it, might just add to the argument that this team is about as poorly managed as it could possibly be.

  54. se18a29 says: Aug 24, 2010 10:13 AM

    Shut up Bitches. The Vikes will be just fine.

  55. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 24, 2010 10:18 AM

    Vee…very well said. Viqueen fans have turned into the NFLs most pathetic fan base. Not sure if they’ve always been this way…to their credit, probably not but they certainly are now. Absolutely pathetic organization from the top down.

  56. purpleguy says: Aug 24, 2010 10:32 AM

    Hey Minneconsin, have you paid any attention to the Rice situation or are you too busy trying to think up clever monikers? Neither Rice nor Rosenhause disclosed his hip condition at the end of the year physical, and short of year ending MRIs for every player, the Viking medical staff has to rely on what the players tell them. You think Rice didn’t listen to his agent for advice on this process? Rice and his agent are the ones that lined up the exams, including the recent visit to Steadman in Vail. And going through mincamp without complaint or notification, and then twittering his condition on July 8th, 6 months after the injury and at least 3 doctor visits, is timely and proper disclosure of his condition? You gotta be frigging kidding me. Take off your green and gold glasses, get some proper background, and you won’t sound like an idiot.

  57. Wrathchild says: Aug 24, 2010 10:36 AM

    Rice will be out for the entire season.

  58. dlmcc0909 says: Aug 24, 2010 10:42 AM

    No Rice and Percy Harvin will be “questionable” week to week. I bet right about now Brett Favre wishes he would have waited another week to make the decision on whether to come back or not. Now would be a good time to find out what it will take to land Vincent Jackson from the Chargers.
    Vikings are headed for dissapointment this year. Packers are taking that division.

  59. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 24, 2010 10:47 AM

    Rice out, Harvin and his migraines, Peterson and his butterhands…doom, doom, DOME! September 9th boys and girls…gonna be a bloodbath!

  60. MrHumble says: Aug 24, 2010 10:58 AM

    You are a little slow today Florio…..Rice HAD surgery yesterday!

  61. ClayMath52 says: Aug 24, 2010 11:01 AM

    What? I read for a fact from some dumb rube over and over and over and over again that rice was cutting and clashing all over winter park????

  62. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 24, 2010 11:15 AM

    I love it brownsfn19…Winter park is crumbling down, crumbling down, crumbling down…

  63. minnesconsin_ad says: Aug 24, 2010 11:20 AM

    purpleguy says:
    August 24, 2010 10:32 AM
    Hey Minneconsin, have you paid any attention to the Rice situation or are you too busy trying to think up clever monikers? Neither Rice nor Rosenhause disclosed his hip condition at the end of the year physical, and short of year ending MRIs for every player, the Viking medical staff has to rely on what the players tell them. You think Rice didn’t listen to his agent for advice on this process? Rice and his agent are the ones that lined up the exams, including the recent visit to Steadman in Vail. And going through mincamp without complaint or notification, and then twittering his condition on July 8th, 6 months after the injury and at least 3 doctor visits, is timely and proper disclosure of his condition? You gotta be frigging kidding me. Take off your green and gold glasses, get some proper background, and you won’t sound like an idiot.
    —-
    PANIC PANIC PANIC! don’t cry, pal, it’ll be OK. I should’ve chosen the moniker “green&goldguy,” that would’ve been right up your intelelctual alley, yes?
    I never claimed anything was “timely.” We all know agents suck, but it’s ridiculous to give the players a free pass. Rice is as guilty as Rosenhaus in this debacle.
    My comment on this being indicative of the vikings mismanagement was probably unnecessary( the evidence is already plenty convincing)– but the notion that a player’s agent should attend his end of the year physical to make sure the team is apprised of any possible medical conditions is absurd. It’s a physical EXAMINATION. conducted by team DOCTORS. isn’t it their job to, you know EXAMINE the player in an attempt to determine the status of the player’s health? Seems like a radical idea.

  64. jim says: Aug 24, 2010 11:25 AM

    Do whatever it takes to acquire Moss, even in the worst case scenario if they don’t make it to the Superbowl…. the Vikings would be the most watched/entertaining PFT in the NFL.

  65. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 24, 2010 11:26 AM

    By the way Viqueen goons, Vincent Jackson will start the season on a 3 game suspension…not sure that’s your answer. Doom, doom…DOME!

  66. Ron says: Aug 24, 2010 11:36 AM

    As a Viking fan, I’m concerned because Rice was the go-to guy for Favre. With Rice missing half of the season and Harvin’s migranes, the Vikings have no choice but to go after Vincent Jackson. Jackson is the only top receiver who did well against Darrelle Revis last year, and he would be a great replacement for Rice. Bernard Berrian is a number 2 receiver at best, so the Vikings need a number one receiver.

  67. thirdandgoal says: Aug 24, 2010 11:49 AM

    I’m not as close to the situation as most, but my question is, did most people even know who Sidney Rice was before Favre came to town? Did he really have a breakout year, or did he just have a quality QB under center for once? I think the old man has a way of making anyone who lines up as a receiver, i.e. Shiancoe(sp) look pretty good. Will they miss Rice, certainly. Will it make or break the season– I’m not so sure.

  68. That's Mr Rodgers to you says: Aug 24, 2010 11:56 AM

    As the quality of the available receivers on the roster drops, the amount of time brent holds the ball increases as does the opportunity to smack him in the mouth!
    Any body else notice the hits brent has been taking in recent history have increased in intensity?
    Good luck old man, your gonna need it!

  69. Green n' Gold says: Aug 24, 2010 12:06 PM

    Lol at all the myopic Queen fans trying to spin that not having Rice isn’t a big deal. They’ll just go get another 1000 yard receiver somewhere, yeah right. Your season is imploding right before your eyes while your rival across the boarder has a 3rd year QB on the cusp of greatness and the best TE in the league. Keep saying everything is going to be ok if it makes you feel better. LMFAO!!

  70. minnesconsin_ad says: Aug 24, 2010 12:19 PM

    thirdandgoal: I agree with you, and just last week ironically suggested that Rice was Javon Walker redux – a player who benefited greatly from his QB, and was never the same w/ another QB. Granted, Walker had a much more serious injury than Rice’s seems to be, but I still think their career trajectories will end up remarkably similar.

  71. skimbell says: Aug 24, 2010 1:18 PM

    Sterling says:
    August 24, 2010 8:08 AM
    This site is basically the National Enquirer for football. Way too interested in innuendo and insinuations — read: GOSSIP — and not nearly interested enough in just reporting the facts. Grow up, PFT.

    ____________________________
    Hre’s a little suggestion for you Sterling. If you don’t like being bothered by the rumors here, you might want to stop reading a page that is labeled
    Latest News & Rumors

  72. thirdandgoal says: Aug 24, 2010 3:42 PM

    @Vee says:
    August 24, 2010 9:55 AM
    Vikings fans……they’re reaping what they’ve sown.
    Vikings fans, generally speaking, are mean and stupid. Now we all get to watch them squirm as their team implodes. LMAO!!!!
    ——————-
    I read and browse a pretty fair cross-section of most PFT articles (and associated comments) purely for entertainment, and I assure you, Viking fans have not cornered the market on mean-ness or stupidity. There seems to be more of them, but depending on the topic du jour, you’ll find no shortage of immaturity among all fan bases, in my experiences.

  73. Route36West says: Aug 25, 2010 1:55 AM

    “The timing of the possible surgery has to drive the Vikings crazy.”
    Actually it could be exactly the opposite. We have seen how desperate the Vikings have been when its comes to Brett Favre. Im sure they are happy that this news didnt come out before Brett decided to come back. Because like you said he was Brett’s favorite target last year . We all know how wishy washy he is and it could have been just the thing to keep Favre retired for good.
    No matter what Brett says he didnt come back for his teammates he came back to win and Superbowl and ride off into the sunset as Florio would say.
    I wouldnt just assume that Zygi or Childress had nothing to do with Rice having surgery after Favre came back. Its very possible that they tried to hold off the operation until the messiah returned. I think they would wait even if it kept them without there number 1 receiver for a few extra games . Cause lets be honest the Vikings would take Favre with no Rice for 6-8 weeks then Rice and no Favre every time.

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