Vikings coach Brad Childress arrived at the podium roughly 10 minutes late for his previously-scheduled press conference.
Amazingly, he said nothing about the Brett Favre situation in his opening remarks.
Even more amazingly, the first question had nothing to do with Favre.
The second question dealt with the reason why we were all watching the press conference.
Childress said that he’s not aware of Favre telling anyone he’s not playing. Seriously.
So either Childress is lying, or Favre has opted to tell folks other than Chilly — even though the two men have spoken in the past 24 hours.
Childress reiterated that he won’t be surprised if Favre does or doesn’t play. “He’s got to feel like he can jump all in,” Childress said. “He’s not a half-baked guy.”
After further questioning on the matter, Childress said, “I feel like this is Watergate.”
As far as the NFL is concerned, Coach, it is.
UPDATE: Video proof below.