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The Brett Is Back

August 17, 2010

In what has been reported by any and all news outlets with even the slightest sports slant, Brett Favre is returning to the Vikings for another year.

Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune first reported that a trio of Vikings players–Ryan Longwell, Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen–were absent from practice this morning, because they had flown to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to try to convince Favre to come back for one more season. Mike Wobschall of reports that at 4:00 CDT the plane carrying the three aforementioned players as well as Brett Favre landed in Eden Prairie. The quartet got into Longwell’s car and drove to Winter Park.

You would think as a Packers/Vikings blogger, I would have a lot to say on this particular issue. However, as of right now, I don’t have much of an opinion. I thought he would come back, he came back, and now let’s play some football. I think the Vikings are Super Bowl contenders with Favre at the helm, but an Adrian Peterson led team would also have been a pretty dangerous squad. Maybe I’ll have more of an opinion tomorrow, but right now I’m excited for the season to watch some football.

Just because I don’t have an opinion on the matter, doesn’t mean that others are following my example. Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has become “Enemy Number 1” in the eyes of Vikings fans with a Tweet that read, “Vikings lying their butts off to protect the secrecy of their trip. Never a good idea. We remember.”

Apparently, that ruffled the feathers of the Vikings-faithful. If you do a Twitter search of the handle “SouhanStrib” you’ll see what I mean. Be warned that the results are not exactly family friendly.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Rob permalink
    August 18, 2010 12:19 am

    The way I see it Favre just wants to ride off into the sunset with a SB ring. But he understands that there is a significant cost that he must pay both physically and mentally each time he comes back to try. Sometimes he flip-flops and says something about retiring to someone and the media picks it up and blow it out of proportion because it’s Brett Favre. But let’s be honest. Nobody really believed he was retiring.

    I really don’t care one way or the other. I still love him as a Packer and everything he did for the Packer organization. But after he left I didn’t cheer for him. No more than any other Packer who has ever been traded to another team (Kampman who?). Interestingly enough, I have seen him play as Packer/Viking at Lambeau and as a Jet at the Meadowlands. Huh, maybe I’m in denial?

    Anyways, my only concern is that with Favre the Vikings are a better team. They will have a much better chance of beating the Packers to a division win.

    • August 18, 2010 9:07 am

      Good to hear from you, Rob. I think you nailed it with the mental aspect for Favre. More than any other player, he seems to take the mental burden upon himself, and I think it’s extremely taxing on the man.

      It will be interesting to see how this year plays out. He can’t play better than he did last year, can he?

  2. August 18, 2010 8:48 am

    fire up the hype machine! the silver fox is back! get the popcorn ready for thursday, sept 9th!

    • August 18, 2010 9:08 am

      The popcorn is ready. It should be a great game. You don’t think the Saints will blitz Favre do you? 😉


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