The Brett Is Back
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 Vikings.com 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.