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Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:13:04 PM(UTC)
http://sports.espn.go.co...10/news/story?id=5433551

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Brett Favre has informed the Vikings that he will not return for another season in Minnesota, the Star-Tribune reported Tuesday.

Favre has sent text messages to teammates saying, "This is it," league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Neither Favre nor the Vikings have confirmed the news but a press release is expected Tuesday, the sources said.

The Associated Press also reported that Favre is saying that he's not returning this season.

The Vikings' ownership is holding its annual meeting at training camp Tuesday morning.

This would be the third retirement for Favre, who also retired after 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers after the 2007 season and one season with the New York Jets after the 2008 season.

Favre has been working out at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss., still rehabbing a surgically repaired ankle that was injured in Minnesota's overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC title game. He has yet to inform the team if he will honor the second year of his contract and come back for another run at the Super Bowl.

Last year Favre told the Vikings he was not going to play shortly before camp opened. But he changed his mind a few weeks later, and went on to record one of the best seasons of his career despite having less than three weeks to prepare.

Favre threw for over 4,200 yards with 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions to lead the Vikings (12-4) to the NFC North title and their first NFC title game since 2001.



Didn't he say the same thing early August last year too, that he wasn't playing in the upcoming season, then two weeks later, he's on the sidelines?
voiceofreason  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:14:01 PM(UTC)
Almost makes you feel for the Vikings. Almost.
longtimefan  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:16:34 PM(UTC)
Yes told them last year he wasnt playing...then changed his mind...Just like telling ESPN he was retired from the JETS and it was REAL and wouldnt change his mind
wpr  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:22:42 PM(UTC)
UserPostedImage

Brett's retiring. ::roll:
Zero2Cool  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:29:21 PM(UTC)
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Almost makes you feel for the Vikings. Almost.


With all that's going on, I need this laugh. Brett saying he's done, again. Now the Vikings fan's can say 'we dont need that cheesepuff anyhow'. I can't wait for those comments to fly. I think Formo might be the only one who's going to say 'FUCK we really needed Brett, but we should be good without him too".

Vikesrule is doing a happy dance right about now.


Do I feel bad for the Vikings, hell no because they were laughing at us year after year since the beginning of the century. I didn't blame them for laughing, as I said at the time, I'd laugh at my ass too.



Here's a timeline....
July 29th, 2009, Favre tells Vikings that he is going to remain retired.
Aug 19th, 2009, Favre unretires and signs two year contract with the Vikings.



I (as MANY also did) said he'd do the ankle surgery, say he wasn't coming back ... then around 2nd/3rd game "heh guys i jes kiddin i commin back!"

The thing is, this will sit in the minds of the players too. Brett did the same thing last year. AND the owner and coach said the time has passed for Brett to be a Viking. THEN he was a Viking!!

There's no stability there, no structure, no fortitude to make a REAL decision amongst the Vikings brass.

So, I laugh, yes, I laugh. Just as I would have laughed at my ass for more than half a decade of going through something similar.
Zero2Cool  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:33:04 PM(UTC)
http://nbcsports.msnbc.c...d/32147031/ns/sports-nfl

There's a neat time line of Brett, better than the one I threw up. Dates back to 2002.
twebdonny  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:33:15 PM(UTC)
Favre set to join the Miami Heat

j/k
Greg C.  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:36:40 PM(UTC)
I suspect that Brett was feeling a little lonely because of the lack of media attention, with everyone thinking that he was going to come back for sure. The retirement announcement is a good way to put the spotlight back on him, and it will also make him look more "heroic" to his fans when he decides to play after all. Also, maybe this time he can miss the entire preseason instead of having to play those last couple games.
wpr  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:40:26 PM(UTC)
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Favre set to join the Miami Heat

j/k


+1 POTD! Well done.
wpr  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:41:35 PM(UTC)
I want tears at the presser tomorrow or I will feel cheated.
twebdonny  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:43:15 PM(UTC)
Favre the "decision"

hey if LeBron can get away with it...

hahahaha
Rockmolder  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:46:02 PM(UTC)
You know, if he doesn't come back, he really, really screwed the Vikings over.

I mean, they could've gone after Donovan McNabb earlier in the off-season. Their late 1st would've gotten him. They could've signed Derek Anderson to compete for the starting spot. He showed he can do something if he actually has a supporting cast. They could've drafted Jimmy Clausen in the late first or early second.
Zero2Cool  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:57:32 PM(UTC)
Maybe Brett is still "helping" the Packers. It was a trade off, play soft defense to allow him his public 'revenge' on going 2 - 0 against the Packers for his retirement in this year.
longtimefan  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:58:38 PM(UTC)
what if this is true? but then in 3 weeks says he wants back..

Vik players and fans be ok with it
flep  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 4:29:33 PM(UTC)
I'll believe it when I see Brett on TV saying "As of now I am officially retired"

Then again I believed it 2 years ago.

I've had enough of it to be honest.

I couldn't give 2 friggs anymore!!
Pack93z  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 4:29:46 PM(UTC)
At the end of this preseason.. whether he plays or not.. IMO.. still a 50% chance he plays (yes the Vikes will sweeten the pot because of fan pressure and that they put to much power in Brett's hands without a valid plan B)

That this will throw a major wrench in the Vikings team for this season..

If Brett comes back now.. one has to believe that some will be a hell of a lot less receptive this time around.

Two.. it is going to cause some type of knee jerk reaction by the Viking brass..

Three.. those Viking fans that went from hating his guts to worshiping him endlessly will start to doubt and possibly loathe him again.. openly and loudly.

Four.. it is much needed humor here in Green Bay, turning the table right round on our neighbors to the West. This is an awesome practical joke.
ILikeThePackers39  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 5:16:09 PM(UTC)
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I suspect that Brett was feeling a little lonely because of the lack of media attention, with everyone thinking that he was going to come back for sure. The retirement announcement is a good way to put the spotlight back on him, and it will also make him look more "heroic" to his fans when he decides to play after all. Also, maybe this time he can miss the entire preseason instead of having to play those last couple games.



Agreed. LeBron and co. hogged the headlines all summer - he needs that attention, I'm convinced of it. Just going back as everyone expects isn't enough press - now he can "retire" and then un-retire at the very last second, ensuring all eyes on him for the next month or so.

You can bank on it - he'll be back in Purple this season.
dhpackr  
#18 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 5:26:05 PM(UTC)
i hope brett stays retired this time, i think he may regret coming back this year.
Gravedigga  
#19 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 5:47:32 PM(UTC)
Official word out of Bretts camp!! Straight from the horses mouth.

Favre: "I know I can still play the game. As of now, I'm retired. Who knows what will happen in the future but as of now, I'm done. How will I feel next month? Heck, I don't know. We might be asking these same questions in 3 years. Shucks"
Packerchick  
#20 Posted : Tuesday, August 3, 2010 5:47:40 PM(UTC)
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UserPostedImage

Brett's retiring. ::roll:


not so fast. dont hold your breath.
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