Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Favre Says Return to Vikings 'Makes Perfect Sense'
The New York Times ^

Posted on 06/16/2009 11:35:55 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Now is probably as good a time as any to do the Fifth Down’s once-weekly Brett Favre post.

He appeared on “Joe Buck Live on HBO” earlier tonight.

From the Access Vikings blog at The Star Tribune:

Asked by Joe Buck if he’s considering playing next year, Brett Favre said “Maybe” and smiled.

“I am considering it,” he said.

“It makes perfect sense as far as coming back because I ran that offense for 16 years,” he said. “I can teach the offense.”

Favre said he had surgery two and a half weeks ago and has talked to Vikings officials throughout the process. He said everything comes down to whether his arm fully heals.

“If it’s not up to par when the time comes, then you can’t play,” he said.

Extra point: Favre essentially confirmed what most observers have deduced. At one point, he said, “We could be pretty good,” meaning the Vikings. We’ll add a few reactions from around the Web later tonight. Feel free to chime in.

Update | 9:50 p.m.

From Kevin Seifert’s blog on ESPN:

On the issue of tarnishing the legacy: Favre says the 16 years he spent in Green Bay speak for themselves.

As for his legacy in Green Bay: “I don’t know what to tell them. Vince Lombardi went to the Washington Redskins when he left … Time heals a lot of wounds.”

A few more notes: Favre said that he was talking only with the Vikings, who did not give him a deadline but wanted him to attend OTA’s to be around the team. Favre declined because he said it would have created a media frenzy.

(Excerpt) Read more at fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: farve; nfl; soapopera

1 posted on 06/16/2009 11:35:55 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

2 posted on 06/16/2009 11:39:47 AM PDT by SC DOC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

The drama queen is at it again..


3 posted on 06/16/2009 11:41:12 AM PDT by Dog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dog

I can hear him calling instructions now..........BEER, GET YOUR BEER HERE.........COLD BEER! !


4 posted on 06/16/2009 11:45:16 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Dog

Can’t stand him anymore... Thought he had character, was I wrong!


5 posted on 06/16/2009 11:47:24 AM PDT by aquila48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: shadeaud

well as an Arizona Cardinal fan......perfect would be having Kurt Warner leadin, Favre as 2nd fiddle and Leinart out anywhere but here.


6 posted on 06/16/2009 11:48:42 AM PDT by advertising guy (the University of IKEA , educating our kids for 20 years , majoring in couch and remote)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

This guy is a great athlete and had a great career, its a shame he’s become a parody of himself.


7 posted on 06/16/2009 11:49:55 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

He was for retiring before he was against retiring.
Do us all a favor Brent, stick with one or the other...your word means more to some than it apparently does to others.


8 posted on 06/16/2009 11:54:31 AM PDT by cranked
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Everyone should get off his back.

He loves football. Let him play.


9 posted on 06/16/2009 11:57:22 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Is he better than Jackson? Yes, but so am I...

Is he better than Booty? At this stage, maybe not.

If I’m the Viqueens GM I’d groom Booty behind Jackson for half the season and throw him there if there as they try to make a playoff run. Let Brent head off to the boof if he just can’t quit the game. He’d probably be okay at it.


10 posted on 06/16/2009 12:01:23 PM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dog

See, that’s about where I end up on this. Favre’s a great player, and all players have THOUGHTS about “what’s best for me, individually,” but —

starting about 1 year ago, Favre started giving PUBLIC PLAY to those “me me me” thoughts. It seemed to me NOT to come off as, “I want to contribute however I can to a championship. If that’s as a starter, great. If as a backup, that’s OK too, but I’m gunning for the top job.” It’s a pity. I think he’s a fine guy who let The Message get away from him.


11 posted on 06/16/2009 12:19:09 PM PDT by pogo101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SC DOC

Favre in his younger days.

12 posted on 06/16/2009 2:57:42 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

bttt


13 posted on 06/16/2009 3:03:21 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Retired Greyhound

For the love of the game.


14 posted on 06/17/2009 6:49:48 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Favre is going to the Vikqueens to get his revenge on Ted Thompson.

Hope he likes the Metrodome, cause he’ll never again be welcome at Lambeau.

FU, Brett.


15 posted on 06/17/2009 6:53:19 PM PDT by MediaMole
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MediaMole
FU, Brett.

Whoa. 15 years of service to Green Bay is not enough?

16 posted on 06/17/2009 7:01:10 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; ...
For those who want’a, you can listen to Farve’s first game for the Viqueens at http://www.kfan.com/main.html

Me, I'll be watching my Boys... play The Errrlers on Fox

17 posted on 08/21/2009 4:11:51 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Aaron Rodgers passed for over 4,000 yards and if it wasn’t for the defense choking in the final minutes of games, the Packers would have repeated a 13-3 season last year. Rodgers is a great QB. As far as I’m concerned, the Vikings can have Favre. I can’t wait until we play the Vikings - I live right around the corner from Lambeau Field and go tailgating every Sunday morning at the crack of dawn.


18 posted on 08/21/2009 4:16:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bender2

Brett retired two years ago. Not interested in watching a skeleton play. The Packers will kick the Viqueens arses this year anyways.


19 posted on 08/21/2009 4:49:35 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Bender2

Haha what made you bump this old thread from June? (which proved to be correct)


20 posted on 08/21/2009 5:27:26 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Statistics doesn’t mean squat. It’s the intangibles like being down in the 4th quarter and trying to get your team to rally. In that department, I much rather have Brett Favre.


21 posted on 08/21/2009 5:32:51 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican
It’s the intangibles like being down in the 4th quarter and trying to get your team to rally. In that department, I much rather have Brett Favre.

How'd those intangibles work out for the Jets in the second half of last year?

22 posted on 08/21/2009 5:40:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Bender2

I have a feeling this season is going to be a very long one for all of us Bronco fans.....”sigh”.....


23 posted on 08/21/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: SC DOC

I have that shiet and wear it proudly. I am so looking forward to November 1st at LAMBEAU FIELD.

Brent: Meet the GREEN BAY PACKERS DEFENSE.

DEFENSE: GIT SOME!!


24 posted on 08/21/2009 7:34:13 PM PDT by Howie66 (The one redeeming thing about liberals: their tendency to kill their own.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Bender2

I recorded Favre and the Vikes on the NFL Channel and watched it later.

I’ll do that with the Seahawks tonight... ;)


25 posted on 08/22/2009 8:56:29 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson