I came across this rumor originally from the St. Paul Pioneer Press. I was starting to enjoy not having to worry too much about Favre’s annual retirement indecision. But if he doesn’t retire and does indeed head to Minnesota, I would not be happy. And not just because I do think he could make that team better (though he’d have few players to pass to), but I worry more about how that would further damage his reputation with Packer Nation. I was not happy when Sharper defected, and especially unhappy when Longwell did it (though I do understand that the Packers had a chance to re-sign them). (By the way, I did like Longwell when he was in Green Bay – seemed like a neat guy. But the guy always did watch his stats and the reason I believe he picked Minnesota, is because he knew he’d have better stats kicking indoors.)
Anyway, my point is this: if Favre goes to the Vikings, many Packer fans will appropriately view that as Favre trying to get back at the Pack. If he went to the Lions or 49ers or something, we wouldn’t care. But if he goes to the Vikings, that would hurt a lot. I hope that doesn’t happen.