Favre to stay retired…for now


Word from Minnesota is that Favre has officially told Brad Childress that he will not be coming out of retirement to play for the Vikes. This is good. While I am plenty frustrated with him for his behavior recently and his flirtation with the Vikes, it’s good that he’s not going to play for them. Though many (apparently including Favre) weren’t so sure he could bring it this year wearing purple, I thought he could have made that team better.

As Trav indicated though, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear his name surface the second Sage or Tarvaris or both start blowing games. For now though, I’m pleased to be able to put this to rest right before camp so that we can focus in on the Packers, the NFC North and the NFL.


7 Responses to “Favre to stay retired…for now”

  1. goodeggblogger Says:

    In the end, we learned that Brett wasn’t the class-act we all thought he was.

  2. Kozak Says:

    Viking fans:


  3. Scott W Says:

    Favre’s a vampire…until his career is staked in the heart and thrown into the sunlight, I don’t believe we’ve heard the end of him.

  4. Joe Says:

    He needs to get his own hunitng/fishing show. He needs a hobby

  5. Ron La Canne Says:

    I’ll believe he’s gone when the first QB on the right team goes down for the year. The six weeks of hard practice is the “wall” in front of him now. He doesn’t want to endure that. If he can walk in to a starting job after the season starts all retirement bets are off.

  6. Cindy V Says:

    This from MSNBC.com
    Will Vikings hear from Favre in two weeks?
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 29, 2009 7:55 AM ET
    He left before he ever arrived, but it doesn’t mean he’s never coming.

    Amid mounting evidence that Brett Favre is interested in playing football if he can find a way to shorten the season as it applies to him, there are some in the Vikings organization who are convinced that Favre will attempt to join the team after the first two weeks of training camp.

    And that coach Brad Childress will welcome him with open arms.

    This conflicts with the notion, as Tom Curran reported yesterday, that the Vikings have closed the door on Favre. But the reaction of the team in the immediate wake of Favre’s announcement and its atttiude after 14 days of bounce passes and pickoffs could be very different.

    So, basically, he isn’t going away quietly, and he simply isn’t going away.

  7. Doubting Thomas Says:

    I too am skeptical that he’s really done… for what it’s worth, AccuScore projects that Packers now have the edge in the NFC North — and the Vikes would have had it with Favre:

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