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http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=815650&catid=2
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Sources: Vikings have already signed Favre

Brett Favre already has been signed by the Minnesota Vikings, who are waiting for the right time to announce it, Profootballtalk.com reported, citing unnamed sources.

Favre's agent, Bus Cook, denied the report in an e-mail to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, writing "no contract."

PFT said that it was tipped off by an officer with the U.S. military serving in Afghanistan, and later another unnamed source said, "I will not deny it either, I will leave it at that."

The officer also said that the Vikings have authorized Reebok to produce Favre jerseys, a report that also was not denied by the second source.

On Friday, Vikings coach Brad Childress said that Favre is "pain-free right now" but would not say whether the team would definitely re-sign the retired quarterback, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reported.

"My understanding is that he is pain-free right now," Childress told KFAN-AM 1130 in a radio interview. "Does he have the endurance and the stamina in that arm yet? He doesn't know that yet. It's no different than grabbing a golf club for the first time during the year when you rip around 18 holes, and you wake up the next day and your side hurts. You say, 'Geez, I haven't felt that muscle in a while.' So he's got to build some endurance in that and see if he thinks he can get it back to where he wants to get it."

One Vikings player who didn't speak as glowingly about Favre was defensive end Ray Edwards, who told ESPN that Favre should not have the same "prima-donna attitude" that he had last season with the New York Jets.

Childress dismissed Edwards' comments, saying "I think it was all in jest. Defensive linemen, usually by nature, hate quarterbacks, and that's OK.

"I talked to (former Viking) Tony Richardson, who was (Favre's) teammate at the Jets. He had nothing but great things to say about him. Did I get into, Did he have a separate locker? It's hard for me to see that. Of course, I know how Winter Park is set up. I think he'll be a great locker room guy. He's probably one of the better practical jokers out there over the course of 16 years, and he's not afraid to give it to anybody, and I think he'll be a tremendous teammate, as well.

"I think what that is is that's a guy that plays with passion, to a degree wears his emotions on his sleeve," Childress said. "You really don't really like quarterbacks that ride a roller coaster. Obviously his standard was usually pretty good. Could he get wild? Could he throw some interceptions? Sure he could. But he plays the game with enthusiasm and with excitement. There's kind of a boyishness even though he's approaching 40 years old."

The Pioneer-Press said that a Favre signing might not happen for awhile: Childress is spending next week fishing in Alaska with Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, and Childress' daughter Cara is getting married July 11.

On Wednesday, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf told a group of very interested season ticket holders that the possibility of Favre playing for the Vikings next season hinges on Favre's surgically repaired right arm.

"Right now, it's all up to Brett Favre in terms of where his future is at," Wilf told about 1,200 fans gathered at the State Theatre for a "State of the Vikings" event. "I'll just leave it at that."

The comments echoed Favre's statement in an interview with HBO two days earlier. Favre said then that he is considering a return if his throwing arm will allow it and that the Vikings are the only team has has spoken to about a comeback.

Dr. James Andrews performed surgery on Favre on May 22 to address an injured biceps tendon. After throwing to high school students on Wednesday at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss., Favre told WDAM-TV that he wasn't ready yet.

"Dr. Andrews said more or less four weeks you should know if (surgery) was completely successful," Favre said on Wednesday, about 3½ weeks after the surgery. "I threw a couple of balls today where I really felt it ... different places in my shoulder where it's sore.

"I threw the ball OK, but OK isn't good enough in the National Football League. At least not for me. So it's got to get better."

Coach Brad Childress, who has spoken to Favre on occasion this offseason about his interest in playing, told the fans during a panel discussion that Favre is doing everything he can to see if he has enough juice left in that famed cannon that will turn 40 this year.

"He's trying to make a push to get back," Childress said. "I just know this, he won't play unless he feels like he's able to play at the level that he's playeed over the course of the years. I know he's working hard."

About 1,200 fans in attendance hollered boisterously at the mention of Favre's name on Wednesday night.

There is no set deadline for Favre to make a decision, but training camp looms at the end of July, and Favre said he knows that the sooner a conclusion can be made, the better.

"I don't need to wait for camp to say it's 100 percent," Favre told the television station. "I need to know before then, and so do the Vikings."


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Yeah, yeah, it's a rumor, but the writing is on the wall here, folks. Brought me back to an e-mail I got a couple of months ago:
http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/It-s-d-eacute-j-agrave-vu-all-over-again-Favre;_ylt=AguCijfe_w.9Hr8nFh5zKjg5nYcB?urn=nfl,159975

It was great, if only for this pic:
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-617059229-1241022191.jpg?ymwLhLBDzsFz9oPb

"In Minnesota, I finally feel like I'm home."

Me and the co-workers loved that one.
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    Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
    PFT said that it was tipped off by an officer with the U.S. military serving in Afghanistan, and later another unnamed source said, "I will not deny it either, I will leave it at that."


Uh, what? Their main source is an unidentified member of the military in Afghanistan? Why should this be taken seriously?

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If Favre becomes a Viking, I predict JimBob's head will explode into a million pieces.




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    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
      Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
      PFT said that it was tipped off by an officer with the U.S. military serving in Afghanistan, and later another unnamed source said, "I will not deny it either, I will leave it at that."


    Uh, what? Their main source is an unidentified member of the military in Afghanistan? Why should this be taken seriously?

    (edited by TheBucsFan on 22.6.09 2234)

Perhaps he knows Favre personally, or his family members?
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Originally posted by TheBucsFan
        Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
        PFT said that it was tipped off by an officer with the U.S. military serving in Afghanistan, and later another unnamed source said, "I will not deny it either, I will leave it at that."


      Uh, what? Their main source is an unidentified member of the military in Afghanistan? Why should this be taken seriously?

      (edited by TheBucsFan on 22.6.09 2234)

    Perhaps he knows Favre personally, or his family members?


Yes, that's possible, but if that's the case they should tell us. It seems they wanted to protect the person's identity I guess, but they at least have to give me SOMETHING if I'm going to believe the Vikings have managed to sign him to a contract without ANYONE knowing about it.
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I saw this article Sunday night...and started drinking heavily.

It's gotten NO play at all up here, which makes me think there may not be a lot of credibility to this one. By now, we've been through the ringer with this bipolar zombie redneck's shenanigans that we know who to check with on any particular rumor.










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    Originally posted by pieman
    If Favre becomes a Viking, I predict JimBob's head will explode into a million pieces.


What about poor Sec 19?



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    Originally posted by odessasteps
      Originally posted by pieman
      If Favre becomes a Viking, I predict JimBob's head will explode into a million pieces.


    What about poor Sec 19?

No problems, here. It's been accepted as fact that he'd sign with the Vikings ever since he was released by the Jets. Speaking of them, I'm just giddy about all the yahoos around here who bought Jets jerseys last year because Brett was such a great guy and none of this was his fault. They're looking pretty silly right now.

Favre has already pi$$ed on his legacy in Green Bay. I'll be happy for him when he's elected to the Hall of Fame. Until then, he can just go away.

OTOH, I am seeing dollars signs for that November 1 game.
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    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
      Originally posted by odessasteps
        Originally posted by pieman
        If Favre becomes a Viking, I predict JimBob's head will explode into a million pieces.


      What about poor Sec 19?

    No problems, here. It's been accepted as fact that he'd sign with the Vikings ever since he was released by the Jets. Speaking of them, I'm just giddy about all the yahoos around here who bought Jets jerseys last year because Brett was such a great guy and none of this was his fault. They're looking pretty silly right now.

    Favre has already pi$$ed on his legacy in Green Bay. I'll be happy for him when he's elected to the Hall of Fame. Until then, he can just go away.

    OTOH, I am seeing dollars signs for that November 1 game.






Considering the 'genius' leading the Vikings, he'll bench Favre to break his streak for Tavaris Jackson that week to demonstrate what a big man he is.
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Originally posted by Sec19Row53
        Originally posted by odessasteps
          Originally posted by pieman
          If Favre becomes a Viking, I predict JimBob's head will explode into a million pieces.



        Considering the 'genius' leading the Vikings, he'll bench Favre to break his streak for Tavaris Jackson that week to demonstrate what a big man he is.


      As much as I get a kick out of all of this, honestly, the thing that I am really scared aobut is taht if it happens and things come together (by some small miracle), that it happens BECAUSE of Favre and under Childress' rule. We'd never get rid of the guy after that. Honestly, if we win, well, we win. If it blows up, we all win as BC would be history.
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