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Favre: Vikes know his intentions

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07:22 AM ET 08.06 | Brett Favre nearly bit his tongue. Instead of stopping in front of the cameras, Favre hopped into his white Ford F-250 pickup truck. He began to close the door. Then -- you guessed it -- he seemed to change his mind. A reporter asked him if he could ride back to Favre's house in Favre's truck. "I'm not going back there yet," Favre said. "I'm going for a [bike] ride." Was there anything he wanted to say, in the wake of reports that he had told some Vikings teammates at training camp in Mankato, via text, that he was retiring and that the Vikings were prepared to offer him a raise if that would persuade him to return? "No," he said, quietly, shaking his head. "No." Favre started the engine, and, as shutters clicked, he was asked if the Vikings were aware of his intentions. "I talked to them," he said. "They know."

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Brett Favre, AP Brett Favre, AP
August 6, 2010  07:36 AM ET

What a way to end the week. Jeebus, hard hitting story. Again.

August 6, 2010  07:45 AM ET

When I demanded a Favre thread yesterday, I sort of thought they might actually put some information in it. Like, is Deanna shopping at Kohls, or how many DPI is that TV at Sears?

Maybe the news is that Brett is sick of having microphones and cameras in his face.

Or, maybe not.

August 6, 2010  07:47 AM ET

Well - that's the stimulus I needed...

August 6, 2010  07:50 AM ET

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

August 6, 2010  07:52 AM ET

His intentions are, as usual to jack everyone around for another summer. The networks need to permanently cancel this continuing rerun. <yawn>. But I'm sure ESPN will give him his own show once he decides his intentions. Mort...MORT...are you in Mississippi yet????

August 6, 2010  07:53 AM ET

I feel like this record is on repeat.

August 6, 2010  07:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I feel like this record is on repeat.

"he seemed to change his mind..." POP!

"he seemed to change his mind..." POP!

"he seemed to change his mind..." POP!

"he seemed to change his mind..." POP!

August 6, 2010  07:59 AM ET

Let me off the rollercoaster..........

August 6, 2010  08:13 AM ET

Ed Werder had the look of a man who thought he was about to make breaking news.... Favre jerked him around the block from inside of his loud diesel...Favre's waving at guys, not even looking at Ed...wow, I'd be devastated if I was a reporter and I was told "your assignment is to go down to Hattiesburg, chase Favre around, leave 100 messages...."

August 6, 2010  08:32 AM ET

OK, the Vikings know what his intentions are and there are conflicting reports coming out of the Vikings, one says he retired, and one says he kinda isn't but may.

Of course, the media won't be told of his intentions, because that would take the focus off of the Favre, and we can't have that.

I guess that if Favre keeps the focus on himself this offseason, people may forget that he cost his team last year a trip to the Superbowl. Can't focus on his constant failures that really showcase his career over the last 10 years, right?

August 6, 2010  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

OK, the Vikings know what his intentions are and there are conflicting reports coming out of the Vikings, one says he retired, and one says he kinda isn't but may.Of course, the media won't be told of his intentions, because that would take the focus off of the Favre, and we can't have that.I guess that if Favre keeps the focus on himself this offseason, people may forget that he cost his team last year a trip to the Superbowl. Can't focus on his constant failures that really showcase his career over the last 10 years, right?

Agree with the focus part but........

the Vikes would have NEVER been in a position to even think about SB if it wasn't for Favre's unbelievable season...just saying...

August 6, 2010  08:36 AM ET

cammo hat and a Ford Diesel pickup....Favre is feeding those Redneck stereotypes a little heavy

August 6, 2010  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

cammo hat and a Ford Diesel pickup....Favre is feeding those Redneck stereotypes a little heavy

what they didnt capture in the photo was Deanna in the bed of the truck keeping the cooler of beer from sliding around.

August 6, 2010  08:40 AM ET

if only there were a way to have a 2 hr special on ESPN for his decision...and then breaking news 3 hrs later that he reversed his decision

August 6, 2010  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

if only there were a way to have a 2 hr special on ESPN for his decision...and then breaking news 3 hrs later that he reversed his decision

I wouldnt put it past him. As much as I hate talking about this clown I can see where he's coming from though. The guy can still play football, and how do you just walk away from the only life that you know. Its sad but it just may take a devastating injury to force Brett out of the game forever.

August 6, 2010  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

what they didnt capture in the photo was Deanna in the bed of the truck keeping the cooler of beer from sliding around.

Wearin' Daisy Duke shorts...

August 6, 2010  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Wearin' Daisy Duke shorts...

And a rebel flag halter top.

August 6, 2010  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Wearin' Daisy Duke shorts...

But of course FN won't post that picture. But they will post Brett hiding his woody behind his helmet while looking at Brad Childress. Wierd.

August 6, 2010  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Wearin' Daisy Duke shorts...

OHHHH YEAH!

 
August 6, 2010  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

if only there were a way to have a 2 hr special on ESPN for his decision...and then breaking news 3 hrs later that he reversed his decision

Isn't that show called Sportscenter? Or is that the programming of ESPN News? I can't remember.

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