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Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

Posted on: August 17, 2010 2:54 pm
Edited on: August 17, 2010 3:00 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Brett Favre is reportedly on an airplane and headed to (presumably) Minnesota -- NFL Network's Scott Hanson reported on Twitter that Favre "is on a jet heading north."

We earlier mentioned the report that Jared Allen, Ryan Longwell and Steve Hutchinson (three of Favre's best friends on the Vikings) were in Minnesota visiting Favre and urging him to either a) return to the team or b) just make up his freaking mind about playing in 2011.

It would seem , at least based on Hanson's report, that the trio of ambassadors were successful in convincing Favre to return. (Or fly to Minnesota just to announce that he WON'T return, which given Favre's history, is totally within the realm of possibility.)

Either that or we have a very awkward and very public case of kidnapping on our hands.

It's worth noting too that Favre must really be getting old, because he's losing his touch on dragging out his press coverage -- a younger gunslinger would have let the story about the Vikings football-style intervention marinate in the press for a few hours before generating a new story.

Update (2:57): Bob Holtzman, who has likely been living in a tent at the Haittesburg airport for the past three months, reports that Favre "boarded a plane" about "40 minutes ago" ... that plane is indeed headed to Minneapolis.

Update (2:59): Jay Glazer tweets that Favre told the trio of visitors that he is "back in."

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Comments

Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:43 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

2 - 0 not good enough for the crap pack.  4 - 0 makes so much more sense.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

Shocking. The only way Favre will retire is if something gets amputated after this season.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:39 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

He did not take the Vikings to a Super Bowl last year and he won't get them there again this year a year older.

Hands down the greatest quarterback physically of all time. Mentally? The guy is a flip flopping ego maniac and I will cry the day his name is on the wall at Lambeau. It's like divorcing your wife and marrying her sister. Just not right.

Can't wait to see what bone head play he makes this year to cost the Vikings a chance at the big gam.




Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:34 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

You call yourself "the eugene" and your telling someone to get over yourself? You are a tool. 



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:31 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

Sounds like you are a very bitter little boy to me. Better take a nap and don't forget you banky. You will feel better tomorrow maybe. Just don't bore us with you tantrums huh. 



Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:29 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

Does anyone read this crap for errors before you post it?

that , and (three of Favre's best friends on the ) were in Minnesota visiting Favre and urging him to either a) return to the team or b) just make up his freaking mind about playing in 2011.

They weren't in Minnesota visiting Favre. They were in Mississippi. Get it straight you assholes.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:27 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

You mean like they did last year? That was some good chewing by the losers in Dalass



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:26 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

Good for Farve, good for the Vikings, good for the NFL (except maybe the NFC North)!  I understand why so many people hate him, but I'll cheer for him til he (finally) retires.  Can you really blame someone for not wanting to do the same (essentially) training he's been doing since the conclusion of the Civil War?  Can these people seriously say they would attend meetings/training if they didn't really have to?  I know I wouldn't.  (And yes... I know this is not your typical situation.)  I think it's funny that those three went to convince Farve to come back.  In my opinion, it should have been guys that Farve has made better than they would be otherwise... such as Sidney Rice and Visanthe Shiancoe.  Ah well.  We'll just have to see what the final result is.





Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:26 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

Whet ever you just did    don't do it again.  



Since: Oct 14, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:23 pm
 

Report: Favre on plane, heading north, 'back in'

WGAF?


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