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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: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:59 pm
 

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

Don't think for a minute that Brett Favre's ego wasn't hurt when he did not hear too many mentions of his name during the Hall of Fame game last week on NBC and last night's pre season game on ESPN because it was hurt pretty badly. That explains why all of a sudden he is "back in".

Yes Brett life and the NFL will go on with or without you so get over yourself.




Since: Dec 6, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:53 pm
 

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

Did anyone really doubt that he would be coming back this year?  Did anyone watch how his season ended last year?  Do you think his ego isn't big enough to allow him to retire after throwing the interception that cost his team the Superbowl.  We all know he just is too old for the rigors of training camp.  If I was a Vikings fan I would be doing cartwheels hearing this news.  With Farve you are a contender, without Farve you don't even make the playoffs. 



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:50 pm
 

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

He took "IT" "OUT"?

NICE ONE!!





Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:46 pm
 

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

You are pretty on target with that statement Woods2319, Viking fans care, the only group that seems to be more into this story are Packer fans. 




Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:44 pm
 

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

I hope this media whore jag off takes some head-2-head contact.  This guy's only legacy is that he milked the media to get millions from these stupid teams and he still came up short.  This year, he will come up very short.  Seriously, this guys has turned douche bag with no return possible.  ..I.. Brett Favre, you self-important piece of shit.



Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:43 pm
 

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

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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:40 pm
 

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

Always knew the "Old Man" was coming back, as long as he's healthy hell play till your 50.  He's good for the game, Period.  I would like to see less soap opera and the media can go to hell for overkill year after year, but he will always be one of my all time fave Qb's.  Go Pack Go though!


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Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:38 pm
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Since: Jan 29, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:36 pm
 

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Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2010 3:35 pm
 

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

I can't say that.  Are you kidding?!?!  The only team worse in Super Bowls is Buffalo!   Minnesota will never win the Super Bowl, until it's the LA Vikings!  LOSERS!


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