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SI’s Peter King Talks With Longwell About Favre’s Return

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 30, 2009 – 2:04 pm

Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King, who authors the popular Monday Morning Quarterback feature on si.com each week, currently has a piece on the magazine’s website about QB Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field this weekend.

Except this particular piece doesn’t contain a quote from Favre (wisely) downplaying the significance of his return. King spoke with Vikings K Ryan Longwell, who spent 9 years in Green Bay before joining the Vikings in 2006. The veteran kicker has experienced – to a lesser degree, no doubt – what Favre will experience this weekend in terms of returning to Green Bay as a member of the Vikings.

King does a nice job of relaying Longwell’s perspective on this weekend’s game and Favre’s return to Lambeau Field.

“Having been around him for so many big games, he always, always, always rises to the occasion,” Longwell told King. “He plays to an almost other-worldly level when things are against him. I think even though the pressure might be on him, he somehow channels it to be a positive. I don’t know … he has a way of making the impossible possible.”


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19 Responses to “SI’s Peter King Talks With Longwell About Favre’s Return”

  1. By john on Oct 30, 2009 | Reply

    Brett is just doing a job like we all do. He’s stepped up to the plate. It’s a sport. Why are we so willing to make more of it than it is?

  2. By Mike on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    Football is all about story lines and charachters etc just as much as it is about the game itself. Football is relatively pointless anyway other than the fact that it gives us something to enjoy on the weekends. As far as it is concerned however, Favre is a legend in the sport. So why not trump it up some? Its good entertainment and that ultimately is what it is all about.

  3. By Sheena1a on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    HEY BRETT….
    Good Luck Sunday, hope you kick butt bigtime, and hope Jared topples the Cabana Boy, Rodgers a bunch of times.
    Brett dont let those Green Bay Childish Fans Syke you out, cause that is what they are trying to do so you loose, Don’t let them, Play this game like its the last most important game of your life….
    Many in and around Green Bay are really rooting for you, despite the ones that don’t know how to grow up.
    Go Brett and Beat that Pack all the way…
    Love Ya…..Your Number One!!!!!!!

  4. By deann lee nelson on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    hey brett,
    good luck on sunday against the pack. your a vikings player now and dont let your feelings get in your way when you walk out on the field. go out and play hard and do the best you can. win this game and have a bye coming up and then come back and beat the lions on nov 15 and we will be looking great.
    we love our vikings and we want to go all the way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    love you all
    deann
    go vikes !!!!!!!!!!1

  5. By wisvikefan4 on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    Hey Brett, many of us ex-packer fans in Wis. are 100% behind you. We love the Vikings team and the mutual respect you guys all seem to have for each other. Just meet this challenge like you have all the others, with your great heart, courage and legendary skills. I sincerely hope you will show the world the level of play you still have in one superior package, and you lead our Vikings on to this victory. It doesn’t matter what all the analysts think, it’s what you leave out there on the field. Love you guys, go get that 7 and 1 !!!!!!

  6. By troy on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    packer fan 1st, brett fan 2nd, hate the viks 3rd go PACK

  7. By troy on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    Brett will really Cry after this beating

  8. By Barb on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    Hey, Troy. It’s ok to cry when you’re happy too! Go BRETT! Last Sunday was NFL Sunday in our church. My hubby and I faithfully wore our Green Bay shirts down here in Dallas Cowboy territory.. Hearing what GB wants to do to Farve we decided to throw them in the trash. Get over it!!! Being from WI myself, I got to wondering. . . . . maybe some of you up there have eaten so much cheese you now have “mold” on the brain. GO BRETT!!

  9. By Bob-o on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    Hey wisvikefan4, We true packer fan dont need your kind, so go root for your vikequeens.

  10. By MissButterfly on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    Go Brett and the Vikings!
    I think the Packers’ fans have gone way overboard on this one. If Green Bay had wanted #4, they’d still have him, so don’t begrudge him for playing for a team that wanted him.
    I hope the Vikings win the game big, but even if they lose, I still love Brett and the Vikings!

  11. By Mike on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    Go Vikes. Kick Butts in Greenbay!

  12. By PackCat on Oct 31, 2009 | Reply

    When the Pack loses again, will they have a funeral for TT & MM ???

    That I would love to see!

  13. By PackCat on Nov 1, 2009 | Reply

    Reading some of the Posts here, I sense the Packer Nation must be full of Republicans. It must be, because it is dwindling to insignificance just as fast.

  14. By purple08 on Nov 1, 2009 | Reply

    like favre is going to read all your gay posts. this is Peterson’s team!

  15. By Jodi on Nov 1, 2009 | Reply

    I have been a Vikings fan since I started watching football, almost 30 years. It wasn’t a choice to become a fan, but a tradition and also tradition to hate the Packers. Well, I hated the Packers until a guy named Brett Favre started playing and learned a whole new respect for the game of football. Sure, I still loved the rivalry, remember those games with Johnnie Randall and Favre jawwing at each other, but I loved the passion this quarterback played with. The Packers became my second favorite team and when the Vikings weren’t playing I was routing for the Pack. I hope the Packer fans remember what this man did for their franchise and show some respect for him today.

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