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Favre, Forward-Thinking And Resiliency

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 25, 2010 – 2:35 pm

The Vikings held their final team meeting of the 2009 season this morning at Winter Park before everyone goes their separate ways for the offseason. Following the team meeting, the players grabbed belongings from their lockers and spoke with reporters before heading out.

Most of the players were asked first about QB Brett Favre, the season he had and their thoughts on whether he’ll return. Everyone who was asked about Favre’s potential return declined to speculate. But no one was gun shy in proclaiming how much the enjoyed playing with the 19-veteran and how much they noticed he enjoyed playing the game.

“I’ve learned a ton of things about defenses and how to read different situations,” C John Sullivan said. “Most of that stuff has come from him and the coaches, so it was a great situation for me as a young player this year.

“That guy loves this sport and, like I said, it rubs off on everybody else, not that we don’t all love it, too. But he takes it to another level. He has a lot of fun out there and that allows everybody else to have fun, too.”

K Ryan Longwell, who has been teammates with Favre both in Green Bay and in Minnesota, expressed similar sentiments while speaking with reporters. Longwell also mentioned that Favre and the Vikings had an “instant chemistry” once he joined the team and that it kept getting stronger as the season progressed.

WR Bernard Berrian, who had his best game of the season on Sunday night, said that after playing with him it’s easy to see why he’s such a respected player. LB Chad Greenway, who played against Favre for a couple of seasons before Favre joined the Purple, said that however much respect he had for Favre before this season, he has “10 times” that amount now.

Other players spoke to reporters about the message that head coach Brad Childress sent to his players during the team meeting. A big part of the message was about looking forward and not holding on too long to Sunday’s loss. S Tyrell Johnson said one thing he’ll take away from this season is the positives, such as the resiliency the Vikings showed in fighting through adversity and being in position to win the NFC Championship in spite of the odds being stacked against them.

The mood is always somber on this day because it’s the final day this Vikings team will ever be together. While many players will obviously be returning in 2010, everyone in the NFL knows that nothing is guaranteed and that this is, indeed, the final time this particular Vikings team will ever be together. When you’re a 12-4 bunch that was thisclose to advancing to the Super Bowl, this day is an especially hard one to get through.


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307 Responses to “Favre, Forward-Thinking And Resiliency”

  1. By Brett Favre Fan on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a Brett Favre fan for years, he is one of the toughest guys to play the game. He gets hit & keeps getting up.Even if he does retire, I hope the Vikings will bring him back in some way as he has some much to offer. It would be awsome to see him as a coach. I do hope this team stays the same next year, they have learned alot this season & can only improve from here. Good luck to you guys in the offseason & look forward to seeing you in the fall!!!!

  2. By Claytonbear on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    As a Packer fan, I am jealous that you have Favre and we no longer do. He is a class act and one heck of an athlete.

  3. By Springs on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Forward Thinking—–get that oil off your hands and hold on to the ball.
    Vikings fumbled this game away.
    Saints got reallllll lucky.

  4. By Renee on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    You guys had an awesome season!! Though, it was heart breaking in the end. I was at home sitting on my couch crying along with you guys. I hope Brett takes a couple of months to think over and get over this emotional loss before coming to any life changing decisions. He’s got a big heart and it needs to heal before he can make a decision he can stand by. Everyone stay healthy in the off season and I’ll see you in the fall!! SKOL VIKES!!!

  5. By purplehorn on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    It’s really tough to know that this team isn’t going to have the same people back next year. Other teams covet some of these players and will raid us in free agency. Some guys like Brett, Pat and maybe Jim Kleinsasser might retire. Injuries mostly will heal but guys like E.J. face an uphill battle. Big Pat and Brett both said it best- it is draining. I’m hoping this team hangs together for one more shot. If winning is the measure of fun- you guys had some good times this year. I will always remember this season as a great adventure. Thanks guys!!!

  6. By Steve (Eden Prairie) on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to let Brett Favre know that he is the best QB I have ever seen. Anyone who can bring a team together and make it to the NFC Championship game is great in my book. From the players to the coaching staff, I hope everyone stays around for next season. To me, the Minnesota Vikings are the best team in the league, regaurdless if we didn’t make it to the Superbowl. To the entire team & staff, I enjoyed watching all of you become a great team. As a Disabled Veteran, I understand what it takes to make a great team. So, to all of you, please stay together, shrug off the past and look forward to playing together next season. All of you are Great and I can’t say anything else that would describe the best team in the NFL. Stay tuff and look forward to next season.

  7. By Casey Cavanaugh on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    At mid-season, Favre claimed that the 2009 Vikings were better than the 1996 Packers. Now that the NFC dust has settled, we see that the 2009 Vikings are not as good as the 1996 Packers (Superbowl Champions) nor even the 1997 Packers (lost to the Broncos in Superbowl). As a Packer fan, many people have asked me about how I feel about Favre’s moove to the Vikings.

    I say great for Brett, bad for the Vikings. This will be a long off-season in Minneapolis.

  8. By Parker on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    20 Seasons Favre……we know you have it in you. You can do it.
    It was hard to lose to the Saints, but it would be hard to watch the Vikes on t.v. in a Superbowl.
    One more year….
    You can do it.
    The Vikes would be un-stoppable next year.

  9. By RJ on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Hang your heads high Vikes because you played a great season. Unfortunately everyone will remember the disappointing penalty and interception but you gave the fans a season of excitement and entertainment. Don’t put the blame on Farve because they would not have been playing in that championship game had it not been for him and the rest of the team. This team has jelled and we can only hope Farve and the rest of the team returns for another year of good football.

  10. By Amy on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I was absolutely sick for Brett Favre after the game. We love Brett Favre and wanted him to win for the Vikings in spite of our love for the Saints! I could barely sleep until during the night I heard broadcast of the tragedy in Haiti, I realized loosing a football game, loosing a completed pass, is not nearly as bad as loosing your family, home,or life. Unfortunately we’re not perfect, we all make mistakes, and Favre will overcome this tragedy. We all are blessed to be “able” to move ahead!

  11. By JeffyGumz on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    As a loyal Packer Fan, I can truly say Brett had an amazing year and I wish we still had him on our team. I wish Ted Thompson never let him go!! :’(
    He was never washed up and has proven that this season. I sure hope he comes back to play another season. Even though he’s getting old, watching him never does.

  12. By David O.N. Johnson on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    While I am disappointed that the Vikings did not make it to the Superbowl, this season was one of my favorites in the 48 years I have been a fan. Even in defeat, each of you put forth maximum effort. To see Brett Favre go back in the game after an injury like he sustained is the stuff of legends. In the beginning it was strange to see him in purple but by season’s end, it seemed that Brett Favre was meant to be a Viking. The knowledge and experience he has brought to the team will always be an inspiration for his teammates. I watched every minute of every game this season, and never enjoyed a season more than this year. I am already looking forward to next year and another great season.

  13. By Brenda Klaus on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to thank Brett Favre and the entire team for making this year fun to watch. You have made this a team that enjoys what they are doing and work together. I hope that Brett is back next year but remember what you have learned this year from him – enjoy the game and no one person is more important than the next. I have not watched the Vikings for over 5 years but got caught up in the whole atmosphere and did not miss watching a game.
    Thank you Brett and thank you to each member of the team

  14. By Lou Ann, Teri, Amanda & Anessa on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for a great season Vikings!! We are three generations of Vikings fans and try make it to a game each year. It was really a memorable year this year to see Brett Farve play!! We also want to thank Jared Allen for his support of JDRF. My granddaughter Amanda has Type 1 diabetes so we know what an important cause this is. So thank you Jared and to all of the Viking players for their support of different causes.

  15. By Jordon on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    So close!! I really hope Brett comes back for his final year, but that said, Vikings have got some problems that need addressing. Adrian Peterson absolutely has to get the fumbling problem under control, it has cost us games!! Our defense playing really good last couple of games has also been inconsistent, just look to Arizona, special teams pretty non-existent, and an offensive line that stinks it up a lot!!! I don’t think theres any other quarterback that has taken the beating this year that Favre has. After week 6 CBS Sports said Favre had been hit and sacked more then the Manning brothers combined!! Yeah Favre threw that last interception, should have never come down to that, but after not going for the FG, come on coaches, its Longwell and its in a dome. then 12 men on the field. A lot of mistakes long before that last play, you can’t put the ball on the ground. Whole lot of blame to go around, to much inconsistency all season, I hope Favre comes back for his last year, they have a real shot at the big one, but Childress wake up, you need to shore up that O line, lets get a real special teams coach and make our defense play like they played against Dallas for the whole game week in and week out.

  16. By Bigfan1 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    It’s really nice to see some class act Packer’s fans pay tribute to the man regardless where he’s playing. I never realized just how tough this guy was until last night. It was painful watching, I think there should’ve been many more roughing the passer calls. We all hope he comes back to lead the team next year, but whatever decision he makes it’ll be the right one.

  17. By m. andre on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I really enjoyed watching this season and following each of the games. It wasn’t until late in the season that I got the NFL Network on TV at home after switching to AT&T uVerse from cable. It helped me follow more post game, commentary and wrap-up. There were a lot of memorable positive plays this season, and I hope to see more great football next year. It would be good to have this team return pretty close to what it is today.

  18. By Don on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I really was never a Bret Favre fan, but what he did and contributed to the Vikings team this year, and the gutsy, “never give up” attitutde in the NFC Championship game gave me great respect for him. The hurt on Mrs. Favre’s face when Brett got hurt was emotional. Whatever decision is made by the family for his return is their’s and is to be accepted and respected. A split second decision whether to pass or run is just indicative of the pressures of the game and no blame should be rendered. “Who Dat” can keep leaning on their Katrina as justification for where they are; Vikes fans don’t lean on bridge collapse, floods or blizzards for justification. We’re all just good, happy and proud fans who always will support our team. Go Vikes! Good Luck Always!

  19. By Hornedhelm on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Great season guys. true warriors. THANK YOU! for a great season and I wish you all the best wherever that may be.

  20. By Hornedhelm on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I hope that our Offensive line coach has a better year next year. RUN BLOCKING!

  21. By Hornedhelm on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett don’t antaginize ove retirement this off season. have the doc fix your aches and pains and come back…we will welcome you.

  22. By Pete lincoln on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    To the entire team and coaches thank you for the most exciting season i have watched since i became a vikings fan! To brett keep your head up your a warrior,not too many qb’s can get hit the way you were and just get up and play thru it! You will always have my respect,if you stay or go your a great player,you brought out the best in each and every player on this team! sydney rice and you are chemistry…..if it hadnt been for you i honestly dont think he would have progressed at the rate and intensity that he did. I loved how after you took those big hits you came back with that smerk on your face…..brother you love the game and it shows.
    To adrian peterson you are on heck of a player! And when you loose the ball you come out and run twice as hard…..never loose that intensity. And you gave me the hardest luagh ever when i saw you walking around the sideline carrying a ball the whole time….priceless brother,you know what you need to do to be an even greater back but please dont dwell on fumbles because you had a great game dispite that.
    Chester taylor you are the most underated running back in the nfl you and adrian are the perfect pair! And you have the same intesity keep it up man because i love watching you get those screens and running it up the middle!
    My buddy winfield….man i used to bug you all day at bills training camp for autographs…dont know if you remember me but you gave me one of your gloves and signed it for me,never got to tell you how mch that meant to me. All i can say is keep sticking those recievers and you have the heart of a lion and you are one of the hardest hitting cb’s…respect
    sydney rice! All i can say is wow you are going to be one of the elite recievers in no time….and you catch everything thrown to you! I hope you make yourself a happy home with the vikings.
    The entire d line….. outstanding season! Hands down the best dline in football get those qb’s and keep making them pull a handfull of grass out of thier mouths on every play.
    And last but not least my pick for rookie of the year. Percy you are fast and you read the field great with you returning kicks and running the reverses you give the opposing coach’s a major headache.
    Keep your heads held high. You fought in the toughest game of most of your careers and some mistakes tied that up….but you fought harder,as a fan i cant ask more you put it on the field and played like it was the superbowl,dont worry now you had a taste of a title game lets go and grab that nfc title next season. You have grown into greatness and no overtime fieldgoal can take that away!

  23. By lizd on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for the great season. I know it didn’t end as you would have liked, but you did really well. That game should have been yours.

  24. By TW Vike on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Amen! Thanx to Brett & the rest of our VIKINGS! To the ones who dont like it, join another team! 40 YEARS DEDICATED!

  25. By Kim N on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    After all the grieving is done, I urge MN Vikings real fans to send expressions of appreciation to the ownership, management, coaching staff and all the players who helped create this special team. They gave us everything they had to give and almost everything we could have wanted. Most important, they’ve built an organization upon strength of character as well as talent. If they stick to that formula, they are winners, regardless of the outcome of a particular game.

  26. By BladRnr on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I just want to tell the entire team that it was a joy and pleasure watching you guys this year! I loved every minute, even when I was disappointed at times. Brett seemed to bring out the best in everyone and made the team better. You guys improved in every area. Though it was a terrible, heart-wrenching loss, you guys are the best. Can’t wait for next year! SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  27. By Steve bake on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Well brett you have always been amazing to watch. Ever since i been a little kid you been my favorite player. i hope you decide to come back one more year. you and this vikings team would be even better. you really was right you had nothing more to prove this season coming back… except for your love of the game! you once again prooved your country boy toughness last night takin them hits. there is no doubt in my mind you guys are the best football team out there.

  28. By Dthayer on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    My hats on the ground, my hats on the ground cuz we were lookin like fools when everybody disbelieved in favre this off season comin to MN. now everyone is a believer and wants him back.

    this man has earned the trust of MN people. they cheer him better then Green Bay does. who will stop at nothing to slash his reputation for losing the NFC champ game against the Giants and leaving them.

    Hes got heart. courage, and is admired. this is a true leader. i commend thee. favre. God Bless you!

  29. By ShoutDownCorner on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    All of us Cowboys fans watched the Vikings celebration after running up the score 34-3. I’m sure Brett felt like he owed us a beat down.

    We’ll all watch next year when our team visits again.

    Hopefully the “pants on the ground” favor will be returned.

  30. By Dthayer on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    shoutdowncorner

    you still lookin like a fool with your pants still on the ground. you scored 3 points. you still a fool.

  31. By Peter Mishek on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I enjoyed the entire Vikings season and I hope Mr. Favre returns to try again. He showed leadership, poise, and the fact that we remain human and capable of miscues at any age. He put the Vikings back on the sports page nationally and made them fun to watch again.

  32. By paul on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Viking fans now know, how Packer fans felt when good old #4 ripes there hearts out.

  33. By Dthayer on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Paul

    one thing he didnt teach you how to do is spell. you cant RIPE out a heart.

  34. By Debbie the Sportsgeekette on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    My daughter grew up loving Brett Favre, I was always a Raiders fan yes even back in 1977 when we won SB X1… But this past year I have found another team that stands for everything I fell in love with the Raiders back as a child… You gave a man that has a psssion and smarts of the game that is unlike many….. To watch him play has been a thrill… This season would not have been what it was if now for Brett Favre and not just for the Vikings for the NFL… NO ONE wants to see you go Brett… Give it one more shot… How many guys get hit hurt twisted pulled knocked every which way and then come back for more… I wonder what he was giving the offensive line for better protection… ;)

    The Vikings had plenty of chances to win that game, so no one especially Number 4 should take the sole blame or shame… It was a great team effort that just wasn’t meant to be today or yesterday…. There were so many good times, and smiles, and thrills and all that we all were blessed to have….

    Thanks Brett and the Vikings for all the hard work you played your hearts out and were betrayed by fate…. But you never gave up and I hope you never will….

    See you in the summer I hope!

  35. By TIM JOHNSON on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I JUST WANT TO SAY HOW GREAT EVEWRYBODY PLAYED THIS YEAR!!!! AND SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELVES !!!
    I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR!!! THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT SEASON !!!!!!!!!!!

    THANKS TJ & FAMILY

  36. By Antonio on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you to the 2009 Vikings. I am still a Packer fan but when Brett came to your city I couldn’t help but root for you guys and what I found was a team with a loty of heart.

    That NCF Championship most experts would agree that the Vikings outplayed the Saints but also outplayed themselves. A lot of second guessing will come as to the decision making on that last drive of the game, but one thing is clear, Minnesota hasn’t had the magic that Brett brought to your team in decades.

    It’s just inspiring to watch Brett play. Whether he wins the game or loses it, he gives it 100% and never makes excuses and never throws the blame to anyone but himself.

    I truly think there will never be a QB with that kind of heart. I felt so sorry for Brett that I couldn’t sleep last night.

    Brett, I hope you read these comments and understand that true football fans want you to keep playing. No one cares if you make mistakes as long as you play the game and give it all you got.

    Thank you Brett and the Vikings for a memorable season. It was fun and I hope to see it again in 2010.

  37. By Brian (cleveland ohio) on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I have followed Brett Favre since the beginning and loved every moment of it. While I have only followed the Vikings for one year, it was an amazing year for an amazing team. The team, the fans, the atmosphere, everything about this year was nothing short of incredible. I hope to see Brett again next year, and the Vikings as the Super Bowl champs!

  38. By Deb on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings you rock! Thanks for an awesome season. Hold your heads up high. Everyone of you should be proud of your season. Farve come back one more year and let’s get to the ultimate game, we can do it!!!!!!!!

  39. By paul g. kempczenski on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    took it really hard, drank myself to sleep.

  40. By Leanne on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a Vikings’ fan for 25 years and have had a bunch of highs and a bunch of lows. After hating the Packers for 25 years, it took all season for me to get behind the fact that Brett Favre was the new Vikings’ QB. However, after watching the game last night, I realized how wrong I was! It was agonizing to watch Brett get beat up so badly. Where was his pass protection? Where were the refs when he was getting all the late hits? In my heart and mind, the Vikings were the better team and will always be #1 in my heart!!! SKOL Vikings and I anxiously await next season. Please come back Brett!!

  41. By A Kolenovic on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been a BRETT FAVRE fan since I was 12 years old now I’m 26. I can’t believe the Vikings lost, but they gave us a brillant year brilliant playoff game against the cowboys and somewhat against the saints. Tell you the truth it kills me watching the legend not winning the game. He took a beating on the field all season long and just got right back up because he is the iron man on the football field even yesterday with a bruise thigh and swallon ankle he went right back in brought the team back down the field with his heart and love of the game. I’m a grown man and I have tears writing this he is worth watching him play for all those years Brett favre if you read this or anything please come back for another season. You have nothing to prove you are right, but we all including my wife wants to see you raise your hand up after you throw those touchdowns an run down the field celebrating the way you been doing for 19 glorious seasons

  42. By Stephanie on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    It’s great to hear teammates give Brett so much respect, considering all the hatred he’s gotten the past couple of years. It’s hurt so much to watch him get slandered by the media and hear people ridicule him. I’m so glad he had the year he had and it was so hard to watch the Vikings come so close, but they just couldn’t overcome all their mistakes even though they played better overall than the Saints. I felt so bad for all the players. Can’t give Brett enough credit for the gutsy performance he gave. watching his wife react during the game, I can’t help but think he won’t be back b/c his 40 year old body can only take so much of a beating. if he was younger I think it would be much more likely he’d be back (or if he had an offensive line like Peyton Manning). but if anyone could do it, it would be Brett. Vikings players can hold their heads high knowing they fought back and went into overtime in the NFC championship game. I guess that’s why it hurts so much, b/c they were so close.

  43. By bleed-purple on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett Favre you are welcome back anytime.Skol Vikesssssssssssss

  44. By nyjets2797 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favreee ONE MORE seasonnn…you still got it man.

    ONE MOREEEE

  45. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    IT WAS GREAT TALKING WITH EVERYONE THIS SEASON…HAD REAL FUN ON THIS SITE AS TRUE VIKING FANS YOU ALL ARE! BRETT…THANKS FOR EVERYTHING…YOU ARE A ONE OF A KIND! COME BACK………PLEASE! EVERYONE STAY SAFE THIS SPRING….AND WE WILL TALK AGAIN! GO VIKES!

  46. By jon on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to thank the best team in the NFL.I hope that Mr. favre will stick around you hleped this team to a great season and we will never forget it have a great offseason . VIKINGS ROCK GO COLTS KICK SOME SAINTS BUTT!!!!!!!!!

  47. By B Barninger on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you Vikings for an exciting and great season! You all played your hearts out and I am so proud of the accomplishments this year. Brett, you are a football idol to me. You are so genuine and love this game and give everything you have for the sport. I feel the pain that you felt yesterday with not going to the Super Bowl. Take your time with your wife and family as you make a decision as to whether to come back or retire. My prayers are with you as you come to a decision. I love to watch you play the game! You have a way of making the players around you play well and you have achieved a great chemistry with the team. Of course, I would love to have more of this team make it all the way next year.
    Thanks again to all the Vikings for the wonderful memories.

  48. By bleed-purple on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I can only emagine how good this offense could be with Brett at quarterback for another season. 1 st season as QB and they score second in the leage wow.

  49. By john on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks to all of you! What a season! It was all the fun!
    Do what you have to Brett. You’ll never be forgottin. Who could ask for more?

  50. By Eddie on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you to all the vikings staff and players…. A great year to say the least….. You guys made for some awesome Sundays @ my home and I can’t wait for next year!

  51. By joe on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    favre blew it knew he wood , retire yes ,no, maybe

  52. By Bruce on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    The Brady Rule was made for that high/low hit on Brett and the ref missed it or didn’t bother to call it. I have saw less severe hits on QBs get called all the time. I really felt bad for Brett when his legs got twisted around like a pretzel. It was painful to watch, but yet he cam back and played through the pain. He’s one class act and in my opinion the best all aorund QB to ever play the game! You could tell he loved playing with these guys and you never know, he might just come back next year for another try and this time I think they will go all the way!

  53. By PAVikesFan on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    We all know it. It is TOUGH being a Minnesota Vikings fan. There is no team in the NFL that comes remotely close to suffering agonizing, herat-breaking defeats like we do. And I think that’s why we love them so much, b/c we are not the Yankees of baseball, or the Lakers of basketball. Winning is not guaranteed and we dont take it for granted. In fact, we are the Chicago Cubs of football. That, in my opinion, is the ONLY other team in all of professional sports that can relate to disappointment, heartbreak, failure and absolutely crushing losses in the big games like we do. I ha-te to say this, but, we r a cur-sed franchise, no 2 ways about it. 0-4 in Super Bowls, lost our last 5 NFC championship games, were the first team in NFL history to go 15-1 and not make it to the Super Bowl, had a kicker who hadnt missed all season and misses the kick that would have clinched the game for us to get to the Super Bowl in 1998, lost a playoff game on a hail mary, and then to top it off, we fumble 7 times yesterday, #4 throws a pick when he hadnt been making those throws all season long, and does so at the most inopportune time. We sc-rew up when we get to their 33 yard line with the penalty. We are cur-sed, you cannot convince me otherwise. I’ve always thought we were, but I tried to convince myself we werent, but, after yesterday’s game, it’s the truth. Oh, and only 3 conference championship games have ever gone to OT. We lost 2 of the 3, and #4 also has lost 2 of the 3. So, to all the Chicago Cubs fans around our country and throughout the world: “I feel your pain. I know what it’s like, we all do”…..But, guess what, I’ll be the same fool next season who puts all my emotiona into watching this team and will end up with the same result again, BUT I wouldn’t want it any other way….I bl-eed purple and gold, thanks for the memories this season, and thanks to all us fans who came on here every week and slammed each other. See y’all next season!

  54. By Mike on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett Favre makes grown men cry. The guy has the biggest heart and not just only for football. The guys been married to the same women since high school,has overcome an addiction to pain killers, and would of been a special education teacher if football didn’t pan out. He also has done a ton of charitable work behind the scenes. All commendable things. He was a no-name second string qb. Once given his chance to start he seized it and at the same time captivated our hearts and minds.

    It was special watching him mentor his younger receiving core all year and absolutely heart wrenching watching him get slammed into the ground and only to get back up and under center despite the pain. There will be, were and are , great qb’s but there will never be another Favre. Thank you sir for the memories.

  55. By James Blevins on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I just want to say that I applaude the Vikings organization coaching staff and the players. What a class act from the front office to the practice squad trainers…Sure I am a bit upset about a few things but not bad for a first season QB. I have been watching NFL games since 1967 and in all my years of the sport one thing will always stand out to me and that is character, like the character of an aging Icon in the sport being headhunted and targeted for how good he is both on the field and off…I think the officiating crew should be suspended till say Arkansas plays Florida again cause the officiating was the same. Lousy at best. I mean how many times did Favre get leveled after the play to look for some kinda penalty or help from the officials…Kinda like a few weeks ago when that guy leveled another great QB Kurt Warner who was no where near making a play after being picked…Cheap shots go unnoticed in the league and it seems like the officials out there like seeing good guys finish last. Anyone can play dirty and New Orleans better think long term because playing clean takes guts…New Orleans well lets play ball and quit politicizing your city and lets quit using Haiti as a backdrop to what is really wrong with your team and your players, see ya in another 21 years…A persons character defines more than his ability to win…

  56. By Jenni on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    THANKS VIKINGS FOR A GREAT SEASON!!!! I hope you all have a great offseason and I can’t wait for next season! I am so proud of you all for playing your hearts out against the Saints! You guys played with class as always!

    Brett, I hope you come back next season, but will understand if you decide not to! Thanks for a great season, it has been the funnest one I have had! I am 34 years old and have been a VIKINGS fan since I was 7 years old!!! You are the best QB ever! And also the toughest! I’m sure your wife had a tough night last night too, I saw her reaction when you got that dirty high-low hit. You got guts man!!!! I hope you and your wife and kids and family have a great off season!
    If this was your last game, THANKS AGAIN!! I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU IN VIKINGS PURPLE!!!

    I have never been prouder to be a VIKINGS FAN!!!! SKOL VIKINGS IN 2010-2011!! ALSO, I’LL BE CHEERING OUR GUYS @ THE PRO-BOWL NEXT WEEKEND!!!

    LOVE MY VIKINGS!!!!!

  57. By Don on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been a Vikings fan since the late 60s. Last night’s game was a great one to watch. Too bad we lost. But the season was great. Thanks. I’m already looking forward to the next.

  58. By Val on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    THANKS Vikings, it has been a great run! Sometimes, the best team does not always win.

  59. By Trish on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for a great season, 12 & 4 is a lot to be proud of. Bret…you rock.

  60. By Patrick on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you Brett, i am a first year season ticket holder for the Vikes and my family and i have been blessed beyond belief, this season was special. Please come back Brett you are the best. Adrian reminds me of Ricky Waters except i believe AP fumbles more than Ricky; even after he fumbled three times coach Childress kept playing him and AP continued to hold the ball with one hand. it was a nail biter just watching him run as every time he held the ball i held my breath. Chester Taylor is a better running back.

  61. By Laurie on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett, I have never been more impressed with any athlete before. I hope you along with the rest of the Vikings players return next year. We can only go up from here. You have tought this team so much and WE NEED YOU. We love you Brett, please don’t desert us now.

  62. By Horacio Ramos on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Pants on the Ground….Pants on the ground!!!!……I’m still waiting for the nex Favre video singing “I did it MY WAY”…of course his final play AN INTERCEPTION…..game over…..jajajajajajajaja….LOOOOOOSSSSEEERRRSSSSS!!!!

  63. By Joe-Viking on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett Favre did all the Viking fans a big favor by throwing the interception. Winning this game would only delay the inevitable as Peyton Manning and crew would have sliced and diced the Vikes big time. Watch what they do to the Saints in the Super Bowl.

  64. By David on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Ive been a Viking fan my whole life. I havnt watched a game since they lost to the Falcons in the playoffs sum time ago. But this year was different, Brett Favre was the difference, he gave the Vikings the spark they been missing for years. I truely wish Brett returns to play one more year and the rest of the Vikings, and improve on what was a great year. Ive never in my life thought I would become so emotional attached to anything or anyone as I became to Brett Favre. Watching him play at the age of 40 and the love he puts into the game, even after people say hes washed up or to old to play the game. I truely was sadened to hear that he may not come back next season, I even shed a few tears (im 34yrs. old). For someone Ive never met but watched on tv this past season I was moved to watch how 1 person can have so much heart and affect so many people is priceless. Brett if you read these posts, I respect your decision. But you will be truely missed.

  65. By Ron Bryant on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    If Brett’s performance wasn’t one of the most dramatic example of courage, then I don’t know what courage is. To stand in there when the hits were coming at a rapid rate and with a lot of force takes more guts than most of us will ever have. On Harvin’s fumble, not only did he try to throw a block with a badly injured ankle, but he also dove among the Saints’ defenders who were trying to get the ball. Yes, the threw a big pick at the end of the game, but how many times did he bail out the team in that game when they needed a big play to make up for miscues. Not one of his best games, but he can be the QB for my Minnesota Vikings any time. One more time Brett, one more time!!!!

  66. By Josh on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    One more Brett!!! The Vikes will be there again next year but at home! The game was’nt lost by the pic. It was lost by the three turnovers in the red zone and then by a terrible pass interference call in OT and a dropped ball that was called a catch. Great season though! Hope everyone is back next year.

  67. By Sandy on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    As a Vikings fan since they came to Minnesota in the 60′s, I can’t remember a year that I have enjoyed more. Sure, I am disappointed with the loss, but the way our guys fought made me feel real proud of the “Purple”. Brett said it best, “any team can get beat on any given day”. Last Sunday was your day, yesterday was’t. And, so life goes.

    Thank you all for giving us such a great season, so many great games, and so many memories. Brett was the team leader that we have been missing for so many years, I hope he comes back as a player or a coach for us. He looks terrific in Purple.

  68. By Bob(vike fan from the days of Fran) on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I want to thank you Ziggy… what a great team to watch!!! Brad… you have my biggest respect, along with the rest of the coaching staff!!! Brett, Adrian, Sydney, Ryan, Percey, Vershante(sorry brother, I’m probably mispelled), Big Jim K., Mr. Sack-Jerrod, and all you SO LARGER THAN LIFE play-makers, all you guys, the secondardy, and the practice sqad… I love you guys… you’re MONSTERS of THE GAME!!!!!! I’ll be down for summer camp this year, a 1st for me, I have had so much fun watching, and listening this year. It was volitile, crazy, daring, cool! Alot of wild things worked… some didn’t… but what a great year to be a Vikes fan!!!!!!! : ) Brett what ever you decide… I can truly understand… you are a loved man by your family… and your family has gotten a whole lot bigger (got enough beer for the family reunion?)! Thanks Vikes for the most memorable season to date… you ARE no doubt… THE BEST OF THE BEST!!!!! Brad… THANKS COACH… can’ wait for next season! Bob

  69. By VikingoMexicano on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett thanks for the season and for the memories, at least return as a consultant to Mr.Chilly and his staff and tell them how to put a play with only 11 men, and help them polish Mr. TJack so he can be a good QB.

    By the way…. Horacio Ramos … “Chingas a tu madre”

  70. By Packers Shareholder on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. WIth respect to all the good vikings fans who are thanking Brett, His life and personality are not new. We in Green Bay had a chance to enjoy his passion for 16 years and still enjoyed it the last 2 seasons. You are in shock right now, but I had similar experience only it was 8:45 on a below zero night in Lambeau on metal bleachers with a stiff wind. Didn’t matter, still loved him. Have been telling everyone for years, best football player of all time. Top 3 QB in any conversation, but no question best football player EVER. Joe Namath guaranteed a Super bowl victory the week before the game. Favre guaranteed it 9 months before on the steps of a rehab center. Point is, you are opening your eyes to something we have known for a long time. There are a ton of Favre haters out there. When he is on your team and you open your minds, he will captivate you forever. Don’t get too attached, his beef is with Ted Thompson, the people of Green Bay named a street after him and half the boys born in 1997 are named Brett. We went to Mississippi to help out his neighbors after Katrina, we donated millions to his wifes charities, made his jersey the best selling jersey of all times and it was still number 2 when the Jets #4 was the top seller. Any bad vibes for Brett were because he went to the arch enemy at the urging of bevell. He didn’t understand cause he is in another world. In five years all will be forgiven. He will be only the 6th player to have his number retired and join the other 21 Packers in the Hall of Fame in what will be the Packers 95th year. Glad you enjoyed him, I wish others could be invested in him and see what an unbeleivable story he is.

    Packer Fan since 1960

  71. By truth above all on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    classless finish – to a classless player – from a classless organization.

  72. By Packers Shareholder on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Isn’t blogging great. You can say rude, horrible things and hide behind a screen name like a coward.

  73. By Rick Stump on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you so much Brett Favre. You truly are the greatest because of yor passion for the game. Thank you for proving to Ted Thompson that letting you go was truly a big time mistake. I hope you read these posts and know that not only do Favre fans want you back but the game needs you back!!!!!!!

  74. By Dee on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you, Brett. You helped remember all the reasons I’ve loved football for 40+ years. Heal quickly — that was a dispicable hit from some dispicable men. Please return to the Vikings. Many of us in Virginia adore you and are in awe of you.

  75. By Dee on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    to TRUTH ABOVE ALL — that’s exactly what I would expect from Packers fan, or, perhaps a Saints fan??

  76. By Packers Shareholder on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    to Dee, using the word classless, I’m betting cowboy fan.

  77. By Joy Ollier on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I have always been a Packer fan, but I followed Favre over to the Vikings. I have learned to love the entire team this season. It was a heartbreaking loss due to many factors. I really hate the overtime rule leaving something as big as the fate of a championship game to the luck of a coin toss. The college rule is much better.That said, I really respect Mr. Favre and love to watch him play. I really hope that he and his family decide in favor of another year with the Vikings!

  78. By bert plotts on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    you guys are the best team in the nfl no matter the score brett don’t leave if you don’t want to play stay and be the qb coach . but i think you have a few more great years in that arm. play for the love of the game not the ring . you don’t need a nother ring to prove you are the best .because you prove it on the field this team looks better than ever .

  79. By mark Sangston on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favre had a tremendous year and I truly hope that he returns to give us Viking fans another exciting one. He is definitely one of, if not the best quarterbacks of all time. Go Vikings! Superbowl 2011!

  80. By colleen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    There is not enough being said about the offensive line and how they failed to protect their quarterback over and over again. I’m a huge Brett Favre fan and root for the team he plays for. I loved rooting for the Vikings this year and would really like to do so again next year. Please Brett come back to Minnesota and give it another shot. You play because you love the game. I watch because the game is much better when you’re a part of it!!

  81. By Brandon Dahl on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    As i sit here heart broken still, Iam at a loss for words. My AVATAR syndrome started saturday and is still going a day after we have already lost. Anyone that listens to KFAN knows the whole avatar syndrome. Reading these posts have made me feel much better though. All i have heard is how Brett Favre lost that game and made a bad decision as always, according to the media anyway. Until I came here and seen the true spirit of the vikings. Us, the fans.

    This truely was a remarkable season by the purple. I congratulate and thank all members of this organization top to bottom. This expierence was something i couldnt have dreamed of. I know iam repeating everyone on here but you guys played your hearts out and left it all on the field. Thats heart, courage and everything else thats right about a team playing to win.

    I still cant think straight IAM TOO EMOTIONALLY DRAINED. LOL. I wont say what i want here in length since everyone already has but THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE 2009 MINNESOTA VIKINGS for a great season, lots of memories and most of all a football team that gave it their all and showed what the Vikings are all about.

    To anyone that feels this wasnt good enough. Look at super bowl history, only half the teams in the league have even been to one. Theres nothing short or bad about losing in the championship game, it happens. It still takes an elite team to get there and to play the way we did.

    One last thing for good old #4. I hated, but still respected, you as a packer, for one reason. You were on the other team and not mine. I have never seen some one play with the heart and desire you have played every down with. I thank you for the opportunity to watch that first hand without having to root against you. I hope that i see one more year of greatness in purple.

    You still got it in you. You can still play with the best of em. Show us Vikings fans that Heart of a Lion one more time. Come on You can do it.

    Peace out for the 2009 season
    Go purple!

  82. By Kathy Jones Hovis on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    As a Saints fan, I have always pulled for Bret, but had to pull against him in this game, but it was hard. he is a great player and I love to watch him play. My heart broke when he got hurt. I am from biloxi mississippi and my entire family is Brett
    Favre fans. Hope he comes back.

  83. By Erik the Red on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a Vikings fan for a mere 5 years, each year growing more devoted to this team. I was crushed after the loss to the Saints this Sunday, and was quick to blame the loss on Favre. I woke up in the early morning and could not sleep for about an hour, just thinking about the loss, and becoming even more angry with each passing moment. As I went through the school day, I got the normal smack talk. Fortunately I ran into those few Saints fans who admitted to how lucky they had been. After that day at school I began to take back what I had thought about Favre. We probably would have never made it that far without him, along with the rest of our team working together as a whole. I hope that Favre does not retire and gives it one last shot, because I believe that if the Vikings can stick together as a team, we have a good chance of doing just as well, or even better. So come on Vikes! Don’t lose hope! You guys are great. And don’t let anyone tell you you can’t play, because we all know you can.
    - And yes, there are many of us Virginian’s who are in awe of you and how you play.

  84. By Mike Raymond on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thank You for the most exciting season I’ve seen in years. Being a Vermont Viking fan is tough with all these Pats fans. Brett was definitely the missing piece of the puzzle. The man has a heart of a lion. It is so obvious how much he loves playing and how much the game means to him. I hope he has one more year in him to lead our Vikes. Whatever he decides will be right. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you so much Brett. You are a class act!!!

  85. By scott on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks Brett for throwing that interception, I knew you were still a Packer at heart and a bigger thanks from the Packer nation.

  86. By Ginger Taff on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    There aren’t words to express what this 2009 Vikings team has meant to me, my family and the Minnesota Fans. Having so much talent, Brad KNEW we needed a veteran of Brett’s cabiler. What we didn’t realize was the great enthusiasm and boyish wonder Brett would bring to the game – that’s it – GAME! He won me over immediately – Brett, our Packer Rival – in Purple – when he took the young players aside to coach them, encourage them and ‘show’ them this game he loves so much. With great humility he led this fantastic group of guys – ALL of them – as a team through the most memorable season. I’m 63, veteran season ticket holder who closed the MET, and opened the DOME. This season has been the BEST. Please enjoy the memories, watch the great films – I will – and rest up. SEE YOU ALL NEXT SEASON – Brett and Deanna too!! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! Ginger

  87. By Mike Scaminaci on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    What a game!! I’m a rarity – a Chicago native who is a dedicated Packers fan, but who this year pulled for the Vikings with legitimate dedication. I’m a Favre fan – and at the beginning of the season that was the ONLY reason I would consider wearing purple. Well, now I know I’ll never hate the Vikings again – and in fact will be pulling for them as well. I’m now a fan of Harvin, Berrian, Rice, Allen, and the whole team. It was a fantastic season led by a class act in Brett Favre. Yeah, it did remind me of that fateful pass I saw him throw in Lambeau against the Giants…but he gets in situations like that because he’s a true warrier on the field and he gives all he can. He plays to win. I truly hope he returns next year…or come back to the Packers!!!

  88. By vike fan in utah on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a vikes fan for 20 years we have had some great teams but I knew when we signed Brett our team was going to have a great season he is a play maker. And what about the season that Rice had he plays like Moss but doesnt give up. Thank you Brett you are truly one of the greatest players to ever play the game. You gave this team what they were missing a quarterback and a leader.

  89. By Viking-ology on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    This is the first season in many years that I felt like we could beat anyone (without trying to kid myself) Favre made the game enjoyable-and showed all how to play at a high level, because thats what it takes if were ever going to win a Superbowl. Great year Vikes! I’ll be right there with you next year.

  90. By Alan Pagel on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I was very sad about hte loss to the saints. I do hope Brett returns if not as a quarterback but as a coach to help with the QBs we have or will aquire in the off season. As I am reading the blogs I see he is really an upstanding good guy and has a heart of gold.

  91. By scott on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    you viking fan keep saying what a great season and how you can’t wait tell next year i have news for you next season it will be THE LOS ANGELES VIKINGS ziggy go for the big bucks in the big market! and a new house to play in, you tight wads in mn. won’t build him one, yes the la vikes its gotta nice sound to it don’t you think.

  92. By JULIE on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Just wanted to say that this was such a great year for you all.I have always been a packer fan until they did not want Brett anymore.I followed him for the last two years giving up my packer didication,even though it was hard at first getting use to wearing purple but I wore it proud with that #4 at heart.He gave 100% at all times and set such a high standard for the qbs to come.Brett you deserved the MVP but in all of our eyes you are the MVP.Please come back one more year so the excitement can continue.You all were great this year.Thank You

  93. By Anthony Guzman on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Being from the Los Angeles/San Bernardino area meeting Ron Yary 30+ yrs ago when I was a high school linemen, hade me watching the Vikings and being a “semi” fan….if you will….then losing the Rams………then losing the Raiders…………Then becoming a season ticket holder cheering the Avengers-Arena ball, THAT WENT UNDER!…. Now Season ticket holder of USC football (FIGHT ON!) When asked who was my pro team favorite and proudly saying “THE VIKINGS!” for the last 10 yrs….my Southern California sports buddies wondered why I searched up and down the channels trying find the Vikings in our So. Cal. football TV range of avaliable games to see. missed alot of games!!!..I watched the different coaching staffs try to take the Viks in the right direction..remembering Tarkenton toss the deep ball, wondering when we will rise to the top, My wife and I flew to Minnisota last week to the Vikings/cowboys game only because Farve is a living legend, He took the team to the next level, something I was hoping Tobias Jackson would do… but..would not see this year….. Farve is beyond the discipline and looking at the game from a angle not tooo many players will ever achieve (in my own opinion) I believe he should retire only and only because expecting him to come back 1 more time and the possibilityof him really getting hurt bad would only make me feel that we were hoping for a miracle….this game is not a game of nice guys out for a weekend of pickup ball…the D’s primarily directive is to get into the QB’s mind and rush his decisions…to do that you have to put the stick on him…I always admire a scrambling QB…gives a added dimension….Farve cannot scramble and depends on good pass blocking which he received most of the time…..he should stay with us….become a Head Coach….at that position he could still give the game his insight……..but that is only my opinion….

  94. By Lori on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a Vikings fan since I was a kid and I’m in my 40′s now. Our kids grew up Vikings fans…we love football season! We live in SD and have made it to a few games over the years.

    I just want to say thanks for such a great season to all the players, and especially to Brett Favre. You won all of us questioning (a Packer?) die-hard Vikings fans over your first game and throughout the season you showed what a class act you are. It has truly been an honor this season watching you play and watching the other guys on the team become so much better.

    Last nights loss was heart breaking, yes. But we wouldn’t have gotten that far without you Favre. You didn’t blow it….you gave us an incredible season and you gave it everything you got, every game all season long. We all appreciate you and the whole team so much. It has been so fun this season…thanks for The Dance.

  95. By Nancy on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett, after hearing about Tiger Woods, it cemented the fact that it is dangerous to hold certain figures in high esteem….but I struggle with how much I just love the daylights out of you because you seem to inspire every one around you…but I do think YOU are one of the few sports figures that can be looked up to. I don’t worship you, I just adore the heck out of you. I live in Wisconsin and I am not a huge Packer fan, just mediocre…and I guess I proved it when my heart and my attention followed you to New York and Minnesota. I just don’t know how I can watch football without you…19 years of you, I just don’t let go of things very well either, so that makes it worse. You will have to let go of the game, or at least playing it. That day HAS to come. I guess you gave me a whole set of new guys to watch in the coming years from this year’s Vikings team…a team I never thought I would be interested in. All of you Vikings should be proud of yourself and I believe everything happens for a reason and you all came into each other’s lives this year and I think you will all be better men for it. SALUTE!!

  96. By Nate F. on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t want to make excuses but there were some clean hits against the quarterback and then there were some late ones. Saints did play to knock out the QB because they know that was their best way to win. We seen them knock out Kurt Warner out the game. I hope Peyton Manning watches the Saints last two games because they will be trying to end his career early as well.

    I’m not a colts fan but I don’t want the cinderella story falling for the Saints. Should’ve been us but oh well. Next year Sage better step up and T Jack too.

    Favre is retiring guys. Him and his wife were in tears after this I don’t think they want to go through that again. Suprisingly the man made it through 18 games when no one thought he could.

  97. By 35yrVikingFan on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I’m 40, the same age as Brett, and I’ve been a diehard Viking fan since age 5. I’ve watched Viking Super Bowl losses, Viking NFC championship losses, and seen pretty much every Viking up and down for the last 35yrs. Joys as a boy. Hearbreaks as a boy. Joys as a man. Heartbreaks as a man.

    Every human being is a spirit, has a soul, and lives in a body. These are the three core parts of each of us.

    Before this year, Brett mainly drove me crazy–as I watched him pick apart my Vikings so many times.

    This year, I saw that he is divine in spirit, he is genuine in soul, and he continues to be strong in body–even at the ripe old age of 40 that I share with him.

    Pray, rest, consider the thoughts and concerns of your family, and listen to the still small voice inside your heart this offseason, #4!

    That’s all you need to do to know what the chosen path will be for you in August…

    Your spirit will never die, your genuine soul will never give up, and your strong body will be even more prepared at age 41 to make history by leading the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl in 2011, Brett Favre! :)

    “Be still, let go, cease striving, relax, and know that the Almighty will let you know what you must do.” (My Psalm 46:10 paraphrase for Brett Favre, now beloved in the hearts of true Minnesota Viking fans forever…)

    We, those who bleed purple, believe in faith, in family, and in freedom–and we also believe in you, Brett Favre!!

    God Bless you as you enjoy the rest and relaxation you so greatly deserve in the offseason! Thanks for leading a great 2009 Viking team on the field!! And we, Viking Nation, will welcome you back as the family member you are at any time you feel moved by your spirit to return to us!!!

  98. By Nate F. on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I hope he comes back to help Sage and Tavaris. I’ve watched Favre for years and I’ve never believed he would retire all of the times he said he would even after the Greenbay loss and when his arm gave up on him when he was on the Jets. But it would be good to see him on the sidelines helping out our Sage and Tavaris.

  99. By Nate F. on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think this is it though for Favre. I just hope if he wants to play please no more misleading the viewers. It’s great for ratings for NFL network with the whole Favre Watch but I truly believe this is it. His bestfriend Steve Mariucci doesn’t even think he’s going to change his mind. This was our year man. If we can just take back just ONE of those fumbles. The Saints scored on both (if you count the one before the 2nd half because the Saints got the ball back)

  100. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Brett..PANTS ON THE GROUND, PANTS ON THE GROUND!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA PEEEEEAAAACCCCEEEE OLD MAN!!! AINT NO FUN WHEN THE COWBOYS GOT THE GUN!!! PANTS ON THE GROUND, BRETT WAS ON THE GROUND, BRETT WAS ON THE GROUND, LOOKIN LIKE A FOOL WITH HIS PANTS ON THE GROUND!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  101. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    BRETT KILLED YA’LL FOR YEARS AND NOW YA’LL LOVE BRETT???? WOW YOU GUYS REALLY ARE DESPERATE FOR A WIN THAT YOU’LD SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE VIKES “DEVIL” IN THE FORM OF BRETT FAVRE!?!?!? BOO HOOO JUST REMEMBER WHAT YOU SAID BRETT…PANTS ON THE GROUND PANTS ON THE GROUND!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  102. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    AND RUN THAT SCORE UP YOU OLD GEEZER!!! PANTS ON THE GROUND PANTS ON THE GROUND NOW GO SIT ON YOUR TRACTOR WITH YOUR PANTS ON THE GROUND!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA PANTS ON THE GROUND PANTS ON THE GROUND

  103. By Dinga on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    This is the first year I watched Brett Favre play football, so as a reborn vikings fan I was very fortunate. I lost interest in Football right after the Bradshaw, Staubach and Tarkenton days, so as a youngster I got a good dose of football. But after watching Favre play this season the one thing I noticed , Brett had over all the other legends was Heart and a strong passion for the game. THAT Kicks Ass over every stat out there.. Sunday night I watched a very cheap Saints football Defense try to break Favre’s will, by taking cheap shots at him, they never sacked him(I watched that same D cheap shot Warner the week before), they dam near crippled him but Brett came back to finish the game. I’m wondering if that D can sleep at night LOL, knowing they got spanked by a 40 year old QB. BigMac says “Brett is too Gangsta to leave the game hurt” LOL I and a million other fans agree. I’ve listened to a number of Monday morning quarterbacks ->reporters, criticize Brett for coming back and the season was a failure. I watched an Early Retired football Player joke about how the Saints defenders were going to remind Mr.Favre how old he really was and that he should have stayed retired (that’s humor I guess o.O). But don’t worry, us fans know the doubters all want a piece of what Favre has and the very thing that drives Brett cannot be taken away by pile driving him into the ground, or a helmet spear to the chest (he’ll keep coming back for more). For the ones that do understand what Brett is about and share the same spirit were in the locker room today telling reporters that they hope Brett decides to come back 4 another year. I listened to coach say he was proud to have Brett play in purple and gold, and will give him time so he can make his decision. So I still don’t see the failure :) and I do hope Favre comes back for one more year, we all know what his Heart will tell him. :) SKOL VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    O one more thing if Brett decides to retire the Vikings should retire the No.4 Jersey, thank you

  104. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    PANTS ON THE GROUN PANTS ON THE GROUND…….

  105. By Duncan BC Vikes Fan on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Damon Allan the all time professional passing yards leader in all football played twenty odd years in the CFL. He won a Grey Cup in 2004 for my Toronto Argonauts at the age of 41. Much like Brett he was known not only plenty of completions but picks. Like Brett he played great while hitting 40. He played until he was 44. Yes he is the youngest brother of Marcus Allan.

    So Brett your still young, give it at least one more year.

  106. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett was LOOKIN LIKE A FOOL WITH HIS PANTS ON THE GROUND

  107. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    Hope you come back Brett. You were unbelievable to watch this year and I know if you come back next year you will be much better to watch. I hope you have one more year in you. You made this team come together closer than ever before. I never seen this team look like this before. I would really love to watch you play for the Vikings again next year. Just remember you had to do what you had to do in that game and us true Vikings fans know that. Please come back next season. Anything else thank you for the outstanding season with the Vikings. Vikings are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  108. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    PANTS ON THE GROUND BABY…PANTS ON THE GROUND….AINT NO FUN WHEN THE COWBOYS GOT THE GUN HUH??? PANTS…ON…THE…GROUND!!!!!!

  109. By Karl Buhr on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    What an incredible honor to have Brett Favre at the helm of our team this past season!! I sure hope he decides to come back next year! He showed that he is one of the most incredible athletes ever……in any sport.
    Brett is an absolute class act, and will be a very tough act to follow if he decides to retire.
    Also, thanks to the rest of the Vikings for a great season! Great defense and a great supporting cast for Brett.
    thanks again!!!

  110. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    VIKES ARE THE BEST??? YEAH RIGHT!!!! YOU MUST SAY THAT CAUSE YALL GT ALL THEM LOMBARDI’S HUH??? NOT!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH

  111. By Mohave on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    MOAB, I BET YOUR DADDY FOUGHT ALL YOUR FIGHTS FOR YOU TOO HEY!

    I GUESS IT TOOK THE COWBOY’S DADDY (THE SAINTS) TO BEAT UP ON FAVRE SINCE THE COWGIRLS COULDN’T DO IT. GET OFF OUR BLOG AND GOING CRY IT OUT WITH BROOKING.

  112. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    TRUE VIKINGS FANS???? HAHAHAHA AND YOU LOVE BRETT FARVE AFTER HE KILLED YALL FOR 15 YEARS!!??!!?? WOW SELL YOUR SOULS HUH?? HEY, SELL ME YOUR WIFE WHILE YOUR AT IT?!?! PANTS ON THE GROUND BRETT…PANTS ON THE GROUND

  113. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    COWBOYS BEAT THE SAINTS, DUMD ASS

  114. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    SORRY I USED MY VIKES SPELL CHECK, I MEANT DUMB ASS!!!

  115. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    IS BRETT’S PANTS STILL ON THE GROUND??? HAHAHAHAHAHA

  116. By Mohave on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    MOAB “DUMD” IS SPELLED “DUMB”, DUMD ASS

  117. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    better than you cowboy fans out there that you just dwell on the past just because we scored more points than you P@#$$ Cowgirls did. Go to Brookings and suck it that is all you cowgirls are good for. Now get off our blog

  118. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    DO THE VIKES HAVE ANY CHAMPIONSHIPS??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  119. By Nate F. on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I bet Brooking is the one posting in here. Dallas you had no chance you lost weeks ago. Why are you here? I don;t even see that many Saints fans here and most of them are way more pleasant than you guys. 5 Rings WOWWWWW but how long ago was that? 15 years? 17, 20 years ago? You’re not a winning team now and that’s all that matters

  120. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    BRETT SUCKED IT WITH HIS PANTS ON THE GROUND THOUGH!!! HAHAHAHAHA

  121. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    It was not the Vikings spell check it actually proves that you texans can not spell and have no education down there. keep drinking the water it might make you more dumb

  122. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    ZERO RINGS…..WOW!!! JUST GIVE IT UP

  123. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    KEEP HAVING SEX WITH YOUR COUSINS AND SISTER IN MINNESOTA WHY DON’T YA!!! YEEEEAAHHHH

  124. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    does the Cowboys have a SB ring with the players now no that is right you guys could not even make it to the playoff for how many years?lmao

  125. By Mike Bennett on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    VIKING FAN FOR LIFE! Just hope this loss doesn’t affect them staying in minnesota and getting a new stadium

  126. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think that is a southern thing not a northern thing

  127. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    DOES THE VIKES HAVE ANY PLAYERS THAT HELPED WIN YA’LL RINGS ANYWHERE??? NO CAUSE THEY NEVER WON, EEEEEEVVVVVEEEEERRRRR

  128. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    true but that does not change the fact that your cowgirls could not make it either and they never will why cause the Vikings will ALWAYS

  129. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    YOU MEAN TO TELL ME YOU VIKING FANS NEVER WON EVEN JUST ONE SUPER BOWL???? EVER EVER??? HAHAHAHAHAHAH YALL SHOULD JUST JUMP IN ONE OF THOSE LAKES!?!?!

  130. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    stop them from getting one

  131. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    YEAH THE VIKES WILL CAUSE THEY ALWAYS WIN THE SUPER BOWL………..LOL HAHAHAHAHAHAH SIKE

  132. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    yeah and you cowgirl should keep drinking the water it might make your sister look good

  133. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    YALL STOP YOURSELVES EVERY SINCE YALL BEEN IN EXSISTANCE

  134. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    NOT ONE SUPER BOWL?????

  135. By Moab73 on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    EVER??????

  136. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    what is that that is calling……………………………..34-3 lmao
    Cowgirls suck

  137. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    WE GAVE YALL HERSHALL WALKER, HOW’D THAT TURN OUT???

  138. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    AND WHAT THAT GET YALL, A SUPER BOWL RING….FINALLY??? NOPE!!! STILL WAITIN HUH???

  139. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    34-3
    34-3
    34-3
    Keep crying

  140. By Mike Bennett on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    cowboys are g..a…y..

  141. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    34-3
    CRYBABIES

  142. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    PAINTS ON THE GROUND PANTS ON THE GROUND……HAHAHAHAHA

  143. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    YEAH TRUE PANTS ON THE GROUND PANTS ON THE GROUND THE COWGIRLS HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER ROUND

  144. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    VIKES ARE GAY CAUSE THEY LOVE THE GUY(FAVRE) THAT KILLED THEM FOR YEARS AND NOW YALL LOVE HIM?!?! WOW YOU LOVE A GUY THAT ABUSED YOU FOR YEARS!!! THATS SICK MAN AND SUPER GAY!!!

  145. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    YALL WAITIN ANOTHER ROUND AND STILL WAITING ON THAT CHAMPIONSHIP TOO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  146. By Mike Bennett on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    yeah pants on the ground from the vikings ra_pi_ng the cowboys 34-3

  147. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    MAYBE YALL COLORS ARE PURPLE FOR HOLDING YOUR BREATH WAITON ON A CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!

  148. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    AT LEAST WE MAKE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS, LMAO

  149. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    NOT ONE CHAMPIONSHIP IN ALL THE YEARS YALL BEEN IN EXSISTANCE HUH??? NOT ONE??? NOTHING NODDA ZIP ZILCH!!!!

  150. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    AND LOSE EVERYTIME BEFORE THE BIG GAME

  151. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    34-3

  152. By magnumdr on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    The only reason that the Vikings lost is because of the cheating referees

  153. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    PLAYOFFS!!! PLAYOFFS!!! DONT TALK TO ME ABOUT PLAYOFFS!!! WHERES YOU SUPER BOWLS????

  154. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    at least we can make it to the nfc championship lmao
    34-3

  155. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    AND HOW OLD BRETT IS CAUSE HE’s FALLIN AND CANT GET UP!!!

  156. By Mike Bennett on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    50% of cowboys fans are just bandwagon fans all over America cuz they used to be good and liked there jerseys. were 100% loyal die hard fans

  157. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    where is your SB with your players now?

  158. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    AND LOSE…..AGAIN, AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN>>>>

  159. By Stephanie Soucek on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I’m pretty sure Brett won’t be back. He looked so beat up and worn out after the game. I don’t know if his wife could handle another season of hoping he doesn’t get killed. He gave it his absolute best every game and it’s incredible he played that way at 40 years old. I’ve also heard him say that he wouldn’t want to coach in the NFL b/c it takes so much work…even more studying film and stuff than players and I think he wants to not be stressed out, at least for a while. again, great season and I used to cheer for the Packers but it hurt to much to see the way they treated him, including some of the Packer fans. I have grown to love a lot of the Vikings players and thank them for giving Brett a chance and showing him some love. he needed that. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the other players on the team…some outstanding guys.

  160. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Romo could not get off the ground in Minnesota

  161. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    WHERE IS YOUR SUPER BOWL EVER???

  162. By Nate F. on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    ..

  163. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    AND THE VIKES COULDNT GET OFF TO A SUPER BOWL WIN, EVER

  164. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    no playoffs
    cowgirls are playoff losers
    34-3

  165. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    SERIOUSLY, YALL NEVER WON???? EVER EVER??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  166. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    VIKES ARE PLAYOFF LOSERS AND SUPER BOWL HAVE NOTS

  167. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    SERIOUSLY YOU ALL LOST 34-3
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

  168. By Mike Bennett on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    this guys got a pretty good argument…(Moab73)

  169. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    WANT ME TO TELL YALL WHAT A LOMBARDI LOOKS LIKE??

  170. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    seriously you want to talk about SB…….. why talk you cowgirls can not do it now

  171. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    YOU GUYS PROBABLY THINK THE LOMBARDI TROPHY IS LIKE A UNICORN…THEY DONT EXIST!!

  172. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    BUT WE HAVE….YALL NEVER HAD, EVER

  173. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Cowgirls like to stay in the past why is that?

  174. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    YOU GUYS HAVE NO PAST OR FUTURE…BACK TO TAVARIS BABY

  175. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    that is right that is the only thing that they can be proud of

  176. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    34-3 crybabies

  177. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    OUR HISTORY SHOWS WE ARE ELITE IN THE NFL, YALL….NOONE KNOWS YALL ARE EVEN IN THE LEAUGE CAUSE THERE IS NO LOMBARDI PROOF!!

  178. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    there is the past again

  179. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    what does yall mean. it sounds like a donkey trying to talk
    that must mean that the cowgirls are @#$%%@#$@

  180. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    WE HAVE MORE HOF’ERS THAN ANY TEAM, WE HAVE A BILLION + STADIUM AND MORE SUPER BOWL APPEARENCES THAN ANY TEAM IN NFL HISTORY…BY THE WAY….WE HAVE 5 SUPER BOWLS IN THAT BILLION DOLLAR STADIUM OFFICE OF MR. JERRY JONES!!! HOW THAT FOR YOU LOMBARDI HAVE NOTS?!?!

  181. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    hey donkey i think your mother is calling

  182. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    NO SUPER BOWLS MEAN…VIKES ARE ONE OF 4-5 TEAMS THAT DONT COUNT IN NFL HISTORY!!!

  183. By Stephanie Soucek on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I just want to say that I truly appreciate all the Vikings fans who have supported Brett even though it may have been hard at first. I’ve been a Packer fan my whole life, but I’m completely embarrassed by the way some of them have treated Brett and his family. Vikings fans are a class act and it’s great to see you showing your team and Brett some love even after a tough loss. I thought Packer fans were better, guess I was wrong.

  184. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    hey donkey i think your mother is calling
    she is waiting for another

  185. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    BY THE WAY….YOU KNOW THE VIKES ARE GONNA LEAVE MINNESOTA IN THE NEAR FUTURE RIGHT??? ITS NON SUCCESSFUL TO KEEP IT RUNNING!!!

  186. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    moab your mothers calling

  187. By Moab72 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Moab73 come home and have sex with your sister – that way Moab73.5 will have a half-wit brother to go along with his half-wit father….lame DB

  188. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    NO SUPER BOWLS EVER!!! WHATS STOPPING THE OWNER FROM OFFING HIMSELF???

  189. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    your mother is still upset about the 34-3 loss she needs to have something to get her mind off of it……yall

  190. By Moab72 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Moab73 get in the house and quit having sex with the cows….your sis needs some lovin!

  191. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    THATS WHAT HAPPENS IN MINNESOTA RIGHT??? THAT AND THE BI-RACIAL AFFAIRES RIGHT??

  192. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    the kid would come out half dumb and the other a complete jack@#$… yall

  193. By Moab72 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Moab73 you half-wit, you wiped your nose with used ass-wipe….

  194. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    COWS?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHA PANTS ON THE GROUND!!! PANTS ON THE GROUND BRETT!!!

  195. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    hahahahahahaha pants on the ground pants on the ground romo

  196. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    YEAH LETS GET OFF OF FOOTBALL TROPHIES AND CHAMPIONSHIPS CAUSE YALL CLEARLY KNOW NOTHING BOUT THAT!!! HAHAHAHAHA NEVER EVER???

  197. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    yall yall mommies calling for you yall yall

  198. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    ARE YOU GUYS GOING WITH TAVARIS NOW??? WELL, HES NOT THE REASON YALL NEVER WON A SUPERBOWL AND AT THIS POINT, YALL SHOULD TRY ANYTHING!!!

  199. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    OR BEG THE OLD MAN TO COME BACK AND THROW ANOTHER INT!!!

  200. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    yall yall mothers calling yall yall

  201. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    ATLEAST CHILDRESS CAN START BACK CALLIN THE PLAYS NOW THAT BRETT IS GONE!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  202. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    yall yall mommies getting desperate yall yall yall yall yall

  203. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    do us northerners need to show her how it is really done

  204. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    yall yall yall yall

  205. By Moab71 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    ..

  206. By Moab71 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Moab73 quit playing with the sheep your sister misses you

  207. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    yall yall yall

  208. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    maybe your mom should take the sheep so you can get your sister

  209. By Moab71 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Moab73 get inside and stop pleasuring yourself with the farm animals…it is no wonder his SAT score was below 100…’bout as smart as they come here in Texico…

  210. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    well before i go Brett we would love to have you come back next season hope you come back for 1 more season

  211. By for the love of the game on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    brett favre, youve came to minnestoa with a purpose and it was to help the vikings win! and you did! we made it alltogather with the fans with you the team coaches everyone, yeah we lost the afc championship game but at least we made it that far! we now know what the vikings are capable of, that lost means nothing more than WE’LL BE BACK! and this time to win! honestly, we need you. as our quarterback as our leader, as an insperation to not quit or ever give up. to keep fighting. you always do, in all in all i do hope and pray that you will come back next season and help the vikings to another division championship, another playoff spot, and this time not only an afc championship but a SUPERBOWL WIN!!!!

  212. By for the love of the game on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    to adrian peterson, you are the most explosive running back in the nfl, you can run around people make the cut back or jus simply run through someone, thyats why i love you as our running back, the only thing i have for you is during the offseason dont worry about getting bigger this time do your normal stuff but most inportantly work on protecting the football. work on holding onto the football if it means holding two and letting people jus run you over and tryin to strip it from you. just hold onto that football sleep with it, eat with it, take it everywhere with you. your next season goal is not to fumble! , we love you all day A.P

  213. By A Kolenovic on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    You know what I don’t understand why tarkenton. Doesn’t give BRETT FAVRE any credit or anything. He says the Vikings would of been great without FAVRE. And that isn’t true if you had tj or sage on the field they be second guessing and plus we wouldn’t know what kind of explosive player rice would of been or anyone else that’s for dam sure. Tarkenton should shut his mouth FAVRE makes football fun to watch I never liked the Vikings before always a greenbay fan for most of FAVRE career, but since join the Vikings man they have great wide receivers great D-line and somewhat of an offensive line great running back AP ALL DAY Chester Taylor I just hope that the legend comes back and play for one more year. FAVRE reminds me of another great legend MICHAEL JORDAN they both play for the love of the game and had heart and no matter how hurt they are they still got up and played no matter what. And that’s the truth if you ask me. I’m sick and tired of these stupid fcuking reporters talking about what a waste FAVRE is the same old FAVRE and you know something he is the same person we knew from before he never gave up and he continues to battle not like these other players they broke a nail and there done not even a broken bone will FAVRE sit down these Reporters just hate on him because they seem like they hate him because they can’t achieve or accomplish what he has done for 19 years. if BRETT FAVRE retires and I wish and pray he doesn’t.he was a warrior for 19 years hopefully for twenty. I would miss him because they won’t be another quaterback like him ever and never.to play with a HEART like his and PASSION for the game. FAVRE is an IRONMAN in football

  214. By Rye on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    That was a tuff loss. I think Favre was good for the Vikings and many of the players learned a lot from him. If Favre doesn’t come back, perhaps the vikings should look at Restricted free agent Matt Moore. He is 25 and has the makings of a franchise quarterback.

    Just a thought, but I hope Favre comes back for one more go around!

  215. By Wendy on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    It was a fun, fantastic season! Thank you Brett and team.

  216. By seb on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    les vikings ont perdu le match…..les saints ne l’ont pas gagne mais ont profite des erreurs fatales comises…….Quand on voit les stats de l’attaque des vikings on a du mal a croire qu ils ont joue contre la meilleure offense de la ligue……
    Don’t give up brett !!!!!!! one more season please !!!!!

  217. By B Elokomin on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    TO ALL VIKINGS- THANK YOU FOR THE SEASON, THANK YOU FOR THE EFFORT, THANK YOU FOR THE BATTLES AND THANK YOU FOR THE SHEER ENTERTAINMENT THAT WAS GIVEN TO US EACH AND EVERY WEEK. YOUR SEASON WAS DELIGHTFULLY MEMORABLE.

    FOR NO 4. – WHO WOULD HAVE ‘THUNK’ SO MANY YEARS AGO WHEN YOU RAN ONTO THE FIELD WE WERE WITNESSING HISTORY IN THE MAKING. REALLY, WHO WOULD HAVE ‘THUNK’! BRETT FAVRE, YOU ARE A CHAMPION. UNKNOWN TO ALL, YOU CAME INTO THIS GAME A CHAMPION IN THE MAKING AND YOU WILL LEAVE THIS GAME A ‘CHAMPION’ AND FOREVER A GRIDIRON WARRIOR WHENEVER THAT OCCURS, ALTHOUGH I HOPE ITS JUST NOT YET! NOT YET! YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED, AND ON THOSE DAYS IN THE FUTURE, WHEN THE GUYS GET TOGETHER TO ‘TOSS SOME SUDS’ AND THE STORIES BEGIN, THEY WILL INHERENTLY TURN TO NO.4 AND WHAT YOU PERSONALLY BROUGHT TO THE GAME, WIN OR LOSE. THE STORIES WILL BE SWAPPED OVER BREWSKIE, WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY AND FOND MEMORIES OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THANK-YOU BRETT FAVRE.

    GO VIKINGS- 2010 !!

  218. By rlow on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you, Vikings for a great season.

    Brett, words cannot describe what you have brought to this team and the difference you made.

    The thing that touched me the most was how the team reacted after the game. They all wanted the win for you, Brett. It’s amazing to see the love and respect everyone in the team has for you.

    Brett, you may have won after all.

  219. By Go Cowboys on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Poor Favre the move to the vikings was a mistake the vikings SUCK. Move to a new team favre. Vikings have another losing year just like every year

  220. By rick on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    One of my favorite seasons ever. I loved watching this team !!! Maybe even more than any of the Super Bowl Teams or the 1998 Team. My non Viking freinds here in Michigan were jealous!! Thank You 2009 Vikings

  221. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Hey BRETT!!! PANTS ON THE GROUND, PANTS ON THE GROUND LOOKING LIKE A FOOL WITH YOUR PANTS ON THE GROUND!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  222. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    VIKINGS NEED TO TAKE DOWN THIS SITE BECAUSE YOU HAVE’NT WON A SINGLE CHAMPIONSHIP….EVER…NEVER EVER!!!!! THATS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SAD MAN…..REALLY

  223. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I JUST WANNA KNOW HOW YOU VIKES FANS LOVE BRETT EVEN THOUGH HE KILLED YOUR TEAM FOR 15yrs, AND NOW HE PLAYS ONE YEAR FOR YOU, CALLS HIS OWN PLAYS AND DISRESPECTS HIS COACH AND FOR ONE SEASON, YOU LOVE HIM??? HE KILLED THE VIKES WHILE AT GREEN BAY AND NOW YOUR SMITTENED WITH THIS GUY??? WOW!!!!! YOU GUYS ARE REALLY DESPERATE FOR A SUPER BOWL RING…

  224. By Go Cowboys on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings shouldnt be crying like this. Never having a winning season should of numbed your senses.

  225. By Elena on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Brett is a hero, a class act, a team player like no other! His heart showed the entire season and he did not disappoint. What a glorious ride he took us on and the fans and organization should be truly grateful. Thank you Brett for being one of THE GREATEST PLAYERS in the game!! You are an inspiration and no ugly talk could ever undermine your extraordinary accomplishments!!

  226. By m. andre on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    So many teams could beat themselves up this year for missing the superbowl or not showing up in the playoffs the way that they’d like: Cowboys, Philadelphia, Arizona, San Diego etc. The reality is that only two teams are going to make it. Getting to play at home counts for a lot, but nothing is guaranteed. I am sure Brett, Romo, Warner may not have loved being on the short end of hard physical play, but they know in a game that it is going to be a fight and no team wants to let the QB off easy. Bottom line is I am really proud of the Vikings this year and each player on the Pro Bowl team from Minnesota. Thanks again for the unbelievable effort this season.

  227. By liesl on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    THANK YOU ALL FOR A FANTASTIC YEAR! IT WAS TRULY EXCITING, ENTERTAINING AND AMAZING. TO ALL THE VIKINGS PLAYERS YOU PLAYED YOUR HEARTS OUT. WE ALL LOVE YOU GUYS. BRETT WE HOPE YOU COME BACK THIS FALL. YOU TRULY ARE AN INSPIRATION.!!!!!! THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! GO VIKES!!!

  228. By Go Cowboys on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    boo hoo

  229. By Go Cowboys on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Favre Sucks and hes on a bad team…………..fitting

  230. By Nick Janovsky on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I have watched Brett play since I was 12 years old his first season in Green bay when the magic got hurt and Brett was put into the game-the game he never left after 306 starts. I am a packer fan, a Favre traitor-a loyal favre follower. i never imagined i would own vikings merchandise but i was moved in magnanimous proportion this year watching this group of ridiculous talent evolve as a team. i flew from Tampa to Minnesota for the cowboys playoff game and never have i felt energy like there was in the mall of America Dome that day. Brett there is too much going for you, this organization and the chemistry with Rice, Harvin, Berrian and even now AP will strengthen next years on field results. Zigi get on your phone. players get on your phone. bring him back for that 20th year. he will give it his all!! GO VIKES

  231. By Jim T on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I am 52 years old and have been a packer fan all my life until what what they did to brett ! And I will not even think about it again until they get rid of the people in charge there. Brett I would like to thank you for coming back and kicking the packers ass! You had a fantastic year and you are not allowed to retire!!!!! Come back and beat them again !!!! You still got it and you will win the super bowl!!! GO VIKINGS!!! SAY YA TO DA UP !!!!!

  232. By Brent on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you Brett for taking us to the NFC title game and I hope you stay to do it again next year. Go Vikings

  233. By Diane Aegler on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    The great Abe Lincoln once said, “do not anguish over the past and what can be unchanged, instead let hope for the future with all that has been accomplished, replace that anguish.” That’s where I am at with B. Favre and the Minnesota Purple.

  234. By viking101 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    brett,brett,brett. all of these fans are right. you not only made this good team a great one, but you impacted the lives of many young players. both on offense and on defense. as a die hard viking fan, i can only pray that you come back. next fall, i hope to see you in a purple uniform. thannks brett. you’ve given us hope. you’ve assured us that where not the vikings that people insist on remembering. just remember the vikings are not your team, you were their quarterback. thanks brett.

  235. By TW Vike on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Cowboy fans, let it go! We kicked your ASS so hard you wore it as your HELMET! Next year it will be no different no matter who are QB is! Maybe we will bring back Tommy Kramer! IT doesnt matter! You gals SUCK!

  236. By Tim on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I hope Brett comes back. We need his enthusiasm and leadership . This was an exciting year and we would not have gotten this far if Brett was not brought here.

  237. By AchillesIQ on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    The better team lost in my opinion. There really isn’t one individual that can be blamed in your lost to the Saints. Everyone was productive, and mistakes happened. You guys played a great game and should of won it by 14 points or more. I wished our Cowboys had your QB and heart. I hope Brett F. comes back next year.

  238. By Wesley Savoy on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    This is an open letter to Brett Favre to help make him realize that retirement is not a good option!

    First, Brett Favre your the epitome of a person that strives to learn, moves forward and battles to conquer his demons as you grow through life’s learned lessons both on and off the field.

    Brett , you may not realize it, but, you have un-intentionally given yourself a second life as a starting quarter back in the NFL that could have you playing another 2-4 years of not good, but
    GREAT football!!!

    First you have a great coach and management team with the Vikings organization that not only appreciates your ability, (unlike what you were getting from the Packers organization in your final few years), but they understand how you think and what matters to you. You also has a GREAT young bunch of super talented guys around you, Your Team Mates, which are as hunger for the Super Bowl Championship Ring as
    you are, if not before the lose definitely now more after the lose.

    Brett, you said it yourself in an interview not to long ago that to win, “it’s the chemistry of the right players at the right time of the moment” which is very finite. Well, this is the moment, but unbeknownst to you Brett, this
    first year with the Vikings is just the start of what’s to come. Sometimes when things are happening in ones life that’s going great, (“better then one could hope for”) the euphoria one experiences can give them
    the sense of “this is it”, which can and does happen to most people who experience this and then they stop, and give up on the fact that maybe it’s only the beginning of something more, much more!

    I know it’s easy to sit here and write what I think, it’s not what I think, it’s what I know!

    Listening to you Brett over the season on how your were feeling and how you felt from week to week not only mentally but physically, Brett you did not feel your age! Brett as you stated “I felt the best in years”.
    Brett you felt reenergized, and it showed. You played like a 30 year old veteran in his prime, not some 40+ year old trying to recapture his by gone glory years. Brett you know more then anybody that you have
    more to give, you learnt more about the game and more about yourself this last season.

    There is no doubt that during the NFC Championship game you felt your age (maybe a little older then your age), but anyone who took the pounding that you did Brett, would too. Just ask Kurt Warner and Tony Romo how old they felt in there loses?

    But there is something more to why your not finished with the game that has given you so much, and what you Brett, have given so much to the game! And that’s something that only you know!

    There is no doubt that you may want to retire Brett. I know what it’s like to try and make a decision and not be 110% sure whether the decision is right until you’ve made it. Only once
    you’ve committed to a decision will you know if it is the right decision. Because what ever the decision it is that you make when you make it, only if it STICKS without any, and I mean ANY regret, only then
    will you know that you made the right decision.

    Before you make that decision, DON”T short change yourself. This is a once in a life time opportunity that almost nobody gets in their life time, ever, and you have it right in your hands for the second time.

    It’s better to try, and fail then to say NO! There is never regret in ones trying and failing, because you pushed on. But saying NO to not just any opportunity, but this opportunity that is here and now, and yours to make your own, that is a regret that time could never heal.

    If your decision is retirement, I’m sure that I’m not the only one hoping for it not to stick! I’m sure everyone in Minnesota (including myself) will be hoping right up until the kick-off of the first regular season game
    that it doesn’t stick.

    Hope to see you on the playing field.

    From you biggest fan in Canada,
    Wes

  239. By Katie on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Brett Favre, I hope you come back for one more season. You have a great love for the game of football that is awesome to see. I hope you take time to relax and heal. Prayers to you and your family.

  240. By Richard on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Where is my original post?

  241. By Darryl on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    From the eyes of a Buffalo fan who can sympathize (4 Super bowls no wins) , the Vikings are my second team and I can only hope Brett Favre and the Vikings stay together and give it one more shot next year. Brett, hit the hot tub for a month and get back to work! You are a great warrior!

  242. By Charlotte Migues on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I was totally devasted by the loss to the New Orleans Saints! I am from
    Louisiana and am totally ashamed of the Saints behavior! In my book they
    are not any better than the Ravens! I love Brett Favre and I always will!
    I was a Saints fan since my early twenties and after the way they treated my
    Patriots in that Monday night game, I never will have anything to do with them ever agiain! My daughter sent me an email today about what everyone is talking about on the internet about Brett. It needs to be checked out because
    I tore into my daughter (who never watched football and is now a huge Saints
    fan)! I told her it was totally uncalled for and ugly and that Peyton Manning will
    dismantle them in the Super Bowl!

  243. By Richard on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Lifetime 49er fan and I love Brett Favre. It still amazes me every time I think Ted Thompson let this guy go. He is one of the top 5 greatest players to ever play in the NFL. You never let Brett Favre go. If he wants to retire and unretire every off-season, let him do it…IT’S BRETT FAVRE.
    He has every right to take his time to decide what is best for him. At 40 yrs old see if you would want to come back and take a beating for 5 months straight and then see if you’re capable of it. He has the stats that most guys can only dream about, so the skill is still there. I have never thought of him as being a diva for taking a long time to decide what’s right for him, I compare it to the Michael Jordan situation. If you are great at something, and you love doing it THAT much you should continue to do it. Personally I wish he would never retire because I enjoy watching him play. He is a champion and I can now appreciate him and all the amazing things he can still do.
    Vinny Testeverde started 15 games in 2004 for the Cowboys and he was 41 and played as a hired gun for a few years after that, so Brett has a few more years if he chooses, and unchooses and chooses again. But with his resiliency he might have 5-6 more years in him, who knows? Atleast make it one more though, Brett…then go from there.

  244. By Richard on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    everyone email me, let me know what you think about my post. Rsummitt1376@hotmail.com

  245. By TW Vike on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Thanx Richard! Could not agree more! Brett will be back & so will are VIKINGS!

  246. By Scot on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    So close! The Vikes need a revamped running game next year. Neither Farve nor Jackson can be expected to hold up when they are being pounded to the ground 20 times a game! Farve is a great athlete who will make plays. He also makes fewer mistakes when the entire game is not on his shoulders.

  247. By Lulu on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Vikings Fans….You had a great year. Hopefully you will enjoy a season or two more of cheering on the great #4. Please don’t be disappointed when Brett breaks your hearts as he did ours. I will love him again when he is no longer wearing the purple and gold. Where will his next stop be…Chicago? Detroit? Please retire…again…and again…and again….

  248. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I see the future for next season if the Vikings stay together and Farve stays with the Vikings for one more season and that is 14-2 with homefield advantage in the playoffs and on to the SB. Favre if you want to bring another team, the Vikings, to the SB just come back for one more season and get that #2 SB Ring.

  249. By john sullivan on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I loved watching the Vikes this season!
    What a talented bunch of guys.
    Great fun!

  250. By TW Vike on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Scot dont give up on AP ! He will be back running angry! Wouldnt trade #28 for NOBODY!

  251. By cbednar on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I want to say Cogratulations on a Fantastic Season I would like to Thank the Players, Coaches, & Owners for putting together this Great Team! I hope we still have the smae team intact next year! This is the best collection of Talent that I have ever seen in my 26yrs of following, I know it will be tough for everyone to come back, but I will pray that they do! We did an Awesome Off the Charts, Job in Special Teams this Year compared to last Year we only Gave up 1 Td on Kicks in week 1 so hats off to the players & Coach in that phase, the Run Defense was Excellent again like every year, the Pass Rush led the league in Sacks which was Awesome!!!! We do need however to work on the Fumbling Hardcore, Pass Protection, Run Blocking, Interception Sequences where someone can get easy picks & have great hands to catch them!!!! I’m sure they will work extremely hard to correct all that ! Thanks again for an Outstanding Season Skol Vikings!!!!!!!!!

  252. By Horacio Ramos on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Ohh!!! c’mon Vikingo Mexicano don’t be son angry!!!….show some cojones and put your real name!!!! and chingas a la tuya…..jajajajajaja loooossserrrssss!!!!

  253. By Dondo on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for a great season! I hope this entire team including Favre, P. Williams and Edwards are all back next season. Take well-deserved soak in the whirpool until next August!

  254. By TW Vike on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Felacio go join the GAY CABALEROS in DALLAS ! They show you their little cojones !

  255. By Bigfan1 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s get some good drafts this year like OG Mike Iupati 6’6″ 330 from Idaho, CB Javier Arenas,Alabama; OL Vladimir Ducasse, UMass; CB Pat Robinson, FlState; DT Gene Atkins, 6’1″ 288 Georgia; or DE Brandon Lang, 6’5″ 240, Troy. Let’s train hard in the offseason and plan on a straight run to SB45.

  256. By wildponies3 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I am a long time Packer fan, but my loyalties belong to Brett Favre….for all he did for the Packers, I will never forget. I am ashamed at some of my fellow Packer fans for blasting Brett. I was so happy to see the great season he had with the Vikings….I cheered for Brett at every game, even against the Packers.
    Give him time to heal, to think about where he should be. He is a “once in a lifetime” quarterback! We were blessed to have him on our team, and I am more than happy to see Brett continue on with the Vikings….(who has the right to tell him to retire….if he wants to play….let him play!)
    It was an agonizing game to lose, but what a super season! I am hoping to be watching the Vikings again this up coming season…..
    My opinion….Ted Thompson is an idiot….and Packer fans will still be talking (excusing) our “youngest” team in the NFL…..I like Aaron Rogers, but will we be talking about him five years from now? Sure he had great numbers this year, but will he continue to perform next season, and the next and next?
    Brett EARNED his place in the NFL…..Let the man make the decision that is right for him….If the Vikings want him to play, they are a better team than the Packers…..

  257. By Edward Maiorana on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I hate to say it, BUT!!!!!

    HOW BOUT DEM BROKEN HORNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This goes out to all my friends in the GREAT city of BEMIDJI!!!
    You all knew he would find a way to BLOW IT!!! He always does!!! Ya All forgot, his last SUPER BOWL was 1998, his only win was in 1997. 13 years is TOO LONG to go between them. #4 is OLD and GRAY, and FINISHED!!
    You HORN fans should try going with a little youth movement at Q.B., like maybe Rosenfels, or even Jackson. The Horn has enough PRE-MADONNAS on DAT team. I hope the self-proclaimed best ever, NOT!!!, stays retired. At least for all you BROKEN HORN FANS!!
    HA!!!!!!!!!!!!, HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  258. By Moab73 on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Pants on the ground, pants on the ground….Brett you are lookin like a fool with your pants on the ground!!!!

  259. By g-man on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I been a Vikings fan for over 40 years, I watch them loss 3 of 4 Superbowls, and numerous nfc championships. There was a coment posted on another website which I totally agree with and this is it “the Vikings are JINX, all Vikings fans come to grips with it, it’s true when will it end

  260. By TW Vike on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    g man . Hang in there! I too have been a fan of 40 years. It will end .Hopefully before were both 6 feet under !

  261. By Desmond on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    It was a blessed and wonderful season and I have to say I like the fact the vikings gave brett a chance and as a team they all put full effort and got close so I would like to say if brett can read this please fulfill the contract and give it just one more shot you to pat please you guy’s!!!!! god bless you all!!!!

  262. By Joy Ollier on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    HEY MOAB 73- I would like to see you take those kind of hits (no matter what age you are)and still get up and play. I am not sure why you seems so filled with nastiness. I had hoped that this site would be a positive thing for fans. No matter what team you cheer for, I think we should always show good sportsmanship and some respect for the players and fans.

  263. By Pat the Vikings on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Not only is this game physical but it’s mental, it leaves everyone drained. NOW is the time for the players to begin getting prepare mentally for next season. If they don’t, they won’t even make it as far as they did this year. I for one, will hate if this happens.

  264. By Stacie on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I am a new Vikings fan, I grew up watching football off and on as my dad is a true Rams fan (I know, I know but I love him all the same). When I met my husband he had been a tried and true Vikings fan for 26 years, we have been together for three years married for 1 1/2 and in those three years I have become a big fan and I’ll never turn from them. I watched this past season and what I saw was a group of players that were actually playing as a “team”, not out for themselves or the notoriety they would get which could make them more money, they played as a team, a true team and I saw that happened the minute that Brett Favre got there. Yes, the Vikings were a team before but they learned to love the game for the game all over again when he showed up and just wanted to play and have some fun doing it. I hope that Brett comes back for at least one more season because the chemistry and team that they all are together, offense and defense could be unstoppable next season. I also urge Pat Williams to stay one more season and pray that EJ Henderson makes it back along with Winfield and all the others. I argued with my husband after the loss on Sunday because he swore that this was supposed to be the year “our team” went to the Superbowl, but who says it was this year? Maybe it is next season all the time, the players need time to mesh and learn to play this team together, this may be the practice year, for lack of a better word, but it could quite possibly be next year if the whole team stays for one more year. What Brett brought to the Vikings, in my opinion for what it’s worth, can be summed in a few simple words, “for the love of the game”. That’s what Brett and the whole Vikings team gave me this season, “the love of the game”. And for that Vikings team, offense and defense, thank you. For the record, one more year Brett, please.

  265. By vikesfan on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    PLEASE come back Favre. We love you and we are so lucky to have you! We believe in you and the entire Vikings team. I live in Dallas now but remain a Vikes fan….was great to watch you beat the Cowboys…almost got thrown in the pool a few times, would have been worth it. We need you!

  266. By vikesfan on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    To Edward Maiorana—– Hey Eddie….what can I say? You are a total idiot! Sounds like you are just worried Favre is going to come back and kick your team’s butt next year (Whatever team is unlucky enough to have you as a “fan”). Please go cry somewhere else!

  267. By Yvonne on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Moab73–you are mentally sick. Keep your pants up, cause your head is in them. Don”t talk about RINGS, who was the man that brought respect back to the Packers and the RING? Brett Favre, is more of a man then you can ever be, people who talk like you are jealous of the person they put down, you are so low we cannot see you, thank God !!!

  268. By TBIRD on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Well I really hope Brett comes back or else we are in trouble. With Green Bay going 11-5 and only getting better, our only chance to stay on top of the division is Brett Favre..Lets face it, NO WAY DO WE WIN OUR DIVISION WITHOUT FAVRE!

  269. By Bill Fredrickson on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Brett Favre was (and hopefully will B a great vikings QB!!! I hope we can be lucky enough to have him running the offense for one more season. I understand the pain he had to endure Sunday due to the beating he took…If he comes back we will all be lucky and better. I don’t know what else to say other than THANKS BRETT it was a great year with an ending none of us wanted but…..Please come home to the Vikings Brett…next season we will take it all!!!!!!!! And again thanks for one of the most memorable seasons I have had in 40 some years!!

  270. By TBIRD on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    One more note..I know people will be talking about his pick in the 4th quarter against the Saints, but what about his last second 40 yarder to win the game vs. the 49ers..or the TD pass to Rice to take the game into OT at Chicago..point blank this was an awesome year and I’d take Brett any day!!! Come back 1 more year..we would be unstopable!

  271. By Bill Fredrickson on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I have heard and seen comments reagrding the INT he threw Sunday…do not put all the blame on that play…many contributing factors in the game. One thing I need to say is this man is tough!!! How many players, young or old could take a beating like he did and still function??? Not many, not many could. He has the ability to play another season and be succesful and lead a good team to the top. It will be a bigger loss if he decides to hang it up. If he does come back it would be nice to see some better protection on passing plays. Way to many hits after the play was over…all season he took a beating. Not all dirty hits but I think many of them were..my opinion. Come back Brett!!!!!!!

  272. By BILL THE YANKEES FAN on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    As a Yankess fan, I can tell you all what “hurt” feels like. The 2004 playoff implosion to the Red Sox still hurts: six years ago and a World Series victory since and I still think about it 2 or 3 times a day. So you all will get over the tragic loss – eventually.

    But the bigger concern you have is life after Brett. He took you where you would not have gone otherwise and kept you in a game you would otherwise have been blown out of due to turnovers and failures on defense.

    But Brett’s fantastic year was a year against all odds. You cannot expect a repeat – especially in the NFL where every victory is hard fought. The odds of getting back to where you were this year (the NFC championship game) are not good – even if Brett returns and has a good season.

    And what if he doesn’t? Presuming he insists on playing, at some point, he will no longer be able to perform up to his standard of excellence. Some team is going to face the inevitable decline that age will ultimately bring. What if that is next year? What if that team is the Vikings? What is your “plan B”? What are you going to do when Brett is no longer the answer?

    You have a young, talented team. The answer to this question is key to their success. I believe that this team can win a Super Bowl. But it won’t win one with Brett. His chance to do that was this year. If the near future yields this teams’ talent a Super Bowl victory, it will be with another QB.

    By the way, there is no way this year’s team would have been able to beat the Colts. Favre,as good as he is, is not Peyton Manning.Peyton Manning may very well be the greatest QB to ever play the game.

  273. By TW Vike on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    TBIRD People seem to focus on Bretts miscues instead of the good things he has done for Packers, Vikings, & the NFL ! Our team is 8-8 without him, plus no playoffs. He has been under the media microscope all year. Saints took their best & cheap shots at him but couldnt get rid of #4. He is a true warrior & all time GREAT ! I know he will come back. He knows what hes got with the Vikings, plus hes wanted. Sydney,AP,Shanc,Bernard,Percy,etc will all shine with Brett at the helm of the VIKING SHIP !

  274. By Bill Mealy on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly, Brett and all of the Purple Power, it was a great year you had people recognizing the Vikings like never before. I have been a true fan ever since I can remember as a child. You guys did a great job no reason to hang your heads. Just heal up this off season and lets get back out there and show them it was no fluke. Brett I hope your not retiring I believe 2011 is the year that the Vikings Purple reign happens. Good Luck and thanks again for a great season.

  275. By felix lopez on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Defense is the name of the game, if the vikings will improve their defense next season, minnesota could be a more serious contender for superbowl 2010.
    The offense with favre, peterson, berrian, shiancoe and rice, is one of the most explosive in the nfl and not need changes.

  276. By Aelin Peterson on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Brett,
    You have inspired more people than you will ever know. If we, as your fans, feel the anguish as deeply as we do that things didn’t go quite as planned on Sunday, I can’t even begin to imagine how you must feel. Please know that we are so grateful for the chance to watch you play, to feel your enthusiasm and love for the game and to enjoy the season you gave us. Of course, I hope you come back (understatement) but we can’t even imagine how intense it is to compete as the most inspiring NFL QB of all time. Thank you, Brett and Family!!

  277. By Douglas Que on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Saints did hit Favre all day. Some hits were legal but they were hitting him as if they hated him or they were on the juice. There were several late hits on Favre. Fortunately they got called for 2 but they missed the most obvious one. The high low hit. I know if it was Peyton Manning they would be throwing flags all day because he’s the league’s precious baby. When he got hit you could see him screaming in agony. He got carried off the field and came back like a true warrior. Yes he did throw a pick at the end but that wasn’t entirely his fault. The 12 men in the huddle and even after all of that SPECIAL TEAMS gave Brees a great field position. Then we drop an easy interception at midfield to steal the game. Saints did not deserve this considering their game plan to take out the QB. They did it to Warner and now he’s retiring they did it to Favre but he came back like a TRUE warrior with great heart something that Brady or Manning are incapable of doing. Even Percy Harvin said “we lost this one for him”.
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  278. By Douglas Que on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    .I hope Favre comes back but honestly every team has a window of opportunity to make it. This was our opportunity. This was Favres and I could feel that mentally and emotionally he doesn’t want it anymore. I’m not even sure we would have beaten the colts considering Ray Edwards, Pat Williams, Steve Hutchinson, Cedric Griffin, Antoine Winfield and Brett Favre and other vikings were all injured. Who knows I hope his family and Steve Mariucci and we the fans are able to convince Favre to return one more time as a Viking, Win it and retire as a Viking. Before you packer fans get mad at that I’m just assuming the majority of the packer nation won’t accept him back when he retires. A lot of you packer fans (and ccowboy) were full of joy when he was getting knocked out of the game. When do we ever cheer and encourage injury to a player?

  279. By charles on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Favre did not loose this game, fumbling, unfortunate calls, and poor organization at the end with 12 men in the huddle did. Favre fought like a warrior and gave the vikings a chance. I hope he decides to announce his comeback and rally the troops. We have everything in place, lets get ready to make another run with number 4 under center.

  280. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Brett we, the fans, would love it if you came back for at least one more season

  281. By Moab73 on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    You VIKINGS fans are so fake!!! Brett killed yall for years and now yall love him sooooo much, cant live without him, he’s the only reason yall had agood season, please come back, your the bestest blah blah blah. Never thought i’d see the day when Minnesota would embrace Brett Favre, the guy that ensured that yall didnt get a Superbowl championship for the entire 15yrs he was with The Packers. Boy the things people will accept in order to get that elusive Superbowl ring that keeps avoiding your purple jerseys

  282. By Josey on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Is there any way that this Viking Website can get all of these amazing posts to Brett Favre? I think that even if he decides to hang it, it would be great if he was able to read the heartfelt posts that everyone is putting up on these blogs. Many Packer fans have disowned Brett. They continue to crucify him in Green Bay and cackle about how the Vikings’ season ended. However, this state, this community of Viking fans have embraced him as one of their own, and I think that shows class beyond belief.

    How about it? Can this site bring these hundreds of posts to Brett’s attention?

  283. By Josey on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    And to Moab73….The Vikings were still playing on Sunday, while the Packers sat and watched. The fact that Minnesota has embraced a man who played for a rival for so many years, says volumes about not only Brett Favre himself, but about Vikings Fans as a whole.

    You need to go back to the packer blogs and worry about how they will find a way to go as far as Brett & the Vikings did this season. How soon you forget who swept the Packers? Need a reminder? That’s right. The Vikings.

  284. By TW Vike on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Moron 73 You are an idiot ! Pull your pants down and take it like the man you are not ! Join Big D and go AWAY !

  285. By Moab73 on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah it shows how desperate yall are to win a championship(something yall have NEVER EVER EVER NEVER done) You all would sell your wives for a championship (by the way…I’ll give you $13 for her???? Ask Brett if he’s still saying,”Pants on the ground”?

  286. By Moab73 on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    VIKINGS WILL NEVER EVER NEVER EVER WIN A SUPERBOWL AS LONG AS THEY STAY IN MINNESOTA….SO MAKE WAY FOR L.A.!!!

  287. By Moab73 on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    VIKES ARE CURSED!!! VIKES ARE CURSED!!!!

  288. By Moab73 on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    The reason you guys wear purple is to symbolize the color your face gets after holding your breath waiting for a Superbowl victory!!!! hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

  289. By Moab73 on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Atleast give Brett time to get a hip replacement after what the Saints did to him Sunday before you guys start tellin him not to retire!!

  290. By TW Vike on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Moron $13 bucks ! Your sister(wife) paid us. Yes there was more than one. Are you saying pants around your ankles? Seems to be your demeanor.

  291. By TW Vike on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Moron 73 Go tend to the flock the sheep miss you !

  292. By Mike on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Josey- I was thinking the same thing. Hes going to live with that game the rest of his life and thats a big deal for him sicne football is his life. If he does retire, these blog posts would make a nice “retirement card” if you will. Esp after he was booed by the team he laid it on the line for 16 years.

  293. By Moab73 on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    NOT ONE SINGLE CHAMPIONSHIP TO CALL YOUR OWN……EVER…….EVER EVER….

  294. By vikesfan on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Moab…If you hate the Vikings so much why have you been on this blog for days?????? I realize you are too stupid to have a job…no friends either????? So tell me, which team are you a fan of? The Cowboys?

  295. By Moab73 on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    The Cowboys are the best team of all time and to boot…we have 5 championships and considered a dynasty at one point. You guys have ZERO championships ALLTIME!!!

  296. By favrefan on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    I live in Louisiana, been a saints fan forever, very much supported them this year, but i’ve always been a favre fan. All this year i was hoping the saints and vikings would not meet one another in the playoffs as i felt i’d be torn between the two. But when the game started this weekend i quickly turned against the saints for favre, my whole family has disowned me, but im gonna be honest, i strongly pulled for the vikes and i still havent recovered from their loss. I hope brett gives me one more year, i will have the purple #4 jersey.

  297. By Stacie on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Moab73, I’m going to tell you what I told my sister and friends that are Cowboys fans, the day our Vikings kicked their a**, Romo needed to change his name to Nomo, as in, Nomo hitting the ground!!! Our defense is the best in the NFL, I’d love for you to hold a football and have Jared Allen knock your worthless a** on the ground, that would shut you up indefinately!!! Of course you Cowboys fans talk big, that’s all you were able to do this season was talk. Let me ask you this, how far did the Cowboys get this season? How far did the Vikings get? Hhhmmm, let’s see oh yeah, we at least got closer to the Super Bowl then your team did! You said it all in your last statement, the Cowboys were considered a dynasty at one point. Which means they aren’t considered that anymore. Go crawl back under the rock your mama put you under when you were born and shut the he** up! True fans no matter what team don’t have to act like you but oh yeah, you’re a Cowboys fan, go cry in your blue towel and shut up!!

  298. By RTSisaFavreFan4Ever on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    What is with all of this hate. HATE – really?
    Many people have jumped on the hate Brett Favre bandwagon although they never followed the packers or really know anything about the man. They jumped on simply because hating him is fun. They hate him because they read and regurgitate the formulated facts espoused by the so called bloggers and journalists who believe that having a forum means having the right to do everything possible to destroy a man’s reputation. I am a Wisconsin born Packers fan who watched closely as the relationship between Brett and the team disintegrated. Only 3 years ago, Brett Favre was revered by Green Bay fans. Yes, his annual flirtation with retirement had become an expected rite of passage but football is not a sissy sport; anyone would think about retirement after being pummeled year after year. How many boxers have flirted, retired, and returned. Somehow, indecision has made him a hated man. Somehow playing football in Minnesota has made him a hated man with the fans he called his extended family for sixteen years.

    I have read some of the comments on this blog and I am astonished by how many of the fans want him to return despite that heartbreaking pass…. and understand as well those of you who do not. Still, after one year you have shown this man more respect and loyalty than most Packer fans.

    Some say he showed disloyalty by going to play for the Vikings. In the real world if you have a job and your employer no longer wants you, you seek a new position with a successful company with a bright future not one that’s bankrupt. That’s what he did, he simply found a good company that wanted him.
    We are a throw-away society. Packer’s management threw Brett Favre aside because they wanted to rebuild. The rebuilding is understandable because Aaron Rogers has a monster arm. However, rather than show an ounce of loyalty toward their veteran quarterback, they decided the best way to get rid of the prior year’s SI Sportsman of the Year, whose image in and out of the locker room was unquestioned, was to hire a political publicist to destroy it. After which, he was labeled selfish, egotistical, and many other negative adjectives that had never been associated with his name. That’s grown into hate. Think I’m exaggerating? Google “hate Favre” and you will get 1,090,000 hits.
    How do you hate a man because he is indecisive- even irritatingly so? If he has the humility to joke about that character flaw, why can’t others? It is disgraceful how much joy is derived from this man’s pain and disingenuous how much his every success is mitigated. The next time you bloggers and commenters sit at your keyboards and decide to judge this man remember that one day your name may appear on someone’s media page and you may quickly become hated – then you can experience the fun first hand.
    By all accounts Brett Favre is a devoted family man – according to his wife; a philanthropist – according to the millions of dollars he has raised and donated; a loyal friend – according to his team mates; and one of the best quarterbacks to ever throw a football. Does that mean he is perfect? No. Does he make costly mistakes? Yes. That’s what makes him human. Those things as well as his perseverance and his refusal to crumble under the weight of all of this unwarranted hate – for me, that is his legacy… and Brett, I have never enjoyed a football season more. I guess if you can hate someone you’ve never met then you can certainly love someone you’ve never met. I am a fan who loves and appreciates you.

  299. By TW Vike on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Minnesota
    Owns
    Are Boys 7 3

  300. By SLCVikingFan on Jan 28, 2010 | Reply

    Eff em all Brett, come on back and play in our 50th. How else can I wear my purple #4.

  301. By James Blevins on Jan 29, 2010 | Reply

    I hope Stacie runs for office someday cause people like her know how to speak plain simple facts…I do not have time to read everything on this blog and quite frankly the majority of people are all saying the same thing just differently.
    1 We all LOVE the VIKES
    2 We all LOVE the PLAYERS
    3 We all want our team to win
    Thats the basic requirements to be a fan of anything or anyone, no shame just how it is. How many times have you cheered for someone to lose? Maybe once just because you were not a fan of someone or let something like the
    hate emotion decide for you that its alright to allow emotions to dictate outcome.
    I like almost everyone I know or have met, and until they change my mind by there actions and deeds I tend to like them anyway, in spite of what anyone else says about the person or more importantly if anyone tries to influence my decision making process about a person…See that is a lot of what is wrong in this country, people hear something about a person and they make a decision based on what they hear and not what they know…I guess thats true anywhere you go in the world and covers just about everything we as humans can encounter…I like the Vikings because in spite of how great they are they also have a lesson for all of us and that is humility…They win with class and they lose with class , thats what I appreciate the most about them and there organization they concentrate on how to play the game, not whether they win or lose…Another golden rule…I look forward to next season already and will be there at the HALL OF FAME when Brett goes in so I can shake his hand and personally thank him for being just another example of class…He is a class act and not just another QB…I hope my own children can pick up on his character cause his is like something from what 1930′s thru 1950′s kinda person, not to concerned about anything but what he does…Oh and by the way he also embodies the classic good husband good father thing, another fine example of character…

  302. By Sandy on Jan 29, 2010 | Reply

    I am a 65 year old grandmother who has been a Vikings fan since day one. I hang out my Vikings flag and wear my purple on game days and proudly cheer for the Purple. I’ve seen some great games and some not so great games. They have had some exciting years and then again some not so exciting years. They have won some close games and broke the hearts of the fans and team they played, and have lost some close games that broke the hearts of the purple team and their fans. But, a true Viking fan is not going to cut down any one player or the team or jump the Vikings ship just because they didn’t win the Super Bowl. The Vikings team doesn’t need fans like that because they feel bad enough as it is, they need supportive fans who will be back next year and the next to cheer them on once more.

    This past year has been the one of the most exciting years that the Vikings have had for many years. The team started out a little uncertian of what to expect when Brett Favre came unto the scene, but as the year progressed you could see them muture and grow into a very confident team. May that confidence carry over into the next season.

    Speaking of Brett Favre, when he came on the scene in Green Bay and mutured into the great player he is, I dreaded when the Vikings played Green Bay. Not because of the Green Bay team, but because of the dreaded “F factor” who QB’d the team. Oh, how I wished he was on our team. I finally got my wish and I enjoyed every minute of having the dreaded “F facator” playing on our side for a change. The season has gone by way to quickly and I enjoyed it all. I thank the owners, coaches, and players for a wonderful year. I pray for all of our wounded warriors to heal on the off season.

    Brett, you sure look good in Purple!

  303. By chicagogirl79 on Jan 30, 2010 | Reply

    Brett, please return next season!! You are such an amazing player. You make the entire sport of football so much more interesting with your great, inspiring story.

    Like the post above, I am also a rarity. Born and raised in Bears country, my dad has been a lifelong diehard Packers fan/shareholder so I grew up as a huge Brett Favre fan. Because of Favre, we even spent this season rooting for both the Vikings and the Packers (what a twilight zone! lol, but boy what a fun season to watch).

    This season’s Vikings were amazing- I’m greatly looking forward to next season, hopefully with #4 playing!

  304. By RTSisaFavreFan4Ever on Jan 31, 2010 | Reply

    It’s a week later and I am still heart-sick over a football game. I can only imagine the agony this man is feeling. Add to that the beating he is taking in the media. I’ve been a life long Packer’s fan and a Favre fan and I guess a traitor because I started rooting for the Vikes when he joined the team. He made a mistake. There’s so much being written about him trying to be a hero, but all he did to help the team win during the course of the season belies that. He wanted to win that game as much as any other player and the running game wasn’t working so he passed badly and that pass has somehow erased his part in helping get the Vikings to that game. For the Packers fans who are posting hateful things here and the Vikings fans who wish he’d never joined the team, I get it. It was a football game people and this man is a human being whose been kicked in the gut every single day for the past week. I can’t help but feel we’ve lost our sense of priorities. Enough already.

  305. By Joel on Jan 31, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks from Winnipeg for a great season it was fun to watch. Cannot wait until next season.

  306. By Lois Berg on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks, Vikings, for a wonderful season. It was great! My husband and I really enjoyed the Vikings this season. Brett, you are truly amazing and fun to watch and we are so happy that you joined the Vikings. Since you commented that you feel that this is the best team you have ever played with, and the season shows it to be true, I truly hope your body heals 1,000% and that you will be back this fall to help take the Vikings to the SuperBowl. It would also be great if the same Viking players all remained on the team for this upcoming season since everyone was able to be such team players and clicked well with Brett as quarterback. I have heard that the player who injured Brett in the Saints game will be fined for that hit and that it was determined that the call should have been a different one, which doesn’t help the Vikings at this point anymore. That being said, we can move on to the next season. All the players get/stay healthy and come back for the next season raring to play for SuperBowl 2011 !!!, and hopefully Brett can be more protected next season so he doesn’t have to take so many hits. Any chance of getting Randy Moss back?? He and Brett would be so much fun to watch:) We are extremely thankful that the packers did not want to take Brett back and gave him the opportunity to become a MN Viking. Again, thanks for such a great season. See you in the next season, Brett! We love you! Viking fan Lois in EC, WI (born/raised in MN).

  307. By free beat makers on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    Things like this are incredibly disturbing to me and should be to everyone.

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