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Favre To Appear On “The Tonight Show” March 4

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on February 24, 2010 – 7:51 pm

According to NBC’s website via ProFootballTalk.com and the Star Tribune, Vikings QB Brett Favre will appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno on Thursday, March 4 at 10:30 p.m. CST.

This will, in all likelihood, be Favre’s first public appearance since the Vikings loss to New Orleans in the NFC Championship game on January 24.  One would assume Favre will comment on a variety of issues, most notably his potential future with the Vikings.


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135 Responses to “Favre To Appear On “The Tonight Show” March 4”

  1. By Bink on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    Favre has one more good year left. Love to watch him play and it would be great if he comes back for one last year.

  2. By Dustin Ramage on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1816094

    Failure is just a part of life but this last year has shown that the Vikngs winning the Superbowl is very possible. The Vikings came close to beating the Saints on their own turf while having too many turnovers and losing by only 3 pts in overtime. They did what the Colts couldn’t do on neutral grounds and had less turnovers.

    Pass on this video to the team

  3. By Renee Rhoades-Lembcke on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    Appears he didn’t want to give offense, eh? (Went on Letterman last time)
    Wow. The mind boggles at the thought that he is coming into the public eye that soon… and NOT a sports venue. Think he might run for Prez instead? LOL Just kidding…I think.

  4. By mark on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    Favre please come back. Everyone knows it was Adrian THE FUMBLE KING Peterson that lost the NFC Championship! Bring in LT too………from the Chargers!

  5. By Brady Kank on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    Favre i can think of 13 million reasons why you should come back

  6. By tim on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    MY BET SAYS HE MAY ANNOUNCE SOMETHING ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.

  7. By Dennis Thompson on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    I was a Packer fan all my life. I couldn’t stand the Vikings. When Brett became a Viking I traded sides. I blamed Ted Thompson and the Packer organization with his departure. I need him to come back and play next year. I see how the team and him became a family and the people of Minnesota embraced their arch enemy. Wouldn’t it be great to win a super bowl and have the vikings retire his number before Green Bay did. We will see who has the last laugh!

  8. By tim on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    Dennis i’m a saints fan from ms. and a brett favre fan since his days at u.s.m. and i never really understood just how people could be so disloyal until i saw the packer fans boo him when he came out of the tunnel at lambeau field it made me sick to my stomach. If i live to be 100 and cuba has a pro football team i would be smoking cuban cigars and pulling for them over the packers ,what a disgrace to humanity. On the other hand if i lived to be a 100 i would still be rooting for the vikings just because of the class they have shown as fans on welcoming brett favre

  9. By Jeff on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    Amen Tim!

  10. By Pack on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Tim, you’re making my point for me. You’re from MS… You’ve been a FAVRE fan since his days at USM. How long have you been a PACKER fan? You’ve never been a Packer fan. I’ve been a Packer fan my entire life. I love the Packers because I love the Packers, not because of who plays QB.

    I was privileged enough to attend Favre’s return to Lambeau… and I booed, but I didn’t boo Favre. I love Favre. I’m so thankful for everything that he did over those 16 seasons and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. What I did do was boo the Vikings QB. What message would it send to Rodgers if Lambeau cheered uproariously when the Vikings QB came out of the tunnel?

    Lambeau won’t ever cheer anyone running out of the visitor’s tunnel in purple. Lambeau will go crazy when Favre’s number is retired… as a Packer. I can guarantee that.

  11. By leif on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett will not give an answer to the burning question. Big advertising dollars ride on his indecisiveness

  12. By jeff b on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think anyone that loves sportss has to love Favre. I cheered against him for 16 years but i never missed a game he played on t.v if it was on. hes about my age and ive been competitive in sports about 15 years. but hes playing the roughest, most popular sport at the highest level. i had more fun this year watching football then any of my 30 previous. hes old for a football player but not old as a man. hes been blessed with a great arm , a tough attitude , and a love for a game that alot of players dont. if the vikings o line does there job i feel brett and the vkings can use the experience this year and take it

  13. By Greg on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Having been a Packer fan for over 40 years, I am truly disgusted with some of the Cheeseheads’ treatment of Brett Favre. “Pack”, I agree that booing #4, because he is a Viking, is OK if you are a Packers fan. However, I never witnessed Culpepper, Jackson, etc, getting booed for literally stepping foot on the field the way Favre was. I believe they were booing Favre as an individual, not because he just played for the Vikings. How about those “great” Packer fans wearing “F@*K Favre” and JUDAS T shirts”? I agree with Tim about it being a disgrace to humanity. I also agree with him about the class the Vikings fans have shown. I am no longer a Packers fan, because I do not want to be associated with their “classless” fans, and will be a Vikings fan long after #4 retires. “Skol Vikings”

  14. By Arrowhead on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Greg, there are still a lot of packer fans that I know who want him back and felt he should’ve been able to return to the packers because of his acheivments. I’ll be happy if Brett returns for another season, (as long as he dosn’t go 4-12 like he did in 05) but everyone has a bad season.

  15. By Bob on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett : Might as well give it another chance, so many teams need QB’s
    you are in the top 5, one more time !!

  16. By TW VIKE on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    mark- AP had 2 fumbles, none of which were turn-overs. Berrian,Percy,& Favre each had a fumble that was recovered by the Saints. We all know Favre had 2 INTs. Still it took 3 points in OT & 1 bad call & 1 no call to beat us. Favre is the reason we made it that far, lets hope he returns ! We have a very tough schedule next season. Secondary help is a must. A young QB for our future is a major need. Berrian who is our speed guy must stay healthy & play better. Adrian will be fine. Keep Chester if we can.

  17. By Steve on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    OK, Fave is a tough guy and can still throw a football , but so can I. The only difference is that in a 19 year NFL career, Favre has only one more SB ring than I do. In a clutch, Favre sucks. Wake Up MN fans, he’s washed up. Guess yall learned nothing this year.

  18. By Robin S. on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Dennis and Tim, you are so right! Pack, you are so wrong. Brett is so magnificent as a player and as a man. I was a Packer fan from Wisconsin for 58 years and now I can’t stand the Packers. I always hated the Vikings but they have shown me what class is and I will always be a Vikings fan. That is the power of Brett. I now live in Florida and all of my football friends are now huge Vikings fans and they all love the whole Vikings team. We have been introduced to a great organization, coach and wonderful teammates of Bretts. We all loved this last year. It was so special! My home is now full of Vikings things, including the poster of Brett as a Viking. I now love purple. Brett looks magnificent in purple. I was born a Packer fan but they showed me how disloyal they are to their own. Without Brett they were nothing for many years. When the fans booed them I was disgusted. I was hoping they would show some class and they really disappointed me. I now wish Brett had been a Viking forever. The Packers didn’t deserve him. They should have cheered him and showed him respect. Instead they showed they are classless. Brett please come back for at least one more year. Millions of us love you. You are the greatest to ever play the game. You give us all such great joy! And best of all, you love to play! Vikings for Super Bowl 45.

  19. By Lance on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett could play for another good ten years!!!!!!Come back Brett you are a blast to watch!

  20. By Steve on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Robin: Get over the boos, it was only as classless as Favre defecting to MN and equally classless as a Packer fan defecting to MN. BTW, we ARE loyal to our own, and Favre, by his own choice, is no longer “our own”. Get it? if not, you’re one in a million. I can understand MN fans desperation at wanting a SB win, but it’s not going to happen under grampa Favre’s watch.

  21. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I had been a Packer fan since 1966, and I use to be very proud to have been one. But, when they turned their back on one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL HISTORY, I renownced them as my yeam. Why whould Packers fans boo this man, and have mock funerals of him, when Brett wanted to play for the PACKERS in 2008? Can anyone explain that to me please? it was the Packers who didn’t want Brett, remember? What no one ever mentions is the display of character Brett showed by not accepting the Packers BRIBE of 20 million dollars to not play for anyone else ever again. So, the Packers don’t want HIM, yet, they can also tell him he is ALLOWED to play for? Vince Lombardi must have turned over in his grave a milion times when that went down. What a disgrace-you Green Bay Packers and you Packer fans who ungratefully forgot what this man brought back to a once proud franchise,who went ruderless for 30 years. I am now a Vikings fan and I hope Brett plays another year, so he can stick it to the Packers another times as he did in 2009 and win a Super Bowl. At 40 years old, to end up the #2 rated passer in the LEAGUE is amazing. God Bless you, Brett Favre. Don’t let anyone else tell you when to retire. You retire when YOU say it’s time.

  22. By Eric on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    In my estimation~~Knowing Favre’s competitiveness nature. There’s no way he will allow an interception in one of the biggest games of the season, to be his last. I’m guessing he’ll be back for his last run…and the Vikes make the Super Bowl. The team grew together this past year, and will have a better understanding of each other next year..

  23. By Fogman on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Why would he announce anything with Leno? He would not. He owes that to the Vikings and they will be the first to know of his status. Leno, however, will try to pry as much as possible, but Brett will not give in……take that to the bank. Brett might have 13 million on his to take to the bank one last time…..WHAT A WAY TO GO!

  24. By Chris on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I love to see all these Packer fans come on the Vikings website and talk about how long they have been a fan and why they are true fans and how some are just Favre fans on once again the Vikings website. Just a little funny to me, possibly some in the closet Brett Favre fans? I became Packer fan for one reason and that was Brett Favre, Im sorry my great grandady didnt see like Vince and Starr so obviously I cant be a true Packer fan, whatever that is? I grew up in Illinois with a family of Bears and Cubs fans, but I am a Packer and Brewer fan. I know its weird! For some reason when I was little I gravitated towards Brett. I know its been said over and over again, but the way he plays is so entertaining and If I could be an NFL quarterback I hope I could be like Brett. I hated the fact that he got traded because a player like that should have the love affair ending like he once had, but I WILL NOT try to down play what he did for the Packers or ask why didnt he do more for that team. That is pathetic and disgusting that some Packer fans would do so. There is no loyalty in sports and the quicker some fans understand that the better it will be. Yes the players were fans once and they had feelings towards one team or another, but this is there job. If you workd for Motorola would you not work for Nokia because it is a rival even if they have all the things you would want? For people like Fran Tarkenton and certain old Packer players to say he is a traitor and they were loyal to their team, thats because the only way you could leave was if they cut you, you got traded or retired and signed with another team. So obviously you were loyal because you never left. The thing people forget is Brett wanted to come back to the Packers and they said no. Without any he said he said thats what happened. I also love to see some Packer fans say they were happy for Sharper even though the last I checked he was a Viking too. I understand there is a obvious difference, but same concept. People who booed Brett because he is a Viking, fine I understad, disagree, but understand. Those who say he didnt do enough, is a traitor, doesnt deserve his number retired as a Packer frankly need to shut up. I havent even mention how much charity work he did for Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin, but who cares he is a Viking right? I love Brett and I dont care what people say. He and Michael Jordan are the best players I have ever seen and in a world of so many complexities here is one simple thing. All Brett really did was change teams. Same guy different uniform thats all. I know most dont care and will think what they thing anyway which is their right as an American, but just respect what Brett did as a Packer and charish the fact that you got to see him play and to the Vikings fans I hope Brett comes back because it was a fun season to watch with a terrible ending for that TEAM because the last I checked it was Brett vs 11 Saints. I am not one of those people who say he didnt deserve any blame, I am one of those people who know football is one with 11 guys doing their job not just one. So Brett come back because boy was it fun watching you kick Packer ass!

  25. By NJcoda on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    First things first, AP, Harvin,Favre…. Those Fumbles had No impact on the outcome of that game like the Horrendous officiating/Booth Review’s that took place in the final half hour of that Game did. Despite all of the mishaps (which mostly were SELF inflicted) The Vikes Dominated every aspect of that game, they overcame all of them, even a coin toss that went against them for overtime. There should never had been an overtime, 85 held a touchdown away from us…. then in ot there were not 1 but 2, (Later to be Admitedly)blown calls that enabled NO to move on in their drive, two calls, the announcers, the officials themselves and the replay booth somehow messed up, whoops, ooooh well Minn no SB, sorry. (BTW did anyone notice that both of em happened on 4th down situations????? ) My point is, we as Viking Fans have time in and time out endured BAD LUCK, not better opponents. also our Champion on the High Low hit….(you know the one that caused the bruises we now see floating on the net) persevered, had it not been for the blown calls he would have fuffilled his daughters request for another ring, that has to weigh on his mind, Vikings fans unfortunatly are all too familiar with being oh so close. Brett IS a Viking, I hope he does not accept the blow(S) given and walk, I think he has not much of a choice, I think he would feel a NEED to correct it. I was a part of recent chat where I asked what was being done to correct the no call situation that injured our QB in a critical game, and the response was that” the league has meetings scheduled to discuss it at the combine” and this was an NFL represenitive conduting the chat. Brett knows he SHOULD have been in a SB this year, and like the NJ Devils I believe he do what heros always do, correct an injustice. just my thoughts.

  26. By bass8 on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I want Brett back…I, too WAS a packer fan for over 40 years. I, too, feel that the lack of respect shown to Brett Favre, not only when he wanted to come back and play at gb but when he came back as a Viking, just shows how CLASSLESS packer fans are. When I shop in Wisconsin there are so many packer jerseys on the clearance racks it is ridiculous. Fat Mike and Dumb Ted had no idea what Green Bay lost when the train left the station…As I have said so often I wish it was TT and MM on that train and not Brett. I now am not only a Brett fan but a Vikings fan. The respect and love they have shown Brett makes me RESPECT the vikings so much and as I said I HOPE HE COMES BACK…FOOTBALL WILL NEVER BE THE SAME ONCE HE IS DONE

  27. By bass8 on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    And one more thing, I would’ve loved for the Vikings to be in the Super Bowl and if the high/low hit was called as it should have, they would’ve been BUT as I have said to my son, my SUPER BOWL was played in Green Bay at Lambeau Field on November 1. To see Brett and the Vikings come in and have such a GREAT VICTORY made me so happy and once again PROUD to be a Brett fan and a Vikings fan!!!!

  28. By yeardman171 on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    i can’t get enough of this subject.
    brett should come back. i love packer fans turning to the purple side.
    y’all are welcome. you understand loyalty!

  29. By bass8 on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I am also glad he didn’t take the 20 MILLION DOLLAR BRIBE that Mark Murphy took to him in Mississippi asking him to be a spokesman for the Packers. Just proves once again how much he loves the game and how much he still has in him and how much he still has to offer. So thank you Brett for giving us one of the most exciting years ever in football and thank you for not taking the Packer Bribe Not To Play…

  30. By Rockstar Bob of HAIRBALL on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Last year was awesome Vikings football and a super great year for him personaly so It’s hard to think that he wouldn’t want to be part of the Vikes 50th anniversary and the Superbowl Championship Team.

    He knows it’s there and that the team wants him……………

    BE A PART OF IT BRETT!

    If he doesn’t come back then tell him “Thank You for last year, it was awesome to have him”.

    God Bless

    Bobby Jensen

  31. By ray on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favre being on jay leno if anything he would announce returning to the vikings,if favre retire more likely it be on news conference not on jay leno.

  32. By Will on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think brett will come back. the vikings need him because he got them a long ways in 2009. please come back Favre! Please!!

  33. By Lance on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett has got more left in the tank than pretty boy Brady and Manning combined!!!!

  34. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett’s consecutive games played streak ALONE, makes him an NFL IMMORTAL. Many people (mostly Packer fans and management), just don’t possess the brain cells to fathom that.

  35. By Charles on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I agree. The analysts are already picking teams like GB and the boys for next year but the vikes made them both look like college teams. I have little doubt they are a Superbowl team. I think it would be hard for Favre to quit but I sure have a different view of him. I used to think he outlasted everybody for his stats, but he was FANTASTIC this last season. If they get even better I can’t imagine who could stop them. I just hope they can hold this team together before they leave for more $$$$.

  36. By steve freeman on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a Packer fan my entire life at least until Brett was forced out. A toddler during the first 2 Super Bowl Championships and a long suffering fan until mercifully, the arrival of #4,
    I can’t for the life of me understand the bitterness of Packer fans towards Brett.

    Here is my opinion as to the events that transpired between Brett and Ted Thompson. I think GM Ted was so deadset on creating his own team and legacy that he hastened the end of the Favre era well before its time. I think Brett had every intention of remaining the Packers QB, and that the talk of retirement was his only form of leverage to get the front office to try to win in the short term, and not just depend on building the team through the draft. Drafting Aaron Rodgers with their first round pick in ’05, must have been slightly bothersome to Brett when that was clearly not an immediate need. But more troubling was GM Ted ignoring Brett’s efforts to lobby the Packers to trade a late round pick for Randy Moss. Oh by the way, Randy Moss broke the NFL record for receiving touchdowns and was second in receiving yards the next season.

    While Rodgers has turned out to be a great pick, let me remind you that by my count he has engineered only one comeback victory (vs. Chicago) in 2 full seasons as a starter. So as good as his numbers have been,
    it’s still up for debate if he can carry the team to victory when it counts. Admittedly, Brett failed in this regard vs. the Saints, but he has done it a number of times with the Jets and Vikes, let alone the Packers.

    So in the future, when you speak of Brett, speak well. For without him, the Packers Super Bowl-less streak would be over 40 years and counting…

  37. By tim on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    ted has always had small man syndrome.

  38. By paul on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Is Dennis Thompson any relation to Ted?

    After Favre retired and later decided to come back, Favre was given the opportunity to compete with Rogers for the starting QB job in GB. he declined.
    He than was traded to the Jets and tanked the 2nd. half of the season which cost the Jets a play-off berth., he then retired again and ask for and was given his release.
    Those of you who claim to be x-packer fans I sure hope you stay that way
    Oh by the way hows Troy Williamson and Arsmus James working out for you.

  39. By TJ on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I can make this short.

    Add me to this long list of very disgusted FORMER Packers fan from Wisconsin.

    What they did to Brett Favre will rank as one of THE MOST BONE-HEADED STUNTS IN THE HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS.

    Having witnessed it first-hand, I don’t think most of Vikings fans in Minnesota would believe the HATE that has been aimed at Brett by Packers fans, It is truly DISGUSTING, and makes me very ashamed to even be from this state.

    How about a Vikings/Favre fan club in Wisconsin!! Maybe then Ted Thompson would get the picture that HE single-handedly ruined the Packer franchise

  40. By Austin Zastrow on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings fans would love to see favre back one more year for superbowl bound
    thanks

  41. By tim on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    TJ that might be the best idea since the plunger.

  42. By Greg on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe “Paul” is “Uncle Teddy’s” nephew! So Favre didn’t want to compete with Rodgers (not Rogers loyal Packer fan)?—I guess that’s why he flew into GB before the first preseason game. He “tanked” in late season with the Jets?—I guess that’s what Paul calls playing with a torn bicep muscle. By the way—it’s Erasmus James (not Arsmus), and what exactly does that have to do with Favre? I would ask you Paul how Will Harrell is doing these days for da Pack, but you probably wouldn’t recognize the name—maybe if I spelled it Hairill?? Keep drinking that Green & Gold Koolaid Paulie, and maybe “Uncle Teddy” will give you a little gift!

  43. By tim on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    paul are you ted’s son.

  44. By tim on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    listen paul we can’t stop you from posting on here and that’s the way it should be, but do us all a favor and go m********e under ted’s statue. wait i forgot he doesn’t have one.

  45. By Adam on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    We all want Brett to come back but I say if you he does come back to not do it for the fans but because he wants to and his family is okay with it. Can’t wait to see what he says on the 4th on jay leno!

  46. By TW VIKE on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings 8-8, maybe, without Favre. No NFC championship game. Brett made the whole team better!

  47. By Stephanie on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Paul, what you fail to realize is that Brett said he wanted to come back to the Packers AND WAS TOLD HE WOULD BE A BACK-UP! I HEARD Mike McCarthy say that SEVERAL times. He said Brett would have a different role than he did before. whether he was bluffing or not, I’m not sure. But after Brett was told that, then he was bribed 20 million dollars by the Packers to stay retired. as a former Packer fan I totally understand the tough decision the Packers had to make to move on with Aaron Rodgers. It was how Brett was treated that ticked me off. Brett has said several times throughout this season that he understood the Packers moving on, but was upset that they wouldn’t let him have any say in where he wanted to go. Reggie White unretired twice and the second time around the Packers released him so he could go where he wanted to. The Packers sent him to a 4-12 team where he didn’t know any of the coaches or players, was completely foreign to the offense, and to New York City of all places. it was a terrible fit for him, and even at that the Jets went 8-3 before his torn bicep really started affecting him. obviously the surgery helped this year, he was throwing with more authority, velocity, and accuracy the whole season. Brett’s name was dragged through the mud and for some Packer fans to treat him the way the have is sickening. wearing “F*#% you Brett” and “Brett Who?” shirts and to burn his jerseys and boo him for most of the game at Lambeau is completely classless. IT’S A GAME! some people acted like he was married to them and left them for another woman! give me a break! the VIKINGS called HIM. If you had a team begging for you to play for them saying “WE NEED YOU!” when the team is a potential superbowl contender….that’s a no-brainer. I loved everything about the Packers from 1919-2008. what a great organization. but b/c of the current Packers management and many classless fans, I’m done cheering for them for now. maybe when the fans show some more class I’ll get over it, but until then I don’t want to be associated with fans like that.

  48. By Stephanie on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    by the way….thank you Vikings fans for showing real class. while there’s always some bad fans on every team, you guys proved me wrong. I went to the Packers @ Vikings game and for the most part all the Vikings fans were great (I was wearing my Favre Packer Jersey at the time…I was still torn then, but not anymore).

  49. By TW VIKE on Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Stephanie- Good for you ! I still have my #84 Moss jerseys.

  50. By Greg on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    God is great, beer is good—”Favre Bashers” are CRAZY!

  51. By Brent on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Wouldn’t it be great to have the entire Vikings team secretly show up at the Leno Show and ask Brett to come back. I am a Favre fan indefinately! You da man!!! We all want you back Brett. Packer fans don’t want you to come back because then they know it will be another year before they can win the NFC North. Hope to see you wearing Purple in August.

  52. By Andy on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Brett we need you, forget about the pick. Come back and kick some butt!!!!

  53. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    PAUL: Let me let in you in on a little secret: A QB who just led his team to a 13-3 record, and had the best statistical season of his career (up to that point, and went to the NFC Championship game, DOESN’T HAVE TO COMPETE FOR HIS JOB WITH ANY QB,

  54. By Clint on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a packer fan my whole life but would love to see Brett come back for one more great year! However, it will be very interesting to see if the vikings move on after March 5. Brett will not decide that soon, it is out of his comfort zone for a hasty
    decision.If he doesn’t decide by March 5, and the vikings go with Sage and Jackson as their qb all summer long, then there is an off the record agreement between farve and the vikings that he will be back after training camp.

  55. By zach on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Steve- you are a very stupid man. Favre owns almost every QB record in the books. You should never ever compare yourself to a person like BRETT FAVRE! please leave the drugs alone and come back to your sad sad life.

  56. By zach on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    PAUL- we were 12-4

  57. By Steve on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    zach – it’s a sad sad life when your franchise never won a SB and you resort to the delusional notion that a former Packer will win you a SB. You MN fans need to lay off the Favre cool aid. Anybody playing for 19 years is going to rack up stats, it’s the ring that counts. So funny to see all the former Favre haters now turned Favre lovers. Then you still jump back on the bandwagon for more pain after he literally throws your season. Face it, you only love him because he “defected” from GB.

  58. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Zach: I was referring to the 2007 season after Favre took the Packers to 13-3 durung the regular season and then the Chamionship game, yet, those who call themselves Packer “fans” thought it was justified to have the guy COMPETE for his job with Aaron Rodgers. What a disgrace……………………………..

    Oh yeah, the prodigy inherited that same team and what was their record in 2008? 6-10?

  59. By Pack on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    What’s more classy than signing a free agent? Wow the Vikes sure showed class there. They signed a QB that could win them a SB in a really classy way!

    You guys want a pat on the back? As if the Vikes made a huge sacrifice and did Favre some favor. In all reality, he did you a favor. And you know what? I’d wait indefinitely for Favre too if my backup was TJack.

    The only thing worse than a 40 year old Favre in purple would be a 26 year old Rodgers in anything other than green and gold.

    Thompson ruined the franchise? You see the season ARodg had? You see the numbers? You see what the Pack did with the pick they got by trading Favre? For those of you close-minded ex-fans who want to keep living in the past and remembering the ONE SB Favre won you in SIXTEEN years I’ll tell you what the Pack did with the pick… THEY GOT CLAY MATTHEWS.

    Keep in mind… it’s possible letting Favre go was the right move.

    And for ex-Packer fans… Why did you first become a Favre fan? Because you loved him as a player? Or because he was the standout QB for YOUR Green Bay Packers? To you I say, have fun being a Vikings fan in two years post-Favre. I look forward to 10+ more seasons of seeing ARodg at QB.

  60. By Bill on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Can you all guarantee to me that Favre would have won the job over Rodgers? I’ll help you out… you can’t. And since you can’t, having him try out was the right move. The NFL is a win now league, and you can’t let a QB start based on winning a Super Bowl 10 years ago.

  61. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Hey “Pack” and “Bill”, I was a Packer fan since 1966 because my father knew and played with Lombardi after his Fordham days. So, unless you have more years than I do as having been a Packers fan, take some advice. You don’t treat one of the great players of your franchise, let alone in the history of the NFL like an old shoe. If in 2007 the Packers were 8-8 with a mediocer year under Favre, with his skills visibly fading, then, and ONLY then would the Packers be justified in “moving on”. Packer management in the Glory days would never have done that to a player of great stature. Everyone knows that Rodgers (who I think is a fine young man and and a promising young quarterback) was the guy ted Thompson drafted and wanted as his QB. Ron Wolfe would have NEVER treated Favre like that!!!! Never!!!! The guy took the Pack to 14-4 (inlcuding the playoffs) that year. Are you kidding me???????? You people are like the husband who has a great wife, married for 40 years, but if she burns your steak, you want to trade her in for some young chick. YOU JUST DON’T TREAT PEOPLE THAT WAY.

    As all of you Packers “fans” with short memories who love to point at Favre’s costly INT’s but forget about the playes he makes that no one else does, I have this question: …What was the LAST play of your season this year that was the play that dirstly COST you the game in OT? So sit down shut up and grow up and learn how to treat players and people who have giving you their all the respect they deserve.

  62. By Pack on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Look at the numbers (in comparison to Favre) that Rodgers put up while getting sacked 16 more times and having 5 less probowlers on offesnse. I ask you simply. In the interest of their team. Did the Packers make the wrong move by letting Favre go?

  63. By tim on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    this Paul i like.

  64. By Pack on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    PLEASE somebody give me an argument that the Packers made the wrong move by starting Rodgers.

    And after you do that, make an argument that Favre would have been as successful and effective in Green Bay this season as he was in Minnesota.

    And after you realize that Minnesota was a better fit for him this season than Green Bay, explain to me why then Favre fans are mad at the Packers…

  65. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    To “Pack’ Let me see if I get this right…….you want to heap praise on the 27 year old guy who lost TWO head to head games with the 40 year old guy, who, also took his team to the #2 seed and to the NFC championship game, who’s offense domintaed the subsequesnt Super Bowl Champions defense on their own turf, only to be done in by THREE fumbles inside the 20 yard line of the subsequent SB Champions, otherwiswe they would have scored 45 points?…..

    Like I said before, Rodgers inherited a 13-3 team and went 6-10. Yet the 39 year old guy, who got traded to a putrid 4-12 team, in the AFC, with a completely different offense, and NO training camp and with his arm falling off the last 5 games went 9-7.

    And once again: Score? Favre 2, Rodgers 0, head to head. You people are ungrateful and ignorant.

  66. By Pack on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    You’re all idiots. I can’t wait to see you routing for the Vikings in two years. Gonna be so awesome. You all breathe a lot of hot air, but you’re Packer fans. If you weren’t you wouldn’t care.

    Oh yeah, you heard it here first. When all is said and done… Rodgers will have more Super Bowls than Favre.

  67. By Greg on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Paul Pontorno—you “nailed” it. Very logical and well said. Initially I was upset with the Packer management for their handling of the Favre “divorce”. Currently I am even more upset with the fans. Their treatment of Favre is an embarrassment (I am from Stevens Point), and hateful. Interesting also how Childress and the Vikings want Favre back, and are allowing him his own time table to make his decision. I am now a Vikings fan, and will be after #4 retires. The Vikings—a class organization.

  68. By TJ on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you very much Packer Fans.

    You’re displaying exactly why the FORMER Packer Fans are FORMER Packer Fans. Thank you for making our point for us. i.e. No logic, selective use of facts, personal hatred, etc. etc. etc.

    To the good people of Minnesota: can you IMAGINE what its like to actually live here in Wisconsin and try to reason with these people in and day out? Trying to reason with them is totally futile. This is EXACTLY why I’m a Vikings fan now.

    Godspeed Brett. . . you have more loyalty from the Minnesota fans after one year, than from the Packers fans for the many years you were there. You are NOW where you were meant to be.

  69. By Kyle on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Just wanted to say thanks to the whole Vikings organization for putting together the best NFL team of the 2009 season. I brought my 4 year old daughter to her first NFL game as the Vikings beat the Lions. We looked good, especially her, in our Vikings Favre jerseys. Sorry Kleinsasser, after many good years, I left your jersey in the closet at the 5 home games I went to so that I could support Favre. Favre, your determination lifted our spirits in Minnesota last fall. Thank you so much.

  70. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    “Pack” – See if you can figure this out before Ted Thompson doesn’t look like a white lab rat anymore: The Packers made a decision, that in turn, caused thousands of their fan base to change allegiances and become fans of one of their arch rivals – Now, WHO are the IDIOTS???????

    If I were Favre, I’d tell the Packers to “shove it” when they decide to retire his number. His bust in the Hall of Fame willl mean much, much more.

  71. By tim on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    i just hope favre goes in the h.o.f. as a viking.

  72. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    I too want to thank the Minnesota Vikings and their fans for one of the best sporting days I have EVER expereinced in my life, when I attended the NFC playoff game vs. The Cowboys. What an awesome experience it was for me and my nephew. I planned on seeing Brett play in 2008,….in LAMBEAU, before he was to retire, but, I wasn’t able to do that, because of how they kicked him to the curb. So, I got to see him at the METRODOME. I finally got to see the “Great One” play in person, on the 40 yard line on the Vikings side of the field. It was tremendous. His 4 TD’s and 0 INT’s ,…his BEST Post Season game ever, was tremendous. But you know, THAT wasn’t a big game though………Oh, it was? and his passer rating that day was like 135 or so? really?????

    Bottom line – I had to see #4 in the Metrodome, instead of as a Packer in Lambeau field, after 44 years of being a Packer fan. What a disgrace….

    Thank you Minnesota.

  73. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    And one more thing, “Pack” even the bounty hunting tactics of the subsequesnt SB champions, and thier relentles bludgeoning of #4 couldn’t knock the 40 year old legend our of the game, let alone even MISS A SNAP! That’s because he’s the toughest S.O.B. that’s ever played the position………EVER!

  74. By tim on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    paul, rogers would still be in i.c.u.

  75. By tim on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    sorry the wimps real last name is rodgers, but he would still be in i.c.u.

  76. By Pack on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    You’re all idiots. Blinded. Have fun watching football in two years with no Favre.

  77. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    Pack: Really? The Packers went 30 years without a champhionship after Bart Starr. It took Brett Favre to bring them one and to two Super Bowl. And you think with the ‘great” Aaron Roadgers they will be rolling in Championships? What are YOU smoking? Ted Thompsons’ brains?

  78. By Michael Gallegos on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    Well Viking fans all over the world,heres how I see it,first of all let me just say I have been a viking fan since the 70′s and I love my Vikings more than ever.Frankly if you have watched game after game and watched them lose 4 superbowls and how we lost,not to mention the game agianst the Falcons with our boy Randy Moss which would have put us in the Superbowl and now this last game with the Saints,you might think,well maybe our team is cursed,how in the world could we have such bad luck,I mean think about it,just go back to those games anf see how we lost,it’s unbelievable,really unbelievable.Now,I’m not a superstiitous guy but if I were I would wonder why is our team plagued with such bad luck,well I have an idea but I’m going to it to myself
    becouse while I was watching the vikings play the Saints as much as I wanted the Vikings to win I just knew in my heart it was not going to happen,in all the craziyness of the game,it came to me,and heres the download;The Vikings showed to be the best team in the NFL but becouse of all the devestation in New Orleans,They needed the win more than anything and thats how it was to be,and so they went on to win the Super Bowl and the whole country is proud of the Saints and the city of New Orleans.Well now its time for us to start thinking about Super Bowl 45 and heres my take on that.The Vikings have been plagued with bad luck for a lot of years but all that can end with the comeback of one person,Brett Favre,yes he took a beating out there and sometimes it was hard to watch,and I can understand a person not wanting to go through all that again for a whole season but if he’s willing to put all that aside and what ever else may be on his mind just so the Vikings can return and go to the Super Bowl, then becouse of his unselfishness and willing to put everything on the line,the Viking curse,as I call it will be broken and we will go to the Super Bowl and finally win,otherwise we may never win
    Go Vikings

  79. By Greg on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    The cheeseheads accuse Favre of being selfish, and just wanting to pad his individual records. Well—they don’t call them “cheeseheads” for nothing! (And they look like cheeseheads I might add). They use NO logic—just juvenile emotion. Favre is one of the most UNSELFISH players to ever play the game. Hopefully he will come back and take the Vikings to the Super Bowl, but I suppose if he doesn’t, the Green & Gold Koolaid drinkers will says he’s selfish if he does not. “Paul Pontorno”: you would be GM on my team! “TJ” would be Team President, and “Michael” would be Head Coach. Me? I’d just sit back and let you three take us to the Super Bpwl!

  80. By Kristi on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a Vikings fan since the age of 3. No band wagon jumping. There have been alot of tough seasons. This year was awesome. I have never seen the team pull together like they did this year, and they had FUN playing the game. Brett Favre gave us a gift this season, it was the most fun I have had as a
    Vikings fan. A season I will NEVER forget. If it is only one season with Brett, that’s alright. I’m sick of the packer fans calling him a traitor, and treating him so horribly. GROW UP – this man is awesome, you threw him away. This viking fan will alway wear the purple #4 with pride! SKOL VIKINGS

  81. By Bon on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    I love Brett and I hope he comes back. The vikes should have won over the Saints,call it whatr you will–but they messed up big time with no calls…
    Brett is my man and he deserved that Super Bowl.
    Rah Rah to the viking fans, they have class and know a good thing when they see it. Steve needs to get his facts straight. A-rod will never come close to BF’s records. Kiss it..Go vikings!!

  82. By Michael Gallegos on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    Thats telling them.

  83. By Michael Gallegos on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    I know Brett will be back and we are going to have another great season.

  84. By Greg on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    I have lived in Wisconsin, and have been a Packer fan, most of my life. Now I understand why the Vikings and Bears fans have made fun of the Packer’s “faithful”. Keep talking negatively about Brett Favre, Cheeseheads. It just makes the Vikings organization, and fans, look better and classier. Count me as a Vikings and Favre fan for (the rest of my) life—

  85. By Rick Patel on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    hey brett me and my bro… beliving u. wen u play game me n bro pray for u to win. and we will. plis come back for 1 more years that wot we praying rite now. we dont care wot ppl say… me n bro wacht every game from 1996 ur games n pray.. we came from india in 1995… we dont know u but in our hart saying ur something for use… ur making use and every 1 happy. past happand but that was destanetion but we dont know the futher it mey b good…. like we did… we dint give up.. so we praying god for u to not to give up….. plis come back

  86. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    Bon: What did Steve say about A-Rod and Favre? I missed that.

    Thanks.

  87. By Paul Pontorno on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    Bon: Sorry. Never mind…I got it!!! Thanks.

  88. By packerfan4ever on Feb 28, 2010 | Reply

    Some days I really feel sorry for the Atlanta Falcons’ fans who because of a STUPID GM and Coach let Brett Favre go to the Packers! How many Superbowls have they won since then? How great was the player(s) they got for Favre? If they had kept Farve, we wouldn’t be having this conversation about the Vikings and Packers teams/fans!And is’nt that something that a STUPID move way back in the early 90′s ,would be affecting 2 or 3 or more teams now almost 20 years later? WOW!!! And actually its been 2 STUPID moves that are affecting these teams,early 90′s and late 2000′s! Just amazing!!! Anyway, Brett Favre, please come back! You are what every player should be: tough,competitive,great at your position,and down right just fun and enjoyable to watch! You make the NFL better, by playing football like you always have, with your HEART! Thanks again, Brett!!! Jeff from Wisconsin

  89. By styles on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    my gut says he will come back and win a super bowl
    for the vikings

  90. By adam on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    i have been a true viking fan all my life and never liked favre or the packers. but for the first time in my life i watched every game and enjoyed every last second because of what #4 has brought to us. thank you brett and please come back one more year we all know the refs cost us that game more than anything so come back and stick it to them too. and if its worth it i will kiss brett favres bare feet on national televison if thats what it takes to bring him back :)

  91. By Todd on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Okay everyone that has been paying attention to the Favre drama the past years should know something. If Favre says he is NOT going to return, we can’t truly believe him. If he says he WILL return, we can 100% believe him. Only if he says he won’t we can start asking questions. Not once, over these past years of indecisiveness, has the controversy come from him saying he will return. Only when he says he won’t is when we hope he’s lying!! :D

  92. By Jimmy C on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Robis S is completely right and I fell exactly the same.

    Also, I have called the Green Bay organization and at least half of Wisconsin a bunch of “Judases.” I love Brett favre more than ever on the Vikings and embraced the entire team with him. I was a packer fan for 39 years and I do not even recgnize the organization anymore. The packers are not worthy of a man who rebuilt a reputable name to their town and to their organization. AND many of us know that favre’s success and reputation rebuilt / renovated that puny town’s stadium!!! Favre earned the right to take all the time he needed to contemplate playing. He was rushed out by McCarthy and Thompson.

  93. By Shane "Hulk" Smollen on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    I am 21 years old and grew up a green bay packer fan all my life along with my dad and grandfather. I am too young to remember Favre’s run at superbowl 31 and for as long as I’ve remembered I wanted to see Favre win a superbowl. I agree that delaying a decision whether or not to retire can be irratating but he has done so much for the organization and has nothing to prove, if they can’t respect him like Lombardi or Starr then they don’t deserve a player or his calibur. The packers left him for the wolves and he found a home in the Minnesota Vikings, I say f*** the packers and beat em’ down till the cows come home. Aaron Rodgers is a talented quarterback but he already has one losing season as a starter while it took Favre 14 years to accomplish that stat. I wish and hope he comes back and wins another so I can finally be at peace and an unbiast fan. Favre 4 Ever!

  94. By Paul Pontorno on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Shane: You are only 21 years old, yet you display the character and respect of someone much older. Your Dad and Grandpa taught you well. You explained it well when you said it can be annoying with the indecisivenss Brett has shown in recent years. Yet, you understand that the man has earned the right to make sure as to what he is going to do. What many do not realize, is that once Brett hangs ‘em up,…that’s it for him. He is not the type of guy who is going to be getting a job on ESPN or NFL Network as an analyst. He will be riding his tractor and being a great Dad and husband, I’m sure. But he will not be around the game anymore. I really feel, that the reason he “retired” with that press conference back in Match of 2008, was because he felt the Packers really didn’t want him anymore. Ted Thompson refused several requests to sign some exceptional free agents (like Randy Moss), when they had the chance 2 years in a row. And whether they admit it or not, the Packers DIDN’T want him back. You see, while building through the draft is a good thing, when there is a difference maker, ..a game breaker out there,….like a Reggie White, a SMART and SAAVY and UNPRIDEFUL GM will get that piece of the puzzle, esepcially if they’re 25 million under the salary cap. That’s whey Ted Thompson is a stubborn, prideful moron. When you have a chance to get a guy who can put you over the top, you get them. That’s what Randy Moss was.

    One thing I know about pride: “It comes before a fall”.

    Deanna Favre- God Bless you too. Thank you for being such a source of support and strenght for Brett, even though you have gone through such trying times with your health. The Lord says: “A good wife is a blessing”. God Bless the entire Favre Family

    Paul Pontorno

  95. By TJ from Wisconsin on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    When the retirement issue was at its height here in Wisconsin, Packer’s legend Jerry Kramer (from the Lombardi Era) did a radio interview. I found his analysis so profound that I downloaded it from the radio station’s web site to save.

    His take on it was,(I’m paraphrasing, but this is very close to the actual quote) “Ted Thompson can’t stand to be in Brett’s shadow, and Brett casts a mighty big shadow. . . ” BULLSEYE JERRY KRAMER!

  96. By Jeff on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    I am from Indiana and have always been a Vikings fan. I have also been a Favre fan because he always gives 110% and seems to just enjoy playing the game. I would love to see him come back one more season and lead the Vikings to and win there first Superbowl. I don’t believe they can without him. If you don’t believe all I said is true just ask my wife she won’t lie for me LOL. Come back Favre the Vikings and the fans need you. We’ll be hoping here in Indiana

  97. By tim on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    If you hate BRETT FAVRE ask yourself what kind of person are you and the reasons you hate him. I think the problem you have is with youself.

  98. By Bill S on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Can’t get enough of this conversation. I’m also a former Packer fan being from Wisconsin. Favre was undoubtedly the soul of that Packers organizations and the way he was ostricized for simply CONSIDERING retirement was baffling. I don’t think Favre was feminine enough for TT and when we let politics take over sports this is what happens. How can anybody say Favre is disloyal…. 16 years with the Packers?? Comon cheeseheads, wake up. With or without Favre I’ll be cheering on any team that plays against the Packers just despite TT and MM because this is personal and I want them GONE. 2009 was the most exciting year of football I’d ever seen and I’d love for Brett to stick it to the Packers again!! Go Vikes!!

  99. By jermdAWG on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    SIMPLY PUT………………………FAVRE THE MAN

  100. By Larry, Charlotte, NC on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    I have always been a packer fan through the ups and downs for the past 60 years. It was great when Bart Starr took them and won 2 superbowls how good that was, but what the packer organization did to Brett Favre it totally unacceptable. I always say when Brett retires football will never be the same. I am a huge Brett fan and i don’t know if I will watch the green and gold again, I am sure I will, but it will not be the same. I hope Brett comes back and win the super bowl for the vikings, they deserve it, and the vikings showed me class where the pack did not, how can you boo a legend, yes boo vikings but not #4, we all know that the refs gave the game to the saints, they even admitted they blew that call, they need to be fired. Come back Brett, you are the best. GO VIKINGS.

  101. By Jeff Packerfan on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    HaHaHaHaHa!

  102. By Paul Courville on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    This thing is Favre from over…

  103. By Paul Courville on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    … Favre will return.

  104. By Anthony Raggio on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    From a long time Packer fan to a converted Vikings fan, Brett Favre is the reason I watched and played football!!! What will football be like without Favre? Come back for another year and bring that talented team to the Superbowl; I’m not ready to retire my Favre jersey!!!

  105. By Joe on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    hope he gives a key hint to whether he’s coming back. Something like “there’s a good chance I will come back” or something. My gut says he wont, but who know, maybe he’ll come in and when Jay asks the first question (which odviously will be “are you coming back”) he’ll just say yes. That would be so dang funny.

  106. By TJ from Wisconsin on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    The thing about Brett that’s SO GREAT is that there’s exctiement surrounding EVERYTHING HE DOES.

    …and the Packers just threw that away. Pretty smart, huh? They really are a bunch of Cheeseheads!

    The sport of Football wouldn’t be the same without Brett Farve throwing for yet another TD on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Autumn!

  107. By styles on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    no u cant,name them >_<

  108. By Jen on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    I have bled purple for 13 years now. The 2009 season was the funnest season I’ve had. I have always been a Favre fan except twice a year when they played my team. This was a particularly sweet year because my favorite quarter back played for my favorite team. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also agree that my superbowl was on the Packs home turf. Sure I’m disappointed the official superbowl, but I will still be cheering for the purple and gold hopefully with Favre quarter backing another season. SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!!

  109. By Steven on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Here we go Vikings fans……this is where Brett announces 52 reasons to come back and play another season…..he IS a team guy and is closer than ever to leading our favorite Purple Team to a Championship!

  110. By Alan on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Brett will be back, if we can bring in a vet RB who can mentor AP, I think the fumbles will be fixed, the O-Line should be better in Year 2 together. and the secondary needs alot of work. If we can solidify those things, and if Brett comes back, barring injury, he’ll take us to the Promised Land!

  111. By James on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    As a Viking fan since the 1970′s I have seen it all. I will never forget all the times, through the decades. I have two prize possessions. My SI copy with Randall Cunnigham on it and my one with Brett on it. I finally got over my issue with the Cowboys from 75 this year when we stuck it to them on the last TD but yeat again we have more errors…(no completion). I hope the organization can keep all of this team for one more time because they have all the basics that a good team has to win. It isn’t about the record or the records but just about being there for the team. No gimiics are needed…

  112. By tim on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    I think he is going to announce that he is coming back thurs. night. The guy is not the kind of person to leave Hattiesburg and fly to L.A. unless there is a good reason, I believe he would rather be working on his property then just about anything else in the world other than playing on sundays. I’ve seen him on more then one occasion weed eating around his front gate or doing others lawn related things he seems obsessed with it.

  113. By Jeff on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Clever guy. He is appearing on the 4th of March on Jay Leno’s 4th show.

  114. By tim on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Never thought of that Jeff. Mama always said i would catch on and she was a real smart lady.

  115. By Greg on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Cheeseheads. In the words of Elvis Costello: “Oh I used to be disgusted—and now I try to be amused”! The more you bash Brett Favre, the more the “rest of the world” is laughing at you.

  116. By Paul Pontorno on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Those Packer “fans” that hate Brett, are like the guy who dumps his girlfriend who has been loyal and wonderful to him, for someone else, becasue he thinks the grass is greener with somebody else. Then, when he sees his old girlfriend happy and pursued and admired by other guys,it gnawas at him and he doesn’t want anyone else to have her.

    You suffer from displaced hosttility. You’re anger should be directed at the guy who looks like a white labaratory hamster, Ted Thompson. Even if Brett doesn’t win a SB with the Vikings, what you did was DISGRACEFUL, and when he does finally retire from the game, the NFL will be poorer for it.

  117. By TJ from Wisconsin on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    YES! Paul Pontorno nails it yet again!

    Ted Thompson is exactly where the Packer fans hate should be directed. None of what has transpired would have happened without him. Period. Even the Packer players like Rodgers aren’t really to blame . . . they’ve just been caught inthe crossfire.

    But Paul, I disagree with you on one thing. I think Thompson looks more like a rat. Hamsters look too friendly.

  118. By tim on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Well said Paul.

  119. By Paul Pontorno on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks, TJ and Tim. And you know what else?……..the girlfriend the guy dumps, ends up with one of his rivals from the neighborhood……But the guy blames the girlfriend and not himself…..

    yeah,….that’s it. And TJ, you’re right about the “rat”. By the way, is a rat a realtive to a WEASEL by any chance?

  120. By Ricky R. on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    being a packer fan growin up i loved watching favre play when he first said he was retiring i thought that sucked but kinda thought he would come bacc like reggie white did ya know. i had moved 2 texas in 1999 and did not enjoy cowboys football but thats beside tha point my point is is that i think favre has one at least one year left in him i watched him on tha pack on tha jets and this year on tha viks and he has helped bring this team a long way and even though im a huge texans fan im also a huge favre fan and realizing tha vikings willingness 2 accept tha best or one of tha best QBs ever tha vikings have went up on my favorites list GO FAVRE and GO VIKINGS

  121. By OLDSCHOOL on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Didn’t we vote Paul off the tribe last week ? We asked him for his torch didn’t we? Idiot !

  122. By Greg on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hey “OLDSCHOOL”, that’s a very intelligent and logical comment you made. You MUST be a Packer fan!

  123. By TJ from Wisconsin on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Remember the Kevin Costner movie “For the Love of the Game.” And remember the part where the coach leaves Costner in the game . . . and Costner goes on to make history despite his age.

    Well, when they make a movie about Brett (and mark my words that there WILL BE a movie made about him) Ted Thompson and the Packer fans will be portrayed as the coach and fans who made THE MOST BONE-HEADED MOVE IN SPORTS HISTORY and tried to take him out of the game.

    But in the Brett Favre story the story won’t end there… the bone-headed coaches’ antics don’t work … and Brett comes back to the Packer fans’ sacred ground of LAMBEAU,and gives them all A REALLY GOOD BUTT-WHOPPIN’!!!!!!

    I can’t wait for that movie, and I can’t wait for the Leno Show! Let’s hope …

  124. By Paul Pontorno on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    This says it all……..

  125. By Michael Gallegos on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone keeps saying that Brett Favre has at least 1 good year left,I don’t know what you guys are talking about,the way he played in that last game,I never seen a quarterback get hit so hard and so many times and just shake it off,most quarterbacks would have left the field,and did you see how happy he was out there playing,I’d say he has a lot of good years left,don’t let age fool you man.

  126. By Brian from Ireland on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Ive never been to a football game. I dont know what its like to play the game. But as a fan, from other side of the world i can tell you that Favre is greatly respected, praised, admired for the size of his heart, his courage and the amount of grit he continues to show @ 40 years old every sunday If you dont want him to come back, you must be a bitter hurt packers fan or not a football fan at all. He put himself on the line for 16 years and gets a barage of abuse for his troubles. For the amount of sh*t hes been through he deserves another ring. Go Vikings

  127. By Paul Pontorno on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Mike Gallegos, I agree totally. It makes a world of difference when a player feels WANTED. And that’s what the Vikings and their fans have expressed.

  128. By Gordvike on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Steve Packer ijit.,

    We don’t have to get over the boos, you, and the rest of your classless fan base, do. You guys tainted an unbelievable relationship between a Super Star and a City. Take a look at Brett’s face while you are booing him. You people were terrible! We watched him take our beloved purple to the doorstep. You showed him the door. I will proudly, and happily, accept Brett Favre back as our leader. I gave the man and the team a standing ovation after our last regular season game, and I know, in my sometimes psychic heart, that he will be back, and the Vikings will go to the Superbowl, and a purple # 4 jersey will adorn the wall of our brand new stadium. He may even play two more years. Eat your heart out.

  129. By Paul Pontorno on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Well said, Gordvike !

  130. By TJ from Wisconsin on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Thank You Brian, that was great.

    It’s great to know that others from across the seas in Ireland “get it” Brett Farve fans recognize qualities like honor, determination, respect,and the one that Packers fans really don’t get . . . Loyalty.

    By the way, Ireland Rocks (I was there for the Dublin Marathon!)

    To Paul Pontorno I had never seen that video before, that is awesome!

  131. By Gordvike on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Here are my comments, an the 2009 season, NFC Championship game, between The Minnesota Vikings, and the New Orleans Saints.
    First: It was simply the Saints time. They were also lucky in the lack of officiating, and they had a sports powered malicious game plan. That game plan? Hurt Brett Favre. S.P should be ashamed of himself. The entire Saints nation, should thank Brett Favre, not insult him. If I, a spectating fan, was completely drained after that game, then what did Brett Favre feel like? They hurt his foot. When you hurt someones foot, they go into shock. He threw a bad pass. Brett gifted the Saints that game. “Your welcome”. Now that is out of the way. Lets go win a Superbowl.

  132. By Steve on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    TJ: Loyalty? Favre represents loyalty? HA!! He defected from GB. The guy RETIRED. He wasn’t pushed out. Then he makes his way to the div rival. Yeah, that’s some loyalty. We booed him AFTER he became a Viqueen, not before. The Packers did what YOUR team should be doing, moving on to younger players. Drink the Favre Koolaid for another year but that MN trophy case will remain bare.

  133. By Paul Pontorno on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, Steve. Obviousely, you’re an ignoramus. If Favre had become a free agent and helfd the Packers up for $$$ and then went to the Vikings, THEN you could say he’s a traitor and has no loyalty. How many times does it have to be said, or, that you detach yourself from your denial: when all was said and done, Favre changed his mind and said he WASN’T retiring, and he wanted to continue. Do you and all the morons like you NOT remember that?????? Does a team offeer a $20 million dollar BRIBE to someone to NOT PLAY for anyone else, who is RETIRED??????? I see, it was ok for Reggie White to come out of retirement and play for someone else, but NOT Brett Favre.

    You are an embarassment, just like Packer management, to the good, true Packer fans and to historians of the NFL. Until you have something logical and ACCURATE to say, keep your mouth shut.

  134. By Paul Pontorno on Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    For those of you who watched the Leno show the other night, what is your gut feeling after seeing the show?

    Do you think it is possible that he already has told the Vikings he is coming back and has asked them to not to make it public? Just interested in your opinions.

    Thanks.

  135. By TJ from Wisconsin on Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    I was hoping he would have made an announcement, BUT I really didn’t expect that he’d announce either way on a comedy show.

    I also don’t think he would have made such a high profile appearance if he was “leaning toward” retirement. My guess is that he’s in close contact with the Vikings, and is keeping them advised. I believe his attitude shows that he is VERY LIKELY to come back, but since there is no rush at this time to decide he may delay an announcement for just a while longer.

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