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Favre Is Still Alive

Every year around the Fourth of July, Brett Favre talks to hometown reporter Al Jones of The Sun Herald.  This year is no different and what Favre here is what Favre had to say as transcribed by Access Vikings:

By Al Jones

The Sun Herald

BILOXI, Miss. — Whether Brett Favre plays a 20th season in the NFL is still up in the air.

Following an early morning workout on Thursday that included an eight-mile bike ride near his Hattiesburg home with his wife, Deanna, the future Hall of Fame quarterback hinted that a return to Minnesota was possible.

But Favre wouldn’t commit with a direct answer about possible retirement either.

“I’m not saying that,” Favre said. “I just don’t know. I do not want to stir the pot. If it (comment) comes from me, it’s a big deal. At my age, all surgeries are major. The three I’ve had on the same ankle were considered minor, but major to me. It feels fine now. If my body was a wreck, the decision would be made. But that is not the case. I know they (Vikings) want to know.”

Favre added: “Hell, I want to know. But I am not going to press it. If I do not play, it does not cost the Vikings a dime. They keep the $13 million. I know they have confidence in the players they have. They had a chance to draft (Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy) Clausen in the first round, but they didn’t want one.

“I know I can still play at a high level. Last year was a great year, but it could have been better (losing NFC Championship). When (Vikings coach Brad) Childress came to my home a few weeks ago, he told me to take my time. But the team would need to know at some point.”

In his first season with Minnesota, Favre guided the Vikings to a 12-4 record. The Vikings lost to New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game in which Favre threw a costly last-minute interception.

Minnesota opens the season on Sept. 9 at the Superdome against the defending Super Bowl champion Saints.

“I would love to go beat the Saints,” Favre said. “I want to win every game that I play. People tell me all the time to go beat the Saints and redeem yourself.

“People said the same thing with Green Bay the year before. It was, ‘You have to go back and beat Green Bay.’ I don’t want to be in my 20th year and hear people say, ‘You have to redeem yourself.’ Like I said, I would love to go beat the Saints. But what if that doesn’t happen?”

The NFC title defeat was the downside for a year as Favre passed for 4,202 yards and seven interceptions. Against New Orleans, Favre suffered an ankle injury, which was surgically repaired last month by Dr. James Andrews.

“It was my best season,” he said. “I’ve had three MVPs and that was not one of them. I know I can still play at a high level. I know I still love to play the game.

“I do know when it’s over, it’s over. I can’t play forever. It’s not like being a dentist or playing golf, I can’t play football forever.”

Favre said his indecision has caused his reluctance to speak publicly on the matter.

“That is why I am staying quiet at this time,” Favre said. “I have people telling me all the time that the NFL is better when I play. That is a big compliment and it makes me feel good. I also have people telling me that when I retire, they are going to stop watching football. I know that’s B.S.”

I would prefer to hear Favre talking about how he’s ready for training camp and how excited he is to use preseason to get on the same page as his teammates… but I suppose skipping straight to talking about the regular season is more of his style.

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16 Responses to “Favre Is Still Alive”

  1. Fragile Freds says:

    What a high school drama queen this jackass is.

    Favre added: “Hell, I want to know. But I am not going to press it. If I do not play, it does not cost the Vikings a dime.

    Huh? “Hell I want to know….” This putz acts like he’s waiting for someone else to tell him to play or not.

    Please, Fred begs you, stay in Mississippi and don’t come back. As last year, yes the Vikes would be better with him than not, but it’s not worth Fred listing to Brent suffer from menstural cramps every month.

    We all know this richard is coming back, he just loves the attention. Within two weeks we will start to see videos of Banjo throwing passes to skinny, shirtless, inbread, bucktoothed Mississippi high school football players. He will start to say things like “feeeelin’ purdy gid”. Next dumb “tweets” from the usual yaks telling us he’s coming back, then he’s not coming back…you know the dance.

    Someone please call Joe Webb and tell him to start jumping over those blue matts at a faster rate, it’s time to play.

    AK… do you write these things just to set you old pal off?

    • c.carterhof says:

      I can feel the hatred.

      Im no Favre lover, but the thought of this very talented team being led by Jackson…makes me feel a bit queasy.

      I agree, the “Hell, I want to know” statement is retarded.

  2. Ole says:

    what Freds said, also

    favre has gotten a free pass throughout his career, 2 drunk driving arrests, vicodin addiction which includes stealing a teammates pills, spouse abuse (they seperated for a time), a fraudulent charity that was established to expunge one of those drunk driving arrests from his record, sabotaging Javon Walkers contract negotiations, and probably a bunch of other misdeeds the general public will never hear about

    favre is a just a dog fighting/murder conviction away from being the worst person ever to wear an NFL uniform

    yup, its true, I don’t like him

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  4. Fragile Freds says:


    You forgot the fact that Banjo was the one that started that nasty oil leak in the gulf of Mexico.

  5. Fragile Freds says:

    Speaking of pro football jackasses. Old Mike Vick is certainly a classic. Goodell must be having a fit about now.

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Freds, some of these dumb asses will just never learn. Once a jackass always a jackass fits Vick perfectly. And Favre too I guess.

  6. Coolio says:

    Wow Favre seems like a bd guy now. Vick is just being Vick I guess. Oh wel maybe another suspension.

    Hey Adam how do you post other peoples articles on your site? or in other words, how do you make those gray boxes?

  7. Lost Viking says:

    Ole once did an eight mile bicycle trip.

    Problem wasn’t purple thong getting squished by the seat. No, it was when the damn thing drooped into the front wheel that set things in motion.

    Mention of Favre and bicycle trip in same sentence surely done to provoke a response.

  8. hey freds, do you enjoy pickin’ on people from the south? Is that some sort of crack? Buddy, I’m from down here, been a Viking fan all of my life, but if the rest of the fans are like you, which I’m sure there not, I’m glad I’ve never come to a game. It would be nice (and civil) if you would apologize to offended people. I don’t make snotty (and retarded) remarks about your heritage,whatever that is. You seem to have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed. Dude, where’s your manners? I thought you were a nice guy. Guess I was wrong. And it’s spelled inbred, ya putz.

  9. Ole, screw you,dumbass. Thanks to your faithful followers, Adam, I won’t be back here anymore.

  10. c.carterhof says:

    Ok, this is how I see it. I know Freds was just being Freds, thats cool. Thats what he does. But even when you are kiddin around, if you offend somebody, the right thing to do is apologize.
    And it should be a sincere apology, if not dont even apologize at all.
    That being said, purplereign, cmon man stick around. You are ok in my book, I think maybe you took Freds a bit too serious. He rarely is.

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