The football news came out of Eden Prairie, Minnesota today that after all the talks, texting and gossip chatter may of had some truth to it after all!
First there were whispers that Brett Favre met up with three close friends on the Vikings team, defensive end Jared Allen, Kicker Ryan Longwell (another ex-Packer) and guard Steve Hutchinson in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The three flew back to Minnesota, with Favre.
Next there is a tid-bit from Brett's brother, Jeff Favre, who told the Biloxi Sun Herald that there should be little wonder why the QB traveled to Minnesota with three Vikings teammates on Tuesday
According to Jeff Favre:
"I am pretty confident it is about to become a reality. Mom sent me a text from Brett that said he was on his way to Minnesota to play another year. I am happy for him.
"He had fun playing last year, and there's little question if he wants to play or can play. It's going to be another exciting year. The dream continues for all of us for another year.''
Brett Favre spoke often that he wanted to play, but did his waffle dance that it depends on his recent ankle surgery. The Minnesota Vikings wanted an answer. So the Vikings fielded that question by sending a “recruiting’’ team to Hattiesburg, including Favre’s friends, Ryan Longwell and Jared Allen, to maybe speed up the process.
I understand there was some good long talks amongst the boys. Sharing respect for each other and that they as a team wanted him back, and Favre himself maybe needing to hear that, plus missing the action of playing with the boys. All I know is they all flew back together and Ryan Longwell played chauffeur back to Vikings team headquarters at Winter Park.
photo from Vikings Fan forum 8-18-2010
The news that Favre was back in Minnesota came a few days after he was given the OK by Dr. James Andrews that his surgically repaired ankle was strong enough to endure another season.
To me, this message reads ...
the Kid, although silver and gray speckled,
a.k.a. the Gunslinger was back in the saddle!
photo from Vikings Fan Forum 8-18-2010
Welcome back Brett!
Best of luck !!
I can not wait to watch the smiling-leaping-little-boy-style
of fun you bring to the game.
Are you ready for some Favre Football!!
photo Vikings Fan forum 8-18-2010
At one of Wednesday's news conference, Favre said this will be his final NFL season. Coach Brad Childress said he believes Favre when he says he's done after 2010. But this fan will believe Favre is playing until I see the day he is not suited up and walking on to the playing field. Then I shall deal with it.
One good omen for the Vikings in 2010:
After practice, Favre ran slowly -
but without any limp Wednesday.