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August 20, 2010
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August 20, 2010 | Wire reports
Brett Favre will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in their exhibition game at San Francisco on Sunday and play a series or two, Coach Brad Childress said Friday in Eden Prairie, Minn. Favre, who returned to the Vikings on Tuesday after weeks of uncertainty about whether he would retire, said he needs to be in a game. "There's no substitute for calling plays in the huddle in a real game environment, and the only way I'm going to get the speed of the game down is being in games," he said.
August 18, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Captain Comeback (and back, and back …) has returned to the Minnesota Vikings. Quarterback Brett Favre, who will turn 41 in October and became a grandfather in April, opened the newest chapter of his NFL career Wednesday with his annual "I'm back" news conference. This will be his 20th season. "I owe it to this organization to give it one more try," the quarterback told a roomful of reporters at Vikings headquarters, officially capping the latest "Favre Watch. " That question — will he return?
August 18, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
Say what you will about Brett Favre's ceaseless dramatics, the NFL is more interesting when he's playing.… Equally compelling to Green Bay Packers fans, of course, would be for Aaron Rodgers & Co. to derail Favre's Super Bowl aspirations with the Minnesota Vikings. … It could easily happen. A player putting eraser to paper should not be the enduring image of a major international sports event.… Golf looked silly Sunday, but rules are rules.
August 17, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
The 40-year-old quarterback who has created so much "Favre magic" is headed for a career hat trick. Brett Favre appears to be coming back for a third time since announcing his NFL retirement in 2008. Favre flew to Minnesota on Tuesday aboard a private jet, along with three Vikings teammates dispatched to Hattiesburg, Miss., to plead for his return. A year ago, it was Vikings Coach Brad Childress who chauffeured the quarterback back to team headquarters. This time it was Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell, Favre's close friend since their days together with Green Bay. Three helicopters from local television stations hovered over Longwell's black BMW SUV on the drive to the facility.
August 4, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
Reporting from Las Vegas — Jay Rood is at quarterback and the playing field is mined with the volatility of the stock market, the cheap drama of a teenager's text message and the lunacy of television addiction. Brett Favre is talking to ESPN with his truck's engine running, making his retirement audible barely audible. But Rood is tuning in, listening and watching for any hint whether the hunting-cap-wearing Favre is going to indeed retire to Mississippi or return to be the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback for another season.
August 4, 2010 | Wire reports
Brett Favre has not decided whether he will play for the Minnesota Vikings this season, and Wednesday he denied sending text messages to teammates that said he will call it quits. Reports on Tuesday said Favre had begun telling Vikings personnel, including teammates, that he would not play in 2010. Coach Brad Childress dismissed the reports Tuesday, saying he hadn't heard directly from Favre on the subject. Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Favre's agent, Bus Cook, said Wednesday that Favre plans to return to the team if he is healthy.
August 4, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
Shaquille O'Neal seems desperate for another title. … The Big Shamrock won't be the first to play for the Lakers and Boston Celtics, nor would he be the first to win championships with both teams, according to Elias Sports Bureau. … Clyde Lovellette helped the Lakers to their last title in Minneapolis before winning two in Boston. … Bill Sharman , of course, coached the L.A. Lakers to their first championship after winning four as a player in Boston.
August 3, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
It was a three-word text that, if true, will lead to countless four-letter words among Minnesota Vikings fans. "This is it." That's what quarterback Brett Favre reportedly texted to teammates this week, indicating he will not be returning to the NFL this season, reportedly because his surgically repaired ankle is not sufficiently responding to rehabilitation. It's a reasonable possibility, considering the league's three-time most valuable player and serial retiree will turn 41 in October.
July 19, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Times NFL writer Sam Farmer poses the big questions as each team readies for training camp: NFC NORTH A year has passed, but when it comes to the quarterbacks in the NFC North, this feels a lot like 2009. In Minnesota, everyone's still waiting on the decision of Brett Favre . In Chicago, fans are still excited about the potential of Jay Cutler — muted excitement after his 26 interceptions last season — and how he'll mesh with new offensive coordinator Mike Martz . Was it Cutler who made most of the mistakes last fall, or should his supporting cast and former coordinator Ron Turner shoulder more of the blame?
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