Brad Childress was with the Vikings building a playground at an elementary school in Brooklyn Park the other day when an intrepid young aspiring journalist approached the coach and began firing off questions about Brett Favre. Chilly, knowing he couldn’t merely brush off the young lad, replied that Favre was retired. The relentless pubescent journo came right back at the Chilly however, saying, “I read the newspaper, and it says he’s coming back.” Chilly, backed into a corner – and surrounded by real reporters eager to watch him stick his foot in it – replied to the kid:
Really? You know what, the freaking newspaper, I wouldn’t trust anything that’s written in the newspaper. It’s all hearsay.
The Pioneer-Press‘s Sean Jensen characterized the above exchange as “playful,” but I wonder how much Chilly was playing, and how much he was venting. I have to imagine he’s sick of answering Favre questions. The reporters, I’d venture to guess, are sick of asking them. I wish the kid had kept at Chilly, grilling him until he started wishing he was in Gitmo having his fingernails ripped out. Would’ve been sweet.