When Maybe Means Definitely: Brett Favre Talks to Joe Buck




Brett Favre admits that he’s coming back…maybe.  Maybe?  Check out what Brett says around the 6 minute mark of the video.  He’s talking about how familiar he is with the Vikings offense, how much he likes their running game, how he thinks he could fit in with that situation – and says “we should be pretty good.”

Translation:  It’s a done deal.

Forget his talk about “if my arm feels good.”  He already believes the arm will be fine.  Everything else is mere formality.  Brett Favre will be behind center when the Vikings take the field in 2009.

I said in an earlier post that I didn’t think anything would be resolved with this interview, but I was wrong.  Obviously, Favre wanted to come out and confirm that he’s coming back without technically confirming it.  But he doesn’t need to confirm it any more than he has.  Put the jerseys on sale now.  Sell the tickets.  Call up your favorite Packer fan and offer your condolences.  And no, I still don’t think it’s going to work, but the great thing about it is, we all get to watch the games starting in September.  We’ll see who’s right and who’s wrong.

  • Mike

    Danzinski claims: He already believes the arm will be fine.  However, I say “believes” is not the same as “know.”  I will not be buying a purple #4 just yet (especially since I’m also not sure about Booty). 

    But I do hope and think Favre joins the Vikings.  And not only to stick it to the Packers, but also those f****** Franophiles – you know the 30% of those who call themselves Vikings fans, while hoping they fail with Favre.  Those who hate Favre no matter how well he does.  Like that Dirty Danzinski guy.  What a terrible season they will have, either way!

  • nickmx50

    I’m with you Mike.  I don’t care how much you hated Farve in the past, you don’t wish your own team to fail.  However, loud mouth Fran could be a blessing.  It might motivate Farve to do something for the Vikes  Fran never did…win it all……

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  • Mike

    Who knows what Favre did or didn’t want to give away?  I think Favre succeeded in ending the speculation around what many of us already knew – Favre will play QB for the Vikings IF his arm is healthy.

  • All Day 28

    From the interview it just seems like its only a matter of time, im sure a deal is done and they will announce it when Brett is ready. He wants to avoid all the media circus and I cant blame him for that. Welcome aboard Favre

  • Mike

    Of course, I’m assuming a contract can also be worked what, but I am really not sure about that and learned nothing about that on Joe Buck.

  • Tom

    the only good part about this is now i can watch all the games here in milwaukee, last year they picked up 8 jets games, think they’d do the same for the vikes? (knocks on wood)

  • Jim

    When danzinski says its not going to work, what does that mean?

    That they won’t reach the playoffs?  NFC Championship? Superbowl?  Win the superbowl?

  • Mike

    Maybe Danzinski means the Favre pickup will not work for him.  He will have a nightmare season, because (like Grump Old Fran) he will at least subconciously want Favre to fail with the Vikings, so they will be proven right. Negative predictions are not where you want to be.

  • Jim

    If I never heard the word Fran again in my life, I would be a happy guy.  But, the guy has a book to sell, so probably no such luck.

  • Mike

    What is Fran’s book about?  Tarkenton wrote a book about his 1969 season titled “Broken Patterns: The Education of a Quarterback.”  He also co-authored a novel in 1986 titled “Murder at the Super Bowl.”  That was about a head coach killed before the super bowl but it would also be a good title for a book about Fran’s super bowl performances.  Maybe his new book is about a 39 year old QB who wins a super bowl for his former enemy.  But you couldn’t make something like that up.

  • Mike

    Did you catch that Favre said he heard about Fran’s comments?  Favre just ignored him, like we probably should also.

  • Mike

    HA, HA, Danzinski the pirate got caught - the video is no longer available.  Maybe we will get a new head blogger.  How about a Favreophile?

  • Jim
  • Mike

    Ben Leber:  “it sounds to me like if his arm is healed and he can throw he will be joining us sometime in the future….I think it would be hard to put this out of your mind if you were Sage or Tarvaris, but if you take a step back you’re being compared and put up against a Hall of Famer that a lot of people still believe has a few years left in him.  It’s not like bringing a lower-rated quarterback in all of a sudden and replacing these guys. … This would be special circumstances and a special situation.”

  • Mike

    Packer Fan:  “All I got to say is Ted Thompson sucks. Favre was Wisconsin’s state treasure and he gave him away. I already know that if the shoulder is healthy, Favre will kick butt. He took a 4-12 team and made them 8-3 last year before getting injured, beating the Patriots, undefeated Titans, and NFC champion Cardinals before injury. Seconds away from a superbowl the year before. And now he’s going to a stacked team with a premo running game. Ted Thompson is the Wisconsin State Idiot. Minnesota I hate you even more!”

  • Mike

    ESPN commissioned a study by AccuScore to determine what impact Favre would have on the NFC North Division.  AccuScore conducted 10,000 computer-simulated NFL seasons splitting starts between quarterbacks Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson.  The Packers averaged 9.6 wins a year, while the Vikings and Bears each averaged 9.5.  Then another 10,000 simulated seasons were run the through the computer with Favre as the Viking QB.  The Vikings averaged 10.2 wins, as opposed to 9.8 for the Packers and the Bears at 9.4.
     

  • Mike

    Sportsbook.com about Chicago Bears: My Prediction: 2nd NFC North (10-6) Considering I believe that Brett Favre will go to the Vikings this season, I think the Bears finish in the No.2 spot in this division. I got this team edging out the Falcons for the final wild card spot in the NFC.

  • Mike

    My predictions:  Vikings 13-3, Bears 10-6, Packers 10-6

  • Sebring John

    Been a Packer fan over 40 years until Thompson came to GB. What a jerk. We have seen it all over the 40 years, but the limits of TT’s mind is amazing. Favre is a joy to watch, he loves playing the game, and I love watching him. It is all out there , all the time. I really hope he goes to the Vikings. What a great fit; a dome, an offense he can run, coaches he knows, a division he spent years picking apart, and an incredible offense. A. Peterson will have an outstanding year if favre is there. Defenses will not have a clus what is coming next, and favre is a master of the play-action pass, and a play is never really dead with him. A final thought, if his arm is well enough, you will an excitement and enthusiasm level we have not seen since the Holmgren days. He will be on a team withe skills and weapons, in a great place, doing what he truely loves to do. Now I’m a Vikings fan. :-)

  • Mike

    Today, Brett Favre threw passes at Oak Grove High School in Mississippi.  Favre said he threw the ball “OK,” but he’s not to point where he’s NFL-ready. Rotoworld says he unleashed a few deep balls and is clearly well on his way to being ready for the Vikings’ late July minicamp.

  • Mike

    Bernard Berrian: Brett Favre could be ‘that final piece’ for Minnesota Vikings

  • Jim

    Mike, thanks for updating us on what’s up. You should start your own blog.

  • Mike

    7:30  I’m going to the Star Tribunes web site now.  Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins have a link to the Vikings town hall meeting.

  • Mike
  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    Mike, give Favre a little recoup time for the injury, and that arm will be better than ever by the time the season starts. It’s real important that he does’nt over-extend his arm, or try to speed up his recovery time. Athletes especially, are always in this predicament when it comes to injuries, by rushing recouperation times. As far as i’m concerned, the Vikings staff should give him all the time he needs to heal, then watch us win the Super Bowl with a healthy Favre at the helm, and see Sir Francis eat his words. GO VIKINGS!!!!!!

  • Jim

    Mike, I watched the town hall. loved the play-by-play.

    Brett Fa……I mean (the vikings quaterback) takes the snap passes to Harvin…..touchdown!