I’m beginning to think ESPN people get paid not by the hour or word, but by how often they ask someone in the Vikings organization about Brett Favre.
Yes, I realize he’s big news.
No, I do not think it’s necessary to inquire about his plans every day of the week.
I think Brad Childress probably agrees. Not that he would ever show his irritation. We know how Chilly loves playing it close to the vest.
He was asked again today at the owners meetings in Orlando. Chilly said what he always says: Brett has as much time as he wants to make up his mind. The Vikings will wait for him. There is no deadline. There is no pressure.
Chilly did admit that, in a perfect world, he would prefer Brett be there for training camp.
“As a coach, you’re a mother hen, you’d like him to be there for all of it,” Childress said. “But I’m enough of a realist to know that’s probably not going to be the case.”
He could’ve added, “And I’m enough of a realist to know that you people won’t stop asking, so I’ll just have to grin and bear it.”
Grin and bear it right up until the moment Brett announces his return for the 2010 season – something I expect to happen around the first preseason game.