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July 06, 2009

Brett Favre Rents Condo in Minnesota: Brett Favre and his wife Deanna made a $30,000 deposit last weekend on a condominium in Edina, Minnesota, according to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. They must really like the Mall of America.

posted by rcade to football at 03:52 PM - 23 comments

That's a hell of a deposit for a rental.

posted by holden at 04:26 PM on July 06

The Beemer's taking batting practice at the Metrodome tonight?!

posted by tahoemoj at 05:13 PM on July 06

So whats the deal on this. Are the Vikings and Favre waiting to tell us if he is going to play or what?

posted by sgtcookzane at 05:18 PM on July 06

Is that 100% Cheese Free guy going to implode? This has to be his personal sign of the apocalypse.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:28 PM on July 06

Hope it's only a seven month lease, because that's how long until his next retirement.

posted by dyams at 06:32 PM on July 06

Say what you will about Favre being washed up and all, but he's just like a kid out there drawing up plays in the dirt. Hell, I bet when he rented that condo, he wrote the contract in crayon on the back of a TGI Fridays kids menu. 'Cause that's how he rolls and keeps it real. And that youthful enthusiasm is downright contagious for all his teammates, as the Vikings will soon learn. Let's just say that if I'm going to a fight at the O.K. Corral, I want a gunslinger like Favre on my side. Sure, Adrian Peterson is pretty good, but I am not paying good money to see some dude run it a bunch -- I want to see Favre chuck it up for grabs just like if we're playing flag football back on the farm in Mississippi. He's just having fun out there, no matter what the haters want to say. Say what you will about money ruining the game, but some people clearly play for the love of the game, and that's what it's all about. There may not be an "I" in team, but there's "F-U-N" in Favre's Unbelievable Boyish Enthusiasm and Love for the Game (and in the first two words alone, to boot). Winning + Fun means that Minnesota is in for double pleasure of the type not seen since Fred Smoot brought that double dildo on the ill-fated love boat of Lake Minnetonka lore. FAVRE FAVRE FAVRE FAVRE FAVRE FAVRE FAVRE FAVRE FAVRE. It's on, baby. Favre is who's now.

posted by holden at 10:11 PM on July 06

Wow, can't beat holden for sheer enthusiasm, but this is one Viking fan that is looking forward to having Favre in purple.

I hope they can work it out. I do not want to see another year of T-Jack.

posted by dviking at 10:38 PM on July 06

Favre, Cutler, Stafford - who'd a thunk that the old black & blue division would end up being THE place to be for marquee Southern boy QB's?

I was just going to say Southern QB's, but if those three aren't boys, I don't know what is. In terms of judgment, temperament, and experience, respectively.

I'm not sold on any one of those three being an effective answer for the team that got them.

Aaron Rodgers has a good shot at posting better numbers than any of them this year.

Especially with this being a contract year for him.

posted by beaverboard at 10:48 PM on July 06

When did John Madden hijack holden's account?

I'm all for guys that play for love of the game, and Favre is/was one of the rare players on a division rival I loved to watch...mainly for his love of the game and that big wide smile on his face that said he was truly having the time of his life out there. But stop retiring/unretiring every off-season...it's re-tiring...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:51 PM on July 06

I like the Vikings' chances this year, but somebody please pass word to Brett Favre that he can go away forever as soon as it's convenient for him.

posted by rocketman at 11:02 PM on July 06

When Brett Favre farts, it smells like the love of the game. He is a GAMER.

posted by holden at 11:26 PM on July 06

I want to see Favre chuck it up for grabs just like if we're playing flag football back on the farm in Mississippi.

And what was his interception/TD ratio last season again? Be careful what you wish for. says the Chad Pennington/Jets fan.

posted by MrFrisby at 02:58 AM on July 07

When Brett Favre farts, it smells like the love of the game.

I told my wife my farts smell like the love of the game of football every Sunday during the NFL season. She doesn't buy it.

posted by dyams at 06:25 AM on July 07

And what was his interception/TD ratio last season again? Be careful what you wish for. says the Chad Pennington/Jets fan.

Come on!!!! Love. Of. The. Game. Sandlot football. Would you rather see boring games that are heavy on the run and "safe" passes? Don't bring a knife to a gun fight. The interceptions just show his awesomeness, because no one else would even try some of that stuff. What a guy.

posted by holden at 10:03 AM on July 07

Can you imagine Bill Belichick or Bill Parcells' reaction upon being told that football should be fun and their quarterback ought to chuck it up for grabs?

Winning is fun too. I hope he does well in Minnesota, but Favre's propensity to throw crazy no-hope passes is what persuaded Green Bay to part with a living legend.

posted by rcade at 10:13 AM on July 07

Winning is fun too. I hope he does well in Minnesota, but Favre's propensity to throw crazy no-hope passes is what persuaded Green Bay to part with a living legend.

Maybe you would feel differently if you ever saw Favre working the fields on his farm down in Kiln, Mississippi wearing cut-off jean shorts.

posted by holden at 10:23 AM on July 07

I don't know where you're going with that. Shouldn't he be wearing Wranglers?

posted by rcade at 10:40 AM on July 07

You're a riot, holden.

posted by bperk at 10:51 AM on July 07

Shouldn't he be wearing Wranglers?

Sure, but if you're washing a tractor, you got to have a pair of cut-offs. And no shirt.

posted by yerfatma at 11:34 AM on July 07

Say what you will about Favre and no matter where he plays, we Packer fans will never forget our Bert...Brent...Bart. Whatever.

posted by joaquim at 01:17 PM on July 07

Well, he's easy to forget when someone steps in for him and wins all those games for the Packers like last year. I mean how many games did they win with Rogers? 5? And so many come from behind victories too!

posted by Underdog at 02:19 PM on July 07

If Farve matches his output with the Jets, that would be more passing touchdowns than the Vikes had the last two years combined. I'll put up with the interceptions for 20 TD passes, let the Defense do their job.

posted by tkvikes at 01:35 PM on July 09

Underdog,

The Pack won 6 games last year and with the exception of one three pick game, Rogers was clearly not the reason for the majority of the losses. On at least three occasions, he lead the team to the lead or to a tie late in the game just to have the Defense collapse. As much as I enjoyed Brett's run in Green Bay, I don't remember him playing any "D", not to menton that his last two attempts at winning a championship ended in interceptions... and let's not forget the 4-12 record four years back as well as the debacle in Dallas when inspite of being 10-1 at the time, Brett abandoned the game plan and started to wing it all over in an effort to outduel Tony Romo...and then actually got hurt, waiting to throw as yet another bomb. Let's give Roger's a chance here and as far as Brett goes....Let the Vikings rent his mostly diminished skills for the year. It should be fun to watch him try to beat Green Bay all by himself by over throwing darts all over the field.

posted by R_A_Mason at 11:35 PM on July 15

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