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July 28, 2009

Brett Favre not coming back to join the Vikings: Favre decided he was not up to a 19th season, so it's Sage Rosenfels or T-Jack at QB for the Vikings

posted by dviking to football at 06:27 PM - 34 comments

Shoot, I was looking forward to seeing Favre in purple.

Not too excited about either of the remaining QB's, but I guess the removal of the media circus that would have surrounded Favre is a good thing for the team.

posted by dviking at 06:29 PM on July 28

That sucks, I already had a huge Brett Favre retirement bash scheduled for next February. Now I gotta cancel all those purple balloons, the french onion dip in the Viking helmets (both football and horned), and the "third annual Brett Favre retirement" commemorative tissue cozys.

Just between the long-time SpoFites, the over/under on how long it takes for someone (besides me) to mention Vick is 8 comments

posted by tahoemoj at 06:35 PM on July 28

Hopefully you took the under because you just now mentioned him. HA!!

posted by NoMich at 06:44 PM on July 28

It does save me some money, as I would have been compelled to buy a #4 jersey...won't have that same compulsion to buy a whatever Sage will be wearing.

posted by dviking at 07:03 PM on July 28

Notice that Favre said he wanted to avoid the grind of another season. Maybe that means he'd skip the two a days and suit up around Labor Day.

I read the fine print up above. It's a thought. But the Vikes would still need a real QB to manage the offense. MV could be their Wildcat guy or their Randle El.

(FWIW, Antwaan is probably a better QB than MV).

posted by beaverboard at 07:17 PM on July 28

god , i can t beleive we are finally rid of that arrogant sob! i hope the vikings know how much money they saved by him staying away. he couldn t win another superbowl no matter what team he would have been on. good riddance!

posted by oldmule at 07:19 PM on July 28

But now we have to answer the big question: Hall of Famer? Y/N?

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:26 PM on July 28

But now we have to answer the big question: Hall of Famer? Y/N?

That's not even debatable.

posted by bdaddy at 08:17 PM on July 28

Of course he's a hall of famer. No doubt first ballot.

Probably with or without Favre, Vikings might win one playoff game but no more unfortunatly. Sucks to be AD

Whats kind of funny about this whole deal is that last year he went to a New York team that probably in the end over achieved, even though Favre stunk it up down the stretch. This year he could of played for a solid team that could have made some noise. But oh well, we will never know.

posted by sgtcookzane at 08:50 PM on July 28

god , i can t beleive we are finally rid of that arrogant sob! i hope the vikings know how much money they saved by him staying away. he couldn t win another superbowl no matter what team he would have been on. good riddance!

Saved? They'd have paid his salary in jersey sales alone. They could go 0fer and he still would have been the best investment the Vikes made in years.

But more importantly, it'd have been fun to watch...

posted by MW12 at 09:32 PM on July 28

Yes, he's in the HOF no questions asked.

posted by dviking at 10:51 PM on July 28

Favre will be in the Hall of Fame...and so might several defensive backs who would likely not be considered for admission without Favre's unshakable and determined generosity.

posted by beaverboard at 10:52 PM on July 28

Parenthesis, NoMich, parenthesis.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:07 PM on July 28

The game will be just fine moving forward without Brett. Enjoy your retirement, Brett, and stick to it this time.

posted by dyams at 06:47 AM on July 29

I hope this is retirement forever, and we don't have to hear from him or about him until 2013.

posted by bperk at 07:48 AM on July 29

But now we have to answer the big question: Hall of Famer? Y/N?

Now we're just being ridiculous with questions like these. There's no doubt that Favre is a 1st ballot HOF'er. No question.

Maybe this will lead Mike Vick joining the Vikes instead? Hmmmmmmmmmm...

posted by BornIcon at 11:05 AM on July 29

Favre's the most certain Hall of Fame quarterback to leave the game since Dan Marino.

posted by rcade at 11:18 AM on July 29

Light-hearted joke, folks.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:29 AM on July 29

"Oh. Never mind." -- Emily Litella

posted by rcade at 12:09 PM on July 29

Sorry. It won't happen again......

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:06 PM on July 29

Hallelujah, now I can watch ESPN again without fear of the "all Bret, all the time" broadcast. Not to demean his accomplishments (most of which are the result of hanging around longer than most), but I'm very glad he's leaving.

posted by Howard_T at 02:28 PM on July 29

Maybe this will lead Mike Vick joining the Vikes instead? Hmmmmmmmmmm...

I guess OVER takes the pot.

posted by Spitztengle at 04:08 PM on July 29

Hallelujah, now I can watch ESPN again without fear of the "all Bret, all the time" broadcast.

Yeah, right.

posted by yerfatma at 05:45 PM on July 29

While I may be proven wrong on this, I don't see the Vikings as a fit for Vick.

Beyond the fact that the offense is not built around that type of QB, the make up of the citizenry of Minnesota just doesn't make it the best place for him to make his return. Too many Kent Hrbek types...hunting, fishing, with their faithful Black Lab at their side.
Of course, three weeks of Rosenfels and/or T-Jack, and it might be a different story.

posted by dviking at 05:46 PM on July 29

Getting a bit off-topic, but I don't think Rosenfels is a bad quarterback. He'll be a HUGE improvement over Jackson for the Vikings. They should forget about Favre and Vick (if they are thinking of him) and focus on getting someone like Brandon Marshall from Denver. As for Vick, he was a great athlete/poor quarterback before he went into the slammer. I doubt his skills have improved over that time. There was discussion prior to all the dog-fighting stuff as to whether or not he'd hold the starting job in Atlanta for long as it was. If he could latch on with a team like the Patriots and be utilized at wildcat (god I hate that term) option/threat, he should jump at that chance and consider himself the luckiest person in sports.

posted by dyams at 06:56 PM on July 29

dyams, I agree that Sage will be an improvement over T-Jack, just disappointed because he's not the guy that is going to get them anywhere in the playoffs.

They have a great RB and a solid defense, so a great QB might have done something. Not really saying that Brett was the guy to get them back to a Super Bowl (which they would have lost, crushing my spirits once again), just that if he was healthy enough to finish the year out he was better than T-Jack or Rosenfels.

posted by dviking at 11:48 PM on July 29

Getting a bit off-topic, but I don't think Rosenfels is a bad quarterback. He'll be a HUGE improvement over Jackson for the Vikings

Considering that thru Week 14-17th, Tavaris Jackson's Touchdown/Interception ratio was 8-1, I don't see how Sage Rosenfels is a better QB than Jackson which is why Jackson will start the season as the starter.

In this day & age of 'what have you done for me lately', Jackson has a bigger upside in the QB position than Rosenfels due to his athleticism, IMO.

posted by BornIcon at 08:26 AM on July 30

Yeah, I agree with you, BI. The best I have seen of Sage Rosenfels indicates that he can be a capable back-up. He has very little upside. He doesn't have a strong arm, he isn't fast, he gets flushed out of the pocket too easily. Jackson is spotty. When he is good, he is hands-down the best choice. When he is bad, he is very bad. Childress and Jackson have to make sure that the Vikings get more of good Jackson. If Rosenfels wins the starting job, the Vikings better find a real QB and fast.

posted by bperk at 10:10 AM on July 30

Yeah, I agree with you, BI. The best I have seen of Sage Rosenfels indicates that he can be a capable back-up. He has very little upside. He doesn't have a strong arm, he isn't fast, he gets flushed out of the pocket too easily. Jackson is spotty. When he is good, he is hands-down the best choice. When he is bad, he is very bad. Childress and Jackson have to make sure that the Vikings get more of good Jackson. If Rosenfels wins the starting job, the Vikings better find a real QB and fast.

posted by bperk at 10:10 AM on July 30

A timeline of the Favre retirement drama. Begins in 2002.

posted by yerfatma at 10:47 AM on July 30

A timeline of the Favre retirement drama. Begins in 2002.

That was pretty funny. He starts the retirement talk, and then wonders why everyone is asking him about retirement. It just reminded me of how annoying he was.

posted by bperk at 11:53 AM on July 30

It just reminded me of how annoying he was.

But that didn't stop us all from having this story consuming our lives one way or another.

I, for one was actually looking forward to seeing Brett Favre playing for the Vikings. I wonder how many DB's are disappointed that they won't be picking off an erratic Favre pass this upcoming season...

/snarkiness: I just couldn't resist

posted by BornIcon at 02:49 PM on July 30

Does anybody really think this is the last we'll hear of Favre this year? My pick on the over/under is late October.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:47 PM on July 30

I don't see how Sage Rosenfels is a better QB than Jackson which is why Jackson will start the season as the starter.

Well, all I have to say then is, best of luck to the Vikings offense, and their fans should be thanking their lucky stars they have Adrian Peterson to lean on and carry them. If Rosenfels is truly as weak as you think, then their QB situation is in shambles. They don't have confidence in Jackson throwing the ball, even with one of the best lines in the game, and arguably the best running back in the NFL.

Maybe they should sign Vick.

posted by dyams at 06:06 PM on July 30

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