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Brett Favre said in February that a prime reason for retiring is that he needs surgery to repair the biceps in his right arm.

Favre made it clear that he did not want to have the surgery, and there's been no indication that he's gone under the knife. If he does get the "itch" to play again, time is working against him. It's also worth noting Vikings owner Ziggy Wilf said in February that he'd have "no interest" in Favre even if he became available later in the offseason.

Source: ESPN.com

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Born2Fish

Now there is a thing on ESPN on IF Favre came back where would he go. I will give everyone only 1 shot to guess who it is. But his agent, Bus Cook, says favre is happy mowing his lawn and not worrying about football.

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All over the internet tonight about a plane taking off from the Twin Cities and landing in Favres hometown. Supposedly, the exact type of private jet Zyggi owns. Usually not a big deal but only 3-4 planes landed there all day. Quite a coincidence...?? It has started again!!!

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BrianLucky13

For all of you vikings fans- This is what MN needs!! They cant fill the stands. They are losing fans like crazy. A few more years of losing and who knows maybe the Vikings will not be playing in MN. If Favre came around I would bet my life that the season would be sold out!! This is what Favre does!! Hes a playmaker and everyone LOVES to watch him no matter if you like him or if you hate him!!! People call him a drama queen and all that, but its plan and simple HE JUST WANTS TO PLAY THE GAME!! Give the guy an A for effort!!!

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nofishfisherman

I'll give him an A for effort but I'll also give him an O, and L, and a D because he's OLD!!!

Before anyone gets too excited about Bret "AARP" Favre coming here I think he needs to prove his arm is 100%.

Last season he tore his bicep tendon in his throwing arm which requires surgery and rehab, Favre's reluctance to do either is what prompted his reretirement according to him. I am very skeptical about how well or quickly he'll be able to recover from this surgery considering he'll be 40 years old this season.

How many fans do you think will come see him when in game three all he's able to throw are lame ducks that fall 5 yards short? I think its about time to admit that he's not the same guy as you all remember.

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Sandmannd

For all of you vikings fans- This is what MN needs!! They cant fill the stands. They are losing fans like crazy. A few more years of losing and who knows maybe the Vikings will not be playing in MN. If Favre came around I would bet my life that the season would be sold out!! This is what Favre does!! Hes a playmaker and everyone LOVES to watch him no matter if you like him or if you hate him!!! People call him a drama queen and all that, but its plan and simple HE JUST WANTS TO PLAY THE GAME!! Give the guy an A for effort!!!

Where did you get this info? They are loosing fans? Really? Loosing season? Weren't they in the playoffs last year?

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Wadinator

I think the bicep tendon and the fact that training camp is still months away are the only two things preventing a deal from getting done.

Time will go by and training camp will come. That just leaves the tendon. Will some rigorous physical therapy help heal the arm? If so, I'll bet he's been working with a physical therapist ever since that jet headed back to the Cities. I can't imagine he'd pass up on the opportunity to play on our team.

Seeing him in purple the first time might make me a little sick to my stomach, but I'd probably get over it after seeing him throw a few darts over the middle to Harvin and a bomb or two down the sidelines to Berrian and Rice.

However, if his arm isn't 100%, I don't want him, and I hope the Vikes don't either.

The reports about the jet flying directly from the Cities to Favre's local airport and back sure lend to a lot of speculation.

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nofishfisherman

The losing fans statement might be a little off becuase I don't think we are truly losing them but last season the Vikes did have to request multiple extensions in order to sell enough tickets to avoid blackouts. Pretty much every home game came down to the wire on whether it was going to be blacked out or not. I think in the end alot of corporations bought tickets, including the local channel that was televising the game.

Now the lower ticket sales could be the result of many things including the rough economy and peoples reluctance to spend money.

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mrklean

the packers need to pick him up and he needs to retire as a packer and forget what happened this past season if hes really smart and if they are

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Sandmannd

I agree nofish, I think it had more to do with rising ticket costs, bad economy and not a great product on the field. Get a steller product out there and folks will buy. I know it's rough now but I just got pair of season tickets with a buddy. I love the games!!

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Sandmannd, if Favre becomes our QB, I bet you will really be enjoying watching those games grin

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Jim Panfish Uran

I agree it had to do with more of the economy, and the place the games are played. I'd like to see them get an outdoor stadium and watch the nut jobs wearing no shirts at the end of December painted in Purple and Gold screaming for the vikings. Lambeau never has a problem selling out.

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Sandmannd

I agree Leech, but you can't compare Laumbeau to any other stadium. Those fans are just insane there. I'll give credit to them for the way the support their team.

Scott, if he's in purple, I'll have to take a bucket with me to the games.

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BrianLucky13

I dont know how many of you have gone to Lambeau field, but it is nothing compared to any other field!! Im not just saying that as a packer fan either. The viking really need to do something different if they cant even fill the seats up during a playoff game!! It has nothing to do with the economy either!! If you love a team you will do anything you can to go to a game!! Vikings fan really dont seem to do that. I dont mean all fans, but it seems to me a lot get on the bandwagon when they are winning and are bad mouthing them when they lose!!

If Favres arm is 100 percent the Vikings would be stupid not to try and get him!!! Doesnt matter if they have to cough up 20 million dollars!! Just the jersey sales alone might even cover that!! I know I had my packers and jets #4 jersey on last night when I was watching one of the best movies, Theres Something About Mary!!LOL 4

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One other thing. I promised myself I wouldnt go to the Dome to watch a football game again!! If Favre was a viking I would break that promise, and maybe that time I wouldn't fall asleep like that last 2 times I've been there!!

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I have been to Lambeau field a few times, I was not impressed. On tv they make it out to be so cold and the fans are crazy going to these games in the middle of winter. The field is heated, and they cram you in there so tight, the body heat from the people all around you keeps you warm. The bench seating is so uncomfortable you end up leaving with a sore back from not having a back rest, sure you can rent one of those back rest seats for $20, but there isnt room for them because they are wider then your assigned spot. I was at a game it was 0 degrees and windy outside, inside it was warm enough to just be in your purple Vikings jersey and be warm enough. One more thing, parking sucks, you just need to figure out who's yard is cheaper to park in, and which yard did you want the new door dings to come from!

It's all hype! If there was anything else to do in Green Bay at all, the Packers games wouldn't be sold out every year! And Please, no drama queen in MN!!!

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Jim Panfish Uran

Brian, how could you fall asleep in that place? That's one reason I don't like going because it was too darn loud. I just think that we are minnesotans, we should have an outdoor stadium. I haven't been to Lambeau, but it sure looks good on TV. It just seems like that is where football should be played, outside.

BUT, please Vikings, stay away from Favre, last year I jumped on the wagon, but after all of the injury reports I hope he stays retired or goes back to GB.

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eyehunter

C'mon Leechbait....you and I usually see eye to eye on most things Vikings, but I would love to see him in purple. Can you imagine what it would be like to sweep the packers this season with him under center? It would sure knock Rogers down a notch or two to get shown up by the old man. And it would also stick to McCarthy and Thompson pretty good too.

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Jim Panfish Uran

As often as I agree with you on the vikes eyehunter, on this one I have to say no to favre. He was the best QB in my opinion, of the last 15 years. And obviously one of the best of all time, but that was then. Our QB situation is already dicey enough with trying to develop a couple of bunk QB's. If we throw Favre in the mix we are just putting off what might decent in the future. I'm willing to give Sage a shot at it, if we didn't sign Sage and we had Tjack and Gus going head to head, I'd be all for signing favre but I want to see what Sage can do on a decent team. Like I said, last year I was all for it but after seeing what he did the last 4 or 5 games in New York last year, he just wasn't himself. As much as I hate the packers, and would love to rub that in their face, I'll be happy sticking it to them on the field this year, w/o favre.

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I have been to Lambeau field a few times, I was not impressed. On tv they make it out to be so cold and the fans are crazy going to these games in the middle of winter. The field is heated, and they cram you in there so tight, the body heat from the people all around you keeps you warm. The bench seating is so uncomfortable you end up leaving with a sore back from not having a back rest, sure you can rent one of those back rest seats for $20, but there isnt room for them because they are wider then your assigned spot. I was at a game it was 0 degrees and windy outside, inside it was warm enough to just be in your purple Vikings jersey and be warm enough. One more thing, parking sucks, you just need to figure out who's yard is cheaper to park in, and which yard did you want the new door dings to come from!

It's all hype! If there was anything else to do in Green Bay at all, the Packers games wouldn't be sold out every year! And Please, no drama queen in MN!!!

WOW..You're the only person I've ever heard say that 4wandering!!

Lambeau is a fantastic place to watch a game. I've never heard anyone say bad things about it...players...coaches...announcers.

I have heard them state the Metrodome is one of the worst though!

1. LAMBEAU FIELD, GREEN BAY (Overall score: 78.5)

Peter: It's the most unique sporting place in North America, really. Where else do you have such a small town that can support a pro franchise and do it well, with a season-ticket waiting list of 30 years? They were able to successfully take an older venue, modernize it, and the field still remains the way it looked.

2. HEINZ FIELD, PITTSBURGH (73)

Andrew: I liked the Steel Town tradition. Those people really understand their football. It's really the primary team; it's a Steelers town. You couldn't have asked for a better location, on the site of the old Three Rivers Stadium. It's got that downtown synergy. The Great Hall is the best concourse in the NFL. The tailgating is superb and the overall package works, and they support the team rabidly.

3. RELIANT STADIUM, HOUSTON (72)

Peter: The retractable dome. That was a first, and it follows the tradition of the old Astrodome, the first to have a roof over the place. Also, I like how they improved on the tailigating. A modern, spectacular first-rate stadium. Some of the friendliest welcoming fans in the NFL.

4. GILLETTE STADIUM, NEW ENGLAND (71.5)

Andrew: The fact that they had such a wretched stadium for such a long time, toilets that would barely flush, it would barely serve as a college stadium. To think they would build such a great temple to football is awesome. There are signature elements that are indigenous to the area, which we always like to see. You've got the lighthouse, the arched bridge, the rock formation in the end zone is very cool. The game presentation -- with the Minutemen firing off the muskets is awesome, and the technology enhances the fan experience. Plug in the tailgate scene, and it's a very fan-friendly owner in the form of Bob Kraft. A magnificent football experience with one negative, expect to spend a lot of time in the parking lot getting out.

5. M&T BANK STADIUM, BALTIMORE (71)

Peter: What makes Baltimore so great is that it's a downtown stadium that still gives people the ability to tailgate. They probably do that better than any other downtown stadium in America. They don't forget the city's football history. Some places with a previous franchise don't mention it. In Baltimore, the main plaza has a statue of Johnny Unitas. I like that they didn't forget that when they built the new stadium.

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PierBridge

I would have to agree Badge.

Lambeau Rocks for NFL Football in every possible category.

Don't mind 4wand he can't stand anything about you guys..LOL

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BrianLucky13

Parking bad at Green Bay??? I cant believe that!!! Ive parked right next to the door everytime and was out of the parking lot within five minutes everytime!!

I feel asleep at the vikes games cuz they were down by a lot and most of the fans left. I know Packer fans dont leave early if they are down!! Bring Favre to MN and I will go to the Dome!! I might sneak my own candy in though!!

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eyehunter

I can see your point about not wanting to stir the pot any more with the qb situation Leechbait. I was like you last year with T-Jack...willing to give him a shot, this year I'm not too sure if Sage will be the answer either. He could end up like T-Jack last year. I guess if you think about it, being this late in the offseason there is no real "fix" to our qb problem, it should have been addressed earlier and I think they tried with Culter. I guess my thinking is that if they brought Favre in and he started stinking it up like he did at the end of the season last year, you still have Sage and T-Jack just like you do now.

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BrianLucky13

I would have to say Favre is better then any other QB the vikes have now. When Favre is 65 years old he will still be better then T-Jack and Sage!! Just my 2 cents tho!!

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I would have to agree Badge.

Lambeau Rocks for NFL Football in every possible category.

Don't mind 4wand he can't stand anything about you guys..LOL

I don't hate cheeseheads, Wisconsin, or even the Packers! If you been there, you would know what I mean. Parking is great if you are able to get into the parking lot in front of the stadium, with all the tailgater's. But that one lot only holds so many vehicles. My in laws are cheeseheads, including my wife. Sitting on an aluminum bench with no backrest is not comfortable. I have been there, and I did the tourist thing, I like the fact they have stuff to do right at the stadium, with some history of the team. Including displaying their tropheys.

The one thing is, I really wasn't a huge Favre fan, I agree he "WAS" one of the best QB's of all time. He "IS NOT" anymore!

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Outfitter17

It looks like the guys on PTI think he will be heading to MN, but they don't anything will really start to happen until we get into July.

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