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Shooter Now: Brett Favre could take Minnesota Vikings to Super ...

There are 45 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 12, 2009, titled Shooter Now: Brett Favre could take Minnesota Vikings to Super .... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Darrell Thompson, who holds the University of Minnesota career rushing record and played three seasons with Brett Favre with the Green Bay Packers, said today he wouldn't be surprised if Favre signed with the Vikings.

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notanostrich

De Soto, WI

#1 May 12, 2009
Finally, an honest assessment about Brett Favre from a guy who knows Brett, who knows football, who knows the stressors of the game. Good interview with a football/intelligent guy. Now, bring on Favre and getttttteeerrrrrrr done.
DD Austin

Memphis, TN

#2 May 12, 2009
If Brett Favre really wanted to play with the Vikings - I believe he would have already let it be known. You shouldn't have to dangle the carrot in front of him to get him to come and play with the Vikings. If the passion isn't really there to play in Minnesota - forget it. We need a QB who is FIRED UP and thrilled to be in a Vikings uniform! Period!!
Schweppe

United States

#3 May 12, 2009
Do not bring Favre in and make all these columns about him go away.
Cannonball Run

Mankato, MN

#4 May 12, 2009
notanostrich wrote:
Finally, an honest assessment about Brett Favre from a guy who knows Brett, who knows football, who knows the stressors of the game. Good interview with a football/intelligent guy. Now, bring on Favre and getttttteeerrrrrrr done.
That's interesting.....I had an exact opposite thought on this. This conversation could have taken place between Shooter and probably 500,000 other people who follow the NFL who read this paper and yielded a very similar assessment. Everyone who knows this team realizes that Favre benefits by the personel on the team, everyone realizes that Favre has been just quick enough to find time to get rid of the ball and everyone recognizes that the injury to his arm will be the deciding factor as to whether or not he can/does play. Unless Thompson stays in direct contact with Favre on a regular basis he provides exactly zero additional insight relative to Barney Thompson, your local barber who gets the NFL package each year.
die hard

Overland Park, KS

#6 May 12, 2009
Get it done,I'm starving for this championship.Our vikings need a championship by any means.
Walt Disney

Modesto, CA

#7 May 12, 2009
This is a cute little piece where someone with a name was actually interviewed. It wasn't with Barney Thompson or Ted Thompson. It's was Darrell, and Goldilocks fell in love and lived happily ever after, or at least until Brett re-emerges.
Charley W

United States

#8 May 12, 2009
Schweppe wrote:
Do not bring Favre in and make all these columns about him go away.
Yet you clicked and read the article despite the very clear headline about the content of the article!?! Complainers SUCK!
LOL

Saint Paul, MN

#9 May 12, 2009
Please sign with the Vikings so all these silly articles and speculations can go away! Give the Vikings a taste of championship....
domestic terrorism

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 12, 2009
brett was great in his prime, but let's move on. leave the old man alone, give him space and peace as old age come to seek his companion.
JMR

Ada, MN

#11 May 12, 2009
Quit with the drug taking! He could also do what he did to the Jets last year and get them so far then completely tank it at the end. Not worth the risk and sure not worth the headache! We have our QB in Tavaris and he will be just fine. Bring brett in and we will be lucky to finish 500!
JMR

Ada, MN

#12 May 12, 2009
By the way? How many Superbowl rings does this turd have anyway. Last I checked he had exatly ONE and that was many years ago. From all the talk he should have about 12 rings by now!
Sage Rosenturds

Houston, TX

#13 May 12, 2009
I have 12 rings. One for every helicopter maneuver I have successfully landed from with a fumble.
wal0645

Yorktown, VA

#14 May 12, 2009
Brett could make a difference for the Vikings. They have a ton of talented players and Brett does have a little something left. As a Packer fan I am excited about our QB who I feel is clearly to top QB in the division and could be pro bowl caliber this season. He had a very good season last year statistically, but the wins weren't there. I see that changing this year. The Bears are better with Cutler and Favre would give the Vikes a better shot. The issue with GB is the defense and I feel that will be better this year and beyond with Capers in charge. The Lions are rebuilding and they probably won't factor in that much, but these other three teams look pretty solid. I just believe Rogers will put up some scary numbers this year and GB, with a better defense, is the class of the North. Of course folks that are fans of the Bears and Vikings think otherwise and they should. Should be fun to watch!!!
Everyone Wins

Minneapolis, MN

#15 May 12, 2009
Favre coming back is a win/win situation for EVERYONE involved. The league, the rivalry, the fans, the jersey vendors,...everyone, everyone, everyone. It will absolutely guarantee the most watchable Vikings season since Tarkenton.

If he falters down the stretch, so what! How much does anyone really expect from a 40 year old? Put in a fresh arm replacement and play on.

Favre has been one of the most fun players to watch in football history and he is headed to the Hall of Fame regardless. If he just happens to bring the Vikings their first Super Bowl victory as a final bow,...they'll just have to build a bigger building in his honor.
BWH

Chicago, IL

#16 May 12, 2009
I'm just glad those poor kids at Cretin are finally going to get their lights. . .
muD

New York, NY

#17 May 12, 2009
The Vikings have a very good defense and a great pair of running backs. The O-line is not what it was and the receiving corps is at best mediocre. Favre's bad years with the Packers corresponded with a weak and/or injured Packer's receiving corps. His last year, his last great year, saw an excellent, uninjured, receiving corps from spot 1 to spot 5. One or two good receivers will not cut it for Favre. The Jets didn't have them and the Vikings don't. Joe Montana in his prime couldn't take this Viking's team to the Super Bowl.
Dicky

United States

#18 May 12, 2009
Cannonball Run wrote:
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That's interesting.....I had an exact opposite thought on this. This conversation could have taken place between Shooter and probably 500,000 other people who follow the NFL who read this paper and yielded a very similar assessment. Everyone who knows this team realizes that Favre benefits by the personel on the team, everyone realizes that Favre has been just quick enough to find time to get rid of the ball and everyone recognizes that the injury to his arm will be the deciding factor as to whether or not he can/does play. Unless Thompson stays in direct contact with Favre on a regular basis he provides exactly zero additional insight relative to Barney Thompson, your local barber who gets the NFL package each year.
Barney knows his NFL.
Elvis Presley

San Francisco, CA

#19 May 12, 2009
hey upchuck. your really going to look bad if the vikings don't sign Brett Farve.
brachiosaurus

Warwick, RI

#20 May 12, 2009
Can anyone say Norm Snead? It's easy to remember the huge water bulge on Joe Montana's pitching elbow in a Kansas City Chief uniform. Only being able to throw twenty-five yards might work some of the time, but it didn't work in the playoffs. Is quarterback really the problem with the Vikings? Honestly, since the Bud Grant days everyone wants to either climb on the back of a superstar (or two) or raise an old one from the dead. The Vikings need to build a team. The Patriots, Giants, and even the Steelers have laid out the blueprints. Do the Vikings have the right head coach and offensive coordinator?
William

Chandler, AZ

#23 May 12, 2009
what is the over-under on three more Favre stories in tomorrows paper?

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