Tom Powers: Illogical Minnesota Vikin...

Tom Powers: Illogical Minnesota Vikings might pursue Brett Favre

There are 130 comments on the story from Apr 30, 2009, titled Tom Powers: Illogical Minnesota Vikings might pursue Brett Favre. In it, reports that:

There's only one way to find out if Brett Favre is washed up. Brad Childress, the noted character evaluator, needs to fly to Mississippi and "hang out" with him.

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Albuquerque, NM

#1 Apr 30, 2009
This is a hilarious bit here, for starters we didn't let Matt Birk go, he got an offer from us and took it to Baltimore and got a match. Birk had been here going on 10 years, thats alot of time, change for him was very good and it may rejuvinate his carear. Bottom line Birk left dude.

As far as Favre is concerned I don't expect us to go after him, but if he showed Bright Eyed exitement to compete for the job and he was healthy, I would really consider it. If Brett's mind isn't right the move isn't right.

Finally the Cutler bit, obviously he's a good QB but the price that the Bears paid is not cool, I'm glad we didn't make that trade. We obviously value our draft picks and believe in our abilities to draft. Percy Harvin is likely to be a very good player for us, much like the Patriots the Vikings went to depths with his so called character issues. IMO its nothing more than a guy who had temper problems as a young man, overly competitive is a better word. Percy is a good guy and I highly doubt we will have character issues with him. Maybe the reason we missed on Housh and Percy tested postive was all for the better. We got lucky with Chad Greenway, AP, JA, now we're getting lucky with Harvin. Doesn't it feel good?

As far as Childress is concerned he's a got a good eye for finding talent and character. Does Harvin smoking the kind green make him a bad person? Has he hurt anyone recently or damaged anyones property? Been arrested? Yeah I think overblown and Childress got a steal.





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North Sioux City, SD

#3 Apr 30, 2009

Did I note a bit of sarcasm in your article or were you just telling it like it is?

Telluride, CO

#4 Apr 30, 2009
Every football team makes mistakes, every coach and every player. Unfortunately for the football team I have enjoyed being a fan of since I was a kid makes more mistakes than average. Regardless, I as a fan don't believe that you as a sports writer give the Vikings a fair shake.
You think they will go after Favre solely because it doesn't make sense? You, sir, are a hateful idiot. Going after Favre would make -way- more sense than your statement there. Just because you have lost faith doesn't mean that you need to spread your negativity and constantly knock Childress and Wilf. If you hate the team so much - FIND A NEW PROFESSION OR WRITE FOR A DIFFERENT TEAM, because your writing does nothing positive.
I personally believe that the Vikings are headed in the right direction, and rapidly at that. I believe that T. Jack has the capability to lead our team to victory, and if he can't I have faith that Rosenfels can do the job, and I also believe that Booty could grow in to a starting if not a franchise QB in the NFL.
Joe from Green Bay

Appleton, WI

#5 Apr 30, 2009
Please take Brett. He needs 2 poundings from our new defense...

Clintonville, WI

#6 Apr 30, 2009
Joe from Green Bay wrote:
Please take Brett. He needs 2 poundings from our new defense...
The only thing your defense will get is a refrigerator door slamming shut everytime Raji hits the ground. Good luck GBP, you'll need it.

Andover, MN

#7 Apr 30, 2009
Tom Powers is just another Don Banks.

Ghent, MN

#8 Apr 30, 2009
If we had a decent QB that a majority of the coaches, players and fans had confidence in Brett would not even be a thought. The fact that it is a discussion is more a reflection of the SORRY state of the VIkings QB situation rather than any reflection of the state of Brett farve's current ability. Personally I think he is a year past washed up.

Bentonville, AR

#9 Apr 30, 2009
I can't believe some of the koolaid some fans drink
Birk was never offered a deal last year chilly wanted him gone but he was a fan favorite and hes allready on a hot seat and as for faith in tj (how many yrs does he get ) and sage has been around for 8 and how much of an impack has he had? The Problem the Vikings have is a coach who doesnt believe QB is an important position ,just look at the other QBs hes signed . At least Farve might have one more good year but that would save chillys job and that SUCKS
Ron Mitchell

Mead, CO

#10 Apr 30, 2009
Favre averaged a 95 rating until he got hurt. When's the last time a Viking QB averaged such a rating over half a season or more?

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Apr 30, 2009
powers, maybe it's time for you to take some pride in your job. your articles are pathetic.

United States

#12 Apr 30, 2009
Your sarcasm exceeds your intelligence, I'll give you that (that was literal). Now, it is apparent that no matter what Childress does, you will not approval. Who could blame you, you're a writer and you thrive on controversy, even if it boils down to you creating the controversy yourself. Very charming, but your next article should have a purpose.

United States

#16 Apr 30, 2009
Journalism is dead.

United States

#18 Apr 30, 2009
T- Terry jacks will get it done this year. Im really hooked on this feeling.

United States

#19 Apr 30, 2009
Favre would get the vikes 3-4 more wins this coming season than any QB currently on the roster. And as for us "letting Cutler slip through our fingers".....THANK YOU, he would've been the death of the franchis!

Trempealeau, WI

#20 May 1, 2009
Jet has a nioce record in The Dump too.

Helenville, WI

#22 May 1, 2009
Tom, Tom, Tom....can't you go somewhere else? We all knew Brett was coming, like two years ago, And, Chilly is a secret agent, man.
bora bora

Washington, DC

#23 May 1, 2009
One thing is certain-the Vikings are a doomed franchise.

Virginia Beach, VA

#24 May 1, 2009
If you passed on a younger, stronger Cutler; why would want to sign the older, weaker Farve?

Saint Paul, MN

#25 May 1, 2009
Many of the preceding comments only prove one thing, that most of the Fans on these blogs are actually Packer Backers. No wonder all they blog about is firing the coach and QB.

I think instead of bleeding Purple here, I will instead infiltrate Wisconsin blogs claiming to know all that is NFL and call for McCarthy's head. I will also go on and on about how the Packers suck for going 6-10 and having a QB that will never be Favre. I will do this until all the bloggers understand my genius and follow me on a rampage to Packer HQ until all that is left are the tattered remains of Bart Star's jersey. Then, just when all of the maddened Packer bloggers think it is time to drink beer and eat cheese I will show them the truth, that underneath my suit of green and yellow is actually a purple and gold Favre jersey that until that day had been hiding in my closet for 18 years.

Grantland Rice

Minneapolis, MN

#26 May 1, 2009
They need a new category in the "Judge it!" section, illiterate.

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