Thursday, July 24, 2008

Brett Favre Saga continues at Vikings Training Camp

Minnesota Vikings training camp starts on Friday and the Brett Favre saga is continuing all the way to Mankato. The local media (and national) is still focused on the possibility of Brett Favre a Viking…even at training camp. The media is asking other Vikings players what they would think if their old arch enemy showed up in a purple number 4 jersey. Most players are trying to steer clear of the issue, but Antoine Winfield said he would be pleased if Favre was on the Vikings team. I found this poll on the Tribs web site:

Which quarterback would best help the Vikings get to the Super Bowl this year?
Tarvaris Jackson 25.7%
Brett Favre 64.5%
A quarterback to be named later 9.7%
Total Votes: 5813

Apparently, Minnesotans would welcome Brett Favre across the river with open arms. That would not be the case for Vikings Vixen. I think I may give Brett the cold shoulder. He would need to earn my support. At Green Bay, he was kind of a baby and I don’t like babies and I just can’t get the image of him prancing around like a fairy the last time he was at the Dome (when he broke the TD record).

Fact: I wish Brett Favre would retire and go away so we can focus on the current Vikings team at training camp and put the what-ifs behind us.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Brett Favre a Minnesota Viking? No Way.

The Brett Favre saga continues to amaze me. When every one was speculating Favre’s NFL return, Vikings fans (NOT VIKINGS VIXEN) immediately began speculating on if/how Brett Favre could become a Minnesota Viking. Vikings Vixen said in her most perfect convincing pink voice, “no way, not going to happen.”

Brad Childress is committed to Tarvaris Jackson (I've never understood why the NFL coach has to marry his quarterback. Everybody else is just a moving part, but it is what it is) and Childress isn’t savvy enough to steal Favre away anyhow, but I forgot about the savvy offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and his previous experience with Brett Favre and now apparently the Pack is claiming inappropriate relations/talks between Bevell and Favre. Hmmm…I guess all those crazy Vikings fans that were dreaming of Favre in the purple jersey weren’t as far off their rockers as I thought. I still say “no way, not going to happen.” Stay Tuned. The Brett Favre saga is not ending any time soon.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vikings Quarterback vibe positive

You know it's a good sign when your offensive coordinator likes your quarterback. This Vikings football season has several quarterbacks, don't they all? Darrell Bevell, the Vikings offensive coordinator, is really impressed with this years rookies and veterans. Bevell says the QB's are looking "very competitive." Although Bevell may be right, we have heard that the Minnesota Vikings were looking "competitive" many other times (call me a skeptic). Maybe this year the Vikes competitiveness will drive them further than the first round of the playoffs. Best of luck during training.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Henderson will wear in-helmet radio

Vikings coaches believe E.J. Henderson will be the member of the Minnesota Vikings defense who wears the in-helmet radio device. The NFL agreed to allow one member of the defense to wear an in-helmet radio device to receive plays from the sidelines after 25 NFL teams voted in favor of it (7 voted no- Raiders, Packers, Seahawks, Eagles, Rams, Bucs and Redskins) Each team will be allowed two players per game to be equipped with helmets with the device, but only one of those helmets is allowed to be on the field at any time. It is rare for the NFL to make changes to help the defense, but this doesn’t seem like a huge deal to me. I am wondering if the average fan will even notice the difference.

As far as Vikings E.J. Henderson being the point man. It makes sense. Henderson normally stays on the field for three downs and calls the defensive plays anyway. He is coming off his best season and has established himself as a clubhouse leader, so why not him?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Will Brett Favre Retire or Not

I think it is weird that I write a story about ESPN sending in the cavalry to watch Brett Favre’s jersey retire on opening night at Lambeau field and the very next day there are abundant rumors that Brett wants to come back and may not retire. Poor ESPN. The flip flopping of Mr. Favre is probably causing a few ulcers in the ESPN producers. Better break out the maalox – September 8th is a long way off and Brett is sure to change his mind 50 times by then.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

ESPN has plans to Blitz Lambeau

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that, in addition to the regular Monday Night Football crew of Mike Tirico, Rob Jaworski, and Tony Kornheiser, the ESPN Monday Night Countdown show will air directly from Lambeau Field, with Chris Berman, Stuart Scott, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, Steve Young, Emmitt Smith, and Chris Mortensen in the house. Whoa! ESPN is brining in the entire horse and pony show for the Monday night Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers match-up on September 8th.

ESPN will also broadcast portions of two SportsCenter shows from Lambeau Field, along with their Pardon the Interruption show. ESPN officials are quoted as saying “…with the Packers set to retire Brett Favre’s jersey and this being ESPN’s first visit to Lambeau Field for a ‘MNF‘ game — the decision was a no-brainer.”

Perhaps we should rename Lambeau field to ESPN field for the night! With all eyes on the game, Vikings Vixen hopes the Minnesota Vikings will squash the Green Bay Packers and show the nation that THE PURPLE should be feared.