In that time, FanHouse has devoted 32 posts to Favre, and here's what we know: he's currently retired, he'll probably come back -- again -- he's old and his arm hurts. So with equal parts shock and awe, NFL Network's Scott Hanson leaked word yesterday via the Twitter machine that there were new developments on the Favre front.
And that's mostly true. While we learn that Favre still hates the Packers, Hanson's sources provide details, which will no doubt come in handy when fleshing out the made-for-television script.
According to sources, Favre explained to Goodell that he had no choice but to ask the Packers to come back in order to force his release if they wouldn't let him compete with Aaron Rodgers for the starting job in Green Bay. Favre's intention was to be released and join the Vikings.So there ya go. Favre's a competitor! Favre still has the fire! Favre's only got one good arm and his refusal to retire has gone from cute to annoying to embarrassingly sad in the five years he's been threatening to quit only to change his mind a few weeks later!
At one point, according to the source, Favre got passionate on the phone, telling Goodell, "He (Thompson) doesn't want me going to Minnesota, because he knows I'll kick his ass twice a year!"
I suspect it'll be more of the same this time around. And I'm not even willing to concede that should he end up in Minnesota, Favre won't kick the Packers' ass twice a season. Not so much because he's the ole gunslinger, but because the Vikings are already playoff team, they just need a quarterback. Maybe they already have one, at least temporarily, in Sage Rosenfels. Or, more likely it seems, Favre.
So heads-up Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy: complimentary ass-kickings courtesy of Favre and the Vikings are coming your way Oct. 5 and Nov. 1. You've been warned. Or something.