Two weeks ago, this Vikings Vixen reported that Brett Favre would be making his announcement to join the Minnesota Vikings roster on July 3rd supposedly a slow media day. No such announcement came, though Sarah Palin did take the absence of a Favre-media-blitz to announce that she will be ending her term as governor of Alaska... so maybe my prediction wasn't totally off.
With the football season still weeks away and training camps not until the end of the month, it is no surprise that almost all of the talk in football right now is the "will he or won't he" debate. A few heavy hitters have chimed in this week, only making it harder to decide what is "fact" vs. what is fiction. The Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman went to Mississippi this week to check in on Favre after his surgery and see how is recovery was doing, Sugarman reported back that Favre was doing well and would be ready to play by the end of the month for the Vikings training camp in Mankato.
Then Jerry Rice, a seasoned NFL veteran weighed in saying that all of the gossip spreaders (I guess that includes me) needed to remember one thing, Favre's age. Although he still is young by AARP standards, in football years he is well past his expiration date. While Rice never came out and said, "Favre should not play this season." He did seem to be saying that the game is fast-paced, the season is long, and Favre's arm isn't getting any younger.
So it seems, Vikings fans, we are no closer to a decision this week than we were last week and with all of these "experts" putting in their two cents, its hard to figure out if it will even benefit the team in the long run... All I can say is that I hope the announcement comes soon, the season is right around the corner and it is time to get down to some real football talk.