Brett Favre, who just three weeks ago said that a deal could not be reached and that he was going to stay retired, just signed a contract to play for the Minnesota Vikings. The quarterback, who holds several career records, will now play against his old team, the Green Bay Packers, twice a year.
Reaction among the Vikings fans was mixed. Thor Thorvaldson of St. Paul reacted by saying that "For years, Favre always found a way for the Vikings to lose when he played against us. I guess that since he's old and washed up, he'll still make sure that we lose. Maybe the team thought that they just were not throwing enough inteceptions or something."
Bob Thomas of "Bob's Pharmacies" (28 locations in the greater twin cities area!) said that "I expect sales of Geritol and adult diapers to go through the roof now that we've got a geezer under center. The Vikings better not play too many night games, because they might be past his bedtime. I think that this guy is older than Bud Grant was the last year he coached to team."
Ralph Brooks, a fan we met on the street, said "Hey, I'm sure that Brett is not the old fart everyone thinks he is. Just give him some Viagra in the locker room and I'm sure that he'll be up for the game."
The NFL competition committee has still not ruled on the legality of the use of a walker by Favre on the playing field.