So do you want a symposium of Favre talk, or what?
The feeling here is that Favre ought to call the Green Bay Packers' bluff and show up to training camp -- there's nothing stopping him.
(Update: The latest, as Dennis points out in the comments, is that the Packers have vowed not to release the Favrerian one. In other words, he can come be Aaron Rodgers' backup -- fat chance of that happening. It's ancient history, but he wasn't the eager backup during his one-year whistle stop in Atlanta years and years ago.)
Drew Magary (Kissing Suzy Kolber's Big Daddy Drew): "So you wanna play for the Vikings now, asshole? Well, Daddy already picked a Chosen One on their squad. So get bent. If you do manage to go turn that team into a goddamn soap opera, I got a radical new throw for you. It’s called a pitch-out. Give the ball to that fucker in the backfield who can run through an ice floe.
Otherwise, you can suck my holy balls."
Peter King: "Mark my words: Unless Favre agrees to some sort of handshake, gentleman agreement that he'll steer clear of the NFC North, there's no way the Packers will allow him to go free."
Judd Zulgad (Minny Star-Tribune): "A sports radio station out of Milwaukee, WSSP, is reporting on its website that the Vikings 'already have inquired about signing [Brett] Favre, pending his release from the Packers.' (Technically, the Vikings would have had to call the Packers because Favre is under contract to the team.)
Tom Pelissero (Green Bay Press-Gazette): "...there is a substantial faction of younger (Packers) who are eager to play with (Aaron) Rodgers. Favre is at least a decade older than all but six guys on the roster. He dressed in his own locker room. He had minimal social interaction with teammates. Rodgers is one of the guys, and plenty of them are pulling for him."
Adam Schefter (yes, he actually spelled "come back" as one word): "Should Favre opt to comeback before training camp kicks off later this month, he and the Packers will have to reach some type of agreement as to where he will play. There are some within the Packers organization hesitant to allow him to do it there, and others who are more receptive to the idea."
"While Minnesota certainly could have interest in Favre the problem is that there is no indication the Packers are going to grant Favre his wish and release him."
(Update: Favre-carvers rejoice: Former Packers nosetackle Gilbert Brown doesn't want No. 4 taking the spotlight off him during his induction into the Packers Hall of Fame on July 20.)