Need more proof on whether Brett Favre is about to become the Vikings new quarterback for 2009 ? Well, here are four tidbits to nibble on for those of you who haven’t quite reached the saturation level yet.
1. Favre and wife Deanna allegedly made a $30,000 deposit on a condominium near 50th and France in Edina last weekend.
2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the word is 40 percent of the Vikings’ playbook is being customized for quarterback Brett Favre. This story, if true, means that the Mississippi man of mystery has probably already agreed in principal or otherwise to a contract with the team.
3. Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune wrote a recent article that Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman was in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Wednesday to check on the physical condition of quarterback Brett Favre.
This is Sugarman’s second visit to Favre in Mississippi. The last time he was there in mid-June, Sugarman gave the former Packers star some exercises he could use following arm surgery.
A Vikings source who has been in contact with Favre recently reported that the surgery seven weeks ago was a complete success. With training camp opening 10 weeks after the surgery, Favre’s arm should be back to full strength. There seems little doubt Favre will be in uniform when Vikings training camp opens in Mankato on July 31.
4. Single-game tickets go on sale July 20, and it’s a pretty good bet that the Vikings will try to make “THE” announcement coincide. Sort of an “ Economic Stimulus Package” of their own. It simply makes sense from a marketing standpoint.
Any guesses on the date of the first official announcement ?