Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What the Favre? Part 15 - Finished?

620WTMJ radio out of Milwaukee this morning picked up a report from WCCO radio in Minneapolis that Ol' #4 -- Brett Favre -- has in fact agreed to contract terms with the ViQueens. The same story appears at The contract is said to be heavy with incentives. (Do you think as part of those terms that Brett agreed to play for free if he could just beat the Pack twice so his stick-it-to-Ted-Thompson vendetta would be sated?)

While this deal has yet to be officially announced, the reports state that the 'Queens equipment manager has already ordered jerseys with #4 and Favre's name. Favre and #4 in that (shudder!) funky ViQueens purple...eeeeewwwwwwwww! Oh yeah, John David Booty currently has the #4. Sorry, kid. You had it.

Remember that on Sunday, Favre's agent Bus Cook was still denying that any deal had been done. But, the WCCO reports says that, " speculated the announcement will come Fourth of July weekend, when a lot of media folks are on vacation to minimize the circus atmosphere." Yeah...right.

Supposedly, barring unforeseen circumstances, Favre will be at the 'Queens training camp when it commences in late July.

You can read the WCCO story here (complete with a faked SI cover showing Favre in 'Queens purple...warning: do not view on a full stomach), and the bit here.

Favre rated as NFL's biggest diva published an article on the NFL's biggest divas. Guess who beat out such stalwarts as Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco? Yep, Ol' #4. Here's the take on Brett by's Adrian Hasenmayer: "This guy has been waffling about retirement for half a decade now, even holding several hostages along the way in the form of Green Bay, New York, Tampa and Minnesota. We've already lived through two official retirement press conferences — one tearful but none believable. Yet he keeps coming back because of the spiteful torch he carries for his former team. It's so intense that Favre's been romancing the Packers' most-hated rival for two straight years, generating enough double-talk from his agent James "Bus" Cook to fill all 32 NFL stadiums with hot air. Clearly, unless Brett gets what he wants, he will never go away."

You can check Brett out, along with the other league divas, here.

Greg Jennings deal imminent
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting that the Packers and WR Greg Jennings have all but completed a contract extension that will keep him in Green Bay through 2012 and make him one of the highest paid receivers in the league at nearly $9 million annually.

This is great news, as Jennings is obviously one of the best young receivers in the league. And while Donald Driver is still the dean of the Packers' receiving squad, Jennings is arguably now its best receiver. With QB Aaron Rodgers having a great year as starter under his belt, and being given more flexibility this season by the coaching staff to be his own man, this offense is set to take off. (Just one guy's opinion, of course.)

You can read more here.