Evidently, the marriage between the groom Brett Favre (l) and the bride Brad Childress (r) and the Minnesota Vikings wasn’t exactly made in heaven…
Favre called Vikings coach Brad Childress on Tuesday to tell him he was staying retired and would not be joining the Vikings for training camp.
Now the Vikings are left to pick up the pieces after their summer-long courtship of the future Hall of Fame quarterback ended with a phone call just two days before players are required to report to training camp in Mankato.
“It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” Favre told ESPN. “I didn’t feel like physically I could play at a level that was acceptable. I would like to thank everyone, including the Packers, Jets and Vikings—but, most importantly, the fans.”
Set to turn 40 in October, Favre told Childress that he didn’t think his body could withstand a 19th season in the NFL.
Since purple #4 jersey’s emblazoned with “FAVRE” on the back have been flying off the shelves in the Land o’ Lakes, it’s safe to say a few Viking’s fans feel a bit jilted. For example, how about this headline over at the popular sports’ blog Kissing Susie Kobler: DID I SAY F–K YOU, BRETT FAVRE? WELL, F–K YOU WITH A CHAINSAW, FAVRE!