From the moment Brett Favre was released by the New York Jets on Apr. 28, 2009, the Minnesota Vikings and Favre have been inseparable. Headlines and rumors swirled throughout the summer about Favre ending his retirementùthat he was staying retired for good due to arm surgery, that Vikings players Adrian Peterson and Steve Hutchinson were texting him to come back, that Brad Childress was visiting his home in Mississippiùand rumors even regarding Favre's daily tractor rides. Some were true, many were misleading, and others wereánot even newsworthy,ábut in the end both partiesùFavre and the Vikingsùhave been vindicated for their back-and-forth dance this offseason by locking up the No. 2 seed in the NFC and that coveted first-round bye. When reports surfaced on Aug. 18 that Vikings hea ...
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