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Brett Favre Retiring

It wasn’t just the Minnesota Vikings waiting anxiously to hear from Brett Favre about his potential retirement on Tuesday.

After news broke that Favre had informed the Vikings he did not intend to play in the 2010 season, it became the talk of the NFL. Reaction ranged from well wishes to disbelief. Here are some selected responses to Favre from around the league:

Vikings DE Jared Allen: “I love Brett, and he deserves the right to do what he wants to do. We’d love to have him. … I’ll believe it (retirement) when I see it. Right now, we’re just going to focus on what we got here.” — to USA TODAY’s Gary Mihoces…Read more here

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Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell made a 33-yard field goal to put the score at 17-3 Vikings.  Read full story here

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Vikings Vs Cowboys Score

“Vikings quarterback Brett Favre threw two touchdowns in the first half. He hit Sidney Rice on a gorgeous 47-yard throw that Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh literally never saw coming.”  Read full story here

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The No. 2-ranked Minnesota Vikings (12-4) continue to lead the No. 3-seeded Dallas Cowboys (12-5) 17-3 after three quarters of Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round playoff game at Minnesota.

With 4 minutes, 12 seconds left in the first period, Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre hit receiver Sidney Rice — who made a tough grab with a defender tightly covering him — down the right sideline for a 47-yard touchdown.

In the second quarter, Suisham nailed a 33-yarder to make it a 7-3 contest. However, the Vikings answered right back when the Favre connected again with Rice on a 16-yard pass play.

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Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell made a 33-yard field goal to put the score at 17-3 Vikings.  Read full story here

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Vikings vs Cowboys

All the Vikings and their fans heard all week, whether it was from the national media or message board trolls or wherever else, was that the Dallas Cowboys were the “hottest team in the NFC.”

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Correction. . .they WERE the hottest team in the NFC.  Until they ran into a significantly better football team.  That team being the Minnesota Vikings.

“Vikings quarterback Brett Favre threw two touchdowns in the first half. He hit Sidney Rice on a gorgeous 47-yard throw that Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh literally never saw coming.”

Rapid Reaction: Vikings 34, Cowboys 3

Leading up to the game, Cowboys‘ safety Gerald Sensabaugh . . whoever he is. . .declared that the only way the Cowboys could lose would be to beat themselves.  Well, if that was the case, the Cowboys were more self-abusive than a group of emo kids that just spotted a “Going Out of Business” sign at the front of their local Hot Topic right after hearing that Dashboard Confessional was breaking up.  Read full story here

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Vikings Ticket Sales Increase Thanks to Brett Favre

Bloomberg.com The Minnesota Vikings have sold a record amount of tickets since Brett Favre signed with the team yesterday, with fans snatching up more than 3,000 season packages and 10,000 single-game seats.

“It’s been an eventful and exciting last 24-plus hours,” Vikings Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve LaCroix said in a telephone interview. “It’s been as active as we’ve been in the ticket department in one day, for sure.”

Favre, the National Football League’s all-time leading passer and three-time Most Valuable Player, came out of retirement for the second time yesterday to join the Vikings for his 19th professional season. Read full story here

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♦Brett Favre’s presence raises expectations and pressure for Minnesota Vikings♦

If the Super Bowl were between the teams that made the splashiest moves between February and September, the Vikings would have beaten the Bears.

Luring Brett Favre out of retirement trumped trading for Jay Cutler. Now we will see if Favre can help make the Vikings a better team than Cutler can make the Bears.  Read more here

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