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Brett Favre Press Conference

Brett Favre Returns To Vikings For Another Shot At Super Bowl!

Brett Favre is back for the third and what he says is the last time.

Favre officially rejoined the Minnesota Vikings today after three of his teammates traveled to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to find out about the 40-year-old quarterback’s status this season.

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Favre practiced today with the team at Eden Prairie, Minnesota, then held a televised news conference to explain why he was returning for his 20th National Football League season after setting every major quarterback record.

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“I’m not here to set any records,” he said. “There’s nothing left for me to prove. I’m here to have fun and help these people win. I really enjoy these guys and I think the feeling is mutual.”  Read full story and more here

Seven most revealing quotes from Favre’s press conference!

“There’s nothing left for me to prove. I’m here to have fun.”

“I was even amazed [at how I played last year]. To think that I could surpass that this year? First of all, I don’t need to. Because as well as I’ve played, by the far the best I’ve ever played in my career, it wasn’t enough … Part of me said, it was such a great year, it would be easy to say, you can’t play any better, why even try?”

Favres’ presser was a lesson in expectation management 101. Whether it’s because he believes he won’t be as good as last year or because he wants to cover himself in case he’s not doesn’t matter.  Read more here

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Brett Favre A Minnesota Viking

Associated Press Video Highlights: Brett Favre arrived at a St. Paul airport and is seen in the video driving away with Minnesota coach Brad Childress.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —  Brett Favre is coming back for more.The 39-year-old quarterback turned his back on retirement for the second time in as many years, agreeing Tuesday to play for the Vikings.

Favre took a morning flight on a team plane from Mississippi to Minnesota, arrived to cheering fans outside the team’s practice facility and was in a helmet and pads less than 90 minutes later. His red practice jersey was the familiar No. 4, the same number he wore for years with the rival Green Bay Packers.

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The deal is worth between $10 million to $12 million, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

The team confirmed a deal was done to The Associated Press

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Favre admits he was angry at Packers

Brett Favre says he understands why people might not believe he’s really ready to retire. And even he admits that he might get the urge to play when training camp nears.

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Thursday, May 28th, 2009

But, in an interview with ESPN’s Ed Werder on Friday, he said he’s not coming back to the NFL following his second retirement announcement on Tuesday. Read full story here

March 5, 2008, 1:35 PM ET (ESPN)

‘Mentally Tired’ Favre Tells Packers his Playing Career is Over”

After flirting with retirement for years, Brett Favre means it this time. The Green Bay Packers quarterback quit Tuesday after a 17-season career in which he dazzled fans with his grit, heart and rocket of an arm.

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

“I know I can still play, but it’s like I told my wife, I’m just tired mentally. I’m just tired,” Favre, a three-time NFL MVP, told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen in a voice mail message.

“If I felt like coming back — and Deanna [his wife] and I talked about this — the only way for me to be successful would be to win a Super Bowl. To go to the Super Bowl and lose, would almost be worse than anything else. Anything less than a Super Bowl win would be unsuccessful,” Favre said in the message. Read full story here

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Vikings accept new teammate Favre with open arms

Even when Brett Favre told the Minnesota Vikings he was staying retired at the end of July, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson had his suspicions.

After competing for the starting job for the first two weeks of training camp, Jackson and Sage Rosenfels had the rug abruptly pulled out from under them when Favre arrived at practice on Tuesday and took over. Read more here