Report: Few Vikings Fans Want Favre
By By Jay Sorgi
A published report says the Minnesota Vikings are running out of patience with Brett Favre when it comes his decision-making process on playing for them this season, but another says that when he does make up his mind, more Vikings fans than not say he should stay retired.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune cites a survey taken by Rasmussen Reports which says that only 29% of people from Minnesota want the Vikings to sign Favre.
42% in the survey say it's a bad idea to sign Favre, while 30% said they weren't sure.
Sports Illustrated's Peter King reports Favre probably must decide by the end of the week whether he will play for the Vikings in 2009 or retire.
The report states that Vikings coach Brad Childress wants to know that Favre will have no restrictions on his throwing by the time July training camp comes, and that they want him as part of the mental preparation of the team's upcoming pre-camp activities.
King also says a source connected to the NFL told him Favre's biceps tendon is barely attached to his throwing shoulder, and that a minor arthroscopic procedure would have him out of action for two weeks.