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    Re:Brett Favre Appreciation Threat

    I'm going to share with all of you a portion of an email I received this morning from a friend in Canada whom I got interested in the Vikes this year. It illustrates perfectly what I said earlier about the passion and excitement that Brett brought to his team. I know many of you are sad and upset--rightly so--but maybe it will help a bit to know the 2009 Vikings captured hearts and gained many new fans

    "Personally I havenít been that excited about football since I held seasons tickets to my beloved Ottawa Rough Riders Ė and Ė that was over 30 years ago! So hereís what I have to say Ė Thank You Minnesota Vikings for getting me 'back in the game!' I will always sing your song Ė and Ė you will always be 'my team' from now on! Since my beloved Rough Riders left the scene I have just been wandering. Sure I liked Green Bay and I go to Bills games Ė but Ė nothing has put me back in love with football like the 2009 Minnesota Vikings. So to the Vikes and their fans I have found a home and I am here to stay!

    "Kathleen, be the good Lord willing and the Creek donít rise you and I will share many great years cheering for 'our' Vikes in the future. Thank You and Brett Favre for sparking my interest in football by giving me a new home Ė the Minnesota Vikings." --Steve

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    Re:Brett Favre Appreciation Thread

    Brett showed us the talent we have on this team. For that I'm grateful. He played his ass off and gave everything he had, only to have the players and coaches fail him.

    I will welcome him back with open arms if he decides to give one last go at it.

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    Ok, Iíve been lurking for a while on here and now finally feel compelled to post.

    I first started following the Vikings in 2007, with the arrival of the NFL here in England I wanted a team to follow and the first game I properly sat through and watched was ADís record setting game against the Chargers, there was only going to be one team for me after that. So 2007 was the season in which I chose my team to follow, just a team to be happy for when they score a touchdown and nothing more. It was during the 2008 season that I began to realize that this team was more than just a team to follow, and gradually began to really appreciate the level of ability of some of our boys. It hadnít taken long but I was now hooked, every Sunday was spent trawling through the internet trying to find streams to watch the Vikings on (we werenít exactly popular with Sky Sports TV over here).

    The 2009 season was different, not just compared to the last two seasons, nope it was more than that. I am a season ticket holder at White Hart Lane, which is the stadium of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Iíve followed Spurs since I was 5 years old but no Spurs team has ever drawn me in emotionally quite like the 2009 Vikings side. The team is full of charisma, full of likeable guys, exciting players, dramatic moments and no-one epitomized this more than Brett Favre. Brett was immense for us this year, he made us a team that even my mum fell in love with a woman that has never shown any kind of interest in any American sport before. Heís that kind of person, the players wanted to play for him, they wanted to win for him, heís infectious.

    I loved the ride this year, in October I came over to see the Packers game and that experience will stay with me until the day I die, some of you may call the NFL the no fun league but you try watching Tottenham vs Fulham on a freezing Tuesday evening (yes thatís what I have ahead of me tonight) and then tell me what fun is. Although Iíve been in a worse mood than any sporting occasion has ever put me in for the last two days I wouldnít have had Manning, Brees, Brady or Rivers over Favre this year because it just wouldnít have been as fun.

    Bring on 2010, next year is THE year sorry if I waffled on.

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    Re:Brett Favre Appreciation Thread

    Jareds Mullet wrote:
    Ok, Iíve been lurking for a while on here and now finally feel compelled to post.

    I first started following the Vikings in 2007, with the arrival of the NFL here in England I wanted a team to follow and the first game I properly sat through and watched was ADís record setting game against the Chargers, there was only going to be one team for me after that. So 2007 was the season in which I chose my team to follow, just a team to be happy for when they score a touchdown and nothing more. It was during the 2008 season that I began to realize that this team was more than just a team to follow, and gradually began to really appreciate the level of ability of some of our boys. It hadnít taken long but I was now hooked, every Sunday was spent trawling through the internet trying to find streams to watch the Vikings on (we werenít exactly popular with Sky Sports TV over here).

    The 2009 season was different, not just compared to the last two seasons, nope it was more than that. I am a season ticket holder at White Hart Lane, which is the stadium of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Iíve followed Spurs since I was 5 years old but no Spurs team has ever drawn me in emotionally quite like the 2009 Vikings side. The team is full of charisma, full of likeable guys, exciting players, dramatic moments and no-one epitomized this more than Brett Favre. Brett was immense for us this year, he made us a team that even my mum fell in love with a woman that has never shown any kind of interest in any American sport before. Heís that kind of person, the players wanted to play for him, they wanted to win for him, heís infectious.

    I loved the ride this year, in October I came over to see the Packers game and that experience will stay with me until the day I die, some of you may call the NFL the no fun league but you try watching Tottenham vs Fulham on a freezing Tuesday evening (yes thatís what I have ahead of me tonight) and then tell me what fun is. Although Iíve been in a worse mood than any sporting occasion has ever put me in for the last two days I wouldnít have had Manning, Brees, Brady or Rivers over Favre this year because it just wouldnít have been as fun.

    Bring on 2010, next year is THE year sorry if I waffled on.
    No, you did not "waffle on". That was a very good first post. Welcome to the site, post often and have fun. I love hearing from fans overseas. It makes my world more rich.

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    Re:Brett Favre Appreciation Thread

    Thanks for the great memories #4!

    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

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    Re:Brett Favre Appreciation Thread

    Thank you Favre for the greatest season since I have been a fan. I beg you to come back. Take all the time you need. September is very far away.

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    Yes please come back

    I was a "jackson crotchsniffer" I still am supporting Jackson and think he will be good

    But you could see how much better a HOF QB is at this point

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    amazing player. true courage it took to stay in there and fight after the way he was getting creamed. man we would have been great if he played with us instead of the packers.

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    Re:Brett Favre Appreciation Thread

    I appreciate the great season he led the Vikings to, without a doubt one of the most enjoyable seasons to watch as a fan.

    However, we should have seen this coming.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    LaBonBon wrote:
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    LaBonBon wrote:
    Over the years I've grown away from the Vikings. This year brought me back--and in a BIG way! What a ride!!! The BEST Vikes season of my lifetime. I am sad this wonderful team of charming and oh-so talented young men didn't get to the Super Bowl but nothing will ever take away the thrills and chills of the 2009 season.Thank you, Brett Favre!
    Hey now! In another thread, you called yourself an old woman! If that's true, this was no better than the 5th-best season in your lifetime.

    Doesn't mean I don't want him back - because I do - but the end result is still a loss in the NFC Championship. That's less of success than any Super Bowl year.

    =Z=
    I am 53. Old to you young kids.

    You guys are all football experts and look at things differently than I do. I have never experienced a Vikes team play with such heart, enthusiasm and pure love of the game. Nor have I ever seen a Vikes team that seemed to like and support each other the way this one did. They were a true team. I will NEVER forget Brett's joy out their on the field. It was contagious to both the other players and the fans. I know that most of you here look at the season and see failure but look what Brett did for this team. He made so many players BETTER plus he brought many fans back to the team and added new ones. He was player, coach, mentor, father, friend and fan to the youngsters.

    I have really grown to respect Zygi. He has poured money and time and effort and love into this team. I hope that he and Brad will devise a backup plan if Brett does not want to come back as starting QB. He's made a huge imapct on this team and needs to remain a part of the organization.

    Very well said...and you are definitely not old!
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