Favre: 'I would love to go beat the Saints'

I think I've been good about tailoring the Brett Favre updates this offseason (Please send your praise and thanks.) While there's never been much doubt about his intention to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season, we did get some compelling hard evidence Thursday.

Favre told the Biloxi Sun Herald that the rehabilitation for his surgically repaired ankle is on target and seemed to be anticipating the Vikings' season-opening game at the New Orleans Saints.

"I would love to go beat the Saints," Favre told the paper. "I know I can still play at a high level. Last year was a great year, but it could have been better [winning NFC Championship].''

See you in August, sir.

By the way, Favre has been nominated for four ESPY awards. Be sure to check out the entire list of nominees. The ceremony is scheduled for July 14.