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Thursday, July 9, 2009
Black and Blue all over: There's something about ...

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

I'm guessing I'm not the only one who got sucked into "There's Something About Mary" on the tube Wednesday night. I've seen it at least 512 times, but it's been a while and I had to laugh when I saw Brett Favre (circa 1998) enter stage left.

It brought to mind a funny, but possibly apocryphal, story that emerged in the wake of Favre's somewhat stiff performance. ("You know I'll always be true to you, Mary.") Responding to some good-natured grief from teammates, Favre eventually said something like, Hey, how many movies have you stunk in?

Indeed. Words to live by.

Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune reports Favre was visited by Minnesota athletic trainer Eric Sugarman on Wednesday. The timing makes sense given Favre's ongoing rehabilitation from surgery to release a partially torn right biceps. But it doesn't really give a clue about the timing of Favre's ultimate decision.

I guess it's possible the Vikings could make an announcement sometime in the next two or three weeks. But I'd be really surprised if Favre makes a public appearance in Minnesota before the start of training camp July 29. I'm not sure he has much incentive to travel north for a press conference and then head back to his home in Mississippi to await training camp. Just my own two bits of speculation.

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