Brad Childress finds calm amid chaos

The Vikings coach who once thought he might become a psychologist is living his dream

Originally Published: August 11, 2010
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

MANKATO, Minn. -- The circus starts with a lapdog named Charlie.

He is not much bigger than a rodent, and his bloodlines are Maltese, shih tzu, Yorkie or all of the above. Someday, they'll laugh at this and wonder what was the bigger hoot: that Brett Favre, Ironman Quarterback, has a cuddly, foo-foo dog, or that Brad Childress was there in Favre's spacious house, fumbling around in the dark, hoping the pooch wouldn't nip off a piece of his leg?

Heck, it's funny now. Check ...

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