The Vikings Crown a New King

Since announcing Brett Farve’s addition to the team, the Minnesota Vikings have experienced a rush for regular season tickets.  In looking at pricing across the secondary ticketing industry, the Vikings are now in 4 of the top 15 most in-demand games of the NFL regular season.  The second hottest game ticket?  Now the Vikings at Packers.

1   Dolphins at Chargers 09/27/2009 – San Diego, CA
2   Vikings at Packers 11/01/2009 – Green Bay, WI
3   Steelers at Bears 09/20/2009 – Chicago, IL
4   Vikings at Steelers 10/25/2009 – Pittsburgh, PA
5   Cowboys at Broncos 10/04/2009 – Denver, CO
6   Cowboys at Giants 12/06/2009 - East Rutherford, NJ
7   Packers at Bears 12/13/2009 – Chicago, IL
8   Giants at Cowboys 09/20/2009 - Arlington, TX
9   Redskins at Cowboys 11/22/2009 – Arlington, TX
10 Lions at Bears 10/04/2009 – Chicago, IL
11 Vikings at Bears 12/28/2009 - Chicago, IL
12 Packers at Vikings 10/05/2009 – Minneapolis, MN
13 Eagles at Bears 11/22/2009 - Chicago, IL
14 Raiders at Cowboys 11/26/2009 – Arlington, TX
15 Cardinals at Bears 11/08/2009 – Chicago, IL

Brett Favre in 2008?

For all of those who haven’t already heard, Green Bay Packers’ late great Brett Favre is pondering the implications of his retirement from the team last season.  Favre, who led the struggling Packers to the NFC championship game and surpassed John Elway’s total wins record in the 2007 season, said today in an excerpt that he “is guilty of retiring early,” reinforcing his interest in returning to the NFL in 2008. 

On July 11, Favre asked Green Bay for an unconditional release that would let him play for another NFL team this season.  Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson has dispelled rumors that Favre would be released from the team, and that the former quarterback is welcome to rejoin the team in a “different role than he was.”  Thompson has made it clear that the Packers are looking to move forward with Aaron Rodgers, Favre’s 24 year-old replacement from Chico, California.  It is interesting to note, however, that Favre’s locker is still intact.

Whether or not the Packers will consider Favre for a trade next season is yet to be discussed, and as of Saturday, no trade inquiries have arisen concerning the QB.