After reading an article by Mike Florio, I really felt the need to relay this to B/R members. Florio has used the process of elimination to estimate the date when Brett Favre makes his announcement to return back to the NFL for the second consecutive season.
Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress is starting a vacation today on June 22, and returning June 29. That means no announcement will be made between that time period. Keep in mind, no announcement should be made on the weekends.
Childress' daughter is getting married July 11. Then you can figure July 9-10 is out of the picture. The Vikings are also hoping to have Favre signed before rookie contracts are done.
The way you determine this information determines your approximate date. You would think the Vikings would want as little press as possible at the press conference, so they would want to maybe have a few days to let the news settle, like a weekend. So now that we have a weekend settled, we need to determine which one.
The weekend of June 26 is out, along with the weekend of July 10. That leaves the weekends of July 3, July 17, and July 24. July 17 and July 24 are probably too late for the Vikings, because they want Favre signed before they finish rookie contracts. That leaves July 3.
It all makes sense if you think about it. July 4 weekend is perfect for a Favre comeback. In fact, that is the weekend when most reporters go on vacation. If they announce the comeback on the afternoon of July 3, then reporters will probably not flood to Mississippi to greet Favre. It also is a great choice for a day because the press conference would be held on July 6 and the hype will have slowed down a bit.
It is all speculation, but it also all makes sense. You can look for a Favre comeback real soon.
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