While Brett Favre continues to waffle in public over whether or not he's going to come back for the 2010 season, everything he's done off the field indicates a return is imminent.
First, Favre went and had ankle surgery, a surgery only really necessary at this point if the person in question intends on playing professional football.
Favre went on an eight-mile bicycle ride Thursday, according to a report in the Biloxi Sun Herald on Thursday. This ride was part of the rehabilitation from his surgery.
Favre also told the Sun Herald that his recovery is on schedule, which isn't a comment necessary to make unless you're planning on stepping on a football field this fall.
"I would love to go beat the Saints," he said in the article. "I know I can still play at a high level."
It's been reported in several places that the majority of Vikings players, coaches, and other team officials expect Favre to return. Vikings head coach Brad Childress has said he's willing to give Favre all the time he needs to make a decision in just about every interview he's given on the subject.
Favre didn't report to the Vikings until August last year after signing with the team, so don't expect this year to be any different.
Favre has reached the age where he doesn't need or want to go through the early stages of training camp, the two-a-days, basic offensive meetings, and basic drills.
Favre most likely will do the same thing he did last year: Wait until the first two weeks of camp have passed, miss the first preseason game, and then show up on a flaming chariot.
The bigger story at this point really isn't, "Will Favre return?"
The biggest story to keep your eye out for is, "What DAY will Favre return?"