VU Daily Blog: 7/27/10

Brett Favre continues to provide interesting quotes, even if he isn't providing any real answers about his future. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progresses through the VU Daily Blog.

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The #Vikings have agreed to terms with fourth-round defensive end Everson Griffen, according to ESPN.

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 1:39:00 PM

McCombs still going full throttle

Former Vikings owner Red McCombs, now in his 80s, hasn't slowed down in his zest for investment and sports ownership.

McCombs, who previously owned the San Antonio Spurs before buying the Vikings in 1998, announced Tuesday that he will be the key investor in a Formula One racetrack near Austin, Texas.

According to what promoter Tavo Hellmund told the Dallas Morning News, the 900-acre track site will be "a multipurpose facility, for music, athletic events and may become a world-class research institute for state universities."

The track will host a Formula One event from 2012 to 2021, according to the story.

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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 1:25:00 PM

Favre at 50? Don't rule it out

As far as Vikings players and coaches are concerned, it's probably a good thing that the team didn't have Brett Favre go from New Orleans directly to Mississippi after the team's overtime loss in the NFC Championship Game. If he had, he might not still be considering playing in 2010 and might not have understood that the bitter loss hit his teammates as hard as it hit him.

"I mean, there were tears flyin'," Favre told USA Today. "By the time we landed, I am like, 'I don't think I can let these guys down.' I know football is a business, but more than anything I felt like there was unfinished business. All of a sudden, 'Oh, man, as much as I don't want to go through that again, I almost feel as if I owe these guys something.'"

Favre has had three surgeries on his ankle, the latest one coming in late May, but he doesn't seem convinced it will ever be back to normal. Still, that isn't likely to stop him from playing in 2010 … and possibly well beyond.

"If you do enough patchwork, eventually you've got to a get a new one," he said when talking about the ankle. "Hell, you gotta quit sometime. Then again, maybe I will be doing this when I'm 50 years old, who knows?"

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