Well, I agree that it would be nice to have an answer. The Packers got tired of not knowing who was going to lead the team. He may not need training camp, but the guys around him need him at training camp (or whoever is going to QB). I have to snicker a little that Viking fans now have to deal with what we put up with for years...can't say we didn't warn you.
That said, Favre is not the one creating drama. I swear, some of you act like cheated-on wives from Jerry Springer where they go all out attacking the other woman instead of the guy who actually cheated. Is Favre on a publicity tour saying different things or making any real public statements about his position? Not that I've seen. He's hiding out in podunksville saying he's not sure yet. Period. If the guy is undecided and the team is okay with him being undecided this long, then so be it. The only ones stirring up drama are the media. Oooh, Favre went out to dinner with his wife on Tuesday, that must mean he's playing again this year. Whoops, he ordered the Fish, that means he's retiring. What a bunch of BS.
I also blame Childress and The Vikings top brass for not growing a pair and saying we need to know by __/__/2010 if you are coming back or not. If you're not, we'll go another direction. If I was making that kind of dough doing something I really enjoyed and had the luxury of a team that will take me back if and whenever I decide I want to be back, then I'd probably just play it by ear as well, especially if there's any truth to his ankle not healing that well. Why bother with training camp or preseason nonsense if it's not going to cost me anything? If my work offered me the same pay to take an extra month off, I think I'd do it. I think all of us would.
The guy has faults, but get off Favre's back with the drama crap - he's about the least drama seeking NFL star I've ever seen.