Brett Favre recently expressed his admiration for the Minnesota Vikings. Four fans made quite a road trip to show Favre that the feeling is mutual.
Todd Glocke, Darin Troftgruben, Diggz Garza and Herman Abrams traveled more than 1,100 miles from Minneapolis to Hattiesburg, Miss., with the hopes of hand-delivering a thank-you card to Favre's "Favre 4 Hope Foundation." They got more than that -- a 15-minute conversation with Favre himself, the Hattiesburg Americanreported Friday.
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The four men arrived at Oak Grove High School, where Favre has been working out and throwing to high schoolers, around 9 a.m. After Favre finished his routine, he chatted with the men, whose trip took 2½ days.
"He was telling old baseball stories, telling jokes," Garza said. "... It was an unbelievable moment to shake hands with him. We were just kind of taking it all in. I can't hardly speak right now."
Favre was wowed by the fans' journey.
"That's always nice," he said. "That makes you feel good."
What might make Vikings fans feel good is an announcement from Favre that he has decided to return for a 20th NFL season. However, that hasn't come.
Still, Favre hasn't been shy to talk with the media, opening up to Men's Journal magazine and accepting an award at Wednesday night's ESPY awards.
Favre told Men's Journal that he isn't worried about his health as it relates to playing a 20th NFL season.
"Playing another year probably isn't going to make a difference," Favre told the magazine. "The damage has already been done."
Favre and Vikings teammate Greg Lewis also accepted the ESPY award for best play. Afterward, Favre told ESPN that his surgically repaired ankle is still healing.
"I still have a little bit of time and still believe it or not [I'm] not completely healthy," Favre said. "I guess at 40 I may never be. I'm not getting any younger, but I am working hard trying to feel as best I can. Last year, I felt great. My arm was totally different than it was the year before and that made my decision a little bit easier. But we'll see."
Favre added that any comeback thought "starts with the ankle," but he called the Vikings "a great football team" that he admired.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.