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Vikings Using Favre to Play Political Football

I left Minnesota on Saturday morning convinced that Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, head coach Brad Childress and quarterback Brett Favre do not respect the game.</p><p> Friday&rsquo;s Chiefs-Vikings exhibition was the first Chiefs preseason road game I&rsquo;d ever attended that didn&rsquo;t involve a Hall of Fame induction.</p><p>I canceled a trip to Los Angeles and Las Vegas just so I could be in the building when Favre made his Vikings debut. His last-minute return to the National Football League and our collective (media and fans) reaction to his re-emergence fascinates me.</p><p>It&rsquo;s a case study in exactly where we&rsquo;ve arrived in professional sports.</p><p>The games being played behind the scenes...

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