Vikings fans mobilize for Favre

MIAMI -- Thanks for indulging me on a non-NFC North topic earlier Thursday. I thought Anthony Hargrove’s story might be of interest to some of you.

Anyway, back to the nuts and bolts of our division.

Some of you might be a member of this fan page over at Facebook, which spurred this independent Web site, which led to the billboard you see in the picture accompanying this post.

To me, this is the definition of a modern-day grass roots effort. Through Facebook and the Web site, a group of 90,000 Vikings fans raised enough money to rent that billboard for a week. It stands close to Brett Favre’s home in Hattiesburg, Miss.

We’re probably going to spend a good part of this offseason wondering if Favre will return to the Vikings in 2010. We know at least some of you want him back.