Vikings fans rent billboards in Miss. to lure back Brett Favre

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Last summer, coaches and players lobbied Brett Favre (FSY) to join the Minnesota Vikings through text messages, phone calls and in-person visits.
This year, the public has started the persuasion process for them.

Driven to show their appreciation for Favre’s storied first season with Minnesota, a group of Vikings fans has taken out advertising space on a digital billboard near the 40-year-old quarterback’s home in Hattiesburg, Miss.