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November 29, 2010
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November 29, 2010

For The Record

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Fired

By the Minnesota Vikings, embattled head coach Brad Childress, who took his team to the brink of Super Bowl XLIV but was failing to replicate that success in 2010, despite having flown in the off-season to Hattiesburg, Miss., where he persuaded quarterback Brett Favre to play one more year with a reworked contract. Plucked from his offensive coordinator position in Philadelphia in '06, Childress twice took Minnesota to the playoffs, but things fell apart quickly in '10. The Vikings started 1--2, then traded for Randy Moss—a relationship that lasted four weeks. Moss's controversial release (Childress never consulted owner Zygi Wilf), coupled with a postgame press conference in which Childress criticized Favre, a practice confrontation with receiver Percy Harvin and last Sunday's 31--3 loss to Green Bay, eventually proved too much for management to take, and Childress was sent packing on Monday.

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