Remember last year when I wrote a whole post on Brett Favre retiring? The state of Wisconsin mourned and the NFL Network showed a 30 hour Favre marathon.
Then five months later I had to break my self-imposed Brett Favre post moratorium when he came out of retirement and was traded to the New York Jets.
Were it anyone else I wouldn't even bother writing about it now, but after 18 seasons, a Super Bowl Win, two NFC Championships, three MVP awards, seven division championships, 10 Pro Bowls, and 169 wins as starting quarterback I think I might actually be obligated by law to at least mention it one more time.
If Brett weren't turning 40 in October I wouldn't be surprised if he decided to come back again.
Lyndsey from Girls Dig Sports wouldn't be very surprised either:
I’m taking this with a grain of salt, really. Would I be surprised if, a few months down the road, Brett Favre got the “itch” to play again? No. But, that being said, I do feel that this is it. Favre
has worn out his welcome. He’s retired and come back one too many
times. Last time was the worst. It left a healthy situation with open
wounds that may never heal.
I've said it over on Draft Day Suit too. I really hope he means it this time. 39 easily translates to 87 in NFL years.
Even as someone who was never a Green Bay Fan I hate to see him retire as a Jet.
Then, there were the news stories that Brett Favre told the Jets he was retiring in an e-mail. Classy. A year and a half go I loved the guy even though I watched him beat the crap out of the Bucs year after year after year. Now all that respect is gone.
Liza Z. believes that he is really done this time and she has a pretty good perspective.
At 6:00pm tonight I got on a conference call with the now-former
quarterback Brett Favre. When questioned as to whether this really was
his final retirement announcement, he replied, "Yes, it's the real
deal." And this time, I believe him.
I hope she is right.
People always say nobody ever remembers Joe Montana as a Kansas City Chief, but I do. I remember. And I will remember Favre as a New York Jet too.
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