Brett Favre, Hard To Miss You

James SenbetaCorrespondent IMay 4, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jets looks to pass against The Miami Dolphins during their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Brett Favre announces his retirement immediately after the season, practices with some high school football players, and then is rumored to have talked to the Minnesota Vikings. This is not a review of last offseason, it is a repeat.

It is also a telling sign when his agent talks about Favre's shoulder health and his might-have-the-itch-to-play-again mentality.

Anyone who bought Favre's retirement talks have not only vastly underestimated his competitive spirits, but his dire obsession to have the perfect exit and proving Green Bay Packers wrong.

The man just cannot live with just the career touchdown mark or wins list. He cannot live with his current marks as the ironman of quarterbacks.

And why is this so? Because he's BRETT FAVRE.

He is the Clint Eastwood of NFL quarterbacks best remembered as the gunslinger. Of course as a gunslinger his shots were hit or miss, guaranteed to cause physical injury to those in the way of his leather bullets.

One has to wonder if WRs and defensive secondary players lobbied for broken finger insurance due to him.

Does anyone still reminisce of myths about Favre throwing a football 100 yards or out of the stadium?

Rumors went around that he was a crusader for justice using his throwing arm as his main weapon. Explains the caved in chests of some suspects.

Or how about the term "Favre It," where he tells his receivers to run deep while he throws the ball up in the air. With any other QB it is a Hail Mary, but with Brett it is a very special play where he thinks he can score 10 or more points off of one pass.

In the end he does have a ring, three MVPs, and almost every imaginable record, good or bad, that does not dwell into percentages.

But how can all of these facts be enjoyed by all if the guy will not go away? Please call it a day so everyone can have fun with your legend.