Brett Favre: Put Down the Football

Phil BrownCorrespondent IJune 8, 2009

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  In this handout photo provided by Disney , Brett Favre, who recently announced his retirement, lounges with Goofy on February 28, 2009 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Favre, who holds multiple NFL records including most passing yards in a career, is at Walt Disney World this weekend for 'ESPN The Weekend,' a sports-themed fan event held at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.  (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Disney Via Getty Images)

Dear Brett,

Stop with the surgeries, put down the football, and get back in your Wranglers.

It's time to stop pretending you are still a football player. You're not 20 anymore. Even the young lady at the Hattiesburg McDonalds charged you for a senior coffee. It's been a great run: 1996 Superbowl Championship, League MVP for three consecutive years, seven Division Championships, 10 Pro Bowls, most touchdown completions in NFL history, but now the party is over.

Life has been very good to you gunslinger, you have been fortunate to squeeze every drop out of your NFL Career, but now it is time to shift to some new challenges.

Use the worldly wisdom you have acquired to reach out to the new stars of the NFL. Dive into your charities and business ventures and enjoy. Your fiery personality will be perfect to replace John Gruden on Monday Night Football (when he becomes the new football coach for Notre Dame).

It's time to make the call to EA Sports to take over the reigns from John Madden and create the new NFL Football Video Game Series. My friend says there is so much to do. Hey one more idea, go back to the farm, play house with Deanna and be a dad to those girls.

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