Relax Packers Fans, Brett Favre To Stay Retired and Not Play For The Vikings

Bryan FlynnAnalyst IJuly 28, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jets leaves the field after losing to The Miami Dolphins 24-17 after their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

ESPN has reported that after all the speculation the last few months and all the waiting by the Minnesota Vikings, Brett Favre has decided that for now he is done playing pro football and will stay retired.

With training camps opening at the end of the week, Favre had said last week he would make a decision and then put off his answer until this week. Several players for the Vikings even had contacted Favre and asked him to come and play for Minnesota.

For now, Favre will remain retired. That is until the first snap of the new season and depending on injuries, could go on until late in to the season.

Favre haters and Packers fans can stop crying now about ruined legacies and more acts of betrayals than a cheating spouse. I have said many times I would love to see Favre come back and play, only to hear Green Bay fans complain about how he would have scorn them.

If the haters and Packers fans had a part in Favre’s decision to return to the NFL, I never want to hear a Packer fan talk about how much you miss him. If you love a player and enjoy watching him play, you should take it however you can.

I was hoping Favre would come back and some of my child-like love of the game would go with him. No matter what, I wish Favre the best and hope the haters and Packers fans realized what they have really lost.