Brett Favre: So Long, Farewell, I Don't Want Another Goodbye

Brad FalconeContributor IJuly 29, 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)

So, this is it: It's finally over for Brett Favre. He will finally ride into the sunset after the thought of coming back for a second time in consecutive years.

Good riddance, Brett.

It isn't enough that he has done this to Green Bay so many times, but now he has done it to the Minnesota Vikings.

Am I missing something?

Sure, he had a great beginning of 2008 and a great year in 2007, but his numbers were very much on the decline for the previous three or four years.

However, somehow people can't get enough of Favre.

Was he a great quarterback? He leads the NFL is many different career statistics. He also led the Packers to two Super Bowls in the '90s, including winning one.

He could also give fans heart attacks every time he threw the ball because they didn't know—and oftentimes, he didn't know—who he was throwing to.

He's the all-time leader in interceptions.

Favre had a remarkable arm and a love for the game that will cause many Packers fans to not look at him the same for the very fact that he played for the Jets and flirted playing with joining their archrival in Minnesota.

Imagine if Derek Jeter held on for one more year, and flirted with playing with the Red Sox. It's pretty much the same thing.

It was always said that Favre had a bar stool appeal to the "average" person. You could imagine being Favre because he seemed like a normal dude.

Does any normal dude hold their organization or business hostage because they can't make up their mind time after time after time?

Does any normal dude who works 16 years at Pepsi flirt with working one more year for Coke?

As sports fans, we want to believe that "our guys" hate their guys. We want to believe that Steelers players hate Ravens players and Cowboys players hate Redskins players, especially if you have been on one side of that coin for 16 years.

How can Favre, who was hated by the purple and gold for so many years, "sleep with the enemy?"

Favre shouldn't be given a pass because he failed to play for Minnesota. He wanted to do it, he said that "we" could be pretty good when referring to the Vikings upcoming season.

But Favre finally listened to his body.

Hopefully, we will never have to listen to Favre again.