What Brett Favre and Michael Jordan Just Could Not Do—Sit Down!

Trenton WoodleyContributor IJuly 23, 2008

He won three NBA titles, and just had to come back for three more. He has broken every possible record, and came back. It's something that the average everyday fan just can't seem to understand—why won't the greats just sit the hell down?

Could it be the love of the game? Maybe the thrill of victory? Or, maybe it's just that there is nothing to do at home? I think the latter is the case. They are like other men who retire and need something to do that in order not to become house husbands.

Michael Jordan just couldn't retire once. He couldn't even do it twice! No, he had to do it in a way that only Mike could do—three times! He had played for nine solid seasons, winning MVPs and Defensive POY! And, oh, that's right, he won three NBA championships in a row.

But, he decided that, after winning the championship and losing to Charles Barkley for the MVP that season, he wanted to quit and go home. I guess playing for the Birmingham Barons in the Chicago White Sox farm system made him get the itch again, especially since he hit .202 with only three home runs and 11 errors in the field. The next thing anyone knows, he's at a press conference in 1995 saying, "I'm Back!" He decided that blasting line drives wasn't as good as blasting through driving lanes on the court.

Three seasons and three more rings later, he says it's over for good again and it looks like it's going to stay that way. Wrong! I guess when your first major choice as the President of Basketball Operations is drafting Kwame Brown, you have to atone by coming out of retirement and helping the kid out. Finally, he says he's done once more, although no one knows just how long that will last.

Now comes Brett Favre, who has made a career of sticking it out and making it through. After all, he holds the record for the most consecutive starts by a QB in NFL history!

Then again, what record doesn't Brett Favre hold? If you can think of a record for a quarterback, he has it. From yards to touchdowns to wins as well as one he would rather not have, interceptions, he did it. He even won three straight MVPs in the 1990s, two Super Bowl appearances, and one Super Bowl ring.

He played against the best and with some of the greatest of all-time. But, that doesn't seem to be enough for him, because even after he said, "I know that I can play, but I don't think I want to", he wants. And, I would tell Brett to just sit down, and relax for the first time in his life. That's what Warren Sapp is doing. That's what Michael Strahan is doing. And that's what he needs to be doing!

Brett is messing up Hall of Fame week for 2013. But, you can't blame him for wanting to play, because every man in America wants to do what he had been doing for seventeen years. My suggestion to Brett Favre is, and I hope he gets to read this—GO BUY MADDEN 09 LIKE THE REST OF US!!!