Let's go back to 2006.
Yes, Brett Favre's retirement discussions began over four years ago. No wonder I'm sick of this guy.
After great deliberation through the month of April, Favre decides to return to the Packers for the 2006-2007 season. He has technically yet to retire, although he has probably flip-flopped more than once by this time.
Following the '06-'07 season, Favre chokes up in an NBC interview. He claims that he is unsure if he will retire. An unnamed Packers teammate stated that he was just as emotional after a 2005 season ending speech. At that time, Favre was almost certain he was going to retire.
Wait, this stuff started in 2005? Congratulations, Brett. You have a saga that has run longer than many sitcoms.
After the 2007-2008 season, Favre officially retired on March 6, 2008.
"It's all over!" Sports fans believed that the Favre saga finally had come to an end.
But wait, there's more.
Less than a month later, Favre had second thoughts about entering retirement. After months of confrontations with the Packers and coaches, Brett became a Jet. He joined New York on August 7, 2008.
After announcing ANOTHER retirement on February 12, 2009, Favre began to consider playing once again. He began discussing his return with Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress in the month of May.
Eventually, Favre would return to the NFL and come out of a second retirement. On August 18, 2009 Brett became a Viking. As if August 7 wasn't late enough.
Now, the suspense builds. Will he retire again?
I sure hope so.
Brett Favre is a great quarterback. But he continues to keep the football world on edge with constant waffling. Five years is much too long. Let it go, Brett. Let it go.