Brett Favre: Is the Third Retirement a Charm?

Suzette Lampard BrantleyAnalyst IAugust 3, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings waves on the field against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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According to the Minneapolis Sentinel, Brett Favre is set to address his teammates about his retirement.

Maybe his ankle is not progressing as well as he expected after his off season surgery. I can't say I blame him. At his age (mine too), sometimes getting out of bed is a struggle from all those old nagging injuries.

That’s right, for the third time it looks like the iron man of football may be hanging up his cleats.

As a true football fan, I would love to see him play his 20th year in the NFL, however, as a Saints fan, I am perfectly fine with not facing the "iron man" to start the season.

If and what a big “if” it is, then THANK YOU for my 40th birthday present Mr. Favre!

Yes, you will be missed. Your 285 consecutive starts will live on as a tribute to the game of football. Although Peyton Manning may seem close with 192, breaking that record is still a long shot.

What an amazing career you have amassed. In your entire NFL career, you have logged only one losing season. That’s right folks, while at the helm of three different teams, he has only one losing year.

Is there even another coach who could say such a thing after roughly 20 years in the NFL?

Of course when it comes to Brett, nothing is set in stone. However, it has been reported that he has been sending text messages to his Vikings teammates informing them of his decision.

Yes, last year it was on August 18th that he joined the Vikings, but it looks like August 3rd of this year will close the door of Brett’s playing career.

The game of football and its fans will miss you, Brett.

Thanks for the memories!

One last thing, it was 35 years ago today that the Louisiana Superdome opened its doors.