Brett Favre Announces Retirement; Does Anyone Believe It?

Dan BasilContributor IAugust 3, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up 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 Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The long awaited announcement that Brett Favre, Quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings football team during the 2009-10 season will retire was reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. But, does anybody buy this news?

Brett Favre returned to football after his approximate 13th retirement to play for the Minnesota Vikings last fall. During his nineteenth season as an NFL player, Favre ended a career slump and posted his best season with a quarterback rating of 107.2. The quarterback also continued to post many new records as a player who turned 40 years old early in the season.

While retirement is an option for Brett Favre, it is questionable whether he will actually retire this season. With the opportunity to play for a 20th season, number 4 is welcome and wanted by an incredibly talented team and an offense he knows all too well.

The "breaking news" story in today's Star Tribune may be the best scoop in Minnesota sports this year. Or, it may turn out, as it has in other years, to be another ploy to keep Brett Favre at the top of the national sports headlines as he heads into his 20th season.


Dan Basil

Field Correspondent

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