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Brett Favre No Longer a Minnesota Viking, Opts to Retire

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14:  Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre arrives at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Jason ClaryCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2010

It has been widely reported that Brett Favre will be calling it quits. For the sake of speculating, I will believe that when I see it.

After seeing Favre already spew tears during a press conference several years ago announcing his first retirement, the abominable, ageless wonder will have to prove his words through absence in Minnesota's first game.

This decision is an abrupt one, considering how close the Vikings got to representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.

As the Vikings can now start holding a competition for starting quarterback, Green Bay Packers fans can rejoice.

Once hailed as a Packer, he seemingly burned all of his bridges, playing for the rival Minnesota Vikings.

Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will likely compete for a starting spot, if Favre doesn't face any more indecision.

Favre, the owner of many NFL records, is most notably known for his record of consecutive starts, touchdown passes, and interceptions.

His full list of achievements can be seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Favre#Records_and_milestones.

If this is really Favre's way of leaving, it has been a true honor to grow up watching Brett Favre play as a quarterback.

When people of my age get older, we will talk about the guys like Favre who found ways to do the impossible.

The NFL would have been more exciting this year if Favre were to put on his shoulder pads and continue on his streak of consecutive starts.

As far as Favre is concerned, every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end. He still has the rest of his life to look forward to.

Thank you for all of your contributions to make the game what it is today, Brett.

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