Breaking News: Sources say Brett Favre has called it quits . YAWN
Are we really to believe Brett Favre? Come on people, he has done this before. We all remember his tearful retirement in March of 2008 and then a mere four months later he told the Packers he wanted to return only to be shut out and ending up with the New York Jets.
After playing with the New York Jets, he did again. Oops! He would subsequently un-retire and play for the Minnesota Vikings where he would have arguably one of his best seasons of his career at the age of 40. He was a grandfather and all having one of the best year of his career, statistically, throwing for 4,202 yards and 33 touchdowns versus his career- low of seven interceptions.
The Vikings run ended in the NFC Championship game versus the Super Bowl winning New Orleans Saints due to a Brett Favre interception, the same way it ended in 2008 versus the New York Giants who also won the Super Bowl that year.
Last year around this time, Brett Favre had and was retired vowing to remain that way until he changed his mind August 18th, during the preseason and signing with the Vikings.
Whose to say he won't do it again? Favre had an opportunity to win the Super Bowl this season, being favored in MGM Mirage Las Vegas Odds (6-1) over the Dallas Cowboys (7-1), New Orleans (15-1), and his former team Green Bay (10-1). Now those odds are at 10-1 without him behind Dallas (5-1), Green Bay (7-1), and tied with New Orleans.
There is no way you continue to workout with high schoolers in Mississippi and talk with Brad Childress in Mississippi if your intentions were to retire. Yes, the ankle is an issue but what if that changes in a few weeks, what if a week before the start of the season that rush gets to him and that banged up ankle is better?
For the past few seasons, we have been introduced to the drama of the Brett Favre Saga. He has had three different lovers (dumped by Green Bay, divorced the Jets and currently happily married and property of the Minnesota Vikings until further notice). We are being introduced to his usual cliffhanger, he has flat lined but come back to life in typical soap opera fashion, reigning terror as he makes his teams contenders.
It's getting old, everyone's yawing and then a ratings sweeps is made in the way of a Childress Great-Grandfather visit and a Favre retirement ploy.
Favre's number is four, he has currently "retired" three times--see the signs? He has played for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and Minnesota Vikings, four teams.
I have every reason to believe that if his ankle gets better he will return, he has a championship team right in front of him. It's like seeing your bride-to-be walking towards you and then you run away from her. I'm pretty sure many feel the same.
Favre will get paid $13 million dollars if he decides to return and is three touchdown passes away from 500 career touchdowns, 671 passing yards away from 70,000 career passing yards, and 15 more consecutive starts away from 300 for his career.
He has already endured enough damage and with the lockout looming why not give it a final try? Until he decides to return, more yawns from football fans will come at more of this nonsense of the Favre Saga.