Recent news of Brett Favre finally retiring, again, from the NFL has been met with mixed reactions from teams, media and sports fans.
Favre's long awaited official retirement was once again announced, and once again before he actually said he was retiring.
To some, retirement is a right of passage, to others it's the end of one life and the beginning of another.
No one knows exactly what the mind set of an athlete facing retirement is. There could be extenuating circumstances, or just some basic statistical criteria.
What ever set of parameters an athlete uses, he or she should always remember this: Retirement from pro sports should always be considered before being offered a senior citizen discount or a position on the board of AARP.
While no professional sport is immune from participants stretching their longevity as much as they can, NASCAR seems to lead the way in not only longevity, but lack of production also.
Listed on the next several pages, in no particular order, are those NASCAR drivers who, like Brett Favre, toyed with retirement, but just couldn't, or wouldn't walk away.
As they slid off the pinnacle of their careers, their on track performance's slid as well.
For the most part, Favre retired at the top of his game, most of these drivers are not, or, were not, even close.