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You know Brett Favre. We all know him. We know him too well.
Favre was one of the best, if not the best, NFL quarterbacks to ever grace the football field. He was a consummate winner and professional.
Then he finally started to annoy us. Let me explain.
In 2006, it was rumored he was to retire. It even got to a stage that Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, gave him a standing ovation as he left the field. Even though he played for the arch-rival Packers team, he was given a standing O because he was "about to retire."
Then he said he was coming back. He led the Packers back to the playoffs and announced his retirement when the Packers were beaten in the NFC championship game. Less than four months later he was writing letters to the Packers asking to let him return and play for another team.
So he returned for the 2008-2009 season playing for the New York Jets. He retired in January 2009, telling the Jets to "go in a different direction" with the quarterback position.
Six months later he was back again, this time in Minnesota with the Vikings. After the 2009 season ended, the retirement rumors returned, but this time he stayed with his team.
After an injury-disrupted 2010 season, Favre finally filed his retirement papers with the NFL, retiring for the third and final time.
Once retired, Brett Favre didn't just disappear. He was alleged to have sent explicit texts and pictures to Jets gameday host Jenn Sterger. We didn't need those pics.
So for clogging up the rumour mill for the last half-decade, Brett Favre earns his spot.
Annoyance Grade: A+