Top Ten Reasons Brett Favre Should Stay Retired

Brian MorseContributor IMay 7, 2009

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  In this handout photo provided by Disney , Brett Favre, who recently announced his retirement, lounges with Goofy on February 28, 2009 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Favre, who holds multiple NFL records including most passing yards in a career, is at Walt Disney World this weekend for 'ESPN The Weekend,' a sports-themed fan event held at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.  (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Disney Via Getty Images)

10. You are going to be 40 years old in October.  While I do not believe that you have lost your head for the game, one definitely needs more than their head to QB in the NFL. I believe that physically, you may be like a priceless statue made of paper thin glass.

9.  When someone retires, they should stay retired.  I know that I am definitely not alone in this thought. We as sports fans have seen one too many of our heralded sports figures play this game.

Brett Favre, you have already crossed the line, where some believe you to be a joke.  Is it even possible that your play on the field can surpass these thoughts?

8. Brett, seriously?...  You are definitely going to the Hall of Fame, as one of the top three QBs of all time.  Some may even argue that you are No. 1 already. 

Is there any point that you possibly need to prove?  The only thing that you prove by this, is that you just don't know when to walk away.

7. Is this more about ego than your "love of the game?"  Believe it or not, there are still a few people who respect you for the great talent that you were.  Do you really want to tarnish your image any further?

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6. Think of your family.  What good are you to them, if you take that one big hit that leaves you paralyzed?  Sure, they can still love you just the same, but they need you for more than that. 

And what if you do elude that blow?  There are many other things that could happen that would compromise your physical integrity, or mental for that matter.

5. You have many enemies.  Both on and off the field.  Fans may start rooting for you to get hurt.  Big, mean, etc. defensive players are chomping at the bit to take you out completely.  I think they were already doing that when you were in your prime.  It reaches its pinnacle under these circumstances.

4. Minnesota Vikings? Do you honestly believe that with your supposed help the Vikings can win the NFC Central?  With your former team improving since you left, don't forget you have some pretty bad blood here in Chicago too, and they are also vastly improved since you left. And the Lions...oh well, forget the Lions.

3. Minnesota Vikings? (part 2)  Aside from your delusional belief that you can help the Vikings win the Central, I suppose you are going to say that you believe that the Vikings can win the Super Bowl. 

I would tend to start to think that you are hitting the Vicodin again, possibly mixed with some serious hallucinogenics.

2. Minnesota Vikings? (part 3)  From what i hear along the wire a lot of Viking fans are not real happy with the thought of you going there.  C'mon Brett, you have played in the Metrodome.  You know how deafening it is to the opposing team.  Imagine how loud it would be to hear the chorus of boos from your inevitable failure.

1. Roger Goodell.  With the rumour that you are using drugs again, don't think it will be too long before the Commish comes a-knockin' on your door.  He has proved several times to be an enforcer.  I seriously don't think you want to feel his wrath.

    All kidding aside, I do not believe that you are using again.  But Brett, do everyone a favor and hang it up!


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