Sunday, September 11, 2011

Finally, the National Nightmare That Was The Brett Favre Annual Un-Retirement Is Finally Over

Although I wrote about this a few months ago (see my Five Reasons Favre Is Retired post), Brett Favre is absolutely, 100%, unequivocally retired.



Bus Cook told ESPN's Adam Schefter that not one single team called him in the off-season to even inquire about the future Hall-of-Famer.

It doesn't mean ESPN won't be able to tease its viewers/readers with the occasional " Team X Has Contacted Favre" rumor to rile the masses. However, it will mean that we won't have to see him beaten up and bleeding on the field anymore.  No more ill-fated throws, no more interceptions, no more crazy runs down the field following a long touchdown.

Perhaps in the coming years, my (which is similar to many other NFL fans I know) negative opinion of Favre will change.  By the time he is ready for his Canton Introduction, I might lose the cynicism that I gained when Favre began his annual "will he/won't he" retirement talk.

In light of Peyton Manning's recent neck issues, and the possibility of it affecting his long term career, I am a bit peeved at Favre all the more.  Manning most certainly won't have the opportunity to overtake Favre's records (at least the biggest ones like career TDs) if he has a hard time recovering from his neck surgery.  I would much rather for a guy like Peyton to be at the top of the record books than someone like Favre, who played in his final years not for the love of the game, but for a bitterness and a desire for revenge against his former team.

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