Favre Retires…Again

February 11, 2009 at 11:53 pm Leave a comment

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Brett Favre has announced his retirement from the NFL…again.

How many times do we have to go through it with this guy? His second to last season in Green Bay cluttered the NFL with “Favre Talk”. Then his final season was all “Favre Talk”, obviously. Then the Packers do what they need to do as a business and “Favre Talk” shows up again. And then, to make matters worse, he comes back for another year and plays for the Jets, equaling another year of frickin “Favre Talk”. All of which seemed completely unnecessary to me.

Look, I understand the guy has a passion for the game and he just wants to “toss the ol’ pigskin”, but it must end sometime. Brett can’t play forever and he shouldn’t be doing this kind of “oops, I wanna come back” thing. The New York Jets’ GM has said he had a long talk with Brett Favre and that he will hold Favre to his word of really wanting to retire. To me, that means that if Favre comes back next year (which is NOT out of the question), the Jets’ front office will hate him like the Packers’ front office does. Does Brett Favre really need more haters?

I don’t want to sound cliche, but he really is hurting his legacy. He may say that he doesn’t care about legacy or numbers or stats or whatever, but at some point you have to look at your performance (see: Jets Meltdown) and realize that you’re done. Be happy with the fact that you got to play as long as you did. You have a ring, you’re a Hall of Famer. Let’s close the book for good.

And Brett shouldn’t forget, he can always toss the ol’ pigskin around with the Wrangler guys on Saturdays.

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