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Brett Favre files retirement papers

Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:39 am
Edited on: January 17, 2011 12:54 pm
 
Posted by Andy BenoitB. Favre

Come on, you didn’t really think you’d read the last of these stories, did you? Brett Favre is retiring. And this time, he’s putting it in print.

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, Favre has officially fired his retirement papers. Apparently, Favre got the paperwork done shortly after the conclusion of his disappointing 20th NFL season.

Does this mean there’s zero chance of Favre flip-flopping again? Hahahaha – of course not. Favre filed his papers in February 2009 but was granted reinstatement so that he could join the Vikings. After his tearful 2008 farewell press conference in Green Bay, however, Favre did not file the papers.

The difference between this retirement and the previous two is that Favre is 41 and coming off an injury-and scandal-plagued campaign. But who knows, maybe he’ll change his outlook and view that as “unfinished business” come August.

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Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:52 am
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Comments like this make me sick:

"God, I hope it is true.  For a player I once respected...he now rates along side Oprah and Whoopie Goldburg, two people I just detest!!  Go away Brett, go far away."

Seriously, this proves one of two things. First, you have never really watched football or what Brett has accomplished as a professional athlete. Or you are a Packers fan who still is upset that he was forced to play elsewhere.  BTW, why would you even put him in same same category as those women?  He is not a loud, black female who is constantly stating their abrasive opinions, he is a football player.




Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:47 am
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Think there was an accidental typo:

"According to , Favre has officially fired his retirement papers"

Well, finally people can get some sleep now that it is official!:)  Seriosly, Brett favre if going to the HOF on roller skates and he has been the face of the NFL for so long, almost everyone in America knows who Favre is, football fan or not.  Even though he had more than is share of personal issues, he left nothing on the field.  I had the honor of watching Brett since his Atlanta Falcon days and there are so many memories of his games that I cannot count.  Best of luck in the retirement years Brett as you certainly earned some extended R & R!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:06 am
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers




Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2011 7:36 am
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Welcome to the 6th Annual Brett Favre Retirement Banquet.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 7:13 am
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

I respect his career stats and his skills as a football player.    But unfortunately, he has stained his name by being involved in these scandals.  I can overlook injuries and the fact that he had a bad year, but bad personal decisions come at a price.  Yes, he was a great quarterback, but his name has been tarnished.
As for retirement, we all know he should have already been retired.  I hope this one sticks.



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 2:29 am
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

God, I hope it is true.  For a player I once respected...he now rates along side Oprah and Whoopie Goldburg, two people I just detest!!  Go away Brett, go far away.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 1:26 am
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Memo to Aaron Rodgers:

Remember that if at the end of your career, once the Packers have gotten what
they need from you, you will have to face the wrath of a legion of classless Green Bay
clowns who will most certainly will have no respect for anything you accomplished if you
decide to play for another team.




Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:50 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

ONCE AGAIN AS EVERYONE KNOWS...... BRETT FAVRE IS THE MAN AN ANYONE WHO SAYS BAD THINGS ABOUT HIM IS JEALOUS.   IT WOULD BE VERY COOL FOR HIM TO LEAD THE VIKES TO THE PROMISED LAND NEXT SEASON.  YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY BUT WATCH!



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:44 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

He could sign somewhere as a back up. 

It should be on a team with a top 5 QB.  He'll be around the game, and would be a quality replacement on a contending team if the top 5 QB goes down . (Brady, Rothlesberger,Manning, Brees....)

He wouldn't be able to win with the current franchises that need QB's.  If hew went to a team with an average QB, he could start a QB controversy.


It's either that, or never play again. 



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:39 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Don't be ridiculous, of course this is the end. The man is getting to the point where the injuries are too much. He had a rough season with a very talented team. He went through scandal after scandal, and beating after beating because of an aging offensive line. He won't come back to the Vikings, at least. What a disaster this season was for them. But they saw some good things towards the end and I think they will build on that. As for the other teams, I don't think they want the distractions that Brett Favre brings. And most teams don't use the style of offense that he is used to. He is probably disappointed about this season and questions about his legacy will probably bite him for years, but I think he understands that it's time. It's not that Brett Favre has had enough of football as much as football has had enough of Brett Favre.

He is a great and accomplished player who loved to play. The old gunslinger, no matter what the naysayers think, could rocket a football with great accuracy and had the balls no QB has really ever had. It was fun watching the guy play, and as much as we all hated these drama-filled years recently, it was all very entertaining (at least to me).

I hope Favre calls it quits for good and spends some time with his family, especially his wife. Clearly there are struggles in that area, and I think he needs a good long rest. He loves football but a body can only take so much before injuries become permanent (if they are not already). Overall, he had a great and certainly storied career. I wish him the best.


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