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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: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Message to Ted Thompson --- Let Favre ROT!

As a Packer fan, this is going to sound incredibly vindictive.  But so be it...


      
; LET HIM ROT before bringing him back to Green Bay to retire his number.


I have absolutely no problem with Favre wanting to go play somewhere other then Green Bay.  I have no problem with him believing that the Packer did not have his well being in mind when they insulted him by drafting Aaron Rodgers in the first round.  I have no problem with him changing his mind about retirement - the FIRST time.  What I do have a problem with, is the complete & total ill-treatment of Packer fans as mindless zombies only there to feed his massive ego and narcissistic personality. 


Go away Brett and please have the good sense to STAY AWAY for a considerable amount of time.  However, we all know this won't happen.  Favre is a drama queen who will be trying to force himself back sooner rather then later.  Why?  Because this ego maniac MUST have the limelight to feed his self worth.  So, Ted Thompson, if Brett should call, please just have your secretary respond, "Can he get back to you?" and conveniently lose the message for about 10 years.  Yeah....  10 years should do it.




Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

I hope not to see him for years either. He had one good year in Minnesota, but what drama he brought with him. I am sure in a few years all that will be forgotten and he will go back to just being the legendary Green Bay QB he was. Good luck against the Bears this weekend.. 



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 9:22 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Sad to see a legend like Brent Favor retire.

Good riddance, drama queens always cling to stardom and seek attention forever..

Only question with Brett Favre is what show he'll end up on.  Hopefully it won't be ESPN where he'll be jammed down everyones throats as some expert like the MANY ex players they have on there for no reason..  Guess I could live with him just on a pregame show for CBS or Fox though.

Don't think he could be the anchor man, but Aikman proves that you can stumble upon every word almost and have no idea what you just said or (seemingly) want to say..

Would be nice to just not see him for years though..




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:36 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

I actually think he's done this time, since his consecutive streak is over and he realizes his skills aren't good enough anymore.  He should quit after his run in GB, but that's just my opinion




Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:30 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

And like the T-shirt says...

Thanks BRENT.   We true PACKER fans will never forget you!



Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Brett Farve is an accomplished football player.  He has come up in the ranks, he holds records that he should be very proud of, and he is a real football player.  He has taken beating after beating as a quarterback, and he kept coming back and playing for the love of the game.  He is to be commended for all his games that he played, whether he won them or not.  297 starts?  That in itself is an amazing record to hold.  Maybe Farve airs on the side of drama.  Maybe he likes to be the center of attention. But it is that drama that has kept him playing the game.  He played hurt, he played when he had issues with his coach, he played to play the game.  I don't believe the Farve has any unfinished business now.  His streak is broken, and his body needs a break.  He will be an excellent Quarterback coach, or analysist - can't you see him discussing who is going to win games at the table with Michael Irving or Kurt Warner or Boomer?  The man knows football and he has started enough games he would be worth listening to.Brett Farve may leave the field, but he isn't going to leave the game.  It is in his blood.



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

I'm so tired of hearing about Favre also, but how can you say he should have retired before this year?  After an amazing 2009, why wouldn't you come back for another year?  He probably would have had another great year if it wasn't for Childress and all his recievers getting hurt.  Honestly at the end of this year when he was all banged up, for the first time he looked really old.  I think he is finally done for good, but as much as I couldn't stand hearing about the guy everyday for the last three years, I got to give it up to him for an amazing career and being one of the best QB's I have ever seen and probably will ever see.



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Five years too late.  And, yes, his reputation will forever be tarnished by the soap-opera like half-decade including reporter gal and his close relationship with Chilly.  He's had a great career but so did Biggio and Bagwell.  Just get him out of the news. 



Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

It's about that time. What he did during the 2009 NFL season was tremendous, arguably the best season in his storied career. He threw 33 touchdowns and only had 7 intercepted. His QB rating was a gaudy 107.2. He helped the Vikings to a NFC Championship appearance. If not for the Viking's brass not surrounding Favre with legitimate receiving threats, he could've had another stellar season. Injuries to Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice limited him and the Viking's offense. Injuries not withstanding, I thing he can still play. His arm is still strong and he still has a big smile on his face before every game.

Mike Holmgren is in charge of football operations in Cleveland. He and Brett have had a rich history together. Yes, they won a Super Bowl as player and coach. So, would it be too far fetched to imagine Favre playing with the Browns? Colt McCoy is a long way from being an adequate NFL QB. Jake Delhome is a complete over-payed mess. So, there it is. I offer to all of you now. Brett Favre is coming back next year to lead the Cleveland Browns to a wild card playoff spot.

Why the heck not? If he's healthy....



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

What Brett Farve is retiring ? I will belive it when I don't see him on the  field at the start of next season. I do have to say that he has had a great career on the football field. I think he should had left after last season but he got so close going to the NFC championship that he just had to try one more time to see if he could bring the Vikings to the Superbowl. Goodbye Brett hopefully for good this time.


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