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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 1, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

McCreamy, I could not agree more.  The most over-hyped and over-rated player in pro sports in the last 15-20 years.  If he wasn't such a media darling and pub-hound, people would see him for what he is... a liability.  "More big game gaffes" is right on.  I have been saying this forever, but no one listens.  Every season ends on a bonehead Favre play, trying to be that superstar dude the media created.  Don't let the door hit you in your wrangler covered butt Brett!



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

I miss him already,....the greatest QB of all time



Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Good Riddance.

I am actually happy that this dope came back and came back and came back enough to destroy his own legacy.  he didn't let the pundits argue about his merits, he went out and proved how classless and ridiculous he has always been ALL BY HIMSELF.

Yes he won a SB, but this guy is responsible for more big game gaffs than any top flight QB ever.  The exit from Green Bay was overlooked by the media that pandered to him, his failure in NY was overlooked by the media that stroked him, his near miss in Minnesota is a distant memory to the media who viewed it as a 2011 championship tune-up.  Now, that nasty media machine that FAVRE has pandered to has finally come through and bit back, exploiting his misconduct, calling him out on poor play and finally, the biggest strike of all, all but ignoring his filing of retirement papers.  FAVRE has been a sideshow for quite a few years and hopefully he will learn that nobody cares about him anymore.

I won't miss him.



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Nope, I'm not falling for it.

Been fooled by the crafty veteran too many times. 

I won't believe it until he starts drawing his pension!!!


On a side note, this is Championship Game week, isn't there enough to talk about without bringing up ol' #4??



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

CarpShade, you are an idiot and you got owned.  Stop hating for the sake of hating, makes you look bitter and miserable.



Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

As much as Brett Favre stands shoulder to shoulder with every great QB from Montana to Unitas he needs to get out now. Last two years his body held up, much to everyone, including Brett himself's surprise. I don't think he can quit though. To him the NFL is a drug, a super addictive drug that as his age increases, increases it's lethality, and that's what I think he wants. He wants to go out being carried off the field with either one last title, or a one way trip to the morgue. I think he does have that as his death wish. Admittedly the movie afterwards would win an oscar...even it is 4 and a half hours long, and only maybe an hour of actual football scenes...anyway...

I think for Brett's sake, he needs to at least try coaching. But not dive into the NFL right away. Start up the H.S.-College-Pro ladder from position coach-OC-HC. Think about it. How confident are you going to be as a QB, when your teacher is Brett Favre. It's like learning swordsmanship from Date Masamune.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Interesting.

As Favre finally submits a genuine retirement, two teams he faked retirements with so he could manipulate his way to the Vikings are each one win away from the Super Bowl.

What was that LeBron tweeted about karma?



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

I think he finally gets it. That if he plays anymore he won't play much when hurt all the time. All if he plays won't play like he used to. It was clear IMO he hated coming back this year and wanted to leave but he would not quit. He knows he didn't want to play last year and won't ever again. That streak also brought him back and that is over.



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

How is he trying to get back into the spotlight? He filed retirement papers and the media put it in the news reels. That's the media putting him into the spotlight, not himself.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Ole "Tears and Beers" just can't stay out of the spotlight.  It's only been 2 weeks since the season has been over and he's back trying to get into the news again.  The guy already misses the spotlight.  He'll be playing around with Ed Werder before too long.  

His selfishness was on display in full force this past year.  First Mr. Me First skips training camp.  The guy that TV sometimes calls a gamer.  Set's a very poor example for his teamates.  Next, he stinks for the first 10 weeks of the season.  Finally the guy gets his third coach fired.  

I will never understand what the rabble sees in this guy.  Indecisiv
e, pick throwing, drama queen, cry baby.  Good Riddence Pills and Booze.  

 



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