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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
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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: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

I believe this is the very end of Brett Favre's playing career. It would be easy to see why he came back this year but there are not many warm and fuzzies coming from Minnesota after this season, unlike last year.

Still, I am a fan and I appreciate what he was able to accomplish in his career. I know there are haters and those that are ready for the saga to end. I am one of them but I appreciate the effort even if that meant he should have retired three years ago... I can't fault someone that confused ego with a passion for playing at a high level. The mirror and stas don't lie... We have seen the last of Brett Favre in a NFL uniform.



Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

I think this time it is for real.  I personally think he would have been happy to stay at home this season, except for the fact a plane full of idiots flew down to Mississippi and were not leaving without him.  He was in incredible shape, possibly the best of his career, in his first season in Minnesota and it showed.  If he really planned on playing this season he would have prepared in the offseason the way he did the previous season.  But he didn't, and that showed.  He looked old and slow, like a man who wasn't ready for the season.  Hopefully in time the wounds will heal so he can again be loved and regarded as one of the all time great Packers, where he belongs.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 1:18 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

"Marionc" that is the best comment that i have heard on the subject ever. Any Packer fan that does't think just that way is not a Packer fan but just a hater. The guy reinvented Packer football and gave a much needed jolt to the league. 99% of all people will not remember anything but what most of his career was and that is a great player who loved to play. Not perfect but one of the best. Certainly one of the best that the Packers will ever see.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Well "dandy59" it's good to have had a great career and have it end after 20 years then be a little punk using his mommys computer at the age of 30 with no hope of anything better. Just saying.....................



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

So he's got a penchant for theatrics, who cares?  I for one, think he is actually done this time.
  • He was absolutely beat up, all year
  • Allegations out the wazoo
  • His sister (you know... the one that looks like a clown) is in trouble... again
  • All the promise that the Vikings season had ended in disaster
Honestly, that concussion might have been the best thing to happen to him all year.  It undoubtedly knocked some sense into him.



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Big difference this time for Mr. Me Me Me...who would take him? He's not coming back as a backup and no team in their right mind will have him as their starter. Ding dong...the biatch is dead!



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

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Since: Dec 20, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Well, no one but the Sports Reporters.  Gives them something to write about during the summer lull until training camps begin.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Favre needs to upstage the Bears- Packers NFC Championship Game. He is that important!



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

The only reason it's a circus is because the media made it a circus. If you wondn't report everytime the guy takes a leak people wouldn't be sick of him and hate the guy.


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