Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Favre finally retires...or does he?

Yesterday it was announced that the longest running soap opera, next to The Guiding Light, has come to an end.

39-year-old sure-fire NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre announced that he will not be joining the Minnesota Vikings and will remain retired.

Favre said that as he approaches 40, he doesn't think he has enough left in the tank to get through a full season.

The key words there? "FULL season."

Which leads us to an interesting little nugget of information that was reported on the NFL Network yesterday.

NFL Total Access host Rich Eisen was doing a final chat with reporter Scott Hanson, who was stationed outside the Favre 'bunker' in Mississippi, when Hanson dropped some info that left Eisen stunned.

Hanson reported that Favre had just told the NFL Network's Steve Mariucci (with whom Favre is very close) that despite remaining retired, he will "keep throwing, and keep working out."

Back in the studio, Eisen was stunned. Just when he (and the rest of us) thought that this whole Favre soap opera was finally, painfully, coming to a close...ole #4, ever so slightly, left the door open for a return.

In Eisen's words: "Why? WHY?"

Why would Favre keep throwing and working out if he planned to stay retired 4-ever?

Heck, Vinny Testeverde retired and unretired 15 why not Favre? Can't you just see him announcing he's fit and ready to play about half way through this season?

My feeling is that we haven't seen the last of Brett Favre.

Maybe he'll finish his career where is ALLLLL began. Where he's known and loved. With the team we all associate him with:The Atlanta Falcons.


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