Brett Favre Retires, But Viking Nation Should Stay Optimistic

August 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So Brett Favre told Minnesota that he is, indeed, retiring.  Then again, he told us he was through a bunch of times.  You've heard it before.  Then you saw him come back, play hurt, leave, come back, then have an MVP-caliber season last year at the age of 40. 
Just how much more does Favre have left in the tank?  We may never know.  What I do know, however, is that the Minnesota Vikings have a few reasons to stay optimistic despite Favre's untimely departure.
First of all, let's cover this so I can move on, Favre might come back.  Gimpy ankle or no gimpy ankle, when Favre said that the ankle was taking longer to recover because he was 40 years old, I had a feeling this might happen.  I found out about his reported retirement this morning.  I went to my brother (the bigger NFL fan in the house), who was still sleeping at the time, and opened the door to his room.
"Dude, Brett Favre is retiring."
"Oh.  That's coo...

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