Brett Favre Retires, Or: How I Learned to Tune This Story Out

August 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Over the course of August 3rd, it was widely and often reported that Brett Favre was definitely, assuredly, positively, indubitably going to retire. Finally.
ESPN devoted 96 percent of it's airtime to the saga. Profootballtalk.com wrote 11 Favre-related stories today—so far. Both major Twin Cities newspapers had the story on the front-page of their respective websites.
But he might not have retired.
Training camp must have just started or something.
The latest twist in this adventure was provided when Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, who never met a media member he wouldn't talk to, said that Favre had texted a few teammates of his plans to retire. One spark and the media and the public were on fire, even though head coach Brad Childress said Favre hasn't told him anything about retirement.
"I'm not a big hearsay person. I got to hear it from the horse's mouth," Childress claimed.
Kicker Ryan Longwell, Favre's teamma...

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