Brett Favre: The Boy Who Cried Retirement

August 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Brett Favre is always lauded for the "boyish" attitude with which he plays the game. You know, that good 'ol gun slinging, shovel passing reckless abandonment, the type that leads to moments like this . So with his recent retirement talk I have written a modern adaptation of a classic fable that fits him all too well. I call it 'The Boy Who Cried Retirement.'

There was once a boyish quarterback who was bored and decided to throw the pigskin around with a bunch of high school kids each summer. To amuse himself, he would cry out to the media, "I'm retiring! I'm retiring!"

The media came running to his story, putting out montages and mourning his retirement. But when they got to the end of training camp, the fans found out he had lied. The boy laughed as he had missed all of training camp and still had been on TV for five weeks straight!

Later, the boyish quarterback again called out "I'm retiring! I'm retiring!" To his naughty delight, he a...

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