Brett Favre: Why Retirement Is No Longer A Debate

December 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Brett Favre lay motionless on the TCF Bank Stadium turf, his nerve endings seemingly impervious to the chill of the unforgiving surface below.
It was a troubling sight, and one made even more so by the fact that Favre shouldn’t have been playing. And yet, at the same time, it was a scene disturbingly consistent with and befitting of a season during which the future Hall of Famer has overextended his stay.
And his health.
Following the Minnesota Vikings’ 40-14 loss to Chicago, Favre insisted the frozen playing surface, not the hit doled out by Bears defensive end Corey Wootton, was to blame for the concussion Monday night that caused him to go “blank” for a time.
Either way, Brett, it’s time to hang ‘em up.
And not in the sense where you say you’re going to quit football, spend the spring making retirement plans, get an itch to play around the latter part of summer, and scratch said itch just in time for training camp.
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