Brett Favre: You Say Retired, and I Say I Don’t Care

August 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I will remember Brett Favre most for how many times he retired, unretired, and debated retiring—and that’s sad.
I’m not kidding. I’ve thought about this a lot over the last two years, and it’s the truth. When I think about Favre, more than his exploits on the football field, I mostly recall this retirement silliness, and I always will.
Think about it.
We debate whether he should retire, or not.
We debate whether he has the right to keep changing his mind.
We debate whether the retirement questions tarnish his legacy, or don’t.
We debate whether it's good for football, or not.
We debate whether ESPN should cover the story so rabidly (Okay, not really—we know they will).
Then he goes out and plays another season, and we say, “Oh, that was interesting, he sure is great for his age—now, is he going to retire this year?”
Then we do it all over again.
Meanwhile, he does a Sears...

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