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Brett Favre…takesies backsies

By RT | August 18, 2009

a afarvYou know all that talk about Favre retiring and not really being interested in the Minnesota Vikings?

He fibbed.

Here we go again. Brett Favre’s on-again, off-again football career is back on again. Favre has agreed to a $10 million to $12 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings and suited up for the team’s afternoon practice on Tuesday. He’s scheduled to start in Friday’s preseason game.
(H/T: Sports Illustrated via CNN)

To me, this goes beyond just a guy coming out of retirement (again). Favre has made a recent habit of saying he is done with a sport and then going back to it…for a ton of money.

He is still a good quarterback, but certainly not at the level during the height of his career with the Packers.

Isn’t he just yanking his family’s and his employers’ collective chains by vacillating on whether or not he should be retired?

I get that it is hard to let go of a sport you’ve played pretty much your entire life. There are so many sad stories about folks who have retired from sports and just have aimless sad lives; however, Favre needs to either hang ‘em up for good, or stick with his vocation.

Well, at least he hasn’t tried to become a baseball player or anything.

Topics: Snarkasm | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Brett Favre…takesies backsies”

  1. TexasFred Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Brett Favre, the ultimate male Drama Queen…

  2. RT Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I seriously think he has “issues” that he’s not addressing. Not retiring at this point, I think, has become a psychological thing.

  3. proof Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    My man Favre is fun to watch. He would be the only reason I would ever take in a Vikings game!
    Ideally, he would have retired as a Packer, but life doesn’t always work out like you plan!

  4. Clady Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Being from Wisconsin, this is beyond disappointing…it’s hard to watch him anymore. He’s a great football player but he needed to stick with retirement.

    All my Viking fan friends are going to have a field day with this.

  5. MeToo Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 10:01 am

    this gives new meaning to “past his prime”. If he bombs, he should have to pay the Vikes $10-$12 million.

  6. Jon Brooks Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Here in Cleveland our sports guru Bob Franz on WTAM 1100 AM is forever going to call him Brat Favre.

  7. Rick Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Brett just go away.

  8. RT Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Hey, you never know. Given his record of retiring and unretiring, he might just end up finishing his career as a Packer. ;)

    Is that like an Eagles fan having friends who are Giants fans? Owie…those get-togethers are going to hurt.

    Can I get someone to give me about 200K for no apparent reason????? dang. Must be nice to command that kind of money when your performance is not a given.

    Jon Brooks
    That’s a good one!

    I always kind of liked him, but the whole, “I’m retired; no, I’m not” thing is getting on my nerves.

    :) Short and to the point.

  9. Sully Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    The man was good, but he gave up on the Jets halfway though the season last year.

    Which half of the season do the Vikes want him for?

  10. RT Says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Well, if he is “good” at the beginning of the season, he’ll put fannies in he seats.