That was back on March 4, 2008, when Brett Favre announced he was retiring from the great American sport of football. He was ending on a high note, with years of QB success to his name, and a fan following that spanned the country, not just the state of Wisconsin.
Look at that mean mug!
This is now…
I’m tired of Favre taking up news space. The announcement of his return for the 2010 season is underwhelming at best. I’m not trying to take away from the fact that Favre actually had an incredible season last year with the Vikings (only to throw a costly interception in the final minutes of the NFC Championship game against the eventual Super Bowl Champion-New Orleans Saints). He had a laughable season in 2008 with the Jets, and leading the Vikes to and almost through the playoffs last year was a great turnaround – and what some thought would be the perfect opportunity for his exit.
It would have been a prime bow out opportunity, but Favre thinks he owes it to the Vikings to give it another go. Heavy, audible sigh. Haven’t we heard this before? Haven’t we heard this more than once?
We have. I just hope we don’t hear it again next year.