Crap, I mean he retired again. Damn, when am I ever gonna get that right?
“It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” Favre told ESPN. “I didn’t feel like physically I could play at a level that was acceptable. I would like to thank everyone, including the Packers, Jets and Vikings—but, most importantly, the fans.”[…]
“It was a rare and unique opportunity to consider adding not only a future Hall of Fame quarterback but one that is very familiar with our system and division,” Childress said in a prepared statement. “That does not detract from the team that we have.” via.
Oh sure, because you could totally get to the NFC Championship game with Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosencopter. But I can’t believe that this means our long national nightmare is over. Favre, despite his egotism and shoddy offseason work ethic, still could start for half the teams in the league right now. But still, is cajoling Favre out of retirement a more attractive option to your team than signing Michael Vick. I’d have to say he is, if only because he won’t have to sit out the first five games of the season. Here’s hoping Favre falls down a few flights of stairs in the next week or so just to seal the deal. You know, just enough to keep him out of action for six months or so. But if he actually does die, well, who am I to argue with fate?