On Tuesday, the Jets released Brett Favre, allowing him to become a free agent. Of all the headlines that ESPN could have put across my computer screen in April, none could have made me roll my eyes quite like that one. I’d hoped that was all I’d hear about this for a while…but we all know that couldn’t be the case. Thus imagine my non-surprise when Bus Cook comments that “(Brett’s) retired, and he doesn’t have any desire to come back, and that’s the way it is with Brett”. Really Bus? That’s the way it is with Brett? Here’s a few headlines to jog your memory:
Which led to Brett crying us a river:
July 3rd, 2008: Source: Favre has “itch to return; player calls it ‘rumor’ – Sure lets give Brett the benefit of the doubt.
July 12, 2008 : Favre seeks unconditional release from Packers, sources say – Wait. I thought it was a rumor.
I’ll spare you the rest but as I’m sure you remember, Brett bitched and moaned that the Packers had moved on without him and forced a trade to the Jets, where after an un-inspiring season and arm trouble, he retired.
So what are the odds he doesn’t come back this time? Either way just let me know soon and don’t drag it out, I’m over the whole Favre saga as its become as common of an off-season ritual as paying attention to your family. I’m sure Peter King is eagerly sitting next to his keyboard waiting to pound out 1000 words on how much fun Brett has playing the game, and how he’s like a kid out there, but spare me.