Originally Posted by WVRed
Yep, but when Cal Ripken for example decided to call it a career, he didn't for almost three years play with the media constantly to get attention.
Brett Favre and Roger Clemens have both toyed with this, and I don't think its for the "love of the game", but more for the love of self and wanting to be in the spotlight.
It was sincere the first time. It got old the second time. The third time right before training camp, you just need to stop. If I were Aaron Rodgers and Favre did come back, I would try to pursue a trade or release. God knows he couldn't be any worse than what is in Chicago.
Ripken couldn't have played at the level Favre can still play at. Favre can still play on a high level. The only reason it is a story is because he can still be relevant.
So, because a story pops up it is because Favre wants to be in the spotlight. The story says itself that it was from "somebody close to Favre", which is subjective itself. Its not even based on a comment directly from Favre, but once again, I'm sure Favre told that person to tell the media so he could be the center of attention again.
Comparing Favre and Clemens is a really far stretch. Its been discussed to no end, but I find it hard to believe that Clemens and Favre have any where close to the same agenda. First, if you read the story, it started because a person "close to Favre" said something. Give me a break. Favre isn't allowed to talk about wanting to play with his family and friends? Every one who has dealt with Favre says he is a good guy. Read my post earlier in the thread where I quoted John Fay's blog. This story comes from ESPN for crying out loud. They want this to be a story. Pretty shoddy piece of jounalism if you ask me.