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Thread: Favre allegedly retiring... again

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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    It feels like this thread should be about 5 years old, doesn't it?
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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    I think I'll go ahead and post this. No sense waiting until July...

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3471189

    Source: Favre has 'itch' to return

    July 7, 2009

    With his family "tugging" on him to play, Brett Favre has an "itch" to come out of retirement and report to training camp with the New York Jets later this month, according to sources close to the team and player.

    Favre has communicated his potential desire to coach Rex Ryan but talks have not advanced to a substantive stage, a Jets source said.

    On ESPN's NFL Live, Jets safety Kerry Rhodes said: "I've talked to Brett and I know he has the itch to come back and play. If he will or not, I don't know. But I know he's feeling he wants to play."

    When asked how Favre expressed his desire to return, Rhodes said the quarterback said, "I got the itch."

    The source said the Jets would be reluctant to open the door for Favre because "Brett retired for the right reasons, even though I know his family is tugging on him [to play]."

    Another source conceded Favre was "getting the itch" to play football in 2009.

    "As far as I know, right now, Brett Favre is retired and until he tells me something different, that's what it is," James "Bus" Cook, Favre's agent, said.

    Favre was unavailable for comment.

    Favre had two years left on his contract and was due $13 million for this season. His salary is not currently counting toward the salary cap because the Jets placed him on the reserve-retired list.

    If Favre decides that he absolutely wants to play this season, the Jets could be confronted with a sensitive issue. The entire offseason has been spent preparing with their new quarterback to the point where "the offensive scheme has evolved" and, psychologically, closing the door on Favre's legendary 17-year career.

    "As a veteran and as a leader of the team," Rhodes said on NFL Live, "I would welcome Brett with open arms. "

    He added: "We embrace our new quarterback. Brett is retired, but if he wants to come back, there will be some guys that wouldn't mind it."

    If the Jets resist a stronger push by Favre to return, sources speculate that the quarterback could press the team to release him from his contract so that he could seek a job with another team. A league official said that Favre could force a decision by asking the Jets, in writing, to reinstate him to active status. The team would have to comply or release him.

    "That's speculation and I wouldn't go there," a team source said. "We value Brett's year with us, we think he values it, and we'd want to protect that. Brett's a high-quality person and he's not going to push it that far. He'll do the right thing [and stay retired]. This was almost predictable, the idea that Brett would get the itch to play as we get closer to the season."

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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    Brett Farve is a joke---a prima donna who obviously doesnt care about "team"...

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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    The rumblings are getting louder that Favre and the Vikings will be talking about his playing for them in 2009.

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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    I liked Favre, the second best QB in Packers history, but this story is getting so old. Part of me hopes he does come back to play for the Vikings. His 2009 season would probably end as happily as did his 2008 season with the Jets.
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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    Sources are saying Favre is going to stay retired... for now.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...urn=nfl,161954
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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Sources are saying Favre is going to stay retired... for now.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...urn=nfl,161954


    Will there be a tearful press conference to confirm that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Will there be a tearful press conference to confirm that?

    Personally, I think Favre's not coming back because ESPN is too focused on Manny now and won't give him any attention.
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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    Favre is starting to become football's version of Roger Clemons.

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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Personally, I think Favre's not coming back because ESPN is too focused on Manny now and won't give him any attention.
    Maybe the Vikings can sign Manny to play QB.
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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    I came up with a completely baseless hypothesis yesterday about Favre. He retires every year to make him exempt from off-season drug testing.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Favre allegedly retiring... again

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    Favre is starting to become football's version of Roger Clemons.
    Did Favre have an affair with an underage country singer while he was on the juice too?
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    Brett Favre pwns the universe

    ESPN Sourcing TV Stations in Miss. and Minnesota saying he boarded a plane by himself this morning telling the reporters there that "We should know something by dinner" and now ESPN is reporting he WILL Sign with the Vikings later today.

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    Re: Brett Favre pwns the universe

    Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears think Brett is an attention *****.

    Can't wait till he goes to Lambeau.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Brett Favre pwns the universe

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears think Brett is an attention *****.

    Ain't that the truth.
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