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    Brett Favre Announces his “Final” Retirement from NFL

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    The Brett Favre era is over – we think.  Favre called Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress today to let him know that he did not plan on playing football in 2009.  Favre had this to say about the decision:  “It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made… 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 comes as a bit of a suprise, but I guess the off-season surgery to repair a torn biceps tendon in May took its toll on his body. Favre played 17 seasons for the Green Bay Packers, winning 1 Super Bowl title and 3 NFL Most Valuable Player awards.  Favre played 1 season for the New York Jets during the 2008-9 NFL schedule, but after a hot start, he could not lead the Jets to a much-expected playoff berth.  Following the season, Favre announced his decision to retire again, but had 2nd-thoughts (or 3rd thoughts if you count his back-and-forth actions in the off-season leading up to the 2008 NFL season) once it became clear that the Minnesota Vikings might be interested in his services.

    We’ll keep you posted if Favre changes his mind anytime soon.  And don’t be surprised if we hear Favre toss his name around next year if he fully recovers from surgery and stays in shape during the 2009-10 NFL schedule.  Stay tuned…until then, we’ll be seeing a much more “relaxed” Favre in the near future.

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