BREAKING â€“ For Brett Favre, his days of bawling during press conferences are coming to an end. Brett Favre announced earlier today that he will in fact stay retired and not return for another painful season in the NFL. ESPN’s Kevin Seifert reports,
Coach Brad Childress confirmed the news to the Star Tribune, leaving the Vikings in an unexpected and awkward spot with training camp set to open Wednesday. The Vikings are now left to choose between Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels as their 2009 starter.
“I just think it was a rare opportunity to explore a Hall of Fame quarterback who had background in the NFC and in this division,” Childress said to the newspaper. “He knows our system inside out … This doesn’t change anything about how I feel about our football team.”
What can we expect now? A second re-re-return to the NFL in 2009 after announcing he’s staying retired? Probably. And if not, at least one more tear-filled press conference.
I used to love Favre, but after all this flip-flopping heartbreak BS, I’m glad he didn’t get Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary.
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