August 16, 2006

Hidden: Is Brett hanging them up?: The Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre have called a press conference for sometime before noon today. Is this it, and if so, how does Favre come off for retiring during the preseason after five months of indecision?

posted by wfrazerjr to football at 10:47 AM - 12 comments

Is Brett Favre the new Roger Clemens?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:14 AM on August 16

You mean, besides taking the money to play for five different teams instead of staying put, being sort of a prick, retiring to play in the Olympics, and being all-world caliber until his early forties? Yeah, except for missing all that, Favre is just like Clemens.

posted by tieguy at 11:45 AM on August 16

I could be wrong, but my guess is that this is just a standard presser that happens to feature Favre.

posted by holden at 11:48 AM on August 16

I think Holden is right, I have read retractions of the "Favre is calling a press conference" rumor that state this is a standard question-and-answer session, nothing major.

posted by Venicemenace at 11:59 AM on August 16

I'm watching it now. Mr. Khrushchev Pantheon, pull down this post!

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:18 PM on August 16

Although I'd bet that after all the sturm und drang of his many offseasons, when Brett finally does leave the game, it will be with a whimper, not a bang.

posted by chicobangs at 01:38 PM on August 16

At request of poster.

posted by justgary at 01:48 PM on August 16

Favre is tough. But lets face it, he's not the Fave of 10 or even 5 years ago. Plus he doesnt have the same weapons around him that he use to.

posted by bryon at 02:23 PM on August 16

YO BYRON...IT IS FAVRE! For that matter, WHO IS the same person they were 10 years ago? He is tough, but if McNair can be shown the door.....YA KNOW!

posted by DA ASSX3N at 02:43 PM on August 16

it's time.

posted by jakeamo15 at 04:31 PM on August 16

He should retire. Last season was an embarasment, because we hold him to "Brett Favre of 1995" standards. He is a shell of his old self, and even Joe Montana had to call it quits sometime. Time to face reality Green Bay!

posted by jzonker at 06:00 PM on August 16

There's no chance Favre is retiring. He'd be leaving the most talented Packers team in his tenure.

posted by rcade at 07:27 AM on August 17

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