My favorite player of all time is tossing around retirement ideas. During a very brief news conference today – – and I do mean brief — Brett Farve said the following in regards to his potential retirement from football: ““I think the Packers have to go in a certain direction at some point,” he added. “I know people are getting impatient, but enjoy baseball right now.” -Brett Favre“When I do know, I would tell them as soon as possible — maybe within the next week. It has been a strain on the family as well.”“.
Ok. Fine. It’s not like we didn’t see this coming. Though, I have two problems with his retirement at this point. First? What happened to going out in a blaze of glory? Last season he threw a career-high 29 interceptions and failed to throw for more than 20 touchdowns for only the second time since 1993. The Packers finished 4-12 for their first losing season since he joined the team in 1992. I’d really, really like to see Farve go out after a stellar year… but one does wonder if he still has it in him. It pains me to say it.
Second? For me, his retirement means one thing. I’m getting old!!! If Farve is at retirement age – – that means I’m getting old! *scream* Ok – ok, I realize that retirement age for an NFL football quarterback is not the same as, say, a banker… but STILL!
Can’t Brett give me just one more year?