Thursday, May 7, 2009

Here We Go Again


Question: What does Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Brett Favre all have in common? Answer: They all retired and came out of retirement again and again... (I'd include Michael Jordan, but he only came out of retirement once.)

Brett Favre announced yesterday that he might be looking to return to the NFL next fall and play for the Vikings. The New York Jets formally released him from his contract a few days ago, which makes him a free agent. He is now able to talk to any team that will have him so, here we go again.

He "retired" from the Green Bay Packers, only to "unretire" and play for the New York Jets. Unfortunately, that didn't work out too well so, Brett "retired" again. Now, I hear that he is once again considering unretiring and coming back with the Vikings.

Someone on Facebook said that Brett might just wind up dying on the football field. That's not something I'd relish seeing. What's more likely to happen is he's going to get banged up and wind up becoming a shell and a parody of himself.

Nothing is more sad to me or disheartening than watching a once great athelete get traded from team to team and cut from team after team in his later years. The punch drunk old boxer comes to mind... once a feared warrior and now reduced to a club fighter who stayed around way too long and took one fight too many. That's going to be Favre.

Frank Sinatra should have been able to sing for as long as he wanted but, cigarette smoking and drinking reduced his once great voice to a shell of the incredible instrument it once was. (My parents told me it was incredible. I wasn't around to really know.) That is going to be Favre too... a once great athlete reduced to the bench one day, just working out with the hot new quarterback of the moment, and finally being released from a one-year contract.

I wish Brett and some of the others would have just retired with dignity and not put the public and themselves through this. Bill Russell was talking about coming out of retirement to help the Celtics out, since KG is out for the season. His Aunt Cora Beth called and promptly told him... "Bill, put that weed down and cut out all of this foolishness." Thankfully, for him and us, Bill listened to his auntie.

Okay, I'm kidding about Bill Russell but, Brett Favre's aunt or somebody needs to give him a call!

23 comments:

SLC said...

Once for Jordan. I guess that baseball sabbatical doesn't count.
What Brett needs to do, he won't do, so he'll probably play eight games and go on IR with turf ego I mean turf toe.

SLC

Angel said...

I guess they need the money!

Tate2 said...

Brett Will die on the field!

Swaggie said...

Brett should just stop saying he's retirering and just sign with whatever team wants him.

James Perkins said...

You have to give it to Brett, he can still play pretty good..Maybe he just shouldn't have said he was going to retire.

Jazzy said...

@lolol @ Tate2-Brett Will die on the football field...That would be tragic, but that's exactly what he might do.lololol.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

He won't really retire until the day comes that no team will offer him a contract. As long as he is offered a contract..He's gonna play.

Sean said...

@Angel- No way that Brett Farve needs the money..He's a wealthy man. He's playing purely because of ego.

Simon Bastion said...

Brett feels as though there is one more Super Bowl win in him.

Captain Jack said...

Let him come back if he wants to...he's a hunk!

Sunflower said...

Men and Football...The season is over guys...lolololol.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

No comment about this, just wanted to say H E L L O!

Love ya!

Toni said...

"Brett Favre will die on the field"

Then he will have acheived "Sainthood" in the minds of guys everywhere...lolololol.

Angie B. said...

Roflmao @ Bill Russell coming out of retirement to help the Celtics..
You are a nut.

Brenda said...

If I watched Football I would comment, but I don't...Still I wanted you to know I read this and enjoyed it anyway.

Cheryl said...

Brett Has still got a few more good years in him.

Lisa said...

Brett needs to just go away...
Make some Jeans commercials and chill.

Halo said...

ROFLMBAO @ Bill Russell's aunt calling him...Keith ,you are a fool!lololol.

Vanessa said...

Did Jay-Z retire twice?? He may have... Anyway...some people just miss the roar of the crowd and the spotlight being on them, that's all.

Strongblkwmn said...

When I first really got into football, I was a Packers fan. I loved Brett Favre. I understand the love for the game, but at some point you have to realize that time of your life is over and move on.

A.Smith said...

I can't with Brett anymore. He's driving me crazy. When he said he was retiring I said I'd believe it when he wasn't on somebody's field come football season

Jillian said...

LOL @ Bill Russell...

oh im so over this whole Brett thing...I completely agree..he really should have just walked away the first time...or STAYED at Green Bay...it doesn't feel right seeing him in any other uniform...and it's like it just further tarnishes an amazing career..

however, on the other hand I can somewhat see how when you just have a passion and love for your profession...to look at life like "well now what"...but Brett you are no spring chicken anymore...torn bicep already...just walk away and become like a football coach or something lol...

I tune any talk of Brett out when watching Sportscenter in the morning..

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Brett's wife needs to come get her husband!




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