Saturday, April 26, 2008

Was Brett Favre really serious about all this retirement talk?

Apparently so. The Green Bay Packers announced yesterday (in a move that was virtually ignored by most of the media) that they had officially placed Favre on the reserve/retired list and plan to retire his number during their season opening game Sept. 8 against the Minnesota Vikings. Of course, this not does preclude him from playing for another team but, c'mon folks, that would be like seeing Joe Montana in a uniform other than the 49ers or Emmit Smith playing for someone other than the Cowboys. Well, err ....

This came yesterday from Packers General Manager Ted Thompson: "Both (coach) Mike McCarthy and I have have spoken to Brett over the last several days. Brett knew this change in his roster status was coming, and he fully understood our need to make a move in advance of (today's) NFL draft."

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