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Mark Maske
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Mark Maske

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Not Again!



Please, no!

Not more Brett Favre retirement talk!

Can't we all just resist?

Look, we get it. The guy was a great, great player for a long, long time. He loved to play. He played well. He won. He set records. He had setbacks in life and played well anyway.

But we've done all of this before. We've done the tearful farewell, the televised press conference and the tributes. We've talked about his place in the history of the sport and we've anticipated his induction into the Hall of Fame.

And he didn't stay retired.

That's fine. Good for him. But now all of this has a been-there, done-that feel. Let's not get so worked up this time, okay? Can we all agree on that? If he does retire, can't he just go away quietly? Maybe we can just say, "Remember everything we said last year? It still goes."

He played pretty well at times this season. He made the Jets relevant again. There even was some most valuable player talk at one point. The Packers unraveled without him, so he got his satisfaction there.

But he threw too many interceptions. The Jets fell apart recently. And, in truth, the winner in that entire transaction was the Dolphins, who got Chad Pennington after the Jets discarded him. Nowadays it's Pennington, not Favre, who's a legitimate MVP candidate.

Even if Favre does announce his retirement, can we really believe him?


Look away.

There's nothing to see here.

By Mark Maske  |  December 23, 2008; 2:41 PM ET  | Category:  New York Jets Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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