Friday, May 30, 2008

National Media Just Can't Let Go of Favre

I just can't, for the life of me, figure out why we just won't let Brett Favre retire. Whether it's David Letterman, Peyton Manning, or any one of us Packer fans, it just seems like we have this craving desire to have Favre return to the league. I can't tell you how sick I am of the "he didn't file his papers argument" either. First of all, Favre said it himself, those papers are signed by players looking for benefits which Favre obviously doesn't need. Second of all, it took a guy like Bill Schroeder four years to officially retire, so I don't see what the big hurry is.

The latest chapter in the quest to bring Favre back is the discussion about how his locker is still in tact, equipped with his nameplate and shoulder pads. NFL Live on ESPN just ran a story about it on Wednesday. Also, sites like ProFootballTalk pump out as many "Favre to come back?" stories per week as they can. How come, more than two months after he officially retired, we are practically begging for him to come back?

The Packers took steps to hopefully put some of these Favre rumors to rest. Thursday, they finally took down the Favre nameplate and replaced it with the standard "Packers" one. The locker may now be given to Favre as a gift, explains Mike McCarthy: "I think it's been totally blown out of proportion. It's frankly an excellent idea that Ted Thompson and the organization had as far as a gift on a personal note to Brett. It's been discussed with Brett, and we can talk about it at a later date. But its really a construction concern, is the reason why the locker hasn't been taken out of there. So there's nothing more to it."

So that issue is taken care of, for now anyways. Check back in two weeks when the national media has found another reason why Favre might return to the league.


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