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|09-03-2006, 12:01 PM||#1|
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farve to finish he career elsewhere next year>
you have got to be kidding me... Old man Brett it's time to pack it in you are a shell of your former self.
Favre changes tune on switching teams
In recent years, Brett Favre has said repeatedly he is not interested in ending his career with any team other than the Green Bay Packers.
But he sounds a different note in an interview with Bob Costas to be aired Wednesday night on HBO's "Costas Now."
Favre says he would consider playing for another team, presumably after this season, if the Packers approved.
Costas tells Favre many "great players in every sport" have finished their careers with teams other than the ones they helped make successful.
What if there were a 9-7 team "and they need a guy for a year or two (to) make a Super Bowl run," Costas posed.
"I can't say it wouldn't happen," Favre said. "If it comes to a point where they do start over and I feel like I can play and they say, 'Brett, if you want to go somewhere else, go ahead, but we've got to start over. It's time for us to rebuild. It just doesn't make sense, so do what you want.' If I got the itch at some point, I can't say 'no.' "
Favre told Sports Illustrated recently that remarks by CBS-TV's Phil Simms prompted him to return for at least another season.
In the interview with Costas, Favre provides more details about the day he decided to keep playing.
Favre said on the night of April 14 he was listening to Simms being interviewed on the NFL channel on Sirius Satellite Radio. Sirius is the pay radio partner of the National Football League.
"That night, I remember it as if it was yesterday, and in my truck I have satellite radio," Favre said. "They said, 'Phil Simms is coming on in 30 minutes, going to discuss Brett Favre's situation, whether or not he should come back or not.'
"I said, 'I wouldn't mind listening to his advice.' "
Simms said that night: "Play as long as you can. When you think it's over, play another or two years. . . because life after football, it's forever."
Said Favre: "That's me. I said, 'You know, he's right. I should go back because I know I still can play. I know I still want to.' "
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|09-03-2006, 12:33 PM||#2|
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Re: farve to finish he career elsewhere next year>
Who am I to tell Brett when it's time to hang em up. Granted he is not nearly effective as he used to be, but he's earned the right to say when he's done. Me, personally, If I played professional sports at the level he has, they would have to shove me out the door. He is one of the most intense competitor's in the game. That just doesn't fizzle, its part of who you are. So I say more power to him. He's in the Hall, he's earned it.
"Football is a physical game, or at least it used to be" -Mel Blount
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