Quotes from Brettney Favre’s retirement decision/indecision circus

August 18, 2010 — Leave a comment

**Warning: the YouTube clip above contains a bit of language.**

Time has a great post on what Brettney has fed to his fans and the media for the last 8 (!) years. Since it’s one of those multi-click experiences, I copy/pasted his brilliant quotes in one convenient place. Here they are.

Sept. 2002

“I think about retirement a heck of a lot more than I used to…I miss home. I know it’s nuts but [head coach] Mike Sherman told us today that he was giving us Saturday and Sunday off this week, and the guys were all excited. All I could think was, I wish I could be on my lawn mower back home.”

— Favre, in a training camp conversation with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King

Jan. 30, 2006

“If I had to pick right now and make a decision, I’d say I’m not coming back.”

— Favre, in an interview with ESPN

Jan. 1, 2007

“If today’s my last game, I want to remember it. It’s tough. I’ll miss these guys. I’ll miss this game. I just want to let everyone know that…I didn’t plan on doing this. Way to put me on the spot.”

— Favre, in an interview with NBC’s Andrea Kremer after the Packers’ 26-7 Week 17 victory over the Bears

Apr. 4, 2008

“I have no idea where that came from, but it certainly didn’t come from me. I’m happy about my decision and I haven’t once said, ‘I wonder if I made the wrong decision.’ I know it’s the right one. It’s kind of funny. Even when I’m retired, they won’t let me stay retired.”

— Favre, in an interview with SI.com regarding claims that his agent is making inquiries to other teams about a trade from the Packers

Apr. 29, 2009

“I haven’t talked to anybody. He could come back and win [another] championship like some other quarterbacks. He’s so popular that it would be great if he did come back. But as far as I’m concerned, stick a fork in him.”

— Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, in an interview with AOL Fanhouse

Aug. 3, 2010

“This is it.”

— Favre, in text messages to unnamed teammates, via a report from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter

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