“That’s the last thing I’m thinking about,” Favre told SI.com. “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 crazy to me that I’m the guy they’re all talking about, and the story is out there everywhere, and I have nothing to do with it,” he said. “It’s not something I’m thinking about. It’s kind of funny. Even when I’m retired, they won’t let me stay retired.”
Honestly, I have always admired Favre’s style of play but I felt it was an interesting story yesterday so I ran with it. Sorry to disappoint you, Brett. It’s my job. It’s what I do.
But I can assure you that now that you are retired, I will gladly let you stay retired. But then again, some interesting things came out in SI that article.
Favre said he doesn’t miss the physical part of preparing for the season. Last year, he spent most of three months in the offseason working with a live-in trainer who got him in the best shape he’d been in for years. “Not once have I felt like working out and getting ready for football,” he said. “I just don’t miss it.”
But will he? That’s something he can’t know for sure. Only time will tell. In a rambling discourse about how he thinks he’ll feel when the season starts and if he’ll be tempted to play, he said, “I suppose anything could happen.” But the reason that quote is not in the lead of this story is because it’s an honest reflection of a man who won’t try to predict the future. Ninety-nine percent of what he said in a 20-minute conversation was very much about football being in the rearview mirror. And he certainly would not want the Packers or any other team to line up, hoping he’d change his mind in August and come in to save a sorry quarterback situation.
“How will I feel in four months? Who knows? I’m sure I’ll miss it on Sundays,” Favre said. “But football’s so much more than 16 Sundays. It’s about all the other stuff — the preparation, the off-field stuff. And I don’t miss any of that.”
It sounds as if the door is left open just a bit and that he could still change his mind. Still, I have to believe that he’s out of the game for good. Let’s at least hope so. At least that way we won’t have to watch him cry at another press conference.