NOT BUYING IT, BRETT
CBS Sportsline’s Mike Freeman offers a funny take on the Brett Favre situation.
“When I’m playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season, Aaron will still be my apprentice in perpetuity. For Christmas I’m sending him a clipboard just so he feels at home.
Aaron where’s your clipboard?
Damn I’m funny. The best part about being me? Playing Jedi mind tricks with GM Ted Thompson. I’m coming back, not coming back. Coming back, not coming back. Pulled the old okey doke on Teddy boy.”
And while that is amusing, the whole thing has become quite tiresome. Now Favre is claiming he was forced into retirement. Speaking on Fox News (Fox News?) Favre had this to say: “And he (Thompson) says, ‘Well, playing here is not an option, but we can’t envision you playing with another team, you know, either.’ And I thought, so basically, I’m not playing for anyone if I choose to come back.”
Are we really to believe that Favre had no say in the matter? That he truly feels forced into retirement? What if instead of announcing his retirement he said he was going to play another year? He’d be the starting QB for the Packers and we’d not be talking about any of this. Brett–give us a break. None of this is on Ted Thompson.
Whatever the case, I hope it’s resolved soon. And it helps ruin the Pack’s season!
[tags]Brett Favre, Packers, NFL, Ted Thompson[/tags]