Favre’s brother, mother chime in on annual unretirement talk

The official PFT position on the fourth annual retirement of Brett Favre can be summarized thusly:  We won’t believe he’s done until two NFL seasons completely unfold without Favre playing.

The most likely scenario at this point would be a Roger Clemens-style effort, in which he shows up for the last half of the season to replace an injured starter on a contending team.  But with the lockout lingering and teams likely to have less and less time to get ready for the 2011 season, who better to step in and play with limited prep than a guy who has proven over the last three years that he can step in and play with limited prep?

It remains a long shot, but Favre’s history tells us that it’s not impossible.

Of course, before we can get to the point where we know whether or not Favre will play, we’ll hear from those close to him.

Al Jones of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, possibly milking those last few drips of national attention from a relationship with the Favre family, asked both Favre’s brother and mother about the possibility of a return.

“I would say there’s less than a 1 percent chance [he would return],” Scott Favre told Jones, via NFL.com.  “He is retired.”

“I would hope he would not do it,” Bonita Favre added.  “He is crazy if he does.”

Given the whole Jenn Sterger thing, linking Favre’s retirement to his sanity suggests that he’s indeed returning.

64 responses to “Favre’s brother, mother chime in on annual unretirement talk

  1. At least they aren’t texting pictures of his junk to disinterested coeds… The Jets bring out the best in a man!

  2. The media just can’t let it go. They have to much man love for him.

    Get over it PFT. Get over it Media!

    He’s retired.
    He’s done.
    DEAL WITH IT!

    The fans don’t give a crap. This is a 100 percent media thing.

  3. If the lockout forces an 8 game season…Dont be surprised if we hear from Farve again. He has a hard time staying away and shows up like a bad penny.

  4. “I would say there’s less than a 1 percent chance [he would return],” Scott Favre told Jones, via NFL.com. “He is retired.”

    THE MEDIA’S REPLY:

    “So you’re saying there’s a chance!!!!”

    WOO HOO!

  5. It take more than two years. The world is still waiting on Jesus, and he was just a skinny little carpenter.

  6. Maybe Favre will get bored of sending photos of his schlong to his new heart throb…Casey Anthony and play quarterback for the Deadskins.

    John Beck and OLD MAN Donovan will guarantee an 0 and 16 record for the Skins for sure. But that’s not all bad…then they’ll get the Stanford quarterback.

  7. So Favre retires, the union disbands and the players get locked out. This isn’t about millionaires vs. billionaires, Favre is somehow responsible.

  8. ATTENTION: The preceding news story was not interesting to anyone, ever.

  9. “I used to complain about the non-stop Favre news during the summer.

    Now I wish we were talking about him and not the lockout.”

    Maybe if owners should lockout just Brett Favre, then we could all be happy.

  10. I might be on an island alone, but I want Brett back in purple and gold. Show Ponder the ropes what it takes to be an elite NFL QB. Yes I know the story of Rodgers in Green Bay, but that was a few years ago. Brett and Frasier need to have a sit down talk and understanding. If Brett agrees bring him back, if not go play for Buffalo.

  11. That picture looks nothing like Favre, creeps me out. He’s not coming back, no chance, no way. That being said, would not surprise me to see the Raiders offer $16,000,000 this year to come back.

  12. No, No, No…Not this again! I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say JUST SHUT UP AND RETIRE ALREADY YOU DIVA!

  13. “I would say there’s less than a 1 percent chance [he would return],” Scott Favre told Jones, via NFL.com.
    ———————-

    “So you are telling me there is a chance.” Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber.

  14. Brett won’t be able to stay away from the media spotlight come camp time. That ego and diva attitude will come out.

  15. Not sure if Favre owns Packer’s stock, but have him sit at the negotiating table as a owner, retired player on even days and active player on odd days.

  16. But with the lockout lingering and teams likely to have less and less time to get ready for the 2011 season, who better to step in and play with limited prep than a guy who has proven over the last three years that he can step in and play with limited prep

    Well maybe not all three years ended in disastrous failures maybe a little more conditioning and mental preparation could of prevented it

    At least we know our Vikings with the greatest stadium in the world for the greatest team in the world has a back up plan when Ponder goes down enter our Savior Lord Favre to lead us to the Lombardi

    Remember never bet against Favre and never accept a text from him

  17. First it was Brett ‘Fraud’ himself…now we have his mother and brother chiming in – please when will it stop – not soon enough !!!!

  18. @waccoforflacco

    Well. we all see from your sn your one of the many dorks that listens to the junkies and dont know anything about sports. You really think the Redskins will go 0-16? You really think McNabb will be on the opening day roster? Way to show off that Baltimore brain…Im sure you make everyone from that dump of a city proud.

  19. alright all you brINT lovers…start the delusional and ridiculous conversations of how brINT is still a elite QB after the season he had last year (suffereing numerous injuries and once again leading the entire league in interceptions) and while your at it remind me once again…while im watching my packers super bowl DVD how the Packers made the wrong decision by trading him away and going with Aaron Rodgers as their starting QB..just retire brINT and quit embarrasing yourself chasing another championship.

  20. Please, please, please, PLEASE come back.

    Another year of game-killing picks and blindside hits would make my heart sing.

    Nobody admits to looking at freeway crashes, but they do it anyway. Favre is like a 25-car pileup waiting to happen.

    Please Brett…another year?

  21. By now, Favre must have accumulated more money than the entire state of Mississippi … except of course, for the politicians.

  22. cantonbound13 says:
    Jul 10, 2011 6:46 PM
    No, No, No…Not this again! I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say JUST SHUT UP AND RETIRE ALREADY YOU DIVA!

    Except for Favre hasn’t uttered a word this offseason about unretiring.

    Do you guys even read the articles?

  23. Somewhere out there, there is a fourth franchise that he can screw up. (Not counting his first stay in Atlanta where he drank himself out of town.)

  24. One of the most amazing things regarding Favre is that he’s still married.

    Text message from Deanna Favre to Jenn Sterger:
    “Now you can see how little I’ve had to work with all these years”.

  25. “There’s no way of tellin’ if I’m a come back, or not.”

    “Could I be back already? Sure, I guess I could. It’s a bit of a Japanese Riddle of sorts, yeah.”

    “Listen, do I want to win another championship? I would love the opportunity. Do I think another opportunity will present itself? Well, that’s what opportunities do – they present themselves.”

    “Now, will I take that opportunity? I’m not sure. Would I succeed if given a chance? I could. I could also fail.”

    “Only time will tell.”

    “Talk to ya later…bye.”

  26. @packerzman …

    You embarrass yourself, though you’ll never know it. Joe Montana didn’t stop being Joe Montana just because he left San Francisco, was replaced by a Hall of Fame quarterback, and didn’t win another Super Bowl. Brett Favre’s history of greatness isn’t being obliterated by Aaron Rodgers’s success. Ted Thompson has proved himself to be a savvy player personnel talent. That doesn’t mean Favre hasn’t been a force in football throughout his career.

    You and those like you are either too young or too immature to get that your situation, like the 49ers’, is both blessed and sad. On one hand, you transitioned directly from one champion QB to another without suffering years of Mark Malones and Kordell Stewarts. On the other–because you had so much talent waiting–your champions were shoved out before they were ready to go.

    Favre didn’t ruin three franchises. He won you two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl and gave you nearly two decades of some of the gutsiest football I’ve ever seen. He took the Jets from the floor to the playoffs despite having a coach that tried to stanglehold him.

    He made the Vikings relevant and gave the football-watching public a brilliant season. Yeah, he threw that final bonehead INT. But his coach gave him no protection and let the opposing defense wipe the carpet with him. And Chilly made the idiot mistakes that led up to that INT. Last season Favre was about the only Vike playing with heart despite the off-field distractions, and having no receivers and an offensive line that leaked like a sieve.

    The guy may be a dog off-field–I don’t know and neither do you. But on field he’s been a joy to watch and that’s why so many of us miss him, you twit.

  27. greatminnesotasportsmind says:
    Jul 10, 2011 6:12 PM
    I might be on an island alone, but I want Brett back in purple and gold. Show Ponder the ropes what it takes to be an elite NFL QB. Yes I know the story of Rodgers in Green Bay, but that was a few years ago. Brett and Frasier need to have a sit down talk and understanding. If Brett agrees bring him back, if not go play for Buffalo.
    _______________

    Oh, now I get your screen name. It’s like when they call a big guy “tiny.”

  28. Deb, don’t try to talk sense to Packer fans. They’re so blinded by hatred that they’ve convinced themselves Favre had nothing to do with going from perennial doormats to perennial contenders the year he became their starter. They actually believe they would have been even better without him.

    But please stop calling for his return. Last year was a tragic waste of the human spirit.

  29. @thephantomstranger …

    Actually that “Brett. Brett. Come back.” was an homage to the film classic “Shane” and the gunslinger disappearing into the sunset. If he could come back and give us the breathtaking excitement he did in 09, I’d love it. But I’d never want him to keep coming back until he’s seriously injured.

  30. “Deb, don’t try to talk sense to Packer fans. They’re so blinded by hatred that they’ve convinced themselves Favre had nothing to do with going from perennial doormats to perennial contenders the year he became their starter. They actually believe they would have been even better without him.”

    Where exactly did you hear that? because from what hear Packer fans give all the credit of the world to Favre for what he did. But of course you are a Viking fan, who just make crap up because they can’t think of anything else to come up with.

  31. “Favre didn’t ruin three franchises. He won you two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl and gave you nearly two decades of some of the gutsiest football I’ve ever seen. He took the Jets from the floor to the playoffs despite having a coach that tried to stanglehold him.”

    I’m pretty sure the Jets didn’t make the playoffs that year. They started off well but completely fell apart at the end, probably due to Favre’s injured shoulder and throwing 8 interceptions in the last five games(I’m not hating. It’s the real fact)

  32. packerbacker12 says:
    Jul 11, 2011 2:35 PM
    “Deb, don’t try to talk sense to Packer fans. They’re so blinded by hatred that they’ve convinced themselves Favre had nothing to do with going from perennial doormats to perennial contenders the year he became their starter. They actually believe they would have been even better without him.”

    Where exactly did you hear that? because from what hear Packer fans give all the credit of the world to Favre for what he did. But of course you are a Viking fan, who just make crap up because they can’t think of anything else to come up with.
    ________________

    I heard that from the majority of Packer fan commenters on this site when they comment on Favre. It’s not everyone, but it’s more fun to generalize. I also heard it today from a Packer fan that I work with. He added that Mike Holmgren was holding the team back, too.

  33. @packerbacker12 …

    You’re right … for some reason, I keep thinking they went to the playoffs that year, but they did fall short after Favre’s shoulder injury. But the year before, the Jets were 4-12, so he certainly lifted them out of the basement despite Mangini’s problems figuring out how to utilize him.

  34. @Deb –

    I guess I’m a little too young to have seen that one. Good obscure reference. People don’t know what I’m referencing most of the time either. In the movie, was the gunslinger carted off into the sunset on a stretcher after the revolving door left tackle allowed his head to get smashed on frozen turf?

  35. @thephantomstranger …

    Hey, I’m too young to have seen that one anywhere but on TCM or DVD myself! BTW, that quote is on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest movie quotes of all time. (I love old films.)

    Actually, the gunslinger is wounded and slumping slightly in the saddle as he rides off … so there’s an element of mystery about whether he could come back 🙂

  36. Favre sucks.

    He deserved every bit of pain he went through last year. He ended his career as a disgrace. His exit out of GB was as pathetic as it gets. He lied about the entire affair and threw his buddy James Campen under the bus when he tried to talk him into coming back. His disgusting personal life just shows what a shallow dink of a human being he is. From boozing and cheating on his wife in GB………to cheating on his wife in NY. He never changed.

    What sweet justice to see Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy get theirs behind a different QB. They got sick of Favre’s crap and lies, got rid of him, and won a NFL championship with a better man. (Not that it takes much to be a better man than good old Brett).

  37. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Jul 10, 2011 6:12 PM
    I might be on an island alone, but I want Brett back in purple and gold. Show Ponder the ropes what it takes to be an elite NFL QB.
    ———————————————————–
    greatminnesotasportsmind, That should read greatminnesotasportsFOOL! Favre, showing Ponder the ropes? What ropes? How to text pictures of shorty, throw picks, and choke in every big game you’ve ever played except one! Wake up greatminnesotasportsMORON, Favre’s a loser!

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