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Favre releases statement that he has “no plans” to play football

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While sources “close to Brett Favre” said this week that Favre would have listened to an offer from the Chicago Bears, an offer never came.

So now a “source that is Brett Favre” has decided to release a statement.

“Inspite [sic] of reports about playing with various teams, I’m enjoying retirement with my family and have no plans to play football,” Favre said in a statement on Tuesday night.

We could parse those words to point out how he leaves the door open a crack, but it’s not worth it at this stage. ESPN’s Ed Werder reports the Bears have no interest.

That would appear to wrap up our Favre rumors, reports and speculation for the regular season. We’ll re-join Favre when he releases a similar statement next year.

Our nation’s Favre addiction will take time to fully shake, but we’re making progress.

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68 Responses to “Favre releases statement that he has “no plans” to play football”
  1. billinva says: Dec 7, 2011 8:45 AM

    Phew, I was worried for a second.

    not.

  2. 49fromwi says: Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM

    Being a Packer fan, who is this guy?

  3. knowerofallthings says: Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM

    Tebow is the new Favre and there’s only room for one at a time.

  4. 49fromwi says: Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM

    Actually, who does he think he is?

  5. ryan7977 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:48 AM

    “That would appear to wrap up our Favre rumors, reports and speculation for the regular season. We’ll re-join Favre when he releases a similar statement next year.”

    incorrect…you guys will report on it when he plays madden…let alone “might” get a call from a team.

  6. detroitkitty says: Dec 7, 2011 8:48 AM

    Who is this Favre you speak of and why would he play football? I know that guy in the picture, he’s in some bluejeans commercial I’ve seen a few times. Cowboy or something, I think they’re called.

  7. blackdonnelly says: Dec 7, 2011 8:49 AM

    “And the long national nightmare is over.”

  8. jkearse2005 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:49 AM

    WHO CARES?!?! Man I’ve been done with this guy for years now, just go away Brett and watch Aaron Rodgers do what you could never – win a second championship.

  9. gotexans2996 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:51 AM

    I don’t think it’s the nation that has the Favre addiction. More like the media!

  10. wtfru2 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:52 AM

    It’s like the insurance ad that has disappearing deductible. Within 3 years it’ll be gone. Done!

  11. hpeters77 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:54 AM

    Favre also released his fly, when he released his statement

  12. kosarkid says: Dec 7, 2011 8:54 AM

    FANS RELEASE STATEMENT: HAVE NO PLANS TO WATCH FAVRE PLAY FOOTBALL.

  13. zappa69 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:54 AM

    Don’t like the guy, never have. Please just leave him alone. Seems as though it’s PFT that starts the rumors.

  14. briggsweatbird says: Dec 7, 2011 8:55 AM

    “Fine! Since you don’t want me,” Brett says, “I don’t want you!”

  15. sonopazzo6 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:55 AM

    But how about coaching the Eagles?

  16. medialovesthecowboys says: Dec 7, 2011 8:56 AM

    “Our nation’s Favre addiction will take time to fully shake, but we’re making progress.”

    Um…outside of PFT, I never hear/think/talk about Favre. NICE TRY.

  17. righton989 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:56 AM

    The latest Favre Flash…a Jenn Sterger tweet for more pics.

  18. baned0n says: Dec 7, 2011 8:56 AM

    This was a garbage story from the get go.

    Largest sports network reports that retired QB doesn’t want to play, but would be polite and listen to a team that doesn’t want him to play for them, if they were to call.

    Total nonsense journalism.

  19. biggerballz says: Dec 7, 2011 8:57 AM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO now all we have to talk about is why elway hates tebow

  20. golonger says: Dec 7, 2011 8:57 AM

    Favre to the Bears….done deal!

  21. fjd10 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:58 AM

    You have to admit that whether you like him or you don’t, When Favre is mentioned he knocks every other story in the NFL to the back pages. I have never seen any other player that has held that kind of media power. If you are honest with yourselves you know that if he would have signed with someone in the last month especially if the team had playoff possibilties the lead story every day would have been Favre in the NFL.

  22. nfloracle says: Dec 7, 2011 9:01 AM

    “That would appear to wrap up our Favre rumors, reports and speculation for the regular season. ”

    Thank God!

  23. cmutimmah says: Dec 7, 2011 9:03 AM

    Why is this a story. Troy Aikman has no plans to play either. There, I saved you another story to write.

    Joe Namath isn’t planning on playing either… crap, sorry to take your job from you…

  24. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 7, 2011 9:07 AM

    I’m Brett Lorenzo Favre and I deserve respect!

  25. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 7, 2011 9:08 AM

    He probably also had no “plans” to sext that one broad a picture of his crank. But hey, stuff happens.

  26. deadmanwalking47 says: Dec 7, 2011 9:08 AM

    brett favre is becoming an egomaniac that is becoming addicted to attention!

  27. weepingjebus says: Dec 7, 2011 9:10 AM

    Please do not open any image files attached to his statement.

  28. comeonnowguys says: Dec 7, 2011 9:12 AM

    Have we not all seen this before?

    1) Plant the seed that you’d be open to playing for ___.

    2) “Offically” say “you have no plans to come back.”

    3) Get noticed working on your skills in a public place, instead of your nice giant secluded farm.

    4) Everybody else shoves a sharp object through their temples to stop the headache.

  29. gacoltfan says: Dec 7, 2011 9:15 AM

    None of us fans want to hear anymore about Favre….except Colt fans when Manning couldn’t play…..Texan fans when Schaub and Leinart went down……Bears fans……in other words, hate him and hate hearing about him unless your team needs a QB.

  30. tubaplayingprof says: Dec 7, 2011 9:20 AM

    I am announcing as well that as no teams have contacted me that I too have no plans to play football.

  31. thedisbackindtown says: Dec 7, 2011 9:22 AM

    49fromwi says: Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM

    Being a Packer fan, who is this guy?

    Its Packer fans like you i can handle. You Packer fans who have all but forgotten what Brett did for your organization and for Aaron Rodgers. Now that you have the “superhero” Aaron you feel like you are set for the next 15 years right. You arrogant unintelligent fans do not realize that the same guy starting for you every sunday putting you in situations to win the game for 16 years is not normal. It doesn’t happen. But now that you have wonder boy, you can make ignorant comments like “who is Brett Favre”. That is why i will continue to dislike any Packer fan with that sort of mentality. Its easy to be on top of the mountain and shout and scream! Some day you will be looking back up at that mountain crying like a baby wishing you had a good QB like Favre. Discount Double Check that you fool!

    I am not even a Packer fan, I just can’t stand it when fair-weather unintelligent fans run their mouth.

  32. brettfavresmidget says: Dec 7, 2011 9:23 AM

    …maybe I should just disappear…

    …then come back…

    …then disappear again…

    ….then come back…

    …wanna see pictures of my…?

  33. packattack1967 says: Dec 7, 2011 9:24 AM

    Now all he needs is the Bill Clinton Guide to Restoring Your Legacy.

  34. abninf says: Dec 7, 2011 9:27 AM

    He’s taking up photography.

  35. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Dec 7, 2011 9:28 AM

    Maybe he’s just holding out until Ted Thompson calls?…and the pathetic part is that he may actually believe it will happen.

  36. cereal blogger says: Dec 7, 2011 9:28 AM

    I like he announces this only after everyone already says they dont want him

  37. buckhuckster says: Dec 7, 2011 9:30 AM

    Less Favre….MORE TEBOW NEWS!!!!

  38. shallowfan says: Dec 7, 2011 9:31 AM

    “I am not a role model…I’m a jeans model.”

  39. slatetundra07 says: Dec 7, 2011 9:56 AM

    Meaning…Da Bears has just signed him. Go out and by those new #4 jerseys.

  40. thirdngoal says: Dec 7, 2011 10:03 AM

    NOW Peter King and the rest of the media are Flabbergasted……………

  41. voiceofrealism says: Dec 7, 2011 10:06 AM

    thedisbackindtown says:
    Dec 7, 2011 9:22 AM
    49fromwi says: Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM

    Being a Packer fan, who is this guy?

    Its Packer fans like you i can handle. You Packer fans who have all but forgotten what Brett did for your organization and for Aaron Rodgers. Now that you have the “superhero” Aaron you feel like you are set for the next 15 years right. You arrogant unintelligent fans do not realize that the same guy starting for you every sunday putting you in situations to win the game for 16 years is not normal. It doesn’t happen. But now that you have wonder boy, you can make ignorant comments like “who is Brett Favre”. That is why i will continue to dislike any Packer fan with that sort of mentality. Its easy to be on top of the mountain and shout and scream! Some day you will be looking back up at that mountain crying like a baby wishing you had a good QB like Favre. Discount Double Check that you fool!

    I am not even a Packer fan, I just can’t stand it when fair-weather unintelligent fans run their mouth.
    ===========================
    So you base who you like and dislike on how they feel about Favre? Talk about obsessed. All the Packer fans you talk about have done is decided they had enough of his crap. You have a sad life, my friend. Get over yourself, and get over Favre.
    He was a great player on the field, and a jerk off of it. He is not GOD. Do you wear a WWFD wrist band too?

  42. Slackmo says: Dec 7, 2011 10:14 AM

    BRETT FAVRE DOES NOT DENY HE WILL LISTEN TO OFFERS FROM LIONS, TIGERS, BEARS,

  43. gacoltfan says: Dec 7, 2011 10:27 AM

    To the Packer fan that doesn’t know who this guy is:

    He is the the guy that led your team back to relevance after nothing for 25 years, and won a SB along the way. Winning breeds winning. Good players want to play for winning teams, good coaches want to coach good teams. Had Favre not been there, the Packers aren’t what they are today.

    Who he is is someone that deserves a lot more respect from the Packer fans for what he did for that franchise than all venom they spew because he wanted to play longer than the Packers wanted him.

  44. bozosforall says: Dec 7, 2011 10:30 AM

    49fromwi says:
    Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM
    Being a Packer fan, who is this guy?

    __
    Thanks for confirming that you are an idiot. Then again, proclaiming that you are a Packer fan was a dead giveaway.

  45. castleofcheese says: Dec 7, 2011 10:34 AM

    thedisbackindtown says:
    Dec 7, 2011 9:22 AM
    49fromwi says: Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM

    Being a Packer fan, who is this guy?

    Its Packer fans like you i can handle. You Packer fans who have all but forgotten what Brett did for your organization and for Aaron Rodgers. Now that you have the “superhero” Aaron you feel like you are set for the next 15 years right. You arrogant unintelligent fans do not realize that the same guy starting for you every sunday putting you in situations to win the game for 16 years is not normal. It doesn’t happen. But now that you have wonder boy, you can make ignorant comments like “who is Brett Favre”. That is why i will continue to dislike any Packer fan with that sort of mentality. Its easy to be on top of the mountain and shout and scream! Some day you will be looking back up at that mountain crying like a baby wishing you had a good QB like Favre. Discount Double Check that you fool!

    I am not even a Packer fan, I just can’t stand it when fair-weather unintelligent fans run their mouth.
    ———-
    You’re right. Fans love it when their ageing star player holds their beloved franchise hostage for years on end, on top of having one colossal melt down after another in the playoffs. Then to make things worse, he weasels his way out of New York so that he can go to a NFCN division rival, ONLY so he can take a shot at his former team and fans.

    All that he did for Rodgers? You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Stay in your lane.

  46. bozosforall says: Dec 7, 2011 10:34 AM

    jkearse2005 says:
    Dec 7, 2011 8:49 AM
    WHO CARES?!?! Man I’ve been done with this guy for years now, just go away Brett and watch Aaron Rodgers do what you could never – win a second championship.

    __
    Thanks for confirming that you have no life.

  47. bigbluelou says: Dec 7, 2011 10:41 AM

    Old. Crusty. Balls.

  48. cobaltdriver says: Dec 7, 2011 10:42 AM

    Let it go..for the Love of God! Let it go.

  49. israelvaquera says: Dec 7, 2011 10:48 AM

    I would love if he played again, no one is funner to watch. Love him or hate him, he’s fun.Unlike Tebow who puts me to sleep.

  50. chocopoppy says: Dec 7, 2011 11:11 AM

    And I “have no plans” to play tackle football with a bunch of guys wearing Wrangler jeans.

  51. vegaskid21 says: Dec 7, 2011 11:30 AM

    I like cheese!

  52. goinghamonit128 says: Dec 7, 2011 11:32 AM

    Probably because nobody wants him.

  53. truetrue85 says: Dec 7, 2011 11:42 AM

    I agree the Favre saga has grown old, but those of you who talks smack about Rodgers winning a second ring like Favre couldn’t… I would just like to point out that Aaron landed on a much better team his first year as a starter than Favre had his entire career. Brett Favre was the Green Bay Packers his entire tenure there, where as Aaron Rodgers is simply the quarterback of now stacked Green Bay Packers today. Any true Packer fan will agree with me, those of you who don’t just hopped on the wagon.

    I’d hope Rodgers wins more than 1 ring with this team.

    GO PACK GO!!!

  54. anthonydilweg says: Dec 7, 2011 11:52 AM

    I don’t get why fellow packer fans harbor so much resentment towards the guy. the team moved on and the fans need to do the same without saying crappy things. Like it or not you gotta admit that for 16 years in GB it was fun…and the guy was tough and left it all out there.

    Appreciate a packer legend and stop acting like Favre never existed because the new crush is winning.

    Any packer fan saying they hate favre, go watch the highlights from that monday night against the raiders….all you can say is wow…thanks man.

  55. nicopenelope says: Dec 7, 2011 12:09 PM

    The Eagles should have signed Favre earlier in the year when there was speculation. They would be in line for a playoff spot. He knows the West Coast Offense & is a huge upgrade from Vick or Rico.

  56. Keyser Söze says: Dec 7, 2011 12:16 PM

    Our nation’s Favre addiction will take time to fully shake, but we’re making progress.
    ————————————————–

    The nation doesn’t have a Favre addiction…the media does.

    The nation just has to suffer for it…

  57. Amadeus says: Dec 7, 2011 12:41 PM

    Translation: Sexting is still fun.

  58. amanistumor says: Dec 7, 2011 12:54 PM

    Say it isn’t so Bert!!!

  59. justaintrightisit says: Dec 7, 2011 1:13 PM

    As a life long Packer fan I find it is silly that there are some fans that always reply with “Brett who?”….He brought the Packers back to where they are today, he made the decision for Reggie to come to Green Bay alot easier to make, he provided great entertainment for many years in Green Bay. Packer fans are now lucky enough to have another great q-back to follow him up and keep a winning tradition in Green Bay for awhile. Sure it is tiring listening to the media make stories out of nothing about him and keep bringing his name up but i think it happens with all the great q-bqcks after they retire

  60. hammertoe11 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:26 PM

    WOW Favre said something smart for a change. Now stop doing commercials. Who cares what jeans you wearing now days. Wait then again do one more on rocking chairs. LMAO.

  61. trapshoot says: Dec 7, 2011 1:46 PM

    He could run for president.

  62. 6ball says: Dec 7, 2011 1:47 PM

    .

    Daddy needs a new pair of crocs.

    .

  63. shaggytoodle says: Dec 7, 2011 2:22 PM

    I don’t recall where I heard it the other day, but if the Marlins would call he would listen.

  64. pushslice says: Dec 7, 2011 4:42 PM

    Brett’s career spanned 20 years during which time he set NFL records for most yardage, completions, touchdowns, most seasons for at least 3,000 yards and most games with 4 or more touchdowns. He led his teams to 4 conference championships, went to 2 Super Bowls, and won one of them. Um..yea…I GUESS he was pretty good. Golly, I’m no math whiz but those numbers are….um…kinda OK.
    LOL. As a Packer fan my whole life, he thrilled me many times. He was so much fun to root for. So nice to see the quarterback position taken over by someone every bit as good if not better. This has been a glorious generation for us cheddar heads.

  65. pencepost says: Dec 7, 2011 4:46 PM

    So, to summarize:

    1. Bears do not want Favre to play for them.

    2. Favre wants to stay retired.

    Riveting stuff. Keep the updates coming, I can’t wait to see what happens next with this story.

  66. truthserum4u says: Dec 8, 2011 3:36 AM

    packattack1967 says:Dec 7, 2011 9:24 AM

    Now all he needs is the Bill Clinton Guide to Restoring Your Legacy.
    —————————————–

    His legacy is just fine. If you don’t believe me you know nothing of history.

  67. truthserum4u says: Dec 8, 2011 4:02 AM

    castleofcheese says:Dec 7, 2011 10:34 AM

    You’re right. Fans love it when their ageing star player holds their beloved franchise hostage for years on end, on top of having one colossal melt down after another in the playoffs. Then to make things worse, he weasels his way out of New York so that he can go to a NFCN division rival, ONLY so he can take a shot at his former team and fans.

    ——————————

    I love how the myth of Favre’s waffling has grown over the years; much like the incorrect one of him throwing a pick as his last pass for all of the teams he played for (actually only GB).

    Favre didn’t hold the Packers hostage. The mistake he made was answering a reporter’s question about retirement honestly, at the wrong time. Immediately after the season (years ago) he responded that he wonders about continuing and thinks of retirement. Many longtime veteran players say they feel the same immediately following the season, but most know to keep it to themselves until things settled. After that Favre was asked the retirement question following every season and he would respond in the same fashion. I can’t blame him for wondering if he wanted to go thru it all again the next year, but I do blame him for not just keeping quiet until he knew one way or another.

    I seem to remember the GB defense having some serious melt downs during those playoff loses as well. But no one speaks ill of them.

  68. gatorjason says: Dec 8, 2011 7:15 PM

    Brett Favre will return to grid iron at Lambeau Field to have his name added to the Green Bay Packer “Ring of Honor”.

    This will occur automatically five years after Ted Thompson retires as General Manager.

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