Favre retires -- this is not a drill

It appears the future Hall of Famer is going to keep trying until he gets it right.

Published February 11, 2009 9:15PM (EST)

They say we're young and we don't know ...

OK, campers, rise and shine. It's the second annual Brett Favre Retirement Day and you don't want to miss a minute of it.

The great quarterback has told the New York Jets that he's retiring after his 18th season in the NFL, same thing he did after his 17th season. Brett Favre retires more often than a narcoleptic mattress tester, so rather than write a whole new postmortem, I'm just going to point you to last year's version.

Let's see: Joke, transcended the game, people not believing he's really retiring, the Streak, lovable everyman image, annual diva routine, might change his mind but it looks like this is really it.

Yup, still good.

See you in a few weeks, Brett.

By King Kaufman

King Kaufman is a senior writer for Salon. You can e-mail him at king at salon dot com. Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr

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