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Here we go againPosted Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at 7:20 AM
No, I'm not talking about sleepless nights because the editorial staff of The Brazil Times will spend so much time taking pictures and interviewing children at the 4-H Fair.
I'm also not talking about what used to be a fun baseball game to watch: The All-Star game.
I'm talking about the endless summer rumors on whether Brett Favre is retiring or not.
Unlike years past, Favre came out early this year and said he was done. He just couldn't take it anymore. The soon-to-be 39-year-old had had enough.
Or had he?
Recently, rumors started circulating that the all-time leader in practically every NFL passing category was contemplating a comeback.
Green Bay Packer fans across the country were chomping at the bit ready to see No. 4 back on the field this fall.
They were ready to go. And with the team they have back, who could blame them?
These rumors obviously were to the delight of fans across the globe.
But I'm sure one Favre fan is ready for them to come to an end.
For a few years now, Aaron Rogers has backed Favre up. He was the quarterback of the future when he was drafted, but showed a tendancy to get hurt.
He hasn't played much, but he relieved Favre last season against the Dallas Cowboys and, despite a Packer loss, played pretty well.
It's got to be difficult to replace a legend in any business.
Since 1992, Favre was the key cog for the Packers. That was the year after I graduated from high school.
In his first season as Green Bay's starting quarterback, he threw for 3,227 yards and 18 touchdowns while only throwing 13 interceptions.
Since 1992, Favre has had five seasons of 4,000-plus yards and eight years of 30 or more touchdowns.
For his career, he has 61,655 passing yards, 442 touchdowns and 288 interceptions. His career quarterback rating is 85.7.
He is a legend.
Rogers, in contrast, has even really had a chance to show what he can do. He's been waiting in the wings, salivating for the chance to get on the playing field.
Like Jim Sorgi with the Indianapolis Colts, Rogers had the easiest job in the NFL for the past few years. Backing up a legend, a player who rarely gets injured and who rarely took a play off.
But all that changed earlier this year when Favre said he was done.
Or is he?
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