Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Favre says he was "mentally tired"

In a message Brett left on ESPN's Chris Mortensen's voicemail, he said he was "mentally tired." That statement confirms that he was ready to step aside. "I know I can still play," Brett said, "but it's like I told my wife, I'm just tired mentally. I'm just tired." That's the sign it's time to go. You still can do it. But do you want to do it? The answer Brett gave himself? "No."

You have to respect the fact that he goes out on his terms, without injury or a decline in skills. In fact, Brett had one of the best years of his career, and set NFL milestone after milestone in the process.

The Packers will hold a news conference at the 3 p.m. Central time today. You may be able to hear or see it via streaming media at Packers.com. Of course, tune in to ESPN and other programs or online resources and you can also read, hear and/or see much more on this retirement of a legend. This is what classifies as a major sports news story, so coverage is already plentiful.

If you want to read and hear more about the message Brett left for Mortensen, you can check it out here.

If you'd care to express your view as to whether or not you agree with Brett's decision, you can have your say in our latest poll in the righthand column, right below our PackerFansUnited.com store link.