Starring In The Old and The Restless, Brett Favre

By Norman Chad
Monday, July 27, 2009

Brett Favre will be returning to the NFL this week with the Minnesota Vikings, according to my sources. There is also a chance Favre will not be returning to the NFL this week with the Vikings, according to my sources. In either case, here is an up-to-the-minute timeline of Favre's twist-and-turn life since his original retirement announcement on March 6, 2008:

Favre tearfully announces his retirement at Green Bay news conference.

Favre says a possible comeback is all "rumor."

Favre calls Packers Coach Mike McCarthy and tells him he will stay retired.

Favre sees NBC's Peter King at Starbucks, buys him a grande cafe mocha and tells him he definitely is retiring.

Favre wants to come to Packers training camp.

Favre is traded to the New York Jets.

Favre calls NBC's Peter King during halftime of the Jets-Bills game and tells him he will retire at the end of the third quarter.

Favre completes season with the Jets, then announces retirement again.

Favre asks Jets to release him just in case he wants to sign with another team.

Favre calls NBC's Peter King and tells him he's retiring for at least five days, maybe longer.

Favre gets arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder while looking at carpet swatches for his pool room.


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