Haven't we had enough?

Jeff Schuler

Morning Call

No, no, a thousand times no.

Haven't we had enough of this act? I've lost count of the times in the past that Brett Lorenzo Favre has "retired," only to watch the so-called gunslinger come riding triumphantly off the plains of Mississippi to the rescue of some desperate NFL team.

I've ignored countless reports about how this coach or that team executive had been granted an audience at the royal Favre estate for the privilege of trying to lure him off the tractor.

Frankly, no more. Besides, when last seen in uniform, he wasn't exactly setting the world on fire.

Let's just let Favre fade off into the Mississippi sunset.

jschuler@tribune.com

Give him, and it, a rest

Sam Farmer

Los Angeles Times

He should have come back. That way, he could have checked the Bears off his list and would have only needed to play for the Lions to hit for the cycle in the NFC North.

Actually, retirement is just right for Favre. Some people attach these mythical qualities to him, thinking he can step into any situation and succeed, no matter what the offensive system, or who makes up the supporting cast around him. Favre issued a statement saying he's enjoying his retirement and has no plans to return to football.

Considering his history of flip-flopping, it's fair to be skeptical of whatever he says on the topic. But now, we might just be able to believe him — and finally give it a rest.

sfarmer@tribune.com

Everyone loves a circus

Kevin Van Valkenburg

Baltimore Sun

There isn't any NFL team willing to beg Brett Favre long enough that he would come out of "retirement" yet again. The media circus he inspires would undermine any benefits, however meager, he'd offer. But if a team was desperate enough to do it, why shouldn't he? It's not like he has a dignified legacy to protect.