Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Favre Still Playing Games, But Not on Vikings Practice Field

By Jon Saraceno, USA TODAY

Brett Favre believed it was over — finally — six months ago.

No more wondering.

No more offseason waffling.

No more skewering from the pundits.

Yes, the old, gray Viking was tired of being on the horns of a dilemma.

"I can remember walking off that podium with (wife) Deanna and my family thinking, 'I'm done,' " the Minnesota quarterback tells USA TODAY. "I mean, my heart … it was broken."

The New Orleans Saints had just administered a physical and psychological beating to the NFL's all-time passing leader who refused to submit. The Vikings' crushing 31-28 overtime defeat in the NFC championship game, where Favre whipped an interception in the closing seconds of regulation, left him with a swollen ankle and a severe thigh bruise the color of eggplant.

"People can talk about the ankle and my thigh and all that stuff, but those will mend. I just said, 'I can't take this. It's just too hard to digest."

Read More Here on the Continuing Favre Saga

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