"Krusty, why now? Why not 20 years ago?"
From Pro Football Talk (KSK's emphasis added):
The early indications based on our discussions with league sources are that Favre will announce his retirement from the NFL at a Wednesday press conference [scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET]... here's what we know -- a response from one member of the organization to a direct question regarding whether Favre is calling it quits today did not have the "No way in hell!" or "I'm looking into this right now!" quality that would be expected upon hearing that The Franchise is walking away in the middle of training camp.Oh man, this could totally fuck up Peter King's fantasy league.
Phew, with the Peter King joke out of the way, I can rest easy. I'm not going to make a hurricane joke, I'm not going to make a painkiller joke, I'm not going to make a "Brett Favre just loves to play football!" joke. After the five-month "Will he or won't he?" cocktease that nobody cared about but was relentlessly jammed down our throats by the media, I, for one, refuse to give a shit.
But hear this now: If the rumor is true, and the Legendary Brett Favre repays his offensive line's recent incompetence by hanging the Packers out to dry in the middle of the preseason, check back here tomorrow for what we expect to be the single greatest thing Big Daddy Drew has ever written.
UPDATE: Motherfucker. Apparently it's just a standard media something-or-other. Damn you, Brett Favre! Shit or get off the pot, man! When will this nightmarish media merry-go-round end???
UPDATE from Drew: Fuck you, PFT. You West Virginia cockteases. This is not the morning you want to fuck with me. I hope Koren Robinson dates your daughters.