DISCLAIMER: I am not a huge football fan. I barely know the rules of the game. The only reason I follow the game AT ALL is because I like the Bears. And my boyfriend is a HUGE football nut, so I have no choice BUT to watch.
So I'm going to approach this from a very common sense point of view.
That being said...
Brett. What are you doing? You can't retire and then decide months later, "Oh, just kidding, I really didn't wanna retire, I was forced into it!! I wasn't 100% committed then but I am now!!"
Nice to know you think a team should pay you millions of dollars a year to half ass your job, then get angry when you say you aren't committed and they move on.
"I wasn't committed to retirement."
It's also nice to know that we can officially add "retirement", along with "child-rearing" and "AA support groups" to the list of things you apparently don't need to commit to. Looks like we have the Jay-Z of football on our hands.
And while we're on the subject, Brett Favre seems to have a commitment problem. I wonder how that made his past girlfriends feel?
Brett either wants to return as a starter or be released so that he can look for playing opportunities elsewhere. But he also says in his interview that he can't envision being anything but a Packer. Hmmm.
The Packers said, "Nuh-uh," and for good reason. If Brian Urlacher decided to retire from the Bears and then wanted to play the game again, I wouldn't want him on another team's defense. That's like...traitor...ism.
Here is video of the first part of the interview, and there will be a second part airing today on Fox News.
I can't really do much else to comment on this because I'm only really interested in football when the Bears are winning. Oh, and watching the draft was pretty cool too just to see all the guys get all worked up over everything.
But all of the football fans out there who come across this, feel free to comment.