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Brett Favre Retires

Brett Favre
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Brett Favre, Star quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings announced his retirement on Sunday, January 2nd.  Even though throughout his 325 career games with the Packers, Jets and Vikings, a total of 21,208,946 fans paid to watch him throw a pass in person, according to STATS LLC. That’s more than the populations of New York, London and Los Angeles combined.

His final season was filled with turnovers and oddities – the final play of Favre’s career will apparently be a jarring sack by the Bears on a rock-hard college football field. On the same day players across the league were clearing out their lockers for the year, Favre was sued by two massage therapists who say they lost their jobs with the Jets after complaining about those text messages from the famous quarterback.

The Washington Post summed up his career and hinted that perhaps he is not completely out of the game, but just sitting back and letting the dust settle.

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