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Brett Favre: Ditching retirement for the Vikings
Will the quarterback's latest comeback be good for him? And his new team?
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rett Favre can't seem to make up his mind, said Judy Battista in The New York Times. For the second time in two years, the 39-year-old star quarterback has "announced he was retired, only to reverse course soon after." After missing most of preseason training playing cat-and-mouse with the Minnesota Vikings, Favre has signed a deal to play for the National Football League team this season (watch a news report on Favre's arrival in Minnesota).

Favre's act is becoming "an annual part of the football summer," said Gary Myers in the New York Daily News, but I'm tired of it. "In a way, I also feel sorry for him, not that he needs anybody's pity as he's about to make a reported $10 million to $12 million. He just can't let go of football and get on with his life."

The latest Brett Favre comeback "will be great theater," said Clifton Brown in Sporting News, especially since the Vikings have two games this season against his old team, the Green Bay Packers. "But for the Vikings, the bigger question is whether Favre will play great football, good enough to help Minnesota go farther than last year. At Favre's age, after reporting late and conflicted about whether he should return, the odds are against it."

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