One of the most common occurrences associated with great pro athletes is restlessness after their playing days are over. Having spent most of their youth fixated on one particular sport and basking in all of the adorations from fans, it can be difficult to let go. Future Hall Of Famer Brett Favre is a perfect example of such. Favre came out of retirement a handful of times at the tail end of his career, finally calling it quits in 2010.
Unlike many greats who have transitioned over to coaching or broadcasting, number 4 has remained very reclusive. Until yesterday when he came out of seclusion to congratulate Denver Bronco‘s QB Peyton Manning on breaking his 71,838 regular season passing yard mark. Odd though is the manner in which Favre went about it. Draped in camo gear and in a tree stand, he appeared very stoic in nature.
Peyton, I’m in a tree stand. Yeah, you’ve interrupted me again. I’m very happy for you. Congrats. But now you have to take them all away. Good luck, man. You’re the best.
Manning reached the milestone in the first quarter of Denver’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, but was benched (yes, benched) later on in the 3rd quarter after throwing multiple interceptions and logging a 0 passer rating. Often mentioned in the discussion for greatest quarterbacks of all-time, Manning has obviously lost a step. Could Favre be trolling or is he being sincere?