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Brett Favre Retiring, Probably For Real This Time

Former Atlanta Falcons QB Brett Favre has turned in retirement paperwork, with no indications that he'll attempt to unretire as is custom. Favre finished the season with a spate of injuries that were hard to watch even for the fan totally unreceptive to his charms, including injuries to his ankle, shoulder, chest, and head.  

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Drafted by the Falcons in 1991, Favre played one season here, almost all of it spent backing up Chris Miller, who was actually pretty good at the time. He was traded away for a puddle of raisins and went on to set like every career record a quarterback could set, win a Super Bowl, be named MVP three years in a row, and SMS photographs of his genitals to colleagues and the world.

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↵↵ Quarterback Brett Favre and head coach Jerry Glanville of the Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Perry McIntyre/Getty Images)

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Favre will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in five years, joining Eric Dickerson and Tommy McDonald (and maybe Chris Doleman) as Hall of Famers who would've made it in even without their time in Atlanta. For some time Deion Sanders will remain the sole Falcons Hall of Famer whom we should actually claim, once he makes it in.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.