God is this ever getting annoying.
Brett Favre's retirement is once again the subject of speculation. It seems Favre was planning on playing in the 19th annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe on July 11-13. But guess what? His representatives sent an e-mail to NBC officials late Friday that said he was "probably not coming" due to a scheduling conflict.
A scheduling conflict? This guy hasn't been doing anything except making Wrangler jeans commercials.
And hey, look at this. His official website says he's free all summer. So why is Favre skipping the event? Because training camp starts only two weeks later.
Look, let's just be honest here. There's been no news that he ever filed his retirement papers, he told his hometown newspaper he might come back, he basically told Letterman the same thing as well, and old teammates of his swear he's coming back.
Just say it with me now people: Brett Favre is going to play this year.
Now, I like Favre. Have always thought he's an exciting player and there's no question he's a Hall of Famer. But this is just totally and utterly classless. Just say you're coming back.
Not only are you keeping your team on edge, but you're also causing Aaron Rodgers to wake up in a cold sweat every night.
If anyone else in the NFL aside from Peyton and Brady did this - like T.O., Chad Johnson, Tony Romo, David Garrard, Pacman, Ben Roethlisberger - they'd be KILLED by the press.
Instead, Favre can do no wrong, even though he's currently doing everything wrong.
At this point, I'd almost like to see him come back, just so I can see him throw another season ending pick. He sure as hell deserves it.
[HT: Deadspin for Favre's official site]