Found February 06, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: Brett Favre
TEAMS: Minnesota Vikings
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Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre made an appearance on 1340 The Fan in Lubbock with Jack Dale’s Sportsline with Steve Dale to talk about how retirement life has been treating him.

Favre has been enjoying retirement and didn’t start missing the game of football until the playoffs rolled around.

“I do. This’ll be my first year removed from playing,” said Favre. “I get the question all the time: Do you miss it? I really, in all honesty, have not, but once the playoffs came around, especially [last] week, and in year’s past as well, this is kind of the time the juices get flowing again. Even in past years, when I wasn’t in the Super Bowl, I wished I was. This week was really no different than in year’s past, but as far as the regular season went, I didn’t miss it a bit. … It kind of started out for me, in my career, when we got to play on a primetime setting … that was kind of the start to the Super Bowl lead-up. Just being the only show in town was a big thing for me.”

Favre admits that retiring this time was a lot easier then the previous three or four times.

“It went a lot smoother than the previous three or four years,” Favre said.  “At the end of last season, I’d said in year’s past that I knew. I really knew this time. I got beat up a little bit physically, but I still felt like I could still do it, but I just felt like it was time. … In my situation, unlike some players who retire because they have no choice, either teams don’t want them or injuries have caused them to retire and they just can’t do it, for me, I really had never thought I would give out mentally before I gave out physically, but I think that was the case. Mentally, I was just burned out. This season, being removed and having a bird’s eye view but not being involved was eye-opening because I didn’t miss it a bit.”

The good news is that it sounds like Favre doesn’t plan on staging any type of comebacks.

Thanks to SportsRadioInterviews.com for the quotes.

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