Thursday, February 28, 2008
At around 1pm, PFT and C-Mottram at TSB saw that Packers.com had a story up with the title "Breaking News: Favre to Retire". The story had no words, just a title and a photo, and it has since been taken down. But screengrabs exist, so let's go to the video tape, er photo.....
Well Wisconsin's WTJM just spoke with Packers PR and this is their response.....
A Packers spokesman tells Newsradio 620 WTMJ the posting should give fans no reason to believe it's actually going to happen.Hmm okay then. So it was just some dumbass that hit publish? Riiiight. Someone put ESPN on the clock and see how long it takes them to pick this up.
"There's nothing to it," says Packers Public Relations Director Jeff Blumb. He stated they prepare this story every year, just in case he does retire. Blumb also stated the team had the same story last year, and he chose to return.
Favre Could Maybe, Possibly Be Retiring (Again) (The Sporting Blog)
Favre Rumors Swirl; Packers: "Nothing To It" (WTMJ)