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Well just a week and a half now -- the NFL finally kicks off another season in ten days.
The defending Super Bowl champs the new Wallace saints -- that led by Drew Brees.
-- to host their opponents from last year's NFC championship game -- Minnesota Vikings led by the man who just can't seem to figure out how to retire.
Brett Favre -- -- not a talk all things NFL football the man who needs no introduction the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway.
Good to see -- Leo thank you for comment that.
I assume my man he's from Mississippi love the guy but every year I mean it is a perfectly constructed media talk about me look at me thing is of the.
He's done a good job.
There's no question about -- today it's a hard the hardest thing to do -- walk away from the game of football because that is you know especially when it's part of your life is like in my case and his -- -- did your whole unit.
Your whole life it's always difficult to walk away from but.
You know I did you know and it a lot of time at the end of the year you wanna quit that and every year because it couldn't hurt -- -- it hurts it on tape -- getaway if the game a little bit and -- up and a couple months and you start Kennedy's again so.
-- -- -- the thing is about that whole situation is that the vikings still wanted to play and anytime you gotta get it.
Played as well Britain did last year and yet -- -- wanting to play it's hard for him to walk away.
Well I and you talked about this a million times since 98 but you made the decision quickly and that was it and you were done.
And then you owned all of Denver and on every billboard everywhere and an -- hero -- every man woman and child in the Rocky Mountains.
And I you know I hope but doesn't affect his his legacy but I think it's -- I think when people remember Brett Favre they're gonna think about the fact that he -- you know retired.
And I'm retired six or seven different time but in my situation night you know what we'd want to symbols in -- -- at the at the FC PA and I was 38 years -- -- about my violent break it down it was a perfect situation for me to write off -- -- the -- and now imagine having to play eighteen -- I can't believe that that is going to be you know sixteen was hard enough and then if you look at a full playoff schedule -- especially if you're wild card.
Like we were 97.
You know you play in 1920 football games not counting pre season so -- 23 total so.
Eighteen lacked football games is going to be a lot that you wonder if the players you won't really pushed back -- -- I mean it looks like they'll talk show they will but I think going into this collective -- agreement next year in the talks -- in the next year that they're gonna have to there's going to be some give that to be some give and take on both sides so that may be where.
The players give as it is -- those additional.
-- -- One of the other things that they're talking about a lot now in the NFL -- concussions.
And it's Detroit's come up and talked about it and and a lot of people are concerned that people getting screwed up long term.
You know I think it's it's I'm glad they're -- what -- do on led the league is doing what they're doing because there has to be any time we have guys that are that big and that fast moving that fast they're running into each other -- heads.
There's gotta be some some common of the brain Simon I think it's good that there.
They're looking at it and so hopefully that they can and a little bit but I don't care how good -- is anytime somebody that big and that fast it's -- -- can -- some of the brain.
Have you spent a lot of time in New York City around the end of January 1 to favor I have not they're considering playing a big football game here around that time that's it's a little -- Israel it is a little chilly night I get to do -- -- scanner might get a lot done if you think about when you think about -- you look at playoffs.
Most those games are in football weather would feel cold and rain layoffs -- -- in playoffs and so.
I think it's great from New York I think it's great for the NFL especially with the new stadium here that they'll -- coming -- playing here and hopefully.
One of those one of those days that they get is a good day and in the beginning of have February but I I think it's good for the game.
I know it's going to be fun around here exit for the gridlock that made and it may be tough for the fans to have set -- that cold weather for this.
We'll survive a physical than Liberty -- A went it went when you look back on things.
Is there any thought in your mind and I might have I mean I think the last year what 98 -- through for like 2800 yards and one Super Bowl.
I mean it is there did you ever for a moment say damn -- had done that for the while.
I want it to.
You know how I you know I still have -- to plan and it's written up fifty years old and maybe that's far I mean I don't you know because he keeps coming back and they still have dreams about it but I.
I always wanted to but I knew was right time for me as far as -- you know with the with the legacy I want to leave the things that I dent in the game football and really I.
I've done everything I want to do what I wanna be world champ than we did it wants -- would do it again -- was the MVP and and you know I would rate a move on even though would second play football -- seventies but you know it was just the right time so.
But you always think that you wanna play -- think he can't play that's the thing.
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