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World Breathes Slightly Easier (And It's Not Because Of Painkillers)

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Our long national nightmare is over, everyone: Brett Favre has confirmed he will return for a final season with the Packers. We will all of course remember where we were today, when we narrowly averted a monstrosity from which we might never have recovered.

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Favre is still remaining mum on Chris Mortensen's report, because calling a press conference would deny him the opportunity to milk this for another 24 hours, at least.

We obviously welcome Favre back to the NFL for one last go-around, affording him the chance to make his final run at a storied, once-thought-unbreakable record. He needs 22 interceptions to tie George Blanda's record. A fevered, courageous competitor like Favre will surely ride off into the sunset with that glory clearly accomplished.

By the way, Favre's "final" game will be at Soldier Field on New Years Eve, and his "final" home game will be against the Vikings on the NFL Network. If anyone can wax all historic-like for his final time at Lambeau, we gotta think Bryant Gumble's the right guy for the job.

Favre To Return In 2006 [ESPN]
Brett Favre Is An Even Better Man Than You Think [Deadspin]