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Retire or dont...why fake it????

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:21 AM in Water Cooler
Ok I don't get it...Why do professional sports players think they have to go throught the dramatic teary announcement that they are retiring and then when the season is about to start again, they change their minds and want to play again???? :?

I don't understand...why not just stay in and play?

Brett Favre is just the latest in the long list of athletes that have done this....

Who can tell me why why why??? Not that I care if Brett is back..he's easy on the eyes!! ;)


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,834
    I can't give any professional credence to why they do what they do, but I just feel that those that retire are really not ready to do so. The thrill of the sport, the excitement, the rush they get from participating is so great, it is almost impossible to give up.
    You are right, there have been endless numbers of professional athletes that make their teary farewells, thank their fans, etc and a few short months later they are trying to come back.
    Is it for the money? I sure would hope not, because except for the dumb, they should have find ways to manage their million dollar incomes.

    On a more personal note, when I 'retired' from sports, it was because I realized that I could no longer perform at the level that I wanted to. I didnt look back because I knew time was time. Many professionals retire now maybe at the call of their agents, their families, etc. Who knows?
    But are they really ready to call it quits? My take is that once you have the guts to make the call to call it quits, then stand by that decision. Thats probably not much different than some people can say.... I have a spinal problem, I dont have a spinal problem, I have a spinal problem, etc... It is what it is and that nees to be accepted.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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