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Tearful Favre makes it clear he's officially retired: 'It's over'

Updated: March 6, 2008, 10:58 PM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Sitting by himself on an airplane ride up to Green Bay on Thursday morning, Brett Favre struggled to find a sincere and graceful way to say he was finished with football.

In the end, his tears told the story.

"I know I can play but I don't think I want to," Favre said, choking with emotion in a news conference at Lambeau Field two days after he announced his retirement. "It's been a great career for me, but it's over."

Wearing an untucked collared shirt, blue ...

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