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Favre came back for wrong reasons

Veteran NFL superstars unhappy with their longtime teams should take heed from the lesson of Brett Favre's final season: Spite can take you only so far, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: February 11, 2009
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Brett Favre's short-lived stay in New York should serve as a cautionary tale for all those future superstars who find themselves unwanted by their teams in the latter stages of their careers. They can continue playing if they feel their skills haven't declined immensely. They can continue playing if their passion for the game hasn't eroded. What they can't do is what Favre basically did, which is to continue playing because spite convinces you this is a good idea.

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