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Brett Favre has a giant grey beard and hulking muscles

Brett Favre muscles

Brett Favre has really cultivated a new look in retirement. We already knew he had been growing out a big beard, but who knew he was also working out like a madman?

A few people snapped pictures with Favre after meeting him at a conference in Orlando last week, and the former quarterback’s new look was evident.

Favre’s huge gray beard is even larger, bushier, and whiter, and he also is ripped like the incredible hulk. Dude has a giant vein going up his left forearm, almost like a piece of barbed wire embedded in his skin. His biceps look pretty massive too.

Goobye Brett Favre, hello Paul Bunyan.

Brett Favre rocking amazing gray beard

Brett Favre beard

What does Brett Favre look like these days? A guy who is loving retirement.

Favre is now 44 and he appeared on NFL Network’s pregame coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII. Boy, was it great to see his mug on TV again, breaking down the game, talking about his experiences and sharing stories.

The ‘Ol Gunslinger is a grandfather these days and looks like it. His hair is long and he’s grown out his beard, which has a ton of gray. He really looks like that rugged outdoorsman, just like the kind of character he portrays in his Wrangler jeans commercials.

Favre is pulling for the Seattle Seahawks because he’s so close with their offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell, but he said he thinks the Denver Broncos are going to be tough to beat. Then again, maybe we shouldn’t get too carried away with his prediction; Favre admitted he finished last in his fantasy football league, so his predictions aren’t always the best.

Brett Favre looking like grizzled old man calling plays for high school team

Is it just me, or did Brett Favre just age about 20 years?

Photographer Matt Bush snapped this great shot of Favre calling plays for Oak Grove High School, where he is an offensive coordinator. Oak Grove defeated Tupelo 14-7 on Friday to win the Mississippi 6A state championship.

Look at Favre with his headset and game face on. Long graying hair and beard, but still well groomed. He looks like he skipped his 40s and dived straight in to the 50s. But you know what? Favre is a boss and still looks like the man.

It’s pretty cool too that he’s still helping out a local Mississippi high school. He said in an interview that he has to resist how much he shares with his players because he’s so knowledgeable about the game and doesn’t want to overload them. Man, how awesome would it be to have the ol’ gunslinger as your high school coach?

Here’s another great photo of him celebrating after the win:

Brett Favre suffering from ‘scary’ memory loss

Brett FavreBrett Favre played 20 years in the NFL, made 298 starts, and threw 10,169 passes during his career. He played until he was 41, took 525 career sacks, and was hit countless more times. It sounds like all the years of playing professional football have taken their toll on the former MVP quarterback.

Favre joined The Sports Reporters with Andy Pollin on Sports Talk 570 in Washington on Thursday to talk about the rumor that the St. Louis Rams were interested in signing him. During the interview, Favre revealed that he has suffered from scary memory loss that he believes is related to concussions.

“I don’t remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one summer,” he said. “I don’t remember that. I got a pretty good memory, and I have a tendency like we all do to say, ‘Where are my glasses?’ and they’re on your head. This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn’t remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think. I remember her playing basketball, I remember her playing volleyball, so I kind of think maybe she only played a game or two. I think she played eight. So that’s a little bit scary to me. For the first time in 44 years, that put a little fear in me.”

Favre also said in the interview that agent Bus Cook exaggerated slightly last month when he described the type of conditioning and working out the quarterback has been doing. But Favre did say he is in the best everyday shape of his life and dropped about 25 pounds.

Favre says he thinks a few teams have inquired about his availability but it’s come to the point that Cook doesn’t really even ask if he has interest in returning to a team. He also thinks the Rams had interest in him because he is familiar with the offense Brian Schottenheimer runs.

For someone who captured headlines and was the talk of the league for multiple years, Favre has gone away from the game pretty silently. He says he enjoys spending the time with his family now.

As for the memory loss, I’m sure many people feel this way as they age. But the way Favre described it, he sounded pretty serious about the problems. He also expressed concern about the studies that have shown how players suffer after their career end.

H/T USA Today

Brett Favre reportedly turned down offer from St. Louis Rams

brett-favre-vikingsBrett Favre has not played in the NFL since he was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2010. Apparently that did not stop the St. Louis Rams from thinking the Ole Gunslinger can still get it done.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Rams reached out to Favre on Sunday night after Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury in a loss to the Carolina Panthers. The 44-year-old declined.

There were initially rumors that the Rams were interested in Tim Tebow, though that clearly was not the case as I’m sure Tebow would have been more than willing to sign with St. Louis.

During a radio interview on Thursday morning, Favre confirmed there was interest but said there’s “no way in hell” he’s making another comeback.

“It’s flattering, but there’s no way in hell I’m going to do that,” he told SportsTalk, via the Washington Post. I can honestly sit here and say I don’t go ‘I want to do that’ or ‘I feel like I could do that better.’ I leave that up to other people. I think if anything the last year I played was an obvious, writing-on-the-wall vision for you, if you will. It was time.”

So what’s more surprising, the fact that the Rams were reportedly willing to take a chance on a 44-year-old quarterback who hasn’t played in three years, or the fact that Favre turned them down? He’s only come out of retirement, what, 13 times? The Rams’ front office must have taken what Favre’s agent said recently a bit too seriously. I think he was just trying to compliment his client.

Brett Favre’s fantasy football quarterback is … Aaron Rodgers

Brett-Favre-Aaron-RodgersGreen Bay Packers legend Brett Favre and heir to the throne Aaron Rodgers may have a fairly awkward relationship, but Favre is a retiree now. He no longer plays football on Sundays, unless he’s slinging the pigskin with some buddies in his Wrangler jeans. Instead, Favre plays fantasy football like the rest of us. And you’ll never guess who his starting quarterback is.

During an interview on NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning” on Sunday, Favre revealed that he has a rooting interest in Rodgers and his old team this season.

“It is true. And I have 27 minutes left to set my team,” Favre said. “Aaron is my quarterback. And he’s usually guaranteed to get me about 30 points. First week I think he got me about 45. … He’s been good.”

Favre added that his wife’s team has been killing his this season, as he has dealt with injuries to players like New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola. Hopefully the health of his team didn’t get any worse with all the significant injuries like Arian Foster, Doug Martin and Reggie Wayne that took place over the weekend.

Maybe that explains why Favre recently admitted he was at fault for the ugly ending to his tenure in Green Bay. Did he have an early fantasy draft and already have Rodgers on his squad at that point? Favre also later said he believes Rodgers will shatter all of his team records, which could have been fantasy football wishful thinking. Now it all makes sense.

Brett Favre could still play today, agent Bus Cook says

brett-favre-vikingsBrett Favre will be turning 44 next month and has enough gray hair to kill it in a “Just for Men” commercial. The Ole Gunslinger has not taken an NFL snap since he was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2010. Despite that, Favre’s agent Bus Cook believes the Green Bay Packers legend could still play in the NFL.

“Today, he could play today,” Cook said Monday night, via AL.com’s Tommy Hicks. “I saw him the other day. He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, physically.

“His arms look like a blacksmith’s arms. He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day. He runs four or five miles a day. He’s coaching at the high school and they’re undefeated. He loves it. His body fat is 7.5 percent and he weighs 225 pounds. He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.”

Maybe Favre has seen what’s going on with teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars, because it sounds like his agent is trying to sell a product. He could probably play better than a couple current NFL quarterbacks based on experience alone, but it’s ridiculous to think that Favre could be in his best shape of his career. He’s pretty much an old man.

Cook went on to talk about Favre’s passion for football and how he never played for money. He’s obviously just proud of his most famous client, but Favre’s NFL days are over. His next moment of glory will come when he has his jersey retired a Lambeau Field, which sounds like it could be coming sooner rather than later.