I used to have a recurring dream I was behind Brett Favre at a fast food drive through and after he was done getting his food he would start to drive out, but kept backing up for one more item over and over again.
Seriously, that whole retiring-unretiring thing wore me out with him. You can say ESPN exasperated the situation with the helicopter escort to the "signing" and so on, but Favre was digging the attention to a major fault.
Having said that I did enjoy the article and found that maybe I did need to be reminded that his greatness was, at least in part, due to the fact that he genuinely loved to play the game. That isn't always the case, even with the best of them.