Worst (Un)Retirements in Sports

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2009 9:09 AM CDT
Worst (Un)Retirements in Sports
New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre, left, throws an incomplete pass as he is hit by Miami Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

With Brett Favre mulling yet another unretirement, Will Leitch of New York magazine looks back on the worst unretirements in sports history. They range from cringe-worthy to incomparably cringe-worthy:

  • Ricky Williams: How many drug tests can one man fail?
  • Lance Armstrong: "It’s difficult to come up with a better final chapter than winning your seventh Tour after overcoming cancer and thoroughly infuriating the French by evading all their attempts to bust you as a drug cheat."

  • Ryne Sandberg: Returned to the Cubs in 1996 saying he had “unfinished business.” It remained unfinished: he batted .244.
  • Michael Jordan: "Jordan’s decision to come back and play for the Washington Wizards was a disaster for anyone who didn’t get a cut of Wizards jersey sales."
  • Brett Favre: ‘Nuff said...
To see the complete list, click the link below.
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