Originally created 04/09/06

Favre hasn't made choice



TUNICA, Miss. - There's only one sport Brett Favre definitively can say he's playing: Golf.

Football? Well, that's the big question the Green Bay Packers quarterback still can't answer.

He isn't sure if he wants to risk another losing season, and he wonders whether his team improved enough this off-season to justify returning.

"I'd like to say I think we are better, but I don't know if we are," Favre said Saturday at his charity golf tournament. "I don't make those decisions, never asked to. ... I know when we signed Reggie White (in 1993), we knew we were going to be better right away.

"We have to make a statement again" said the 36-year-old Favre - the NFL's only three-time MVP.

He insisted he has not made up his mind, is not withholding his decision and will notify the Packers once it is reached.

There was widespread speculation that time had arrived. Favre called a news conference, as he does every year, at the site of his golf tournament. A spokeswoman for his family said a "scoop" was expected.

Instead, Favre spent about 15 minutes discussing his indecision - and his golf.

"The fact that we're sitting here today at this press conference, to me, is a joke because I don't have anything to tell you," Favre said. "Somebody assumed that I would."

Favre is concerned about possibly ending his otherwise brilliant career with back-to-back losing seasons. Last year, he threw a career-high 29 interceptions and failed to throw for more than 20 touchdowns for only the second time since 1993, and the Packers finished 4-12 for their first losing season since he joined the team in 1992.

"When I left after the season, yeah, it was tough to be excited about football," Favre said. "But it's in my blood."