American football fans will know of Brett Favre. He is the former Packer (and Jet and Viking) quarterback who kept saying he was retiring, yet kept coming back.
In Washington D.C., (summer 2009) everyone was teasing me. I was being called the "Brett Favre of bridge."
I was scheduled to "retire" from top-level competition with the 2009 Grand National Teams. I had no intention of playing in the premier event--the Spingold.