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To Kurt Warner on his big day

On behalf of the entire NFC North, I’d like to congratulate Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner on his retirement.

Kurt, we’ll miss your appearances at mini-camp and organized training activities. Your move to the “Reserve-retired” list will be emotional and sudden.

We in the Black and Blue division fully understand that you can’t fathom the thought of playing another season. Alas, it will be a long six months until the itch returns.

Retirement, as we here in the NFC North know it, is a blessing and a curse. Enjoy it -- and we’ll see you in August.