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After so much summer heat, a much-needed thaw in Green Bay

Updated: August 3, 2008, 11:48 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

"Sixteen years after Brett Favre came to the Packers, he is returning for a 17th season."

And with that, Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy acknowledged Sunday that Favre, with a considerable assist from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, had outflanked the franchise and its efforts to keep the quarterback retired for good.

If Favre's audacious decision to report to team headquarters had been about money -- about Favre, his family and his agent trying to wring a few million ...

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