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Another summer, another Brett Favre story.

The future NFL Hall of Famer, former Southern Miss star and current Hattiesburg resident appears on the cover of a special, double edition of Sports Illustrated, which hit newsstands Tuesday. The magazine features interviews with some of the top athletes from years past.

Favre, who retired from the NFL in 2010, was a regular headliner toward the end of his career and still finds the spotlight from time to time even in retirement.

In his most recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Favre said he believes he could still play in the NFL. But he quickly added he's not even considering it.

"I think I could play," he said. "As far as throwing, of course. I could make all the throws I made before ... We're not trying to start some he's-coming-out-of-retirement deal ... But I could play."

The 45-year-old, whose retirement from the Green Bay Packers — the team he led to a Super Bowl victory in 1997 — was less than cordial, believes things would've played out differently if he would have taken a little more time to come to a decision.

"Had I (done that), I would have come back and played (with the Packers)," he said. "The drama would have been avoided."

A number of other subjects were addressed during Favre's interview with Sports Illustrated, including his role at Oak Grove, where he was the offensive coordinator during the 2013 season.

"I'll go up to the high school and help out occasionally," he said. "I'll throw with them or something, or we'll work on different stuff. When I pick up a ball, I'm thinking I'm right back in the Super Bowl. I can throw it 50 yards as well as anyone. But it used to be 80.

"I just want to hide on my property (in Lamar County) and not do anything."

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