http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football ... ires_N.htm
The Brett Favre era is over.
The man who has been the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback for all but three games of the last 16 seasons, the only quarterback an entire generation of Packers fans has known, is retiring.
The Packers officially announced Favre's retirement Tuesday morning.
"Brett Favre has informed us of his intention to retire from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL," general manager Ted Thompson said in a statement. "He has had one of the greatest careers in the history of the National Football League, and he is able to walk away from the game on his own terms — not many players are able to do that.
"The Packers owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude. He has given Packers fans 16 years of wonderful memories, a Super Bowl championship among them, that will live on forever. Brett's many accomplishments on the field are legendary. He leaves the game holding virtually every career passing record, plus his consecutive starts streak, which may never be duplicated.
"The uniqueness of Brett Favre— his personality, charisma and love of the game — undoubtedly will leave him as one of the enduring figures in NFL history."
I've never been a big Packers fan.. or a football fan for that matter.. but it was good to see a guy who honestly liked playing the game and wasn't in it purely for the money.