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Postby Ian on Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:22 pm

There are a lot of sad people in Wisconsin right now.

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.
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Postby SithTracy on Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:53 pm

As a Chicago Bear fan, that is good news, but truth be told, I liked that guy. I dreaded the two games a year the Bears played the Packers, because more often that meant a Bear loss.

The guy loved the game, I think he would have played for free. I did not have much of a choice on Sunday living in WI... plus I married a Packer fan... He was certainly a please to watch. I was at one of his early games at the old County Stadium... glad to have seen him play in person just once. He is a great one... as a Hockey fan, it was like seeing Wayne Gretsky, Mario Lemieux, Mark Messier... as a baseball fan it was like seeing Lou Brock, Bruce Sutter, Carlton Fisk... In football, he is like Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Mike Singletary... great players with class and passion.

I'm gonna miss watching him on Sunday this fall... It does give a Bear fan a little more hope... but very little.
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Postby LoneWolf on Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:52 pm

SithTracy wrote:As a Chicago Bear fan, that is good news, but truth be told, I liked that guy. I dreaded the two games a year the Bears played the Packers, because more often that meant a Bear loss.

The guy loved the game, I think he would have played for free. I did not have much of a choice on Sunday living in WI... plus I married a Packer fan... He was certainly a please to watch. I was at one of his early games at the old County Stadium... glad to have seen him play in person just once. He is a great one... as a Hockey fan, it was like seeing Wayne Gretsky, Mario Lemieux, Mark Messier... as a baseball fan it was like seeing Lou Brock, Bruce Sutter, Carlton Fisk... In football, he is like Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Mike Singletary... great players with class and passion.

I'm gonna miss watching him on Sunday this fall... It does give a Bear fan a little more hope... but very little.


Yeah, I really identified his retirement in the same way as Walter Payton too. Payton personified class in the NFL during his time, and so did Favre.
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Postby SithTracy on Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:17 pm

LoneWolf wrote:Yeah, I really identified his retirement in the same way as Walter Payton too. Payton personified class in the NFL during his time, and so did Favre.


And you know, it's kinda sad, those charismatic players/role models for our kids are so few these days. I kinda think the last one just hung up his cleats.

Additionally, I just listed players I had the opportunity to see them perform with my own eyes at an event... there were more. Jerry Rice springs to mind... the talented wide receivers today are punks (i.e. Randy Moss, Terrell Owens).
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