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NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Heard the announcement this morning on Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3276034

So, if he doesn't change his mind, we're seeing the end of the line of one of the all-time great QB's to ever play the game. Shame his last pass was a duck that sent the Pack home, but there's no arguing with his numbers nor his passion for the game.

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Maybe now he won't be skipping out on all the family reunions...  Angry

He's only showed up maybe once, and that was in 1995. Then again, I can't complain.. I haven't gone lately either since my great-grandmother passed on.


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

I just heard the news as well..

Good luck to Mr. Favre and his family ...he has earned his retirement for sure. Thanks for all the great football over the years ! .



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1522 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Shame his last pass was a duck that sent the Pack home,

Sometimes it just works out that way. How about the famous photograph of YA Tittle, or Steve Young's last pass attempt. Better to go out after a great season than to go out like Broadway Joe or Johnny U.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6865 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

As arguably the biggest Packers fan on this site and perhaps in the world, I can tell you that it is rather bittersweet to see him retire. I’ve quite literally seen all but a handful of snaps he’s taken in a Green Bay uniform and will miss him. I didn’t think he would retire quite frankly.

Ron Wolf orchestrated the organization’s resurgence with Bob Harlan, and along with Reggie White and Mike Holmgren, Favre is one of the key reasons GB had its Renaissance. His impact culturally can never be fully overstated in terms of how he endeared himself to the fans, to the entire game of football, his consecutive games started streak, his amazing attitude, and humility.

With that said, there is also sadly a condition that exists among Favre acolytes that hasn’t been able to intellectually objectively evaluate his performances over the past several seasons. Until this immediate past year, he had largely been a total loose cannon, undisciplined veteran with no coaching (Thanks Sherman) since Holmy left town. Favre, contrary to popular belief, disappeared if not shot the team in the foot in big games when they most needed him since 2001. It wasn’t until Ted Thompson took over, drafted a young team, and McCarthy came and demanded Favre get onboard with playing more under control that they resurged.

But it’s a young man’s game. Aaron Rodgers is capable I believe, and he’s had several years to master the offense. I’m worried about his injury-prone history now, but compared to Favre, NO ONE will meet that expectation EVER again.

One thing is for certain, in the pantheon of all-time great football players, Brett Favre now joins the near dozens of other Packers in Canton and will assume his place in the legends of the game. Godspeed Brett and thank you.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

I was actually a bit surprised to hear that he's hanging it up. I thought he still had a good year or two ahead of him, especially after how well he did this year. No doubt that he's in the Hall of Fame, I hope he enjoys his retirement.

User currently offlineMKE717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Well I for one am stunned in disbelief. I was like 90% sure that was he going to come back after they lost that game to the Giants. Its obvious he can still play and I don't know where this "The Packers didn't want Favre back" came from either. I just hope he somehow miraculously changes his mind because it would really suck to have his last pass be an interception.


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

He was a great player and a greater guy. I am not too sad to see him leave-being in the NFC and all  Wink

Too bad, he never won in Dallas  Smile



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26605 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Sad, sad news. I was initially not much of a Favre fan, as the Pack's calculated domination under Holmgren kind of rubbed me the wrong way. It wasn't until I saw Favre become an elder statesman who kept a team without much talent respectable by will and hard work that I realized what a great he was. This is a huge loss to the league.

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 7):

Too bad, he never won in Dallas

So, where is Tony Romo taking his next vacation?  Silly



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Despite being a diehard Bears fan, I am also a Packers fan because a good chunk of my family is from Green Bay and it was kind of forced up me...

I am so glad I have had the pleasure to see Brett Favre play more than a few times, as recently as this past December 23 in Chicago. I also had the chance to meet him once in Green Bay. He is truly one amazing QB, and one heck of a guy - one of the nicest I have ever had the pleasure to meet, celebrity or not. I'll miss watching him just enjoy the game, and I cant wait to visit the NFL Hall of Fame on the first day he is inducted. And my favorite Brett Favre moment is and always will be the game he played just after his Dad died...wow...amazing.

Now lets see what Aaron can do at QB...maybe the Bears will have a shot at the NFC North this year  Wink Probably not...


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1424 times:



Quoting SW733 (Reply 9):
Now lets see what Aaron can do at QB...maybe the Bears will have a shot at the NFC North this year Probably not...

Could be like 2005, bunch of strange last second interceptions and touchdowns, and they went 11-5, not 5-11 like they should have.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6865 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1410 times:



Quoting SW733 (Reply 9):
Despite being a diehard Bears fan, I am also a Packers fan because a good chunk of my family is from Green Bay and it was kind of forced up me...

Those two are indeed mutually exclusive.  Smile


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1381 times:



Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 1):

He's only showed up maybe once, and that was in 1995. Then again, I can't complain.. I haven't gone lately either since my great-grandmother passed on.

Are you two related?

If Brett feels that is the best decision, then it is. No one knows better than himself and I think it is a great idea. What is his next move?

Kinghunter



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User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1377 times:



Quoting SW733 (Reply 9):
Now lets see what Aaron can do at QB...maybe the Bears will have a shot at the NFC North this year Probably not...

Favre or no Favre, I still think the Packers will be of the better teams in the division. I mean come on, every off season there's talk of the Lions being a surprise team and look at where that goes each year. The Bears are in decline, and until the Vikings get a decent QB they ain't goin to far either.



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User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

 Sad

I hope he changes his mind and returns for one last season.. The NFL will not be the same without Favre. Such presence on the field. Amazing.

I was sure he'd go for one more season. Damn. I only missed two Packers games last season. What a season!

There's no one like Brett Favre. No doubt he deserves to retire now. That doesn't change the fact that I'd want to see him play for one more season Big grin

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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1372 times:



Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 1):

He's only showed up maybe once, and that was in 1995. Then again, I can't complain.. I haven't gone lately either since my great-grandmother passed on.

Are you two related?

If Brett feels that is the best decision, then it is. No one knows better than himself and I think it is a great idea. What is his next move?

Kinghunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1352 times:



Quoting Slider (Reply 11):
Those two are indeed mutually exclusive

I hate the Vikings with a satan-like hatred instead  Wink


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13140 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

Perhaps the thought of the off-season training, getting too many hits, nagging injuries finally got to him. He is also from an area of Mississippi badly hurt by Katrina, lost his father and other relatives in the last number of years and his wife had breast cancer.
On the good side, he still has a Super Bowl Ring. He has been to a number of post-season games. He hold QB records that will be very difficult to surpass. This past year he was exceptional for a 38 year old. At least he is leaving near the top of his game abilities. He leaves a team that has a lot of young and very good players, pretty good coaching, a well prepared QB to replace him.
Now is a good time to leave and go on with the rest of his life.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1322 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
Are you two related?

He is my sixth cousin on my mom's side.. My great-grandmother's maiden name was Favre, and my mother's side comes from Kiln, MS. Well, her maternal side anyway.


User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1311 times:



Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 5):
I was actually a bit surprised to hear that he's hanging it up. I thought he still had a good year or two ahead of him, especially after how well he did this year. No doubt that he's in the Hall of Fame, I hope he enjoys his retirement.

He's going out when he's still on top - or at least near so - instead of embarrassing himself by hanging on long past his "sell by" date.

The NFL will be poorer without him, but he's earned his retirement.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Congrats on a great career Brett.

I mean that even through I am personally convinced that the only reason you have hung around as long as you did was due to your desire to break Marino's records.



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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 27
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1297 times:



Quoting L-188 (Reply 20):
I mean that even through I am personally convinced that the only reason you have hung around as long as you did was due to your desire to break Marino's records.

I'm personally convinced that the only reason he came back was to knock your team out of the playoffs, for old times sake!


Thank for the memories, #4.



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User currently offlineAaden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

well the viking and bears don't have to worry anymore.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Until I see Aaron Rodgers take the first snaps of the Packers' upcoming season in Week 1, I will remain unconvinced that Favre really is done...he still has quite a few months left to change his mind...


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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6865 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1244 times:



Quoting SW733 (Reply 16):

I hate the Vikings with a satan-like hatred instead

On this, we concur most heartily, sir!!  Smile


25 Flanker : I had a really shitty morning after i herd about this the other day. Favre is my hero and the greatest qb of all time. He is a true man of the game. H
26 L-188 : I would hope that is the case....sort of the definition of competition. Unfortunately he was lucky enough to be successful in that game.
27 GuitrThree : Well, actually, Jay Glazer from Fox Sports broke the news, but, understandably, you wouldn't ever give Fox Sports credit.. All it took was one look f
28 Post contains images JpetekYXMD80 : Yes, 18/23, 173, 3 TD in a snowstorm is luck. After his running back handing Seattle 2 touchdowns, outscoring 42-6. Thats some damn good luck!
29 Aaway : Speaking as a Giants fan...I'd been just as happy if GB had beaten the NYG in the conference championship. I really wanted to see Favre get that last
30 Post contains images FRAspotter : You wanna bet???...
31 SW733 : My dear little 17 year old cousin in Oconto County, WI just north of Green Bay called me up last night crying her head off..."how will we go on? how w
32 Slider : Yeah, there are a few million who would vie for that title, I'm sure... Brett's press conference was so heartfelt and humble. Man, I got choked up. I
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