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NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:16 pm

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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RE: NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:20 pm

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.
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:22 pm

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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RE: NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:26 pm



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.
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:29 pm

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.
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:58 pm

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.
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RE: NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:06 pm

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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RE: NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:09 pm

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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RE: NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:56 pm

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

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Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:46 pm

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...
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:51 pm



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.
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:29 pm



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
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:34 pm



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?

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Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:38 pm



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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RE: NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:43 pm

 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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Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:45 pm



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?

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Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:32 pm



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

I hate the Vikings with a satan-like hatred instead  Wink
 
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RE: NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:21 am

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.
 
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Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:23 am



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.
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Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:03 am



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.
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Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:31 am

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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Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:55 am



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!


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RE: NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:53 am

well the viking and bears don't have to worry anymore.
 
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Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:56 am

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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Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:03 pm



Quoting SW733 (Reply 16):

I hate the Vikings with a satan-like hatred instead

On this, we concur most heartily, sir!!  Smile
 
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Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:38 am

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. His charisma, talent, spirit and will to win will not be matched by anyone else, EVER.

With that being said, i will not believe this until he actually gives a press conference and i hear those words come out of his mouth.

I really doubt he will end his career on an interception, even thought last season was simply STUNNING!


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Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:43 am



Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 21):
he came back was to knock your team out of the playoffs

I would hope that is the case....sort of the definition of competition.

Unfortunately he was lucky enough to be successful in that game.
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Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:51 am



Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Heard the announcement this morning on Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio.

Well, actually, Jay Glazer from Fox Sports broke the news, but, understandably, you wouldn't ever give Fox Sports credit..

Quoting MKE717spotter (Reply 6):
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.

All it took was one look from that COLD game vs the Giants to know that he wasn't coming back... I have a "co-worker" that is a huge GB fan (right now he is hanging off the side of a bridge....) and I TOLD him after that game that Favre was retiring because I could see it in his eyes during that game that he was done. It was minus 5 degrees, he was losing, and the look on his face was "this was it." If you still have the game on your TIVO or DVR, watch the last 5 minutes of the game and you will see his retirement looking you right in your eyes.

Favre was one of the greatest... Hat's off to him... but I simply can't blame him... go enjoy life with your family..
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Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:02 am



Quoting L-188 (Reply 26):
lucky enough to be successful in that game.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


Yes, 18/23, 173, 3 TD in a snowstorm is luck.

After his running back handing Seattle 2 touchdowns, outscoring 42-6.

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RE: NFL: Brett Favre Hanging Up The Cleats

Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:52 pm

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 shot at a Super Bowl.

An absolutely top notch competitor! He'll certainly go into the annuls as an all time great and class act.

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Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:56 am



Quoting Slider (Reply 4):
As arguably the biggest Packers fan on this site and perhaps in the world

You wanna bet???...  Wink
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Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:30 pm

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 will the Packers go onnnnn?!?!?!" It was then that I realized she has never known anything else except Brett Favre. Really quite amazing.
 
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Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:25 pm



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 30):
You wanna bet???...

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 think it finally hit me too.

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