Brett Favre – End of the Road

Mar 4, 2008


The gunslinger is finally putting his Colt 45 in his holster and riding off into the sunset.  After 17 record-breaking years, Brett Favre is finally calling it quits.  He didn’t exactly go out on top, but he was pretty darn close.  Being able to retire in a year in which he completed 66.5% of his passes for 4155 yards with 28 TDs to 15 INTs and a 95.7 rating as a 38 year old quarterback is nearly impressive as his collective work. 

It seemed every week he was shooting down another record.  Most TD Passes, Most Passing Yards, Most Passing Attempts, and Most Wins a Starting QB.  He was already the career leader completions heading into the year.  He finished second to Jim Marshall (270) with his 253 consecutive games played.

He won three MVPs and a Super Bowl ring.  He’s completed passes that no other quarterback in history even thought of attempting.  He seemed to have more fun this year than he has in the past.  Maybe he already knew this was going to be the end.  I won’t remember him for the interception he threw that propelled the Giants to the Super Bowl.  I’ll remember him for the snowball fight with Donald Driver, him running down the field to celebrate with his receivers, his improvisation to make seemingly impossible completions, and his passion for the game.

Now it’s time for Aaron Rodgers to follow the legend.  It’s not going to be an easy task, but we all have to give him a chance.  As a football fan I want to say “Thank You” to Favre for playing the game the way it was meant to be played.  Defensive Backs can sleep easier tonight.  I just hope somebody consoles John Madden.


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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. BDJP
    March 4th, 2008 at 10:50 am #

    Nicely put, I agree that Madden will be heartbroken. Here’s to the legend of #4.

  2. Ryan Lester
    March 4th, 2008 at 11:00 am #

    BDJP – Hear, hear.

  3. Big Denny
    March 4th, 2008 at 6:30 pm #

    He was a great player, but I’m glad the Vikings don’t have to face him anymore.

  4. Ryan Lester
    March 4th, 2008 at 11:07 pm #

    I’m sure a lot of Vikings feel that same way.

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