A competitor and a gentleman has retired his significant role in the NFL.. BRETT FAVRE….
This lifelong Chicago Bears fan shall miss his presence. Today during his press conference he appeared astonished he might go down in Packer history along with the likes of Coach Lombardi, Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr and Reggie White to name a few. Well, I believe he’s earned the privalege for his name to be on that scroll.
Davydd-Kudos to you and the Minnesota fans.We in Wisconsin (true fans, anyway)recognized that you guys were supportive of Brett.Why do you think we were always TERRIFIED of playing the Vikings??A Good team that seemed to beat us-but with a very respectable rivalry.I remember watching a game between the both of us and commenting how the vikings fans were cheering as loudly when Brett made a good play.My husband commented that while we have a rivalry, we have a wonderful respect for one another.Thanks, my friend.
saps, I’ll let that slide. But I do remember the Bud Grant years when the Vikings beat up on the Bears regularly in the old Met Stadium despite the wuss Bears wearing mittens and having heaters on the sidelines that Grant did not allow. It is much colder in Minneapolis than Chicago or Green Bay. [:D][;)][}:)]
I can’t speak for Neesie but Minnesotans were big fans of Favre. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune devoted several pages to his retirement and the paper regularly covers the Packers but not quite as much as the Vikings obviously. Of course it may be because any intelligent Wisconsinite had to move to the Twin Cities for professional employment. [;)]
Favre was very good for the Northcentral division. His retirement will be a loss for all – Bears, Lions and Vikings as well as the Packers. He was my 2 year old grandson’s favorite player. Unfortunately, he may not remember that now with Favre’s retirement before his sports remembrances take hold. [:(]
I think he was the greatest quarterback ever. OK, maybe after Otto Graham my boyhood hero. [:)]
I know from the time we lived in Laurel (20 miles from Hattiesburg) that folks around there knew Brett as just another good old boy who still mowed his own lawn and chowed down at the all you can eat buffet restaurant in Hattiesburg, and just happened to be a multi millionaire who hadn’t got "above his raising".
Give the man a break. He’s got a few years on him. Do you want him to play until he’s totally crippled?
Bret played because he loved the game, just as he did at Mississippi Southern. We Mississippians are very proud of our boy from Kiln.
Hillbilly has the most accurate reason Brett retired.While he is playing with a young talented team, he needed a powerhouse along with him.And it wasnt "do it" or I quit, it was that he understood if the franchise couldnt do it, that would be a deciding factor in his retirement.There were many factors, including his age,permanent injury concerns, etc.Brett Favre is far from a crybaby.Quite the opposite,IMO
Our family has had 10 season tickets to Bears games since the mid-50’s. We’re as die-hard as you can get. But I can tell you that most Bears fans have the utmost respect for Brett Favre and the way he plays. We would have loved to see him in a Bears uniform, and he is one of the reasons why the Bears/Pack rivalry still exists.
A buddy of mine is on the Pack board of directors, and I’ve been up to Lambeau many times. I enjoy going to Soldier Field in Chicago, but Lambeau is a special place unequaled by any venue in the country.
As far as Neesie goes, don’t worry about her. Viking fans generally show up in the middle of the first quarter and leave before the end of the fourth- and that’s when the team is winning. Biggest fair-weather fans outside of California. And they play in a dome to boot. Viking fans aren’t known for their football knowledge, or any knowledge for that matter. Remember, these are the same people that elected a professional wrestler to run their state.
But, they have Tarvaris Jackson. He’s just as much of a threat as Favre ever was.
To Bears’ fan,
Why don’t you compare Brett’s 17 seasons as a Packer with all 23 Bears quarterbacks in the same time period? Orton and & Grossman have shown some improvement and the Bears did win a super bowl. That is a big deal. However, can you name any of Brett’s records that either of them are on track to catch or break, even in the next 10 years?
I can’t tell you on how many different web chat sites from literally all over the world over the course of his career I’ve heard positive comments about Farve. Granted he’s not a Michael Jordan, but where American football is concerned he is the top dog.[:)]
How ridiculous are you gonna get? He’s played more years than 99% of all the players who’ve ever donned a uniform in the NFL.
I think your posts are a case of a Viking fan who’s more interested in disparaging Favre than accepting the fact that he’s one of the best ever. Shame on you!
Face it, he gave up!
He probably has all the money he will ever need and when he reaches age 50, maybe now for that matter, he will probably wish he had retired 5 or more years sooner. He sounds like a guy who finally got fed up with the constant pounding and pain. Football might be fun but you can only take so much. He had one of his best years. I think had he done as well the year before he would have retired then. He went out on top and his team did a lot, lot better than preseason predictions. He evidently didn’t think luck would be with him another year because he didn’t think the team this coming season was capable of going to the SuperBowl.
BTW, Randy Moss can only get you so far witness the 1998 Vikings and 2007 Patriots. He always manages to quit before the end.
He’s an athlete who’s spent 17 years trying to avoid 300 pound linemen and 260 pound linebackers.
I think your Viking purple is showing. WAAAAH!
Only the Agent loves money, not Brett!
Face it, he’s an athlete and they didn’t make it worth his while to come back. Waaah!
I think this is the quote you heard. It was from Favre’s agent:
"I talked to Brett this morning and I told him, ‘Nobody forced you to make this decision to retire, but the flip side is nobody encouraged you to play,’" Cook told Mortensen. "Two years ago, Ted [Thompson] encouraged him to play, but there was nothing this time around from them offering encouragement or him to come back."
It may be an accurate quote FROM THE AGENT, but I don’t see a reference to money. Mike McCarthy disputes some of the other stuff about Randy Moss that the agent said, so why give much credence to the agent expressing Favre’s sentiments.
Sure, it’s about money–TO THE AGENT, but not Favre.
The ESPN boys were saying that "nobody tried hard enough to make him stay" meant that the Packers wouldn’t reach out to some strong free agency help (specifically Randy Moss) to help him make another strong run at the super bowl.
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