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Brett Favre

Posted on: December 13, 2010 6:30 pm
 

This should be a time of great sadness. Brett Favre's consecutive game streak is dead.

In a way, it is indeed a sorrowful moment in history. It's likely we'll never see Favre play again. We can appreciate his legend and the accomplishment of starting 297 straight games which is the greatest ironman streak in sports history.

But it remains difficult to have empathy for Favre because of what he morphed into in his final years. His arrogance injured his legacy more than the punishing violence of the sport. He toyed with loyal Green Bay fans -- I'm retiring; no, I'm not; yes, I am; no, I'm not -- and may have behaved inexcusably with a former Jets employee.

He strong armed his way out of Green Bay and then karma fought back.

I'll remember Favre as a top 10 quarterback in history. A great competitor. An overall asset for the NFL. A legend who deserves respect.

But it will also be difficult to forget the end of his career and how he behaved selfishly and petulantly.

Both things are true.

In the end, Favre made it impossible to differentiate what he de-evolved into from what he once was.

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Comments

Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 11:06 pm
 

Brett Favre

Why all the hate on the board about Favre.  He is what he is.  As a Vikings fan, I always respected and feared his abilities to win when hewas the leader of the Pack.  The guy loves to play football.  Just about every sports star has an ego and wants the attention.  Just lookat all the celebrations that occur on a sack when the team is down by 20.  It's ridiculous.  I'm very happy that Favre ended his career inMinnesota.  Last year was awesome, even though it ended roughly vs. the Saints.  He's fun to watch play the game.  Leave all the bashing about the rest of him out of the mix.  For three hours for twenty years, he brought a lot of entertainment to a lot of people. DecleatingPatrick Willis and then leading the team in the last seconds to beat San Fran last year says it all about what type of player he should alwaysbe remembered for, and this is a gutsy risk-taker that could come up with the spectacular and the mind-boggling play all in the same game.  



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:47 pm
 

Brett Favre

i wanna see that list for INTs thrown in a career, because my guess is that alot of those other guys are pretty high on the greatest QB of all time conversation. you dont get the chance to throw that many INTs unless your a great QB, which he was. i cant stand him now, but he was among the greatest QBs who ever played the game. 



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 7:14 pm
 

Brett Favre

Simmer down there fanboy.  Freeman is right for the most part.  Sure Favre had a great year last year but what did it accomplish and how did it help the Vikings?  Favre has cemented his legacy as one of the most selfish players in the history of the NFL with his yearly retirement watch to avoid camp and never ending drama about how tough he was during the streak.  Lots of guys play injured and never complain about it, that's why they make the type of money they do. Does he have great stats and hold a bunch of records? Absolutely, but do not forget that while Favre may hold the record for most touchdowns, he also holds the record for the most interceptions as well.  



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 4:50 pm
 

Brett Favre

You got it right, Mike Freeman.  Thank you, man.  It is hard for many great athletes to give up the game.  And for Favre to crumble physically and perhaps ethically before our eyes, well, that is a morality play staged on the turf at the Metrodome.
It is comedy and tragedy.  It is unfortunate that Mrs. Brett Favre must pay the price of the tragedy but then again she reaped the benefits of a good life of her husband's athletic success, neither of which she is responsible for.
This could be a lot more glorious time for the Favre's had he just kept the fly of his Wranglers buttoned up.



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 8:45 pm
 

Brett Favre

It is one thing to fade down the stretch of a great career...It is quite another to play the games he did with teams (Packers and Jets) to get his way.  the Packers may have been right to get rid of him; the jets certainly considered him a rental, but the Vikings have no plan at QB - it would seem hard to go back to TJack after the organization showed so little faith in him. 

And now one wonders if Rogers may not be "concussion prone" and not the log term nswer at QB so many Packer fans were hoping for. 

Even in "forced" retirement Favre will cast a long shadow in both GB and Minny especially if Rogers does not heal. 




Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 7:09 pm
 

Brett Favre

You're an idiot - conflicted with leaving the sport he loves does not make him arrogant, and certainly doesn't ruin his legacy - it makes him human.  It's hard to argue that there was anyone that had as much competitiveness and hunger for the game and to be on the field, which made it harder for him to walk away, even when he may have thought it was for the best.   But seriously, ruin his legacy?  They should give writers suspensions like players whenever they write dumbass comments like that, and you should be suspended for a year. 

After having the amazing year he had last year and another shot at the Super Bowl only proved him to be right.  No he hasn't had a good year this year, but neither has the team.  His offensive line hasn’t done nearly as good of a job of keeping him protected and his receivers haven’t been as effective either, especially with the injuries all around. 

Ruined legacy?     RUINED his legacy  - I mean, seriously, you're just a complete idiot.



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