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With Favre it wasn't always about the spectacular

Posted on: March 5, 2008 9:36 am
 
There are certain plays in every legendary career that you remember because they were big plays on the big stage. Favre has his share of those notably the 54 yarder to Rison in the Super Bowl and the pass to Sharpe in the final minute of his first playoff game.  However there are many things you remember about Favre that aren't spectacular plays but they are things that separate him from any other QB the game has ever seen.  I remember when Chidi Ahonutu of the Bucs gave Favre a viscious lick and thought there was no way Favre would get up.  Not only did Favre get up, he got in Ahonutu's face screaming "Is that all you got!" and that took Ahonutu aback and most everyone watching.  I remember a play in the NFC Championship game in January of 1997 in which the defender has him wrapped up and is taking him to the ground.  Favre shovels the ball forward towards Levens.  It was only a 3 yard play but significant in that game.  It is Favre doing his rendition of Elway warming up while on the Tonight Show.  It is Favre throwing a snowball at Driver in the playoff game this past season against Seattle.  One word that sums Favre up best is "Fun"  He always made sure he and his teammates had fun on the field and never lost sight that this indeed is a game and it is meant to be fun.  For all of Favre's accomplishments, this might be his most significant.  The fact that he never forgot that it was indeed a game.
Category: NFL
Tags: Favre, Packers
 
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Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2008 11:11 am
 

With Favre it wasn't always about the spectacular

I agree completely, with Farve it was never about the money, it was all about the love for the game. Today it is hard to find players that are as gifted as Farve is and that play for the love of the game. Farve you are going to be missed, unless you can't take seeing your teammates on the field without you and come out of retirement. "It could happen"



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2008 1:28 am
 

With Favre it wasn't always about the spectacular

The guys undoubtly one of the greatest of all time, if not the greatest he played with an enthusiasim that will be missed !



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2008 10:32 am
 

With Favre it wasn't always about the spectacular

I can't agree with you more. There was so much more to Favre than big plays. The first word I think of is enthusiasm. He was the kind of guy that drew people to him with his infectious attitude. Commentators would always say that he acted like a 12 year old having a big time and we could all learn something from that. That youthful outlook is something we all should strive to retain as we get older. It's part of how to stay happy. Brett, to me, is one of the biggest reasons I enjoyed watching the NFL and I'll miss him. Definitely one of a kind.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2008 8:14 am
 

With Favre it wasn't always about the spectacular

I agree with you 100%.  Brett loved the game and we loved watching him play! 



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2008 1:11 am
 

With Favre it wasn't always about the spectacular

The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY WE LOVED  EM ALL.......could be Brett's life theme with the Pack!



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2008 8:20 pm
 

With Favre it wasn't always about the spectacular

Amen, brother.


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