Perhaps it's only fitting that Brett Favre was the closer in Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. The quarterback, who spent 16 of his 20 NFL seasons in Green Bay, was the last of eight enshrinees to speak in Canton, Ohio, which for a night, looked more like a Packers home game.

(No word if Jordan Rodgers -- or JoJo -- was in attendance.)

And just like his playing days, when he was known for having a gunslinger's mentality, Favre shot from the hip during his enshrinement speech; instead of writing it out, he instead opted to "wing" it, taking the podium without notes. Winging it got Favre to this point so it only made sense that he'd do it one last time. Not surprisingly, he crushed it.

The speech began with homages to Ken Stabler -- the original gunslinger -- his wife, Deanna -- who introduced him -- and his family, before he turned to his late father and high school coach, Irvin. There were many emotional moments as Favre talked about his relationship with his dad.

"This is tougher than any 3rd-and-15, I can assure you," Favre said, as he continued. "I would not be here before you today without my father."

Favre also thanked all the coaches and players who helped mold him into the player he became in college and the NFL, singling out Ron Wolf, Mike Holmgren, Steve Mariucci and Andy Reid. Then he thanked the fans, saying, "Make no mistake about it: I will be remembered as a Packer."

Here are some other moments from Saturday night -- and Favre's career ...

All four teams Favre played for during his career were represented in Canton on Saturday night:

Of course, it all started in Mississippi:

Eddie DeBartolo Jr. even managed to get in a "Maybe he'll come out of retirement!" crack:

Favre, of course, doubled down:

But in a career full of memorable moments, nothing was more impressive -- and touching -- than his performance on national television after his father passed away:

And while Favre closed the proceedings like only he could, he wasn't the only name on the marquee this night. Here are a few of the highlights (and you can relive all the magic in the live blog at the bottom of this post):

Tony Dungy

Before Dungy was a Hall of Fame coach, he was a defensive back for three NFL seasons (two with the Steelers, one with the 49ers). He went undrafted out of the University of Minnesota, where he played quarterback, but one of the most memorable moments in his professional career came when was the Steelers' emergecy quarterback after Terry Bradshaw went down with an injury. Dungy was a rookie at the time, and sitting at the end of the bench wondering what Plan B would be for coach Chuck Noll.

Turns out, Dungy was Plan B. He took over for Bradshaw and ended up throwing an interception. This isn't news, necessarily, given that Dungy hadn't played quarterback since college (he said he knew just eight offensive plays), but he also intercepted a pass in that same game -- the last player to pull off the feat.

"It was a fun moment and something I will always remember," Dungy told ESPN.com last November. "And I feel like I could have done better if I had had just a little bit of preparation for it."

But whatever Dungy lacked as an NFL quarterback, he more than made up for it as head coach, though it wasn't an easy road.

Perhaps fittingly, he began his coaching career in Pittsburgh, and in 1996, he was named the Buccaneers' head coach. There he assembled one of the best defenses in recent history, and that group would end up winning the Super Bowl in 2002 -- a year after the Bucs fired Dungy. But he wasn't out of work long; the Colts hired him immediately, and Dungy and Peyton Manning combined to go 85-27 in the regular season, and win a Super Bowl following the 2006 season. Dungy, who retired in 2008, finished with a winning record in 11 of his 13 seasons, including his final decade in the NFL.

Marvin Harrison

A lot of times we hear the cliche, "That guy did their talking on the field." When discussing Marvin Harrison, this is the absolute truth. In the moments before he took the stage, the speculation was about two things: 1) How short his enshrinement speech might be (former teammates Jeff Saturday guessed five minutes and Peyton Manning said 9:20) and 2) Does anybody really know what his voice sounds like?

We found answers to both questions ("I'm not going to break the record for the shortest speech in Hall of Fame history" -- it was about 11 minutes -- and he sounded like a grown man giving a speech), but none of that really mattered. Harrison, who played 13 NFL seasons, and caught 1,102 passes for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns, is one of the best wide receivers in the history of the game. And more than his physical attributes (he was just 6-0, 185 pounds), it was his tenacity that separated him from other wideouts.

"I know what type of player I am and what I can do on the football field. It's just a matter of getting the ball in my hands as I go downfield and see what I can do."

A quick refresher of just how good Harrison was:

And that says it all. This, however, is still hilarious.

Kevin Greene

Greene is the latest example of it's not where you start, it's where you finish. He was a walk-on at Auburn who was drafted by the Rams in 1985. As a rookie, he played mostly special teams, but he registered 13.5 over the next two seasons and -- then it all came together. From 1988 to 1994, he posted double-digit sack totals in every season but one, and when it was over, Greene finished with more sacks -- 160 -- than any other linebacker in NFL history (and third all time behind Reggie White and Bruce Smith). He played for four teams (in addition to the Rams, he terrorized quarterbacks for the Steelers, 49ers and Panthers) over 15 seasons and was a five-time Pro Bowler and a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s.

And now Greene's a Hall of Famer. Added bonus: He'll spend eternity next to Favre!

Ken Stabler

When Stabler passed away last year, and we saw this photo of him racing across the water, this was the first thought that came to our mind:

But he was so much more than that. Named NFL MVP in 1974, Stabler led the Raiders to a championship in Super Bowl XI. Former coach John Madden once described The Snake as a "perfect Raider."

"I was head coach of the Raiders the entire time Kenny was there and he led us to a whole bunch of victories including one in Super Bowl XI," Madden said in a statement after Stabler's death. "I've often said, if I had one drive to win a game to this day, and I had a quarterback to pick, I would pick Kenny. Snake was a lot cooler than I was. He was a perfect quarterback and a perfect Raider. When you think about the Raiders you think about Ken Stabler. Kenny loved life. It is a sad day for all Raiders."

You want to know how great Stabler was? Just ask former Raiders wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff:



Eddie DeBartolo, Jr.

DeBartolo has jokes!

There's more!

Even Jerry Rice wasn't immune:

Congrats, Mort, and get well soon

ESPN's Chris Mortensen flew in from Arkansas to accept the Dick McCann Award for his "long and distinguished" career "reporting on professional football." Mortensen, who joined ESPN in 1991, announced this January that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer.

Here's the live blog covering all the moments from Canton.

And don't forget: Football is coming

On Sunday (Aug. 7), 8 p.m. ET, the Green Bay Packers will take on the Indianapolis Colts in the 2016 Hall of Fame Game, the first preseason game of the season. The game can be seen on ESPN.