Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Favre Waves the White Flag

Brett is hanging it up:
FOXSports.com has learned that legendary quarterback Brett Favre has decided to retire. In fact, it's believed he informed the Packers of his decision within the last few days, although it's unclear when Favre and the team will make his decision known.

So barring an unforeseen last-minute change of heart, Favre will leave the game after 17 years, during which he built himself into a household name and a figure synonymous with grit, toughness and perseverance.
and the irony of his stellar career:
If in fact, Favre does not have a change of heart, his final pass of a Hall of Fame Career was an interception by the Giants' Corey Webster, setting up New York's overtime win in the NFC title game.
Who is next:
The team will now shift to Aaron Rodgers, a former first-round pick, who has had few opportunities to play since being selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2005 draft. But when Favre was injured in a Thursday night game against Dallas this past season, Rodgers looked pretty good in relief. The former Cal star completed 18 of 26 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown — the first of his career — and nearly rallied the Packers to the win.
Even as a die hard thick or thin ViQueenie fan, you have to respect Brett for his solid play and consistent performance! A true First Ballot hall of famer, he will go down in the annals as the greatest Quarterback to play the game. Thankfully, our club won't have to go up against him anymore. If we can't beat the Packers on the field, we may as well do it by attrition.

Bye Brett, I wish you the best in the next phase of your life.

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