Tuesday, March 4, 2008

End of an Era...

He didn't win the most championships, or have the highest QB rating of all time, but he sure was fun to watch! Several major sports outlets are reporting that Brett Favre has decided to hang 'em up after 17 years in the NFL. Favre hold most of the "most" records in the league. Most yards, most TDs, most INT's, but those things are the numbers of an accumulator. Vinny Testaverde is in the Top Ten of most of those lists as well, but you won't find him in any "Greatest QB" polls. The two things that made Favre stand out was his ability to answer the bell every week...every week, and his incredible leadership ability. Through youthful passion for the game, whether leading a 4th quarter comeback or carrying a teammate off the field in joyful celebration, Favre was a special player.
The things that made him great may have also cost him at times. Optimism, a key component in leadership, often made him think defenders were imaginary, or couldn't possibly catch his lasers. Fittingly, his last pass was an overtime interception that sent the Giants to the Super Bowl. No matter. This guy is why they invented NFL Films. He is a true legend in the history of the game...

3 comments:

spark MAN said...

I'm glad he's gone. Green Bay games were unwatchable due to the constant love session the announcers would give him. I just hope Aaron Rodgers has what it takes to throw all those interceptions that Brett has thrown all these years.

Trey Boro said...

Aaron Rodgers is awesome!!I hate to see Brett go but They Have The best back up in the NFL waiting to start!! Im a Titans Fan But Beecause of Brett I will always enjoy The Pack.

spark MAN said...

Aaron Rodgers should have been a 49er.