Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Favre Retires: For The Last Time?

Favre retires, again, but this could be it because he is physically drained and his ankle isn't responding.  I want him to come back, I would be OK if he came back and said he changed his mind again.  The NFL is probably better with him.  That could be because I have never known an NFL without him.  I was 3 when his career started.

Its sad to see his career end because of an injury, but this was probably the only way it would end.  He is someone so original and unique that we will never see another person like him.  A warrior with youthful joy and passion for a game he loves, a game he gave so much but gave him back even more.  A pure gunslinger, he leads the league in touchdowns and interceptions, and his last pass for the Packers, Jets and Vikings: all picked off.

If he did walk off the field for the last time last January in New Orleans, he'll go out as one of the top five quarterbacks in NFL history.  Elway, Marino, Unitas and now Favre.  Sure, he was pretty bad about retiring but people can't understand how tough this is for him and his family.

I hope he changes his mind and comes back, but I wish him the best.  We will all start to miss him when the season starts and he isn't playing, but this modern day cowboy hero has already cemented himself as a great player and a great human being.

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