Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Farewell to Brett Favre





After playing for more than 16 seasons, Green Bay Packers' Brett Favre is hanging up his helmet. It is official this time and no more waiting on whether or not he will return for another spectacular season.

Favre made his first appearance on September 27, 1992, when he played against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He won that game 17-3. Since that day, Brett Favre never missed a game including all regular season and post-season games. This tally came to 275 games in a row. A magnificent feat for anyone playing in the NFL that will probably never be broken.

Brett Favre has been the starting quarterback so long, that most people can remember what it was like to not have him. It will be wierd to see someone other then Favre take over the controls in 2008.

During this spectacular run, Brett Favre set numerous records that will undoubtedly stand for years to come. These records include touchdown passes (442), passing yards (61,655), attempts (8,758), completions (5,377), wins by a starting quarterback (160), consecutive starts by a quarterback (253 - 275 if playoff games are included), and most MVP awards (3).

It is now Aaron Rodgers turn to take the helm. It will not be the same without Favre but I'm sure we will see him around probably in the broadcasting booth. Good luck in retirement and thank you for all the great memories - good and bad.

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