Did Brett Favre pick the right time to retire?
No! I’m a dedicated Packer Fan, and I believe he is retiring for the wrong reasons. He gets paid millions of dollars, so he should be able to handle the mental stress that comes with playing in the NFL.
He said during one of his press conferences that “If I felt like coming back ” and Deanna [his wife] and I talked about this ” the only way for me to be successful would be to win a Super Bowl. To go to the Super Bowl and lose would almost be worse than anything else. Anything less than a Super Bowl win would be unsuccessful.”
He obviously has no faith in our team to win the Super Bowl. What if we do?
Brett Favre picked exactly the right time to retire, clearing the way for his replacement … and this “story behind the story” explains why:
My sources tell me it will soon be announced that his wife, Deanna, will take over as Brett’s replacement next season.
The concept of her qualifications equates directly to Hillary Clinton running for President. Namely, that Deanna is worthy of being the starting QB because she has spent the past 12 years married to Brett and watched all the games while he played. During this period of time she has spent hours studying game films and learning to read a corner blitz, as well as mastering the playbook and terminology of the Packers offense.
This concept is obviously valid, since Hillary Clinton makes similar claims as to why she is qualified to be president, and 50 percent of the Democrats polled agreed.
Packer fans have yet to be polled.
Yes. He obviously doesn’t think that the Packers are ready to take the step to being an elite team, so now is as good a time as any.
He holds the wreck-ord for about every statistical record at the quarterback position and it is time to do some hunting.
On a completely related note, have a day El Dente.
Aaron Rodgers WHO?!!! Go Browns.
It would never be a good time for Favre to retire, but there is always a time where great quarterbacks have to hang up their jerseys. He’s a great quarterback and it’s going to sting Green Bay Packer fans when he isn’t out on the football field throwing for another Super Bowl.
Nevertheless, Favre has done very well in his career and said that he just wants to quit. There is always more for him to do with his life. It’s going to be interesting what career or hobby he will take up next.
Best wishes, Brett Favre.
Just when John Madden was finally figuring out how to say his name, Brett Fav-rah decides to hang ’em up. Not quite an Elway ending, but Favre definitely redeemed himself after sliding for a few years. It’s not like any pro athletes have to hang on for a few more paychecks anymore, so why not go out when the fans were actually wanting him back instead of chanting for the backup?
I don’t know why it matters to us so much that great athletes finish on top instead of Johnny U in a Charger uni, Joe Willie playing out the string with the Rams … and for the geriatric set: Y.A. Tittle, bald, bloody, and muddy and Willie Mays on his knees in a Mets uniform. We like our heroes unsullied: Good for you, Brett.
Everyone always says a star should retire while he is still at or near the top of his game, and with the great year that Favre just had it would seem that this is the perfect time for him to retire. However, I think the only criteria that really matters is whether the player himself feels it is the right time for him to retire.
I get a little upset listening to sportscasters criticizing people like Jerry Rice by saying they should have retired years ago instead of trying to hang on for a few more years. If the player still loves to play the game and still wants to challenge himself, then so be it. It doesn’t diminish the quality of player he was or the kind of career he had.
Brett Favre has had a great career, and he is one of the best quarterbacks ever. If he were to decide to play a few more years with sub-par years, that wouldn’t change my opinion of him in the least.
Last week, we saw one of the most iconic figures walk away from the sport he loved. After 17 years, Brett Favre retired from the NFL.
Is this the right time for him to leave not only the game but his team? I believe so.
Last year, he had his best season in a while and showed no signs of slowing down. Breaking record after record, it seemed he could play for another five years if he wanted.
Physically, he felt OK but the preparation it takes leading up to a game every week was just too much for him. He missed so much time with his family already and I believe he just wanted to be with them as much as possible.
Sure, there wasn’t a ride-off-into-the-sunset-ending like so many others, but he didn’t need it. His impact on the game was big enough to set his place along the others from the past.
Even if you didn’t like him or the team, you still acknowledge him as one of the greats. Brett Favre retires with 5,377 career completions in 8,758 attempts for 61,655 yards, 442 touchdowns and 288 interceptions.
Brett Favre finally retired after years of speculation and posturing. This decision swayed back and forth over the years much like Ross Perot in 1992, who contemplated a run for president, or getting another bad haircut.
To be honest, I’ve never been a huge Favre fan. I appreciated his talents after Elway retired because he was the closest thing to our future governor (we can only pray). Over the years, Favre made many bonehead plays, some that were eerily similar to Jake Plummer-type throws.
The only reason Favre came back last year was to break all of the quarterback records. The Packers’ winning season was bonus.
Favre was the biggest reason they lost in the NFC Championship and realized he couldn’t win the Super Bowl again. The minute Randy Moss re-signed with the Patriots, Favre threw in the towel.
His career is now over. He owns all of the records, including the most interceptions thrown in NFL history. However, he is still not in my top-five greatest quarterbacks list. Numbers one through five are reserved for Elway.
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