It is a day I knew would come. At the end of the NFL season for the past few years I hoped Brett Favre would return for one more year. I was shocked to find out today that he decided to retire. The Green Bay Packers had a great season and I thought for sure he would be back.
I became a fan of the Packers in the early 90s. I would watch the Packers regularly and instantly became a fan of Brett Favre due to his unique character and arm strength. His attitude was one I have never seen before, whether he would congratulate a defensive lineman after getting sacked or more recently in last year's playoffs he slapped hands with a referee. His love for football was easily noticed by anyone who watched him.
I remember one of the first things my wife and I did together when we were dating is watch the Packers win the Super Bowl in 1997. We just met and I knew she was a keeper if she didn't think I was crazy after watching the game together. She even became somewhat of a fan of Brett Favre. In January 2005 I was the bestman in my friend's wedding. The wedding was just south of Madison, Wisconsin. My wife and I decided to take the opportunity to visit Lambeau Field after the wedding. We spent the entire day at Lambeau Field taking a tour of the venue and visiting the Packer hall of fame.
As much as I hate to see him retire, I do appreciate having the opportunity to watch in my opinion the greatest quarterback ever. In this last season he broke almost every passing record. As I looked through different news article comments, it is obvious that he will be missed by many, non-packer fans included.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 Labels: Brett Favre, sports