Tag:Brett Favre
Posted on: March 4, 2008 10:12 am
Edited on: March 4, 2008 12:22 pm

Autumn Sundays in Green Bay won't be the same

Even since the latter days of George H.W. Bush's presdidency one thing has been certain in the sporting world and that is that when the Packers took the field, Brett Favre would be under center.  This fall, that won't be the case.  We won't see the world's oldest kid whooping and hollering like a 12 year old when he completed one of his NFL record 442 TD passes.  There will be no snowball's flung from good ol Number 4.  This indeed is a sad day, but also a day in which we can marvel in his greatness, in his excellence, and in his love for the game.  Brett Favre symbolized something that is seldom seen in professional sports these days.  In the era of 8 and 9 figure contracts, Brett Favre was never about the money, he still was about the love of the game, the jubilation of victory and the agony of defeat.  We have seen Brett battle through addiction to painkillers, we have seen him lose a father, seen his wife battle through breast cancer and seen his childhood home destroyed by Hurrincane Katrina.  In many ways, Brett Favre is like an adopted family member to Packer fans.  I still remember crying during that game the day after his father died.  That was the most incredible performance under such circumstance I have ever seen.  It compares with the Michael Jordan flu game and Willis Reed in the finals.  We will see you in Canton in 5 years.
Category: NFL
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