Arena Brett Favre will either retire or play football (maybe)

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  1. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    Story here

    I'm shocked that he's going to go out with that INT in the NFC title game as his last play.

    Wow.

    So amazing, I'm making a new thread and not just posting it in the NFL Thread.
  2. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    But Inty....is that..legal?
  3. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Rather surprising, I wouldn't have thought he'd want to go out on such a down note.

    I find it rather fitting, though.
  4. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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  5. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    I'm actually not too bummed about this. Time to get on with the show, let's give Rodgers a shot.
  6. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    [face_laugh]
  7. DarthMak Force Ghost

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  8. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    I will make it legal[/obligatory]


    So, where does Favre rank on your all-time list of quarterbacks? Best ever to win a Superbowl but not win a Superbowl MVP?
  9. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    He's certainly the toughest. Probably the most popular of all time as well. I am a Packer fan but I can't say he's the greatest overall. Too many clutch situations I can remember where he didn't come through. I will say he made throws I don't think any of the other greats could make.
  10. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

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    Wow.

    I'm not much of a Favre fan, but this is still shocking and now that its finally come, upsetting. Shame he didn't get to give a proper goodbye to the fans on the field.
  11. Lord_NoONE Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't see what's so earth-shattering about the announcement. The guy has played professional football at such a high level for 17 years. Each year for the past five years there has been talk of his retirement. I say, good for him. Go home and enjoy time with the kids, make tons of money doing broadcasting, and enjoy the good life.

    Favre is a class act and he will be appropriately honored by the NFL, the Pack, and the fans. I have no doubt the favor will be returned by him.
  12. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    :(

    Favre has been Wisconsin's hero for so long. This is going to be strange w/o him.
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm a Favre fan. I know that he did throw a lot of picks during his career, but he also threw a lot of TDs and his team won the Super Bowl twice. I'd probably say that he's one of the top three quarterbacks not to win the Super Bowl MVP.
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I don't see what's so earth-shattering about the announcement. The guy has played professional football at such a high level for 17 years. Each year for the past five years there has been talk of his retirement.

    Because he's always talked about retirement but never actually retired?

    I know I'm very surprised, I figured he'd go at least a couple more years. That said, good for him, and I hope he enjoys retirement.
  15. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    They went to two SBs but only won once.
  16. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    [face_blush] I knew that. Silly me. They ran into John Elway once. :oops:
  17. JediCouncilMember Jedi Master

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    As a Bears fan...it's about time. :D

    As a football fan, he is clearly one of he best of all time.

    GB was still looking to be pretty good, but I guess the prospect of trying to fight through the season again wasn't enough to pull him back. They really had it set up this year facing NY in GB.

    It will be interesting if GB struggles a little bit but is still in it (division or wild card) in Nov/Dec, if we start to hear calls for him to comeback and make a playoff run.
  18. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    i've always thought that when favre retired it'd be the end of an era for the NFL, and it's finally happened. he'll be missed by anyone who enjoyed watching a great competitor.

    oh, i agree with whoever said that he made some plays no one else probably could have. that one where he flipped it under arm this past year anyone?

    enjoy life brett, you've certainly earned it.

    :snoopy
  19. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

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    [face_plain]
  20. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    What a great player. What a great competitor. What a great quarterback.

    It's hard to fathom that for the Green Bay Packers, the last time they had to worry about a starer behind center, it was 1992. A quarterback who started 253 straight games? That's simply unheard of. (I bet a bears fan would have a hard time counting how many qb's they've had since '92 :p)

    Favre may not have left the game on a great note, but he will certainly go down as one of the greatest of all time. I never thought anyone would ever pass Marino's passing yardage record (the guy was 10,000+ ahead of Elway at #2), but Favre managed to surpass him in the same season he broke records for career wins and TD passes. If nothing else, he played long enough to accomplish those marks, as well as prove that his team is as good as be boasted a couple years ago. If Rodgers is as good as the team says he is, they'll surely be back in the playoffs next season.
  21. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    As far as Favre not leaving the team on a great note, he is. People are going to choose to remember his acrobatics display that got the Pack farther than anyone gave them credit to get this past year.

    They're going to remember this stuff:

    OT MNF vs Broncos

    Magic

  22. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    That game never happened, thank you very much. [face_not_talking]


    :p
  23. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    definitely, i didn't even remember that his last pass was an INT until i read a couple stories on it. my fave thus far is the don banks one on SI, followed by peter kings favorite story. favre really did become a down to earth guy.

    :snoopy
  24. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    Boy, is it going to be weird to see the Packers without him.
  25. Lord_NoONE Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, Aaron Rodgers is the image of Brett Favre. He was [sarcasm] amazing [/sarcasm] at Cal.
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