Footballer Brett Favre retiring after 17 years

March 4, 2008 |  by  |  Sports
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Ever an athlete popular with female fans of the NFL, quarterback Brett Favre announced hours ago that when it comes to playing football, he is finished.

Speculation had swirled around the Super Bowl-winning QB for years during every off season whether he would return to the huddle the next fall. After a surprisingly successful year with a young team, the Green Bay Packer stalwart decided to hang up his cleats confident the team was heading in the right direction.

Packer general manager is now faced with the tough task of replacing a legend that will most certainly find his way to the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

“He has had one of the greatest careers in the history of the National Football League, and he is able to walk away from the game on his own terms – not many players are able to do that,” said GM Ted Thompson.

The three-time MVP also won the Super Bowl for a Green Bay fan base that had not seen a championship since the Super Bowl was in its infancy.

Personally, I will always remember Favre for dancing on the tables at the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego before his he lost the Super Bowl to John Elway and the Denver Broncos. And let’s not forget his turn in “Something About Mary.” That film does not work without Brett being Brett Fav–re.

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