Monday, March 10, 2008

The Favre-rite Retires!

As you start reading this please take a moment of silence to pay respect to the end of an Prolific Era. Brett Favre, Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers officially announced his retirement on March 4, 2008. As you may or may not know, Matt is the most loyal fan in the history of fans of the Packers, and especially Brett Favre. That was a very sad day in our house!

At his retirement speach he said that after 17 years as the starting quarterback for the Packers "I've given everything I possibly can give to this organization, to the game of football, and I don't think I've got anything left to give."
Even though Matt (and other fans) toyed with the idea of his retirement possibly coming after the end of the 2007 season, it still came as a bad surprise to my honey. He had even made a bet with BFF Derek McClellan (devoted fan of his homestate pride--Seattle Seahawks) that the Packers would go farther in the post 2008 season than the Seahawks, and Matt Hasselbeck. I guess we owe Derek 20$. :(

Some stats from his incredible career:

  • 17 year starting QB for GB Packers

  • All time leader in touchdowns (442)

  • All time leader in completions (5377)

  • All time leader in attempts (8758)

  • All time leader in yards (61655)

  • 160 victories making him rank first all-time (previously held by Dan Marino w/148)

  • 253 consecutive starts (He never missed one game)

  • 11 postseason appearances
  • 7 division titles
  • 4 NFC Championship games

  • World Championship Super Bowl XXXI

  • 2007 Sportsman of the year for Sports Illustrated

  • All time record for TD passes in a single stadium (209 at Lambeau field

  • Most seasons with at least 300 completions (16)

  • Most seasons with 3000 passing yards (16)


EmAndTrev said...

It seems that so many people love and respect Mr. Favre. He will be missed! I still remember Matt getting his first Green Bay Packers jacket when he was like eight years old. :)

Amy & Dan said...

My husband is a HUGE packer fan also. We even have one of those silly Cheese Heads. What a wonderful player.