I had this long rambly post typed out about Brett Favre because he is one of my all time favorite Packer Players and I will surely miss him. But I deleted it. I hope he comes back to visit. He didn't just play for the Packers, he and his wife did a lot
for the community, too. It's not really going to hit us until training camp starts and when the season starts and there is no #4 on the field. That is going to be so strange.
(If you haven't guessed from my avatar, I am a die hard Packer's fan.
I am happy that he is going out on top and on his own terms. For someone of his stature, he deserves no less. To truly appreciate what impact Brett Favre has had right here in NE Wisconsin, and what he helped to bring, you have to remember the Packers of the 70's and the 80's. Brett Favre not only helped the Packers win again, but he brought us some respect. You don't hear much now about players not wanting to play for the Packers anymore. For those of us who missed the Lombardi Era entirely, he helped give us our own Glory Years. And for that, he will always have this Packer Fan's undying gratitude.
Knitting Guy, I agree with you. I don't envy Aaron Rodgers, either. I only hope two things happen. One, Aaron Rodgers tries to be Aaron Rodgers and not Brett Favre, and two, I hope the fans give him a chance to find his way and be his own person, instead of trying to fill someone else's shoes. I've been watching NFL Network and all their tributes this week, and I think everyone has forgotten that in the 1993 season, Favre came very close to getting benched himself, but the coaches and the fans gave him a chance and look what happened. This coming season may separate those who only jumped on the bandwagon from those who were either always on it or jumped on and have no intention of getting off of it. We shall see.
Sinistral, I agree, the local coverage is a bit much. I haven't watched any of it on Channel 26. I'm almost afraid to. You'd swear that he died instead of retired.
The worst ones are the ones who are still in denial. Although I got to see his press conference on Thursday, and I bet that there were not too many dry eyes in the entire state of Wisconsin. And I'm not ashamed to admit that I got misty eyed myself.