Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Football will never be the same again

The sport of football will never be the same again. Yesterday came the announcement that the greatest quarterback to ever play the game of football has decided to retire. I am not saying that I am upset by this, it is probably time, he is 38 years old. I would rather see him go out on top. I am simply sad to see the end of an era. The bar has been set, the bar is high. Every single quarterback from pop warner to the NFL wants to be him, but all are looking at his back. His records are the ones to beat, his integrity is that to be modeled, his dedication is unmatched, his ability undefinable.
I will leave you with just a glimpse at his greatness.
He has started in the NFL for 16 of his 17 seasons. In regular season W-L he is 160-93, he has had only 1 losing season, he has made 11 playoff appearances with a W-L record of 12-10, he has won 7 division titles and appeared in 2 Super Bowls.
He holds the record for most TD passes at with 442, behind him Dan Marino with 420; He has thrown for 61,655 passing yards, with Marino behind at 61,361; He has the most QB wins by a starter with 160 with Elway behind him with 148; He has 5,377 completions in 8,758 attempts.
He has started in 275 CONSECUTIVE games. He is football at its finest.

You may hate the Packers, most of my Chicago readers do. You may hate Farve because his skill caused your team to lose many times. But you cannot deny great football. He is what makes this sport the greatest ever. He is the Michael Jordan of football. He is Brett Farve!!


7 comments:

Kristin said...

Candi-Dana feels your pain-she heard the news at school and was actually crying-she's a big packers fan!! So sorry for you!! :)

Melissa said...

My condolences Candi. While you are right about us Chicagoans not liking the Packers I have to say that you're right about Brett Favre. He will be missed.

Michelle said...

you are so funny... :)

ConservaChick said...

OK, I must admit, until the guy retired, I didn't know who he was. You however, are a very cool gal for knowing all that "football stuff" ( ;

Glad you are back to blogging! ~K

sam said...

candi, that was very poetic and sounds like it should be in a magazine or something! i feel for you, i loved favre too! but like you said, MUCH better to see him go out on top (instead of the way MJ kept coming and going and ruined the greatness...)

Bill said...

As a die hard Bears fan, it kills me to say that I actually liked Favre and consider him one of, if not THE, greatest QBs ever. He was not only great on the field, he seemed genuinely likeable off the field.

As a football fan, he will be sorely missed. As a Bears fan, not so much so.

Bill said...

He's going to look great in a Bears uniform when he comes out of retirement...