Farve is Done

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  1. 4His_glory

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    Well it looks as if the ancient one has finally decided that is body was to old to keep playing football. The Packers have confirmed that Brett Farve is retiring.
     
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    Brett Favre, a class act, all the way!

    And I'm not a Packers fan, FTR.

    Ed
     
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    It seemed like he was just upset that the Packers did not sign Randy Moss. I will fully believe he is retired when they have their first game with a different starting QB.

    If he is truly retiring, I wish him well. He is one of the greats!
     
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    It ain't over 'til it's over --Yogi Berra

    I agree that I'll believe it when I see it. This is a good time to retire, though, after a great year, and I think (as a packer fan) he should for his own legacy and benefit.
     
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    Good-bye Bret, its been fun.[​IMG] ESPN has confirmed his decision.
     
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    Is he really done? Too much of a competitor. Still, it's been fun watching him play.
     
  7. 4His_glory

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    I think he really is through this time. It would surprise me if he plays another season. This could make NFC central a shakeup next year with the Lions powerhouse coming out on top.:rolleyes: Yeah right. As if that will ever happen as long as Millen is still running things and the Fords own the team.

    Any way, congrats on a great career in the NFL to Brett, though I canĀ“t stand the Packers. Farve was a class act and certainly one of the best QBs ever.
     
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    Great quarterback

    Yep, he is one of the greats.

    Johnny Unitas [Johnny U] is still the greatest in my book. He hung in the pocket longer than any quarterback I have ever seen.

    Anyone remember "Little" Eddie Labaron?

    Not a quarterback, but do y'all remember Big Daddy Lipscomb?
     
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    Shore do! I remember all three.

    Johnny Unitas died of a heart attack on the first anniversary of 9/11, in 2002 at the age of 69.

    Eddie LeBaron is now 78, and was the first starting QB for the Dallas Cowboys.

    Gene 'Big Daddy' Lipscomb was a DT for the Pittsburgh Steelers, when I first became aware of him. He died as a result of a heroin overdose (according to the Medical Examiner, there was enough 'horse' found in his system to have killed five men) at the age of 31, on May.10, 1963.

    BTW, Eddie LeBaron is still in the NFL record books after throwing the shortest TD pass (2") of all time.

    Seems appropriate, somehow. Shortest modern era QB (5'7"); shortest TD pass (2").

    Ed
     
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    Favre is one of the good guys in the league, he'll be missed. And in a way he is the end of a era from the 80's and early 90's where a lot of good QB's entered into the league.
     
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    Incidentally, I just ran across this. Richard "Dick" Bielski, the two time pro-Bowler, who was on the receiving end of Eddie LeBaron's "short-record setting" 2 in. pass, is also still living at 75. How many of y'all remember him?

    Ed
     

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