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    Thursday, August 20, 2009

    Brett Favre...Recycled

    It was roughly this time last year that I wrote the following blog entry and while I find it hard to believe that this entry is relevant again, IT IS. So here it is, my Brett Favre blog entry from last year, when he was going to play for the Jets. NOTHING HAS CHANGED!!

    I know this is a Boston sports blog, but this is THE story of the day and anybody that knows me, knows that I cannot keep my mouth shut when I have an opinion on something, so here goes.

    Mr. Favre, I write this with all due respect. I don’t typically bestow praise on players from teams that are not affiliated with Boston, so it takes a lot for me to say that you are by far one of the greatest players to have ever played the game of football. Not only that, you seem to be one of the nicest and most genuine people to play the game as well (although we have not met.) So, it is with a heavy heart that I say, Mr. Favre, please HANG ‘EM UP.

    You have given Cheese heads sixteen very memorable seasons and have delighted fans both young and old with your talents and flare for the spectacular. You even earned the respect of this Patriots fan when you beat my team in the Super Bowl. You have recorded some of the most insane numbers in the history of professional sports included racking up some impressive records for most touchdown passes (422), most passing yards (61,655), most career completions (5,377) and most career attempts (8,758.)

    Not only do you hold these and other records, but you have also proven to be one of the most reliable quarterbacks in the history of the game, playing in an NFL best 253 consecutive starts. You also have the most career wins for a starting quarterback. And I am not even done yet, because you have won the NFL MVP award three times, more then any other player in the history of the game.

    Mr. Favre, these numbers, and the indelible mark you have left on football fans throughout the nation and around the world, are your legacy. So, please, I say to you, Hang ‘Em Up. Go out with your head held high, knowing that last year was a spectacular run that may not be duplicated again and most definitely won’t be duplicated with the Pack.

    Dragging this out for much longer will only sully your reputation and force fans and pundits alike (not that the pundits matter) to focus on your battle with the Green Bay Packers trying to extend your career as the one thing that is mentioned when your name is brought up. You don’t want to be remembered as, a great quarterback who didn’t know when it was time to call it quits.

    Now, far be it for me to tell someone with a passion for playing football to hang ‘em up, because I know what it’s like to have a passion for something (chocolate covered strawberries in my case…ok maybe not, it’s radio,) but I hope that when I am still on the microphone screaming at Timmy about who the Pats should pick up in the 2056 draft and I am using a bed pan, someone will have the presence of mind to ask me gently to call it quits.

    - Adam

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