Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Old Soldier Fades Away

Brett Favre is retiring.

How much would I have killed to hear those words 10 years ago, when his Packers kept bouncing my Niners from the playoffs? Today, I'm not quite as thrilled to hear it as I would have been in the past. Then, Brett represented the evil successor to the Cowboys of the mid-1990s. Today, he represents everything that is good about football specifically, and sports in general. Playing the game the same way he has his entire life, Favre is a great example for young aspiring football players to look up to.

It was such a great thing to see him doing well and being successful again. Now he can ride off into the sunset. I hope he gives Green Bay a chance to thank him for what he has done. He and they have been waiting a long time for this kind of celebration at Lambeau. And the one that's coming in Canton, five years down the line.

Aaron Rodgers has some ridiculously big shoes to fill. I wish him luck, since he needs all the help he can get.

Enjoy retirement, Brett. You've earned it.