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    Brett Favre: Honorable, Noble and Smart.

    He could easily be Green Bay Packers’ quarterback for another few years. Many people have said this about Brett Favre, and they are correct. The grizzly faced quarterback, with the smile of a 7-year-old who just got a new bike, can still hurl the pig skin, but his retirement is the right thing.

    Favre didn’t sugarcoat anything in his career, and his retirement was no different. He said he is tired. No further explanation is needed.

    If Favre continues to play a number of things could happen. He could end his career on a terrible season, casting a shadow over all recent seasons. He could even end up being traded and end his career in another city like many other greats — Joe Namath and Johnny Unitas, for example.

    Favre will be remembered as the cheerful, enthusiastic quarterback who made anyone he played with better, who had a golden arm and heart and never blamed anyone else.

    The most remarkable game ever played by Favre had to be on December 22, 2003 — the day after his father’s death. Irvine Favre died of a sudden heart attack the Saturday before his son’s game with the Oakland Raiders.

    Despite this, Favre decided to play and led the Packers to a 41-7 victory, by throwing for 399 yards and completing four touchdown passes. ‘I knew that my dad would have wanted me to play. I love him so much and I love this game. It’s meant a great deal to me, to my dad, to my family, and I didn’t expect this kind of performance. But I know he was watching tonight,’ Favre said about his performance.

    One of the most notable aspects of Favre’s career is that besides the fact he holds many records, he defies statistics. He shows that statistics in sports don’t mean anything when it comes to a player’s legacy. Favre played the game like a wild man — making crazy throws that often to led to touchdowns, but also interceptions.

    Let Favre be an example of what it is to be a great athlete. He never hid his emotions and maintained a passion for the game that unmatched by anybody else in the sport.

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