Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Favre retires

3 consecutive MVP awards
275 consecutive starts
160 wins
61,655 passing yards
5,377 pass completions
8,758 pass attempts
288 interceptions
422 touchdowns

All of them number one on the all-time quarterback record list.

Brett Favre retired today, closing the book after an amazing career. What amazes me is that I remember his Super Bowl runs in 1997, and to think that he kept it up through the decade into this past season. He was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, and went out strong leading the Green Bay Packers to surprise 13-3 season, a playoff victory against none other than the Seattle Seahawks in the snow at Lambeau, before throwing the game deciding interception in overtime against the eventual Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants; no shame in that. While Peyton Manning may go on to break those ironman records, the fact remains that we have witnessed one of the best athletes of all time.