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Favre's Finished

Brett Favre.

Brett Favre. Source: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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News just crossed that the Green Bay Packers' quarterback Brett Favre is leaving football. Although I've never been a Packers fan, per se, I'm a Favre fan, for reasons I can't really explain. There's just something classy about the guy. As soon as I saw the news I knew I had to blog about it, and not five minutes later Neal came up behind me, "Sarah, you're my barometer on this: Brett Favre retiring?" To which I responded, "Yes. I think it's a big deal." So now, faster than I can type this, it looks like we're going to try to get a segment together to talk about the man and his career. Clearly, he's one of the best quarterbacks to play the game, winning MVP trophies and a superbowl, and playing through countless injuries with incredible heart. The Southern-born Favre thrived in the snow, and made Lambeau Field a treacherous place for visiting teams in the frigid postseason. He's also a cultural touchstone — when his once-unpronouncable name became a laugh line and star turn in There's Something About Mary, (Brett Fah-vruh) — he achieved the kind of fame that transcended sports. So stay tuned for more on Favre, and get ready to share your favorite Favre moments.



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