With former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, there’s a lot of reminiscing going on.
Lots of anecdotes, stories, replays, interviews and on and on.
What was my greatest Brett Favre memory?
That’s pretty simple.
Sure, I will always remember the game-winning strike to Kitrick Taylor in his first game. I always remember 399 and four scores in Oakland after his father died. I’ll remember the bomb to a wide-open Sterling Sharpe in that Wild Card game in Detroit. I’ll remember the scramble for the winning score against Atlanta in Milwaukee after Mike Holmgren said, whatever you do, don’t run — there isn’t enough time. I’ll remember the bomb to Andre Rison in the Super Bowl.
Unfortunately, I will also always remember the pick thrown to Corey Webster in the 2007 NFC Championship game and the failed fourth-down toss in Super Bowl XXXII.
Mostly, however, I’ll remember this.
Even though Brett Favre was a traitorous fuck, he did the right thing when it really counted. He was Brett Favre.
So, with a Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl on the line, he threw across his body and got picked off. An ill-advised throw at an inopportune time, just like we witnessed so many times in Green Bay. Brett Favre denied the Vikings a trip to the Super Bowl. And for that, I am eternally grateful.
“This isn’t Detroit! This is the Super Bowl!”
Yeah? Well, guess what.
It might as well be Detroit, sucker!
it must really grind on monty and the rest of the fans of this fansite to see the traitor Favre inducted into the HoF as a Packer. first it was his number retired at Lambeau and now this. and – now that he’s in the HoF, what’s left to blog about concerning #4? you’re pretty much done now, eh?
All the incredible moments Favre created in his career and your favorite is one born of petty vengeance. fucking sad.
Exactly…Who among us can forget the pure pleasure and entertainment of the 2010 season.
For all the haters: Advice from the man himself.
“Take two weeks off, then quit.”
I would rank the Kitrick Taylor pass as #1, followed by the Atlanta playoff game.
The next however does not get talked about very often. In 1996, the Packer were favorites to win the Super Bowl. However, they lost to Kansas City and they lost to Dallas and the season was in jeopardy. Everyone started to have doubts. The next game was at St. Louis and at half time, the Rams were actually leading the Packers.
Late in the 3rd period, the Packers needed to score and Favre did one of his scramble right, scramble left moves and threaded the needle, I think to Keith Jackson for the score.
The Packers never lost again that season.
I love watching those clips simply to hear Paul Allen lose his shit. I don’t know about other announcers but Paul Allen screams “homer”! Yeah, I get that home team announcers should be rooting for their team, but he takes it to a whole new level.
To reminisce about Favre one has to look at plays like the Atlanta game when Favre ran for the TD when he probably should have thrown the ball away, or the bad pass in O.T to Freeman against the Vikings that Freeman caught on the bounce, the “He did what” play. There are many other plays over the years that Favre made that are similar. We all know those plays No! Don’t do it. Great play Brett! Or did he really just make that play.
There are also the plays like the O.T interception that clinched the Vikings loss to the saints in the NFCC. Those type of plays also occurred several times with the Packers. The 4th and 26 game when Favre just threw it up in OT. The multiple interception games in the playoffs against the Falcons, Vikings, and Rams. The final pass for Favre with the Packers against the Giants in O.T in the NFCC game.
Favre made amazing plays his whole career. Sometimes those plays won games and some times they lost games. I really appreciated Favre’s enthusiasm and love for the game of football. I never really liked Favre’s carelessness with the ball, that ball belongs to the whole team, not just one individual.The one thing you can say is Favre made each and every game a roller coaster ride awaiting the next unbelievable play. Usually fans for both teams were on the edge of their seats the entire game waiting to see what magic Favre would perform for their team.
Favre was an integral part in the greatest NFL franchise winning another championship and bringing home The Lombardi. For his part Favre will always be a big part of Packer history.
I think the best phrase that describes Favre’s playing style was from the wide world of sports “the thrill of victory… and the agony of defeat… the human drama of athletic competition”. Favre gave us all of that and more.