Brett Favre: Why You Should Want Him To Continue Football

Fritzie J. McBritchesContributor IFebruary 12, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Many people can no longer stand Brett Favre.  I am not one of those people.  By reading this article, you too will want to continue to watch Brett Favre play football.  It is simple and it is easy to explain; once he is gone he is gone.

When Brett Favre decides to call it quits for good, many people will be glad to be rid of him.  No more Favre talk in the offseason.  No more Favre leaving this team to go to this team.  No more Favre...PERIOD.

Five to ten years after Favre retires, many people will be telling their kids or grandkids about the NFL during the 1990's and 2000's.  They will talk about the Cowboys, Steelers, and 49'ers.  They will talk about Montana, Young, Manning, Aikman, Brady, Marino and Elway.  Most of all, they will talk about Brett Favre.


"He was the toughest football player ever.  Never missed a game."

"He would throw across his body and it would be completed...either to his team or the other."

"He had the strongest arm in the history of the NFL.  It was so strong that he dislocated receivers fingers."

"He was the funniest person to have soundbites on."

"He was the funnest athlete to watch.  His play was just so unique."


You may be saying that I am crazy, but you have to think about it.  There will never be a player like Favre again. Never.  Nobody will start over 300 consecutive games.  Nobody will own both the touchdowns AND interceptions record during their career.  Nobody will ever throw the ball with the touch he had.

Just think about it.  He makes each and every season fun an unique.  The Vikings would not have gone as far as they did without him.  Peterson couldn't handle the load...Favre could.

He owns almost every record, he has won almost every way that you can.  Favre's uniqueness sets him apart from every single player in NFL history.  If you can't acknowledge that then shame on you.

When he is finally done, you will miss him.  You will wish he had just a few more seasons in him.  Without Brett Favre, the NFL would not be what it is today.  Just remember that.