Will 2010 be Brett's final season of football?
I believe it will be. I was just sorry to seem him leave the way he did.
I was at the Lions/Vikings game in January, 2011, at Ford Field. I expected to hear some noise from the Vikings when Brett stepped onto the field. To be honest, I wasn't even sure he showed up until I caught him standing on the sidelines in regular clothes after the game had started.
There wasn't even a farewell tribute to him when the game was over (and I'm a Lion's fan).
It was Brett's last game, and even though he wasn't playing in it, no attention was given to the significance of the day.
I understand not everyone is a Brett Favre fan. It's also possible that there were many events in Minnesota that I just didn't hear about commemorating his last day.
Or was it that his recent indiscretions over-shadowed his legacy as a football player?
I don't excuse what he did in New York. He has to be held accountable for his actions as all players (and all people) should be.
I just hope that, with time, people can remember how much he brought to the game of football. How exciting he was to watch as a player and how much he loved the sport.
Yes, Brett Favre holds a ton of QB records and history will reflect that.
But what about the guy you used to love to watch just to see him celebrating with his teammates and fans after every touchdown? Watching with anticipation, knowing that each score would result in a broad smile and Favre lifting his arm high into the air.
What about the guy who never gave up no matter what adversity he was facing? What about the small town guy from Mississippi who grew up to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL?
Will that guy be remembered?
Or, are we a "love you til we don't" society?
I suppose the answer to that is: we are...until we're not.
My hope is that Brett Favre goes down in history for what he did for the game of football and, personally, that he will correct his indiscretions in an honorable way.
How will you remember Favre?