Tuesday, March 4, 2008

And there was great wailing, crying and gnashing of teeth!!!

Brett Favre, the god of football, has retired! I must go cry and stuff my face full of cookies as my packers won't go to the Superbowl again for a long long time!!!

from foxnews:

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Brett Favre has decided to retire from the NFL after 17 seasons.
FOX Sports first reported Tuesday that the Green Bay Packers quarterback informed the team in the last few days. ESPN.com said that according to Favre's agent the quarterback told coach Mike McCarthy of his decision.

"He has had one of the greatest careers in the history of the National Football League, and he is able to walk away from the game on his own terms — not many players are able to do that," Packers general manager Ted Thompson said Tuesday. Thompson says the Packers owe Favre a tremendous amount of debt of gratitude.

Favre's agent Bus Cook said the 38-year-old quarterback told him of his decision Monday night.

"Nobody pushed Brett Favre out the door, but then nobody encouraged him not to go out that door, either," Cook said by phone from his Hattiesburg, Miss., office.

No comments: