Brett Farve hangs up his shoes and shoulder pads after 17 seasons in the NFL.
As a Green Bay Packer fan it is a sad moment to see Brett Farve leave. Farve was one of those guys you thought would play forever. In fact for the last 16 seasons it was guaranteed; if Green Bay played on Sunday Farve would start. 253 consecutive starts as a quarterback (275 if you count playoff games) is just one of many records Farve will take with him into the Mississippi sunset of his retirement.
The other records Brett Farve leaves the game with include 442 touchdown passes, 61,655 passing yards, 8,758 attempts, 5,377 completions, 160 wins by a starting quarterback and 3 MVP awards.
Although those numbers make up the greatness of 17 years of football, and they are sure to land him in the Football Hall of Fame in Canton; it is not what football fans will remember about Farve.
Farve will be remembered for how he played the game and his love for the game, that is what made him special to even some Bear’s fans.
You have heard the saying play every game like it’s your last. Farve played every game like it was his first. He played with the excitement and energy of a kid taking the field for the first time. The thrill never wore off for him.
In fact the last time I ever saw anyone play the game like Brett Farve did was when I was a kid, which is the way the game should be played.
And that is how Farve will be remembered, that is why he is special and the game of football will miss Brett Farve just as much as he will miss the game.