March 5, 2008 – The day we thought was the end of a storybook career, but only was the beginningof a wild, new ride. March 5, 2012 will mark 4 years since Brett Favre announced he was retiring from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL.
I was born the year Brett Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons (so I’ve watched Brett my whole life, and as a Green Bay fan growing up, he was all I knew). The following year was when the real story began though: Ron Wolf pulled the trigger and traded for some fella named Brett Favre (although, no one knew how to pronounce Favre at the time).
2012 marked the 20 year anniversary from the Favre to Packers trade. No one knew at the time, but that little trade for some unknown gunslinger was one of the best things to happen to the NFL.
Say what you will about Brett Favre and how the last 4 years have unfolded. But NOTHING can take away to how much Favre meant to Green Bay and how much they meant to him.
When Brett Favre was playing, all eyes were on him (even Randy Moss couldn’t help but marvel at his oppponent). Favre played the game like he was still down in Kiln, Mississippi playing with some buddies. On the field, he might have gotten slower as the years went on, but his rocket arm and his love for the game never changed. Each Sunday, he played like it was his last game and left everything he had on the field.