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Re: Favre Retires

Postby onnestabe » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:37 pm

knapplc wrote:There are plenty of recent players doing commentary, though. Names aren't immediately coming to mind since I watch little pregame or halftime, but I'm thinking... Emmitt Smith? Doesn't he sit in a booth somewhere? I know there are others. Keyshawn for one. Doesn't Deion Sanders work with Ditka?

I get what you're saying about Favre being different, but it's not the money that would keep him out of the booth. It's his personal life and his down-home ways. At least that's the way I see it.


Oh, I'm not trying to say that recent players don't want to do commentary because they don't need the money, more that Favre is almost certainly is set for life, and the only reason he would want to do commentary is to stay famous. Keyshawn loves the limelight, as does Emmitt (see Dancing with the Stars for further proof), and Deion as well. I think Ditka may need some income. He probably didn't bring home a huge paycheck when he was playing or coaching. Not saying he is hurting for money, just that maybe he didn't have enough in savings at the end of the football career to play golf and fish like some of his former-coach brethren. At the same time, I sometimes get the impression that Ditka started doing commentary because he thinks all the other talking heads are idiots and couldn't sit at home and watch them any longer. :-b

As for the networks, Keyshawn, Emmitt, Ditka all work for (or recently worked for) ESPN, I believe. And I think Deion is still with CBS.

Sniper: I was just kidding about Vinny. Mainly saying he was a guy that retired a few times and kept coming back with new teams. ;-D
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Re: Favre Retires

Postby Canucks_Fantasy » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:38 pm

Heard at school, suprising to me atleast. Thought he would want another kick at the can.
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Re: Favre Retires

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:04 pm

I remember being at a sports bar back in 1992 and seeing Favre play in his 1st game with GB. One of the best QB's to every play. I'll definitely miss seeing him play on Sundays. Thanks for the memories Brett! ;-D


And HUGE thanks for knocking Marino down to #2 all-time in almost every category. :-b ;-D
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:58 pm

Thank you Brett Favre.
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Postby deluxe_247 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:29 pm

one of the greatest. thanks for the memories and good luck. ;-D
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Re: Favre Retires

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:11 pm

Who? ;-7

But in all seriousness, his spirit and his play will be missed. One of the better players we've seen in a long while.
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Re: Favre Retires

Postby FantasyMan13 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:28 pm

Man, that sucks. Football will not be the same without him. Awesome player and always fun to watch. The #4 at Lambeau is legendary.

Thanks Brett, and so long. ;-D ;-D
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Re: Favre Retires

Postby Metroid » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:50 pm

As I'm sitting here watching Brett Favre officially announcing his retirement two things come to mind. First Brett Favre is truly a class act, players...no men like him are rare nowadays. And second any doubt I had as to whether Brett was really going to retire is now gone. You can see it in his eyes he's done. :,-(

Thanks for all the fond memories Brett. ;-D
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Re: Favre Retires

Postby robotninja » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:48 pm

I was originally in the "I'll beleive it when i see it camp" but after watching the press conference I beleive it. What a class act, the first thing he does is apologize for being late when it was apparently flight problems. I will definitly miss Brett Favre and I think the rest of the league will as well.

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Re: Favre Retires

Postby Nfl Fan » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:02 pm

Sayonara, Mr. Favre. :,-( It's been great having you in our lives. I will miss your #4 gunslinging jersey gracing my television on Sunday mornings.
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