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Never Forget: Brett Favre was awesome

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Never Forget: Brett Favre was awesome

This is one of my all time favorite throws from one of my all time favorite players. 

I miss watching this guy play. 

I hear from lots of younger Packers fans only remember an older version of Brett Favre. The McCarthy-Jets-Vikings version.

Let me tell you kids, Brett Favre was awesome.

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stockholder's picture

He was. Wolfs best move.

Tim Backes's picture

I don't think there's ever been another player who's been more fun to watch. A true one-of-a-kind player.

Bearmeat's picture

The King of the NO NO NO.... YES! Play. lol

KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

My all time favorite player! There will never be another Favre. He brought the Pack back from depths of despair. Fun to watch! He played big role in the stadium renovations. For so many of us older fans he erased decades of frustrations and despair the Pack would ever be anything but the laughing stock of the NFL.

Lphill's picture

love the guy fun to watch but killer interceptions too.

Bearmeat's picture

He was also the king of the YES YES YES..... NOOOOOOO!!!!! play.... :(

Duke Divine's picture

Can’t find a highlight of it anywhere but one of the best Favre throws that is still seared into my mind was 2001 season or around there. They were playing Jacksonville on a Monday night and Favre threw a laser to Bill Schroeder between safety and CB for a TD . A freakin rope. Please find and post!! I’ll buy you a drink!

wildbill's picture

Rodgers is great but give me Favre, he played like a kid on a sandlot and I loved it, turnovers and all. The game is all about intertainment and no one was more intertaining

Jonathan Spader's picture

Intertaining a combination of entertaining and interception?

Dawg0808's picture

If you remember Favre and didn't like him. you were/are not a true football fan!

Old School's picture

I was a true fan before he was born.

Biggest big game liability in the history of the NFL and nobody else is even close to throwing away so many big games.

And of course, on his way out the door, he smeared crap on the organization that I love. I won't be forgetting that anytime soon.

And I've seen Starr, Rodgers, and Favre play. I'd take Starr or Rodgers before I'd take Favre. He had three or four wonderful years followed by a decade of mediocrity and playoff meltdowns.

I'm sure this will get a lot of downvotes. Maybe I'll break Dash's record. I don't give a crap, because what I've said is 100% truth.

cuervo's picture

You've got one person that agrees with you 100%. For most of his career, the bigger the game the worse he played. Combined with the fact that he turned into a complete and total jackass Diva while still trying to play the "i'm just an 'ole country boy " card makes him a person I have zero respect for.

barutanseijin's picture

Kinda the same with Rodgers. Maybe it was the coaching?

Dash Riprock's picture

I gave you an upvote for two reasons. First of all I don't want you to break my record and second I don't know how a single person can disagree with you. I wanted to move on from Favre in 2001 or 2003? when he threw 6 int's in that playoff game against the Rams. That was absolutely pathetic. Fun entertaining player but way to many boneheaded mistakes. It's unfortunate how things turned out in the end but glad Ted moved on. It's the single no. 1 reason I have total respect for Ted Thompson. He made one of the most gutsy moves in NFL history moving on from Favre to an unknown in Aaron Rodgers.

Dash

The TKstinator's picture

If you’ve eaten steak and do not like it, you are not a carnivore.

Old School's picture

What if the steak was raw? Overcooked? Served on a dirty plate? Seasoned with crap?

pacman's picture

All great throws.
Similar to what we got used to seeing from AR but without the interceptions. Except this past year when AR missed more deep open receivers than anyone can remember.
I recall a few years back where AR threw to Finley and the ball zipped by 3 receivers all within inches. I remember Aikmen commenting on how Finley was not open on that play.
The speed with which a pro qb has to see his man, decide and throw is amazing. This is something that a guy like Hundley couldn't even dream of doing.

PatrickGB's picture

He was the very most entertaining QB to ever play for the packers and one of the best ever. When he had a coach to reel him in he was a true winner. And he was as tough as a linebacker.

Jonathan Spader's picture

I'd like to think Favre was tougher than Nick Perry.

Dash Riprock's picture

Favre pound for pound was one of the toughest SOB's in NFL history. He would have played the game for free.

Dash

I bleed green more's picture

I owned a card shop, grand kids will get about 1,000 Brett cards I have so many its not funny. I gotta tell you the first time my brother showed me a tape yes way back then I said who is that guy. Well we know who he is now, loved watching him play never a dull moment.

egbertsouse's picture

He would make throws that I couldn’t believe a human being could make, then he would break my heart with a bonehead interception. It was a completely different experience than watching Rodgers. With AR it is, “Throw the damn ball!” With Favre it was, “No, don’t throw it, nooooo!! Crap!”

BamaPackFan's picture

Favre is still a legend around here for how he was in a wreck while in College, had some of his intestines removed and came back to play and beat Alabama. We couldn't wait for him to graduate. He scared us every time he played us.
His speech at the HOF where he remembered everyones name defined him to me. I like him... a lot. yes, he could be a huge knucklehead at times, but he sure won the Pack a lot of games they had no business winning in those days too.

Lphill's picture

We loved him we hated him , that Raiders game was magic the day his Father passed away, I was at the HOF for his induction I am glad I attended.

jww061356's picture

Favre was the ultimate entertainment. He took us to the mountain, but man, could he rip your heart out through your chest. He was entertaining to watch, but he needed Holmgren to keep the knucklehead tendencies in check. Once Holmgren went to Seattle, Favre was never the same.

Since '61's picture

Favre was a one of a kind player. He was one of the toughest if not the toughest QB who ever played the game. He had one of the best arms ever and he could just flat out play football the way the game should be played.

Regretably he regressed after Holmgren left for Seattle. I still believe the Packers would have won at least one more SB if Holmgren remained in GB, plus he would have kept Favre under control.

He was fun to watch and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to see his entire career with the Packers. He brought the Pack Back from NFL Siberia and he, Reggie White, Holmgren and Ron Wolf made the Packers an elite team in the NFL once again.
Thanks, Since '61

Carlos Sanchez's picture

It was always fun to watch him play the game. Even when he played for the Vikings and the Jets.

The TKstinator's picture

Is your middle name “Danger”, Carlos?

PAPackerbacker's picture

I doubt Favre's record of starts will ever be broken. He was one tough son of a gun. And to set that record as a QB is an impressive feat. He put Green Bay back on the map after a couple of decades + of losing seasons. He was as competitive as they come, and having fun doing it. His love for the game was second to none. His speech at the HOF was one for the record books and sealed his career as one of the best, if not the best, to ever play the game. Awesome, yes he was, and then some.

KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

Amen!

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