Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Brett Favre Retires

We at the Dave and Steve Show would like to take a moment to recognize Brett Favre, who announced his retirement from professional football today.

Whether you're a fan of professional (American) football or not, the simple fact is that you should be a fan of Mr. Favre. As a diehard Seahawks supporter who got to see Brett and his team knock the Seahawks out of the playoffs this year, I still can't help but root for the guy.

In a world where professional athletes (and society in general) grow more and more narcissistic and egocentric each day, Brett was a man who let his play on the field do the talking. You never heard about Brett's run in with the law, or things of that nature, outside of an addiction to painkillers that he began taking to treat and injury. Even with that addiction Brett handled it with class and poise.

Brett was everything that was right about professional sports, and the reason that kids have heroes. In his last season, one of his best, he looked more like a 20 year old than a 17 year veteran of the league.

So hats off to you Mr. Favre. While we will miss seeing you on Sunday, we thank you for the time we did get to spend watching you play.

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