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Brett Favre retires from NFL. Well its a long time coming, glad he could go out with the success he had last year. Read the full story here.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that according to Favre's agent, Bus Cook, Favre informed Packers coach Mike McCarthy of his decision Monday night.

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Salute!

8-)

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What a career. Too bad, he was amazing last year.

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One of the few players I have a great deal of respect for.  Makes me feel old when I consider that I've watched his entire (college and professional) career.

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Up until right after the NFC championship game I really thought he was coming back.  His body just can't handle the cold like it used to.  The two very cold games this past season, @ Chicago and the NFC Championship, he just couldn't get it done.  After thinking about these two games, I had a bad feeling he wasn't coming back.

I grew-up watching Favre.  He took us from perennial cellar-dwellers to the top of the NFL.  He will be missed greatly.

I have no idea how we'll get used to not seeing #4 under center on Sundays.  With his ironman streak and all, the thought of not seeing Favre on game day has never crossed my mind.  It has been a given.  We've been lucky to not only have a QB that you know wll be there every week, and to never have a QB controvesy, but to have one that played at the caliber he has.

This one is going to take some time getting used to.  

I guess now we'll get a chance to see if Aaron Rodgers can cut it.  

http://www.packers.com/breaking_news/  

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Congrats to Brett on his Hall of Fame career.     I was honored to witness many of those years and games.

Thanks Brett!

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He's one of the few players i have a mass amount of respect for.

Man,is it gonna be hard to replace him!

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Not only one of the greatest players- but one of the finest men to play the game.  Best of luck to him in all future endeavors!

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Going to miss him.  He is one of my all time favorites.  Good man - on and off the field and a total class act.

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Of all the NFL quarterbacks I liked Brett the best. He was a gritty player who played with pain and never complained. One of the all-time greats, IMO!! It's going to be very difficult for GB to replace him.

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Loved him in There's Something About Mary. Does he play football, too?

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This is NOT news that I wanted to hear. Like all good players, you always hate to see them hang it up. He is, BY FAR, one of the best football players ever. I can't say that I've ever seen anyone play with more heart. Hopefully the Pack will still be competitive with Rogers at the helm. The rest of the team is young and should be strong. Brett will be missed!!!

See you in the hall of fame, Brett!!

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I wish him the best in the future. I just hope he dosn't come back with a differnt team like a other packer great did. As for Arron Rogers gos. I don't think he will last long. Every time he plays or came in for Brett he got hurt.

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Favre IS one of the greatest players of any sport I've ever watched. If I could describe him with one word, it would be HEART. I don't know how he played at 40+ years old in -10* cold against 300 lb players half of his age.

He is a legend never to be forgotten.

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He was the consummate sportsman.  He's going out on top.

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Farve IS one of the greatest players of any sport I've ever watched. If I could describe him with one word, it would be HEART. I don't know how he played at 40+ years old in -10* cold against 300 lb players half of his age.

He is a legend never to be forgotten.

I believe he is 37 years old not 40 +.

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I'm going to give Rogers a chance.  I can remember a scrawny kid completing his first pass at Lambeau field.  It was Brett Favre to Brett Favre, (No I didn't misspell his name Favre is the way it is spelled, but he pronounces it FaRve ?  When you play like him you can call yourself what you want.) and the interceptions.  I thought "where did this guy come from and when are we going to send him back".

He grew.....boy did he grow, until we have the legend we have today.

Brett was MORE then a football players though, he was a man, and one of the best examples of a man since the "Duke" (John Wayne).  The thing was, Brett, was real.

He puked blood, and kept playing, he got hooked on pain killers, admitted it, then played even better.  His Dad died, and he played his best game ever, his wife got cancer, and he broke almost every record there was.

He's a Hall Of Fame'r, but above that, what a man should aspire to be.  

Thanks for everything Brett. :)

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I wish him the best in the future. I just hope he dosn't come back with a differnt team like a other packer great did. As for Arron Rogers gos. I don't think he will last long. Every time he plays or came in for Brett he got hurt.

Who was that other Packer great your talkin about ?

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