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Factbox: Favre officially files for third retirement
Reuters ^ | 1-17-2011 | Staff

Posted on 01/17/2011 1:29:59 PM PST by Red Badger

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre filed his retirement papers on Monday, ending one of the National Football League's most fabled careers.

Here are some facts about Favre and his career:

Born - October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

1991 - Atlanta Falcons make Favre their second-round pick, number 33 overall, in NFL Draft out of Southern Mississippi.

1992 - Traded to Green Bay for a first-round draft pick.

1992 - Replaces injured quarterback Don Majkowski (ankle) in Game Three, goes on to post 8-5 record and claim starting job he will not relinquish for 16 seasons. Is named to his first NFC Pro Bowl squad.

1995 - Selected to start at quarterback in Pro Bowl. Named NFL's Most Valuable Player.

1996 - Culminates season by leading Packers to 35-21 victory over New England Patriots in Super Bowl to give Green Bay its first NFL title in 29 years.

1997 - Named league MVP for the third year in a row; leads Green Bay back to Super Bowl but ends up on losing side in a 31-24 loss to Denver.

2003 - Plays in all 16 games despite fracturing the thumb on his throwing hand in the team's seventh game of the season that required him to wear a protective splint the rest of the year. Selected to his eighth Pro Bowl after leading Packers to their ninth playoff appearance in his 12 years.

2004 - Extends his NFL-record streak of consecutive post-season games with a touchdown pass to 16 in 2004 season NFC wild card game against Minnesota.

2006 - Becomes the NFL's all-time leader in pass completions and first to reach 5,000 completions.

2007 - Sets NFL records for most career wins as a starting quarterback (160), most passing yards (61,655), most touchdown passes (442) and interceptions (288).

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Minnesota
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Here we go again......
1 posted on 01/17/2011 1:30:04 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Jaaa. again.

who has the pool? ;-)


2 posted on 01/17/2011 1:31:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Red Badger

This time for sure!

/bullwinkle


3 posted on 01/17/2011 1:33:09 PM PST by Colinsky
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To: Red Badger

GMTA - was thinking the same thing when he announced. He had it made when he first announced a few years back He could have retired in ‘glory’ but no, his ultra ego got the better of him. True, he did have some good moments.


4 posted on 01/17/2011 1:33:52 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer, A Painter, A Politician And The Media Can Change Black To White)
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To: Red Badger

He really blew it in that NFC title game against New Orleans at the end of the 2009 season. Had he just held onto the ball and taken a knee, they’d have kicked what would have been the game winning field goal. A bit more of a craftsman’s attitude and a bit less of a gunslinger’s attitude, and he’d have seen another Super Bowl.


5 posted on 01/17/2011 1:37:10 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Red Badger

Won’t believe it until it is a done deal.


6 posted on 01/17/2011 1:38:29 PM PST by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: RingerSIX

I bet he becomes a coach...............


7 posted on 01/17/2011 1:39:06 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Red Badger

Aaron Rodgers is such a beast right now that it’s almost as if Brett Favre never played for the Packers.


8 posted on 01/17/2011 1:39:15 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Red Badger
1991 - Atlanta Falcons make Favre their second-round pick, number 33 overall, in NFL Draft out of Southern Mississippi.

1992 - Traded to Green Bay for a first-round draft pick.

1992 - Replaces injured quarterback Don Majkowski (ankle) in Game Three, goes on to post 8-5 record and claim starting job he will not relinquish for 16 seasons. Is named to his first NFC Pro Bowl squad.


16 years. Wow. he was a '4-term President on the gridiron' and played to much acclaim. Not bad for a kid out of Mississippi.. He could play.

9 posted on 01/17/2011 1:39:44 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Red Badger
Favre's official website is now selling this "Thanks for the Memories" photo, featuring the dates of his playing career and three teams he started for. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/its-really-over-brett-favre-selling-retirement-merchandise-on-his-website-2011-1#ixzz1BKaf1UZT
10 posted on 01/17/2011 1:41:39 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Favre has a 1 - 1 record in the SuperBowl.

Rodgers is 0 - 0 to date but has a good chance to match that record and beyond .. if he doesn’t get his bell rung again.. and again.


11 posted on 01/17/2011 1:42:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Damn, someone drive a wooden stake in his heart this time.


12 posted on 01/17/2011 1:48:46 PM PST by burroak
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To: Red Badger

Amazing record...........too bad he will be remembered for the guy who could not retire with grace and dignity


13 posted on 01/17/2011 1:57:38 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Red Badger
I bet he becomes a coach.

I don't know... he doesn't seem like the coach type to me. He was never one to play the role of the older wise player to a younger quarterback. I always had the feeling that if he couldn't start, then that was it... he was outta there.

But, maybe if coaching is his job, he'll go at it with the same sense of desire that kept him on the playing field.

14 posted on 01/17/2011 1:58:19 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Red Badger

The NFL ought to have a “3 Retirements” rule... file thrice - you’re out for good. :)


15 posted on 01/17/2011 2:00:16 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: NormsRevenge

There was only one category where I saw he didn’t quite “measure” up.


16 posted on 01/17/2011 2:02:14 PM PST by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: RingerSIX
He really blew it in that NFC title game against New Orleans at the end of the 2009 season

...ironically, he also tarnished his reputation by throwing an ill-advised pass at Jenn Sterger, late in his career, into heavy New York media coverage....of course it was picked off by the media, humiliating Farve and breaking the heart of his wife of many years. Apparently he was a gunslinger off the field too.

17 posted on 01/17/2011 2:04:28 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: ghost of nixon

18 posted on 01/17/2011 2:05:22 PM PST by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: Red Badger

Oh, great! Now he can get the Band back together and book the cities for their 34th Reunion World Concert tour!

Oh, wait a minute. I thought you were talking about Brett Favre, the interim drummer for The Who.

/sarc


19 posted on 01/17/2011 2:06:16 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Red Badger

I laughed when a guy on the NFL Channel said he won’t believe it until Favre has been retired for two CONSECUTIVE years.


20 posted on 01/17/2011 2:15:24 PM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: NormsRevenge
... or "distracted" by ...


21 posted on 01/17/2011 2:21:11 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Red Badger

WAS a great football player, but enough is enough. Give it up Brett, you should have gone out with style two years ago.


22 posted on 01/17/2011 2:21:53 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Lost Highway

lulz


23 posted on 01/17/2011 2:24:22 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NormsRevenge

And we Chicago fans hope that the Bears ring Rodgers bell a few more times this weekend! ;-)


24 posted on 01/17/2011 2:33:59 PM PST by TheBlueMax ("To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them" -George Mason)
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To: TheBlueMax
Well if you do he'll have time to recuperate for the Superbowl.
25 posted on 01/17/2011 2:39:41 PM PST by mimaw
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To: Lost Highway
She is such a fine upstanding lady that her naked body appears in hef’s misogynistic rag playboy... once a whore... always a whore.

LLS

26 posted on 01/17/2011 3:08:00 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I wonder if anyone realizes how many back up QBs to this guy went to other teams to become starters.

I cant even remember them all.


27 posted on 01/17/2011 3:08:08 PM PST by crz
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To: NormsRevenge

Jaaa. again.

who has the pool? ;-)


Ha! Took the words right out of my. er, hands....


28 posted on 01/17/2011 3:41:09 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: NormsRevenge

He is still my hero.

Most players his age are living on Vicodin & barely able to pee every day unassisted.

He has a mental & physical toughness that most of the NFL will NEVER see again.


29 posted on 01/17/2011 4:33:48 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: crz

Matt Hasselbeck for one.


30 posted on 01/17/2011 7:00:13 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Red Badger

That “Fabled Career” is now a “Tarnished Career”. Too bad the egotistical basterd didn’t have the sense to retire before he made a complete fool of himself.


31 posted on 01/17/2011 8:06:20 PM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: boop

More than just him..

Brunell, and a couple others I think. Wasnt there one that started for the Giants for a while? Then Warner..he was cut.


32 posted on 01/18/2011 2:02:47 AM PST by crz
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To: crz
The backups to Favre that went on to become starters:

Don Majkowski (Lions)
Ty Detmer (Eagles)
Mark Brunell (Jaguars, Redskins)
Doug Pederson (Eagles, Browns)
Matt Hassleback (Seahawks)
Aaron Brooks (Saints)
Kurt Warner (Rams, Cardinals)
Aaron Rodgers (Packers)

There were a few others that played elsewhere but these are the top guys.

33 posted on 01/18/2011 8:59:27 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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