Thursday, March 06, 2008

Salute to Brett Favre

One of the best has officially resigned from the NFL. If you didn't catch his press conference, check it out here.
With tears in his eyes, Brett Favre told the press, "All good things must come to an end." He revealed no other reason than "I've got nothing left to give."
Now, please understand, I'm a Dallas Cowboy fan. And there was a time when the Packers were a major threat to the Cowboys every time they played each other.
But I must admit, Brett Favre was always fun to watch! In this same press conference, he says, "It was never about the money, or the fame..." and I believe him. This guy played his guts out because he LOVES THE GAME. Favre never gave up, many of his wins coming in the last moments of ball games. He always reminded me of a 12-year old kid when he would celebrate after a play. If only ALL professional footballers were THAT excited, and kept that kind of football would be much more popular among viewers.
Yes, I'm sad to see him go. Yes, I wonder if he still had another few good years in him. But his profession is not like mine. (It definitely pays better!) You need mental sharpness and physical ability and wellness to excel in football. I can see how it would wear on you after a while.

(Speaking of which, I noticed that a random person from the Web found my site using a search entitled, "Is youth ministry worth it?" Hang in there, I'll try to answer your question next blog...)

Mr. Favre, I salute you and what you've done for the game. I'll miss you bringing it to my Cowboys week by week. Enjoy your family. I'm sure you'll launch yourself into your next phase of life with the same eagerness you exhibit in football. And I hope you continue to excel. Keep remembering the blessings God has given you, and keep Him as your compass in life. God bless you, man.


Anonymous said...

What a nice message Franklin. I don't know much about football, but Brett Favre was truly a man who loved the game, and a man who gave God the credit for his talent. May God be with him as he moves on to a new venture in his life.
Love you, Nana

Theresa said...

Hey, thanks for this post. I'm a super huge Packers - especially Favre - fan! Sad day, but God bless him <:)

One Observationist said...

I agree with you Franklin. Favre was one of the best in our lifetime. I so wanted him to make it to the Super Bowl last season for one last hurrah, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

I'm going to miss watching him play. As you said, he played his heart (and guts) out every time he stepped out on to the field. And there just aren't very many guys that seem to play with the level of passion that he did.

Great post.