Today is a sad day for me.
Brett Favre announced he's retiring.
I'm sure many NFL fans are happy, even glad to see the old guy leave. I know the Pack's fans have been divided about this subject for a while now. But not me. I wanted to see Favre play as long as he could. I guess his knee, wrist, elbow, and the rest of his whole body said enough. Plenty of time now for hunting and fishing, I guess.
I really wanted him to leave on a "high". Did he? I don't know. Sure he's won the coveted Lomardi trophy. But I wanted to see him walk out as high as he could. Maybe he did walk out the best he could - ten years after he won Super Bowl XXXI.
Favre was a true leader and one tough dude and it was obvious he loved the game and to win.
I don't know if anyone will be able to fill #4's place... but that is what they said about Bart Starr in 1971, too. Yes, there will be some hard games this next season at Lambeau - but real Pack fans will have to give Aaron Rodgers a chance to show us what he can do. But I'll still miss #4.
Go Pack Go!