Thursday, March 06, 2008

Brett Farve Calls It a Career

I grew up in Michigan and was (and still am to a certain extent) a NFC Central (now North) fan. However, I never liked the Packers much, they were always difficult for my favorites (the Lions and the Bears) and I didn't like many of the personalities over the years. Brett Farve was one of the rare exceptions to that sentiment.

Brett Farve rarely spoke about how great he was, but he is one of the finest quarterbacks in the history of the game. He spoke with his strong intellect, unprecedented passion, and athletic ability and not with his mouth. During his career, Farve accumulated 3 MVPs, 8 seasons with 30 or more touchdown passes, 16 consecutive 3,000 yard passing seasons, 18 straight games with a touchdown pass in the playoffs, a record number of wins for a starting quarterback (160), 442 touchdown passes (a record), 5377 pass completions (an all time high), and many others. He was extraordinary.

For a while, because of injuries, Farve struggled with an addiction to pain killers. He didn't make excuses for the behavior, but owned it, went into recovery and put the problem behind him. He worked hard and never measured anyone by a double standard. He never expected anything from anyone, that he didn't expect for himself.

I believe we have yet to hear the end of Farve. I believe he will parlay his awesome career on the football field to a great career where ever he goes. Be it to the front office of a team, a career in coaching, or one in business. Farve's best years may very well be, yet to come.

Kevin Price is Host of the Houston Business Show (M-F at 11 AM on CNN 650) and Publisher of the Houston Business Review. Hear the show live and online at HoustonBusinessShow.com. Visit the archive of past shows here.

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Anonymous Ron Pierce said...

Great player. He will be missed.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too much crying at his press conference. They had to be alligator tears.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Go Texans! said...

I'm with anonymous. I hate the packers and Farve is the Packers.

9:43 PM  

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