Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Brett Favre - What A 'Sports Star' Should Be ...

Brett Favre has finally announced he will play one more season for the Minnesota Vikings. Why do I mention this ?

Apart from being a big Vikes fan, it's all about Favre. At nearly 41 years old he is one of America's richest and most successful sportsman of all time.

He doesn't need the money. He certainly doesn't need the pain, and he hates the press attention. He's won everything you can win in the game, and among many others, holds the following records:
He really has nothing left to prove to anyone. So why is he doing it?

For the love of the game. He's retired three times now, and he's come back three times because he still wants it.

This will be Favre's 20th year in the NFL (they breed 'em tough down in Southern Mississippi) and Favre has also made one mark his own - he is the first ever Grandfather to be listed as a current player in the NFL.

Over here in the UK we get so blase about our wimpy, play-acting, cheating Premiership Football players (who wouldn't last ten minutes in an NFL game).

It's good to see someone play purely for the love of the sport that's been good to him.

PostScript January 2011

Favre retired after the 2010/2011 season.