Brett Favre

He announced his retirement this week. He was always a joy to watch, I ofcourse especially remember the superbowls where he brought the Packers the championship in 96/97. Can hardly believe it’s been that long.

A very emotional speech. I think it’s nice that he quits now, instead of keeping on playing too long and becoming a shade of his former self. Must be very weird to not play, after it’s been your life for so long …

Some impressive stats as well (from wikipedia) :

Favre is the only three-time AP MVP (1995-97) in NFL history and has led the Packers to two Super Bowls: a victory against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI and a loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII. Favre played 17 seasons in the NFL and started every game for the Packers since his first start in 1992 through his retirement in 2008.