It seems I am even in agreement with the folks over at StandFirm on this issue (along with many other football fans across the country) about Brett Favre's greatness. There is tons of coverage of his retirement such as HERE, and HERE and HERE, and HERE, and HERE, and HERE, and HERE, and HERE, and HERE and HERE, and HERE ...!
Favre Informs Packers That He Is Retiring
Tuesday, March 4, 2008; Page E01
After pondering retirement in each of the last several offseasons but continuing a career sure to land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has decided that he's had enough.
Favre has informed Packers officials that he's retiring, the team confirmed today.
"Brett Favre has informed us of his intention to retire from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL," Ted Thompson, the club's general manager, said in a written statement released by the team. "He has had one of the greatest careers in the history of the National Football League, and he is able to walk away from the game on his own terms -- not many players are able to do that."
New York Times...
Packers’ Quarterback Favre to Retire From N.F.L.
In the end, the boyish enthusiasm that drove him to a Super Bowl championship and three N.F.L. most valuable player awards gave way to weariness. And so on Monday night, Brett Favre, the beloved quarterback of the Green Bay Packers and one of the most iconic and crowd-pleasing players in football history, told the Packers he was retiring.
He gave all of us NFL fans a lot to watch over the years!