Wednesday, May 13, 2009

For Marion….

Daddy says there are always two things that you can count on when spring turns to summer.  One is gas prices going up and the other is Brett Farve trying to make up his mind on retirement.

This summer is no different.  At the end of last season he said his biceps muscle was damaged, and rather than play through the pain he was going to hang up his cleats. A few months went by and he was quiet.  He even filed the retirement paperwork, something he had never done in previous seasons.  Perhaps this was finally it.

Around draft time though, there came rumblings that Minnesota was making overtures that they wanted him to play. And now everyday the signs that he is coming back are getting stronger.

As far as Dad is concerned, Brett is and always will be a member of the Green Bay Packers.  Any other team that he happens to play for is just damaging a legacy that he spent 17 years building.

So Brett, this is a message from a little kid.  Stay retired. Please.  Let us welcome you into the Hall of Fame as the greatest Packer to ever play the game, and not as the bitter athlete that is just trying to one up his former team.

P.S.  I wrote this for my Aunt Marion.  I hope she likes it.


  1. Dear Jack,

    You have great wisdom for such a small boy :) When you are older I promise to share wonderful stories about this great quaterback and the wonders that are the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field, but I agree he should retire and stay retired. I love you Jack and hope to see you soon. Aunt Marion