Up for sale is this. "Last Game at County Stadium". Signed by artist Doug West.
Limited Edition art litho with. COA Authentication with certified autograph seal! Brett's's auto is clear and crisp! From an investment standpoint, you will own a piece of history, including one of Brett's early career signatures, which are not easy to authenticate. With this litho, you have proof of an early career autograph, which are more valuable and will increase in value over time.The sig is mint and the portrait collage print is framed in green and gold. This art print was created and signed by Doug West, world renowned sports artist. Please see more about Doug below. This piece commemorate the Packers's "The Last Game at County Stadium" including Brett's game winning dive into the endzone vs. His old rookie season team, the Atlanta Falcons, to begin the playoff run for Brett and the Packers.
This is the perfect piece of memorabilia for any Brett Favre or County Stadium collector completing their collection. This piece of memorabilia comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity as part of the framing. This is the only piece I have ever seen from this edition. I searched for other's and have not found them. This piece is very rare and extremely hard to find!Own a very unique Brett Favre signed collectible! Please see all of the images provided.
I have attended a majority of my former companies' signings over the last few years including Greg Jennings, AJ Hawk, Brian Urlacher, LeRoy Butler, Robert Brooks, Thomas Jones, Andrew Bogut, Jennie Finch, Mason Crosby, Donald Driver, Gilbert Brown, Tommie Harris, Bernard Berrian, Ben Sheets, Corey Hart, Prince Fielder, Devin Hester to name a few. In addition, I've acquired some of my collection directly from our vendor partners Steiner Sports, Mounted Memories, Official Brett Favre, TriStar Productions, Upper Deck Authenticated UDA, Schwartz Sports, Radtke Sports and many more.
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Wests latest special projects include the 2004 and 2005 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Lithographs, the 1984 Detroit Tigers Lithograph, the Cal Ripken Legacy series, where Doug created four specialized paintings for the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, and the Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Lithograph. Dougs masterful impressionistic, realistic artworks are being recognized. Wests artwork has been described as capturing the essence of the athlete, moving admirers and collectors alike to relive the passion of their heros greatest moments.Some have commented that it is as if Doug possesses the ability to capture their soul within the colors of canvas. Wests paintings themselves tell a story. They encompass the career of the athlete, with action and emotion. You can feel not only the athlete and his life, but you feel a sense of accomplishment, of time and movement, they are living works. Painting upside down half of the time, Doug is being applauded for his efforts to reinvent the idea of sports art by bringing it to a new level. As one of the brightest talents on the horizon, Artist Doug West is trailblazing fresh ideas in sports art, pioneering a deeper dimension with his colorful paintings and new impressionistic approach, complementing each great sports achievement with the players raw emotion. PACKERS LAST GAME AT COUNTY STADIUM. The Green Bay Packers endured an entire season of blown opportunities to finally pull out a close game at the end. They also waited 20 years to find a worthy successor to Bart Starr as their quarterback.
Brett Favre stamped himself indelibly in the memories of the loyal fans of Milwaukee on Sunday with the Packers' most memorable play of the season seemingly headed for oblivion. With one damn-the-torpedoes, full-speed-ahead dash to either destruction or glory, Favre saved the season with a diving exclamation point in a 21-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the Packers' final game ever at County Stadium. "It's vintage Brett Favre, " kicker Chris Jacke said.
Dumb and brilliant at the same time. If he doesn't make the first down or get out of bounds, we'd have been in trouble.
By outrunning defensive end Chuck Smith to the corner and hurling his body across the goal-line for the 9-yard touchdown with 14 seconds remaining, Favre climaxed a decisive 10-play, 67-yard drive. But had he failed and been tackled in-bounds on his third-and-two scramble, the Packers might not have been able to reassemble, snap the ball and stop the clock because they were out of timeouts. And, if Favre had been tackled short of the first down, the field-goal team would have had to make an improbable rush into position for a hurried attempt."I yelled to Brett to get out of bounds, " Jacke said. But I guess you just have to live and die with the kid.
When Atlanta's Hail Mary pass fell incomplete as time expired, the crowd of 54,885 stood as one in a final show of support after 62 years of watching the Packers. As he approached the dugout tunnel, Packers coach Mike Holmgren paused near a snowbank along the first-base line and saluted the crowd. It was perhaps the most emotional post-game scene since the final home game of 1981, when Starr gathered his team at midfield in Lambeau Field after a victory over Detroit and sent them scattering to all corners of the stadium to shake hands with the fans. "I'll never forget this, " Holmgren said. It was a very special moment.Nothing was wonderful for the Packers after their two-touchdown start created a false sense of superiority. From the start of the second quarter until 2 minutes remained, the Packers turned a 14-3 lead into a 17-14 deficit by failing to score on seven consecutive possessions. The loss of Sterling Sharpe with a spinal injury in the second quarter cost the Packers their premier weapon. But before Sharpe left, he dropped a third-down pass that started the offensive malaise. Later, Jacke would push wide to the right field-goal tries from 51 and 37 yards. Favre would throw an interception in the end zone after guard Harry Galbreath allowed excessive penetration by defensive tackle Jumpy Geathers. Holding penalties on Guy McIntyre, Reggie Johnson and Galbreath would ruin two third-quarter drives. Then two fourth-quarter possessions would go no-where when the Falcons' 28th-ranked defense began to sense an upset. "I was surprised our offense didn't do more today, " Packers tackle Ken Ruettgers said. Hopefully, it's just a fluke. Atlanta got the ball back with 4 minutes 41 seconds left and a three-point cushion. The Falcons managed one-first down, then faced third and four when the Packers called their second of three timeouts. Atlanta coach June Jones sent three wide receivers to the right and isolated Andre Rison against Doug Evans on the left.
Just four plays earlier, Evans had gotten away with an obvious interference penalty, and on the previous series Rison had burned him for 25-yard gain and then the two-point conversion. Rison drove hard against Evans, broke off his route and went to the sideline.
"He wanted me to to go up the field, " Evans said. But Evans stayed with Rison, giving backup quarterback Bobby Hebert little margin on the throw. Hebert made a bad pass, which was wide of Rison.
Harold Alexander's 31-yard punt left the Packers to start from their 33 with 1:58 left. "We didn't want to force it in there, " Hebert said. If we had made one more first down we would have been in pretty good shape. The tone for the entire drive was set on the first play when tight end Mark Chmura ran scot-free down the middle of the field and made a stumbling catch for 25 yards. The Falcons double-covered the two wide receivers, leaving linebacker Jessie Tuggle to cover Chmura.But Tuggle moved up to cover Edgar Bennett, leaving Chmura open. Chmura dropped a 13-yard pass on the next play, stopping the clock at 1:33. The Packers ran the same play and Favre found Robert Brooks for three. With the clock running, Favre hesitated and drilled an out pass to Brooks for 10 yards and the first down. "I threw it as hard as I've thrown one all day and Robert made a great catch and stepped out, " Favre said.
At that point, the Falcons changed from a 4-1 to 4-3 defense, but the Packers stayed in their base offense. Favre wisely threw incomplete to Bennett, then called an audible against a blitz and found the diving Anthony Morgan for four yards. With the clock again running, Brooks caught a short crossing pass from Favre and swung upfield with a gutsy cut to gain the first down by about a yard at the 17. A spike killed the clock with 19 seconds left. The Falcons then went into a zone defense, so Favre went to Chmura underneath for eight yards to the 9."Brett just kept making great decisions, " Packers wide receivers coach Jon Gruden said. The Falcons didn't take a lot of risks and he executed perfectly.
Holmgren sent out three wide receivers for the first time in the drive, Terry Mickens and Morgan tight on the left and Brooks on the right. The Packers sent five receivers in the pattern, with Mickens on a short crossing route from left to right. Brooks on a deep post pattern, Chmura working into the middle of the end zone, and Morgan and Bennett occupying defenders on the short left. "It's an all-purpose play against any defense, " Gruden said. As Favre took a five-step drop, right tackle Joe Sims was being bull-rushed by Smith.
It was a gamble by Smith, because if he got sucked inside there was no one to contain Favre if he scrambled right. "Usually, he was coming up the field, " Sims said about Smith. But the [pain-killing] shot I took before the game had started to wear off. I think he saw me limping and he tried to bowl me over. As Smith pushed Sims backward, Geathers broke free inside with his patented "forklift" power move against Galbreath.
As Favre bounced right, Sims noticed him in his peripheral vision. He shuffled his feet and hooked Smith, which was crucial to the success of the play. Smith didn't totally blow containment.He pushed off Sims and, on a normal day with his outstanding speed, probably would have been quick enough to prevent Favre from turning the corner. But remember that Smith suffered a sprained knee in the second quarter and thereafter had been in and out of the lineup. So when their paths intersected at the 9, the best Smith could do was dive at Favre's heels. Favre stumbled at the 6, gathered himself at the 3 and lunged in the air.
He landed just across the goal line, safely under the charge of the big rookie cornerback, Anthony Phillips. "It could have been another [Jay] Novacek, " said Morgan, a reference to the Cowboys' tight end who was tackled at the 6-inch line as time expired in Cleveland's 19-14 victory last week. "Hey, we have to get lucky one of these days, " Sims said.
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He also led the Packers to two Super Bowl appearances, following the 1996 and 1997 seasons. At the time of his retirement in 2008, Favre held a number of NFL records, including most touchdown passes (442), career passing yards (61,655), and career completions (5,377).He also held the record for most victories as a starting quarterback (160). Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Brett Lorenzo Favre grew up in Kiln, Mississippi where he played baseball and football. Favre started for the Hancock North Central baseball team as an eighthgrader and earned five varsity letters. In football he played quarterback, lineman, strong safety, placekicker and punter in a primarily option, run-oriented offense coached by his father, Irvin Favre.
Irvin Favre said he knew his son had a great arm but also knew that the school was blessed with good running backs. As a result, in the three years Brett was on the team, his father ran a run-oriented offense called the wishbone. Favre rarely threw more than five passes in a game.
Farve attended the USM University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in Hattiesburg. As a collegian in 1990 he was involved in a serious automobile accident, but a month later he paced his team to a victory over the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. The Atlanta Falcons selected Favre in the second round of the 1991 NFL draft. He played in only two games as a rookie in 1991 and was then traded to the Green Bay Packers.
In the third game of the 1992 season, Favre filled in for injured Packers quarterback Don Majkowski; he performed so well that he won the starting job for the remainder of the season. He set a team record by completing 64.1 percent of his passes.
In 1993 Favre led the National Football Conference (NFC) with 318 completions, and in 1994 he finished second in the balloting for player of the year. He led the Packers to the NFC Championship Game against the Dallas Cowboys after the 1995 campaign, and for his performance that season he was voted most valuable player by the Associated Press. Favre threw 33 touchdown passes in 1994 and 38 in 1995only the fifth time in NFL history that a quarterback threw at least 30 touchdowns in consecutive seasons. Favre was again voted most valuable player in 1996 with 39 touchdown passes, and he led the Packers to a Super Bowl XXXI victory over the New England Patriots.
He turned in another outstanding performance during the 1997 season; his 35 touchdown passes made him the only quarterback in NFL history to throw 30 or more touchdown passes in four consecutive seasons. This helped him earn yet another most valuable player award along with Barry Sanders. Favre also led Green Bay to the NFC championship, but the Packers lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII, 31-24.
In September 2007 Favre surpassed Miami Dolphin Dan Marino for most touchdown passes in a career and passed Denver Bronco John Elway for victories. His 421st touchdown pass to Greg Jennings to set the record came in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. Favre led the Packers to the National Conference title game after the 2007 season but the team lost to the New York Giants at Lambeau Field. In March 2008 Favre announced his retirement from the National Football League. In August 2008, Brett unretired and the GB Packers traded him to the NY Jets, where he recently passed for 6 touchdowns in week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Favre led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship during the 2009 season, having one of his greatest seasons ever! Date of birth: October 10, 1969 (age 43). Place of birth: Gulfport, Mississippi. Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m). Weight: 222 lb (101 kg).High school: Kiln (MS) Hancock North Central. NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33. Debuted in 1991 for the Atlanta Falcons. Last played in 2010 for the Minnesota Vikings. Oak Grove High School (2012present) Offensive coordinator. 11× Pro Bowl (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009). 3× First-team All-Pro (1995, 1996, 1997). 3× Second-team All-Pro (2001, 2002, 2007).
3× AP NFL MVP (19951997). 5× NFC Player of the Year (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2007). 2× NFC Champion (1996, 1997). Career achievements, honors, records and statistics. Career NFL statistics as of 2010.Brett Lorenzo Favre (born October 10, 1969) is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (19922007), New York Jets (2008) and Minnesota Vikings (20092010). Favre is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 500 touchdowns, over 300 interceptions, over 6,000 completions, and over 10,000 pass attempts. .
Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall). He was traded to Green Bay on February 10, 1992, for the 19th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.
Favre became the Packers' starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 1992 season, stepping in for injured quarterback Don Majkowski, and started every game through the 2007 season.  He was traded to the New York Jets and started at quarterback for the 2008 season before signing with the Vikings on August 18, 2009 as their starting quarterback.  He made an NFL record 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs). He is the only player to win the AP Most Valuable Player three consecutive times (199597).  He has led teams to eight division championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009), five NFC Championship Games (1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2009), and two Super Bowl appearances (Super Bowl XXXI, Super Bowl XXXII), winning one (Super Bowl XXXI).He holds many NFL records, including most career touchdown passes, most career passing yards, most career pass completions, most career pass attempts, most career interceptions thrown, most consecutive starts by a player, most consecutive starts by a quarterback, most career victories as a starting quarterback, most sacked, and most fumbles. He is also referred to by his nickname "The Gunslinger". Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi to Irvin and Bonita Favre, and raised in the small town of Kiln. Both his parents were schoolteachers in the Hancock County School District. He is of French and Choctaw ancestry; one of his paternal grandparents was a Native American affiliated with the Choctaw.  One of his ancestors is Simon Favre, an influential figure in Spanish West Florida in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was the second of four children and attended Hancock North Central High School where he played baseball and football. Favre started for the Hancock North Central baseball team as an eighth-grader and earned five varsity letters. He played quarterback, lineman, strong safety, placekicker and punter in a primarily option, run-oriented offense coached by his father, Irvin Favre, who was the head coach of the team. As a result, in the three years Brett was on the team, his father ran the wishbone, a run-oriented offense.
After high school, Southern Mississippi offered Favre a scholarship (the only one he received). Southern Miss wanted him to play defensive back, but Favre wanted to play quarterback instead. Favre began his freshman year as the seventh-string quarterback and took over the starting position in the second half of the third game of the year against Tulane on September 19, 1987. Favre, despite suffering a hangover from the night before and vomiting during warm-ups, led the Golden Eagles to a come-from-behind victory with two touchdown passes.  Favre started ten games during his freshman year and won six of them.
In his junior season, Favre led the Golden Eagles to an upset of Florida State (then ranked sixth in the nation) on September 2, 1989. Favre capped a six-and-a-half-minute drive with the game-winning touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining. N July 14, 1990, before the start of Favre's senior year at Southern Miss, he was involved in a near-fatal car accident. When going around a bend a few tenths of a mile from his parents' house, Favre lost control of his car, which flipped three times and came to rest against a tree.
It was only after one of his brothers smashed a car window with a golf club that Favre could be evacuated to the hospital. In the ambulance, his mother was sitting with him. All I kept asking [her] was'Will I be able to play football again? Doctors would later remove 30 inches (76 cm) of Favre's small intestine. Six weeks after this incident, on September 8, Favre led Southern Miss to a comeback victory over Alabama.Alabama coach Gene Stallings said, You can call it a miracle or a legend or whatever you want to. I just know that on that day, Brett Favre was larger than life. Favre continues to hold various Southern Miss football records. As of the end of the 2010 season, he held the career individual record in the following categories: most plays, most total yards gained, most passing yards gained, most completions made, and most passing attempts made.
He had held the record for the most touchdowns scored (52), but it was later tied by quarterback Lee Roberts, who played for the school from 199598. Favre had 15 games over his career where he compiled more than 200 passing yards, making him the fourth alltime school leader in that category. Of those 15 games, five were 300-yard games, the most compiled by any of the school's quarterbacks.
Additionally, he was the seasonal leader in total passing and total offense in all four of his seasons at Southern Miss. 1987: 79/194 for 1,264 yards with 15 TD vs 13 INT. 1988: 178/319 for 2,271 yards with 16 TD vs 5 INT. 1989: 206/381 for 2,588 yards with 14 TD vs 10 INT. 1990: 150/275 for 1,572 yards with 7 TD vs 6 INT.Favre earned a teaching degree with an emphasis in special education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round, 33rd overall in the 1991 NFL Draft.
 Atlanta coach Jerry Glanville did not approve of the drafting of Favre, saying it would take a plane crash for him to put Favre into the game.  He only attempted four passes in his career at Atlanta, was intercepted twice, and completed none of them. Brett took one other snap, which resulted in a sack for an eleven-yard loss. Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf traded a first-round pick (19th overall, which would be used for Tony Smith) for Favre after the 1991 season.
Wolf, while an assistant to the general manager of the New York Jets, had intended to take Favre in the 1991 NFL draft, but Favre was taken by the Falcons on the previous pick. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and other sources, during the physical after the trade, Favre was diagnosed with avascular necrosis of the hip, the same degenerative condition that ended Bo Jackson's football career, and doctors recommended his physical be failed, which would nullify the trade. Brett Favre played 16 seasons in Green Bay. During his time in Green Bay, Favre was the first NFL player to win three consecutive AP MVP awards. The only player to win four AP MVP Awards is Peyton Manning. He helped the Packers appear in two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XXXI. Favre also started every Green Bay Packers game from September 20, 1992 to January 20, 2008. In the second game of the 1992 season, the Packers played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers were leading 170 at halftime when head coach Mike Holmgren benched starting quarterback Don Majkowski and Favre played the second half. On his first regular season play as a Packer, Favre threw a pass that was deflected and caught by himself.  Favre was tackled and the completion went for 7 yards. The Packers lost the game 313, chalking up only 106 yards passing.
In the third game of the 1992 season, Majkowski injured a ligament in his ankle against the Cincinnati Bengals, an injury severe enough that he would be out for four weeks. Favre replaced Majkowski for the remainder of the contest.Favre fumbled four times during the course of the game,  a performance poor enough that the crowd chanted for Favre to be removed in favor of another Packers backup quarterback at the time, Ty Detmer.  However, down 2317 with 1:07 left in the game, the Packers started an offensive series on their own 8-yard line. Still at the quarterback position, Favre completed a 42 yard pass to Sterling Sharpe. Three plays later, Favre threw the gamewinning touchdown pass to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds remaining. The next week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers began the longest consecutive starts streak for a quarterback in NFL history. During the season, Favre helped put together a six-game winning streak for the Packers, the longest winning streak for the club since 1965. They ended 97 that season, missing the playoffs on their last game. The following season Favre helped the Packers to their first playoff berth since 1982 and was named to his second Pro Bowl.
After the season Favre became a free agent. The Packers finished the 1994 season 97, advancing them to the playoffs in back to back years, a feat they had not accomplished since the Vince Lombardi era. MVP (x3) and Super Bowl seasons (199597).
Favre (in a brown suit) with teammate Reggie White presenting President Bill Clinton with a Packers jacket in a May 1997 ceremony following the Packers' Super Bowl victory that year. In 1995, Favre won the first of his three AP MVP awards.
Favre led the Packers to an 115 record, Green Bay's best record in nearly thirty years. The Packers advanced to the NFC Championship Game after upsetting the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Game. The Packers lost the NFC Championship game to the Dallas Cowboys, marking the third year in a row the Packers season was ended by the Cowboys in the playoffs.Favre helped the Packers advance farther in the playoffs than any other Packer team since 1967, the season the Packers won Super Bowl II. While being treated for various injuries, Brett Favre developed an addiction to vicodin, which became publicly known when he suffered a seizure during a hospital visit. Amid an NFL investigation, he went public to avoid any rumors about his condition. In May 1996, he went into treatment and remained in rehabilitation for 46 days.  Favre led the Packers to their best season in 30 years in the 1996 season, winning his second consecutive MVP award in the process. The Packers led the NFL in points scored as well as fewest points scored against. Green Bay tied the Denver Broncos for the NFL's best regular season record, 133, defeated the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field in the playoffs. The Packers advanced to Super Bowl XXXI at the Louisiana Superdome, a short drive from Favre's hometown.
In Super Bowl XXXI, Favre completed 14 of 27 passes for 246 yards and 2 touchdowns. On the second play of the game, Favre threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to receiver Andre Rison. Favre also completed an 81-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman in the second quarter (then a Super Bowl record). Favre rushed for 12 yards and another touchdown, as the Packers won Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots, 3521.In their 19 games of the season, the Packers had a turnover ratio of plus 24, and outscored their opponents 10048 in the playoffs. Favre and the Packers continued their dominance of the NFC during the next season. Favre was named AP co-MVP of the league along with Detroit Lions' running back Barry Sanders, his third straight award. Also, Green Bay advanced through the playoffs to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. After being heavily favored by 13 points, the Packers lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII by the score of 3124 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, ending the NFC's 13-year Super Bowl winning streak.
Favre completed 25 of 42 passes for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns, with 1 interception and 1 fumble in the losing effort. Favre, standing, scans the Bears' defense during the 2004 season. The Packers lost to the San Francisco 49ers in a wild card playoff game in 1998.Favre had rallied the team with a touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman with 1:56 remaining in the game to put the Packers up 2723. However, Steve Young responded with a touchdown of his own to Terrell Owens with three seconds remaining to end the Packers season.
 Favre and the Packers failed for the first time since 1994 to at least reach the NFC championship game. In the regular season finale of 2001, Favre was the target of minor controversy when, in a game against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium, he was sacked by the Giants defensive end Michael Strahan.
It was Strahan's lone sack of the game and gave him the NFL's singleseason sack record of 22.5, which topped Mark Gastineau's record of 22 set in 1984.  Some analysts, such as Mike Freeman of The New York Times, expressed the opinion that Favre allowed himself to be sacked in order to allow Strahan to set the record. Favre and the Packers continued posting positive results through the next few seasons. Through the 2004 season, the Packers had the longest streak of non-losing seasons (13) in the NFL, despite an 88 record under coach Ray Rhodes, a 97 season under coach Mike Sherman, and no playoff berths in either 1999 or 2000. The streak ended in 2005, with the Packers finishing 412 overall.
Later career & personal tragedies (200306). Favre with the Packers in 2007.
One day after his father died of a heart attack or stroke,  Favre decided to play in a December 22, 2003, Monday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders. The Packers traveled to Oakland where Favre passed for four touchdowns in the first half and 399 total yards in a 417 victory over the Raiders on international television (even receiving applause from "Raider Nation"). Afterwards, Favre said, I knew that my dad would have wanted me to play. I love him so much and I love this game. It's meant a great deal to me, to my dad, to my family, and I didn't expect this kind of performance.But I know he was watching tonight.  He then went to his father's funeral in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
Favre won an ESPY Award for his Monday Night Football performance. A notable game in the 2004 season in which Favre and the Packers finished 106 was against the New York Giants.During the game, Favre suffered a concussion. He did not receive medical clearance to re-enter the game. Despite the concussion, Favre threw a 28-yard touchdown to Javon Walker on a fourth down play. Afterwards it was reported that Favre did not remember throwing the touchdown pass.
 Favre also had two significant touchdown streaks of note during the season. Also, during the 2004 post-season, he broke Dan Marino's record for consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass in the post season. Favre went on to throw a touchdown pass in twenty consecutive playoff games which is still an NFL record.After the death of his father, a series of events related to Favre's family were reported in the media. In October 2004, ten months after the death of Favre's father, his brother-in-law, Casey Tynes, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Favre's Mississippi property. Soon after in 2004, Favre's wife, Deanna Favre, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Following aggressive treatment through 2004, she recovered. She created The Deanna Favre Hope Foundation which supports breast cancer education and women's breast imaging and diagnosis services for all women, including those who are medically underserved. Brett Favre, third from the left; his wife Deanna, second from the left; and First Lady Laura Bush, third from the right; attend a ribbon cutting ceremony in Kiln, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina. In late August 2005, Favre's family suffered another setback: Hurricane Katrina blew through Mississippi, destroying his family's home there; however, none of his family members were injured.  Brett and Deanna's property in Hattiesburg, Mississippi was also extensively damaged by the storm.  Favre elected to continue to play in the 2005 season. For the 2005 season, the Packers, despite throwing for over 3,000 yards for a record 14th consecutive time, Favre had a below average season with only 20 touchdown passes and a league-leading 29 interceptions. The loss of guards Marco Rivera and Mike Wahle to free agency along with key injuries to Javon Walker, Ahman Green, Bubba Franks, among others, hampered Favre and the team.
 After the disappointing season, many speculated that Favre would retire.  However, on April 26, 2006, Favre announced that he would remain with the team for the 2006 season. Despite earlier comments that the 2006 season would be his last, Favre announced in a press conference on May 6, 2006, that he had not ruled out the possibility of returning beyond the 2006 season. In the 2006 season, Favre suffered his first career shutout against the Chicago Bears.
Later in the season, the New England Patriots shut out the Packers in a game where he was injured before halftime and could not complete the game.  On September 24, 2006, he became just the second quarterback in NFL history to record 400 touchdown passes (Dan Marino being the first). He connected with rookie wide receiver Greg Jennings on a 5-yard pass that Jennings turned into a 75-yard touchdown play during a win against the Detroit Lions.  He also became the first player ever to complete 5,000 passes in his career. On December 31, 2006, the Packers played their last game of the season, winning 267 against the Chicago Bears.
It was his 22nd career win versus the Bears, moving him to an all-time record of 228. On February 26, 2007, Brett Favre underwent minor arthroscopic ankle surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin to remove a buildup of bone spurs in his left ankle. Favre broke Dan Marino's touchdown pass record on September 30, 2007, at the Hubert H. Favre began the 2007 season trailing in a number of career NFL passing records. On September 16, 2007, Favre and the Packers defeated the New York Giants to give Favre his record setting 149th win, passing John Elway.
On September 30, Favre threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings in a game against the Vikings. This was his 421st NFL touchdown pass, and set a new all-time record, surpassing Dan Marino's 420. On November 4, 2007, after the Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 3322, Favre became only the 3rd quarterback to have defeated all thirty-one other current NFL teams. He joined Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to do this, just the week after the two of them achieved the accomplishment.
 On Thanksgiving 2007, Favre led the Packers to a 3726 win over the Lions, and brought the Packers to a 101 record. He won the Galloping Gobbler award, given by the broadcasters at Fox to the game MVP. Favre threw three touchdown passes for his 63rd career game with at least three touchdowns, surpassing Marino's former record of 62.Favre led the Packers to a 133 regular season record, the NFC North championship, and the second seed in the NFC playoffs. Prior to the Packers' playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Favre stated his desire to continue playing football for another season.  In the Divisional Playoffs, Favre threw three touchdowns as the Packers cruised to a 4220 victory over the Seahawks at a snowy Lambeau Field. The Packers' season ended the following week when they suffered a 2320 overtime loss in the NFC Championship Game to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.
Negotiating sub-zero temperatures, Favre amassed 236 passing yards and two touchdowns, but also threw an interception in overtime that set up the Giants' game-winning field goal. Favre's 90-yard touchdown pass to Donald Driver in the second quarter was the longest pass in Packers playoff history, and it extended Favre's NFL record for consecutive postseason games with a touchdown pass to 18.  Favre stated after the game that he would make a decision more quickly than he has in the past regarding whether he would return for another season.Favre's milestone 2007 season culminated with his selection to the 2008 Pro Bowl as the starting quarterback for the NFC, but an ankle injury forced him to withdraw. Beginning near the end of the 2006 season, word began to surface that Favre was considering retirement. In fact, playing in Soldier Field against the arch-rival Bears in the season finale, Favre was given a standing ovation in the closing seconds of the Packer victory as a show of respect from Chicago fans to their longtime nemesis. Moments later at the postgame interview, he gave a tearful interview with an NBC Sports correspondent, where he admitted his future was still questionable. Ultimately, the Packers fell in the NFC Championship to the New York Giants (who in turn upset the heavily favored New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII). On March 4, 2008, Favre formally announced his retirement.  Although Favre stated that he had been willing to play another year, he felt that another season would only be successful if he led his team to another Super Bowl victory. He added the chances for a Super Bowl win were small, and that he was not up for the challenge.
At his press conference, Favre openly wept about leaving the NFL. He stated that his decision, regardless of what was being said in the media, had nothing to do with what the Packers did or didn't do. He said, seemingly contradictory to Cook's statements, that his decision to retire was based on the fact that he did not want to play anymore. He said during the conference, I know I can play, but I don't think I want to.
And that's really what it comes down to. On July 2, 2008, it was reported that Favre was in contact with the Packers about a possible return to the team.  On July 11, 2008, Favre sent a letter to the Packers asking for his unconditional release to allow him to play for another NFL team.  Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced he would not grant Favre an unconditional release and reaffirmed the organization's commitment to Aaron Rodgers as its new quarterback. Complicating matters was Favre's unique contract giving him the leverage to void any potential trade by not reporting to the camp of the team he might be traded to if the Packers elect to go that route. Favre spoke publicly for the first time about his potential comeback in a July 14, 2008, interview with Greta Van Susteren on the Fox News Channel's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. In the interview, Favre said he was "guilty of retiring early, " that he was "never fully committed" to retirement, and that he was pressured by the Packers to make a decision before the NFL Draft and the start of the free agent signing period.  Favre disputed the notion that he does not want to play for Green Bay and said that while he understands the organization has decided to move on, they should now allow him to do the same. He made clear that he would not return to the Packers as a backup and reiterated his desire to be released rather than traded, which would allow him the freedom to play for a competitive team. Favre also accused the Packers of being dishonest, wishing the team would have been straightforward with him and the public. In the second part of the interview, which aired on July 15, Favre expressed his frustration with Packer management, spoke of his sympathy for successor Aaron Rodgers' predicament, and affirmed he is 100 percent committed to playing football in 2008. Com's Jay Glazer reported on July 16, 2008, that the Packers filed tampering charges against the Minnesota Vikings with the league office, alleging improper communication between Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Favre,  although one source suggested that Favre may have been in contact with Vikings head coach Brad Childress.
 After an investigation, Commissioner Roger Goodell ruled there had been no violation of tampering rules. Favre formally filed for reinstatement with the NFL on July 29, 2008, and his petition was granted by Commissioner Goodell, effective August 4, 2008.  Favre then flew to Green Bay to report to Packers training camp. After a lengthy meeting with head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson, however, both sides agreed it was time for Favre and the organization to part ways.
McCarthy sensed Favre was not in "the right mind-set" to resume playing for the Packers, while Favre felt that his relationship with Packer management had deteriorated to the point that a return to the team would be untenable. Favre during his time playing for the Jets. Favre's season with the Jets started well; in week four of the 2008 season, he threw six touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals, a personal best and one fewer than the NFL record. By Week 12, the Jets had compiled an 83 record, including a win over the previously undefeated Tennessee Titans.
However, the Jets lost four of the last five games of the season, including the final game against the Miami Dolphins, who had acquired Chad Pennington after he was released from the Jets to make room for Favre. In those five games, Favre threw eight interceptions and only two touchdown passes, bringing his season total to twenty-two of each.  Favre had complained of shoulder pain and had an MRI performed on December 29, 2008, which revealed a torn biceps tendon in his right shoulder. After the 2008 season had ended, in mid January 2009, Favre told Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, "it may be time to look in a different direction" regarding the quarterback position.
 On February 11, 2009, Favre informed the Jets that he was retiring after 18 seasons.  He remained property of the New York Jets organization, until April 28, 2009, when the Jets released Favre from his contract, thus allowing him to sign anywhere he wanted. By May 2009, he was officially cut from the Jets Reserve/Retired list. Favre with th Vikings in 2009.Favre officially signed with the Minnesota Vikings on August 18, 2009. He would go on to have a landmark season in which he surpassed former Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall for consecutive starts at one position, with 291,  became the first quarterback in NFL history to defeat every one of the league's 32 franchises since the NFL first expanded to 32 franchises in 2002,  surpassed Dan Marino's previous record for four-touchdown games, and was named to his 11th Pro Bowl.  The Vikings finished 12-4 and advanced to the NFC Championship game, ultimately losing in overtime to the eventual Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.  Despite the loss, Favre set playoff records for pass completions and passing yards previously held by Joe Montana. On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, NBC Sports reported the confirmation of Brett Favre returning to the Minnesota Vikings, however he repeatedly mentioned that the 2010 season would be his final season.  An announcement was given on August 17, 2010 confirming his return to the team.  That season, Brett Favre achieved two milestones. He threw for his 500th touchdown and 70,000th yard against the New York Jets.  On November 7, 2010, in a game against the Arizona Cardinals, Favre threw for a career high 446 yards while rallying the Vikings from a 14-point 4th quarter deficit to win in overtime.  On December 5, 2010, in a game against the Buffalo Bills, Favre was hit by Bills linebacker Arthur Moats while making a throw, causing him to sustain a sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder. Favre missed the rest of the game and was replaced by Tarvaris Jackson who led the Vikings to victory despite throwing three interceptions. On December 13, 2010, due to his sprained shoulder, Brett Favre was marked inactive for the game against the New York Giants ending his consecutive regular season start streak at 297. Favre started a total of 321 games including post-season appearances. On December 20, 2010 while playing the Chicago Bears outside at TCF Bank Stadium due to the collapse of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Favre sustained a concussion after being sacked by Bears defensive end Corey Wootton.
This would be his final appearance in an NFL game. On January 2, 2011, Favre was unable to play against the Detroit Lions in the final game of the regular NFL season due to his inability to pass NFL-mandated post-concussion tests. In a press conference immediately following the game, Favre announced his intention to retire from professional football. On January 17, 2011, Favre officially filed his retirement papers with the NFL.
Favre was the analyst for his alma mater, Southern Miss, when they played the Rice Owls on October 1, 2011.  In 2012, Favre became the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School.  Favre won his first game as a coach by a score of 64-6. He later joined NFL Network for pregame coverage of Super Bowl XLVII. Brett Favre during the 2010 season with the Vikings. For a more detailed list, see List of career achievements by Brett Favre. Favre has received several awards including. 3× Associated Press Most Valuable Player (MVP) (1995, 1996, and 1997; the last shared with Barry Sanders).
6× First- or Second-team All-Pro selection. Named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He has also been honored by several organizations including Men's Health Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Make a Wish Foundation, and United States Sports Academy. Favre owns several NFL records including. Most pass yards (71,838).Most pass completions (6,300). Most pass attempts (10,169). He owns a number of team records, including having printed his name into almost every passing category in the annals of Green Bay Packers history. He is the holder of several firsts in NFL history, including the only quarterback to win three consecutive NFL most valuable player awards, the only quarterback to defeat all 32 NFL franchises, and the only quarterback to win a playoff game over age 40. He also owns a number of college records with Southern Mississippi. Since first being named the starter of the Green Bay Packers before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 27, 1992, Brett Favre had never missed a game spanning over 18 12 consecutive seasons.  He holds the record for the most consecutive starts by any player in the NFL with 297 (321 including playoffs), and is one of only seven quarterbacks to have started over 100 consecutive games in NFL history.
He failed to finish a game due to injury on only eight occasions since taking control of the Packers as quarterback. Since the beginning of Favre's consecutive starts streak, 238 other quarterbacks have started in the NFL,  17 of them being back-ups to Favre at one point.
 Among the former backups who started a game during his streak include: Don Majkowski (1992), Ty Detmer (19921995), Mark Brunell (19931994), Doug Pederson (19961998, 20012004), Steve Bono (1997), Rick Mirer (1998), Matt Hasselbeck (19992000), Aaron Brooks (1999), Danny Wuerffel (2000), Henry Burris (2001), J. O'Sullivan (2004), Aaron Rodgers (20052007), Kellen Clemens (2008), and Tarvaris Jackson (20092010), with three veteran backups having never started another NFL game: Jim McMahon (19951996), T. Rubley (1995), and Sage Rosenfels (2009).Eight other quarterbacks were back-ups to Favre but did not start a game during the streak including six that never started an NFL game in their career Craig Nall (20022005, 2007), Ingle Martin (2006), Brett Ratliff (2008), Erik Ainge (2008), Rhett Bomar (2010), and R. Archer (2010) and two having started a game since the streak ended Todd Bouman (2006) and Joe Webb (2010).
The consecutive starts streak is widely considered one of the most notable streaks in sports, so much so that the Pro Football Hall of Fame has as an exhibit displaying the jersey Favre wore during his record breaking 117th consecutive start as a quarterback, and a section of their website devoted to what the Hall of Fame calls an "Iron man". In 2009, Favre surpassed Jim Marshall for starts at any position with his record-breaking 271st start as a quarterback as the Vikings played the Lions.  His streak ended at 297, with the last start in the streak coming on December 5, 2010. Favre was unable to start the Vikings' December 13 game against the New York Giants due to a shoulder injury, despite the game being delayed for a day because of the collapse of the Metrodome roof.
Brett Favre's professional statistics:. Retirement speculation through the years. 2002: In September, Peter King conducted an interview with Favre during spring training. Favre told him that he missed home and was thinking more and more about retirement. When then head-coach Mike Sherman told the players they could have off on Saturday and Sunday, Favre replied I wish I could be on my lawn mower back home.2003: Favre was constantly asked about retirement throughout the early part of the year. Favre jokingly responded by saying I can't even remember how the whole retirement thing started, but whoever started it needs to be shot. 2005: After the Packers got off to a slow start, rumors that Favre might retire started to escalate.
Favre responded by saying At 0-3, I think most people would say'Oh, he's gone after this year, or they won't even want him back. I don't even think about when that time might come.
2006: In an interview with ESPN in January, after the Packers had finished 4-12, Favre admitted that if he had to make a decision right away he would not come back. He went on to say There's other days, I go,'What if it's crunch time, two minutes left, do you want the ball?
I don't know if I do.  In March, Favre hears Phil Simms say on Sirius radio that as long as Favre can physically play the game, he should. Shortly thereafter, Favre confirms he would return to play.  After the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears the last game of the season 26-7, Favre choked up during an interview with Andrea Kremer by saying If today's my last game, I want to remember it.
I'll miss these guys. I'll miss this game.I just want every one to know that... I didn't plan on doing this. Way to put me on the spot. " Asked if he was indeed going to retire, Favre responded "We'll see. I don't want to say anything right now. After the game, a Packers teammate said that Favre was just as emotional in a speech after the Seattle Seahawks game in 2005 at Lambeau Field when he was all but certain he was going to retire. 2007: In February, Favre tells the Biloxi Sun Herald that he plans to come back for another season with the Packers. 2008: In early March, Favre announces that he is retiring from the Green Bay Packers.
At a news conference he said I know I can play, but I don't think I want to. It's been a great career for me, but it's over.As they say, all good things must come to an end. I look forward to whatever the future may hold for me. Later in the month Favre has second thoughts and wants to return. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Favre backed out of a meeting with Packers management two days before re-entry talks were to begin.  In April, Sam Farmer from the Los Angeles Times reported that Favre's agent Bus Cook was making inquiries to other teams about Favre.
Favre responded by saying I have no idea where that came from, but it certainly didn't come from me. I'm happy about my decision and I haven't once said'I wonder if I made the wrong decision. I know it's the right one. It's kind of funny.Even when I'm retired, they won't let me stay retired.  Also in April, the Packers placed Favre on the Reserve-Retired list and planned to have Favre's number retired during the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.  In June, Favre said he told head coach Mike McCarthy he wanted to come back to the team. You're putting us in a tight spot.
He said,'Brett, playing here is not an option. Those were his exact, exact words.  In July, Favre sent a letter requesting his release from the Packers.
 A couple months earlier Favre contacted Mike McCarthy about coming out of retirement and was "rebuffed" according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report. Then a report came in from ESPN that said that Favre had wanted to come out of retirement but the Packers were reluctant to take him back.  The Packers refused to give Favre an unconditional release.  A few days later, Favre had an interview with Greta Van Susteren of Fox News where he accused general manager Ted Thompson of forcing him to make a decision on his return to the team too quickly.  Two days after the interview, the Packers filed tampering charges with the NFL front office charging that the Minnesota Vikings had inappropriate contact with Favre.This offer was rejected and Favre was subsequently traded to the New York Jets. 2009: In February, Favre said he retired although his agent Bus Cook asked for his release from the New York Jets. After the Jets released him in April, Bus Cook e-mailed Jarrett Bell of USA Today that He's retired, working on his farm in Mississippi.  In May, Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress set up a meeting with Favre to discuss him possibly playing with the team. In July, Childress said Favre would not be coming out of retirement.
However, in August Favre announced he would come back and play for the Vikings. 2010: In April, Favre indicated that if it were not for his Vikings teammates and fans, it would be easy to retire. In early August, Favre's ankle (which was injured during the 2009 playoffs) had not responded after surgery and rehabilitation.As a result he informed the team that he would not be coming back for another season.  However, two weeks later he told teammates Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson and Ryan Longwell he was coming back for another season. 2011: In January, Favre filed retirement papers with the NFL.  In December, a report from ESPN-Chicago indicated that Favre would be open to coming back from retirement if the Chicago Bears were interested.
However, head coach Lovie Smith and Favre denied the report. Favre said In spite of reports about playing with various teams, I'm enjoying retirement with my family and have no plans to play football. Favre married Deanna Tynes on July 14, 1996. Together, they have two daughters, Brittany (born 1989) and Breleigh (born 1999).A grandson, Parker Brett, was born to Brittany on April 2, 2010.  The NFL stated that at the time it did not know of any other active players with grandchildren. Favre's mother, Bonita, helps manage his holdings in agriculture and real estate, handle his endorsements and appearances and oversee his charity work.  Brett and Bonita Favre released a book in 2004 titled Favre (ISBN 978-1-59071-036-4) which discusses their personal family and Green Bay Packers family, including the Monday Night Football game that followed the death of Brett's father Irvin Favre. Favre established the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation in 1996. Favre is involved with youth that are ill. Favre was awarded the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award from the Make a Wish Foundation.  He is also known to respond to requests made to his foundation regarding youth with serious illnesses such as cancer. The Favre family also owns and operates the Brett Favre's Steakhouse, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Favre made a cameo appearance in the 1998 romantic comedy film There's Something About Mary as Cameron Diaz's character's former love interest. The item "GREEN BAY PACKER BRETT FAVRE 4 AUTOGRAPHED THE DIVE COUNTY STADIUM FRAMED LITHO" is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Football-NFL\Lithographs, Posters & Prints". The seller is "uffdadeals" and is located in Hartford, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.