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Did the Giants game hurt Brett's legacy

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Cdnfavrefan, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Cdnfavrefan

    Cdnfavrefan Cheesehead

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    I've wanted to write this for a while but it's taken me some time to be in the mood. I can handle some people being a bit critical or even wanteing Rodgers to get his shot, whatever everyone has their own opinion but what got me hot is reading a few articles the next week where some people said the game would hurt Favre's legacy and the way he's remembered. To this I say what a bunch of narrowminded garbage. One thing I have learned about sports though is how short a memory everyone has and everyone's rated on what they've done in the last year. I remember after the 4-12 season the writers were claiming how the season would tarnich what Favre's career was worth, and yet 2 seasons later it was all forgotten. My main way of proving my point is just like after that season or this last playoff game when someone says Brett tarnished his leagacy is I ask the person if they remember Marino's last game. Only with the exception of a few die hards no one does. It would sound ridculous if someone asked me what I thought of Marino and I'd say well he was awesome but since he threw 2 picks and got blown out by over 40 points in his last game I'll have to rate his career as just average. I hope somehow you understand my point. A legacy isn't a game it's a career and in 10 years just like Marino and Unitis the bad will be unknown and we'll only be left with the nmemories of greatness :D
     
  2. Fuzznuts

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    Spoiled Madden TV babies...that's all.
     
  3. WinnipegPackFan

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    Love it Fuzzy Man,

    Cheers :packbeer:

    Cdnfavrefan,

    Don't worry, in ten years most of the same reporters and fans that can't see past that game now; will be praising how great his career and records were, as for the rest............well, some people you just can't help :wink:
     
  4. bozz_2006

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    No. lock this thread. we've talked about all the possible avenues this thread could go down. some may say those possibilities have been beaten, like a dead horse.
     
  5. Cdnfavrefan

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    Sorry Bozz my point wasn't to rehash the whole thing about Brett's capabilities and all that worn out stuff but to actually take it somewhere seperate. My point was regardless of what you think of Brett now I'm bothered how the media always has such short term memories and we base how a player will be remembered by what he did lately when in years to come games like these are all forgotten
     
  6. Zombieslayer

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    Well, I hope Favre plays one more year and we win the SB. Then this is all a non-issue.
     
  7. tromadz

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    2nd post, hijacked by Fuzzy. A record?
     
  8. bozz_2006

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    As we all know. One game is one game. Was it the Redskins game that Favre had a couple of short balls, and all of a sudden, he lost his arm strenght? Then, the next week, he put the dagger in Denver with a long TD in OT. He'll show the naysayers what's what.
     
  9. Danreb

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    Nah, only if an interception ends the game.

    Oh wait.
     
  10. c_mac

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    I don't think that it took away from his legacy but it certainly would have added to it.
     
  11. cheesey

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    Not one bit.
    Dan Marino played all those years, was in ONE SB, which was his rookie season, and lost it. Yet he is remembered as a great QB.
    There were about 28 teams that would have traded us for the season we had.
    Now.....had we won and went to the SB, like was said already, it just would have added to his legacy. Remember, 2 season ago we were 4-12!
    Now we were one big play from being in the SB! I'd say he ADDED to his legacy. Besides making all those all time marks this season.
     
  12. DGB454

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    I don't believe that game could take away from his legacy. As you stated...a legacy is based on his career and not 1 game. Every player has a bad game now and then.
     
  13. Raider Pride

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    Did the Giants game hurt Brett's legacy?




    Did brutal loss at The First Battle Of Bull Run ruin Lincoln's Legacy?
     
  14. wpr

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    Legacy:
    anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor

    1 game does not a career nor a legacy make.

    As others have said it may enhance it. He seems to go down guns bazing in playoff games (StL/Atl)
    He gives it all when it is win or go home.
     
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    I agree. What an awesome year it was. All the records he broke, the overtime bomb to Jennings, (right after Pete Dougherty, and others questioned his arm strength), the 20 consecutive completions against the Lions on Thanksgiving, the "Snow Bowl" Two HOME playoff games. Its not very often you get seasons like this one.
     
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    Dan Marino wakes up drunk in the gutter every day because he never won a Superbowl.
     
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    Then he gets up, shaves, goes to Inside the NFL, and beats up tables. See.
     
  18. Zombieslayer

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    :lol:

    Love that historical reference.
     

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