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Farewell to Favre, NFL gunslinger says he's done

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre speaks to the media after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre speaks to the media after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There was the way most NFL quarterbacks do things and then the way Brett Favre did it.

A "kids, don't try this at home" style of play, predicated on taking big risks in the game's biggest moments.

There were plenty of amazing highlights. Three MVP awards. Two Super Bowl appearances, including a win. An NFL record for consecutive starts.

There were plenty of gut-wrenching defeats as well. Late-game interceptions in the NFC title game in 2007 and 2009 cost him one more trip to the big game.

And like most great gunslingers, Favre's exit was messy and violent.

His final season was filled with injuries, turnovers and an embarrassing NFL investigation that has him heading home to Mississippi perhaps a year too late.

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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