Brett, we miss you already

As Brett Favre calls it quits, Wright Thompson explains why every football fan will miss the NFL's last "gunslinger."

Originally Published: January 21, 2008
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

I'm going to miss Brett Favre.

I'll miss the stories. One afternoon, sitting at Favre's Family Restaurant with his mama, Bonita, before the hurricane turned that place into a concrete slab, I heard her talk for a long time about the little boy who grew up to be so beloved. One time, he and his brothers caught an alligator with marshmallows and tied the mean, snapping bastard to their swing set. She laughed. "I'm still hearing things they did out in those woods," she told me. And she said ...

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