Brett Favre has passed into the spinning-yarns portion of his post-NFL life. Here’s a good one he told to the radio. It’s about the last play of his career. A play that is burned into the minds of all Viking fans (and if it’s not burned into your mind, I’ve included a GIF so you can burn it). Brett says that play vs. the Bears at TCF was the only time in his entire long, storied career when he was knocked out cold.
My last play. Actually the only time in my career when I was completely out. Ten to 15 seconds. Miserable night, the dome had collapsed, our season had gone from bad to worse. I didn’t have to play in the game, wanted to. I remember telling myself in pregame, “You’re an idiot, what do you stand to gain in this?” But I thought, “I’ll survive this game, I’ll be fine.”
[It was] one of the most minor hits I’ve ever [taken]. The guy didn’t even hit me, he pushed me. I threw the ball and the field of course was solid ice, it was like concrete. I hit the left side of my head and the next thing I remember, I was snoring as our trainer was kind of shaking me saying, “Are you OK?” I look at the footage, even though it wasn’t long, there was that 10-15 second period where I was asleep.
Packer fans are probably snickering right now. They’re probably thinking, “Oh really Brett? You were fully conscious during that NFC title game against the Giants? And that playoff game against the Vikings when you threw 500 picks? Sure buddy. Have another beer Brett.”
Here’s the play in case you need to relive it again and again and again. Bears fans probably enjoy it.