Keeping Score

If you missed Brett Favre's Hall of Fame speech, here it is in full

By PATRICK MAGEE

pmagee@sunherald.com

NFL and Southern Miss legend Brett Favre gave a doozy of a speech Saturday night as he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

He gave fans everything they could have expected - emotion, drama, humor and recognition for many of his former teammates and coaches.

The Hancock County native choked back cheers for much of his speech, especially when he honored his father's memory.

Favre talked about the Dec. 22, 2003, game when he played the Oakland Raiders the day after his father's death. Favre played with incredible emotion that night, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 41-7 win.

He spoke of when his wife, Deanna, told him on the plane ride home after the game that his father had looked forward to introducing him at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"So then and there, in that moment, on that plane, I was determined for selfish reasons, to get to this point," Favre said Saturday night. "To acknowledge how important he was. I would not be here before you today, without my father. There is no doubt whatsoever."

Favre managed to set one last record - the longest speech in Pro Football Hall of Fame history at 36 minutes.

If you want to watch Favre's full speech, click here.

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