Today, Brett Favre finally announced his retirement. This time, I think it's real. He has nothing left to prove. 13-3 at his age is a great accomplishment. Say what you want about his play against New York in the NFC championship game, New York had the Green Bay screen pass play figured out. That screen pass play had been working all season, and the Giants figured out how to stop it. It takes nothing away from what Favre has accomplished over the course of his career. Aaron Rogers will do just fine for the Pack.
The other loss today is of a bit more esoteric nature. Gary Gygax, the inventor of Dungeons and Dragons, passed away today at age 69. I met Gary on a couple of occasions. Nice guy. He was not necessarily the wisest of men. He let TSR get away from him. He also smoked a lot. Said so right in one of the hard covered AD&D manuals.
It seems a bit strange to post write Favre and Gygax in the same post, but what the heck.