Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Legends May Fall But They'll Never Die If We Remember Them

Two legends fell yesterday, March 4th. One harder than the other. First, Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers (National Football League) retired after 255 consecutive games and 17 years in the NFL. He is the definition of a man who loved his job, had fun, and gave inspiration to many quarterbacks and football players alike. All across America and Canada, fans knew how much Brett Favre meant to the game of football. One fan said,

"I've been a Cowboys fan since time began, but this is one sad day in NFL history. Brett Favre was one of the few players in the game that made it worth watching. Though I cringed when you played my 'Boys, you will be greatly missed for the competitive fervor you brought to this sport. Even here in the Lone Star state, we love ya Brett and the game won't be the same without you."

However, the real loss yesterday was of Gary Gygax. He past away yesterday morning. Not only was he one of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons, but he was one of the fathers of the Role Playing / RPG universe we know today. From leveling systems (experience gains for killing monsters) to grinding out better gear, it wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him and his friends.

It seems like God needed a Dungeon Master. Who could ever be better than Gary Gygax?

Rest in peace Gary and thank you.


Mattarin said...

I have a friend who is damn certain that Brett Farve is lying and creating hype and will be back this coming season. I guess we see but no gurantees lol.

Matt said...

I've been a Packers fan all my life. It was a very sad day in Wisconsin on Tuesday, and not only because of Brett's retirement, but Gary Gygax died at his home in... Wisconsin.