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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 8:15 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

No way....

Why, AZ

I wouldn't be surprised if a rich parent paid to have him show up at the football practice.

ute alumni

yeah I'm sure Favre needs the money.

HS Sport Dude
Salt Lake City, UT


Or maybe he is a pretty good guy and loves High School football and spending some time with good young men.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Did he make any coming-out-of-retirement announcements?

Hockey Fan
Miles City, MT

Some snarky comments here. Bottom line is that a lot of young people, and some not-so-young people, had the thrill of having a Hall of Famer come visit them. They will remember that experience for years to come. How about focusing on the positive aspects of this event....

Draper, UT

My friend is working with Favre on RXPro. His son plays for Alta and Brett met with the kids as a favor. Case solved! Also, everyone should be happy for the boys to have that personal experience with him. I sure wish my son would have been there.

water rocket
Magna, UT

Brett Farve is a person that simply loves the game of football. I was impressed by how physically fit he appears to be. Most "retired" former stars end up over weight (at least one has joined America's Biggest Looser show). Also, most former pros are broke within two years of retirement. I wonder if Brett is working because he wants to, or because he needs to. Either way, I think he is an inspiration to young athletes.

Cedar Hills, UT

I would have paid just to watch him warm up and throw a few...

Bountiful, UT

What?...no references to former ute players or the Pac12?!

Oh Really?

What a guy! He didn't have to do that! He could've pulled a Barry Bonds, but no, he hung out with kids, gave autographs. Good for him!

common twit
Salt Lake City, UT

Back in the mid 1970's I got to go to a dinner where Mickey Mantle was speaking. It was $25 a plate. I was only able to go because my neighbor got me the ticket after I did some work for him. I remember how cool it was to meet a legend.
I think it is cool that Brett Favre stopped in to see these kids. They will still remember it some 40 years later.

Me, Myself and I
The Promised Land, UT

@ BigCougar

Articles don't have to bring up Utah or the Pac12. Some BYU fan will usually do it and save the author the type space.

Provo, UT

Hey- how about those Utes and the Pac-12?

West Jordan, UT

As much as I want to make jokes about throwing picks in playoff games, it does appear to be a pretty cool thing that Favre is doing here. Guess the jokes will have to wait.

Provo, UT

Being a 49ers fan as a kid, I strongly disliked favre/packers, but being there would have been pretty cool. Good for him and the kids.

Othello, WA

Still think the refs handed Elway the win, when the broncos defeated Farve and the packers during super bowl. He is a good old boy, and loves football!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I like the fact he was wearing what he reps,jeans. Cool.

Holladay, UT

The Alta boy's were able to participate in something today they will remember for the rest of their lives. What a neat thing for those young men. I'm totally jealous.

Good on ya Brett Farve!

Best of luck to Alta on the upcoming season.


Goldendomer it was a fantastic sight to watch. Favre walks onto the sideline during practice and there was an immediate buzz in the stands. Favre played catch with little kids, older kids, dads, and spent well over an hour there with the team and talking with the coaches. This was an experience that these kids will be telling others about for a long, long time.
Go Hawks! And thanks Brett Favre for taking the time to do it.

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