Football legend Brett Favre drops in on Alta High football practice

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  • Rural sport fan DUCHESNE, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    I wonder what it's like to have anyone in the stands during practice. I've never been anywhere where anyone sat and watched practice.

    Regardless, that is ridiculously neat for the kids, and very nice of Favre. Nice to hear a good report of an ex-ball player. he still helping coach HS?

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 10:40 p.m.

    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.

  • Goldendomer Holladay, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 4:41 p.m.

    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.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 4:17 p.m.

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

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Aug. 20, 2014 4:11 p.m.

    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!

  • sky2k1 Provo, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 3:42 p.m.

    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.

  • FatMan86 West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 3:14 p.m.

    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.

  • kiaoraguy Provo, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 3:10 p.m.

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

  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 3:06 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • common twit Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 2:46 p.m.

    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.

  • Oh Really? HERRIMAN, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 1:17 p.m.

    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!

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 12:49 p.m.

    What? references to former ute players or the Pac12?!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 11:24 a.m.

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

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 11:10 a.m.

    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.

  • Lax11 Draper, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 10:55 a.m.

    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.

  • Hockey Fan Miles City, MT
    Aug. 20, 2014 10:06 a.m.

    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....

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 20, 2014 9:25 a.m.

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

  • HS Sport Dude Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 9:12 a.m.


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

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 9:12 a.m.

    yeah I'm sure Favre needs the money.

  • RSL* Why, AZ
    Aug. 20, 2014 8:51 a.m.

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

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 8:45 a.m.

    No way....