Top 10 Sports Speeches

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10. Retirement #1

It may seem odd to have Favre’s “retirement” speech on this list since he quickly came out of retirement but all the makings of a great speech are there. It’s one of the most emotional speeches on this list. You can tell Favre struggled for a long time over this decision and just because he changed his mind doesn’t make it a bad speech – in fact in some ways it makes it even better. Now listening to the words you can see that he was not ready to leave. Here are just a few quotes that show Favre’s struggle and foreshadowed his eventual comeback:

“I’ve given everything I can possibly give to this organization and the game of football, and I don’t think I have anything left to give.”

“It’s over. As hard as it is for me to say, it’s over.”

“I will wonder if I made the wrong decision. I’m sure on Sundays I will say I could be doing that. I should be doing that.”

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