||When he retired at the end of the 2007 season, after nearly leading the Green Bay Packers to his third Super Bowl, three-time NFL MVP Brett Farve stepped into football history as one of the greatest to ever play. His quarterback records in number of touchdowns, passing yards, and completions might never be surpassed, but perhaps his most remarkable record is the 275 straight games Farve started for the Packers, fighting through injuries, deaths in the family, and age to stay a competitive force every time he took the field. In its special tribute book, Sports Illustrated includes 16 of its favorite stories about Farve, and dozens of its greatest photographs, to create a veritable shrine of words and images, paying homage to Farve's indomitable fighting spirit, legendary arm, and glorious reign in Green Bay.
||No contemporary athlete is as admired among peers and beloved among fans as Brett Favre. Over 16 seasons, the Green Bay Packers quarterback has made his inimitable mark on the NFL, thrilling fans with his exemplary talent and passionate playing style, and inspiring them with his courage in confronting personal challenges. Sports Illustrated: Brett Favre: The Tribute presents the definitive story of Favre's remarkable career, assembling the finest stories and photographs from the pages of SI to chronicle Favre's rise from the humble coach's son from tiny Kiln, Miss., to the premier passer of his generation and the personification of the American sporting ideal. The product of SI's unparalleled NFL access and insight, the 224 pages of Sports Illustrated: Brett Favre: The Tribute include 17 of SI's finest Favre stories, by such respected writers as Peter King, Michael Silver, Leigh Montville, Jeff MacGregor and Alan Shipnuck, as well as hundreds of pictures from the recognized leader in sports photography?stunning action shots, intimate portraits and candid off-the-field moments that capture the true character of this incomparable athlete. Sports Illustrated: Brett Favre: The Tribute stands as an enduring tribute to an American icon, a man who, more than any other, has played the game the way it should be played.