Brett Favre's mom hopes for Super Bowl win, then retirement, again

By Doug Walker – bio | email

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Brett Favre memorabilia lines the walls of Bonita Favre's Hancock County home, everything from his high school graduation picture, to his graduation into NFL superstardom.

Mom Bonita and brother Scott, like most south Mississippians, are Saints fans. At least some of the time.

"It's Brett, it's my brother," Scott said. "So I hate it for the Saints, but I'm going to have to go for the Vikings."

Brett Favre has had a great season, one of his best ever, after a disappointing year with the Jets. But Scott said he's not surprised.

"Once I knew his arm was okay, considering the offense he was going to be playing in and the personnel around him, I thought it was possible for him to be playing at that level."

Mom Bonita is not shy about her rooting interest, even when friends ask about her famous son.

"I had a lady at church say, 'Well, who are you going to root for if the Saints and Minnesota play?'" Bonita remembered. "And I said, 'What kind of a question is that?' 'But your son has accomplished so much and the Saints haven't?' And I'm like, 'So?'"

But will Mrs. Favre feel sorry for the Saints if they lose?

"Not at all, they got next year, you know.  Like we've said, we've always been Saints fans. It's been 43 years, so what's another year?"

Forty-year-old Brett has flirted with retirement for two years. And many are wondering if he wins the Super Bowl this year, will he hang up the cleats? Scott Favre offers his opinion.

"I couldn't answer that 100 percent, but I would say that probably yes, he would retire."

That sentiment was echoed by his proud mother, but maybe for a different reason.

"Well, I'm kind of hoping so because I won't be able to make it to the Hall of Fame, I'll be too old. So I've told him he needs to hurry up and get this done."

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