Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.
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The recent retirement buzz about Packer football hero, Brett Favre, reminds me that retirement is not easy.
For some people retirement is well planned and is very fulfulling and for other people retirement is not well planned and leaves a void in their life.
For Brett Favre, retirement had been on his agenda for some time and each time the subject came up he changed his mind.
But, this year he made it very clear to the national media and expressed his emotional inner feelings and made it final.
The Green Bay Packer front office completely relied on Brett's final decision and went ahead and drafted 2 talented college Quarterbacks. By naming Aaron Rodgers the starting signal caller it became time to move on.
Some Packer fans held out hope that their hero would somehow return, regain his old form, and lead the Packers to a Super Bowl championship.
Brett and his agent know what his contract says. Both are well aware that the Packers are moving on and do not want to repeat the agony of Bart Starr playing beyond his physical limitations.
I have been a Green Bay Packer fan since as a youth when my parents took me to State Fair Park, where I saw such greats as Don Hutson, Johnny Blood, Buckets Goldenberg, Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell.
The odds are against Brett returning and winning the Super Bowl so let us move on with 3 talented quarterbacks and a very good team.
The Green Bay Packers are a team with a proud tradition that has a chance to challenge the contenders, even without Brett, and have the opportunity to once again become a dominant force.