On this day 14 years ago, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, with a heavy heart, gave everyone one of the most memorable sports moments ever.


A day after his dad, Irvin, passed away because of a heart attack while driving, Brett went to work on one of the biggest stages, Monday Night Football, and led his Packers to a 41-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

It quite possibly could've been Favre's greatest performance on a football field, as he went 22-of-30 with 399 passing yards and four touchdowns.


"I knew that my dad would have wanted me to play," Favre ​said."I love him so much, and I love this game. It's meant a great deal to me, to my dad, to my family, and I didn't expect this kind of performance. But I know he was watching tonight."

​​“I do not wish this on anyone,” Favre said. “My dad has been to every game from fifth grade, and he coached me in high school. You never expect it to happen like that. I'm going to miss him. He was so instrumental not only in football, but in life.”


Despite having that gunslinger mentality that can lead to turnovers, Favre played flawless football. The guy threw for over 300 yards and had all four touchdowns in just the first half.


It was a magical moment and something that won't be forgotten any time soon.