Brett Favre

Brett Lorenzo Favre is an American former professional football player, a quarterback in the National Football League, spending the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers. He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in 1991, the Packers from 1992 to 2007, the New York Jets in 2008, the Minnesota Vikings from 2009 to 2010. Favre was the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for 70,000 yards, complete 6,000 passes, attempt 10,000 passes. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Favre played college football for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles for four years, setting many school records, he was selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Falcons, with whom he spent one season as a backup before being traded to Green Bay for the Packers' first-round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft. Favre became the Packers' starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 1992 NFL season and started every game through the 2007 season.

He played for the Packers for 16 years before being traded to the Jets for the 2008 season and spending his final two seasons with the Vikings. In that time, he made 321 including the playoffs. Favre's eleven Pro Bowl invitations is the third most among quarterbacks in NFL history, he is the only player to win the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award three consecutive times, doing so from 1995 to 1997, is one of only six quarterbacks to have won the award as well as the Super Bowl in the same season. He led teams to eight division championships, five NFC Championship Games, two Super Bowl appearances: Super Bowl XXXI and Super Bowl XXXII, he and the Packers won Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots. Favre holds many NFL records, including most career pass attempts, most career interceptions thrown, most consecutive starts by a player, most times sacked, most fumbles. At the time of his retirement, he was the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and quarterback wins.

Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Brett Favre was born in Gulfport, the son of Bonita Ann and Irvin Ernest Favre, raised in the small town of Kiln. Both of his parents were schoolteachers in the Hancock County School District, he is of part French ancestry. One of his ancestors is Simon Favre, a Creole and an influential figure in Spanish West Florida in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Brett was the second of four children and attended Hancock North Central High School, where he played baseball and football. Favre started for the Hancock North Central baseball team as an eighth-grader and earned five varsity letters, he played quarterback, strong safety and punter in a option, run-oriented offense coached by his father, Irvin Favre, the head coach of the Hawks football team. Irvin Favre said he knew his son had a great arm but knew that the school was blessed with good running backs; as a result, in the three years Brett was on the team, his father ran the wishbone, a run-oriented offense.

Favre threw more than five passes in a game. Southern Mississippi assistant coach Mark McHale, scouting new football recruits for the school, watched Favre play during a Hancock North Central football game after receiving recommendation from many nearby coaches. McHale, observing Favre hand the ball off in running plays in the two games he watched, was set on leaving when he saw Favre throw the ball in such a captivating way that he described it by saying the ball "had smoke and flames coming off it." After high school, Southern Mississippi offered Favre a football scholarship at the urging of assistant coach McHale, the only one he received. Southern Miss wanted him to play defensive back. Favre began his freshman year as the seventh-string quarterback and took over the starting position in the second half of the third game of the year against Tulane on September 19, 1987. Favre, despite suffering a hangover from the night before and vomiting during warm-ups, led the Golden Eagles to a come-from-behind victory with two touchdown passes.

Favre won six of them. In his junior season, Favre led the Golden Eagles to an upset of #6 Florida State on September 2, 1989. Favre capped a six-and-a-half-minute drive with the game-winning touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining. On July 14, 1990, before the start of Favre's senior year at Southern Miss, he was involved in a near-fatal car accident; when going around a bend a few tenths of a mile from his parents' house, Favre lost control of his car, which flipped three times and came to rest against a tree. It was only after one of his brothers smashed a car window with a golf club that Favre could be evacuated and rushed to the hospital. In the ambulance, his mother was sitting with him. "All I kept asking was'Will I be able to play football again?'" Favre recalled later. Doctors would remove 30 inches of Favre's small intestine. Six weeks after this incident, on September 8, Favre led Southern Miss to a comeback victory over Alabama. Alabama coach Gene Stallings said, "You can call it a legend or whatever you want to.

I just know that on that day, Brett Favre was larger than life."Favre held several Southern Miss football records until most were surpassed by Austin Davis by the end of the 2011 season. Favre had 15 games over his career where he compiled more than 200 passing yards, maki


Tikokino is a town in the Central Hawke's Bay District on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 20 kilometres northwest of 55 kilometres southwest of Hastings; the township is located on State Highway 50. The township was founded by the Government in 1860. Hampden, as it was called, began as sawmilling centre for local forests, becoming a service town for the farms which took their place. By the early 2000s, most residents were working at a nearby meat processing plant, dairy farming, or for local growers. Tikokino has eight buildings registered by Heritage New Zealand, including the Gwavas Station Homestead and Garden as Category I; the local Rakautātahi Marae is a tribal meeting ground for local Māori, with a meeting house called Te Poho o Te Whatuiapiti. The marae is affiliated with the Ngāti Kahungunu hapū of Ngāi Toroiwaho, Ngāi Te Kikiri o Te Rangi, Ngāi Toroiwaho, Rangi Te Kahutia and Rangitotohu, with the Rangitāne hapū of Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Rangitotohu. Tikokino School is a Year 1–8 co-educational state primary school.

It is a decile 7 school with a roll of 52 as of March 2019

Duggan (TV series)

Duggan was a TVNZ police drama from 1997, featuring New Zealand actor John Bach as Detective Inspector John Duggan and Fiona Mogridge as Ruth Duggan. Unlike other New Zealand police drama series, Duggan was intended to be produced as a series of one-off programmes, akin to British crime series of the time such as Inspector Morse and Midsomer Murders. Two stories were filmed in this way, one each in 1997 and 1998, before the decision was made to produce a series of 11 episodes in 1999. All episodes except for the first two were one hour in length. Duggan follows the investigations of John Duggan, an retired Police Detective Inspector who becomes involved in various murder investigations near his home in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island of New Zealand; as such, the show takes place in the Sounds and Wellington. Having retired from his job after the death of his wife, he is reluctant to resume his police work; however he is convinced back in Death in Paradise. Through the show he works to uncover complex murder plots against the backdrop of small-town New Zealand in the late 1990s.

Production of the series was delayed by a major real-life crime, the 1998 New Years Day murder of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope. All episodes are 1999 unless stated: Death in Paradise Sins of the Fathers Workshop for Murder A Shadow of Doubt: Part 1 A Shadow of Doubt: Part 2 Time and Tide Going Overboard Murder at Te Papa Sneakers Dog's Breakfast Moving House Food to Die For Last Resort Duggan at the IMDb database Duggan at