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Favre wins ESPY, says nothing about future

Posted by: under Vikings, Vikings players, Adrian Peterson, Bernard Berrian, Brett Favre, Visanthe Shiancoe Updated: July 14, 2010 - 10:25 PM

Brett Favre won an ESPY award on Wednesday night for Best Play for his last-second touchdown pass to Greg Lewis against the San Francisco 49ers, but the Vikings 40-year-old quarterback said nothing about his future in his speech.

"That [play] was just kind of a blip on the radar of what type of season we had," Favre said. "We had a great season. I had a lot of fun at 40 years old. I still felt like I could do it. You guys made me believe it. It was just a magical year." 

Earlier Favre presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award award to the family of former Iowa high school football coach Ed Thomas, who was murdered by one of his former players last summer.

Favre did not win the first two awards he was nominated for -- Best NFL player and record-breaking performance.

Favre mentioned his teammates Adrian Peterson and Bernard Berrian who attended the show. Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe also has tweeted that he's at the ESPYs.

Favre congratulated Lewis for making a tight-rope catch along the back of the end zone in the final seconds for the game-winning touchdown.

"A lot of debate about whether [it was] better pass, better catch," Favre said. "That was one heck of a catch. One heck of a catch. Two plays prior to that is when he came into the game [for the first time]. It was just an awesome catch, awesome play."

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