Saturday, July 18, 2015

Packers Retire Favre's Number

Just imagine, 67,000 people paid to see Brett Favre's number 4 retired from the Green Bay Packers.  No game, no concert.  Just seeing the ceremony. 
From ESPN: Former Green Bay Packers president Bob Harlan called him the "greatest player we've ever had," but on the day Brett Favre was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and his No. 4 retired, the legendary former quarterback was more humbled by the fans.
More than 67,000 of them packed Lambeau Field to watch Favre's induction on the stadium video boards, a sign that all had been forgiven for the way his career in Green Bay ended in the summer of 2008, when he unretired and was traded to the New York Jets, only to play two more seasons for the rival Minnesota Vikings.
"It was like I never left," Favre said Saturday of walking back onto Lambeau Field. "It was a great feeling."
Favre is the sixth Packers player to have a number retired by the team, joining Tony Canadeo (3), Don Hutson (14), Bart Starr (15), Ray Nitschke (66) and Reggie White (92).
I am kind of surprised that 67,000 paid, and in fact the tickets sold out in just a couple of hours, even though Favre decided to play the hated Minnesota Vikings.
But hey, Favre was a spectacular player who brought the Packers out of has beens and won a Super Bowl.
So, congratulations to Favre and thanks for the memories.

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