While sifting through the usual crap in my inbox this morning, I happened upon a press release from some knucklehead named Chris Carriveau, who is heading up a “purification ceremony” at the “BLACK SUNDAY EVENT” Saturday, Oct. 31 — the day before Brett Favre returns to Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers in his new Minnesota Vikings’ purple and gold.
The press release invites fans to “join us in washing our collective dirty laundry” and dye any and all Favre jerseys, shirts, etc. black as a way to “mourn a hero’s passing.”
The ceremony will include a prayer by St. Vince over the dye cauldrons as he churns the waters black. Oh yeah, and St. Vince will be available for pics and autographs after the ceremony, in case you care.
This guy is urging fans to wear the black shirts during that Sunday’s game and wants the stadium to go silent when No. 4 runs out onto the field as a Queen, rather than be filled with boos and the like.
In the words of Carriveau, “Let’s turn the frozen tundra into a sheet of black ice!!!” and give ol’ Bretty the “cold shoulder,” so to speak.
Now I’m no fan of Favre and his unretirement antics of late, especially this season, but this is fucking ridiculous, people!
I’m really hoping it’s all in fun. Because if not, this guy and his Black Sunday idea are going to make Packers’ fans look even more idiotic than our deer hunting camouflage jumpsuits and Cheeseheads already do.
Yes, it really fucking sucks that Favre is a Viking. What sucks even more is how much he wanted to play there, knowing how much of a slap in the face it would be to Packers fans. And don’t even get me started about the crap that happened with Ted Thompson and Co. Brett can definitely be a big crybaby.
But you know what? Football is a business, people. And this guy, whether he’s dead to you now or not, is still the best thing that ever happened to the Packers’ franchise in its long and venerable history. Hands down.
And I know a few years from now, when Favre is retired for good and he’s inducted into the Hall of Fame, plenty of the same fans who now hate him and wish he never existed will be bawling at his acceptance speech and blubbering on and on about his place among the greatest QBs of all time.
The point is, get over it. Favre is and will always be a Packer. He’s not going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Viking, and while it’s fine to be miffed that he’s playing for the Packers’ rivals, he’s not going to last the entire season and certainly isn’t taking the Vikings to the Super Bowl, as many Queens fans believe.
Just settle down and relax. And please, for the love of god, do not dye your fucking Favre shit black for the Nov. 1 game as a way to “cleanse the Packer consciousness.” Nobody will care, certainly not No. 4.
For most people, it’s all in fun. When’s the last time we’ve had a single player to be the villain in the NFC north? Granted, some people can take it too far, but they’re going to be crazy about something, and football’s a pretty harmless outlet. It’s great drama.
I agree with most of what you say, though for this not so much. It is a business to Favre… but to many fans like myself and my family, it is the one event that binds us as far as what we agree on. When the Packers score, we are all there to celebrate together, when Favre left GB we all felt apart of us leaving… loyally watching football for the 17+ years he has been around, for better or worse. This same loyalty we have for our team is similar to family loyalty, Favre has none, like we all praised he did just 3-4 years ago. He proved us wrong and that’s what made us look like idiots. I don’t necessarily believe in wearing black to the game, though in a few years from now we will not forget his disloyal actions, “antics” is too friendly of a word. My child will learn of Packer loyalty, Packer unity and team spirit, not the business of the game. Unfortunately it will always exist, though so will loyal Packer football fans. Thanks for your insight always:)
Remember when Hulk Hogan went to the dark side late in his career? It’s about fun and drama. Professional football is not wrestling, but it’s still entertainment. We have sold over 2,000 Judas Favre t-shirt jerseys. It’s all in good fun. He is the villian now and his sole reason to be on the Vikings is to beat the PACK. It’s not about the induction ceremony or a good 16 years. This year, right now… he is the villian.