We kind of gave this one the old — “Oh? Ah, big deal” — at first. Upon closer inspection, Brett Favre putting his grand return to Lambeau Field on hold, as he did today, is pretty interesting.
Favre was planning on returning for the Packers’ Nov. 9 game with the Chicago Bears. He would have made an appearance on the field with Bart Starr prior to the game.
Favre says he’s backing out of that appearance because of Starr’s health. The Packers’ greatest quarterback is recovering from a pair of strokes and a mile heart attack.
This was Lord Favre’s response when it was suggested that the Packers will still have him solo.
“I’m sure they could, but it was my idea to do it, and now that Bart can’t, I just don’t think I will.”
That pretty much says it all. Why won’t Lord Favre do it?
Because he’s frightened.
Brett Favre and Bart Starr walk out onto the field…
Polite applause. Some cheering.
Brett Favre walks out onto the field…
You CAN’T boo Bart Starr. You sure as hell can boo Brett Favre minus Bart Starr.
You know what would be fitting (and will also never happen)? If Favre would take his goddam medicine already, make the appearance solo, suck up those boos like a man and be done with it.
Seriously, I’m pretty sure if I could vigorously boo that prick (and maybe throw a car battery at his head) upon his return to Lambeau, I’d be done with it.
Favre will obviously do everything in his power to make sure the facade of adoration is in place at all times though.
When will this just be over with??? Why the hell do people keep pressing for this ridiculous reunion?????
I mean, if there’s going to be a reunion, let it happen on it’s own!! Quit trying to force this awkward situation you idiots! Mark Murphy, the media, NFL execs, whoever, they’re trying to force this awkward situation for no damn good reason! It’s like inviting your ex to your wedding for crap’s sake! The only situation where that wouldn’t be awkward is if your ex is happy with their new spouse, and all is forgiven, forgotten. If it absolutely must happen, let it happen when the time is right, not this “Hey you were great, but we still remember the purple jersey not too long ago” type reunion!
I swear to God, the only reason Murphy wants to have this ridiculous ceremony is so he can sell Favre’s jersey again. Pathetic greedy bastard!
Hear me now and believe me later–there are a lot more fans who feel as I do than Murphy and his crew or the media lets on.
One thought for just now: Bart Starr was in attendance for Super Bowl XLV. Berty was not, and he sure as shit did not want our Packers to win.
Yea but it wouldn’t be worth it unless that car battery actually hit him right in the head, directly and with force.
And Starr would be the one to throw it, naturally.
my best wishes to Bart Starr for a full recovery. He is the reason I am a Packers fan. That other guy – whatever.
Bart Starr and Bret Favre were both great quarterbacks who led the Packers to many shining moments. Both are Packers Icons and should be held in the highest esteem by Packer Nation. Anybody still carrying a grudge against Favre should grow up.
I can’t even tell what that sentence is supposed to mean.
Who needs this distraction? Who’s asking for it? Not Favre, not me. Save it for when you actually need to fill seats.
“Save it for when you actually need to fill seats.”
Which at Lambeau is never.
People can hold grudges if they choose to do so. It’s a free country. But I am one Packer backer who will always relish the drama and excitement Brett Favre brought to Green Bay and his boyish jubilation along the way. IMO he is “Mister Packer” along with Bart Starr and countless others.
Mister Packer–who donned the uniform of the enemy.
E Wolf, if that cryptic innuendo is your idea of “education” I can only hope you don’t work in anybody’s school system. Pity the poor children. You actually have it backward: the immature mind is the one that clings tenaciously to an adolescent grudge over time and simply won’t let it go. Do a little self examination; Socrates said it can work wonders.
NO! As a rebuttal, to paraphrase the Superman does not reconcile, or does so very reluctantly.
What makes me laugh about all this is I recall #4’s words “Let me worry about my legacy” How’s that working out for you now, coward?
Socrates 1, E.Wolf 0
Death of Socrates
Guy on right, heart attack at 69…dead. Guy on left, 2 heart attacks and a stroke at 80…alive. GO PACK GO!
Meh, more of the same drama. At this point, just give up.
He put himself in that position….to have to hide behind another GB great to avoid the “boos” (if that’s the case..and kinda sounds like it)
Sad situation. Everyone has a right to their feelings. Certain people can move on, certain ones can’t. Up to them…
How,s LYNN fUcKIN dICKEY FEEL ABOUT IT? Forget the Favre thing. Let’s focus on getting to Superbowl.