It appears as if Brett Favre has moved on from defining who is and is not a real Green Bay Packers fan.
Favre will go into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame this summer. We told you last week about how you won’t be able to attend that induction ceremony because sponsors bought all the tickets. Or another way to look at that is the Packers and the Hall of Fame, which are separate organizations, don’t want any ne’er do wells getting into this event. Yet another way to look at it is that the Packers want to protect their broadcast partners, since, for the first time, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast through their television network partners the following day.
Well, Brett has a suggestion that is probably going to piss off both the Hall and the Packers organization.
All I can do is laugh.
That’s a semi-legitimate suggestion. In fact, we suggested that the Hall sell seats to fans and put them in the back of the Atrium.
Certainly there would be demand for fan tickets.
The reason I find this funny is because I don’t see it happening. In fact, they’d probably have to revamp the whole event. It certainly could use some revamping, but the Hall is run by an old boys club. The kind of people who, “Well, this is what we’ve always done…”
Not exactly an incubator of dynamic ideas.
UNLESS… they were already planning on moving and expanding the event and this is their plan to drum up interest.
Oh, sorry. No tickets available. Except… surprise!
“Due to overwhelming demand, blah, blah, blah…” as if they are doing you a HUGE favor.
In either instance, Favre said it and now the cat’s out of the bag. We’ll see if the idea gains any steam.
They won’t open it up to the public because they are afraid of the Big Bad E.E.Wolf
They’ll play the bad guy, Brett will play the good guy and they’ll all make bank. Think long term, they could make a lot of money.
Gold jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit..
So Favre went from not wanting to be booed, to suggesting that 84,000 fans should be in attendance for his PHOF induction?
Ironic that “after” the event is sold out, Favre thinks everyone should be there.
Favre knows it’s not gonna happen, his PR person knows it’s not gonna happen. It’s Favre, being Favre.
I love this quote: “This night will be as much about our fans as any one person.” This from Mr. Egomaniac.
Or, if he’s being genuine, that means he’d like a full stadium of “real Packer fans” to adore and praise him on his night. This dude is too fucking much.
I thought the original plan was for the ceremony to be held in Lambeau so us regular folks could attend. The small venue doesn’t make sense.
I would nothing better than to be a part of this!