Brett Favre has kind of been on the offensive about where his Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony should take place and who should get to attend.
As we noted, Favre first posted something on social media last Saturday about moving the ceremony, which will happen this July, from the Lambeau Field Atrium to the actual field. Favre’s motivation is that he wants regular fans to be able to attend.
The Hall announced the event was sold out before tickets even went on sale because they sold them all to corporate sponsors.
Lord Favre is not happy with that situation and he reiterated his desire to Greta Van Susteren, Tuesday night.
“The fans are the fans,” Favre said. “And I think that they should have that option to come, if they so choose. I can’t tell you if that’s 10,000 or 60,000 but I think they should have that opportunity.
“The response has been outstanding. I think everyone should have an option to go. And what better way to do it than Lambeau Field. You’re right, I didn’t play in the atrium. As you know, that whole facility is second to none. But there’s nothing like Lambeau Field, and even though the atrium’s right there.”
This presents a huge problem for the Hall. Their induction ceremony is actually a banquet and I don’t see any easy way for them to drop a bunch of tables down on the Lambeau Field playing surface and then serve the fancy pants corporate sponsors their dinners. Not to mention these sponsors have already paid for tables, so you can’t just go and plop them down in the stands after the fact.
All of this is probably lost on Lord Favre though. Lord Favre wants what Lord Favre wants.
Naturally, the Hall has been scrambling.
Now, the word is they’re in discussions with Favre, which means they will probably have to end up deviating from their usual format. How much, remains to be seen.
We have our doubts they can have the event on the field as Favre suggests, but we wouldn’t doubt they’ll have to find a way to let fans in.
maybe it will be some sort of presentation on the field, make some major $$$ selling tix, then business as usual in the atrium with the big wig elbow rubbing, schmoozing, etc.
just maybe the fans wanted to be able to take part. your dislike shows, maybe you should take some be friendly pills.
This is the second post about Favre’s HOF induction in a week and Wolfie has yet to say a word. I’m worried.
i think he’s got a good idea…i would go….my anger has passed…all I’m trying to remember is some of the really fun games he played in that the Packers won…Favre and Rodgers, they made a couple of coaches look pretty good..
You cannot hate Favre forever. Yes he played for the bitches, yes he may have been difficult in his old age. But where were the Packers before Favre? Since the 1967 super bowl we had 5 over .500 w/l seasons for 25 years… Five, then Favre came along and stopped the Packers from being doormats! Show some respect! Aaron Rodgers wouldn’t be what he is today if he hadn’t Sat behind Favre, hell he’d probably be like rg3 if he wouldn’t have sat those first three years as injury prone as he is.
Au contraire. I can hate Berty forever–and I will. I love how you Berty nutlickers attribute the Renaissance of our Packers to him alone. No cred to Harlan, Wolf, or Holmgren, all of whom were equal if not greater factors.
NO TO FORGIVENESS–NO TO RECONCILIATION!
“Brett Favre changed the whole complex of the Green Bay Packers,” Wolf said. “When I got to the Packers, the Packers were not very well thought of. That’s not the case today.”
So the question is, who’s right? The sand-packed vaginal whining of Wolfina or the words of Ron Wolf following his HOF induction, made possible in part by one Brett Lorenzo Favre? You decide.
ed wolf, i empathize with your sentiments. that said, if we can build the suspense up and up, a la brian williams or jay leno, then let’s make a killing: invite the worldwide media to a gala at lambeau, charge superbowl ticket rates, with a discount for GB residents and season ticket holders of course, and use the bux to get some similar nasty asshole like Suh to play for us. like BF, Suh can give a nasty edge to the “nice guy” image MM has been oozing each season since he won a fluke SB.
we could charge premium ticket prices if we promise to unveil never before seen pics of favre’s penis. pn the megatron of course. you know, to make BF seem “bigger than life” lol.
also, we could just put the male –> symbol up on the ring of honor in place of his name. that means no player could use #4 jersey again unless his name is not “Penis”.
Why is it, everything has to be drama with this fucking guy?
Go on National TV with Greta and whine about what you don’t like about being inducted into the Packers HOF?
Now all of a sudden, he’s concerned about Packer fans?
I’m sure it has nothing to do with him wanting to be adored and praised by as many people as possible.
Don’t blame Brett for this. The original plan and what he wanted was to have the ceremony at Lambeau so everyone could be apart of it. Be pissed at the Packer Hall of Fame people who only wanted the high rollers and people close to the franchise.
So, you’re telling me the public has no say in the decisions of the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States…..
Does that mean there’s no Santa Claus ?
bitch, bitch, bitch. everyone bitches the ceremony is more or less “private” then when Favre suggests to make it more accommodating for the fans, you still bitch. which proves my point that when it comes to Favre no one here is happy unless they’re bitching about him. and as Skinny stated, the idea all along was to have it outside in the first place. @Iron and Nails – let E. Wolf’s hatred for Favre continue. someday it’ll turn into a health problem for Wolfy and then the lamentation process will begin.
this site and many who comment are akin to menstruating women.
Exactly. The only team in professional sports that is owned by the community, and has thousands (millions?) of “shareholders/owners” who paid $300 for a fancy wall ornament to fund a total overhaul of the atrium, yet they’re not even given the opportunity to attend Favres HOF ceremony because it’s restricted to a bunch of rich corporate sponsors who want to “sit down for a nice dinner.” Fuck that. Have it on the field, let everybody come, and have a giant party.
Fuck brett and his ego. Until he acknowledges how he shit on GB and apologizes he is just a cunt who blew his chances at being one of the most beloved sports figures of all time.
well, wasn’t he pretty much brain-damaged from all those addictive pain killers towards the end of his career?
and how could all that fame and money not turn a goober from black water country into a playboy degenerate?
like it has never happened before? e.g., OJ, Sapp, Ray Lewis, et. al., and even nice guys like AR are not immune to the deleterious impact that the insane NFL compensation system and unjustified fame and “self esteem” unwarranted by our society, can have on these boys in men’s uniforms…???
In the words of The Dude: “Sure, if I’m in the neighborhood… and I need to use the bathroom.”