Fans Predictably Not Happy with Favre Induction Compromise
We’re pretty sure the people who run the Green Bay Packers organization pat themselves on the back after ever decision they make. You know, because it’s clearly a GREAT decision.
Having dealt with some of these clowns, I know that while they care about the fans to some degree, they care more about money, perception and the NFL as a whole. And because of that, they are often out of touch when comes to what fans want, need or deserve.
Here’s a good example.
After much uproar, from both fans and Brett Favre himself, the Packers decided they would indeed let fans attend Favre’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame. Actually, they wouldn’t really be able to attend the event, but they would be able to get inside Lambeau Field to watch the proceedings on a very large television.
And, you know… WE REALLY SOLVED THIS ONE! GREAT SOLUTION, GUYS! [sounds of suits slapping each other on the backs]
The ceremony, which is a banquet (because it’s still 1950, apparently), is being held in the Lambeau Field Atrium. The Hall of Fame, which is run by its own board of directors, decided they weren’t going to make any tickets available to Joe Fan. Only corporate sponsors who forked over $1,200 for a table at the banquet would get to see the Favre induction live.
Normally, the tables don’t sell out, especially in years when the Hall class is underwhelming. In such cases, tickets are then released to the general public. But this is Brett Favre. Of course, the corporate goons were going to take all the tickets they could.
Why no one planned for this or it coming is beyond us.
Complete buffoonery. Like a Mike McCarthy 4th-and-1 call.
Cue the uproar. Then the new solution to let fans in, which isn’t really a solution at all.
Predictably, most fans think this is whole bunch of bullshit.
I noticed this on the Journal Sentinel’s website this morning.
We’re not going to suggest this is a scientific poll, but we would consider this a fairly reliable forum. And more than half the fan base is pissed…
For all the talk about “bringing Favre back into the family,” the Packers really have boned it here. How they could be so short-sighted and stupid is beyond us.
All you suits have fun slapping each other on the back at your banquet though.