Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will officially be named a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016 on Saturday night.
Although that’s inevitable, Favre says doesn’t see it that way.
“I would say nothing is ever a lock, but I’m honored to be here,” Favre told NFL Network. “I never dreamed of (how many) years (I would play). I dreamed of playing. I never dreamed of MVP. I never dreamed of Hall of Fame. I dreamed of playing and running out with my helmet off like I did in the Super Bowl. That’s all I ever dreamed of. All the other stuff — Pro Bowls, MVPs, Hall of Fame potentially — are things that are over and beyond what I ever dreamed of and I’m extremely thankful for that.”
That’s been the theme this week.
Something we would have loved to see back in, I don’t know… 2008?
Perhaps the overwhelming adulation of the majority of Packers fans over the past year has softened the old man, though.
He went on to play the if-I-can-do-it-anyone-can card.
“It says anyone can make it,” Favre said. “My dad was my coach and we ran the wish-bone offense. We never threw. I came from a town not known for football and was kind of a forgotten recruit. Went to Southern Miss, played four years there and didn’t throw every much, but yet up until recently had every passing title good and bad. That’s what I would say to kids. It could happen to you.
“I wasn’t the biggest. I wasn’t the strongest. I wasn’t the fastest. I always felt like I had a better arm, but it can happen. For me, it’s proof that it can happen to anyone.”
I don’t know what’s going on here or who this guy is.
Perhaps a Minnesota Viking wearing Packers clothing.
Did you take a dump on your keyboard and then click submit?
Brett Favre couldn’t spell the word, “humble”, if he was spotted the humbl.
He also wouldn’t know the definition.
I call bullshit. His handlers are making him appear to be less like the douche nozzle he really is. He couldn’t figure out how to not do bone headed shit while he was playing because it was always about him being the hero. Why change? He is content with his legacy. Those are his words.
I don’t believe he will ever understand WHY Vince Lombardi left the Packers to go to Washington. Washington gave him partial ownership, which Green Bay couldn’t do. Lombardi didn’t leave out of spite or to gm/coach for a hated rival, like the Vikings. Lombardi didn’t call the Lions and try give them intel in an attempt to sabotage the Packers. Lombardi didn’t wish the Bears luck in beating the Packers in the NFC championship game.
Even though many Packer fans would have been crushed due to his behavior in these situations. Brent didn’t care if his behavior was deplorable and went against the Packers. Instead his “me first and fuck everyone else” ego fueled his desires. The fact he despised the Packers, or McCarthy/Thompson more specifically doesn’t absolve him of being a complete and total fucking jack wagon from 2008 onward. Why change now?
I’m glad we got to witness a super bowl win with him, and for the games like the Raiders game after his dad died. And beating the shit out of the Bears all those years. He is one tough SOB. But I’m not ever buying into anything that comes out of his whore mouth.
Bitching about Favre is like bitching about the weather…..the organization and He always intended to repent, repair, and “re-Favre” us.