Now that all is well, the Green Bay Packers simply cannot get enough of Brett Favre.
Can you blame them?
The Packers will honor Favre for the second season in a row when they play the Dallas Cowboys on October 16.
What is the justification for this honor, you ask? The Packers honored Favre on Thanksgiving when they lost to the Chicago Bears last season. A do-over due to the crapping of the bed in that game, perhaps?
Not exactly. At least, that’s not how it will be framed.
The Packers honored Favre last season when his number was retired. Twice, in fact. Once at his Packers Hall of Fame induction in July, when the number 4 was officially retired, and then again in November when Favre’s name was unveiled on the inside of the Lambeau Field facade.
This year, Favre will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Naturally, the Packers have to make a big deal about that.
It’s similar to when they honored former general manager Ron Wolf last season with the same exact sort of honor and to-do they gave him all the way back in 2006.
That is, having his name put on the Lambeau Field facade. All of the Packers’ Pro Football Hall of Famers get the honor.
Wolf was the exception, getting his name on the facade well before he made the Hall. So then when he actually made it, the Packers just pretended his name was never there and unveiled it again.
Favre will be another somewhat unique case. Since he’s only the sixth Packers player to have his number retired, he’ll join those other five Hall of Famers with his name on the Lambeau Field facade twice.
We’ve kind of done this already, but technically, we haven’t.
So the Packers will milk the Brett Favre teat at least one more time.