Favre Honored as the Quarterback returns to Green Bay
Time heals all wounds. The wound has been healed in Green Bay. Brett Favre returned over the weekend to have his number retired and to be inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame. It was a moment that many Packer fans, including myself, didn't think would happen this quickly. The Favre drama that happened in 2008 resulted in the iconic QB being traded to the Jets, and then playing 2 seasons for the hated Vikings. A riff was apparent between the Packer organization and Favre, who felt he was cast off. All of that was forgotten in one magic moment from this weekend.
Nearly 70.000 fans gave Favre a standing ovation as he walked back on to the turf at Lambeau Field. They paid tribute to the three-time MVP that helped the Packers win a Super Bowl and put Green Bay back on the map in the NFL. As I watched the ceremonies online this weekend, those are the memories that I had. Gone were the heartbreaking loses. The interceptions. The will he or won't he retire talk. All that remained were the reasons I loved watching number four in the first place. The passion for the game. The free-wheeling gunslinger that could throw the ball on a dime off his back foot. A player who truly loved the game. Favre will have his number added to the ring of honor at Lambeau in November. It's where he belongs. Among the greatest Packers of all time.