Favre wants to make a Green Bay appearance “one day”

Reuters

Brett Favre spent years as the most popular man in Green Bay. But he says he’s not sure how Packers fans view him now, six years after he left the Packers and three years after he finished his career with the rival Vikings.

However, he’s optimistic that he’ll eventually be welcomed back for the kind of farewell ceremony that Hall of Fame players usually get.

Asked on Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket in Dallas if he thinks Packers fans want to welcome him back with open arms, Favre answered, “I’m not so sure about that. I think some probably want to see it go away.”

That doesn’t mean Favre doesn’t eventually expect to return to Lambeau Field, though.

“As far as coming back to Green Bay? We’ll do it one day,” Favre said, via ESPNWisconsin.com.

Favre was booed off the field the last time he left Lambeau, in a Vikings uniform. He remembers that well.

“It made for good TV when I came back, didn’t it?” Favre joked. “That’s what I was thinking the whole time. Boost the ratings.”

It will make for good TV when Favre goes back again and gets the loud ovation that he will surely receive on the day when the Packers retire his number.

87 responses to “Favre wants to make a Green Bay appearance “one day”

  1. Out of pro ball for three years and it’s obvious that his ego still craves the attention.

  2. Flava Farve just needs to go away…………maybe it’s a Green Bay thing, but nobody else really cares!!!

  3. I will bet there will be more boos than cheers still. Let’s not forget him calling Matt Millen to give him advice on how to beat GB. He basically spit on us while waving the middle finger when he signed with the VikQueens. Hard to forget his actions incl text gate.

  4. I agree, anybody still holding a grudge needs to let it go Favre included. Let bygones be bygones.

  5. Sure, Brett Favre has an ego. But I am willing to bet most Packers fans will overlook this and thank him for his years with the Packers – which includes a Super Bowl victory. The bitter Packers fans need to get over it already and show the same class as the Packers organization.

  6. Preview of an August article:
    “In a surprise move, Brett Favre unretires, signs with the Vikings, and texts a picture of his dong to Aaron Rodgers.”

  7. Wisconsin77 is obviously a fair weather fan. TT and MM brought a championship to GB while Brent brought shame and embarrassment to him and his family. Poor Deanna that she’s stuck with that DB.

  8. So its hard to forget the negatives, but not the fact that he, along with reggie white, made the packers franchise relevant again? Theres a big gab between farve and starr and its pretty ugly.

  9. The Packers need to wait until he’s in the HOF before retiring his number. If he goes in wearing purple, they should:

    A. Take down the street sign named after him, and
    B. Give #4 to the first punter they sign off the street.

  10. It will make for good TV when Favre goes back again and gets the loud ovation that he will surely receive on the day when the Packers retire his number.
    —–
    That town and organization does not have enough class to retire that number.

  11. Wisconsin77 that’s ine of the dumber comments I’ve seen here. Guess what, Thompson and McCarthy aren’t in charge. Mark Murphy and the board of directors are in charge and they’ll make that decision. And the ncknames were just stupid.

  12. Get over yourselves Green Bay! You DID NOT WANT #4. He wanted to play. You’re still pissed that he played for the Vikings?
    Take a lesson from SF. Joe Montana wanted to continue to play. They’ve accepted him with open arms. Move on. Change your hateful attitudes! He did bring you a SB championship!

  13. He is a legend. Yeah he went and played with the viks. Big deal he still wanted to play and he was bein phased out of the program. Lets not forget he made it to the championship game where the New Orleans hitmen whacked him. The man could still play up until he got whacked. I wish #4 all the best. He was the most entertaining player to watch for years.

  14. Can’t say anyone cares. He’s not relevant. Guy was busted for sending P pics to a jets staff member. That’s how I’ll remember him

  15. cnbweb says: Apr 13, 2013 6:53 PM

    I will bet there will be more boos than cheers still. Let’s not forget him calling Matt Millen to give him advice on how to beat GB. He basically spit on us while waving the middle finger when he signed with the VikQueens. Hard to forget his actions incl text gate.

    —————————————————–

    No matter what uniform he wore, he was a great football player and Packer fans should be thankful he spent the majority of his career in Green Bay. Instead, the grudges and butthurt still exist today and even further exemplified by the above remark. Some Packer fans should quit acting childish about it.

  16. Some time has passed, but not enough for most Packers fans to truly accept him back into the family. I suppose I’m much less bitter about his whole “me,me,me,revenge schtick” so I’d probably piss on him if he were on fire now… But no way would I dump my ice cold beer on him to put him out . . . Yet.

  17. cnbweb says:Apr 13, 2013 6:53 PM
    He basically spit on us while waving the middle finger when he signed with the VikQueens.
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    Poor GB fans. Still suffering from the delusion that just because your team does not want someone to play for them anymore that the player should curl up and die. I am pretty sure that Favre’s ire was more with Thompson-McCarthy and not John Smith down the street. Let it go.

  18. they can retire his number in over there in purple. it will make for great tv just like when the roof caved in on that craphole they call a stadium

  19. It would be nice to see Packer fans appreciate what Favre did for the Packers.

    So the guy couldn’t make up his mind to continue to play the game he has played his whole life or retire, why is that so wrong?

    Just cut him if you don’t like the run around and move on.

  20. Packers fans, your management didn’t want him anymoreband unloaded him to the Jets. He had a right to go wherever he wanted to go and ended up some cheap shots away from taking the Vikes to the Super Bowl.

    Be happy he lead your team to back to back SB appearances and one championship.

    Yes, your sh!t does stink. Get over yourselves.

  21. Wisconsin77 says: Apr 13, 2013 6:50 PM

    Won’t happen as long as Ted “Awkward”
    Thompson and Mike McLardy are still there.
    —————————————

    Is school yard name calling the best you’ve got? All that speaks to is your level of class. It will happen and it should. It’s already been stated that the team honchos want it, and apparently Favre thinks so too.

  22. Maybe Aaron Rodgers can actually thank Brett for the taking him under his wing in Green Bay.

  23. Brett, if those nasty Green Bay fans keep booing you (even after everything you did for their franchise), the Vikings & their fans would love to have you retire as one of us. Keep that in mind as you go forward.

  24. Brett, we all are looking forward to Packer fans classing it up a notch and putting the past behind them.

    Don’t hold your breath.

  25. Its time to bring him back. Do it this year on a Sunday or Monday night game. I don’t know of many people who still harvest a grudge against him. I just don’t let the fans who turned on Green Bay every forget it but that doesn’t have all that much to do with Favre but their loyalty as a fan. I don’t want him going to the HOF before his jersey gets retired in Green Bay.

  26. Favre needs to eat a little crow before he goes back to Green Bay. Oh but someday he will be welcomed back with open arms to Lambeau Field and a cheering crowd. Too bad it didn’t have to be the way it is.

  27. He was a great QB and brought the Lombardy Trophy to Green Bay. It was not pretty the way he left the game, but in the end we all need to realize that this is just a game, and he played the game very well.

  28. The time is now to bring Favre back to G.B. He is the “Face of the Franchise” – the heart beat of the Packers in their glory days.

  29. Farve made the mess not management. retiring and un-retiring 3 years in a row, begging to go to a rival. I’m 40 next month and can’t think of a more classless act than Farve.

    The organization supported him through alcohol and pain addictions, brought in players he wanted, paid him & his hand picked players and coaches more money than imaginable; just bent over backwards for him and that’s how he says ‘thank you’?

  30. He was asked this same question several years ago and his answer was “for what” So that is my response now for what reason should we welcome him back?

  31. Could care less either way. I m more concerned about not wasting Rodgers’s prime.

  32. Whaaa Whaaa Whaaa! I’m tired of hearing you packers fans whine about this! He made your franchise nobody would have gave a damn about the packers nor would they had been very good. He didn’t go to Minnesota to spite all of his former fans he did it because he loved the game & if I recall right he made a pretty good choice by coming back was 1 game away from the super bowl. Get your panties out of their wads & deal with it & respect what this guy did for your franchise!

  33. First he has to whole heartedly apologize to Aaron Rodgers for the shabby way he treated him and snubbed him. It has to come from own mouth and not a pre-written script from his lawyer or a text with picture. Then he has to apologize to the fans and organization for his constant waffling, fake press conference tears, acknowledge how wrong HE was and not blaming the franchise like the deluded fans do for his departure. Farce wasnt pushed out. He quit, er “retired”

  34. I couldn’t care less that Brett played for the Vikings. What really bothers me is that:

    1) Brett openly admitted that he gave Matt Millen information on how to beat the Packers (the fact that it didn’t work really doesn’t matter).

    2) Told Bears DE Julius Peppers that he wanted the Bears to knock the Packers out of the playoffs in 2010.

    3) He admitted that part of the reason he played for the Vikings was to spite Ted Thompson and the Packers.

    I’m not totally vindictive. If Brett makes an open, public, and heart-felt apology to Packer Nation, I will be willing to let bygones be bygones. I will welcome him back with open arms in that case. But, last I heard, his ego hasn’t retired quite yet.

  35. Favre has no class, that’s why he was a better fit for the Vikings.

    Favre later on in his career couldn’t win the important playoff games, that’s why he was a better fit for the Vikings.

    Favre proved to the world that he was not particularly well endowed, that’s why he was a better fit for the Viking fans, if that is your preference.

  36. Reading these comments it’s clear to see that most of you have got your info from the media and have absolutely zero inside or first hand knowledge of anything.

    The Colts and Ravens have both made the Packers look bad, both organization showed a lot more class and how you part way with “legends”.

    KGB, Packers all-time sack leader, cut midseason. Favre told he would be traded to Tampa after Packers refused to release him, obviously didn’t get traded to Tampa. Minnesota offered more in a trade than New York. Donald Driver was clearly treated like garbage. Do I even mention C. Wood.

    At least they brought J. Jolly back.

  37. Favre wants to make a Green Bay appearance “one day”
    _____________________

    And Benedict Arnold wanted to shake George Washington’s hand after the Revolutionary War.

  38. Most of you folks have a very skewed memory of why the Packers and Favre parted ways. He wasn’t “phased out” or “let go.” He kept retiring as the Packers’ QB. The Packers brass even went to his home to ask him to keep playing. He said no. Of course, he changed his mind when it was time for training camp, but by then the Packers had been forced to go with Aaron Rodgers and it was too late to change plans yet again. Favre tried to play the Packers like a yo-yo. He forced the Packers to replace him because he had “retired.” How can the Pack be faulted for that?

    And as for what one commenter said about Favre taking Rodgers “under his wing,” that’s just nuts. Favre resisted helping Rodgers from Day One. It was well known at the time.

  39. Favre will be met with a standing ovation the day he returns to Green Bay to have his number placed on the ring of honor at Lambeau Field.

    When GB does the Alumni events, every player introduced is met with the same cheers as they received when they played in that stadium. Many of those players left GB in free agency, were traded and etc.

    The ill will toward Favre was not demonstrated unless Favre was playing against the Packers. There are still a lot of #4 jerseys there on gameday.

  40. Brett I’m afraid your ego has delayed that day for a good twenty years. Oh yeah; a guy named Rodgers might be a factor too. You can’t go home.

  41. If McCarthy would have sat Favre at halftime of the 2008 NFCCG, Rodgers and the Packers would have beat the Giants. Favre knows it.

  42. Why’s everyone convinced he will be well received after how he left? I still can’t mention his name without getting mean mugged by Packers fans

  43. It’s killing him ( Bert Farvra) that the fans aren’t screaming for him to grace us with his presence.
    He wants to be treated as if he were the Beatles, O’bama, Hillary ( and whatever other pop culture candidate’s the Dem’s come up with ), or Jesus Christ coming to town.
    I don’t care anymore, I already threw my Farve jersey over the fence to my neighbor ( a Viking fan ) a couple years ago ……… He threw it back when Favre threw that interception in the playoffs !! I used it to pick up the dog do and threw it out …..

  44. Amazing to the see the nastiness at this date. A Packers fan since 1961, I’ve long ago buried the Farve hate.
    Here’s Brett Favre: a talented good old boy whose britches got too big for him in Green Bay. He held the franchise together during some bleak times but then thought he was in charge. You can’t forget his contributions to the Packers and the NFL, while at the same time you have to acknowledge his character flaws which led to some bizarre behavior.
    But all he did was want to play, and after the Packers traded him, he could(and did) play where he wanted.
    I can’t hold that against him. The Packers had a choice to move forward(Rodgers) or hope for a youth revival with Favre. There was too much money tied up in the QB position to keep both of them on the roster. Favre also clearly stated earlier that year he wanted to retire. This is where the “character flaw” part kicks in.
    But I still think there’s a grudge there against Ted Thompson. Favre will return to Green Bay when Ted retires.

  45. One more comment: Bart Starr was shown the door out of Green Bay as a failed head coach. He was warmly WELCOMED back as the champion QB that he was. He continues to be an ambassador for the team to this day.
    There are some parallels with Favre’s situation.

  46. I couldn’t care less that Brett played for the Vikings. What really bothers me is that:

    1) Brett openly admitted that he gave Matt Millen information on how to beat the Packers (the fact that it didn’t work really doesn’t matter).

    2) Told Bears DE Julius Peppers that he wanted the Bears to knock the Packers out of the playoffs in 2010.

    3) He admitted that part of the reason he played for the Vikings was to spite Ted Thompson and the Packers.

    I’m not totally vindictive. If Brett makes an open, public, and heart-felt apology to Packer Nation, I will be willing to let bygones be bygones. I will welcome him back with open arms in that case. But, last I heard, his ego hasn’t retired quite yet.

  47. As a life long die hard knowledgeable the first Packer fan. I hate the fact that he played for the Vikings. But people forget that he is a major part of saving a dying franchise in the Packers. Harlen, Wolf, Holmgren, and Favre are the reason that this team is thriving. They are the modern day Lombardi, and Starr. Paving the way for the current regime.

  48. Didn’t want to give the team advance notice of whether he planned on returning each year- went to Green Bays arch rival in order to screw them- refuses to say anything complimentary of Aaron Rogers- encouraging a current Green Bay player to leave and go to Vikings ( should I continue )? does not deserve the invite back right now.

  49. Favre looked bad.
    The Jets looked bad.
    The Vikings looked bad.

    The Packers are the only entity that came out of this smelling like a rose, and got another Lombardi out of it to boot.

  50. sakatak says: Apr 14, 2013 7:28 AM
    If McCarthy would have sat Favre at halftime of the 2008 NFCCG, Rodgers and the Packers would have beat the Giants. Favre knows it.

    Would that be after the Giants opened up the 2nd half with an time draining 8 minute touchdown draft? Would that also be with absolutely no running game support and a defense who kept giving up first downs to the Giants? I don’t think so. I don’t think Rodgers would have been able to do against that Giants D what Favre, Romo, Garcia, and Brady couldn’t do that post-season.

    Or would it be like the Packer playoff games against the Cardinals in 10 or the Giants in 12? How did Rodgers do there?

  51. Wisconsin, Seriously r u the little kid who was so classily shout ing obscenities at Rodgers during the “great defection”? My gosh lighten up, give Rodgers a break, he didn’t kick the old dongslinger out of town,Favre did that himself..they got a Superbowl out of Rodgers..most Packer fans are thrilled with that..what is your problem? Would u rather have your team in salary cap hell now while Rodgers is out leading some other team? life can suck and the NFL is a business..get over it already.

  52. Sdemp, afraid you’re the one who has no knowledge of anything. Driver and Woodson were treated like garbage? Nowhere but in your mind. Driver was there getting paid for an extra year even though he could no longer play on an NFL level. Woodson was let go because he was done – or has there been a bidding war for him by the other 31 teams that I missed?
    Players like Kampman, Jenkins and Jennings left with class and can come back anytime to mostly cheers. Did you save the full page newspaper ad #4 took out saying how he was leaving because of problems with management but that he’d always appreciate the support the fans in Wisconsin had given him?
    Yeah – I didn’t see that one either.

  53. Farve retired in February after losing to the Giants at home in the NFC championship game. I went to Fanfest in March where the Packers introduced Aaron to the fans as “the guy” leading the team. At the end of March, the Packer organization approached Favre about coming back because they were preparing for the April draft. Favre said no, he wasn’t coming back. The Packer picked two quarterbacks in the draft, Brohm and Flynn. They changed the offensive plays towards Rodgers’ strengths. It wan’t until training camp when Favre decided to “unretire.” It was totally unfair to Rodgers, the Packers management, and the team. The drama surounding Farve was a distraction he created.

    Since he left Green Bay, Favre called the Lions coach to tell him how they could beat the Packers. He told Julius Peppers to make sure the Packers lose. He convinced Gregg Jennings to sign with the Vikings this year! Farve is not ready to come back to Green Bay.

    Also since he left, he lost another NFC championship game for the Vikings in the same way he lost it when in Green Bay. He got caught texting pictures of his dick to a woman who looks like a younger version of his current wife. (As a woman I find this very creepy.) And he was fined by the NFL for not cooperating in their investigation of wankergate. These are not the qualities of a player I’d want to honor.

    I think more time needs to pass before Favre should be trotted out to Packer fans for a retirement ceremony. He needs to go at least five years without meddling with players. He needs to apologize to Packer nation for “sticking” it to them.

    The Packers will retire #4 some day. We retired Reggie’s number after he died. If we have to wait that long for Favre, then we wait that long.

  54. Farve need to stay as far as he can
    away from Greenbay. He can go in the HOF with any team he played for and STILL get his respect. Thompson should get just what he deserve… spit in his face just like he did Desmond Howard, Andre Rison, Sharp, Farve, and all the rest

  55. No sir! You can not come back…your intentions when you went to Minnesota to get back at Green Bay…and you said yourself you weren’t worried about your legacy .

  56. Let’s hurry up and get it over with – come back – sign some autographs – tell some funny stories – host a Q & A – get in some jabs at the vikings/bears/lions – let bygones be bygones – retire that number – see you get your well deserved yellow jacket.

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