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Packers have talked to Favre, but no jersey retirement this year

File photo of Brett Favre in New Orleans Reuters

Some day, Brett Favre will return to Lambeau Field to have his No. 4 jersey retired in a ceremony before Packers fans. But it won’t be this year.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that there have been “good conversations” with Favre, but a jersey retirement ceremony isn’t happening until 2015 at the earliest.

Although Favre was once the most beloved athlete in Green Bay, much changed when he retired, un-retired and ultimately returned in the rival Vikings uniform. Murphy acknowledged that some fans have hard feelings toward Favre, and that could be a problem for any retirement ceremony.

“He wouldn’t want to come back to be booed,” Murphy said.

But while it won’t happen this year, there’s a good chance it will happen next year: Murphy said he’d like to retire Favre’s number before Favre is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which will happen in the summer of 2016.

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132 Responses to “Packers have talked to Favre, but no jersey retirement this year”
  1. GenXJay says: Jul 10, 2014 5:42 PM

    time to honor your past, gb band wagoners. Lord Favre awaits the offering.

  2. dethsupport says: Jul 10, 2014 5:47 PM

    Why would he be booed? He ushered them out of a decades long dumpster fire.

  3. bordner says: Jul 10, 2014 5:48 PM

    Regardless of what anyone wants to believe, the number 4 jersey has been retired in Green Bay since March 6, 2008.

  4. glaedrfly says: Jul 10, 2014 5:48 PM

    There’s no reason to boo him. He brought the title back to Green Bay.

  5. ariani1985 says: Jul 10, 2014 5:49 PM

    The way those ignorant hillbillies treated him I wouldn’t come back to that old outdated outhouse for them to boo him!!!!! Stay away from the stench Favre!!!!

  6. largent80100 says: Jul 10, 2014 5:51 PM

    3 MVPs and a ring.

    Brought the franchise back to relevance along with Holmgren and Reggie White.

    Two years with a rival won’t change that.

  7. 6ball says: Jul 10, 2014 5:52 PM

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    I heard a rumor that Favre may retire. Perhaps, sending a thousand sports journalists to Mississippi may clear this up.
    .

  8. dethsupport says: Jul 10, 2014 5:52 PM

    1968 – 1991 (AKA before Favre) only 2 winning seasons. Boo him? Sheesh.

  9. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jul 10, 2014 5:54 PM

    Brett Favre’s fondest desire was always to play for the Minnesota Vikings. How can you begrudge him that?

  10. SilentMajority says: Jul 10, 2014 5:56 PM

    The Packers owe everything to Favre. If not for him the Packers would be bankrupt and Green Bay would be nothing more than a tiny village of people living in huts. It’s a travesty that they are not on their knees begging for Favres forgiveness!

  11. linvillegorge says: Jul 10, 2014 5:56 PM

    I know the divorce was ugly, but time heals and GB has another great QB now in Rodgers. Any Packers fan who’d boo Favre at a jersey retirement should get throat punched by other nearby fans.

  12. scrp2 says: Jul 10, 2014 5:57 PM

    Sure there’s gonna be boos but just have fun with it. Do the Lambo Leap in a Vikings uniform.

  13. joker65 says: Jul 10, 2014 5:57 PM

    It would really be classless if Packer fans booed him. The guy was one of, if not the, best Packers ever.

  14. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jul 10, 2014 5:58 PM

    im glad Favre is retired. he always gave the 49ers problems. packers have been a joke since bubble wrap rodgers took over. kaepernick chuckles everytime he plays the packers.

  15. quickdraw85 says: Jul 10, 2014 5:58 PM

    Who says he’s getting inducted on his first ballot anyway???

  16. jimthebuilder27 says: Jul 10, 2014 6:00 PM

    Would love to see Favre back in Green Bay, but I hated the way he carried himself his last few years (made too much about himself)

  17. j0esixpack says: Jul 10, 2014 6:05 PM

    Another comeback?

  18. aa1829 says: Jul 10, 2014 6:05 PM

    Lets organize to meet him at the airport and boo him all the way to the stadium. We will never forgive this traitor. And linvillegorge, you are promoting violence. Why hasn’t your post been deleted.

  19. orivar says: Jul 10, 2014 6:07 PM

    Even McNabb didn’t get booed despite the media being his worse friend and creating all of the controversy to begin with.

    If Favre got booed Packers fans would never be able to life the backlash and notoriety they would receive for at least this lifetime.

  20. aa1829 says: Jul 10, 2014 6:09 PM

    We will boo favray forever, and Mr Murphy, if you shove this down our throats, we will boo you too.

  21. ducksk says: Jul 10, 2014 6:09 PM

    Boooo the traitor and pass the Vicodin please.

  22. weepingjebus says: Jul 10, 2014 6:20 PM

    Better make it fast, he already retired his pants years ago.

  23. thepftpoet says: Jul 10, 2014 6:23 PM

    Brett Favre had the best statistical season of his career in Minnesota.

    That’s where he should retire.

    He also should have won a Super Bowl Ring if it wasn’t for the bounty gate Saints cheating us out of a Super Bowl win.

    Justice needs to be served.

    And Brett needs to retire with the more accomplished franchise.

    The HISTORIC Minnesota Vikings.

  24. filthymcnastyi says: Jul 10, 2014 6:23 PM

    Packers talk to Favre about coming out of retirement!

    #rodgersisdone

  25. gbpackersfan12 says: Jul 10, 2014 6:25 PM

    He will be welcomed back to Lambeau with a loud standing ovation whether it be this year or next. We have moved on and it’s time to honor this legend.

  26. filthymcnastyi says: Jul 10, 2014 6:26 PM

    dethsupport says:
    Jul 10, 2014 5:52 PM
    1968 – 1991 (AKA before Favre) only 2 winning seasons. Boo him? Sheesh.
    ——–
    Worst….fans….ever!

  27. squishman says: Jul 10, 2014 6:29 PM

    I was at the Vikes/49ers game in ’09. Pandemonium erupted twice. It was so unreal! One of the top sports moments in Viking history. 1st pandemonium: when he threw the TD. 2nd pandemonium was after the officials made it official a few minutes later. So glad to have witnessed that. Thanks Brett for that and all of ’09. We love you here. (put “we” in italics).

  28. myasylum11 says: Jul 10, 2014 6:44 PM

    They are probably waiting one more year to male sure he’s retired.

  29. averagjoe says: Jul 10, 2014 6:53 PM

    What’s Favre’s winning percentage compared to that of Rodgers? Anyone have a figure?

  30. 4grammarpolice says: Jul 10, 2014 6:57 PM

    The only thing important here is Cliff Branch was better than Lynn Swann. Look it up .

  31. txbearmeat says: Jul 10, 2014 6:59 PM

    You know what would be better than booing? Silence. Total. Silence.

  32. thefiesty1 says: Jul 10, 2014 7:05 PM

    Sign him to a one day contract and then retire # 4 and let him officially retire as a Packer. He earned it.

  33. cinvis says: Jul 10, 2014 7:05 PM

    Everything was going to be fine with Favre and the Packers as soon as Aaron and the Packers (mostly Aaron) won SB45. That healed a lot of wounds. Without that…

  34. whatjusthapped says: Jul 10, 2014 7:34 PM

    I’m mostly curious on the weekend that Favre does come in for the ceremony, can we arrange to have Brad Childress pick him up at the airport, this time without his knee pads on?

    If that wasn’t the most disgusting example of having no shame, I don’t know what is. And this coming from a franchise where utter humiliation is commonplace.

  35. jimmyhaffa says: Jul 10, 2014 7:34 PM

    I hope he officially retires as a Jet.

  36. bucsorbust says: Jul 10, 2014 7:36 PM

    Favre has no couth. The Packers would bring him on for a one-day signing…sure–so they can retire him as a Packer. Then Favre would announce he’s coming out of retirement and demand the starting QB job again. The crazy thing is half the Packers fans and organization would support it.

  37. 22yearsagotoday says: Jul 10, 2014 7:37 PM

    Nothing against the Vikings, but Favre did a lot more amazing things for the Packers because he was part of their team a lot longer than he was part of the Vikings.

  38. packerbackernj says: Jul 10, 2014 7:39 PM

    Doubt any real packer fan would boo him. I I still rooted for him when he was on the Vikings, as long as they weren’t playing the Packers. I wouldn’t have minded in the least bit if he won another ring in purple, but just like the rest of their history, the Vikings hrew it all away fumbling like 42 times.

  39. dwhcic says: Jul 10, 2014 7:59 PM

    Possibly the toughest dude to ever walk the planet.

  40. tooz72 says: Jul 10, 2014 8:07 PM

    Favre was the best QB in Vikings AND Jets history

  41. rpiotr01 says: Jul 10, 2014 8:10 PM

    Yes, it’s certainly the off-season.

  42. rodgersheisjolly says: Jul 10, 2014 8:23 PM

    Farve is a Viking for life. Minnesota respects him, and he respects us.

  43. usdcoyotesfan says: Jul 10, 2014 8:25 PM

    As soon as the corner of my eye caught “Packers have talked to Favre”, I thought that meant he was coming back to play haha.

  44. usdcoyotesfan says: Jul 10, 2014 8:28 PM

    Brett,
    your touchdown pass in overtime against Denver in 2007 was AWESOME!!

  45. iceburgskin202 says: Jul 10, 2014 8:30 PM

    They ( Pack brass/fans/Farve) need to come together hash it out and get er done or else your ring of fame means dick!! He’s an all time great for any team but he played and IMO put GB back on the football map along with white RIP!!

  46. packersgreenbay says: Jul 10, 2014 8:45 PM

    NFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger) (11)
    1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967
    AFL-NFL Super Bowl Championships (2)
    1966 (I), 1967 (II)
    Super Bowl Championships (2)
    1996 (XXXI), 2010 (XLV)

  47. dfosterf says: Jul 10, 2014 8:46 PM

    I’m sorry, but he is a traitor. Everyone here knows the animosity between the Pack and Vikes, even if the national media does not. Favre certainly did. He made every effort to “get back” at the current regime in Green Bay.

    I saw it as a wise business decision to move on. It happens all the time in the NFL, but because it was Lord Favre, the media made it into the story of the century.

    Lord Favre was never half the quarterback that Aaron Rodgers is right now, btw. He was just there at the right time in our collective desperation.

    Packer fan since 1956.

  48. frankiesweep says: Jul 10, 2014 8:55 PM

    Are they that upset about him being a Jet?

    Get over it.

  49. packerfaninsandiego says: Jul 10, 2014 8:57 PM

    He will be booed for life. If you are not a Packer fan, you will not understand. Remember that one guy who you thought was a very good/best friend of yours, until he showed his true colors? He was never your friend.

  50. beerbratscheese says: Jul 10, 2014 9:01 PM

    I will always appreciate what Brett did for Green Bay. After all, he was one of several people who brought success back to the Packers.

    I still would like to hear an apology from him for when he admitted that part of the reason he played for the Vikings was to spite the Packers. I would like an apology for when he admitted to calling the Lions to give pointers on how to beat Green Bay. I would also like him to apologize for when he told Julius Peppers that he was hoping the Bears would knock the Packers out of the playoff hunt back in 2010.

    The guy completely turned his back on the team and the fans, despite everything they did for him for 16 years. As much as he was loved and adored for those years, he did an awful lot to destroy that in the next three years.

  51. dfosterf says: Jul 10, 2014 9:10 PM

    Actually, I’ll cheer the SOB the day they induct him into the Green Bay HOF. He deserves my cheers, but he also deserves my disgust in how he handled his retirement/ retirement/ retirement and ultimate landing in Minnesota. The whole thing lacked class.

  52. brintfatre says: Jul 10, 2014 9:12 PM

    They should retire the #4 Minnesota Jersey at Green Bay.

  53. dkalev says: Jul 10, 2014 9:16 PM

    Wow. I thought jets fans were the worst (alongside the skins and vikes fans on here) turns out the pack is every bit as classless as the rest. The man took you out of the dumpster. If Eli signs a mega contract that guarantees him the full salary cap and the giants don’t win a single game until 2020, I won’t be even slightly upset. He has earned everything for what he has done for this organization…. Three fans I don’t agree with (understand yes, agree with no)
    1) giants fans booing tiki barber.
    2) pack fans booing Brett favre
    3) eagles fans booing Mcnabb.

  54. stellarperformance says: Jul 10, 2014 9:18 PM

    Unless he apologizes to Packer Nation for purposefully attempting to turn his back and abandon his teammates for greener pastures, the Vikings can have him.

  55. dfosterf says: Jul 10, 2014 9:21 PM

    He would have NEVER lasted with any other franchise in the 1st place. ANY franchise that had an owner calling the shots . He was NOT reliable, certainly by any of the standards of today with QB’s He owes MUCH to GB and the patience of it’s fan base. This aspect is understood by the fanbase of Green Bay, but nowhere else, especially the media that hyped him once he won something.

  56. lnfinite says: Jul 10, 2014 9:25 PM

    Loved to root against him in his years with GB an enjoyed his play in purple… A true 1st ballot HOfer

  57. terremotinho says: Jul 10, 2014 9:34 PM

    Packer fans who would boo Favre at a ceremony need to get over it. All’s fair on the field and booing him as a Viking is part of the game. But get over it. It’s been several years and a SB victory since then. Business is business, c’mon. Quit taking things so seriously.

  58. gopackgocausecowboysblow says: Jul 10, 2014 9:35 PM

    Wow another Packer article on PFT and the Viking Trolls are loading up comments about how superior their favorite team is in comparison to the Packers. Since success in the NFL is measured in league championships (regardless of how long ago), lets compare teams since the advent of the Superbowl, G.B. 4 victories, MN 0 victories. And even though Brett Favre had is best statistical year with MN, he won one Superbowl as a Packer. And for those of you who think New Orleans robbed you of a Superbowl, you seem to forget that you would have had to play one more game, No guarantees that you would have won that one.

    Brett, as a fan of the Green Bay Packers I would welcome you back, you brought us many joys and a few heartaches, but you are a Green Bay Packer!

  59. seahawkswilson says: Jul 10, 2014 9:42 PM

    No packer Fan here but how depressing for Viking fans that the best player to ever dress in a Viking jersey was and always be a Packer. Another piece of fact that makes Vikings the worst franchise in NFL history.

  60. ajd4 says: Jul 10, 2014 9:44 PM

    dfosterf says:
    Jul 10, 2014 8:46 PM
    I’m sorry, but he is a traitor. Everyone here knows the animosity between the Pack and Vikes, even if the national media does not. Favre certainly did. He made every effort to “get back” at the current regime in Green Bay.

    I saw it as a wise business decision to move on. It happens all the time in the NFL, but because it was Lord Favre, the media made it into the story of the century.

    Lord Favre was never half the quarterback that Aaron Rodgers is right now, btw. He was just there at the right time in our collective desperation.

    Packer fan since 1956.

    ————————————————————

    As I Packer fan since 1973, I will never understand why you and some of my other fellow Packer fans think this way. I thought the animosity would end after SB45. Nope. Some of you still cannot let it go. I have no doubt that Favre gave his all every game he played for the Packers, that is all I can ask as a fan of any player. Favre was a great QB and he was a legendary Packer and I question the maturity of any Packer fan who does not believe this.

  61. bestinafcnorth says: Jul 10, 2014 9:46 PM

    Geez he didnt marry your daughter and leave town. Give it a break. He gave his all while he played for your team, what more do you want?

  62. dethsupport says: Jul 10, 2014 9:57 PM

    NFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger) (11)
    1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967
    AFL-NFL Super Bowl Championships (2)
    1966 (I), 1967 (II)
    Super Bowl Championships (2)
    1996 (XXXI), 2010 (XLV)

    You forgot to add what the did from 1968 – 1991. That’s 23 years boyo. I guess if you’re in your mid to early 20s you’ll just reach for stats. Time is a flat circle. They’re destined for a 20 years QB search in your lifetime.

  63. vikesr4reel says: Jul 10, 2014 10:11 PM

    brett is the reason we DIDNT go to the SB…
    He threw the pick to gift wrap it to the saints

  64. jayfish6402 says: Jul 10, 2014 10:17 PM

    We won’t boo him. He is one of the best quarterbacks ever, and he spent like 14 years on the Packers. Just because he played for the Vikes for 2 seasons doesn’t mean that we are going to boo him.

  65. winninaintsinnin says: Jul 10, 2014 10:23 PM

    Why the hate?

    Favre won as many Super Bowls as Rodgers and as many as R. Wilson.

  66. GenXJay says: Jul 10, 2014 10:48 PM

    dfosterf, the 1st packerbacker i can honestly say that i respect. Good on ya. But, Lord Favre is due his homage.

  67. dirtyhelmet says: Jul 10, 2014 10:49 PM

    Packers “fans” are the biggest hypocrites on the planet. Favre pulled them from the steaming dung heap. They praised him as the messiah, then couldn’t throw him under the bus fast enough in the end. He’d be a damn fool to retire a packer. Worst fair weather fans in the league.

  68. bridgeh20mvp says: Jul 10, 2014 10:52 PM

    Where is the class man? When you live in fly over country nothing to do then to tip cows, produce cheese, cheer for football, reinforce your trailer,
    Booing him is low brow

  69. orangeisthenewblue says: Jul 10, 2014 10:52 PM

    After all he did for you guys he is owed that respect that all true packers fans would love to give him. I’m not personally a packers fan but I have a lot of respect for farve and that team and their fans-unlike most teams & fans

  70. kennyadler1 says: Jul 10, 2014 11:18 PM

    I would love for the Pack to waffle back and forth so many times and so much as Favre did on retirement….from a Bears fan…..that would be AWESOME!!!!

  71. 52lightsxout52 says: Jul 10, 2014 11:30 PM

    LOL at the jealous naysayers.
    Take your time, Brett. When you’re ready to make your triumphant return to Titletown, PackerNation will be here to welcome you with open arms, to watch your name enshrined in the Ring of Honor, the Packer Hall of Fame, and finally PackerNation will be there as you are proudly enshrined in Canton as well.

    Go Pack! :-)

  72. realmenwearstripes says: Jul 10, 2014 11:37 PM

    He doesn’t want to retire the number this year, because he’s still considering a comeback.

  73. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says: Jul 10, 2014 11:38 PM

    if he says he’s sorry and cries, i’ll forgive him. but i won’t forget how he tried to stick it to me and all packers fans for what was a sound front office decision..

  74. cascadeplus says: Jul 10, 2014 11:39 PM

    As a Packer fan since birth, I hated how Favre acted in the end with the Packers. He held the team hostage and had a arrogance attitude. With that, I’ll be possibly willing to and try to convince other Packer fans to put things behind us if Favre agrees to have his number retired IF Coach McCarthy and Ted Thompson are still there. Have love and forgiveness on both sides. If he waits till after they leave, will forget it then.

  75. roastbeefsandwich says: Jul 10, 2014 11:53 PM

    Haha Favre wasn’t half the QB that A-Rod is? You’re nuts. THREE time MVP! Led a bunch of monster offenses with who? Billy Shroeder? Derrick Mayes? Injury riddled Freeman and Robert Brooks? Mike Sherman as a turd of a head coach and GM too.

  76. 2difshoe says: Jul 10, 2014 11:56 PM

    Maybe they will retire the jersey retirement party, and then have a coming out of retirement party for his jersey retirement party. But then re-activate the jersey and just before the regular season starts, retire the jersey again, and then have a coming out of retirement jersey party, then retire his jersey.

    This will cause Brett to send a text photo message of little Brett to management on the Jumbo tron, which management will disclaim ‘ all objects on the jumbo tron are smaller than they actually appear.’

    All will then live happily ever after.

  77. wheels579 says: Jul 11, 2014 12:05 AM

    I am a Packers fan and this anti-Favre sentiment needs to stop. I was mad as hell to see him in purple, but years later those emotions should not overshadow his contribution to the franchise. Same with Holmgren. They deserve a ceremony and our gratitude. If you can’t understand that, perhaps you need another two decades of misery to appreciate Favre’s accomplishments in a Packers uniform. Think McMahon gets booed at Soldier Field? Guess where his second ring came from???

  78. cags777 says: Jul 11, 2014 12:11 AM

    Glad to see many Packers fans on here “get it” about not booing the man who brought the Packers back from futility.

  79. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 11, 2014 12:14 AM

    Great player represented a now-bygone era. Great personality & style of play. Gunslinger to the max, 500 td’s, never missed a game all those years….. Never see that again!

  80. beerbudsnbevo says: Jul 11, 2014 12:15 AM

    He won’t get booed.

    And the few boos that come out, will be drowned.

    And then a few of the ones booing will reflect for a moment, and feel like a turd.

    The ones that boo are making it about themselves.

    Shallow.

  81. beerbudsnbevo says: Jul 11, 2014 12:17 AM

    * I meant totally booed…

  82. verykindguy says: Jul 11, 2014 12:25 AM

    Any TRUE packer fans wouldn’t boo him. He was a legend, my favorite player, and I grew up watching him as a kid. When he left I was still just a kid, and I hated him for it. But as time passed on I grew up and understood everything he did for our team. We all need to remember who made us one of the best teams in the NFL before the Rodgers-era. As of right now Favre is still the greatest packer ever.
    For now #4 > #12

  83. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 11, 2014 12:27 AM

    I just love how Favre for 1 good year is revered in Minnehaha because their qb’s through the years have been so atrocious. He in that short time became one of their most popular players over the past 30 years. That’s pretty sad for a franchise. That set the precedent for the weak drafting queens to take any of Ted Thompsons sloppy seconds to try and bring a winning mentality to that half century dynasty of futility. I cant forget how old Brett broke their hearts as well as Paul Allen crying with the int to lose the game and in typical Viking fashion they blame the refs.

  84. xlvordie says: Jul 11, 2014 12:31 AM

    For a 20 year old who had Brett Favre from before I was born, til just before going into high school, it was hard seeing him in purple. Not ashamed to admit to booing as loud as I could from the stands in both rematches at Lambeau. However, time heals all wounds, and it is time for him to come home. Go pack go…

  85. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 11, 2014 12:34 AM

    The Packers shouldn’t retire his number given the classless manner in which he left. While the Packers took the high road, he chose to act like the bitter ex-girlfriend every step of the way after retiring, unretiring, only to retire again in a 3 month window.

    Let the Vikings retire his number instead. He’s the best player they’ve ever had and even more fitting he never got them a championship after he did what every Packers fan said he would do and tear their hearts out with a horrible INT.

  86. revelation123 says: Jul 11, 2014 12:38 AM

    He’s not going to be booed by Packers fans. Intelligent ones at least.

    Packers fans were voted to be the most intelligent fans in the NFL by NFL players a few years ago. So it shouldn’t be much of a problem.

  87. purplepillager says: Jul 11, 2014 12:46 AM

    I hope all non-Packer fans understand, after reading these comments, why every Viking story is littered with Packer troll comments. They will never get over Favre playing for the Vikings. Packer fans refuse to believe that if Ted Thompson played in free agency, just a little during Brett’s tenure, they would’ve likely won a couple more Super Bowls. That’s what frustrated Brett then and that’s why he left for the Vikings. It is not surprising that Favre does not want his jersey retired by the current Packer regime. Next year they’ll ask Favre again and they’ll get the same answer…No!

    Packer fans – Just be thankful Favre didn’t win the Super Bowl with the Vikings after the 2009 season. Imagine the media sensation “Favre vs. Manning – Battle for GOAT”. If Brett had won, the Vikings would’ve retired his jersey already and the greatest Packer ever would forever be remembered as a Viking.

  88. wafflestomp says: Jul 11, 2014 12:52 AM

    rodgersheisjolly says:
    Jul 10, 2014 8:23 PM

    Farve is a Viking for life. Minnesota respects him, and he respects us.
    ————————————————————————————–

    Do you think you could respect him enough to spell his name correctly.

    Wow! Only a Viking fan could be this ironically ignorant!

  89. babygaga19 says: Jul 11, 2014 1:01 AM

    Who cares about this meat head? He ran laps around the Pack with his retirement. Then went to a rival. What a big mouth, crying eye, tratior.

  90. hakunamangata says: Jul 11, 2014 1:01 AM

    A three time MVP, Super Bowl winning quarterback who only had one losing season in Green Bay?

    And you’re saying you want to boo him because management wanted to move on to see what they had in Rodgers?

    This is why you can’t have nice things.

  91. theeclevelandsteamer says: Jul 11, 2014 1:09 AM

    Hey Fosters – ever wonder what made Brett want to “get back” at the current regime? Maybe after years of mutual respect, to have a new boss come in and say “you are just the quarterback” and not listen to any of your thoughts or ideas on how to improve the team. Could that make a guy salty? Could that make a guy question his desire to play for that boss – despite his obvious love for the game? You cant fake it for 16 years…Thompson changed Favres attitude. Maybe on purpose, who knows.

  92. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jul 11, 2014 1:20 AM

    The funniest thing in the world is when a Packer fan says, “the Vikings aren’t even our rival.” Just bring up Favre and watch their head explode.

  93. fumblenuts says: Jul 11, 2014 1:51 AM

    Would Jenn Sterger boo him?

  94. silverandblack052099 says: Jul 11, 2014 2:04 AM

    Let’s not forget they ran him out of Green Bay. He still wanted to play and could still play and they asked him to take a back seat to Aaron Rodgers, a slap in the face. After all he did for the franchise they moved on from him 2 years to soon. He is the best player in their franchise history in terms of what he meant to the franchise over all.

  95. bangithard says: Jul 11, 2014 2:42 AM

    Packersgreenbay

    It is time you woke up and smelled the roses

    Remember the 1980′s SI article on why pro football needs out of green bay

    You are a daft idiot Favre and white saved your team and city. Get real

  96. packsoldier says: Jul 11, 2014 3:11 AM

    Brett, come on home. All is forgiven.

  97. kingpel says: Jul 11, 2014 5:01 AM

    I wish they would retire the Nike jerseys.

  98. sonofad says: Jul 11, 2014 7:14 AM

    Bert was the 3rd or 4th best QB to ever play for the Packers.

  99. 1rockyracoon says: Jul 11, 2014 7:22 AM

    Favre handled the last few seasons of his career in a classless manner. It’s a good idea for the Packers to wait. They want to make sure all of the bad feelings Favre caused are gone.

  100. unmercifulone says: Jul 11, 2014 7:49 AM

    You know… since the league merged in 1969/1970, Minnesota has had 16 1st place finishes to Green Bays 11, 8 Division titles to Green Bays 5, and 4 Conference titles to Green Bays 3. In fact, besides the two Superbowl victories by Green Bay (congratulations), the ONLY other category the Packers lead the Vikings in is last place finishes in the Conference (GB 12, Vikings 9).

  101. unmercifulone says: Jul 11, 2014 7:52 AM

    And here’s their records to prove it…

    Minnesota Vikings
    1969 12-2 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost Superbowl IV
    1970 12-2 (1st) Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1971 11-3 (1st) Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1972 7-7 (3rd)
    1973 12-2 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost Superbowl VIII
    1974 10-4 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost Superbowl IX
    1975 12-2 (1st) Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1976 11-2-1 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost Superbowl XI
    1977 9-5 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost NFC Championship
    1978 8–7–1 (1st) Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1979 7-9 (3rd)
    1980 9-7 (1st) Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1981 7-9 (4th)
    1982 5-4 (4th) Won NFC First Round, Lost NFC Second Round
    1983 8-8 (4th)
    1984 3-13 (5th)
    1985 7-9 (3rd)
    1986 9-7 (2nd)
    1987 8-7 (2nd) Won NFC Wildcard, Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost NFC Championship
    1988 11-5 (2nd) Won NFC Wildcard, Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1989 10-6 (1st) Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1990 6-10 (5th)
    1991 8-8 (3rd)
    1992 11-5 (1st) Lost NFC Wildcard
    1993 9-7 (2nd) Lost NFC Wildcard
    1994 10-6 (1st) Lost NFC Wildcard
    1995 8-8 (4th)
    1996 9-7 (2nd) Lost NFC Wildcard
    1997 9-7 (4th) Won NFC Wildcard, Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1998 15-1 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost NFC Championship
    1999 10-6 (2nd) Won NFC Wildcard, Lost Divisional Playoffs
    2000 11-5 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost NFC Championship
    2001 5-11 (4th)
    2002 6-10 (2nd)
    2003 9-7 (2nd)
    2004 8-8 (2nd) Won NFC Wildcard, Lost Divisional Playoffs
    2005 9-7 (2nd)
    2006 6-10 (3rd)
    2007 8-8 (2nd)
    2008 10-6 (1st) Lost NFC Wildcard
    2009 12-4 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost NFC Championship
    2010 6-10 (4th)
    2011 3-13 (4th)
    2012 10-6 (2nd) Lost NFC Wildcard
    2013 5-10-1 (4th)

    Green Bay Packers
    1969 8–6 (3rd)
    1970 6-8 (3rd)
    1971 4–8–2 (4th)
    1972 10-4 (1st) Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1973 5–7–2 (3rd)
    1974 6-8 (3rd)
    1975 4-10 (4th)
    1976 5-9 (4th)
    1977 4-10 (4th)
    1978 8-7-1 (2nd)
    1979 5-11 (4th)
    1980 5-10-1 (5th)
    1981 8-8 (3rd)
    1982 5-3-1 (3rd) Won NFC First Round, Lost NFC Second Round
    1983 8-8 (2nd)
    1984 8-8 (2nd)
    1985 8-8 (2nd)
    1986 4-12 (4th)
    1987 5-9-1 (3rd)
    1988 4-12 (5th)
    1989 10-6 (2nd)
    1990 6-10 (4th)
    1991 4-12 (4th)
    1992 9-7 (2nd)
    1993 9-7 (2nd) Won NFC Wildcard, Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1994 9-7 (2nd) Won NFC Wildcard, Lost Divisional Playoffs
    1995 11-5 (1st) Won NFC Wildcard, Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost NFC Championship
    1996 13-3 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Won NFC Championship, Won Superbowl XXXI
    1997 13-3 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Won NFC Championship, Lost Superbowl XXXII
    1998 11-5 (2nd) Lost NFC Wildcard
    1999 8-8 (4th)
    2000 9-7 (3rd)
    2001 12-4 (2nd) Won NFC Wildcard, Lost Divisional Playoffs
    2002 12-4 (1st) Lost NFC Wildcard
    2003 10-6 (1st) Won NFC Wildcard, Lost Divisional Playoffs
    2004 10-6 (1st) Lost NFC Wildcard
    2005 4-12 (4th)
    2006 8-8 (2nd)
    2007 13-3 (1st) Won Divisional Playoffs, Lost NFC Championship
    2008 6-10 (3rd)
    2009 11-5 (2nd) Lost NFC Wildcard
    2010 10-6 (2nd) Won NFC Wildcard, Won Divisional Playoffs, Won NFC Championship, Won Superbowl XLV
    2011 15-1 (1st) Lost Divisional Playoffs
    2012 11-5 (1st) Won NFC Wildcard, Lost Divisional Playoffs
    2013 8-7-1 (1st) Lost NFC Wildcard

  102. jimmysee says: Jul 11, 2014 8:10 AM

    All those Vikings trolls should talk to their purple team to retire Brett’s jersey first.

    Hang #4 from the rafters at the college stadium where they play.

    That would be one more totally convincing reason why the Vikings are better than the Packers.

  103. trekbiker says: Jul 11, 2014 8:21 AM

    “the ONLY other category the Packers lead the Vikings in is last place finishes in the Conference (GB 12, Vikings 9).”

    100% wrong little fellow.

    4 Super Bowl Titles
    4 Super Bowl Rings

    O Super Bowl Titles
    O Super Bowl Rings

    That’s what it’s all about and the Vikings have never ever won the BIG game —– PERIOD….

  104. purpleppleeaters says: Jul 11, 2014 8:25 AM

    The Vikings hatred is amusing.

    Attn: Packer Backers – You live in or represent Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green…………Bay. Cleveland is a state of the art Metropolis, compared to Green Bay.
    What’s the most backward city in the NFL? It isn’t even close.

  105. texaspackerfan says: Jul 11, 2014 8:41 AM

    So much concern with Favre’s feeling and the possibility of him getting booed. Don’t we watch the league Comish get booed every year when he goes up to make Draft Pick announcements?! Haha

  106. tonyc920 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:52 AM

    For Gods Sakes, Talk about taking a story out of context and the author doesn’t help much. Sure there are SOME who didn’t appreciate the antics of Lord Favre from the early 90′s ON and OFF the field, plus the time he spent in a purple jersey TO RUB IT IN OUR FACES.
    I know ! I live here. Some will boo, most will not.
    Lighten up !

  107. vickspuppy says: Jul 11, 2014 9:15 AM

    How about having John Kuhn perform the retirement ceremony? That way, everyone will think the fans are just yelling “Kuuuuuuuuuun” and poor Brett won’t get his feelings hurt.

    Problem solved.

  108. jimmysee says: Jul 11, 2014 9:31 AM

    Wow. 50 years for the Vikings and no Superbowl wins. Even Brett couldn’t do it for them.

    It only took Moses 40 years to lead the Children of Israel from bondage in Egypt to the promised land.

    And he even took a detour to Mt. Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments!

  109. robinyount19 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:07 AM

    averagjoe says:
    Jul 10, 2014 6:53 PM
    What’s Favre’s winning percentage compared to that of Rodgers? Anyone have a figure?

    —————————————————-

    Favre: .624
    Rodgers: .666

    RODGERS IS THE DEVIL!

  110. thepftpoetisacrossdresser says: Jul 11, 2014 10:16 AM

    ariani1985 says:
    Jul 10, 2014 5:49 PM

    The way those ignorant hillbillies treated him I wouldn’t come back to that old outdated outhouse for them to boo him!!!!! Stay away from the stench Favre!!!!
    _________________________________

    Hillbillies….that’s funny. Minneapolis grew out of the timber trade and flour milling after shagging the native Americans out of their land to form a military fort the same way Green Bay did.

    In fact, if you remove Minneapolis from Minnesota, you’d have a little more of Wisconsin and a lot more of the Dakotas. Quit pretending you live in Los Angeles.

    Thanks for trolling.

    S-till
    K-eeps
    O-n
    L-osing

  111. greenisgold1265 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:22 AM

    The north remembers.

  112. artvan15 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:31 AM

    It ain’t gonna happen. Brett wants Green Bay to put a little beg into it. Stupid Murphy wants it more than anyone else. Just drop it cause Brett is just leading you on GB.

  113. whatjusthapped says: Jul 11, 2014 10:43 AM

    For those of you who don’t truly understand the Packer Viking hatred, here is an adept analogy.

    Imagine if you had a hot wife and for years the marriage went well, then all of sudden, she didn’t cut it any more and a divorce was agreed upon. After the divorce, she is a revengeful little tramp and decides to sleep with your next door neighbor who you both despised as a low rent sleazeball all the years you were married. She is sleeping with the guy for the sole purpose of getting revenge and while she is doing it, she sends out naked pixs of herself on the internet so further make her look even more low rent than she already is.

    That’s the comparison, the Packers are the 1st husband, BrINT Favre is the tramp wife, the Vikings are the next door neighbor.

  114. marko959 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:51 AM

    The vast majority of fans will cheer. There will always be the bitter drunks that will boo and think it’s funny. Brett has to realize that.

  115. granadafan says: Jul 11, 2014 11:07 AM

    Packers to Favre: “We can make a joint public apology to each other and let bygones be bygones, Brett.”

    Favre: “Hell no”

    Packers to Favre: “OK, see you maybe next year then, BURT”.

    Bus Cook in background (Facepalms)

  116. axespray says: Jul 11, 2014 11:19 AM

    SilentMajority says:
    Jul 10, 2014 5:56 PM
    The Packers owe everything to Favre. If not for him the Packers would be bankrupt and Green Bay would be nothing more than a tiny village of people living in huts. It’s a travesty that they are not on their knees begging for Favres forgiveness!
    ———————————–

    Considering Favre probably would’ve OD’ed if the Packers didn’t clean him up – considering he probably would’ve been an interception throwing machine bust if not coached up by Holmgren/Gruden/Reid/Mooch – considering that Ron Wolf found Kurt Warner, Matt Hasslebeck, and Mark Brunell – I’d surface to say that Favre owes a lot more to the Packers.

  117. txbearmeat says: Jul 11, 2014 11:43 AM

    This is said from a diehard Packer Backer: I will not be a Favre fan again until he publicly apologizes for his poor attitude and actions from 2005-2010. It is understandable that he wanted to continue playing. He played great (except in the playoffs – shock) until 2010. He truly was an amazing athlete.

    It is true that winning the 2010 Super Bowl with ARod getting the MVP while the Vikings season (and their stadium) imploded was some serious comeuppance, but the fact is that on his way out of town Favre intentionally hurt the team who gave him the only real shot he got when he was trying to break into the league in 1991-1992. It could have been handled with so much class, but it wasn’t – because Favre let his ego get bruised. For “Exhibit A” in class despite a difficult situation, look at the way Peyton did things with the Colts. There is no animosity from either side because Peyton didn’t let his pride get in the way of what he knew was a tough situation for everyone involved.

    It takes a real man to say “I was wrong.” Until then – when his number is retired, I am left hoping that there is nothing but absolute silence from the fans. Not boos. Just silence. That will speak louder than any outpouring of anger would.

  118. linemanguy74 says: Jul 11, 2014 11:47 AM

    greatest GB QB ever

  119. usedjock says: Jul 11, 2014 11:53 AM

    Axespray, that is kind of my issue with Favre. The Packers gave him a chance to come to a team that was emerging, had a strong support around him to help when he was addicted, and if it wasn’t for the Packers giving him the chance who knows where he might have ended up. Packer fans supported him when his dad died and he was openly grieving, went to Mississippi to help rebuild his hometown after a storm. The Packers stuck with him when he broke our hearts with bad plays and rewarded him greatly for his great plays. So how does #4 repay the team and the fans? Puts the team through an annual retirement drama, retires and then unretires and gets mad when they told him they have moved on, threw a hissy fit when the GM wouldn’t sign who he wanted, tells the Bears players “now go beat Green Bay”, calls the Lions to give them dirt on the Packers. Green Bay isn’t your typical NFL town no doubt about it. It feels more like a college town with a strong tradition and a true hatred for our rivals. So when he goes to our most hated rival guess what? His butt is going to get booed. Do I think it is time to get over it I know I have and I am ready to welcome him back. Oh and to our Viking fans friends trolling this page? You are eating too much ludefisk and drinking bad beer I think it is impairing your judgement on how great your team is.

  120. superjroch says: Jul 11, 2014 11:58 AM

    This idea that his number should be retired is ridiculous. He’s pretty much tied with Lynn Dickey as the 3rd best QB in Packer history.

  121. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 11, 2014 12:16 PM

    linemanguy74 says:
    Jul 11, 2014 11:47 AM

    greatest GB QB ever

    Given the queens putrid history of qb’s I don’t believe you are qualified to comment. I do believe he was the queens best qb but any historian knows that a true qb is judged on titles and Bart Starr had won 5 yes 5. Can a Viking fan even fathom 1 let alone 5? He had 1 playoff loss in his career!

  122. ariani1985 says: Jul 11, 2014 12:18 PM

    Bert was the 3rd or 4th best QB to ever play for the Packers———————————

    Trust me, it wouldn’t take much to be the #1 QB for that rancid franchise!!!

  123. ariani1985 says: Jul 11, 2014 12:20 PM

    Given the queens putrid history of qb’s I don’t believe you are qualified to comment. I do believe he was the queens best qb but any historian knows that a true qb is judged on titles and Bart Starr had won 5 yes 5. Can a Viking fan even fathom 1 let alone 5? He had 1 playoff loss in his career!

    —————————————–

    5 yes 5??? wow, what an accomplishment when there were 4 teams in the league!!! My 90 year old grandmother could beat those sorry group of losers!!!

  124. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 11, 2014 12:52 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Jul 11, 2014 12:20 PM

    Given the queens putrid history of qb’s I don’t believe you are qualified to comment. I do believe he was the queens best qb but any historian knows that a true qb is judged on titles and Bart Starr had won 5 yes 5. Can a Viking fan even fathom 1 let alone 5? He had 1 playoff loss in his career!

    —————————————–

    5 yes 5??? wow, what an accomplishment when there were 4 teams in the league!!! My 90 year old grandmother could beat those sorry group of losers!!!

    Hey troll even in a secondary league you were in prior to joining the NFL you couldn’t win nothing and it is 53 years and counting. Bow to the greatness of the 13x World Champions!

  125. 52lightsxout52 says: Jul 11, 2014 1:49 PM

    LOL at the Heidi trolls going into the attic and dusting off their little division pennants from back in the ’70′s, struggling to sound relevant. Face it, your purple clown bus of a franchise will stay in dumpster-fire mode for the foreseeable future. And it’s all too fitting for a fan base that is so delusional and narcissistic.

    Fun Fact: Bud Grant is a “sconie” !!! Born and raised in Superior, Wisconsin!

    Figures it took a man from the Badger State to give the Vikings the only winning era of football they so desperately cling to…

  126. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 11, 2014 6:16 PM

    You really believe Favre wants to be recognized as an ex queen? He used them to try and get back at the Packers and no has to humble himself to get back in the good graces of the GB faithful. Its obvious the Packers cut bait at the right time with his continued wavering and the emergence of the NFL career passing leader Rodgers. All will be good and Minnehaha will always have the memory of Paul Allen crying “This isnt Detroit man, how can you Ponder throwing it…..? Now Detroit looks at the queens and laughs!

  127. Wisconsin77 says: Jul 11, 2014 6:53 PM

    themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 11, 2014 6:16 PM
    Its obvious the Packers cut bait at the right time with his continued wavering and the emergence of the NFL career passing leader Rodgers

    Thanks for confirming for all the misinformed here that that the reason Favre left was Thomspon and Mclardy wanted to get rid of him, not because Favre wanted to leave.

  128. packmanfan says: Jul 12, 2014 2:24 AM

    BrINT Fail is one of the most overrated QBs.
    No doubt there are QBs on flag football teams across the country that has more impressive records than:
    One SB win and one SB loss.
    More post season losses than wins.
    Most fumbles and INTS ever by any QB.
    And the Packers are even thinking of honoring this doofus?
    Fine, but don’t do it until we have one more SB win with Rodgers.
    That will take away some of the bitter tasted Fart left behind.

  129. glaedrfly says: Jul 13, 2014 2:30 PM

    You know, if you want to direct your anger at a former Packer turned Viking, how about Darren Sharper? Get it in perspective.

  130. In the Weeds says: Jul 13, 2014 10:55 PM

    I feel extremely sorry for us football fans.
    Favre is like herpes.
    I just wonder what would happen if one of us hurt his chin. Would we be carted off with an attendant holding a towel for any of us? Favre was an utterly self-absorbed fool who screwed around on his wife when she was sick, and he screwed his teammates who kept him alive all those years and he screwed every fan who ever cheered for him. He was a great player some years, but he IS an embarrassment to the NFL and the American male. The world is better without him.

  131. unmercifulone says: Jul 14, 2014 1:10 AM

    trekbiker says:

    “100% wrong little fellow.

    4 Super Bowl Titles
    4 Super Bowl Rings

    O Super Bowl Titles
    O Super Bowl Rings”

    Not quite doofus… SB-I (1967) and SB-II (1968) were only given to the whining, pathetic Packers AFTER the merger and then only to shut them up… so your pathetic team STILL only has two Superbowl wins and two Superbowl rings, and second one of them was based more on luck than skill. 2nd place team in the division (behind Vikings) wins a wildcard game… GOOD JOB PACK! Way to show how good you are!

  132. einherjer00 says: Jul 15, 2014 5:30 PM

    Sources say Favre, who has been musing about jersey retirement for some years now, was ready to take the plunge this year, but wants the front office to press him to come in for the ceremony a little more persistently. They’re not there quite yet.

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