Brett Favre: Lambeau return for Bears game is “right fit”

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The Packers will welcome Brett Favre back to Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving night to unveil his retired jersey when they face the Bears, something that suits their former quarterback just fine.

Favre faced the Bears 32 times as a starter for the Packers and he referenced the long history between the two teams while explaining why he felt the game was a good choice for his big night.

“I felt like that was the right fit,” Favre said during a Wednesday conference call, via ESPN.com. “The tradition and the history between the Bears [and Packers] dates back long before any of us were around. Just some fun games and rivalries over the years, and so being a Thanksgiving game, just the magnitude of that in itself is huge. And to me, it’s just the right fit, the right choice.”

Favre was hoping to get on the field over the summer as well for a flag football game, but the Packers passed in order to protect the grass at the stadium. Favre said it would have been great to play at Lambeau, but said the backup venue — University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium — is “a great place to play.”

That game will be held on July 19, a day after Favre will be in Green Bay for his induction into the Packers Hall of Fame.

49 responses to “Brett Favre: Lambeau return for Bears game is “right fit”

  1. I would have preferred the Packer home game vs. the Vikings;

    1) its a guaranteed victory

    and

    2) the confusion on Favre’s face on which sideline to stand on would be priceless.

  2. Fond memories of traveling to Lambeau to watch the Giants play Favre in the 07 NFCCG, which turned out to be his last game as a Packer. Time flies.

    GB fans were great to us that game. Not to troll….I won’t forget when the game went to OT and GB won the toss. The fans surrounding me preached on about the game being in the bag. If it weren’t my team they were playing, I would have hoped they were right. Good folk they are.

    I hope they cheer him as he deserves.

  3. I suppose it wouldn’t seem right to have a celebration of Brett and the Packers marriage with the mistress present. Everyone knows the Vikings were more fun for Brett anyways.

  4. Favre is easily the greatest quarterback in Packer history. Think about it. He took a team that had been completely irrelevant for a quarter of a century and lifted them to a Super Bowl championship and many years of success.

    Aaron Rodgers took over a 13-3 team that lost in the conference championship and led them to a 6-10 record, despite the fact that he had the advantage of watching and learning for three years.

  5. That game is gonna pull record ratings… right up until after the halftime ceremony when everyone bails cause the Packers are up by 4 TDs.

  6. Wow guy loved the game and had a hard time leaving it. I hope I have a similar problem whenever I hang it up. Guy had a passion that isn’t always matched

  7. “If the Packers brass had any balls, they’d have had the ceremony when the Vikings came to town.”

    That would be too much like asking an odd Norwegian cousin, who nobody ever met, to walk your daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

    Why?

  8. Imagine the reaction if Favre shows-up wearing a Vikings jersey, just to burn Murphy, Thompson and McCarthy one last time!

  9. By the way, they sold out 67,000 seats in a few hours for fans to watch his July 18 Packers Hall of Fame induction on the big screens (and he’ll address the crowd). If he was worried about getting booed on his return, this should ease his mind.

  10. Norseman says:
    May 20, 2015 1:49 PM
    Come on. If the Packers brass had any balls, they’d have had the ceremony when the Vikings came to town.
    _________

    Sounds like little brother is a bit sour….

    The Packers and Bears easily one of the most historic rivalries in the NFL… starting 40 years before the Packers and Vikings did. Let me guess, if the Eagles retire McNabb’s number they should do that against the Vikings as well?

  11. Packers brass still scared of the Vikings. Remember in 08′ when they were so scared of him going to Minnesota.

  12. As a Viking fan some of the posts here are ridiculous. I’m glad the good folks of GB is welcoming him back. I understand the fact he went to play for a rival but the guy did a lot for your team. Jared Allen went to play for the Bears and I have no problem with him. He was great for the Vikings and have nothing but good wishes for him regardless of where he plays.

    I am personally glad this is against the Bears. It’s the game’s longest rivalry and I agree with Favre in that it’s a great fit. Congrats to Favre. It’s well deserved. Next step is Canton for the man.

  13. What is the freakin deal with the Packers and Vikings fan… are they all 8 years girls They seemingly never get enough of this dopey immature crap.

    While not the case here, it does bleed into posts that have absolutely nothing to do with either of them.

  14. I like irrelevant Viking fans acting like they have some meaningful opinion on the longest standing rivalry in the NFL. In the grand scheme of things it’s a heated rivalry built on mutual respect from players to fans alike. They are the teams the NFL was built upon and have 22 titles between them not some purple wannabes who have won nothing and are suffering with over a half century of futility that have left there fans bitter and jealous.

  15. Show have been against the Vikings. After all his best season was in 09 with the Vikings!
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    I’d argue his best season is the one where he won the SB.

  16. MossMoon2Packers says:
    May 20, 2015 2:27 PM
    Imagine the reaction if Favre shows-up wearing a Vikings jersey, just to burn Murphy, Thompson and McCarthy one last time!
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Tell you what…why don’t YOU imagine it…..in your dreams. It is totally irrelevant and non-applicable.

  17. ravens2xworldchamps says:
    May 20, 2015 1:49 PM

    Certainly would be less awkward then against the Vikings.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////
    When are you guys going to learn some BASIC FRIGGING ENGLISH, the word is THAN, not THEN.
    Then is used when comparing TIME, “now THEN later”
    Than is comparing objects “this THAN that”

  18. Football mind seriously? You have a username like that but are completely ignorant to the fact a game experience at Lambeau is the #1 experience in the NFL by far and top 5 in all of sports with the nearest NFL team not cracking top 15. Just google it and it will be clear you are just another jealous fan.

  19. Favre is easily the greatest quarterback in Packer history. Think about it. He took a team that had been completely irrelevant for a quarter of a century and lifted them to a Super Bowl championship and many years of success.

    And then there’s Bart Starr, who took a team that had been irrelevant for a long while and lifted it to FIVE World Championships, including three in a row.
    Favre, exciting as he was, will never be better than #2 on the Pack’s all-time list, and more likely will rate #3 ten years from now.

  20. “Packers brass still scared of the Vikings.”

    But of course they are. You’d be terrified too if your team was 9-1-1 against some other outfit over the past five years.
    But I don’t imagine they are – are they?

  21. I’m a Giant fan and I agree with themeccalambeau field. I’ve been to a million great Giants games all over the country and none hold a candle to Lambeau.

    Add in that I drank for 12 hours for free on Packers’ fans dime at Favre’s steakhouse across the street and there really is no comparison…..surely no comparison to the soul-less drab tuna can we play in.

  22. ariani1985 says:
    May 20, 2015 5:18 PM
    Hopefully they clean that rat infested outhouse up a bit!
    ///////////////////////////

    You used to at least try and be funny, or at least sarcastic. But this is just stupid. I equate baseless and anonymous statements like this as a form of on-line bullying. Mild, of course, but self-serving and mean, just for the sake of being mean, to entertain yourself.

    If anyone, should get a life…..it’s you.

  23. Favre was a great QB for the Packers AND Vikings. Like it or not, we do have something in common.

  24. In Teddy We Trust says:
    May 20, 2015 2:08 PM

    Favre is easily the greatest quarterback in Packer history. Think about it. He took a team that had been completely irrelevant for a quarter of a century and lifted them to a Super Bowl championship and many years of success.

    Aaron Rodgers took over a 13-3 team that lost in the conference championship and led them to a 6-10 record, despite the fact that he had the advantage of watching and learning for three years.
    ==================================
    And following that 6-10 season, Rodgers would go 21-10 in the next two years, leading his team to a Super Bowl Championship in 2010, and a winning record for the Packers in every year played since then as well as 6 straight playoff appearances , two seasonal MVP awards, a Super Bowl MVP, a bunch of wins against the Minnesota Vikings, and presently is the career leader in passer rating and 3rd all-time in completion percentage. So, like Favre, he has a Super Bowl Championship and quite a few years of success, although his career hasn’t been as long.

  25. I plan to give a polite applause, but nothing like I celebrate when Bart Starr walks onto the field.

    I liked Favre’s enthusiasm and enjoyed watching him play the game. My greatest disappointment was when he helped coach up the Lions while he played for the Jets. Pretty tough to swallow him doing that to his former teammates and the Green Bay Packer fans who cheered him for a decade and a half.

  26. Reminds me of what the 49ers went through with Montana and Young, just a word of advice, No team
    is good forever, so before you burn more Bridges by
    arrogant speeches, just remember how many NFL fans the 49ers fans made hate them..
    It is hard enough getting an elite QB, just plain Lucky getting 2 in a row hardly happens, just look at the history of the NFL.

  27. MossMoon2Packers says:
    May 20, 2015 2:27 PM
    Imagine the reaction if Favre shows-up wearing a Vikings jersey, just to burn Murphy, Thompson and McCarthy one last time!

    ………………………………………………………………………………………….

    No, unlike everything associated with the Vikings, even he has too much class to do that.

  28. ariani1985 says:
    May 20, 2015 5:18 PM
    Hopefully they clean that rat infested outhouse up a bit!

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    They have already demolished the Metrodump.

  29. Brett Favre led the Packers back to glory, for which Packer fans will always be grateful.

    He also got Viking fans hopes up only to crush their poor pathetic souls before retiring with nothing left in the tank.

    Everything turned out well in the end.

  30. purplepackerhater says:
    May 21, 2015 1:17 PM

    Favre > Rodgers for the simple fact that Favre didn’t have to cheat by over-inflating balls.
    ==================================
    You know that for a fact? QB’s have been manipulating footballs for years to work them to there advantage. If you know for a fact that Favre never did that, you must be pretty tied in to the Packers. Good detective work.

  31. Here’s a great tidbit for ya.
    If you happen to read a Vikings story on PFT you’ll never see the names of the obvious jealous Viking trolls who post nastygrams on Packer stories. Check it out for yourselves. I think it’s hillarious.

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