Favre unretires for a day

AP

One night after 67,000 Packers fans key bygones be bygones and showed up at Lambeau Field to honor hero turned traitor turned hero again Brett Favre, another 20,000 showed up to watch his latest unretirement.

Via Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22,497 came to Camp Randall in Madison on Sunday to watch Favre play one last time.

It was simply a game of flag football, with Favre and a team of former Packers taking on a group of NFL All Stars, including Donovan McNabb.

Favre’s team won the game, 38-32, with former Packers like Antonio Freeman, Javon Walker, Andre Rison, Mark Chmura, James Lofton, Dorsey Levens, Gilbert Brown, Frank Winters, and Al Harris showing up to play.

“I’m ready to go back home and just kind of be normal,” Favre said before the game. “I’d much rather be on my property kind of hiding out. November will be here before you know it.”

That’s when Favre will return for a Thanksgiving Night celebration. Which presumably will be just that, even if every quarterback on the team’s depth chart tears an ACL between now and then.

69 responses to “Favre unretires for a day

  1. His name will be up in 2 parts of Lambeau. The retired numbers section – Hutson 14, Canadeo 3, Starr 15, Nitschke 66, White 92 and now Favre 4. In November his name goes up on the Ring of Honor which is roughly 20 percent of the names in Canton’s Pro Football HOF.

  2. How did McNabb put the cough syrup down long enough to get a flag football game in?

  3. Favre is a fake. It was never about the love of being a Packer, it was his love of being Brett Favre and nobody else. The guy craves being the center of attention like an addict needs his product!

  4. If you include McNabb, half the players mentioned in this article have been arrested. What are great bunch of role models.

  5. And at the end of an nfl career, Favre is still way better than Rodgers any day in any game. Just like when he beat the Packers twice a year when he played for the Vikes, which Packers fans will never forgive him for bc that’s how they are, pathetic WI people.

  6. I still miss Brett Favre. The NFL just hasn’t been the same without the old gunslinger having fun out there. I’m glad to have witnessed a legend at his best and will tell my future kids and grandkids about him.

  7. Compared him to Rodgers, 3 consecutive years of mvp. Rodgers -3 flag football games, choke, and or melt down every time, means no comparison at all.

  8. @ muslimponder, I couldn’t agree more! #4 was a bad man during his playing years but even as a non-packer fan, he would always entertain the NFL world and I’d make sure to tune in.

    Even as a Hawks fan whose had some bitter games against the team from GB as of late with the hate running high, I continue and always will be a fan of #4. Cant deny greatness regardless of what colors we root for.

  9. ….can’t favre just go away….sooooo overrated….now we have hear about him throughtout the entire 2015 season and then next year when he gets inducted into the hall of fame. He’s no Joe Montana!

  10. codythao35 says:
    Jul 20, 2015 12:07 AM
    And at the end of an nfl career, Favre is still way better than Rodgers any day in any game. Just like when he beat the Packers twice a year when he played for the Vikes, which Packers fans will never forgive him for bc that’s how they are, pathetic WI people.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////

    You take pathetic to a whole new level. You have earned that trophy all by yourself.

    Why don’t you ask the Vikings if they would like to add it to their collection?

  11. People need to leave Brett Favre alone. I mean this guy brought the Lombardi trophy back to Lambeau once……..much like Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson did for their teams.

  12. Why is this double posted? Did i push submit twice. Cant someone fix this please? Please thumbs up this. Ty in advance.

  13. With fine upstanding people like Chmura playing, it’s to bad Darrin Sharper wasn’t able to get a weekend pass so he could have played.

  14. Favre saved this franchise the Packers were a joke since the NFL/AFL merger till Favre from 1970 – 1991 they had 1 CONFERENCE Championship then Brett came to town and the bandwagon got real heavy LOL.
    Great QB what a way to find a win you never felt out of a game with good ol #4 out there.

  15. Is McNabb feeling any better? Last I heard, he had a nasty cold, and he was all swerve-y, hopped up on “chlorophyll and Robitissin.”

  16. I’m sorry did Chmura get convicted of anything? Queen fans are so desperate and jealous they will try and make things up so they appear relevant.

  17. “Favre may be old but I am pretty sure he never played with James Lofton.”

    No he never played with Lofton but in this flag football game he played with ex Packers and not all team mates.read more carefully before you post.

  18. I consider myself a Packers fan, but whoever organized this event and invited Mark Chmura should probably lose their job. He may have been acquitted but he all but admit to sleeping with his kids 17 year old baby sitter.

  19. codythao35 says:
    Jul 20, 2015 12:07 AM
    And at the end of an nfl career, Favre is still way better than Rodgers any day in any game. Just like when he beat the Packers twice a year when he played for the Vikes, which Packers fans will never forgive him for bc that’s how they are, pathetic WI people.

    Clearly you know nothing about football. Rodgers in the last 7 years has 56 INTs. IN THE LAST 7 YEARS! the most he has ever thrown in a season was 13. Favre holds the record for most ints 336. Average of over 16 per season. So over a 7 year span favre would have thrown double the ints as Rodgers.

    And you obviously didn’t watch the 67,000+ people giving him a 5 min standing ovation on saturday night.

  20. …”.can’t favre just goaway….sooooo overrated….now we have hear about him throughtout the entire 2015 season and then next year when he gets inducted into the hall of fame. He’s no Joe Montana!”

    According to Mike Holmgren who coached Joe Montana as his qb coach Favre was better,he said it publically Sat night that Favre was the BEST quarterback he had been around and he has been around a lot of them so he would know better than you if he was no Montana or not wouldnt he.go back to Montanas shrine and worship him instead of badmouthing someone better.

  21. OK so Favre’s best QB rating was in 09 as a member of the Vikings. Only had 7 Int’s that year also, Very happy for Favre and GB to finally get #4 where he does belong.

  22. jhein23 says:
    Jul 19, 2015 11:48 PM

    His name will be up in 2 parts of Lambeau. The retired numbers section – Hutson 14, Canadeo 3, Starr 15, Nitschke 66, White 92 and now Favre 4. In November his name goes up on the Ring of Honor which is roughly 20 percent of the names in Canton’s Pro Football HOF.
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    Not quite correct.

    Inside Lambeau Field the “ring of honor” where the player name is listed with the years of service is reserved only for PHOF members. So, the ceremony in November is to place Favre’s name and number on the north scoreboard with the other five names/numbers. That is, it’s just another retiring of the number 4 (in addition to the banner raised inside the atrium this past weekend).

    Favre’s name and years of service won’t go up on the “ring” until he is inducted into Canton. So, there will most likely be another Favre ceremony at Lambeau (hopefully next season).

    Finally, there are only 287 players in Canton. Of which, Green Bay officially has 23 members. My calculator shows that at 8%.

  23. You know what was better than Favre sweeping the Packers with the Vikings? The following season when the Packers swept Favre and the Vikes then finished the job by winning the Superbowl.

  24. I’m going to correct myself. Apparently, the event on Thanksgiving will be to put up the full name and years of service for Favre.

    I forgot that Bob Harlan changed the protocol of this a few years ago when he had Ron Wolf’s name put up prior to his PHOF induction.

    My math is still correct though.

  25. How is Chmura invited to anything? Especially if there are underage girls there? Wow. Very classy move Packers.

  26. “I’m ready to go back home and just kind of be normal,” Favre said before the game. “I’d much rather be on my property kind of hiding out. November will be here before you know it.”

    That’s when Favre will return for a Thanksgiving Night celebration.”
    ——————————-
    It’s also hunting season. Favre’s probably looking forward to that just as much, if not more. He’s an outdoors kind of guy.

  27. And for the Chmura apologists, these quotes are a bit telling:

    “He put himself in a bad situation by being drunk with kids and in a hot tub in his underwear,” foreman Brad Breidenstein, a 38-year-old bar manager from Janesville, said Sunday.”

    “None of us believed nothing happened. We all believed something happened in there,” said a 59-year-old female juror who asked that her name not be used. “But we had no evidence to prove it.”

    “The evidence clearly indicates there was sexual contact,” the prosecutor said. “The real issue became if it was consensual or not. That was an issue for the jury to decide. The jury found we were not able to prove that beyond a reasonable doubt, probably for a variety of reasons.”

    And the clincher….

    “This has opened my eyes up to a lot of things,” Chmura said. “And like I said, I disappointed a lot of people. And for that I am truly sorry.”

    Chmura said he would celebrate his acquittal by going to Disney World – no kidding – and that he plans to resume his pro football career.

    Yeah, not convicted, but remorseful for….something? Going to Disneyworld? Good choice.

  28. Most teams can’t get 67,000 people to attend a game. And most of the commentators couldn’t get 67 people to attend a party if they were handing out $100 bills. Jealousy will get you nowhere.

  29. 67,000? That’s nothing! 670,000 Minnesotans per minute cross into Wisconsin every Friday…because Wisconsin is a place where you can actually have a good time.

  30. The real news would be if he didn’t throw a terrible, bone-headed, interception to end the game.

  31. Mark Chimura????
    The Packers are the most brazen hypocrytical fan base in the NFL
    —————
    Nobody with that name ever played for the Packers. And most Packer fans would be able to spell the word ‘hypocritical’, so that must make you a Vikings fan.

  32. Favre is the reason I started watching football… I couldn’t get enough of him and the Packers, battling SF and Dallas in the 90’s…

  33. Two things….

    1) I would rather watch the crappy Wrangler jeans pickup football game than these old geezers play flag football.

    2) Anyone who believes for 1 fraction of a half-second that Favre does not relish being the center of attention and wants the spotlight needs to look at a few facts.
    Favre is the one who promoted the heck out of this flag football game
    Favre was the one who touted his capability of still playing the game
    Favre and his agent were the ones leaking the non-stories of the retiring/not retiring saga

    Realistically, the media laps this stuff up, and can’t wait to talk about this guy, but he relishes the attention just as much as they relish giving it. Playing the “aw shucks” is just insulting to people….

  34. Favre may have not been the best qb to ever play but the man is the most entertaining and my favorite qb to ever play. The comment section has a lot of jealous haters.

  35. ariel1985 says:
    Jul 20, 2015 12:35 PM
    Mark Chimura????
    The Packers are the most brazen hypocrytical fan base in the NFL
    —————
    Nobody with that name ever played for the Packers. And most Packer fans would be able to spell the word ‘hypocritical’, so that must make you a Vikings fan.

    Who cares if I cant spell Chumora lol. Just dont let him near your 16 yo daughter. The aluminum benches in Lambeau are obviously giving you hemorrhoids Sp?
    Hows Quarless BTW?

  36. Quarless? SKOLOLOL The guy is charged with a misdemeanor for firing a gun into the ground. You might want to take a look at the arrest record here at PFT over the last 5 years. No team has more arrests than the Vikings and it isn’t even close. Sorry!

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