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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:13 am    Post subject: G-Bay  Reply with quote

The Green Bay Packers and prodigal son Brett Favre appear to have made up.

We don't yet know what the two sides will be saying, but they will hold a joint media announcement on Monday. Here was the release from the team Sunday night:

“The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. and the Green Bay Packers will make a joint announcement regarding former quarterback Brett Favre Monday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m., in the new Hall of Fame under construction in the Lambeau Field Atrium.”

Packers Hall of Fame Inc. president Perry Kidder, Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy and Bob Harlan, a member of the Packers Hall of Fame Inc. executive committee and chairman emeritus of the Packers, will speak at the announcement. Favre is expected to participate via phone.

An educated guess? Favre will have his number retired and enter the team's Hall of Fame and that ceremony will be associated with the re-opening of the team's Hall of Fame, which has been under renovation and will re-open in 2015.

Favre and the Packers had an acrimonious divorce in 2008, and only recently have the two sides made tangible repairs to the relationship. The ice has thawed a bit and it appears that the team will have a ceremony to properly recognize one of the most important players in franchise history.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brett Favre confirms 2015 Packers HOF, jersey retirement

Posted by Josh Alper on August 4, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT

On Sunday evening, the Packers released a statement about a Monday announcement concerning the team’s Hall of Fame and Brett Favre.

It didn’t take Thomas Magnum to put two and two together and guess that the Packers would be announcing the date that Favre would be enshrined alongside other Packer greats. One could also speculate that there might be some word about when the team would retire Favre’s No. 4, especially since CEO Mark Murphy had spoken about conversations with Favre about the topic.

The announcement is set for Monday afternoon, but Favre spilled the beans on his website Sunday night. He’ll be entering the Hall and having his jersey retired in 2015.

“I’m pleased to announce that I will be returning to Green Bay, Wisconsin in 2015 for induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and retirement of my jersey. It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers. Now to have my name placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM In the history of the NFL. I’m truly looking forward to celebrating and sharing this special moment with all of the great fans of the Green Bay Packers.”

With a call to Canton almost certainly coming in 2016, there will be plenty of celebrations of his career in the near future but none figure to be more memorable than his return to the Packers fold next year.


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