Brett Favre will be getting inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2015.
The official announcement is scheduled for Monday, but word leaked out Sunday evening. There has also been speculation that the Packers will retire Favre’s No. 4 this season, even though they already said they wouldn’t.
The Hall holds their induction ceremony in July, so if the Packers are going to retire the number before he gets inducted, then they’d have to do it this year.
The Packers are really jamming this whole thing down our throats, aren’t they?
Having done some work with the Hall of Fame, I can tell you that some of their board members were hell bent on playing a role in the so-called reconciliation between Favre and the Packers. They reached out to him about induction back in 2012, but Favre wanted nothing to do with it.
Former team president Bob Harlan, who now sits on the Hall board, seems to be driving the process these days.
So, you’re getting some Brett Favre whether you want him or not. And as you know, the organization gives exactly zero shits about what you want, so please keep that in mind.
Favre will at least be returning to watch a game in Green Bay this year. He cannot, however, be troubled to show up for the presser on Monday. He’ll be chiming in via phone.
I’m sure we can’t wait to listen to all of these guys pat themselves on the back for giving us something we didn’t ask for and don’t want.
At least it will all be over in a year or so.