Well, we know one guy who is breathing a huge sigh of relief right now. Minnesota Vikings legend Brett Favre will not be having his No. 4 retired at Lambeau Field this year.
We know the Green Bay Packers want to retire Favre’s number. We know they want to do it before he enters the Hall of Fame in 2016. We know they’ve talked to Favre about retiring his number.
So what’s the holdup?
Lord Favre does not fancy the prospect that he might get booed.
“He wouldn’t want to come back to be booed,” Packers president Mark Murphy said.
No he wouldn’t.
But he should have thought of that before he went and played for the Queens.
The Packers have also been trying to get Lord Favre back in town for a game. Not necessarily to do anything. Just to be at a game.
According to former teammate Stinky Chmumra, Lord Favre is worried about getting booed on that occasion as well. Again, Lord Favre should have thought of that earlier.
We’re all going to have to take our medicine here in one way or another. Lord Favre is going to have to endure some boos for his previous transgressions. Those of you who don’t want to see Lord Favre back in Green Bay are going to have to welcome him back anyway because the Packers don’t give a shit how you feel. And those of you who do want to see Lord Favre return, well, you’re going to have to deal with those people who don’t.
But not this year.