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Packers Won’t Retire Brett Favre’s Number This Year Cause Packer Fans Might Boo


Brett Favre will likely have to wait one more year to have his number retirement ceremony in Lambeau Field. Packers CEO Mark Murphy revealed on Thursday that despite talk about Favre returning to Lambeau in 2014, plans to retire Favre’s famous #4 won’t come to fruition probably until 2015.

And the reason is kind of pathetic.

Murphy told reporters (via Fox Sports) that he and Favre have discussed the big Lambeau return, and Favre has voiced concerns about the potential for a hostile fan reaction. Murphy said:

That is an issue He doesn’t want it, and neither do we. He wouldn’t want to come back and get booed. You can’t control 80,750 people. I really think as time goes on, every year that passes it’s less likely that he would get booed, but that is an issue.

Murphy has said he wants Favre’s number retired before he goes into the Hall of Fame in 2016. That gives Packer fans a couple more years to finally get over themselves and embrace Favre as they should, so the ceremony can be carried out.

Honestly Packer fans, what is your problem? Were you not vindicated by the team’s Super Bowl victory with Aaron Rodgers? Are you not satisfied? Why continue hating on Favre?

The pettiness of Packer fans never ceases to amaze. What a bunch of pitiful self-important boneheads. Arguably the greatest player in their team’s history and they hate his guts. Wow. Just sad.

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  • Chris Schroeder

    That’s because they are packer fans. There’s no changing it

  • Zack Selzman

    If the Packers had acquired Moss like Favre was begging them to, or showed Favre any indication that they wanted to make moves to allow him to win a Superbowl rather than take another group of sub par receivers and make them look like superstars they never would have had a reason to boo. He was absolutely correct about what picking up Moss would have meant to his chances for success at the end of his career. The truth is that the GB front office had Rodgers and was not overly concerned with anything that Favre wanted. So the pack practically pushes Favre out the door and then, after giving them the sacrifice of not having memories of his daughter growing up as the price to pay for all the wins he gave them, the Cheese heads turn on him.. what a bunch of pathetic fans..

  • Cool Jack

    Totally agree with your article Dan…I was born in Faribault Minnesota and later we moved to Green BAY in 1965 because my Dad got a job at the Green Bay Press-Gazette…..I have always and always will be a Viking fan!….but the stinking cheeseheads in GB are fickle and don’t have the loyalty of Viking fans…They will boo Aaron Rodgers someday just like they do Favre…!

  • Mike Vadtopia

    You know what, I say we (The Vikings) retire Favre’s number. He gave us a great year, undefeated at home – by far the most fun I’ve had as a season ticket holder in the past decade! And it’s a great chance for us to thank the Packers, and share the love!

    • Cool Jack

      Wow what a great idea Mike…! How cool and fun it would be to do in our new stadium….SKOL (Salute)..!

  • Daniel Laxen

    When Peyton Manning returned to Indy last year there was NEVER a chance that the fans would boo him. What Favre did for Green Bay, and the resurgence of that team, along with Reggie White was legendary stuff. Some fan bases are just a thankless bunch of tools…Doesn’t take long to figure out what fan bases I refer to either. While I don’t subscribe to the thought of the Vikings retiring his number, I do appreciate what he did for the Vikings that special season. Now, had he won the Super Bowl, for our beloved Vikings, how could they not? Oh well, it wasn’t meant to be that year I suppose, but I still feel the Vikings got jobbed a bit down there…Some of the non-calls were just so egregious it can’t even be debated…

  • Pridenpoise

    I’m a huge Favre fan, not a Packers fan, or Vikings fan and it’s comical that after everything Favre has done for their organization the fans would boo him, have they forgotten it was the Packets who were forcing Favre out the door, my only regret is that Brett didn’t win the Super Bowl with the Vikings, and let’s be real, if not for all of those cheap shots by the AINTS it would have been the Vikings and the Colts, I shudder to think at what the Packer fans would think if Brett would have won the Big one while wearing purple and gold, ah screw them, one thing I do know, Aaron Rodgers would not have been able to lift his ass off the field after that game against the Saints, they don’t come any tougher than Favre, and that’s a fact.