At long last, it will be over.
On Monday afternoon, the Packers and the Packers Hall of Fame will make a joint announcement about Brett Favre’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2015. It is also expected that they will announce that his jersey will also be retired during the 2015-16 season.
The announcement will officially welcome Favre back into the Packers family in a formal manner.
Ironically, the announcement will take place exactly 6 years after Favre and the Packers agreed to part ways, after he and Head Coach Mike McCarthy met for several hours in McCarthy’s office.
Perhaps, in a weird, ironic way, that is just the way it is meant to be.
At long last, Favre will once again be part of the Packers family. After six years of heartache, hand wringing, hoping, and wondering if this day would ever come, it appears as though it finally will.
Whatever your personal feelings are about Favre, one cannot deny that the 16 seasons he spent with the Packers are among the most exciting time in the team’s history. A Super Bowl win. A Super Bowl loss. Perennial contenders. Three MVP awards. Countless memories. All of this is what Favre brought.
Were there some not so pleasant memories? Sure there were. Not everything is roses and sunshine in the world of professional sports. But rather than focus on the bad, we should focus on all of the good. We should remember all of the smiles he brought us, instead of the pain he caused. Isn’t that what sports is supposed to do?
I for one will always remember the good times Favre brought, choosing to ignore the bad. Why try to remember something that will just cause grief? It doesn’t make any sense to me.
Perhaps those who are still bitter at Favre for the way things ended in Green Bay could do the same thing. They might be better served if they did.
One thing that cannot be denied: Brett Favre is coming home. Finally. Whether you like it or not, he is coming home.
Welcome home Brett. We are so glad to have you.
Packers.com will carry the announcement live at 130 pm. Please see this page for more details.
John Rehor is a writer at PackersTalk.com.
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