Un4gettable Brett Favre gets standing ovation at Packers Hall of Fame ceremony

By: Kiersten Ehr
(Native Texan Packer fan)

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GREEN BAY, Wisconsin– The #4 jersey will forever belong to the American football quarterback Brett Favre at Lambeau Field as his number will be retired for the Packers franchise.

July 18th, 2015 marked a day for healing for the Packers community. Brett was officially inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame. 67,000 Packer fans stood in standing ovation for 4 minutes at Lambeau for their favorite No.4. Favre was humbled to tears by the brilliant turnout of loyal fans.

“I truly thank you,” Favre said to the fans.

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Favre & cheesehead fans experienced an emotional roller coaster as the 1992-2007 quarterback (Favre) declared retirement in ’07’ yet decided to make another comeback into the NFL (Brett loves the game of American football and just wasn’t ready to give up his passion)…Favre  later played for the New York Jets (2008) and the Minnesota Vikings (2008-2010).

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Photo Credit: Packers.com (Million dollar smile. Gotta love this happy guy.)

MEET MR. BRETT FAVRE

First packer to be inducted into Packers hall of fame and have jersey retired

TOP 4 BRILLIANT STATS:

1. Most consecutive starts by any player in NFL history (297 — 321 including playoffs)

2. Most wins by a quarterback in NFL history (186)

3. Most passing yards in NFL history (71,838)

4. NFL’s only 3-time consecutive MVP (1995-97)

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  • Played as a Green Bay Packer (1992-2007)
  • 20 NFL seasons
  • Super Bowl Champion XXXI 1997
  • Holds NFL record for most consecutive starts, wins, pass yards and completions
  • 71,838 career pass yards (MOST in NFL history)
  • 508 career pass TD (2nd-most in NFL history)

    Yes there’s still more…
  • Started in 297 consecutive games most in NFL history
  • 11-time Pro Bowl selection
  • 3-time NFL MVP (1995-97)
  • 508 Career Touchdown passes
  • 2 X NFC Champion (1996, 1997)
  • 3 X First-team All-Pro (1995, 1996, 1997)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2001, 2002, 2007)

CRAZY BUT REAL FAVRE STATS

1. Most retirements (at least three as of June 2015)

2. Most sacks taken in NFL history (525)

3. Most fumbles in NFL history (166)

4. Most interceptions in NFL history (336)

During the standing ovation at Lambeau, Favre said, “Running onto Lambeau field and throwing at Lambeau-there is nothing like it on this earth.”


{Youtube Link for Favre all-time plays}

WHY WE LOVE favre

  1. Endures through thick and thin
    (Favre played a game on the night after his father’s death/ his wife battled breast cancer)
  2. LOVES American football with a passion
  3.  Loved cracking jokes with teammates on the side-lines
  4. Continues to thank the Packer fans for their loyalty
  5. He played as if every game was his last
  6. Even in retirement he still wasn’t ready to give up the sport
  7. Humble country Mississippi boy
  8. He’s still a kid at heart
  9. Extremely respected as an athlete & person in the sports world
  10. Coaches tell their players and kids to play like Brett Favre

Brett said he’s going to stop right here. “It’s amazing. absolutely amazing.”

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“I would think that everyone that watched me play knew that I was having fun. I was trying my very best to win every ball game. I was enjoying my teammates.”

“When I  was fortunate enough to have a touchdown pass I wanted to celebrate with my fans. I wanted to celebrate with my teammates. It was never about me.”- Favre

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“The way I’ve played the way I’ve answered questions and the way I dealt with my teammates and fans that it was genuine and real,” Favre said.

“There’s so many great games, so many great memories. To be able to share it with these people (Packer fans) is amazing. I have played elsewhere and there is nothing like this place. Where else can you get this many people in a stadium when there’s not a game? Nowhere. Only here.”

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“Where can you get this many fans into a stadium when there is a game? Right here,” Favre said.

Although Favre’s number was retired Saturday, it won’t go up on the Lambeau Field façade until the Thanksgiving night game this year against the Chicago Bears. Favre is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame next year. Welcome home.


As a Packer fan and Favre fan, I couldn’t be more happier for Mr. Brett Favre. We love you man. Stay humble.
{Favre will always and 4ever be a Packer}

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(Kiersten Ehr in 2011 Packer jersey)

Until the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr

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