Now that it all has seemingly come to an end, it’s time to say we’re sorry and to say we love you, man.
At least that’s what Packers team president, Mark Murphy, has said.
His confirmation this week during the team’s fundraising “tailgate Tour” that Favre’s number 4 jersey (the Packers green variety – certainly not the Jets’ green nor the Vikings’ purple) would be retired and that the former QB would be “welcomed back into the fold” was good news for all Packers fans.
I think that’s the way all fans feel. We know that Brett’s three-year foray away from Green Bay in search of another championship was misguided and selfish, but that’s OK, especially in light of the fact that he was unsuccessful – though he did come within one interception of a Super Bowl berth with the hated Vikings. Had he won a Super Bowl with Minnesota, I’m really not sure we would be as forgiving.
We’re able to get beyond the two victories he pasted on the Packers in 2009 mainly because the Packers and his successor Aaron Rodgers turned the tables and evened the record with two wins in 2010 … And the Super Bowl win certainly didn’t hurt in tempering the feelings toward Brett. About all we can say is “we told you so …”
Nothing can take away the love we have for Brett Favre. He gave only blood, sweat, and tears for the fans and the Packers organization and for that we can only be thankful.
With the organization’s official forgiveness of the great Brett, it’s time for all fans to follow suit.
It’s time to dig to the bottom of your dresser drawer, pull out that worn, wrinkled #4 jersey … The one you have had since 1995 and wore faithfully every Sunday up until 2009 … And get it ready for that special day when Brett makes his triumphant return to Lambeau Field.
I can see it now when Brett takes to the 50 yard line and looks into a sea of number fours. Again, the tears will well in his eyes as the past flashes back, not only for him but for the 70,000 watching.
At that point, all will once again be whole as the circle is completed and the prodigal son comes home.
Welcome back, Brett. We love you, man!
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