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Brett Favre just keeps coming back

Brett Favre plays his final regular season game as a Packer against the Detroit Lions in 2007. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Brett Favre. Like him or hate him, it matters not. But one thing is for sure. He won’t go away easily … nor should he.

Like it or not, he is top 5 in the list of all-time best Packer players, if not number 1.

That said, the new film being touted at the Wisconsin Film Festival this weekend, “Last Day at Lambeau,” directed by Michael Neelsen, brings “He Who Shall not be Named,” Brett Favre, back to life.

Kris Burke’s review of the film, blunt and filled with personal observation, gives us a glimpse of the film that uses interviews and past film clips from the time to encapsulate the era from 2007 through 2010 when Favre played his final game as a Green Bay Packer to his truly final game at Lambeau as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

If there’s one thing that stands out for me in reading Burke’s review – it’s that I want to see the film now more than ever after hearing about it several months ago.

Like all Packers fans, Favre will be forever linked to the tea, but the big question now is whether he will make up with the franchise and its fans. Burke points out that there are some who think it may be years, even decades.

I hope not. The love goes too deep. Yes, the betrayal also still stings, but that will fade. Brett Favre will be welcomed back at some point, his number retired and he will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Green Bay Packer.

In the meantime, maybe Neelsen’s film will help us all heal – another of the reasons I would like to see the film. I think it will go a long way in helping the entire league remember – in a good light – one of its all-time shining stars.

In the meantime, it would be a good thing for you to read Burke’s review of the film.

You may see it at jerseyal.com.


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