If you have never seen “Last Day at Lambeau,” like me, you will want to click on the video of the StoryFirst Media production which was made available for online viewers just days ago.
I have to give credit where credit’s due – Brian Carriveau from over at one of my favorite Packers sites, cheeseheadtv.com, alerted me about the availability of the video through a tweet this morning … I thank you, Brian, and I think all our readers here at Lombardiave.com will thank you, too.
While I’ve never seen the full production, I have viewed some of the teasers that were released a year or so ago highlighting the release of the production which entails the trials and tribulations of the fans, the media and the team when Brett Favre was eventually traded to the New York Jets in 2008.
It was a tumultuous time in Green Bay back in 2008. Brett had retired, Aaron Rodgers had been named the team’s starter, Brett unretired and wanted to come back but was rebuffed by Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy – both saying they had “moved on.”
We all know what eventually transpired, but the film doesn’t get to the nitty-gritty end of the Favre’s career – it focuses on the happenings around 2008 and the year-plus after.
I look forward to taking some time tonight to sit down and watch the production. I’m hoping you do, too. I’ve always had mixed emotions about Brett Favre, with the mixture softening as the years go by. I, for one, am a big proponent of bringing Favre back to Lambeau for one last love fest. It’s time we all put our torches down and welcome the guy back.
He is one of the top five Packers of all time and it’s time we all recognize that.