The “Iron Man” is coming home. It was a messy divorce between the Green Bay Packers and future Hall of Famer Brett Favre. It’s been a long time, proving time does heal.
Imagine, just five years ago, Brett Favre in purple, shooting out the Packers at Lambeau Field. Cheeseheads don’t boo anyone. But they booed their once beloved hero.
Taking a quote from The Dark Knight, “You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
Favre is living proof of that with countless “un-retirements” and bitter payback towards Green Bay playing for a division rival. He might have gotten his revenge while the Packers moved on as well with their own Super Bowl victory in the post-Favre era.
Though, when looking back, we don’t want to remember this grudge. We want to remember Brett Favre as the first to become three-time MVP, the Super Bowl smile, breaking every record in the book, the “Iron Man” never missing a game, the guy who tackles his teammates after touchdowns, we remember the spontaneous joy he created for Green Bay, and the game of football.
16 years, let’s not forget the real number four. It’s now time to bury the hatchet.
Favre and the Packers finally decided to kiss and make up, with an induction ceremony celebrating Brett’s place in Green Bay Packer history. He’ll be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame at the team’s annual Hall Of Banquet July 18th, 2015. The number four jersey will be retired and live forever next to legends before him, Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Reggie White, etc. enshrined above the north end zone at Lambeau Field.
There is excited speculation that Favre may visit a home game at Lambeau Field this upcoming season; not meant to steal the spotlight, but as a trademark of the long awaited reunion between Green Bay and arguably their favorite son.
Congrats Brett! Welcome home.