Murphy: “We Are Going To Retire Favre’s Number”
Love him or hate him, you knew this was coming.
The Packers’ Tailgate Tour stopped in Ashland, Wisconsin Wednesday evening, where team President Mark Murphy told a packed house that the Packers would retire Favre’s number.
“Eventually, he’ll come back into the fold,” Murphy told the crowd gathered at the Bay Area Civic Center. “We are going to retire his number.”
How did the crowd respond to the announcement? Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Press-Gazette wrote that it was greeted by a round of applause.
My feelings towards the ol’ gunslinger have waffled as often as Favre’s own indecisiveness, but it’s difficult to deny the impact a third-string quarterback in Atlanta had on the city of Green Bay and the entire National Football League. Simply put, the man put the “Title” back in Titletown.
Murphy noted that “very few” Packers have had their numbers retired, and the team will hold the ceremony “at a time when it’s meaningful for both him and the organization.”
When the time comes, I imagine the Lambeau crowd will respond much like the group in Ashland, and Favre will get his final standing ovation. Regardless of your feelings, Favre will once again have his day in Lambeau.
Unless Murphy and the Packers change their minds.