Brett Favre Doesn’t Care About Having His Number Retired, Joins The Rest Of Us

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07.20.12 12 Comments

In an interview so spectacular that Pro Football Talk devoted two different posts to it, Brett Lorenzo Favre told the NFL Network’s resident police report expert Deion Sanders that he doesn’t give a whoopty doo if the Green Bay Packers ever decide to honor him by retiring his No. 4 jersey at Lambeau.

“Why?” Favre asked. “You know what, I don’t know what the future holds. But I do know this: Whether anything ever happens . . . people think I’m crazy, but I don’t need to have a day. I don’t need to have a retirement, retire your jersey, all that stuff, to solidify my career.”

“That day will come. I haven’t lost any sleep over it, nor have they, I think,” Favre said. “What I did speaks for itself. What I left behind speaks for itself.”

Favre also admitted that the only reason he played for the Minnesota Vikings in 2010 is because they paid him a ton of money, and that’s great that he finally came clean on that. Would so many people have been so irritated by and fed up with him if he had just been clear about that all along? Probably. Because he’d still be an honest dick.

The solution is pretty simple for the Packers. They just need to wait another season or two, let all of the bad blood dissipate, and maybe even let Aaron Rodgers win another Super Bowl so that all of the Lambeau faithful will really have no reason to hold ill feelings toward Favre anymore. Once that happens, they can schedule a game day to hold Favre’s jersey retirement ceremony, and as he walks out onto the field for this great moment of forgiveness and reconciliation, they can tell him it has been rescheduled for the next season.

And then they’ll just play this video on repeat on the jumbotron…

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