Official announcement and [h]ticket info[/h] pertaining to the NFL Legends Touch Football Game to be played 7/19/15 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI :
Nobody was any more critical of Brett Favre during and after his messy divorce from the Packers than I was. However, after watching (on TV) his welcome from the fans inside Lambeau Field Saturday afternoon and his induction ceremony & #4 jersey retirement inside the atrium Saturday night, I came away with several thoughts & feelings.
I was impressed by Favre's humility, sincerity and genuine appreciation of the organization, his former teammates, coaches & the fans. In hindsight, I believe this ceremony & homecoming was cathartic & healing for all involved. From a PR standpoint I think it is best that this event has now occurred and Packer Nation can now put this sideshow & distraction behind them. Favre was quite humble last week in a statement released to the press, atoning for his role in the divorce ... to a degree greater than I've seen him publicly accept responsibility in the past, if at all. Favre's acceptance speech at the atrium ceremony Saturday night was very eloquent and sincere. Most impressive was his acknowledgement of current & past Lambeau employees by first & last name, by memory, without a teleprompter, all the way down to the maintenance staff.
Also entertaining were former Packer coach Mike Holmgren's candid & humorous remarks and former center Frankie Winters' roast-like recollections of Favre.
I'm heading to Madison Sunday to take in the [h]Brett Favre NFL Legends Touch Football Game[/h] at Camp Randall Stadium. Temperatures are supposed to be more moderate than Saturday & the humidity is supposed to drop. Looking forward to the game. I have 2 seats in row 25, on the 50-yard-line (section T). [h]Some[/h] of the players [h]rumored[/h] to be appearing in Sunday's game are: William Henderson, Dorsey Levens, Antonio Freeman, Donald Driver, Mark Chmura, Ahman Green, Billy Schroeder, Darrell Bevell, Edgar Bennett, Ty Detmer, Frank Winters, Leroy Butler & Nick Collins.
Wisconsin Sports Network Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012