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Thanksgiving fete: Favre to be honored during Bears-Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) A prime-time game between the longtime NFC North rivals Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers is usually enough to make for must-watch viewing on Thanksgiving. It will have to compete on Thursday with Brett Favre returning to Lambeau Field. At halftime, Favre's No. 4 will be unveiled on the north facade of the stadium next to Favre's name alongside the Packers...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brett Favre one of 25 semifinalists for Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre took another step closer to Canton this week. Morry Gash Associated PressThe Pro Football Hall of fame pared the Class of 2016 candidates down to 25 semifinalists this week, and legendary quarterback Brett Favre made the cut. He is one of five first-time semifinalists. When you think of HOF semifinalist "@Favre4Official" and "MNF", one play usually...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers looking forward to seeing Brett Favre, Bart Starr

Aaron Rodgers will share the Thanksgiving night spotlight when two former Green Bay Packers quarterbacking greats hold court in Lambeau Field during halftime of the team’s showdown with the Chicago Bears. And he’s looking forward to seeing both of his signal-calling predecessors. Brett Favre will have his jersey retired during a halftime ceremony, an event that will include...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five biggest moments of Brett Favre’s career with Packers

On Thanksgiving night, the Green Bay Packers will retire the No. 4 of future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre. An 11-time Pro Bowler, Favre played 16 seasons in Green Bay, starting 253 games and throwing 442 of his 508 career touchdowns for the Packers from 1992 to 2007. Under Favre, the Packers won 160 regular season games, 12 playoff games and one Super Bowl (XXXI). His...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bart Starr doesn’t remember Green Bay Packers career

Bart Starr is a legendary NFL quarterback, but age and disease have robbed the Green Bay Packers icon of his football memory. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Starr’s wife Cherry said she hopes Thursday’s ceremony retiring Brett Favre’s jersey will trigger Bart’s ability to recall his former life. “I hope when Bart walks on the field that it will bring back a...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen: Newton’s passion reminds him of Brett Favre

Jared Allen pleaded for people to stop overreacting to Cam Newton's touchdown celebrations, comparing the Carolina Panthers quarterback's on-field exuberance to the excitability and passion frequently displayed by Brett Favre during his career. The Panthers defensive lineman was making an appearance on CBS Sports' "Roughing the Passer Podcast" when he discussed the controversy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Favre congratulates Peyton Manning while out hunting

The moment Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s NFL passing record Sunday, Favre was hanging out in a tree in the middle of the woods. It is deer season, after all, and the former Green Bay Packers great is an avid hunter. But that didn’t stop him from passing on congratulations from one surefire Hall of Famer to another. The passing of Favre was the lone bright spot on an...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Favre Congratulates Peyton Manning For Breaking His Passing Yards Record While On A Hunting Trip

Peyton Mannning broke Brett Favre's career passing yards record in the most forgettable fashion possible. The key yards came on a short pass to running back Ronnie Hillman, but that wasn't the bad part. He ended up having one of the worst days of his career--if not the worst--completing almost as many passes to the Chiefs as he did his own team (5-20, 35 yards and four interceptions...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning on the doorstep of another major NFL record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has another major NFL record within his grasp. If Manning throws for at least 284 yards against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, he’ll move past Brett Favre for first place all-time in career passing yards. Favre holds the current record at 71,838 yards, with Manning currently sitting at 71,555. It took Favre 298 starts to reach...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Favre recalls moment he knew his NFL career was over

Brett Favre revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that is alternatively candid, emotional and philosophical that he can recall the exact moment he knew his NFL career was at its end. And perhaps not surprisingly given how the quarterbacking icon seemingly never knew how to quit the game he loved so much, it occurred shortly after the last snap he would ever take in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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