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Retiring Favre's #4

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by BerlinWI, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. BerlinWI
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    Has any Packer worn or been issued uniform number "4", since Favre left Green Bay? (including pre-season and practice/taxi squad?)

    thanks!
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    I doubt it, but I can't say for sure. They'll eventually retire the number anyway.
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    I was going to say No, When will the Pack retire the number? Will they still retire it?
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    people in practice on defense get a red vest with #4
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    Could the Packers retire the number 4 if Favre was still playing?
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    They can only retire his jersey when HE himself retires.

    And I doubt that this management will retire his jersey...
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    Eventually, his number will be retired.. He will enter the HOF as a Packer, and The Jets and Viqueens will just be a sad footnote in his history. After all, Jim Taylor played for The Saints. But no one even remembers that and is just a side note in his HOF tribute.
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    Ok thanks PackerRS for the answer
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    They'll probably wait some time after the dust settles with his retirement from the Queens (or perhaps when Ted Thompson retires, cuz I'm thinking Brett may not agree to do it until TT is gone :/) they'll do it.
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    They should retire his number, and then the next season, un-retire it... then retire it again 5 years later.
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    it all depends on what happens first, favre retiring or the NFL disbanding
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    Would they do it cosidering he went to a divisional rival. Especially since he did it out of spite? I dont know how your front office works but it would be hard to do it anytime soon.
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    No then go to Da Bears and ask them for a fee they can retire it
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    I think they will retire it, but I agree that it probably won't be this management that will.

    I heard about 30 years ago someone accidentally assigned someone number 14 but the matter was cleared a few days later, and the jersey was given to Hutson. But I don't think they will do that with the number 4 anytime soon, if anything its taboo.
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    I know Brohm wears #4 in Buffalo. Did he wear it in GB? I don't know.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if for the next, say 10 years, the number 4 is sort of unofficially retired. There'd be no ceremony, Favre's name wouldn't be in the ring, but nobody would be allowed to wear 4. And then after that 10 or so years the ceremony and crap happens to officialize everything.
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    Lmao!
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    Hmm, I also have no idea if someone wore it :p
    Hope it's not until a few years+ when #4 gets retired though.
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    Brohm didn't wear #4 in GB.
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    Brohm wore 11 here, didn't he?
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    This is from a friends blog so I can't take credit

    With the 11th pick in the 1972 NFL Draft, the Packers selected Nebraska QB Jerry Tagge. It could've been a great story; Tagge was a hometown athlete who attended Green Bay West High, sold popcorn at Lambeau Field as a kid, and went off to college in Omaha, where he led Nebraska to back-to-back national titles. Tagge, who was the MVP of the Orange Bowl in '71 and '72, didn't offer exceptional talent, but played well under pressure in college and appeared to be an efficient field general.

    Tagge sat on the bench in 1972 and watched Scott Hunter lead the team to it's first division title since the departure of Lombardi. The next year head coach Dan Devine created a chaotic atmosphere around the postion, shuffling Hunter, Tagge and Jim Del Gaizo at quarterback.

    With the advent of the horrendous John Hadl trade, Tagge was cut during the 1975 preseason by rookie head coach Bart Starr. Despite not panning out in the NFL, Tagge played with San Antonio of the World Football League in 1976, and found success with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League from 1977-79. He took the Lions to the playoffs two of his three years there, and was MVP of the Western Division in 1979, before suffering a career-ending knee injury just as the Lions were entering the postseason.

    Upon joining the team for spring training camp in '72, Dan Devine issued Tagge his familiar number 14, which he wore during his successful tenure at Nebraska. Eventually, someone caught the mistake and told Devine: The team had retired number 14 in honor of Don Hutson in 1951.

    Fortunately, Devine's blunder was discovered before the beginning of the preseason, and Tagge was then given # 17, his old high school number.
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    Brohm wore #10 I think, but Jess could be right it might of been 11. Either way no1 is, has, or will wear #4 for a while
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    Seriously, who'd even want to wear that number if they came to Green Bay? He'd be loved by half the fans for slapping Brett in the face, but he'd be hated by the other half for the same reason.

    #4 WILL be retired in Green Bay. The only question is, "when?" Remember, they did have the ceremony scheduled until Favre changed his mind the first time.
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    I think Murphy handled that very eloquently. I wonder how many times he had to re-write his response to that anticipated question.

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