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Discussion in 'Brett Favre Discussion' started by Packerlifer, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Packerlifer

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    I can't say it pisses me off or anything, but it is pretty tacky if you ask me. Put a mug I'm there like every other great that went to another team and be done with it.
     
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    According to Pete Fierle, vice president of communications for the Hall of Fame, the Hall's curatorial staff selects the artifacts for exhibit.

    According to the Hall of Fame, the Packers jersey is the one Favre wore when he broke the NFL career touchdown pass record. The Vikings jersey is the one he wore when he broke Jim Marshall's NFL record for consecutive starts.

    Also within the locker is the inactive sheet from the game that ended Favre's starting streak. Out of 30 million artifacts, the Hall of Fame said it is the lone inactive sheet in the Hall's collection.

    While I still have a hard time getting over Favre having played for the Vikings he's for sure not to blame for this.
     
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    Thank you for taking a level headed approach and providing the information regarding how and why this happened.
    I certainly had my doubts that Favre was responsible for having a Vikings jersey in his HOF locker.
     
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    Hof decided it, not Brett..

    This is non story
     
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    Tell that to the local uneducated sports talk radio here in Wisconsin. You'd think he came out of retirement to play for them again. Dear Lord, I almost jumped through my radio listening to it.
     
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    Milwaukee wssp isn't saying that.. Big Unit Bill Michael knows it's the hof... Steve sparky on same station says the same..

    What station you talking about
     
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    No, no, no. Bill Michaels yes was attempting to educate everyone to which no one would listen. Sparky and the Big Show clowns were the ones, sorry I should have specified.
     
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    I know it's the hall, it's still pretty tacky if you ask me. Others have come before him, and played more seasons with other teams, and had success with them, and there aren't uniforms of thise teams in their lockers.

    It's hardly a great concern of mine, but it seems as if the hall is trying to squeeze out a little fame by capitalizing on that controversy rather than just celebrating the player. There's plenty of precident on other greats going to other teams, how many have uniforms of those teams hanging, and how many have other smaller acknowledgements of those teams?
     
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    Hmm... I heard them on the initial report saying Brett is at fault.. But mid show they got the report it came from the hall and they changed their tune
     
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    I don't agree with the Hall of Fame deciding to put a Vikings jersey in Favre's locker but as has been mentioned repeatedly there's no reason to blame Favre for it.
     
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    I'm not blaming Favre, and even if he did have a say, I'd care as much as I do now. I think it's tacky, but hardly upsetting.

    I'd probably care less even if Favre had a say, because it was after all his career, and if he thinks that season in MN was that important, then good for him. He'll always be a Packer to me, and a great football player. He put in the work and had the accomplishments, I'd have more respect if it was actually his decision.
     
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    Thank you Captain WIMM for explaining why Brett's locker room had those particular items. Now it makes sense.

    At least there are more Packer than Viking items.

    In the prelude to his jacket ceremony, they gave less than 10 seconds on playing with the Jets and Vikings. That pleased me!
     
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    Im just glad they put the pair of crocs in there.
     
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    I think it only appropriate that the HOF decided to honor what Favre said was the "best team I've ever been on." What a guy.
     
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    On the plus side since the HoF would put Favre Viking jersey in for one season then you'd have to assume it's a lock that when Woodson goes in he'll have a Packers jersey hanging next to his Raiders one
     
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    That would be less of a headscratcher seeing he spent rather significant time with both franchises
     
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    Needs to be a noteworthy event.

    I would include his jersey he sent bear fan Obama saying "see you at the Whitehouse"
     
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    I think it is appropriate, for a couple of reasons:

    - It's a reminder of one of the most prominent instances of a player holding a franchise hostage in the history of the sport. You simply cannot tell the "story of Favre" without referencing that drama.

    - As to the above point, on the surface a Jets jersey would better serve as that reminder. But since Favre had his best season with the hated Vikings where his audible latitude was sharply curtailed, it better serves to complete the picture.

    PS: It's a little ironic that "Favre" spell checks as an error. ;)
     
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    of course it should be referenced, with a mug, like every other great that went on to play for a rival. How about Jerry Rice going across the bay to play for the hated Raiders? just because they're different divisions doesn't mean they didn't dislike each other.

    How about Montana? There was plenty of discourse with the 9er's and fans when he was traded away to make room for a young talented QB. He took the Chiefs as far as Favre ever did and got them to the playoffs a 2nd time.

    and i've heard the argument for inclusion that his "best" season was with the Vikings. He was barely better statistically than he was the previous season with the Packers other than INT's ,and it was 1 singular season which was followed up by probably his worst season. If those 2 seasons had occurred in year 2-3 for him in MN and he was traded to GB after much strife and he went on to win 3 MVP's, win a super bowl, play in another and go to a couple NFC championship games, I have a hard time thinking a MN jersey would find its way into his HOF locker.

    Put the mug in there or a lock of a blonde pony tail and call it a day, It's about all the mention that is needed.
     
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    Favre is totally to blame for this. He went to the Vikings to shove it up the Packers' ***, and now this. What a pile of BS.
     
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    It's the NFL Hall of Fame, not the Packer Hall of Fame.
     
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    Does my point in highlighting that phrase require any elaboration?
     

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