Off the Record

Greta: Packers finally giving Brett Favre his due

'Off the Record,' 8/5/14: The Green Bay Packers are finally retiring Brett Favre's No. 4 jersey and inducting him into their Hall of Fame. He's earned it

 

By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. I wanna talk about great news, assuming, of course, you're not a Bears fan.

The Green Bay Packers are finally, yes finally, going to retire Brett Favre's No. 4 jersey and put him in the Packer Hall of Fame. Favre led the Packers offense for 16 seasons, including two Super Bowls. He was amazing and did so much for the Packer franchise.

After leaving the Packers, Brett played one season with the Jets and then two seasons with the Vikings. But, as Brett said:

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BRETT FAVRE, NFL GREAT: I was always a Packer. I'm as proud to say that I am a Packer, will always be a Packer.

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And as a one-share owner of the Packers. I was always proud to say Brett was a Packer, too. And I'm grateful for those 16 years - he dazzled all of us Packer fans. And I also love that he did several interviews with us, speaking fondly of Packer fans and Lambeau Field.

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FAVRE: There's never an empty seat and it's just a special place, especially for a guy from Southern Mississippi. So, it's wonderful.

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So, finally No. 4 will be retired. This is happening the old-fashioned way: Brett earned it. And that's my "Off the Record" comment tonight.