When it comes to topics that spark debate in Wisconsin
a close second to politics .
might be Brett Favre.
A major development today in the former quarterback's
relationship to the Packers.
News 8's Kyle Deckelbaum joins us with the details
It is in some ways a collective weight off the shoulder
of Packers fans, I think.
Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall
of Fame next summer.
His jersey will also be retired .
and will hang in the north end zone.
Packers executives .
representatives from the team's hall of fame .
and Favre himself held a joint news conference this
afternoon at Lambeau.
Favre spoke on the phone from his home in Mississippi.
To say this has been a
long time coming is an understatement.
It was just last month .
Packers president Mark Murphy said he didn't think
it would happen in the near future.
Favre was asked if he thought this day would *never*
I don't think anyone ever thought that way.
I think we all knew it was a matter of time, of course
the most important thing was when was that time.
You're never going to be right because there will
be people who will always say you should of done it
this time, you should of done it that time, you shouldn't
of done it period, blah blah blah.
But you know it's done, and it is the right time.
So the big day to keep in mind .
July 18-th .
That's the day of the hall of fame ceremony .
and a day I think a lot .
though maybe not all Packers fans will be waiting
After leaving the Packers it was somewhat of a messy
divorce between Favre and the Packers.
News 8's sports director Gregg Wavrunek joins us to
help explain what this means for the Packers' organization