Just wanted to throw this out there after reading this solid piece by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Michael Hunt this morning:
Assuming — and this is a big assumption — that Brett Favre finally retires to his tractor, when do you retire his number?
Hunt suggests two years, or one for every time Favre beat the Packers this year. He cleverly points out it would then coincide with the end of the Mayan calendar (I already checked on the date, and Dec. 21 is unfortunately a Friday that year).
But I’m honestly at a loss on this. There are Packer fans who looked at this with more aplomb than me this season — I was so mad at Favre, part of me wanted them to trot out an emergency quarterback for that Nov. 1 game and give him No. 4. I’d probably feel different in two years. But if you give Brett Favre two years, he’s proven he can do a lot of bridge-burning, and who knows what will happen?
What do you think, dear readers? When should the Packers mend fences and put No. 4 alongside Nos. 3, 14, 15, 66 and 92? Or should they not do it at all? Leave your suggestions in the comment section, and help me with this conundrum.
(Side note: I fully expect Favre back next year. And we’ll be ready for him.)