Sunday, November 1, 2009
Audible but muted reaction to Favre
Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Well, that was one of the more anticlimactic moments in NFL history.
Brett Favre jogged onto the field here at precisely 3:29 p.m. ET Sunday. Lambeau Field was about half full at the time, and the boos certainly outnumbered the cheers. But I would hardly call the reaction thunderous in either event.
There has been a lot of talk about what the moment would be like. In the end, it was hardly a moment at all. Perhaps things will heat up once the stadium fills out and the game actually starts.
Perhaps surprised by the relative lack of reaction, Favre simply jogged down the right sideline and started warming up with quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers. Funny moment: Favre started throwing parallel to a sign that read: “Welcome back to Lambeau Field …. Brent.”
Illustrating the split nature of this crowd, a few feet down another sign read: “Favre fan 4 life.”