This just in from northlands of Wisconsin: The Packers will retire Brett Favre’s No. 4 jersey at a ceremony during the 2008 season opener in Green Bay. This game against the Vikings is, coincidentally or not, a Monday Night Football game to be broadcast on ESPN.
Did you just hear Chris Berman’s moans/gasps of ecstasy? I did. That Monday Night Countdown ought to be something else. I predict a 10,592 word, Homer-esque epic poem by Berman to tribute his long-standing love. Tears will be shed. Hugs will be had.
For my money, Favre takes one look at Aaron Rodgers, puts the jersey back on and goes back under center. But hey, it looks like this retirement thing might be serious, Mark Schlereth.
In that spirit, I leave you with a video tribute by what appears to be a nice, wholesome Wisconsin girl. Just listen to the accent. One can’t help but wonder if The Schwam already knows all the words.