Boos likely to greet Favre’s return to Bay
GREEN BAY, WIS. — Brett Favre will run out of the Lambeau Field tunnel wearing purple, and nobody really knows how Green Bay Packers fans will react.
But if the angry buzz generated by the mere appearance of in-stadium video highlights of Favre and the Vikings during the first few Packers home games is any indication, the once-beloved face of the franchise will be booed. Loudly.
The tempest of emotion leading to Sunday’s game could make for one of the most awkward homecomings in sports history. Favre, perhaps the league’s most emotion-driven player, will try to tune it all out.
“ The people that have jumped ship or whatever completely, what can I do?” Favre said. “I’m not going to concern myself with it.”
Favre already faced the Packers — and beat them — at his new home, the Metrodome, less than a month ago. But as Favre returns to the scene of his surreal standoff with the Packers’ front office last summer, it’s hard to imagine a more intense setting.
Favre has been booed before at Lambeau, something that’s bound to happen when you’re the NFL’s career interceptions leader — even in mild-mannered Green Bay. The Associated Press