GREEN BAY – Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre told reporters Saturday that s much as his enshrinement to the team’s Hall of Fame means to him, the news of his ceremony selling out in 90 minutes touched him even more.
“I was absolutely in awe when I got word that it sold out in an hour and a half,” Favre said during a news conference prior to his induction banquet. “It says a lot about the whole situation. If there were ever any doubts prior to tickets going on sale, there are not anymore.
“I am more honored by that than by the Hall of Fame induction itself,” Favre said.
Favre, who was called the greatest player to ever play for the team by former Packers President Bob Harlan and Hall of Fame General Manager Ron Wolf, diffused most of the credit to his former teammates, coaches, and front office support.
“I don’t really have a message in the speech,” Favre continued, noting that while he has prepared remarks he will likely not use them. “There are so many people within this building that people don’t know…that are very important to me and are essential to me being before you right now.”