Record number of Hall of Famers returning to Canton

Posted by Mike Spofford on July 14, 2016 – 11:43 am

A record 130 Pro Football Hall of Famers will be returning to Canton, Ohio, for this year’s induction festivities from Aug. 4-7, when former Packers QB Brett Favre will join them in donning a gold jacket.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame posted the entire list of returning Hall members here. Several former Packers inductees are planning to be in attendance, including Willie Davis (inducted in 1981), Forrest Gregg (1977), Paul Hornung (1986), James Lofton (2003), Dave Robinson (2013), Jim Taylor (1976) and Ron Wolf (pictured, 2015).

Favre is the 24th individual from the Green Bay Packers to be selected for induction into the Hall of Fame, a total second only to the Chicago Bears (27).

Two other players who briefly played in Green Bay, Ted Hendricks and Jan Stenerud, are also scheduled to attend.

Following Favre’s induction on Aug. 6, the Packers will play the Colts in the Hall of Fame Game in Aug. 7 to open the preseason.


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Brett Favre visits Gruden’s ‘QB Camp’

Posted by Mike Spofford on July 11, 2016 – 3:22 pm

160711-favre-qb-camp-950GREEN BAY — Former Packers QB and 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Brett Favre will be seen in his own one-on-one film session with ESPN QB guru Jon Gruden later this month.

Favre will be part of a special episode of Gruden’s “QB Camp” airing on Thursday, July 21, at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN. The show will be replayed several times from Aug. 4-8, coinciding with Favre’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, at that time.

VIDEO PREVIEW: Hall of Famer Brett Favre goes to Gruden’s QB Camp

Gruden’s “QB Camp”  has become a staple of ESPN’s pre-draft coverage, with all the top QB prospects visiting Gruden for an extensive breakdown of their games. Favre visited Gruden’s office in late June to tape the segment. Favre and Gruden go back to the beginning of Favre’s career in Green Bay, as Favre’s first year with the Packers in 1992 was Gruden’s first as an offensive assistant coach under Mike Holmgren. Gruden also coached the Packers’ wide receivers in 1993-94.

 


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Brett Favre to be featured Monday night on NFL Network

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 6, 2016 – 4:45 pm

160606-favre-950GREEN BAY — Former Packers quarterback and upcoming Hall of Fame inductee Brett Favre will be featured on NFL Network’s “Monday Night QB” segment tonight, which airs at 7 p.m. CT.

Games of Favre’s also will be featured next week as part of “Top 10 Tuesday,” along with Joe Montana and other clutch QBs, on June 14, also at 7 p.m. CT.

 


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Kevin Greene chooses Dom Capers as his HOF presenter

Posted by Mike Spofford on March 10, 2016 – 9:21 am

GREEN BAY — Former Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene has chosen current Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers to present him for his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction this August.

Capers was Greene’s defensive coordinator during Greene’s first two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1993-94. Capers was then his head coach with the Carolina Panthers in 1996 and again in 1998, and the two coached together in Green Bay for five seasons (2009-13).

“He’s had a remarkable impact on my life and my family’s life,” Greene said in a short Twitter video regarding the announcement. “No question it’s got to be Dom Capers.”

Conveniently, Capers will already be in Canton, Ohio, on induction weekend because the Packers will be playing in the Hall of Fame Game to kick off the 2016 preseason. Former Packers QB Brett Favre will also be inducted then, but he has not yet publicly named a presenter.

 


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Favre competes in Tonight Show Throwdown on Jimmy Fallon

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 3, 2015 – 10:29 am

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Packers Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night. Favre participated in a “Tonight Show Throwdown,” firing footballs at targets thrown in the air by Fallon.

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Brett Favre to appear on Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 2, 2015 – 12:49 pm

Former Packers QB Brett FavrePackers Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre, who recently was honored with a ceremony unveiling his retired No. 4 on the facade inside Lambeau Field, will be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The episode will air Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10:35 p.m. CT on NBC.

Other guests on Wednesday’s show include actor Adam Driver and comedian Lenny Clarke.

Sept. 11: Clay Matthews, Aaron Rodgers read ‘Superlatives’ on Jimmy Fallon

Sept. 17: Fallon ‘Superlatives’ tackle Packers-Seahawks this time


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Brett Favre is first-year nominee for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 17, 2015 – 9:32 am

Brett FavreGREEN BAY — Former Packers QB Brett Favre was officially named as one of 108 nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 this week.

Retired for five years, this is the first year Favre is eligible for induction. Other individuals with strong Green Bay ties on the nominee list are WR Sterling Sharpe, S LeRoy Butler, S Darren Sharper and former head coach Mike Holmgren. Former Packers LB coach Kevin Greene, who has been a finalist in the past, remains on the nominee list as well.

Favre was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame this past summer and had his No. 4 jersey retired. His name and number will be added to the Lambeau Field facade with the franchise’s other retired numbers on Thanksgiving night.

Along with Favre, the biggest names league-wide who are being nominated for Canton for the first time are WR Terrell Owens and G Alan Faneca.

The list of nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November and then to 15 finalists in January.


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Brett Favre on cover of SI’s annual ‘Where are they now?’ issue

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 30, 2015 – 1:00 pm

Former Packers QB Brett Favre is on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual “Where are they now?” summer issue, wearing his No. 4 Packers jersey. The issue is being released this week.

The cover story features an exclusive interview with Favre in which he discusses his upcoming return to Green Bay for induction into the Packers Hall of Fame and the retirement of his No. 4 jersey. He also talks about whether he could still play in the NFL, what he thinks of the league today, and his health concerns after a 20-year career played the only way he knew how to play.

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Brett Favre’s Legends Game slated for July 19 in Madison

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 20, 2015 – 10:26 am

Former Packers QB Brett Favre will host a Legends Game, a flag football contest between former Green Bay players and other NFL stars, on Sunday, July 19, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

The game is being held the day after Favre’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame.

For more information about the game, including ticket info, click on brettfavreslegendsgame.com.


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Brett Favre to appear on NFL Network Sunday morning

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 15, 2014 – 11:43 am

GREEN BAY — With Denver QB Peyton Manning closing in on his career record for touchdown passes, former Packers QB Brett Favre will join NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning” this Sunday at 8 a.m. CT.

NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci will be with Favre on the show from Favre’s house in Mississippi, and they will discuss a variety of topics in addition to Manning, including his upcoming induction into the Packers Hall of Fame.


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