Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre waves to fans as he walks onto Lambeau Field prior to getting inducted in to the Packers Hall of Fame and having his No. 4 jersey retired, Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Green Bay.
Madison, WI (WXOW) - -
Brett Favre is winding down from a weekend love fest that saw his number retired, several lengthy standing ovations and one more return to the gridiron.
It started with a packed house at Lambeau Field Saturday for his Packers Hall of Fame induction.
Then, more than 22,000 fans showed up to Camp Randall Stadium in Madison Sunday to watch Favre sling it around the yard one more time with his old mates including Mark Chmura, Antonio Freeman and Dorsey Levens in tow.
After years of uncertainty about how the fans would receive him in Wisconsin, Favre was blown away by the positive vibes, recalling a conversation with his daughter about the fanfare.
"She says 'Dad, did you hear they sold 67,000 tickets in an hour and a half? And I say yeah. And she says, 'They must really like you.' It says a lot about the whole situation, if there were ever any doubts prior to tickets going on sale, there are not anymore and what a way to show you're welcome back into the family, just what an honor," Favre said.
The former Packers quarterback will return to Lambeau Field Thanksgiving night when the Packers host the Bears to have his name added to the ring of honor.
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