One night after 67,000 Packers fans key bygones be bygones and showed up at Lambeau Field to honor hero turned traitor turned hero again Brett Favre, another 20,000 showed up to watch his latest unretirement.
Via Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22,497 came to Camp Randall in Madison on Sunday to watch Favre play one last time.
It was simply a game of flag football, with Favre and a team of former Packers taking on a group of NFL All Stars, including Donovan McNabb.
Favre’s team won the game, 38-32, with former Packers like Antonio Freeman, Javon Walker, Andre Rison, Mark Chmura, James Lofton, Dorsey Levens, Gilbert Brown, Frank Winters, and Al Harris showing up to play.
“I’m ready to go back home and just kind of be normal,” Favre said before the game. “I’d much rather be on my property kind of hiding out. November will be here before you know it.”
That’s when Favre will return for a Thanksgiving Night celebration. Which presumably will be just that, even if every quarterback on the team’s depth chart tears an ACL between now and then.