Mark your calendars, Cheeseheads. November 26 is going to be a very special day at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay’s Week 12 match-up against the Chicago Bears will be the first Thanksgiving Day game played at Lambeau since 1923, but fans even still have another reason to celebrate.
According to ESPN, the Packers have tentatively decided to retire likely Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre’s #4 jersey at half-time of the game.
When ESPN asked Favre how he felt about the decision to schedule the ceremony during a game against division-rival Chicago, he said he didn’t care “as long as the fans are happy with it.”
Favre is known for having the most passing yards, completions, starts and wins in NFL history, and led Green Bay to a Super Bowl victory over New England in 1996. He played his last game for the team in 2007.