Biggs: Favre not expected to be introduced at Lambeau
Barring a change in a season-long practice by Minnesota coach Brad Childress, Brett Favre will not be announced in pregame ceremonies Sunday at Lambeau Field.
So fans who want to cheer on the longtime Packer or boo the turncoat will have to choose another moment to let their feelings be known.
Teams have the choice of electing how they are introduced—or not introduced—in the officials’ meeting 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Vikings have been introduced as a team in road games, and Childress isn’t expected to deviate from that. The Packers are planning to introduce their offensive starters, including quarterback Aaron Rodgers, part of a practice in which they rotate between offense and defense for every home game.
Rest assured, the fans will be raucous when they see Favre. Hopefully none will follow on the advice given by ESPN’s Jemele Hill in August: "If you have a shred of pride, you will give Brett Favre the Duracell treatment when he comes to Lambeau Field.” Yes, Hill was imploring fans to throw batteries at Favre. No, that's not a good idea.
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