Shockingly, folks on social media took notice (who knew?).
Much of the reaction was positive, some of it was negative and some people trotted out some of the same old retirement jokes that have been around for almost a decade now. (Two words, people—New. Material.)
Those claiming to have Favre fatigue were also out in full force, a phenomenon of the Internet age that defies logic—declaring how tired one is of a topic by speaking about … said topic.
One thing is certainly clear—four years removed from throwing his last NFL pass, Brett Favre still moves the dial.
Here is just a smattering of Monday’s social media reaction to the announcement:
If I’m the Packers, I totally troll Favre by unretiring his number halfway through the retirement ceremony. #Favre
— Zach Rastall (@zrastall17) August 4, 2014
Honestly I thought it would take longer for the Packers to forgive Favre for how he treated them at the end of his Packer career. #Favre
— Gino Kane (@GinoKane) August 4, 2014
25 years between Lombardi and Favre, 4 winning seasons. Since? Only two losing years. Changed culture. #FAVRE
— c-raig (@craigs_cubs) August 4, 2014
— UK Packers (@packers_uk) August 4, 2014
— scottyK27 (@scottyK27) August 4, 2014
— Jordin Bakke (@SparkyBakk) August 4, 2014
— Neil Morgan (@NGM04) August 4, 2014
— Kendra Meinert (@KendraMeinert) August 4, 2014
— Brian Waldhart (@go_marquette) August 4, 2014
— DAVID-IN-NYC (@DAVID_IN_NYC) August 4, 2014
Favre on phone is just weird. So much justification of a Hall of Fame selection. Sad. Once was only QB my kids knew, now none cares #Favre
— Rose Fernandez (@DigitalEdMom) August 4, 2014