In comparison with years past, the 2011 NFL season was relatively free of Brett Favre drama. When Favre began the season in retirement, there were very few who were convinced he would not return to football once a team in need came calling. When Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart both went down with injuries for the Texans, some rumors flew but nothing came to fruition. Fear not, Favre fanatics. The void left by the lack of a gunslinger return in 2011 is about to be filled with a documentary.
As Fox Sports North points out, a documentary film entitled “Last Day at Lambeau” is set to debut at the Wisconsin Film festival next month. Those of you who despise Favre will be relieved to hear that the film does not depict him as a hero, but rather tells the story of the ugly ending between him and Green Bay back in 2008. It highlights the way in which Favre forced the Packers hand and describes the details of the trade with New York.
Despite all that he accomplished during his career as the face of the Packers franchise, Favre’s last game with Green Bay and last game at Lambeau Field were career lowlights. In 2008, he threw an interception that led to a Giants game-winning field goal in the NFC Championship Game. In 2010 with the Vikings, he came up just short of leading Minnesota to a comeback over his old team after an incomplete pass that was intended for Randy Moss.
According to FS North, the film focuses more on the love-hate relationship that fans experience with their favorite players. It does not dive into the decision the Packers made to go with Aaron Rodgers, which was one of the toughest moves a team has ever had to make and one that worked out perfectly. Call me when the documentary about Rodgers debuts. That’s the one I’d rather see.
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