While this game won't count in the record books, people in Wisconsin are extremely excited to watch Brett Favre's Legends Game -- a July 19th flag football game at Camp Randall featuring former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre and a cast of Packers legends. Details were announced today at a press conference inside Wisconsin's venerable home stadium where the miracles of modern technology allowed Favre to call in from whatever tractor he was sitting on to answer questions.
At the top of the hour Brett Favre's voice will come through this as he talks about his flag football game in Madison pic.twitter.com/EuYYDd1UqJ— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) May 20, 2015
Details on ticket prices were announced, offering fans three different tiers with corresponding better views by increased price, one would imagine.
Price points for Favre Flag Football Game: $34/$44/$55 - Family 4-Pack of tickets for $112 -On sale June 3rd— Phil Dawson (@phildawsonradio) May 20, 2015
There are also special ticket prices for UW students!
Tixs will go on sale on June 3. UW students can purchase up to two tickets for $13 each. For a seating chart go to: http://t.co/Qul3ieY3MN— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) May 20, 2015
As many of these summertime sporting diversions do, Favre's Legends Game will donate a portion of its proceeds to charity.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Favre 4 Hope Foundation. This organization directly benefits several charities— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) May 20, 2015
There will also be a pregame, uh, game of flag football between local police and fire departments.
Pre-game entertainment includes a flag football game between the local police department and local firefighters.— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) May 20, 2015
As an Eagles fan, I feel it is my responsibility to let the non-Packers legends team know that if the game goes into overtime, don't let your quarterback make any decisions.
It will be Favre vs. Donovan McNabb as the QBs in his game.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) May 20, 2015
A few of the other confirmed players for the event are a nice mix of Packers legends and some Badgers ones too.
Packers confirmed for Brett Favre's team: Mark Chmura, Javon Walker, Andre Rison— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) May 20, 2015
The opposing team commitments: Donovan McNabb, Ron Dayne, Roger Craig. Anthony Carter, Herman Moore and Willie Gault.— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) May 20, 2015
And now some quotes from Favre to get all you Packers fans hot and bothered!
It’s obvious to me from Favre’s comments that he really wanted this at Lambeau but he sounds like he’s excited about Camp Randall #Packers— Jim Rutledge (@JimRutledge) May 20, 2015
Favre asked if he missed Wisconsin and the fans: "There’s nothing like Wisconsin."— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) May 20, 2015
Favre said charity game at Camp Randall is a "win-win in all areas.'' Said facility "isn't Lambeau, but is pretty darn close.''— Andy Baggot (@AndyBaggotWSJ) May 20, 2015
Favre on selling out his HOF ceremony: If there were any questions prior to that of how fans would react to my return, those were answered.— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) May 20, 2015
Alcohol will not be served at the game.— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) May 20, 2015
Sorry, Drew Meyer.
No kickoffs or punting in the Favre flag football game.— Jake Zimmermann (@Jake_Zimmermann) May 20, 2015
And just so everyone knows that the Bears still suck, Favre is sticking it to them one last time.
Favre on coming back for the #Bears game: I felt like that was the right fit.— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) May 20, 2015
"A sellout would be a stretch but it is Wisconsin so you never know" -Favre #Packers— Jim Rutledge (@JimRutledge) May 20, 2015
You can find out all the other information this super informative post didn't give to you at the game's website:
Fans can find more info on Brett Favre Legends Game here: http://t.co/tAsa3RLePd— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) May 20, 2015
And here's the logo for the event for all your t-shirt purchasing needs.
So, Badger fans and Packer fans, are you going to check this game ou...OH GOD MAKE IT STOP!
Favre jokingly asked if this could lead him to play in 2015: "Anything’s possible." Added they'd have to wear flags.— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) May 20, 2015
Favre asked if he plays well might he return in '15? "Anything is possible...Although U guys are pretty secure at QB."— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) May 20, 2015