Brett Favre will be induced into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame on Saturday July 18th.
“When it sold out so quickly, I got goose bumps,” Favre said in an interview with Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
“I think what I’ll probably say initially is, ‘I thought about writing something down. I thought about writing a script, but you know what? I figured I’d wing it sort of like I played, so just bear with me,'” Favre said. “It’s only fitting.
“I don’t want to sit there and make it longer than the whole event is anyway — and it’s going to be long — but I do want to acknowledge a lot of people and just maybe tell a few funny stories, kind of keep it as lighthearted as possible. It could be 20 minutes, it could be an hour, I don’t know.”
Favre admitted he’s “nervous” and “anxious.”
“I’ve thought about that a bunch, and I guess the best analogy that I can think of is it’s the closest thing to playing. My feeling right now when I think about it is nervous, not scared but anxiety, good anxiety,” Favre said. “Heck, when it sold out so quickly, I got goose bumps. If I had any doubts whatsoever leading up, which I really didn’t, that was all answered with that. I don’t mean this in a negative way, but I’ll be glad when it’s over because the buildup has been so big.
“It’s kind of like when I was a kid — you may have been like this too — you couldn’t wait for Christmas and the closer it got, the more excited you got.”