Favre Claims He’ll ‘Wing It’ During His Packers HOF Speech

Brett Favre, Where Are They Now?

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.”

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