Brett Favre poses for photo with Mariner Moose, Seattle fans (pic)
Sadly, his tree trunk arms were slightly obscured, but Brett Favre posed for some photographs alongside some Seattle Mariners fans during a visit to Safeco Field earlier this week. Joining them was Mariner Moose. I wonder if Favre gave the mascot any workout tips.
It also looks like he has done a bit of man grooming, as his beard looks far less unkempt than it has on previous occasions. Interesting.
In any event, it looks like Favre, along with the Mariners fans, enjoyed the meet-and-greet. So there you go.
In other Favre news outside of the most fascinating aspect about the retired quarterback — his usually “Steroid-Addled Hobo Chic” look — the ol’ gunslinger discussed on Sirius XM Radio how he hopes to one day repair the fractured relationship with the Green Bay Packers.
“We have had communication,” Favre said, via an ESPN.com report. “Not that it’s really anybody else’s business with all due respect. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Green Bay, and it’s not about me. It’s not necessarily about them. It’s about the fans and respect. When the time is right. They’re going to have things to do. They have a season to play. They have to get ready, and I don’t want to be a distraction for them.”
Favre says the relationship, pretty dicey following his departure to the New York Jets that was exacerbated by his signing with the rival Minnesota Vikings, is “much better,” and time and distance has helped that come about.
“Time heals a lot of things, and I think in this case, you’re playing for the rival team, things are going to change,” he said. “There’s no better history than there is in Green Bay – the tradition, and people love their team there, and they usually hate the other team. So when you join their opponent, that’s going to happen.
“Again, time heals a lot of things. In fact, I had planned on going up to a game the latter part of the season last year, but my high school team played into December and it just was a conflict. But the relationship is much better — it’s going to happen, I’ll be back up there. Again my career in Green Bay, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It was awesome. The people were awesome, and I just think everything’s going to be fine and in my opinion it is now. It’s just a matter of getting back up there.”
Indeed. Let’s hope that when the Packers faithful welcome him back with open arms, he’s still rocking a fantastic gray beard and Herculean arms. Because that would be pretty cool as he would fit right in with the sportsman crowd in Green Bay.
[H/T The Big Lead]