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Three Cheers for Number 4?

favreShould Packer fans really give Brett Favre a standing ovation when he comes back to Lambeau Field a week from Sunday?  I read a column by Associated Press writer Tim Dahlberg who suggested fans stand up and cheer for Favre when he comes to the Frozen Tundra, which probably won't be too frozen on November 1st. Should Packer fans do it?  In some ways it's hard for me to comment because I'm a Chicago Bear fan and you probably think I'm just trying to complicate things.  If you step back from the situation and really think about it, a standing ovation is probably a good idea.  I don't know if Favre was really trying to stick it to the Packers when he decided to play for the Vikings.  Even if joined the Vikings to spite the Packers he was doing it to Packer management and not the fans. Remember this:  Brett Favre has played football his entire adult life and loves it.  Imagine if you had a job you loved but once you retired you could NEVER do that job again...ever.  That's a tough thing to decide when you're just 40.  I think Favre is playing football because he still loves the game.  So you can honor him with applause, but then root for the Packers to win.  Favre loves competition and would probably be disappointed if you didn't boo when he throws a touchdown as a Viking.

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