Green Bay Packers
One of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time has finally cemented his legacy when Brett Favre was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio Saturday night. Favre was the 24th Packer to be enshrined in the hall of fame and the first Packers player since Dave Robinson in 2013. Favre is the ultimate ironman among professional football players as he started a record 298 consecutive games. When he retired he held all-time league records in almost every passing category including attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns. His career was highlighted by winning the MVP award three times and a victory in Super Bowl XXXI, Green Bay’s first since the second Super Bowl.
Hall of Fame Game
In one of the more bizarre stories of 2016, this year’s NFL Hall of Fame Game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts was cancelled due to unsafe field conditions. This happened because the paint sprayed on midfield and the end-zones began to melt into the turf and it created a gooey/taffy-like surface. The Hall of Fame Game is what kicks off the NFL Preseason, so fans were forced to go through lack-of football anguish for yet another week. The Packers will kick off their preseason when they face the Cleveland Browns in Green Bay, Friday night.
For the second straight year the Bucks will open their season at home when they face the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Other notable games include nine games on national television, including two on ESPN (Jan. 6 vs. New York and March 15 at L.A. Clippers) and one on TNT (Dec. 15 vs. Chicago). The Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors will make their lone visit in Milwaukee on Saturday, Nov. 19. Lastly, the Bucks will also play a day game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day against the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 16.
As of Thursday’s game, the Milwaukee Brewers are 3-3 since the 6th of August in games against the Diamondbacks in Phoenix and the Braves in Milwaukee.
Former Brewer first baseman Prince Fielder announced his retirement Wednesday after 12 seasons in Major League Baseball. A second neck surgery forced doctors to recommend Fielder retirement. Fielder was best known as a Brewer, the team who drafted him with the seventh overall selection in 2002 where he was a 3-time all-star, a 2-time Silver Slugger Award winner and the NL Home Run leader in 2007. Fielder was previously the ironman leader starting 547 consecutive games before that streak ended in May of 2014 when he underwent his first of neck surgeries. In 2009 Fielder became the first Brewer ever to win a Home Run Derby. He is also the first person in MLB history to win a Derby as both an NL and AL player when he won it a second time as a Detroit Tiger in 2012. He ended his career with 319 home runs which coincidentally ties his father, Cecil Fielder.