July 27, 2016
In the history of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, only once before now has a wife presented a husband entering the shrine. Kim Singletary presented her husband, Chicago Bear great linebacker Mike Singletary, in 1998.
That will change on Saturday, Aug. 6, when http://blog.packers.com/2016/07/26/deanna-favre-will-present-brett-at-hall-of-fame-induction/">Deanna Favre becomes the second woman to present her husband, former Green Bay Packer and living legend Brett Favre, at the Hall of Fame. The pair met and began dating in high school before being married in 1996.
Brett said his first choice would have been http://espn.go.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/31144/who-will-present-brett-favre-in-canton-it-wouldve-been-big-irv">his father Irvin Favre, who passed away from a heart attack on Dec. 21, 2003, at the age of 58. The Packers star went on to have one of the greatest games in his career the next night on Monday Night Football.
In that Monday night contest, Brett threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns, as the Packers blew out the Oakland Raiders 41-7. The quarterback returned to Kiln, Miss. after the game to lay his father to rest.
It only makes sense for Brett to pass the honor to his wife, Deanna. She was the one who called him and told him his father had passed.
She stood by Brett through his retirements and un-retirements, his admitting that http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/45266162.html">he had an addiction to painkillers, his scandal of allegedly sending racy text messages to a http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2781944/NFL-s-probe-nude-pictures-sent-Brett-Favre-New-York-Jets-hostess-deliberately-drawn-minimise-negative-publicity-claims-manager.html">New York Jets game day host and http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/lawsuit-alleging-favre-racy-texts-settled-article-1.1354234">two massage therapists and other bumps in his stellar career.
“Deanna is the best teammate I’ve ever had,” Brett said in a statement. “She has been by my side throughout this journey and I’m so excited that she gets to play such an important role for me.”
“Serving as Brett’s presenter is a great honor. I am thrilled to be able share this special moment in time with him,” Deanna said in the statement.
The other members of the 2016 Hall of Fame Class are Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., who will be inducted by daughter Lisa DeBartolo; Tony Dungy, who will be inducted by former teammate Donnie Shell; Kevin Green, who will be inducted by former Carolina Panthers head coach and current Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers; Marvin Harrison, who will be inducted by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay; Orlando Pace, who will be inducted by son Justin Pace; Ken Stabler, who will be inducted by Hall of Fame coach John Madden; and Dick Stanfel, who will be inducted by Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy.
The newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be inducted in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 6. On Sunday, Aug. 7, the Colts and Packers will face each other in the Hall of Fame Game, and the newest members of the hall will be honored on the field.
The game will be seen on ESPN and will kickoff at 6 p.m.