NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Fawar praised the Big Ten conference for its decision to advance to the 2020 season, despite concerns in the sports world about the coronavirus epidemic.
“Football is a welcome addition to the negative developments taking place across the country,” Favre told The Story on Thursday.
“Football needed to return,” said the longtime former Green Bay Packer. “It’s exciting – and I’m happy to see other conferences play out. We need something to clear our minds of everything that has happened over the last few months.”
Just weeks after the announcement of the postponement of the All Autumn Semester Games, the Big Ten Conference and its presidents and chancellors voted unanimously on Tuesday to resume the football season from October 23.
President Trump Thursday also said he was “proud” that the Big Ten had voted to start their season.
With the exception of his year with the New York Jets, Favre played for teams based in the Midwest, which is also home to the Big Ten.
He said the fall of football, especially in this area, means a lot in the way of tradition and lack of community nitty gritty.
“It means a great deal. I had the privilege of playing for the Packers for 16 years and I played for them. [Minnesota] Vikings for both, “he said.” Green Bay and Wisconsin, in general, are blue-collar and hardworking, just nice people who love their football – whether it’s the Packers or the Badgers, and it was a great place to play football and live. “
Favre remarked that, playing in the hot and humid weather of Killen, Miss, playing in the crisp fall season of the Great Lakes region was especially fun.
He added that as an athlete who was once addicted to painkillers, he is also excited about the advent of CBD-based drugs that do not contain drugs for athletes dealing with injuries or severe pain.
Fox News’ Paulina Dadaj and Ryan Guidos contributed to this report.