Legendary quarterback Brett Favre is being inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 18, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and NFL Network will be on hand to cover the event. (According to the Packers’ website, the induction is a private ceremony taking place in the Lambeau Field Atrium, and it will be aired on “TundraVision” for the fans in the seating bowl; not sure if NFL Network will be airing what the fans see, or if the network has direct access to the ceremony.)
Leading up to the induction itself at 9pm ET, NFL Network will feature several hours of Favre-related programming, so you’ll (almost) be seeing more of No. 4 than even Jenn Sterger has. Included in the day of programming will be some of Brett Favre’s classic games as Packers QB, including his win in Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots, and the famous 2003 Monday night game against the Raiders following the death of his father, where Favre dominated.
NFL Network Coverage of Brett Favre Induction Into Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame — Saturday, July 18 (All Times ET; Descriptions from NFL Network)
9am: Top 10: “Top 10 Green Bay Packers” — Who are the greatest Packer players of all-time? And you can only pick 10. For a franchise with 21 Hall of Famers and 13 world championships, this list is bound to spark controversy.
10am: Top 10: “Top 10 Brett Favre Games” — Throughout his record-setting career, Brett Favre has created more memorable moments than most players in NFL history. Here is a countdown of the legendary quarterback’s 10 greatest games.
11am: NFL Classic Games: “Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders (12/22/2003)” — Playing with a heavy heart following the death of his father Irvin, Brett Favre completed 22 of 30 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers dominated the Raiders 41-7 on Monday Night Football. Favre set a Packers record recording a 154.9 quarterback rating in the victory.
1:30pm: Sound FX: “Brett Favre” — On-field sights and sounds of Brett Favre’s memorable NFL career.
2pm: Super Bowl Classics: “Super Bowl XXXI: New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers” — Desmond Howard returned a kickoff 99 yards and quarterback Brett Favre passed for 2 touchdowns as the Packers defeated the Patriots 35-21 to win their first Super Bowl in twenty-nine years.
5pm: America’s Game: “1996 Green Bay Packers” — Re-live the story of the 1996 Packers through the eyes of Desmond Howard, Mike Holmgren, and Brett Favre. Narrated by Kevin Bacon.
6pm: Film Session: “Brett Favre 4-Ever” — The complete story of a football legend, an extensive, emotional interview with Brett Favre as he discusses all the highs and lows of a remarkable, record-breaking career. Narrated by Billy Bob Thornton.
7pm: Top 10: “Top 10 Brett Favre Games” — A countdown of the legendary quarterback’s 10 greatest games.
8pm: NFL Total Access: “Brett Favre Packers Hall of Fame” — NFL Network’s nightly flagship program has all the coverage from Green Bay, WI, as former Packers quarterback Brett Favre is inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.
9pm: Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony — Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre makes his return to Green Bay for his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the retirement of his jersey #4.
11pm: NFL Total Access: “Brett Favre Packers Hall of Fame”
Brett Favre’s Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony will also be aired on the Packers TV Network, and will be live-streamed on packers.com.