From 1987-1991, Brett Favre was enrolled in the University of Southern Mississippi. While enrolled, he set several school records, including most completions, most total yards, and most touchdowns.
On Saturday, the University of Southern Mississippi decided to honor Favre, despite the on-goings in his personal life, by retiring his number four jersey.
“We wanted to show Brett the respect he deserves,” said Southern Miss President Martha Saunders. “He’s had some difficulties of late, and we wanted to remind the student body about what he accomplished during his time year by retiring his jersey.”
Unfortunately, Favre’s jersey was not retired during the loss to Tulsa on Saturday. Right before the announcement was to be made, the jersey approached midfield with microphone in hand.
“This has been a very difficult decision,” said Favre’s jersey, “but I’ve decided to come back for one more year.”
And so, despite attempts from fans and university officials to convince the jersey that it has already served its purpose and should “move on,” the jersey will continue to be eligible for another season. Although, few members of the football team wish to don the jersey, rumored to curse whoever wears it with “interceptions, a sore shoulder, and a strong desire to flash [Southern Miss] trainers.”