With the regular season schedule release in the rearview mirror, football fans have mostly shifted their focus to next week's NFL Draft. However, there also remains some relevant league news and discussions related to Brett Favre on the Green Bay Packers.
Even though the Chicago Bears aren't expected to field a particularly competitive team, the longstanding rivalry continues to generate significant interest. Forbes says the cheapest seats to Week 12's tilt at Lambeau Field will set fans back $393.
This piece by a handsome and criminally underappreciated sportswriter makes an excellent point. It was only a year ago that Favre reportedly axed a Lambeau Field return over concerns of being booed by the Green Bay faithful. Now, he's going to appear for his number retirement before a primetime national audience on the holiday most associated with football.
Many of the names included will be familiar to APC readers who've kept up with our mock draft coverage. Others, like Utah's Eric Rowe and Connecticut's Byron Jones, are less familiar. Perhaps the strangest inclusion on the list is Dorial Green-Beckham, the uber talented but troubled wideout who spent time at Missouri and Oklahoma.
Why a link to a Greg Hardy article? Two reasons. First, how the league approaches domestic violence cases in the post-Ray Rice/Adrian Peterson landscape could affect the Packers should one of their players involve themselves in a similar situation. Second (though less important) even if Hardy's 10-game suspension holds up, he would still be able to return in time for the Cowboys' Week 14 trip to Lambeau Field.