Welcome back! This year is the 20-year anniversary of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl 31 victory over the Patriots in New Orleans. Packers quarterback Brett Favre threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score.
Reporter John Kucko is in Houston this week covering Super Bowl week. He joins us now with more on a Favre exhibit on display.
Yeah, great to be with you. You know on Saturday they have an NFL auction here at the convention center, and Brett Favre has given a lot of his memorabilia from his playing days to be auctioned off at this, and most of the proceeds will go to charities like St. Jude’s children’s hospital, wounded warriors project, among many others.
They have a little bit of everything from Brett’s playing days in Green Bay, and some with the Jets, Pro Bowl jersey’s that are signed, helmets, game-worn that are signed, awards that he has won during his career, it’s quite an eclectic mix of Brett Favre’s memorabilia that will be auctioned off on Saturday, a very big auction and again the NFL does this every year, Super Bowl week, it’s a big charitable deal, and pretty cool to see all that Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers memorabilia.
You know john, so many great memories for the Packers and their fans, that was the first of three Super Bowl’s that I was very fortunate to cover, down in New Orleans, my biggest memory, my favorite memory was Favre throwing that touchdown right away to Andre Rison early on, running off the field with his helmet off, so what do you remember about that game?
Well, just what you said, the youthful exuberance that Favre displayed in that particular moment is something that green bay fans will take from that game without question.
And I had interned with the Patriots in my college days so obviously, I followed the team closely and I will also remember how Bill Parcells kind of bailed on the team after that loss to Green Bay and he didn’t last long after that as he didn’t even fly home with the team.