On the occasion of Brett Favre's retirement, Peter King examined the question of the quarterback's legacy (PLAYERS, Feb. 23). The Green Bay Packers have 21 players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame but have only honored five with retired numbers on the north facade of Lambeau Field—Tony Canadeo, Don Hutson, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke and Reggie White. The team has said it will be adding number 4, Brett Favre. That should tell you Favre's legacy is safe.
Gerald Guindon, Escanaba, Mich.
Early by 331½ Years
I am writing in response to Penny Ward Moser's article A Fan for the Ages in your Sept. 9, 1987, issue. Yes, 1987. The article stated that at the pace fans were moving up the waiting list for Washington Redskins season tickets, a new prospective buyer would have to wait 353 years to get to the head of the line—which prompted me to put my name on the list. Well, I just got a letter in a burgundy envelope with a big bold CONGRATULATIONS on the front in yellow. My name reached the top in only 21½ years.
At the time that I read Moser's article, I was single and 25 years old, had no children or money to buy even one ticket to a Redskins game, and I was living in Cincinnati. But I figured that by the time my name got to the top of the list, I'd be back home in Maryland (I am) and I'd have a family (I do) and I'd have the money to buy season tickets (therein lies the rub).
I suppose I could go ahead and buy the tickets and worry later about paying for a new water heater, the kids' braces and a replacement for the minivan that we bought when I was 12,063rd on the waiting list. But then the tickets would probably just become another thing for the divorce attorneys to split up.
It's a tough call—I'm still not sure what I'll do, and I have until the end of the month to decide—but it could be worse. At least I'm not a Dallas Cowboys fan who will have to pay for a personal seat license knowing the team probably won't win another playoff game for, I don't know, 21½ years.
Larry Shaughnessy, Germantown, Md.
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