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NFL notebook: Favre inducted into Packers Hall of Fame


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Quarterback Brett Favre was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and had his No. 4 retired on Saturday in the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, Wis.

The 45-year-old Favre played for the Packers from 1992-2007 and led Green Bay to a 35-21 victory over the New England in Super Bowl XXXI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans at the end of the 1996 season.

Favre also played for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), New York (2008) and Minnesota Vikings (2009-2010).

“When you look back and talk about my career, it will be from a Packers standpoint,” said Favre, who was selected the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1995, 1996 and 1997, and was selected to 11 Pro Bowls.

“You almost forget that I played for other teams.”

Favre holds NFL records for passing yards (71,838), passes attempted (10,169), pass completions (6,300), interceptions (336), starts (298) and victories as a starting quarterback (186).

—Angels Stadium doesn’t appear to be an option to serve as temporary host for an NFL team in Los Angeles.

According to the Orange County Register, Angels officials said that scheduling conflicts between Major League Baseball games and NFL contests in September and October make it unlikely that they will submit a proposal to the NFL for the Anaheim, Calif., stadium to be a temporary home to a relocating team.

Angels Stadium was home to the Los Angeles Rams from 1980 to 1994 when they moved to St. Louis.

Earlier this month, the Rose Bowl stadium operations team unanimously voted to block any short-term rental by NFL teams looking to relocate to Los Angeles in 2016.

If Angels Stadium is out, that leaves the Los Angeles Coliseum and Dodger Stadium as the best options for teams who could play in Los Angeles next season if their own market fails to produce a viable stadium option.

The candidates include the St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers. All three franchises are seeking stadium solutions in their current home market.

NFL owners added a special meeting set for Aug. 11 in Chicago to discuss potential plans for relocating a team or teams to Los Angeles in 2016.

—Legendary Buffalo Bills radio broadcaster Van Miller, who provided play-by-play in five different decades, died Friday. He was 87.

Miller served as the “Voice of the Bills” from the team’s inception in 1960 through 1970, and again from 1978 through 2003 during his 37-year career broadcasting for the Bills.

Miller called 605 games, including the Bills’ four straight Super Bowl appearances from 1990 through 1993.

“On behalf of Terry and Kim Pegula and everyone at One Bills Drive, we are all deeply saddened with the news of the passing of Van Miller,” Bills president Russ Brandon said in a statement Saturday. “As the ‘Voice of the Bills,’ Van’s historic radio calls of Bills games over the years will forever resonate with our fans. His Hall of Fame and Wall of Fame talent was overshadowed only by his engaging personality, his witty sense of humor and his love for the Bills.”

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