The most popular, albeit obvious, tongue-in-cheek response to the news of Brett Favre’s Second Annual Unretirement was that retired NBC analyst John Madden will now feel compelled to unretire, too.
As it turns out, he is. Sort of.
Madden will be back for another season of appearances on Sirius NFL Radio. Every Friday at 11:30 a.m. ET, the Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster, video-game tycoon, and noted hater of air travel (I resemble that remark) will visit with Adam Schein of The Sirius NFL Blitz.
(Barked Frank Caliendo in response to the news, with a arched eyebrows and a perpetual sneer, “That’s f–king great. Just as I was starting to nail my f–king impression of Jon F–king Gruden. F–k.”)
Madden will debut Thursday, September 10, given that it’s officially the first day of the regular season, an event that now gets the kind of treatment for which Madden lobbied years ago, when he suggested that the NFL should install bunting at all stadiums in Week One.
Meanwhile, the folks in Vegas have pegged the over/under on Brett Favre references during tomorrow’s segment at 14.