Now that Brett Favre is retired (we think), he’s looking for something to fill his fall weekends. And for at least one weekend, he’s found something.
Favre’s alma mater, Southern Mississippi, has announced that he will be the color commentator for the CSS broadcast of the school’s October 1 game against Rice.
“I’m excited to be back at Southern Miss with the Golden Eagles,” Favre said in a statement. “I’m not committing to a new career in broadcasting, but just wanted to support Southern Miss and check out the view from the press box. It should be fun and I hope the fans enjoy it.”
Martha D. Saunders, the president of Southern Mississippi, said the school is excited to have Favre back.
“This is a great opportunity for Southern Miss to welcome back one of its favorite sons,” Saunders said. “Brett is a popular guy at our university. I know our students and alumni will enjoy having him associated with this game.”
After the way Favre’s final season went, Southern Mississippi is one of the few places where he’s still “a popular guy.” Getting into the broadcast booth may be an attempt by Favre to do a little bit of image rehabilitation, and remind people that there was a time when he was one of the most popular figures in football.