Brett Favre gets a broadcasting gig

AP

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.

34 responses to “Brett Favre gets a broadcasting gig

  1. Why do you still dislike Brett one of the great QBs of all time? Just because he didn’t know when to quit isn’t a bad thing. Alot of people what to keep doing what they love for as long they can.
    He never held a gun to some teams head to get them to sign him – they thought they had a better chance with him at QB – it’s the free enterprsie system. Give the guy a break!
    I’ll bet he’ll be very good in the booth if he real wants it.

  2. “After the way Favre’s final season went, Southern Mississippi is one of the few places where he’s still “a popular guy.”

    Wrong again, pal. Because of last season, Favre was finally popular again in Green Bay.

    The fact is that although many people take joy in bashing him for his waffling on retirement and Twittergate, he is one of the best, if not the best QB to ever play in the NFL.

  3. I don’t think this will lead to a bigger gig unless he proves to be good at it which I sort of doubt [if you have seen Something About Mary you will know what I mean]. Just because he is a big name doesn’t guarantee you a spot in a big time broadcasting booth. Joe Montana wasn’t able to make the conversion and he was just as if not more popular.

    I wish him the best of luck. I don’t harbor any hard feelings anymore for him going to Minnesota. For the so called “Packer Fans” who turned on the Packers and bought purple jerseys, that is different. They don’t get to enjoy run this current team is on. They didn’t want it so they don’t get to come back and enjoy it.

  4. Until he retires at halftime. Then unretires and goes to the other teams broadcast booth for the third quarter.

  5. thephantomstranger says:
    Sep 23, 2011 1:01 PM
    After listening to his press conferences, I’d say his biggest issue will be cutting his comments on the action down to 10 seconds rather than his usual 8-minute ramblings.

    ______

    How quickly you turn on your QB savior. Your much happier with DMC, eh?

  6. At least when the booth draws penises on the field when analyzing a play… you’ll know who it was, for one week.

  7. “…was one of the most popular figures in football”?

    Maybe you want to put Favre in a room with any other football player, active or retired, and see where the reporters and fans congregate.

    Get real.

  8. That’s Saints country, I’m sure they love him down there, as he essentially punched New Orleans’ ticket to Super Bowl 44.

    …just like he did with the Giants in ’07.

  9. beedubyatoo says:
    Sep 23, 2011 1:56 PM
    “After the way Favre’s final season went, Southern Mississippi is one of the few places where he’s still “a popular guy.”

    Wrong again, pal. Because of last season, Favre was finally popular again in Green Bay.

    The fact is that although many people take joy in bashing him for his waffling on retirement and Twittergate, he is one of the best, if not the best QB to ever play in the NFL.

    —————–

    Was he a good qb? Yes. Was he one of the best if not the best QB in the NFL, hahahahahahahahaha seriously?

  10. The most vomit-inducing aspect of this will be when we read Peter King’s column on Monday, where he will undoubtedly call him the greatest colour commentator who ever set foot in a broadcast booth.

    Combine that with a likely Ed Werder feature where he will document every, single, move, Favre (Fav-rruhh?) makes between now and the end of that game.

    “And during half-time Brett went to the bathroom, but we’re not really sure what he did.”

    That’s the part that will be the worst. Listening to the fawning by PK and Werder…….

  11. As far as I’m concerned, he’s still one of the most popular figures in football. The guy was a legend on the football field. I do a fairly good job of ignoring the media when they drag people’s personal lives through the mud and in front of the general public over…and over…and over.

  12. richm2256 says:
    Sep 23, 2011 1:16 PM
    Doesn’t he have a tractor somewhere he should be riding?

    GO AWAY, BRETT.

    Yeah, how dare he want to still be involved with the sport that he’s played for 20 years and not have to actually be on the fault?

    HOW DARE YOU BRETT. HOW DARE YOU DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.

  13. “Getting into the broadcast booth may be an attempt by Favre to do a little bit of image rehabilitation

    or maybe he just thought it’d be fun to talk about football and be part of a game at his alma mater

  14. Great. Now we get to hear him talk about himself for two hours instead of 10 minutes. Count how many times he uses the words “I” or “I’m” or “myself”.

  15. Brett may actually be pretty good in the broadcast booth as long as he stays seated …..

    Everyone pretty much knows that Ol’ Brett can’t walk & talk (intelligently) at the same time …..

  16. tombradysponytail says:
    Sep 23, 2011 2:06 PM
    thephantomstranger says:
    Sep 23, 2011 1:01 PM
    After listening to his press conferences, I’d say his biggest issue will be cutting his comments on the action down to 10 seconds rather than his usual 8-minute ramblings.

    ______

    How quickly you turn on your QB savior. Your much happier with DMC, eh?
    __________

    I’m not sure my witty comment can be construed as “turning on” him, but it’s funny that a Packer fan would criticize someone for turning on Favre!

  17. He has signed a contract.Under no circumstances is he allowed to operate one of the cameras.

    Here is how I imagine a call during a game
    Favre : “Well it is OT and MY Golden Eagles can wrap the game up against the Owls. Say do you know how many licks it takes to get to the center of an owls cheerleader ? Don’t worry after the game I’ll make a few calls and find out Anyways here we go after the CBS ad time out.
    Austin Davis goes back to pass he has 2 wide open receivers in the end zone Throw into triple coverage like I taught you Austin. Awwww shucks interception.”

    No more sound as Brint chokes and throws his microphone to a Rice Commentator.

  18. He was “once” one of the most popular figures in football says the website that still posts any and every Favre related story…

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