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Brett Favre gets a broadcasting gig

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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.

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34 Responses to “Brett Favre gets a broadcasting gig”
  1. 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.

  2. philyeagles5 says: Sep 23, 2011 1:04 PM

    wouldnt be shocked if this was put on ESPN just cause Favre.

  3. richm2256 says: Sep 23, 2011 1:16 PM

    Doesn’t he have a tractor somewhere he should be riding?

    GO AWAY, BRETT.

  4. derekjetersmansion says: Sep 23, 2011 1:21 PM

    @ philyeagles5

    It’s definitely an audition for a higher-profile gig.

  5. staffordsyear says: Sep 23, 2011 1:25 PM

    Yeah,i got a feeling hes not gonna be very good at this.

  6. hkirch says: Sep 23, 2011 1:42 PM

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. buckybadger says: Sep 23, 2011 1:58 PM

    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.

  9. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 23, 2011 2:01 PM

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

  10. 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?

  11. tiffpats4eva says: Sep 23, 2011 2:10 PM

    Ugh!

  12. samyooehl says: Sep 23, 2011 2:11 PM

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

  13. colinsnooks says: Sep 23, 2011 2:11 PM

    I love this.

  14. favreforever says: Sep 23, 2011 2:13 PM

    “…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.

  15. Derty Ernie says: Sep 23, 2011 2:13 PM

    Maybe he will be good at it? Not!

  16. heyguru1969 says: Sep 23, 2011 2:20 PM

    This should open the way to meet tons of new sideline reporter: “Say hello to my LITTLE FRIEND!”

  17. gregjennings85 says: Sep 23, 2011 2:28 PM

    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.

  18. bucfansouthtampa says: Sep 23, 2011 2:33 PM

    First time he says “Debacled” or “Blowed-up”, Im good.

  19. yessams says: Sep 23, 2011 2:46 PM

    Does he know he is not supposed to fart on TV?

  20. jnks10 says: Sep 23, 2011 2:49 PM

    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?

  21. krashie21 says: Sep 23, 2011 2:51 PM

    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…….

  22. mightyleemoon says: Sep 23, 2011 3:01 PM

    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.

  23. mvp43 says: Sep 23, 2011 3:04 PM

    Yawn…….

  24. rcunningham says: Sep 23, 2011 3:06 PM

    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.

  25. tomcan8 says: Sep 23, 2011 3:11 PM

    Wrangler ads just weren’t cuttin it for him I guess

  26. johnnyoclock says: Sep 23, 2011 3:12 PM

    “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

  27. rdrs68 says: Sep 23, 2011 3:33 PM

    any chance he will be showing off his photo skills?

  28. slick3 says: Sep 23, 2011 3:50 PM

    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”.

  29. citiciti says: Sep 23, 2011 4:16 PM

    Brett says “Look at ME ME ME!”what a tool.

  30. kd75 says: Sep 23, 2011 4:47 PM

    Just keep Brett away from the sideline reporters and/or cheerleaders and this will go just fine.

  31. woodyg says: Sep 23, 2011 5:14 PM

    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 …..

  32. thephantomstranger says: Sep 23, 2011 5:38 PM

    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!

  33. minnysoda says: Sep 24, 2011 12:33 AM

    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.

  34. theytukrjobs says: Sep 24, 2011 12:04 PM

    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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