On Saturday, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre embarked on a career that most have assumed he will eventually do on a full-time basis during football season: Talk about football on TV.
But according to an account of Brett’s performance as an analyst for the game between Southern Miss and Rice, Favre at least for now doesn’t have the chops to do the job.
Graham Watson of Yahoo! Sports’ Dr. Saturday blog writes that Favre flopped. Based on the introductory portion of the broadcast posted by Watson, Favre’s performance wasn’t horrible. But it wasn’t great, either, and it was a little disconcerting to hear a guy who was at ease under the toughest of on-field circumstances openly describe himself as nervous.
Brett could get better if he commits to preparing and working and learning how to resist the temptation to keep talking and talking and talking. And talking. The question is whether he’ll become quickly frustrated by something that clearly doesn’t come as easily and naturally as throwing a football.
Plus, at some point he’ll have to wear a tie, and it could be hard to find one that goes just right with his flip-flops.