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Brett Favre to join NFL Network for Super Bowl


Brett Favre is coming back.

To television. The Associated Press reports that Favre will be part of the NFL Network team providing 10-plus hours of coverage from New Orleans on Super Bowl Sunday. We haven’t heard much from Favre since the Saints bounty allegations first broke, a long stretch without a player who had been a constant part of the football world for the previous two decades.

Favre will be returning to the town and stadium where the Saints beat him in the NFC Championship Game that became a centerpiece of that bounty investigation. It’s also where he and the Packers won Super Bowl XXXI, so there’s a variety of memories of New Orleans for Favre to draw on during his television appearance.

In an email to AP, Favre wrote that he doesn’t miss the “grind and stress of day-to-day football, but I do miss my teammates and coaches.” He also said he’s looking forward to reconnecting with NFL fans and offered no word on whether he’s interested in a more regular television gig.

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23 Responses to “Brett Favre to join NFL Network for Super Bowl”
  1. salutethis says: Jan 30, 2013 1:54 PM

    Oh no….not again…..

  2. nineroutsider says: Jan 30, 2013 1:58 PM

    I hope they invite Eli too so that NY feels relevant; they’ve been off for a month now and have finished their mock draft boards and eagerly await free agency. They certainly feel left out and their fans are most upset about it, quite bitter in fact, most be a tough winter out there too to top it all off.

    Relax, September is right around the corner NY. Don’t fret about your aging defense, enjoy the off season and try to lighten up a little.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 30, 2013 1:59 PM

    Favre will be genius in the booth. The way he was on the field.

  4. nepo784 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:04 PM

    That’s about as funny as a screen door on a battleship….

  5. rsjem1979 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:08 PM

    How sad do you have to be as a 49ers fan that during Super Bowl week you’re focused on the Giants?

  6. shaggytoodle says: Jan 30, 2013 2:11 PM

    When he goes to toss it back to Rich, Mooch and Dieon its will be picked off.

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:13 PM

    He just might be the next Sean Salisbury.

  8. farmmbig says: Jan 30, 2013 2:13 PM

    Will Jenn Sterger be on-set too?..

    Now THAT would be must see TV.

  9. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jan 30, 2013 2:16 PM


    Your joke is about as funny as a screen door on a submarine 😉

  10. purplekoolaid1 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:18 PM

    He is doing this in hopes that all the active QB’s of one of the teams are going to go down and he will come to save the day!

  11. mthoover says: Jan 30, 2013 2:24 PM

    Cool photo of Favre coaching high school ball – I’ve never seen that.

    I know I’m in the minority, but I miss Favre. I just liked the way the guy played a heck of a lot, and I missed his southern demeanor.

  12. Ponder This says: Jan 30, 2013 2:24 PM

    He’ll be great on TV with those rambling four-minute answers to questions.

  13. garyman1 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:25 PM

    I’ll be curious what ole Brett has to say… just as long at it’s not 30 minutes of him talking about mowing his lawn. By the way, he could STILL play QB for Cleveland and Arizona right now.

  14. freepretzels says: Jan 30, 2013 2:29 PM

    I miss him. The last old-school QB in the NFL, and double tough.

  15. randallflagg52 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    I’m looking forward to this. At the absolute least he can’t be worse than Tomlinson. That guy is Emmit Smith 2.0, horrible grammar and everything.

  16. pickensclause says: Jan 30, 2013 3:24 PM

    I can’t believe I am saying this- It’s actually refreshing to see a Brett Favre story. I wonder how they were able to squeeze it in with all the Ray Lewis coverage?

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 30, 2013 3:28 PM

    Brett’s been busy these past couple years hunting bucks down in Missouri. Then he scrapes the antlers and ships it to veteran players around the league. Heck of a business, he’s earning NFL starter wages off it.

  18. Frazier28/7 says: Jan 30, 2013 6:48 PM

    Will always appreciate his time as a Viking, too bad he spent so many years in that other organization that completely hates the man now.

    You’ll always be welcome in Minnesota Brett!

  19. purplepunisher says: Jan 30, 2013 7:46 PM

    This dude is cool, would love for him to be a regular in the boith!

  20. Wisconsin77 says: Jan 30, 2013 8:57 PM

    mthoover says: Jan 30, 2013 2:24 PM
    Cool photo of Favre coaching high school ball – I’ve never seen that.
    I know I’m in the minority, but I miss Favre. I just liked the way the guy played a heck of a lot, and I missed his southern demeanor.

    Trust me, you are not in the minority, not even close. Don’t confuse the message board blowhards as the majority consensus of your average NFL fan.

  21. hpeters77 says: Jan 30, 2013 9:16 PM

    Last time Favre was in front a camera he was taking pics, oh never mind hope he contains himself this time

  22. Sometimes Interesting says: Jan 31, 2013 1:39 AM

    The NFL misses Favre.

  23. dcowboy4life says: Jan 31, 2013 8:49 AM

    Just when I thought it would be a nice game to watch….they bring in big mouth, whiny tail Farve! Ugh!

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