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NFL Network “trying all the time” to get Brett Favre on the air

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If NFL Network had its druthers, viewers would see all Favre, all the time.

OK, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger told Richard Deitsch of TheMMQB.com that he’s always trying to lure Brett Favre off the tractor in Mississippi and into the TV studio, where NFL Network thinks Favre brings a great presence as an analyst.

I am trying all the time,” Weinberger said. “He likes his life, but we will always find ways to bring him on. . . . When it feels right for him, he will do it.”

It’s easy to see why Weinberger feels that way: Although Favre’s popularity took a hit in the last few years of his career, he remains one of America’s most famous former football players, and he’s also an engaging personality who knows the NFL well and can speak about it informatively without taking himself too seriously.

But Weinberger said that while he would welcome having Favre in a permanent capacity, “it’s not going to happen right now.”

So Favre won’t be on your TV much this season, no matter how hard NFL Network is trying.

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22 Responses to “NFL Network “trying all the time” to get Brett Favre on the air”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 29, 2013 4:57 PM

    I don’t think it would work out. You’d ask him one question and he’d ramble on for eight minutes.

  2. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 29, 2013 5:01 PM

    Give Jenn Sterger a job as a sideline reporter. That always works with ol Bert.

  3. onlythebest36 says: Aug 29, 2013 5:04 PM

    Kind of like his last few years of his career. Is he coming back or not. No thank you Brett.

  4. icdogg says: Aug 29, 2013 5:05 PM

    Get him a Tractor-Cam

  5. fishguy1812 says: Aug 29, 2013 5:08 PM

    As a slacker fan I think Rick is wrong. Put the ol hillbilly in the booth.

  6. schmitty2 says: Aug 29, 2013 5:10 PM

    Maybe Sapp can pick him up at the airport.

  7. vikingstillidie says: Aug 29, 2013 5:12 PM

    Everyone knows you have to send Ryan Longwell and Jared Allen to beg him and then he’ll cave in…
    NFL network just doesn’t get it smh

  8. bucrightoff says: Aug 29, 2013 5:24 PM

    Favre right now > Christian Ponder

  9. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 29, 2013 5:24 PM

    nfl network> nbc

  10. pongonfl says: Aug 29, 2013 5:39 PM

    Are we prepared to have him cry at the end of every segment? Although it would be cool when he wedgies one of the hosts…

  11. thingamajig says: Aug 29, 2013 5:45 PM

    Got to better than most of the so called/hard to understand analysis on NFL Network.

  12. SparkyGump says: Aug 29, 2013 5:48 PM

    Farve and Anthony Weiner can start their own online show. Call it Freak & Creep.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 29, 2013 5:52 PM

    Pretty sure every network would want Favre. He wasn’t only the best football player ever, he was also one of the smartest and funniest all time.

  14. thepvyharvin says: Aug 29, 2013 5:55 PM

    bucrightoff says:
    Aug 29, 2013 5:24 PM
    Favre right now > Christian Ponder
    ====================================
    I’m sure. I think if he got in shape and had a good team around him he would be better than most NFL qbs right now…

  15. unislaya says: Aug 29, 2013 5:59 PM

    I’d prefer Favre over that blasphemous murderer Ray Lewis – who is now responsible for me not watching ESPN

  16. bighurt228 says: Aug 29, 2013 6:47 PM

    Hope the network has a great retirement plan, cuz this dude retires quite a bit!!

  17. bighurt228 says: Aug 29, 2013 6:49 PM

    @unislaya
    It’s great to see another blogger boycott ESPN as I have. I stopped watching that network as soon as they hired that phony murderer !! Maybe when others catch on ESPN will get the message. ESPN the network that puts murderers in your living room !! With Hernandez doing segments from the Bristol county jail.

  18. germanstingray says: Aug 29, 2013 7:29 PM

    The major stumbling lock is Farve’s requirement that there be a spittoon on the anchor desk for his use.

  19. bamboozle99 says: Aug 29, 2013 7:37 PM

    Please don’t do it, I like watching that channel.

  20. irishstout says: Aug 29, 2013 7:52 PM

    Favre and the Packers are going to bury the hatchet, I don’t see why the rest of the league shouldn’t follow suit.

    The man’s a living legend and one of the best QBs to play the game. I may have been in favor of the move to Rodgers from the very beginning, but that doesn’t mean I don’t recognize the man’s accomplishments and value to the game.

    I’d love to see him be more involved with the NFL again in a different capacity.

  21. krazytrane says: Aug 30, 2013 1:49 AM

    This guy is a rambling idiot who needs to be loved. Not only will you not get straightforward analysis you will not hear any honesty for fear somebody will not like him (Favre may not even know what honesty means).

  22. dwhcic says: Aug 31, 2013 1:41 PM

    Toughest guy of all time. Hope he starts making some more appearances.

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