Brett Favre disputes report that he stunk up his MNF audition

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On Tuesday, the New York Post reported that Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre recently auditioned for the vacant analyst gig on Monday Night Football. Per the report, Favre bombed.

Favre disputed that account via Twitter, making the decision seem like his, not the network’s.

“Wanted to clear something up from today’s press on me & ESPN,” Favre said. “Truth is I had a good meeting about possibly joining the MNF crew. I was intrigued when they called yet not sure I want to pursue a broadcasting career right now. I wish them the best of luck and a great season.”

Favre took a test run at a broadcasting career seven years ago, calling a game between Rice and Southern Miss. It didn’t go well.

With Favre doing nothing to hone his skills since then, it’s no surprise that he wasn’t good enough to waltz right in, gold jacket over his shoulder, and take over one of the most significant gigs in sports broadcasting. It’s also no surprise that Favre would want the narrative to be something other than, “He just doesn’t have it.”

21 responses to “Brett Favre disputes report that he stunk up his MNF audition

  1. Here’s a thought. Why not leave the broadcasting to the people who actually went to college for 4 years of their life and earned a degree in the subject! Ex players taking too many jobs from qualified individuals who worked for an opportunity only to have some player with his brains beat to mush to get the gig

  2. I think he’d be terrific at the folksy humor aspect. But several years into his career he didn’t know that five DBs on the field was called a “nickle package”. How on Earth would he be competent at the technical aspect?

  3. With over probably “1000 concussions” he might well have not been great but personally, I would watch just to listen in to one of best ambassadors for football ever.

  4. Favre is about as man’s man as a guy can be. I would like enjoy to see him in the booth. How anyone would want to knock a guy who gutted it out as this guy did on the field is beyond me. Iron man in and out.

  5. Beloved athlete interviews for job. Nobody knows the real outcome other than it didn’t work out. Fans and media should be disappointed that the beloved athlete won’t be in the public eye and available for fans to appreciate. Instead the media and many fans wanted him to fail miserably, say that he did without really knowing anything and then belittle him with comments.

  6. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    April 18, 2018 at 11:02 am
    I think he’d be terrific at the folksy humor aspect. But several years into his career he didn’t know that five DBs on the field was called a “nickle package”. How on Earth would he be competent at the technical aspect?

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    That was a joke they like to tell from something that happened in 1993. It’s called self deprecating humor and it is intended to get a laugh.

  7. If he’s had “over a thousand” concussions, as he says, it’s probably best not to try out for a job that involves remembering lots of details- on live TV. Not belittling him, just stating a fact…

  8. Instead the media and many fans wanted him to fail miserably, say that he did without really knowing anything and then belittle him with comments.
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    Welcome to the internet. Where the cloak of anonanimity allows everyone to show the world who they truly are without fear of reprisal. It’s awesome.

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