The Latest Ex-Player Rumored To Become An Announcer Is?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Of course it's Brett Favre! Well how about this for a day after retirement tidbit....people "in the know" are actually suggesting and/or implying that Brett Favre may make the jump to the broadcast booth today. From SBD via USA Today...

Favre “ranks higher than all but seven sportscasters in any sport” according to a poll by The Marketing Arm measuring attributes such as likeability and trustworthiness. While networks likely could offer Favre a variety of roles, a "studio gig, rather than working games, makes more sense.” However, the nets “wouldn’t elaborate Tuesday on plans to corral Favre.”

ESPN VP/Communications Mike Soltys: “We’re set in our rotation of talent. But when you have somebody of this magnitude, it’s something you have to consider.”

CBS Senior VP/Communications LeslieAnne Wade: “We have no plans for any new analysts.”

Fox Sports President Ed Goren: “He is a terrific personality, and any network would be lucky to have him.”

NFL Network Exec Producer Eric Weinberger: “Brett’s candid and off-the-cuff personality would provide great entertainment value.”

Fox’ Jay Glazer said that Favre was “great in production meetings.” Glazer: "Its something you’d pay the two-drink minimum to hear -- hilarious, honest. … ‘Brett Favre Unplugged' would be [a] great TV special.”
There's no arguing that Favre would be good on television. I guess the first comparison that comes to mind would be Troy Aikman, but his personality might make him immediately more likeable than Akiman. I think the best move would be for the NFL Network to drop Deion or Marshall and run with Favre, but I don't think he's looking for work anytime soon.

TV networks may not be able to pass on Favre (USA Today)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:02 PM

7 Comments:

Last night on PTI, Kornheiser said something along the lines of "My seat in the Monday Night Football booth just got a lot warmer and smaller, didn't it?"

Oh, you better believe it.

Shaggy said...
Mar 5, 2008, 1:31:00 PM  

ESPN and Fox can't hire him. He didn't play for the Cowboys

J.J. said...
Mar 5, 2008, 1:44:00 PM  

Last night on PTI, Kornheiser said something along the lines of "My seat in the Monday Night Football booth just got a lot warmer and smaller, didn't it?"

I'm guessing Emmitt's thinking the same thing.
Ha ha ha, see what I did there? Implying that dimbulb actually thinks. Dang, I cracks me up sometimes.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 1:48:00 PM  

Explain to me how Favre would be good? He's too soft spoken. All of his press conferences were barely louder than a whisper.

GMoney said...
Mar 5, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

I just hope hes real. and comfortable. real and comfortable.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 4:54:00 PM  

Not sure I'd be able to handle listening to his drawl for three hours. And he never seemed to be the type of guy who paid a whole lot of attention to strategy when playing, just kind of made it up as he went along. So how would that add much to my viewing experience? Or more appropriately, how would that be any different than most announcers?

JJ said...
Mar 5, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

I see NBC having a 3 man booth!

Anonymous said...
Mar 6, 2008, 1:12:00 PM  

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