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