Not To Be Outdone NFL Network Schedules 30 Hours Of Favre

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


They were beaten to the story by every media outlet by about 4 hours (Schefter must have had the day off), but that's not going to stop the NFL Network from getting in on the Favre love. ESPN spent about 12 hours yesterday on the retirement of the Packer, but the NFL Network is going to take it just a step further. Who's ready for 30 hours of Brett?

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

* Noon ET - In Their Own Words: Brett Favre (60 minutes)
* 1 p.m. ET - Favre 4 Ever (60 minutes) - Brett Favre takes a first-person look at his NFL career
* 2 p.m. ET - America's Game: 1996 Packers (60 minutes in HD)
* 3 p.m. ET - In Their Own Words: Brett Favre (60 minutes)
* 4 p.m. ET - Packers Press Conference - LIVE
* 5 p.m. ET - Favre 4 Ever (60 minutes)
* 6 p.m. ET - Who Is... Brett Favre? (30 minutes)
* 8 p.m. ET - Super Bowl Classics: Super Bowl XXXI (Packers 35, Patriots 21) (3 hours)
* 12:30 a.m. ET - Super Bowl Classics: Super Bowl XXXI (Packers 35, Patriots 21) (3 hours)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

* 8 p.m. ET - NFL Classics: 2003 NFC Wild Card (Seahawks vs. Packers) (3 hours in HD)

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

* 8 p.m. ET - Favre 4 Ever (60 minutes)
* 9 p.m. ET - America's Game: 1996 Packers (60 minutes in HD)

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

* 8 p.m. ET - NFL Classics: Packers at Raiders on Monday Night Football (Favre throws for 399 yards and four TDs on 12/22/03) (2.5 hours)
* 10:30 PM ET - NFL Films Presents: Favre's Backups (30 minutes)

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

* 10:00 AM ET - NFL Films Presents: Favre's Backups (30 minutes)
* 1 p.m. ET - In Their Own Words: Brett Favre (60 minutes)
* 2 p.m. ET - Favre 4 Ever (60 minutes)
* 3 p.m. ET - America's Game: 1996 Packers (60 minutes in HD)
* 4 p.m. ET - NFL Classics: Packers at Raiders on Monday Night Football (12/22/03) (2.5 hours)
* 6:30 PM ET - NFL Films Presents: Favre's Backups (30 minutes)
* 8 p.m. ET - Super Bowl Classics: Super Bowl XXXI (Packers 35, Patriots 21) (3 hours)
That's right folks from now through Saturday you'll get wall to wall coverage of the passing, er retirement of Packers' QB Brett Favre. Not only that but they're repeating things about 20 times over that period.

FAVRE4EVAR!

NFL Network schedules 30 hours of Favre programming (JS Online)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:46 PM

15 Comments:

In the NFL Network's defense, what else are they going to show the first week of March? I guess the second week of March will be dedicated to Warren Sapp

This is why we don't need this network, and why I take cable's side in the fight.

J.J. said...
Mar 5, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

Dear God...

GMoney said...
Mar 5, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

Britney Spears coverage thinks this is oversaturation.

Kyle said...
Mar 5, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

I don't see the problem. So, they repeat old Favre stuff instead of repeating other old NFL Films stuff in their dead part of the year.

It's different with ESPN who spends the entire day with BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BRETT FAVRE DIED. HE WAS THE GREATEST QB EVER AND AN AMERICAN HERO x123423423231.

Leena said...
Mar 5, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

ESPN and the NFL in general is sickening. A few days before the Favre trade I had been watching a college basketball game on ESPN. The next morning when I turn on my TV, they're going to commercial with a teaser:

"Don't go away, there's a ton more NFL coverage to come!"

This in March with the NCAA Tournament looming, the NBA having its best regular season in recent memory and baseball season underway. Why not just say, "You're watching ESPN, the NFL's bitch."

Kyle said...
Mar 5, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

I bet you, bet you flat out, that when Tom Brady retires there won't be this much coverage. Same thing for Peyton Manning. Donovan McNabb, maybe (only half in jest).

J.J. said...
Mar 5, 2008, 4:19:00 PM  

What, no replay of the Super Bowl Brett lost? No replay of the INT he threw in the playoffs this last year on an endless loop?

What would Brett do, leave the NFL again?

JJ said...
Mar 5, 2008, 5:25:00 PM  

Wow jj, our names are close. I doubt that the "4th and 23" game will be there either. Or the first playoff game lost at Lambeau. I am a huge Brett Favre fan, and I lived in Hattiesburg and went to Southern Miss for a couple of years. And I think that this shit is out of hand.

J.J. said...
Mar 5, 2008, 6:58:00 PM  

Just turn the fucking thing off...better yet, throw your TV out the window, you'll be better off.

You can then steal the programming on the web.

They're getting really desperate for eyeballs...

At least there will never be another "he's, he's just like a little kid out there" uttered by the bloated tagteam of Madden and Berman.

Hwags said...
Mar 5, 2008, 7:21:00 PM  

The Total Access that was on from 7-8 last night was all Favre, and that's the one they replay this time of year, so you can add another 5 - 10 hours to that total.

jg said...
Mar 5, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

so can we get some stats on how much air princess di got? i want a side by side.

Paterno Lives! said...
Mar 5, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

j.j. it was 4th & 26th, sorry I'm a huge Eagles fan and I'm a stickler about these things.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

Schefter and NFL Network are on the West Coast. Schefter had been spending the week in the LA studio. The Network got spanked, but NFL.com made up for it by going overboard with every story they could find. There hasn't been a ball-washing like this since, well, never.

NFL Adam said...
Mar 5, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

I'm thrilled that Comcast put the Nuffle on a different tier. I don't have to worry about accidentally coming across all of this shit.

Bruce said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

wait a sec...so you're saying the nfl network started their favreathon on TUESDAY and AA didn't post this until YESTERDAY (wednesday). i missed a WHOLE DAY?!?! damn you AA!

-dan

-dan said...
Mar 6, 2008, 8:21:00 AM  

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