Are You Ready For Another Brett Favre Sports Center Special?

Monday, August 04, 2008


I've been purposely trying to avoid everything Brett Favre but I can't seem to escape it. I said before that ESPN hasn't really had a choice to beat this story to death in the midst of a slow Summer, but they're doing yet another live Sports Center based today on Favre and Favre alone. If you're near a TV around 12:30, you might want to avoid ESPN....

ESPN will present a SportsCenter special today at 12:30 p .m. ET featuring live coverage of Brett Favre’s arrival at Green Bay Packers camp for a physical examination and a conditioning test all players must pass before they are placed on the 80-man active roster.

Co-hosts Chris McKendry and Robert Flores will be joined by Mike Golic and Marcellus Wiley for the one-hour special, with Ed Werder and Wendi Nix reporting from Green Bay.

Beyond coverage of Favre’s return to camp, McKendry and Flores will also present other breaking news in the world of sports, as they will do from noon-3 p.m. when SportsCenter goes live weekday mornings starting Monday, Aug. 11. Hannah Storm and Josh Elliott will anchor the 9 a.m.-noon portion of the new six-hour block of live weekday SportsCenters preceding McKendry and Flores.
Just wanted you to know in case you either A) Wanted to watch the "Brett Favre Weigh-in" or B) Wanted to avoid it entirely. I also want to say that I truly enjoy Wendi Nix on reports, but even she can tell she's worn out her welcome in Green Bay. You might want to get a few people into the rotation because we all know you're not leaving anytime soon.

(Via ESPN PR)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:36 AM

11 Comments:

I don't know if it can be any worse than Sunday morning's SportsCenter. Cindy "Just a Little Crush" Brunson was hyping the breaking news of Favre's (at the time alleged but still an obvious result) reinstatement like a new pope was named. Then they brought on the new NFC North blogger to talk about "what all the bloggers were saying" about the alleged blockbuster story.

They will have to learn most self-respecting bloggers are sleeping until noon on Sunday.

Hank said...
Aug 4, 2008, 10:23:00 AM  

This story is ten times more annoying than Spygate, Yankees/Red Sox, and the New York Giants combined.

GMoney said...
Aug 4, 2008, 10:39:00 AM  

Agreed, gmoney, and hank, "Just A Little Crush" for a home run is still better than "Using One Hand Well" for a one-handed dunk. Unless Stanley Pringle or Sherron Collins is involved.

Anonymous said...
Aug 4, 2008, 11:01:00 AM  

If she says "stick and stay" once more, my eyes will actually explode.

Anonymous said...
Aug 4, 2008, 11:36:00 AM  

4 "daddy i just wanna play, or not, no wait i wanna play"

kj said...
Aug 4, 2008, 11:39:00 AM  

Glad I'm working today.

Steve S. said...
Aug 4, 2008, 11:49:00 AM  

This story is so long and drawn out. Just let him play: http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/bring-back-brett-favre

Cheesey said...
Aug 4, 2008, 12:02:00 PM  

Anyone else find it ironic that ESPN.com's front page uses a headline that says "Yawn With the Show" while simultaneously airing ANOTHER Favre-centric SportsCenter special?

Steve said...
Aug 4, 2008, 12:39:00 PM  

Wow, surprised Jerry Jones let Ed Werder out of his sight.

Anonymous said...
Aug 4, 2008, 6:28:00 PM  

Nice Hall-of-Fame colored coat, Brett. Real subtle.

Jay said...
Aug 4, 2008, 8:06:00 PM  

I guess this was the perfect storm: slow sports time of year, the NFL, and a future hall of famer = a cloud of obnoxiousness we've never seen before.

Anyone who thinks that Favre is just a simple ole country boy who loves himself some wranglers and beer is simply ignorant.

He loves being the diva, and has done the whole retirement dance for years, then, when the Packers call him on it, he pouts like a fucking baby until he gets his way. I hope they sit his pathetic ass on the bench all season long.

Brian said...
Aug 5, 2008, 5:43:00 AM  

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