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Favre to FOX?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Heatherthepackgirl, May 12, 2008.

  1. Heatherthepackgirl

    Heatherthepackgirl Cheesehead

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    By Todd Korth
    packrepted@aol.com
    Posted May 11, 2008


    Our friends at the RanchReport.com recently met with former Cowboys coach Barry Switzer, who may have revealed Brett Favre's football plans for this fall.

    It appears that former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre may be on a televsion set on game days this fall instead of the field. Former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer recently indicated as much to RanchReport.com's Mike Fisher.

    Switzer was on FOX's studio show last year, pairing him as a "Grumpy Old Man" with longtime friend/nemesis Jimmy Johnson. But Switzer told Fisher on Friday that while the network is still negotiating with him about a role, FOX may replace him on its totem pole with another legendary name.

    "Well, they’re talking to Favre," said Switzer at Oklahoma University Honorary Degree luncheon on the school’s campus. "I still think they want me involved in some way. But with Brett. ... they might pair him in a segment with (Terry) Bradshaw, I don’t know. ... It’s a lot of fun for me, but there’s only so much time (available) on that show. And, hey, he’s Brett Favre!"

    Since officially announcing his retirement, Favre has indirectly indicated that he may consider returning to play football. He has always downplayed any future role in television after his football career, but that may soon change for the future Hall of Famer.

    Stay tuned!
     
  2. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Well that could explain his whole dancing around the "returning to football role"... maybe it is in a different capacity but still "seeing action" on Sundays.. with the rest of the week to due as he may.. but at this point, because it is being negotiated he can't address it as these are my plans because they might devalue any package Fox or another network might offer.

    Okay maybe to much coffee this morning .. :lol:
     
  3. NodakPaul

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    Could be interesting. His personality doesn't really fit the TV analyst or commentator role IMHO (a compliment to Fav-re). But no matter what he would still be an upgrade over some of the people out there...
     
  4. Zombieslayer

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    You all know I strongly believe Favre is the best QB to ever play the game.

    However, I think he'd be a lousy commentator. Doesn't have the voice and smoothness (and b.s.) to be one.
     
  5. Heatherthepackgirl

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    I for one would love Favre to be a commentator, at least we still would all see him, and it would still be involving football. That would be great.

    But I also IMO dont think he would make a great one, hes to honest of a guy to doing that way to humble.
     
  6. Packnic

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    i dont think hes gonna be doing announcing anyway. so he wont need a smooth voice. and as far as BS... if you dont think he has the ability to BS, youve never seen him give an interview.

    if anything he will be on set with Terry Jimmy and Howie. and he wont have to say much... they will just ask him questions. and expect a few color comments during halftime highlights.

    eh whatever.
     
  7. pack_in_black

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    Anyone is better than Shannon Sharpe or Emmit. (I realize neither are on FOX, but whatev)
     
  8. ElleBlue

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    Favre's voice and accent are smooooooooth as a baby's bottom. 8)
     
  9. tromadz

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    Here she goes again.

    Don't make me get out the hose.
     
  10. Tiger

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    you got blowed up! :D
     
  11. NodakPaul

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    LOL.

    For the record, Bryant Gumble (a.k.a. Kermit the Frog) was pretty hard to listen to on NFLN too.
     
  12. tromadz

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    I don't see Favre criticizing anybody ever though.
     
  13. mkapp

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    they should pair him up with John Madden - it was meant to be
     
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    They got Debacled by the Patriots!
     
  15. PackinSteel

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    He can just man the "Weekly Favre Tribute" desk - We all know we'll miss them prior to any of the more recent game he's played in so why not have the man himself edit the spot and maybe even narrate it??
     
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    I can see Terry Bradshaw and Favre cutting up......that would be ""Fun-KNEEE!!!"
     
  18. ElleBlue

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    Don't hate!

    Just because you have got the Chicaaaaaaago twang, don't you be hatin' on me for diggin' Favre's nice Bayou accent!
     
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  20. ElleBlue

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    :lol: Luvit!
     
  21. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Quite the list of Celebs golfing in Tahoe.. List & Details.......


    At Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

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  22. wpr

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    That is exactly what I was thinking. :p
     
  23. wpr

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    Hey Ellie, I was going to check and see if you needed a drool towel or not. No hate just wanting to help out if we can. :lol:
     
  24. tromadz

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    Yeah, I'll get the mop bucket.
     
  25. IronMan

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    Couldn't help but notice that there are several NFL players here listed as former All-Pros, that never were selected All-Pro. Trent Dilfer? Chris Chandler? Vinnie Testeverde?
     

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