Brett Favre Is Poised To Replace Emmitt Smith At ESPN, And Become Football's Version Of Joe Morgan.
While Emmitt certainly had his faults and wasn't the best public speaker in the world, at least he was entertaining. Favre, on the other hand, seems like he would be much like the Joe Morgan of NFL commentating.
Morgan, before being canned, was known to make up stories, embellish personal accomplishments, and somehow redirect every conversation into one about how he was the best second baseman ever.
Is it just me, or does it seem like Favre would be nothing more than the football version? His "to retire or not to retire" yearly shenanigans reek of selfishness and an insufferably enormous ego, and his interaction with teammates in the past few years has only served to reinforce that.
The only thing worse than this would be if he were hired by NBC to work with John Madden. There would be silence during the game, because Madden would be too busy showing Brett a good time, if you know what I mean. On second thought, as long as they didn't show them on camera, maybe the silence would be an improvement over Madden's regular nonsensical drivel.
We certainly wish Brett the best of luck in his future endeavors, and I am personally ecstatic at the fact that his yearly game of cat and mouse seems to have come to a permanent end. I'm just hoping that he's better in the booth than he is at his press conferences.
Brett Favre preparing to enter the world of broadcasting [USA Today] via [Shutdown Corner]