Brett Favre made his broadcast television debut Saturday, when his alma mater, Southern Mississippi, took on Rice. As a color analyst for Comcast Sports Southeast, Favre started out the telecast admittedly nervous before settling down. The beginning was shaky, as Favre had a difficult time putting together complete sentences and using “uh” on a couple occasions. And you better believe the blogosphere is having fun with Favre’s miscues.
According to the Hattiesburg American, which submitted a thorough review of the future Hall of Famer’s performance, Favre relayed his football knowledge effectively to the audience, pointing out mistakes in the defensive secondary and critiquing receivers’ patterns.
The newspaper also said that the telecast featured “as many questions and answers as give and take” between CSS play-by-play man Mike Morgan and Favre. But that’s most likely a byproduct of Favre’s lack of experience.
As he improves his TV skills, Favre no doubt will be a candidate to graduate from broadcasting Conference USA tilts. ESPN, FOX and CBS could be after him for their NFL coverage – more for his name than what he says through his Southern drawl.
Click below for his debut. We’re sure that he will end up being fine on TV, but it’s surprising that a man who has been painted as a narcissist – both at press conferences and, well, in general – had butterflies when the camera was pointed at him.