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Brett Favre failed Monday Night Football audition

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/04/17/brett-favre-failed-monday-night-football-audition/

    ESPN wants to bring some sizzle back in Monday Night Football. With future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning not interested, how about another gold jacket-wearing quarterback with the kind of homespun charm that could bring a “turn out the lights” vibe back to the booth?

    Yes, Brett Favre scored an audition for the role of lead analyst at Monday Night Football. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, it didn’t go well, and Favre no longer is under consideration for the gig.

    He clearly was at least interested in the job; otherwise, Favre wouldn’t have traveled to Bristol for the screen test. As noted by Kyle Koster of TheBigLead.com, Favre’s history with Jenn Sterger would have made him a potentially curious choice for the job, possibly prompting the kind of pushback that may have forced ESPN to quickly pull the plug.

    Per Marchand, in-house candidates like Booger McFarland and Rex Ryan also will audition. With due respect to both of those guys, neither will come close to restoring the luster that the franchise has quickly lost given the recent departures of Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden.

    Here’s the bigger question for Bristol: Given the army of NFL analysts currently under contract, can’t ESPN find someone who’d be both competent and compelling in the Monday night booth? At some point, they should just press Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler into service, drop Joe Tessitore to the No. 1 college team, and be done with it.
     
  2. Gill Man

    Gill Man Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN Staff Member Moderator

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    Not the most dynamic speaker. Great player to watch in his day but not a guy anyone would associate with announcing. I never thought Romo would be great but he's a complete natural. They need more of those.
     
  3. captaind

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    Favre sounds too much like a country boy.

    I can barely tolerate Romo. I’ve had to mute the tv for the few games I’ve watched with him.
     
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  4. Gill Man

    Gill Man Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN Staff Member Moderator

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    to each his own. Most reviews of Romo have been really good, at least the ones I've seen. Didn't mind the games that I heard him on last year. Admittedly not many, I've started to withdraw from the NFL actually.......my interest has waned considerably since there is no longer a home team to cheer for. I think most San Diegans feel that way.......what's the point of cheering and getting all excited for a team that #1) left the city just for more $ #2) represents a completely different city and if they ever win THAT city not SD will celebrate and have the parade etc.?
    The San Diego Chargers are no more. They are history and that is it. The LA team is dead to me now, especially because of who the owner is and what he's done and represents. I actually hate that team now. But I've still got memories of the old SD version, particularly before the a hole Spanos family ruined everything and took ownership.
     

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