Brett Favre is going to the Super Bowl…as a television personality. The man who led the Vikings to the cusp of the big game in 2009 only to fall one ill-advised across-the-body pass short will join NFL Network’s coverage team in New Orleans on Sunday. This will be Favre’s first high-profile media gig since retiring at the end of the 2010 season. Unless you count his work calling a college game. Which I don’t.
Yes, Brett Favre is in New Orleans again. Oh the memories will be flowing hot and heavy. The memories of being cheap-shotted by the Saints. And having all his teammates turn into fumble-bunnies in the second half. And then 12 men in the huddle and that terrible pass. And watching helpless as the Saints won the game via overtime field goal.
It will be a bittersweet day for old Brett. On the one hand, all those bad memories coming back. On the other hand, the chance to be in the spotlight again. And money. Lots and lots of money.
The money makes the bad memories easier to stomach.