05.12.08 9 years ago 18 Comments

Awful Announcing picks up on some comments that the most surprising Super Bowl-winning coach ever, Barry Switzer, made to that supports the rumors that FOX is in contract talks with the recently maybe-retired-until-he's-not quarterback Brett Favre.

That’s why FOX included Switzer on its studio show last year, pairing him as a “Grumpy Old Man’’ with long-time friend/nemesis Jimmy Johnson. But Switzer told me 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 as we both attended OU’s 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!’’ 

That's some wonderful teevee right there. Two yuckfuck Southern QBs gabbing about the best way to sizzle possum on the sidelines. Favre could also give Cleatus, the FOX robot, with a gun to sling and provide endless speculation about un-retiring, much in the way Bill Cowher does on CBS. They could commit 10 minutes to segments with Frank Caliendo doing a turn as Madden begging Favre to come back. It'll be so spot-on!

Of course, should this go down, I think we can mark down Peter King making the jump from NBC before the ink is dry on the Favre contract. PK's pants, however, will never dry around his Bretty Boy.

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