Favre back in the game -- as an NFL Network analyst

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: January 30, 2013 - 11:34 PM

Oak Grove assistant coach Brett Favre expresses his emotion after a failed third down pass as they took on Sumrall during a high school football game in Hattiesburg Miss., Friday Aug. 17, 2012.

Photo: Ryan Moore, Associated Press

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

NEW ORLEANS - Retired three-time MVP Brett Favre will join the NFL Network's crew for daylong coverage of Sunday's Super Bowl.

Favre hasn't been heard from much since retiring after the 2010 season with the Vikings. He returns to the city where he led the Green Bay Packers to a 35-21 victory over New England in the 1997 Super Bowl. It's also where he and the Vikings lost the NFC Championship Game to the Saints three years ago.

"I don't miss the grind and stress of day-to-day football, but I do miss my teammates and coaches," Favre said in an e-mail to the Associated Press.

He chose to appear on "NFL GameDay Morning" because he could work with friends such as Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders and Warren Sapp, and because the game is in New Orleans. Favre will join host Rich Eisen as well as former players on the show.

Asked if more announcing is ahead, Favre said: "I don't see it anytime soon but that interest may change in the future."

Culliver apologizes

San Francisco cornerback Chris Culliver apologized for anti-gay remarks he made during a media day interview a day earlier.

"Those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart," he said in a statement released by the team. "It has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly. Further, I apologize to those who I have hurt and offended, and I pledge to learn and grow from this."

During an interview Tuesday, Culliver responded to questions from comedian Artie Lange by saying he wouldn't welcome a gay player in the locker room. He also said the 49ers didn't have any homosexual players and, if they did, those players should leave.

Boger selected as ref

The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which advocates the hiring of minorities for NFL coaching and front-office positions, applauded the league for picking Jerome Boger as the second African-American referee to officiate the Super Bowl.

"Boger is one of the most respected officials in the NFL," said John Wooten, chairman of the alliance.

Boger entered the league in 2004 as a line judge and was promoted to referee in 2006.


  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


Fla Southern 2 FINAL
Detroit 12
Miami 7
Toronto 114 FINAL
Philadelphia 103
Golden State 108 FINAL
Brooklyn 110
Phoenix 98 FINAL
Miami 115
LA Clippers 110 FINAL
Minnesota 105
New Orleans 93 FINAL
Dallas 102
Nashville 1 FINAL
NY Rangers 4
Carolina 2 FINAL
Chicago 5
Montreal 0 FINAL
San Jose 4
Virginia 59 FINAL
Syracuse 47
Baylor 59 FINAL
Texas 61
SE Louisiana 79 FINAL
Northwestern St 92
Central Arkansas 49 FINAL
Sam Houston St 76
Norfolk State 59 FINAL
Howard 61
Bethune-Cookman 50 FINAL
NC A&T 67
Hampton 75 FINAL
Delaware State 85
Lamar 69 FINAL
McNeese State 70
Nicholls 89 FINAL
New Orleans 79
Incarnate Word 62 FINAL
Stephen F Austin 83
NC Central 62 FINAL
Savannah State 49
Texas Southern 77 FINAL
Alabama A&M 75
Prairie View 67 FINAL
Alabama State 65
Oklahoma 70 FINAL
Iowa State 77
Grambling St 62 FINAL
Miss Valley St 66
Boston College 66 FINAL
Virginia Tech 59
Jackson State 62 FINAL
Ark-Pine Bluff 64
Bethune-Cookman 55 FINAL
NC A&T 58
Hampton 78 FINAL
Delaware State 63
Norfolk State 63 FINAL
Howard 60
NC Central 54 FINAL
Savannah State 65
Texas Southern 83 FINAL
Alabama A&M 46
Prairie View 42 FINAL
Alabama State 60
Jackson State 78 FINAL
Ark-Pine Bluff 74
Grambling 56 FINAL
Miss Valley St 61
Tulsa 71 FINAL
Cincinnati 58
(1) Connecticut 88 FINAL
South Florida 65
East Carolina 67
Central Conn St 53 FINAL
Bryant 55
Wagner 66 FINAL
Robert Morris 60
Sacred Heart 75 FINAL
Fairleigh Dickinson 84
St Francis-NY 73 FINAL
Long Island 49
Mount St Marys 87 FINAL
St Francis-PA 90
Temple 56 FINAL
Houston 45
Texas Tech 65 FINAL
(6) Baylor 75
Iowa State 64 FINAL
Kansas 68
Memphis 53
Oklahoma 66 FINAL
Oklahoma St 56


question of the day

Poll: How will the Wild finish out the hockey season?

Weekly Question





Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters