Before he was a 3-time MVP and a first-ballot Hall of Famer, Brett Favre was just a kid from Southern Miss who could throw a football over them mountains. (He might've been a tick hungover, too.)
Love Brett. The toughest, most exciting player of my 54 years. That refurbished stadium in Green Bay is "The House that Favre built!" That Franchise would not have financially survived in Green Bay without Brett, Reggie, LeRoy, Ron Wolf, Mike Holmgren & Bob Harlan!
Great story. This goes to show that evaluating NFL talent is not a science, but an art. Some guys (Ron Wolf) seem to have that sixth sense and see through all of the b.s. and really understand what a player can do. With Favre no doubt having the right coach made all the difference in the world. Without Holmgren he would have been out of the league in three or four years tops. Can't wait to read the next two installments of this fascinating story.
This is awesome.
Gruden once had Favre on his ESPN QB show. They watched game film and talked football. Favre came off as very astute with almost an encyclopedic memory, as opposed to a good ol boy who just chucked it all over the field. Seemed like one of those people who did well in school but never opened a book or did homework. Hoping to hear from Bob at some point about how smart and savvy Favre was (or was not). Maybe on the podcast
Great read Bob. All these years later and still learning info on Favre is hard to believe.
Great stuff. Thanks for writing it Bob.
great story - another McGinn classic
Fantastic as expected. Thanks, Bob!
Great story, absolutely great. Brett Favre wore purple. I can't get over that one.
Wonderful and colorful story, Bob! I look forward to Part II.