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Brett Favre Vs. The Packers…

October 5, 2009

High drama in Minnesota tonight as, for the first time ever, Brett Favre will take on his former team, the Green Bay Packers.

Brett Favre has said that revenge isn’t on his mind but you know that he will want to come out and prove himself tonight on national television. Speaking of proving himself, what about Aaron Rodgers? Stepping out of Brett Favre’s shadow for a Monday night showdown!

This is one game that I can’t wait to see. Thoughts from anyone else?

From USA Today:

Favre played for 16 years in Green Bay and had a nasty divorce in 2008. Earlier this year he acknowledged to that he wanted to stick it to Packers GM Ted Thompson.

Fox’s Terry Bradshaw said last month he was “fed up” with Favre for his annual retirement drama. Yesterday on Fox NFL Sunday, Bradshaw blasted Favre:

“Oh really Brett? It’s not about revenge? I’m sorry but no one believes that this time around.”

ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski also threw cold water on Favre’s theory. Cast off by the Eagles after a decade, Jaworski said got amped up to play his old team in a preseason game.

“This was a team I played (with) for 10 years, that I loved to play for,” Jaworski said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “But when you get that opportunity to go against a team that basically got rid of you, (that said) you’re not good enough, you want to show what you can do.”


Jon Gruden Will Replace Tony Kornheiser on ‘Monday Night Football’

May 18, 2009

Former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden will join play-by-play man Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski in September on Monday Night Football, replacing Tony Kornheiser.

From ESPN:

“This is a tremendous opportunity and I am very excited to be associated with ESPN and Monday Night Football,” Gruden said in a statement released by ESPN. “I grew up a fan of Monday Night Football, and whether I’ve coached on Monday night or watched, I’ve hardly missed a game all these years.

“To join Mike and Jaws in the booth and to work alongside this top-notch team is going to be a real thrill.”

The 40th season of “Monday Night Football” kicks off Sept. 14 with a doubleheader; the New England Patriots play host to the Buffalo Bills at 7 p.m. ET and the San Diego Chargers visit the Oakland Raiders at 10:15 ET.

Kornheiser decided to step down after three years of MNF.