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Brett Favre Feature Kicks Off NFL Network's A FOOTBALL LIFE

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Brett Favre Feature Kicks Off NFL Network's A FOOTBALL LIFE

NFL NETWORK’S A FOOTBALL LIFE PROFILES BRETT FAVRE

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‘Brett Favre: A Football Life’ Airs Friday, October 21 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

Also Airs Thursday, October 20 Following Bears-Packers on ‘Thursday Night Football’

“That was Brett... he drove you crazy, he made great plays and there was a little luck involved.” – Steve Mariucci

 

The sixth season of NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series A Football Life Presented by Gillette continues Friday, October 21 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Super Bowl champion quarterback, Brett Favre. The one-hour show produced by NFL Films features sitdown interviews with Favre, his wife Deanna, former coaches Mike Holmgren and Andy Reid, former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf, former quarterbacks coach Steve Mariucci, former teammates such as Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings, family members and more.

Brett Favre: A Football Life will also air on Thursday, October 20 following the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers game on Thursday Night Football.

Each episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile) and via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile and Watch NFL Network apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360(NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV and Playstation 4).

During his 20-year career, Brett Favre became one of the most dominant quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. Favre was the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for over 70,000 yards, and complete over 6,000 passes. Brett Favre: A Football Life examines Favre’s playing career, his carefree attitude and his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Among the topics discussed in Brett Favre: A Football Life are:

·         His journey to the Hall of Fame and his eventual induction

·         His relationship with his wife Deanna and his daughters, Brittany and Breleigh

·         Overcoming an addiction to painkillers in the early part of his NFL career

·         Rehabbing after a car accident that caused him to have 30 inches of his intestines removed right before the start of his senior season at Southern Mississippi

·         Only appearing in two games during his rookie season with Atlanta before being traded to the Packers and eventually leading the team to two Super Bowl appearances

·         His father’s influence on him and how it affected his career and life

·         Choosing to come out of retirement and play with the Jets and Vikings

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Brett Favre: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Brett Favre

Deanna Favre – Brett’s wife

Bonita Favre – Brett’s mother

Brittany Favre – Brett’s daughter

Breleigh Favre – Brett’s daughter

Aaron Rodgers – Packers teammate

Steve Mariucci – former Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach

Ron Wolf – former Green Bay Packers general manager

Ty Detmer – Packers teammate

Greg Jennings – Packers teammate

Provided below are some select quotes from Brett Favre: A Football Life:

“Nothing will compare to throwing a touchdown pass at Lambeau Field… I’m sorry, it won’t.” – Brett Favre

“When I think about my childhood growing up, I did dream about playing in the National Football League and dream about playing in the Super Bowl. I never dreamed of Pro Bowls, Hall of Fames. I never dreamed it. I just dreamed of playing, and my dreams have been far exceeded long ago.” – Brett Favre

“I staked my career here on Brett Favre and he didn’t let me down.” – Ron Wolf

“That was Brett… he drove you crazy, he made great plays and there was a little luck involved.” –Steve Mariucci

“What you remember most is not so much that game, even though that’s what you strive for. It’s the journey.”Brett Favre on his Super Bowl XXXI win

“Under perfect circumstances, I’ve never been able to do what I’ve done in that game.” – Brett Favre on his 41-7 win over the Raiders following the death of his father

This year, the 13-episode season of the highly-acclaimed series A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ETBelow is a broadcast schedule for the upcoming episodes of A Football Life:

·         October 28– Pat Tillman

·         November 4 – Michael Vick

·         November 11 – Jim Brown

·         November 18 – Steve Smith Sr

·         November 25 – Chuck Noll

·         December 2 – Troy Aikman

 

 

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"Jersey Al" Bracco is the Editor-In-Chief, part owner and wearer of many hats for CheeseheadTV.com and PackersTalk.com. He is also a recovering Mason Crosby truther.  

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