Indecision paying off for Favre
By: By Judd Zulgad, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Superior Telegram
MINNEAPOLIS -- Give Brett Favre credit. The quarterback might be unable to make up his mind about whether he wants to play for the Minnesota Vikings, but he has found a way to turn his waffling ways into additional income. Not to mention poke fun at himself.
In a television commercial that will be part of the launch for the Sears Blue Electronics Crew campaign and begin airing in September, Favre agonizes over selecting a new LED television. Favre has a discussion with a Sears sales rep played by actor Brad Morris (from "The Second City" comedy club in Chicago).
During their discussion, Morris talks about the advantages Sears offers to help guys who have a tough time making decisions and then adds, "You know the type, right?"
Favre replies: "Yeah, I hate those guys."
The spot was shot last Tuesday in Schaumburg, Ill. According to information provided by Sears, the commercial was taped with several potential punch lines and endings, with the final choice to be revealed when the commercial hits the airwaves.
There is a chance the Vikings won't find much humor in the spot. Training camp practices start Friday, and they still are awaiting Favre's decision about whether he will end his retirement.
ESPN reported that Favre's agent, Bus Cook, said after talking to his client Monday morning that "Brett (is) still thinking things over, but knows a decision has to come quite soon." Favre, who will turn 40 on Oct. 10, has said he will have a decision by Thursday. That is also the day by which players must report to Mankato.
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