As part of her Sunday at Lambeau, model and women's professional football player Brigid Mullen sat down with Brett Favre to discuss the state of college football, the Heisman and his choice of pump-up music.
So there I was -- a Wisconsin native and lifelong Packers fan face to face with Brett Favre. As I racked my brain coming up with a slew of what I considered intelligent questions, the first things that came out of my mouth were, "It's really nice to meet you. Great game today." Followed by, "Wow. You look really tired!" Yep, 30 seconds and I've already insulted him! But he is a great sport and not only agrees, but throws in that he is also very sore! Yet he still finds the strength to give good insight into my other candid questions:
Do you still watch college ball at all?
I definitely try to. It really depends on if we're on the road or not, because if it's an away game we'll spend most of the day on Saturday watching three or four games in the hotel rooms.
What is your favorite team right now?
Well, Southern Mississippi would obviously be my first choice, but all in all I tend to root for the underdogs.
Do you have a favorite Heisman candidate?
Honestly, I don't know. That is a tough one. There are a lot of good players out there right now.
Favorite pre-game song to pump you up?
You know I used to listen to music a lot more. Now I really only do it when we're traveling. It's really easy to just get on the plane and throw on an I-pod and relax.
What do you listen to?
I really like all music, but mostly Country, older R&B, and the good classic rock.
What do you miss most about playing college ball?
I miss just getting to play the game. In the NFL a lot of times everyone gets caught up in the business side of things. For them it's all about money and it really leaves a sour taste in your mouth. I miss those times when we didn't get paid simply because it made things a lot easier and more fun.
If playing in the NFL did not pay, would you still do it?
Yes. I love to play football. The hard part about that question is that the money just comes with the job so it's hard for a lot of guys to imagine being without it, because we don't know any different. Physically speaking it would be tough though. I guess as long as they paid all of our medical bills it would work out, and maybe just an average salary of $50,000 or something to support your family. Definitely.
Have you ever received any threats after a big interception or a bad game?
Um, no. Green Bay is a really great place to play, they're really great fans.
You are one of the most enthusiastic players I have ever seen, is that just the way that you are or do you do it to hype up your teammates?
I guess I was just born that way. What I feel is what I do. And when we make a big play I just get really excited about it and it shows. If it gets other guys going that's great. I believe that it's important to be able to energize others, no matter what profession you're in.
How do you celebrate a big win like this?
Actually I'll probably just go home, relax, and watch a movie with my family.
To find out more about Brigid, visit her website here.