Favre Returns to Twin Cities, Visits Ronald McDonald House

February 02, 2018 07:24 PM

The room stopped, dead quiet as he entered through a side door. He hasn't played football for seven years, but everybody in the room teenaged or above immediately recognized him.

"Hey, everybody!" Brett Favre said, breaking the silence.


For the next hour, the Hall of Fame quarterback met with children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House which he made sizable donations to through his Foundation during his playing days.

Click the video box on this page to see Brett Favre visit with the kids and familes at the Ronald McDonald House, and our conversation with him while he was there that covers his connection to the House, what he plans to say to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and memories of his Hall of Fame career in Minnesota and Green Bay

Favre is in the Twin Cities for the Super Bowl. Current Eagles coach Doug Pederson and Favre were teammates in Green Bay.  Favre calls Pederson one of his closest friends in the world.  Pederson has asked Favre to deliver a pregame pep talk to the Eagles in their locker room at U.S. Bank Stadium before Sunday's game.

Favre played two seasons with the Vikings after spending sixteen years in Green Bay. 

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year.


Chris Long

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