Lunar space landing. Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Final episode of M*A*S*H. Johnny Carson’s last show. All seminal moments in the history of television. I’m pleased to report today that you can now, offcially add another eminent epoch in small screen time to that distinguished list:
(Brown’s eye-watering account invoked visions of Bojangle’s Chili Bar)
Gilbert Brown’s Friday guest appearance with Jay Crawford on ESPN’s First Take. (Thank you YBB)
Scene-setter: To no one’s surprise, former Favre teammate Brown’s sentimentality most likely made eyes water in the audience.
Scroll to 2:50 remaining in the clip. Transcript below.
Crawford: “How would you approach getting to Brett Favre?”
Brown: “… If I was out there I would move everything down just to get to him, just to give him that lick. I wouldn’t grave dig him up or anything like that, but I would fart on him.“
Crawford: “(Laughs) … all right … I gotta move on from that. I absolutely have to … ummm … (Brown laughing) … thanks for that … let me control-alt-delete here.“
Sadly, after Crawford collected himself, the interview went on without incident.
Brown’s just lucky he wasn’t around for the NFL’s newly-instituted rule for excessive flatulation.