The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have a big game this Sunday and they are receiving some encouragement from a pro football great.
— Hamilton Tiger-Cats (@Ticats) November 15, 2019
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre posted a video for the team Friday dressed “for Canadian Football” in what appears to be a very chilly duck blind. He praised the team and asked them to do some “Lambeau Leaps” for him in the Coors Lite Patio, the touchdown celebration made famous by Favre’s Green Bay Packers.
The video was made through the service Cameo, where celebrities offer personalized videos for a set price. A video from Favre costs 500$ on the site, though its unclear if the team made any outside arrangements with the star quarterback in addition to the standard video set up.
Favre has a connection to former Hamilton coaches June Jones and Jerry Glanville, who were his offensive coordinator and head coach respectively during his rookie season in Atlanta. Both are now coaching for Houston of the XFL, but Glanville threw his support behind the Tiger-Cats black-out game promotion through a video earlier this week.
This isn’t the first time that Favre has been associated with the CFL, famously being photographed chatting in uniform with Toronto Argonauts quarterback Doug Flutie in the Sky Dome after an exhibition game in Toronto in 1997.
It seems the man who retired as pro football’s leader in passing touchdowns has changed his allegiances to the team down the road, and will now stump for the Black and Gold for the CFL playoffs.