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Favre says Oak Grove High was destroyed by twister

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04:57 AM ET 02.13 | Two years ago, we couldn't hear enough about Brett Favre, but as time has passed we've begun to hear less and less about the former Packers quarterback and future Hall of Famer. But while we joke and roll our eyes when Favre is usually brought up, he's relevant once again due to terrifying circumstances. Winter Storm Orko tore through the midwest, burying some states in snow while battering others with torrential rains and even tornadoes. Favre's home state of Mississippi was ripped by a massive tornado this weekend and the twister touched down just miles away from Favre's home. But while the campus of Southern Mississippi wasn't battered too bad, the high school where Favre coaches was obliterated and its facilities were completely destroyed.

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February 13, 2013  09:28 PM ET

Cracking wise is not appropriate here. Hope everyone was OK!

February 13, 2013  09:30 PM ET

Man he just CAN'T keep his **** out of the news. Hopefully nobody was hurt but Shut up already and go away Brett!!

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February 13, 2013  09:42 PM ET

It will be interesting to see how much federal money Mississippi will be asking for. Considering that their congressional representatives refused federal funding for Hurricane Sandy?

February 13, 2013  09:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Brett coaches the high school football team.

Thanks I know that. My point is does he have to be the spokesperson for EVERYTHING? He's one of sports' biggest divas. Always has been, always will be. It got real old here in Wisconsin at the end.

February 13, 2013  10:21 PM ET
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Thanks I know that. My point is does he have to be the spokesperson for EVERYTHING? He's one of sports' biggest divas. Always has been, always will be. It got real old here in Wisconsin at the end.

Perhaps the media sought him out, instead of the other way around. It's not like the guy is stirring the pot about coming out of retirement.

February 14, 2013  12:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cracking wise is not appropriate here. Hope everyone was OK!

ditto to that.

February 14, 2013  12:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Perhaps the media sought him out, instead of the other way around. It's not like the guy is stirring the pot about coming out of retirement.

that's what probably happened.....will get more donations and aid if well known person....diva or not....speaks up.

February 14, 2013  12:59 AM ET
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that's what probably happened.....will get more donations and aid if well known person....diva or not....speaks up.

Exactly.

February 14, 2013  07:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

that's what probably happened.....will get more donations and aid if well known person....diva or not....speaks up.

This is the one circumstance where using one's celebrity to get an advantage isn't a bad thing. In this case it's to get funding to rebuild the school. Hope they get the money. Mississippi is the poorest state in the nation. Might be tough.

February 14, 2013  07:46 AM ET

Favre has the loot.

Build it back bro.

February 14, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Come on Brett, FUND RAISER!!!

February 14, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Perhaps the media sought him out, instead of the other way around. It's not like the guy is stirring the pot about coming out of retirement.

Yet! Don't give him any ideas!!!

 
February 16, 2013  11:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Come on Brett, FUND RAISER!!!

+1

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