Favre tells USM team: You go back to CWS, I'll go back to NFL

Wherever Brett Favre goes, one question is going to follow the NFL legend.

Nothing changed this morning when Favre paid an unexpected visit to the Southern Miss baseball team as the Golden Eagles began preparations for a crucial Conference USA series with Memphis at Pete Taylor Park.

After addressing the team, one that’s riding a three-game losing streak, Justin Diliberto, an Southern Miss outfielder, asked Favre the question America wants to know.

"Are you playing next season?’’ Diliberto said.

Favre, with his boyish grin, replied.

"I was a kid again watching y'all play in the College World Series,’’ Favre said. ’’That was amazing. I don’t know — yet.’’

Favre then looked down the dressing room toward Diliberto and answered his question.

"Let’s make a (fun) bet,’’ Favre said. ’’If you guys go back to the College World Series this year — I will come back and play. How about that?

"You go back and I go back.’’

After answering several more questions, Favre ended things with a vote of confidence.

"Guys, remember the bet,’’ he said. "Y'all go back and I go back. I promise, I will be keeping up with you. Good luck.’’

Read more about Favre's visit with the team in Friday's Sun Herald.