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Old 07-22-2022, 06:14 AM   #1
 
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Drew Brees becomes a pickleball team co-owner

When news first emerged that future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees would end his time with NBC’s Football Night in America after only one season, Brees responded by offering up several possibilities for 2022, including returning to the NFL. It was hard to tell the difference between what was real and what was uttered in jest.

He said, among other things, that he may train for the pickleball tour. While there’s still no evidence that he plans to play by Brees to actually pickleball, he definitely intends to be involved in the sport that lands somewhere at the intersection of ping-pong and tennis.

Via Sports Business Journal, Brees has become the co-owner of the Mad Drops Pickleball Club. It’s a 2022 expansion team in Major League Pickleball.
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Old 07-22-2022, 03:13 PM   #2
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Old 07-26-2022, 04:20 PM   #3
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Drew Brees Says Kids Are Main Reason He Isn’t Broadcasting This Season

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After just one season as an analyst for Notre Dame games, and being in the studio for NBC’s Football Night in America, it was announced in June that Drew Brees wouldn’t return to the network this year. After much speculation on why his tenure was so short, Brees explained his reasoning for taking a step back during an interview with The Spun.

“The reason I didn’t do it this year, from a broadcasting perspective, is my family,” Brees said. “You have to be gone for the weekends, and that’s what I basically did as a player. These are such valuable moments for my kids. I want to be as active and involved in their weekend activities. That doesn’t quite mesh right now with a broadcasting career.”

In May, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that Brees “preferred doing games” over studio work, but that the network “soured on Brees’s potential after originally believing he could develop into the heir apparent to Cris Collinsworth on Sunday Night Football games.” Despite criticism, the former Saints quarterback isn’t closing the door on returning to the booth in the future.

“I’ve got so many opportunities and things I’m considering right now,” he said. “Staying involved with the game of football is one of my priorities, whether it’d be broadcasting or some other capacity. I really enjoyed broadcasting games. I had a chance to broadcast Notre Dame football games last year. I only got the chance to broadcast two NFL games. I certainly would’ve loved to have more.

“I feel like that’s where my skill set can bring the most value, getting inside of the quarterback or play-caller,” Brees continued. “The door is open—it’s something I’ll always consider.”

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