In politics, endorsements are everything. I actually don’t know if that’s true and I’m no expert on the subject, but it feels accurate, so let’s move on.

The point — there is one, I think — is that if you’re running for office in a state like Mississippi and you can get a local football god like Brett Favre to endorse you, you’re doing it right.

That’s the case with incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who managed to get Favre to shoot an ad on his behalf as he gears up for a runoff in that state’s Republican primary election.

Cochran is trying to fend off Tea Party State Sen. Chris McDaniel. And as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor found out earlier this month, nothing is guaranteed in situations such as those.

So Favre’s endorsement — which appeared Wednesday on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s YouTube page — could be a game-changer, regardless of the fact he sort of looks like the homeless dude from Bruce Almighty (who, coincidentally, was also God).


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Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.