It's no secret that Brett Favre has always been a gunslinger – and even six years after his final retirement from the NFL, he continues to live up to that reputation
Visiting the University of Southern Mississippi's opening game of the Conference USA baseball tournament, Favre was granted the opportunity to throw the ceremonial first pitch for his alma mater.
And while he certainly put some heat on it – hitting 71 miles per hour according to USM beat writer Jason Munz – it wasn't exactly a perfect strike, as evidenced by these two Twitter videos capturing the moment:
Brett Favre throws HEAT against Nick Johnson in first pitch of the Southern Miss-Old Dominion C-USA tourney game. pic.twitter.com/kVUuEG0L2a
— Julius Kizzee (@juliuskizzee) May 25, 2016
HEYO. A high, hard one from Brett Favre, who airmails his first pitch pic.twitter.com/58IkTupwK5
— Sean Isabella (@ST_IsabellaTNS) May 25, 2016
The three-time NFL MVP has certainly had better days throwing a ball, but his miscue had no negative impact on the Golden Eagles. Ranked 23rd in the most recent National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, Southern Mississippi went on to cruise to a 17-5 win against Old Dominion.
Favre, who ranks second behind Peyton Manning in NFL history in both passing yards and touchdown passes, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year.