TUCSON, Ariz — This was KGUN9's April Fool's Day gag:
Sugar Skulls head coach Marcus Coleman played in the NFL at the same time as Brett Favre, and he has known the legendary quarterback for years.
"He and I talk on and off," said Coleman. "He said he's bored and wants to sling the ball around. I said to come on down to Tucson."
Favre is expected to make his Sugar Skulls debut when the team visits Nebraska this week. But as the Hall of Famer comes out of retirement, there are questions at how effective he will be as he approaches the age of 50.
"As long as he's got a little bit left in the tank, we'll take it," added Coleman.
The move comes as a surprise as the Sugar Skulls have gotten strong play from the quarterback position. Neither Jake Medlock nor Matt Behrendt have thrown an interception this year. Behrendt grew up admiring Favre.
"This is a big story, him coming to the IFL," said Behrendt. "Brett is in shape. It's exciting."
The prospect of Brett Favre playing at the Tucson Arena would likely sell some extra tickets, if it were true. I'm afraid it is not. Happy April Fools, and enjoy the video story!