TODAY'S Takeaway: Favre's fears, Al's inspiration, Tamron's puppy love
1. Legendary quarterback and future Hall of Famer Brett Favre spoke to Matt Lauer about football, concussions and his future in a piece set to air Monday.
In a snippet of the candid interview, Favre said he doesn't have a son, but if he did, he told Lauer, "I would be real leery of him playing" football. "In some respects, I'm almost glad I don't have a son because of the pressures he would face."
Al and Willard first met in Washington, D.C., when Al was 22. “We were kindred spirits,” Al said. “I wouldn’t be here doing the TODAY show if it wasn’t for Willard.”
Al Roker: I'm #InspiredBy mentor Willard ScottPlay Video
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays: July 30, 2015
Sam Kass, newest member of TODAY Food, gives us the skinny on fruit
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays: July 29,2015
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays
3. An armed fugitive was killed after police confronted him in a children’s hospital in Milwaukee on Thursday, and one young patient describes barricading her room before hiding in a bathroom. Hear about her harrowing experience:
Patient, 12, recalls terror of hospital shootingPlay Video
'Warm Water Blob' Hits Seattle
Couple Saves Child From Hot Car
Dealership Accused of Using Customer's Car to Run Errands
Sporting Goods Store Stops Selling Guns to Muslims
4. Time warp! Sarah Chrisman, 29, had always been obsessed with Victorian life, she told TODAY, and was inspired by wearing a corset to dress exclusively in the attire of the era. Now, she bathes with a pitcher and basin, sews her own clothes, and uses only oil lamps. That's dedication, folks.
In honor of Chrisman's experiment, Natalie, Willie and Al tried out a corset -- and breathed to tell about it:
The TODAY team goes VictorianPlay Video
Artist creates amazing balloon animals
How do YOU say caramel? Commonly mispronounced foods debated
3-ingredient cheesecake: TODAY anchors think it's a mind trick
Meet the 'Peanuts' versions of Al Roker, Meghan Trainor
5. Puppies! Lots of puppies! To help TODAY celebrate hitting 2 million followers on Twitter, nonprofit group Guiding Eyes for the Blind lent some of their guide dogs-in-training for an Orange Room puppy party. Here's Tamron having such a ruff Friday:
Nonprofit helps TODAY pull off puppy partyPlay Video
Excitement erupts over choice of Beijing for 2022 Winter Olympics
Vote for favorite charity to #UpgradeYourWorld
J.C. Penney worker sent home for wearing shorts bought... at J.C. Penney
Jen Welter becomes first female coach in the NFL
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!