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
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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
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Memorial Day security stepped up as thousands of bikers hit the road
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
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Carla Gugino details her 'incredible' stunts in 'San Andreas'
Tom Cavanagh: It's 'tremendous' to play villain in 'The Flash'
Cheryl Burke salsas with the TODAY anchors
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
Bill Murray wanders from Letterman to MSNBC, falls off chair
Stephen Colbert's commencement speech goes viral
President Obama joins Twitter
Road-tripping guinea pig wins the Internet with adorable travelogue
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!