Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Thank You Number 4

After finishing off one of his best seasons at 38, Brett Favre officially called it quits. Many believe No. 4's decision came because Green Bay failed to hook Randy Moss. Favre said that he would like to play one more year, but anything other than another Super Bowl ring would be a disappointment. Many think Favre is so disappointed about the whole Moss situation and believe Favre will rethink his retirement. After all, he's still one of the best QB's in the game. Favre will easily go down as one of the top 5 quarterbacks ever, and definitely one of the most exciting players in NFL history.

You can't help but to put on any sports channel and it seems there whole daily programming has been devoted to Favre. The best stories from Favre's career are definitely his early years. Like the night before he found out he was starting his first game in for Southern Miss, he and a teammate went out Friday night with 36 beers (18 apiece) and celebrated. The next morning during warmups, Favre's uniform was completely soaked and he was seen throwing up. On draft day, his name was mispronounced. In Atlanta, he was known as Buckhead Brett for the the city's nightlife district, Buckhead. When he was traded to Green Bay, Favre failed the physical and Ron Wolf told the team doctors to pass his physical. You never saw Brett Favre in a suit, only a T-shirt and blue jeans.
A few words to describe Favre: Iron Man, gutsy, leader, winner, record holder.


Dirtylaundry said...

Have to figure the conversation includes Elway, Montana, Marino, Brady, Unitas, and Peyton Manning, who won as many Super Bowls as Favre and aint done yet.

I can't figure out if Favre is top 5 or not. He did win those 3 MVP's. If he would have gotten to one more Super Bowl, I might move him up further.

Mac G said...

Favre is above Peyton for now and even Brady. Brady has only one had one MVP type of season. Favre dominated in the 90s. See 3MVPs and crazy stats.

Oh, He started 275 straight games. That too.

notorious DEK said...

275 straight games sure... but he was using performance enhancers called vicodin... how many of those iron man records fall if he has to face the pain every morning...

Dirtylaundry said...

1. Elway (I will challenge anyone to this top spot)
2. Montana
3. Brady (and not done yet)
4. Marino (who should have done a whole lot more, only reached ONE Super Bowl, and actually had good talent around him)
5. Unitas (look at the #'s, he was awfully fucking good)

I want to put Aikman up there more; he won 3 titles, should have won 5, but had the greatest talent in the world around him (the best RB & WR in the league at the time). I keep coming back to Elway doing so much more with less, and Elway never WON until Terrell Owens came to town, but you have to consider that John Boy took 5 teams to the Super Bowl. He won 2 of them, and should have won at least 1 more with very average teams. If you pick one QB to save your life, I still call Johnny 7 under center.

Dirtylaundry said...

Terrell DAVIS. See, that's what happens when you drink and talk about NFL Quarterbacks.