From: Detroit Mi, USA
I was at Favre's final regular season game vs the lions and was laughing my ass off after his 2nd TD when he slapped the official’s hand twice and then gave him one on the ass.
Sulla I have never heard more than a hand full of ignorant people say anything along the lines of Favre being massively overrated. Everyone I know even Packer haters rate him as one of the top 10 Qbs of all time. He might not be the greatest of all time, Manning may and likely will break his records, but in my eyes he will always be the best. Manning is only on pace to break his record as far as Tds go because of that freakish year with 48 TD and the fact he started as a rookie.
Favre was stuck with mediocre to good teams most of his career with average WR corps compare that to Manning’s WR corps for his 2 or 3 best years so far or to Brady’s last year. Favre had a great WR corps for two years, last year and 2004 both well after his prime. (side note it took manning more games played to get to 100 and 200 TD passes, he will break Favre’s records simply because he started his rookie season and had 1 freakishly good year)
Getting away from the comparisons though, even if there are better QB’s no one in NFL history has played the position with more heart and joy than Favre.
There may be more talented players but when compared to Favres level of enthusiasm for the game, they look like robots.
Being from Detroit, of course, I saw that. But that's Favre being Favre. Little did I know that, that would be the last time I would ever see him playing the Lions, especially when everyone got the sense that this man enjoys the game too much for him to retire. That seemed to be the general consensus. Had anyone known, that he was about to retire, last year would have been a banner year for the NFL because he would have had a Kareem Abdul Jabbar like send off with each game he played. But, with that being said, I don't think it ever crossed his mind that he would retire. It reminds me of one our own heroes beck here at home when he retired two years ago. We thought he was invincible and that he will always be with us. He was a legend in every way that Gordie Howe was here in town and Brett Favre in Green Bay. I'm talking about, of course, Steve Yzerman. I know it's not the same. but it has very much simalar qualities. The only difference being: How many people in here have even ever heard of Steve Yzerman. That about sums it up for the game of hockey. Sad, but that's the way it is with hockey in the United States. Of course, this is hockeytown and that is definitely not the case here. But I digress, after all, this is about Brett Favre and it needs to stay that way and let's not veer off this topic at all. I was just merely making a comparrison.
< Message edited by panzers -- 3/6/2008 9:31:27 AM >