Sunday, March 09, 2008
Everyone knows that Brett Favre wasn't the most "accurate" quarterback on the planet, but ESPN Sal Paolantonio wants you to know exactly how bad Brett Favre really was.
We interrupt the continued deification of Brett Favre -- a first-ballot Hall of Famer and the most durable player in NFL history -- with the following reality check.I said it once before and I'll say it again, the end of Brett Favre's career wasn't about winning and losing but about enjoying a great Football player. I compared him in the past to Cal Ripken and that was even before he lead his team to the NFC Championship game at the age of 38. Sure he's not the best quarterback ever (I put him 6th or 7th) but does it really even matter?
Yes, Favre played long enough to throw the most touchdown passes and collect the most wins by an NFL quarterback. But let's examine the second half of No. 4's career. The truth is, Favre did little over the past decade to earn the gushing praise heaped upon him by our fawning brethren in the media....
....Indeed, a decade after his last moments of glory, the football hype machine continues to paint Favre as a hallowed icon of Americana, a symbol of all that is right with sports, a Wild West gun-slinging good ol' boy. There's Brett on the farm! There's Brett with his family! There's Brett on the cover of Sports Illustrated! There's Brett throwing another overtime interception!
Favre was among the best in the game, once upon a time. Those days are long gone. Only the idolatry remains.
I hate when certain people try to make you enjoy an individual less for no reason at all (like Skip Bayless on Lebron James). Sure Brett go a lot of praise from the media and that was no more evident than the day he retired, but I like to be positive occasionally. I'm just happy I got to see him play.
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio Questions Brett Favre's Career (Fanhouse)
Leave Brett Favre Alone (Awful Announcing)
Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:45 PM