Sunday, September 30, 2007

Pick Me A Winner

Today Brett Favre faces the possibility of breaking two all-time records in the NFL: passing touchdowns and passing interceptions. Currently, he is tied with Dan Marino for throwing the most touchdown passes (420), and he is only three throws away from breaking George Blanda’s record of most interceptions. Brett has 275, Blanda 277. Call me crazy, but from my seat in the stands, Brett plays in hot and cold bursts, looking more like a mere shadow from his great days. He reminds me of Emmitt Smith who was willing to bang out a couple yards a carry for the last five years of his career in order to break the all-time rushing-yards gained record in addition to the all-time “most carries” record, which takes a little shine off the trophy in my mind.