Sunday, October 21, 2007

Picked

A couple of weeks ago, after Brett Favre broke Dan Marino’s record for most TD passes in the NFL, they interrupted the game to a play a prerecorded hat tip from Marino to Favre. Personally, I thought it was an inappropriate gesture that placed too much importance on Favre’s accomplishment

Anyway, last week Brett Favre broke George Blanda’s NFL record for most interceptions (277), and it only took him 16 seasons, whereas Blanda needed 26, and Marino only threw 252 pics in 17 seasons. But the thing I noticed was that no one interrupted the game to show a prerecorded video of George Blanda congratulating Favre for shattering his record. I mean, it’s all part of the mix, isn’t it? The touchdowns didn’t come without throwing a few too many pics, did they?

Honestly, if I had my druthers, I’d take Marino or Blanda any day over Favre. At least Blanda could kick.

4 comments:

Publius said...

I have no clue what you're talking about. Football and NASCAR are the opiate of the masses.

Mark T. said...

Football is to sport what orthodoxy is to theology.

Publius said...

Rubbish! The NFL claims dominion over the Lord's Day. As far as I'm concerned, that game and the drug addicts and criminals it overpays are just a more subtle form of enforced secularization in American society.

BTW, the FVers are notoriously squishy over the Sabbath question.

Benjamin P. Glaser said...

Yet another reason why College Football is better than Pro Football...