Tuesday, September 29, 2009
U Can Crown Brett Favre A Hall Of Fame QB
#4 Brett Favre, Quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings, completed a game winning touchdown pass over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday with 2 seconds remaining. 49ers coach Mike Singletary gave this analogy as a way of handling the Favre Finish:
"You take it, you chew it, spit it out, learn from it and get ready for the next opportunity," he said. "Winners let it go. Losers wallow in it."
Understand that Mike has to pick his team up after a tough loss and prepare them for their next opponent, the St. Louis Rams. But the rest of the football world is rollicking in the Favre Finish. Not only are media and fans continuing to chew on it, their blowing bubbles and snapping it like a wad of Bazooka Bubble Gum.
Brett is known for his 4th quarter comebacks and this one ranks right up there with the others. The pass and catch are deserving of the many replays the sports networks are showing. Almost every person who played a role in the play has been interviewed and asked their opinion of Brett Favre as a quarterback. The running theme throughout many of the comments is "Hall of Fame Quarterback."
Brett's popularity is at such a high right now that many don't know or don't care who the unknown Viking wide receiver is who caught the touchdown . For the record, on the receiving end of the Favre Finish was WR Greg Lewis, catching what would be his first reception of the season in Rice-like fashion. The catch by Lewis was as remarkable as the throw by Favre. Lewis not only managed to catch the 50 yard heaved ball but came down with both feet inches from the back line of the endzone. The catch required booth review from above; it was good.
As I finish this blog entry I overhear ESPN calling it possibly the best play of the young NFL season so far. The Minneapolis Star Tribune called it: "A Favrelous Victory! Who could dispute that?