Not because I don't like Brett Favre, I don't hate the man. I hate the way the media gushes over #4 like he's Moses coming to part the waters with his right arm. (By the way, I'm not totally saying that he couldn't actually do this.) But when someone is talked about everyday for about 3 years straight and is not making an impact on what we call this game of football, that can get a bit irritating to say the least.
Which is why yesterday's classic versus San Francisco all the more amazing.
I feel like in my 20+ years of fanhood I've seen a lot of crazy things in my life, and I only can remember a few times when I actually got goosebumps watching something as great as what #4 pulled off yesterday.
- Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta, 1991 NLCS: Watching Atlanta's Sid Bream round third base (the slowest person on the face of this Earth) as then Pirates left fielder Barry Bonds threw home and Bream barely sliding under the tag. Goosebump city.
- Chicago vs. Indiana, 1998 Eastern Conference Finals: With Reggie Miller, I've had tons of goosebump moments (pause) but the best one was in the ECF's against Jordan and the Bulls. With a sprained ankle, one pushoff of Jordan (where you think Jordan got it from? LOL) and a turnaround three-pointer for the win....YES! Goosebump city.
- Texas vs. Oklahoma, 2001 Red River Shootout: Simply known as "The play that made Roy Williams known as Superman in the state of Oklahoma" as Texas was backed up into their own 3 yard line down 7-3. Chris Simms dropped back to pass as a cavalcade of Sooners defenders came on a blitz, all but one was picked up, my man Roy...as he leaps over the runningback and hits Simms, balls flutters and my main man Teddy Lehman catches it for the game-winning touchdown (all Texas hate mail can be sent to email@example.com.)
Then there was yesterday...#4 drops back to pass, rolls right...sees nothing there, evades the oncoming defender and rolls back to the middle. Spots his fifth WR option Greg Lewis (just picked up as a free agent days before the season started) streaking across the back of the endzone fires a laserbeam to #17....oh, and Favre gets CRACKED at the end of the play. That's when the magic happens...
Big ups to Greg Lewis for making a phenomenal catch, and big ups to #4 for making me realize that sometimes all the BS is actually worth it.
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