By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: October 10, 2009
(BASN) — He ain’t no Muhammad Ali, but the sports world has crowned him the “Greatest of All-Time” once again. His name is Brett Favre.
In the history of human achievement, he is ranked higher than Jesus Christ after his stellar performance against the Packers on Monday Night Football by some sports reporters like ESPN First and 10′s Skip Bayless.
During the Monday Night showdown with Green Bay — which the Vikings won 30-23 — Favre was 24 of 31 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns.
But he still ain’t no Muhammad Ali.
With the victory, however Favre has become the only quarterback in the history of the league to have defeated all 32 teams in the NFL.
Despite this incredible feat, the “living legend” with his laser point passes barely defeated an improved San Francisco 49ers team (27-24) after an awesome catch by Greg Lewis in the back of the end zone.
Matter of fact, “the Minnesota Purple People Eaters” only other wins came against the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions, who have a combined (5-36) record in the last two years.
I know. I know.
In the NFL, a win is a win, but the Vikings, who have one of the weakest schedules in the NFL are far from reaching the Super Bowl.
For this reason, Favre and the Vikings will be tested next Sunday by the brutal Baltimore Ravens defense led by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Then a week later, they’ll be met by the “Steel Curtain” of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hopefully, defensive back Troy Polamalu will be healthy.
As a result, Favre’s 40-year old body will be tested during these two games before he goes back to Lambeau Field on November 1st where he is seen as a traitor and a back stabber. He will probably be booed badly by the cheeseheads and may even be belted with a few frozen snowball if it snows.
Honestly, I view Brett Favre like Nolan Ryan.
He is great fastball pitcher, who plays quarterback because as long as he throws his football with speed and accuracy he could play the game of football until he is fifty. Age is only a number.
As Favre said, “The game is ageless, only I get old.
So as Favre prepares for his homecoming in Green Bay, I warn him that some of the Packers referring to him as Brett Fart. However, after November 1st, we’ll see who’s really are “blowing in the wind”