Brett Favre is about to lose one of his all-time passing records. It’s not the one for interceptions. It’s the one for touchdown passes. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is going to blow by that record sometime this season.
Maybe, if the fantasy football gods are smiling upon me, that will happen this week.
Favre finished his career with 508 touchdown passes. Manning currently sits at 503 and he faces the Jets this weekend, who both you and I know couldn’t cover a bed if they were a blanket.
Lord Favre, knowing he’s going to lose one of his records, is being pretty gracious about it, which is totally against his me-first nature.
“I’m glad it’s Peyton that’s doing it. I think a lot of Peyton. I know him well. I know his family well. His dad was one of my idols,” Favre told the AP.
I don’t know if I’m more surprised at Favre or that the Associated Press is still around. I think the latter…
Here’s an organization that once threatened to sue bloggers if they used too much of their content. In other words, very forward-thinking, but I digress.
Please don’t sue me, AP!
Now, we’ve seen athletes be pretty protective of their records in the past. Eric Dickerson and his single-season rushing mark comes to mind. He was openly rooting against that child abuser Adrian Peterson when he surpassed 2,000 yards a few years back.
Of course, Favre probably sees getting passed by Manning as inevitable. He would literally have to cheer for the guy to suffer a career-ending injury to not break his records. And he’s probably totally doing that when no one’s around, but publicly he’s a swell guy about it.
There’s a decent chance Manning will surpass all of Favre’s major records if he plays a little longer. Well, with the exception of that interceptions record.
That bad boy is safe.
Consecutive games record is probably safe as well – at least for a QB. That may be the one I respect the most, because even though I am no longer a fan of #4 given that he eventually played for the fucking Queens, I still know that he played hurt many times, and still got the job done in many instances. If had been given a few more weapons to work with, we might well have another piece of hardware in the trophy case….
Very true, Favre would have missed many games with todays regulations/procedures
Guarantee you that we would have won 2-3 more had Sterling Sharpe stayed healthy! Jerry Rice’s clone!
If Tim Lewis wasn’t injured, he would have been able to cover Michael Irvin better than Terrell Buckley.
No he doesn’t…
It’s not just the Interception record which is safe. I think the all time sacked record is safe too. Also the all time playoff interception record is safe for a while. Also the single playoff game interception record.
And the all time worst thrown passes for interceptions in playoff OT history record.
Reminds me of the Saturday Night Live skit with pre-murdering Orenthal James. Skit was basically OJ watching Sweetness in a game as he’s closing in on his career rushing record. Juice plays all cool with it, but everytime he excuses himself to leave the room, he takes out a voodoo doll of Payton and is throwing it in the freezer, running it under water, and, something Ron Goldman should have been paying attention to before he started poking his ex, stabbing it.
All in all pretty funny, in a ‘stop by the funeral’ sort of way.