I just wanted to vent about my irritation at Mike Greenberg of ESPN's Mike & Mike. Thursday he stated that Brett Favre was the Nolan Ryan of the NFL. Meaning, that his personality, passion and likeability factor is what makes him a legend, not that he is one of the best. Greenberg says that Nolan Ryan is not one of the top ten best pictures of all-time, maybe not even in the top 20 of all-time. I think he's wrong there too. Nolan is at least a top 15 best picture of all-time. Come on over 300 wins (by the way, I saw Nolan 300th game victory at Milwaukee County Stadium- best game I've ever been to).
Brett Favre is absolutely one of the top 10 quarterbacks of all time; maybe top 5 (I'm biased and would say he is a top 5). Yes, Favre is beloved and has a huge fan base like Nolan. Yes, Favre is tough and doesn't get hurt like Nolan. Both had great arms. That's where it stops.... Favre is number 2 all-time in wins, touchdowns and total passing yards. Not to mention in the top 10 in about every other QB stat (yes, maybe even interceptions). Then to top if off, Greenberg throughs in Joe Nameth, and he how is loved and how famous he was, but he wasn't one of the best at his position. True, Joe was inconsistent and died off into the sunset quickly. Not Favre....the man has played more consecutive games than any other QB, EVER. I get sooooo tired of Dan Marino being put above Favre. Dan never won a Super Bowl, Favre went to 2 and won 1. Oh, he won a Super Bowl faster than John Elway. It took John 3 tries, Brett 1. Brett 1, that sounds good- that's because it is true. He is and will always be in the debate as to whether he, Joe Montana, Fran, Terry, Unitus and Elway are the best.