8/12/2006

Dreams Do Come True...

I think that we all have heroes. We all have people that we admire and look up to. And I'm no different. I have my heroes too. Guys like Rob Bell and Dr. Olshine. But, above all heroes, stands the man that I have admired and watched since I was in 8th grade, Brett Favre. I have been a Packers fan, and especially a Favre fan since I was 12 years old. Whenever I play Madden, I always play as the Packers and I always make myself a wide receiver. Why? Because I could never think about replacing Favre. He is easily one of the top 4 QB's (maybe even top 3) who have ever played the game. AND TONIGHT I GET TO SEE HIM PLAY!

Tonight the Green Bay Packers come to San Diego to play the Chargers. I'm going, and it's going to be amazing. Some of you might be wondering why this is such a big deal. Well, there are a couple of reasons:

1) Growing up in South Carolina, we lived in a world without our own professional football team. We had USC Football, which is amazing, but no pro team. So this will be my first NFL game!

2) It's going to be the last time that Favre plays in San Diego. If I missed this game, I would regret it for the rest of my life.

Yes, it's a preseason game. Yes, Favre will only play for about a quarter, maybe a quarter and a half. And yes, it might not make that big of a difference to the regular season. But, to this fan, it will be the greatest game ever played on 100 yards of turf. It will be great because, for one night, I will be in the same stadium as my hero. And for the first time in 13 years, I will be able to see my hero in person. I will get to see him play the game that I, and even moreso him, love so much.

And I can't wait...

3 comments:

Puddles said...

glad you get to see your hero tonight. (But top 4 of all time?) Let's be realistic here. Probably the toughest but no where near the greatest. Off the top of my head, here are qbs that are better.
Joe Montana
John Elway
Dan Marino
Steve Young
Roger Staubach
Terry Bradshaw
Johny Unitas
Joe Namith
Tom Brady
Troy Aikman.

offroadcamry said...

The fact that you put Terry Bradshaw, Johnny Unitas, Tom Brady and Troy Aikman in a list in front of Favre obviously means that you have suffered some type of head trauma. My guess is, since you and Kurt and I have had this discussion before, that you're trying to elicit a reaction from me. No one in their right mind would contest Favre being any less than in the top 4 or 5. 'Nuff said.

Puddles said...

All I got to say is,
Terry Bradshaw - 4 superbowls

Johny Unitas - 3 time mvp, 10 Pro bowls, Best player of the 60's

Troy Aikman - 3 superbowls in 4 years. 90 wins in the 90's. (Winningnest qb in any decade ever!)

Tom Brady - 3 superbowls in 4 years. (Youngest ever to do so.)

Nuff said!
Oh yeah, espn magazine last month named Favre as the worst decision making qb in the nfl.