Mister Pterodactyl
Sunday, September 30, 2007
So I'm watching the game
Brett Favre to Greg Jennings in the first quarter, touchdown. That's 421 and counting.

The occasion was (apparently) so momentous that the officials paused the game for congratulations from the commissioner and a prerecorded message from Dan Marino. It was brief and classy and then everyone got back to work.

[What nobody mentioned, though, was that technically Favre will break the record again* with every single touchdown pass he throws from now on. Are they going to celebrate all of them? Isn't 422 just as big as 421? I think so. However I'm anticipating a lot more touchdown passes, not to mention wins, this year and it could get pretty annoying. Let's just enjoy this one and move on.]

Of course there'll be a press conference after the game in which Brett will downplay the record and say he really just wanted the win. [Update: sure enough.]
Now, I realize that this is a bit radical, I certainly don't want to shock anyone, but ... my research suggests that there's a correlation* between the number of touchdowns we get and the number of games we win. Keep throwing, dude.

UPDATE: 422, and sure enough they didn't stop the game. The commentators JC Pearson and Ron Pitts (excellent, by the way) did bring it up though. "Do you think 422 goes to Canton too? It broke the record of the ball that broke the record..." or words to that effect.
Further thoughts: that Packers/Cowboys game November 29th is starting to look pretty important, eh? Too bad it's on the NFL Network so nobody'll see it.
Even further thoughts: damn fine sports weekend, wasn't it? Badgers win a tough one amid many upsets (speaking of big games, Badgers at Buckeyes November 3rd, don't be surprised if they're still both undefeated), and the Brewers win out despite being eliminated from the playoffs. Wheee!

*Will Tuesday Morning Quarterback mention that? Past experience says no. Tune in to Mister Pterodactyl for the real football analysis!
After 422 they should have stopped the game and showed a pre-recorded video of Brett congratulating Brett on surpassing his record.
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