Here in Wisconsin, we’re lucky enough to have enjoyed three of the greatest quarterbacks of all time in the elegant Bart Starr (two Super Bowls and three world championships), the passionate Brett Favre (one Super Bowl title and one should-have-been-a-Super-Bowl-title) and the cerebral Aaron Rodgers (one Super Bowl win so far).
Based on our charmed life as NFL fans and owners, I’d like to think we recognize exceptional athletes and appreciate their gifted efforts on the field, even if they aren’t wearing green and gold.
Take Tom Brady, for example. I’m not sure how anyone, let alone any who calls him or herself a football fan, could argue that the man is one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game.
He has led his team to six Super Bowl titles, three more Super Bowl appearances and 11 straight post-season appearances.
I would have loved to have seen New England’s No. 12 battle our No. 12 this season (enroute to our No. 12’s second Super Bowl title).
We pay a lot of money for our tickets, why wouldn’t we want to see the best?
So I tip my hat to Tom Brady, a 42-year old phenom, and I hope to see him back on the field, maybe even Lambeau Field, next year.
Congratulations to him and the Patriots on a spectacular run.
And now, Go Pack Go!