How Dare They Have a Most Pro Football Passing Yards Award in the CFL?

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo broke the all-time professional football passing yard records on today, passing Damon Allen who had 72,381 yards. The Montreal and Quebec presses, of course, is playing it all up with articles like how Calvillo is the best and all with articles like this (Montreal Gazette).

But why do they even bother having such a pretentious award considering the Canadian Football League (CFL) is basically a minor league for the National Football League (NFL)? Continue reading

Brett Favre, R.I.P. (Retire in Peace)

Aaron Rodgers was named Super Bowl XLV Most Valuable Player as he led his Green Bay Packers are world champions in 2011.

I hope this will put most of the Brett Favre comparisons and such to rest.

Brett never won a Super Bowl MVP, and took a lot longer to win a Super Bowl than Aaron did. Brett also did not win it on the road the way Aaron led his Packers to this one.

Sure, Aaron doesn’t have all of Brett’s records yet… the good and the bad ones, but this is a team sport, right?

One Super Bowl apiece. One Super Bowl MVP for Aaron and none for Brett. One much more epic journey than Brett’s.

Time to stop the comparison as Brett retires, quite timely as his heir apparent rose to the throne. If Brett’s smart, he won’t be coming back. I just hope he can cope with life without playing professional football. With every great climb to the top comes a descent. How one handles that is just as, if not more important, than the rise.

Good luck, Brett. May you retire in peace and thanks for the memories!