Brett Favre, The Record, The Myth, The Man, The Life, The Joy, The End

You can get lost in Brett Favre’s numbers. The touchdown passes, the wins, the playing streak, the awards. Amazing, mind-boggling numbers. But like mirrors in a carnival funhouse, they reflect greatness as well as distort it.

We play a silly game when measuring our sports heroes. It’s not enough that a football player has a great career, a record-setting career, even a Hall-of-Fame career. No, we are compelled to compare him to all others who have ever played the game. Read More