Brett Favre Won’t Say It, but He Is Dreaming of the John Elway Ending

August 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Back in 1998, in a little town called San Diego, California, an old quarterback who couldn't shake the "loser" tag and a mid-career gunslinger coming off of a Super Bowl title went toe to toe. In what I affectionately refer to as XXXII, the 14-point underdogs led by an NFL legend finally took one down.
In hindsight, Pat Bowlen put it best with a simple phrase: "This one's for John."
Brett Favre walked off of the field that day knowing he had been beaten by an opponent who was tired of losing. People forget Elway's best traits were his intangibles. He led so many storied comebacks, but finally, in the end, he wouldn't let himself lose. To anyone.
Not even Brett Favre.
That quarterback matchup was so good that no Super Bowl hosted a similar pair of all stars until this very year when Peyton Manning took on Drew Brees.
And Elway, the man who incredibly took his team to the Super Bowl one third of the seasons he played in (no matter who surrounded him) finally won ...

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