Today's the day Brett Favre likely sets the new record for all time touchdowns by a quarterback. When Dan Marino set the record back in the day, ESPN mentioned it as a sort of side note. When Favre breaks it today, ESPN and all the other mainstream media outlets are going to ejaculate all over themselves and inundate the highlight shows and the internet with the image of Favre throwing the record-setting TD and running and picking up one of his receivers and they'll say oh look how wonderful he is and oh doesn't he just still have that little kid inside him and oh I wish I could make out with him in the restroom for 15 minutes, etc. etc. etc... (I'm looking right at you Sean Salisbury, you douche. Why don't you do us all a favor and shut the fuck up, take another picture of your johnson and stop with the tough guy rants. You. Are. A. Career. Backup. Quarterback.)
We know the truth.
The truth is, record or no record, Dan Marino is simply the greatest quarterback of all time. The record stands at 420. But let's not forget that Marino broke the record during the course of his career and not during the last legs of it (like Favre). Let us not forget that Marino reached 420 in fewer games than Favre and had he not suffered a freak Achilles injury in 1993, the mark would in all likelihood be completely out of reach. Let us not forget that although Marino did lose the '93 season to injury, he still reached 420 in fewer attempts than Fave -- with far less talent surrounding him. Let us not forget that Marino still holds the record for most yards and that Favre is 3,000 yards behind him. And let us not forget that with all the ballwashing and verbal cocksucks the mainstream media is going to give Favre after he breaks the record today, that he is only two interceptions away from being the all-time leader for thrown interceptions (currently held by George Blanda).
Favre will have the TD record. But Favre -- as he himself admitted to the press last week -- is nowhere near in the same class of the greatest passer in the history of the NFL.
Dan the Man.