In Favre's Fairy Tale, 40 Is the New 30
I am very happy to say he no longer is acting like a diva, my term for him last month when he and his boss, Vikings head coach Brad Childress, tugged for control of the team's offensive direction. Favre made his case, ended up getting his way and, in Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game, took advantage of this pass-first mentality with four more spectacular touchdown throws -- three to his new favorite receiver, Sidney Rice -- and a knack for avoiding the fearsome pass rush of the Dallas Cowboys. In contrast, the 29-year-old Tony Romo, he of the US Weekly covers and elusive ducks and darts, was harassed into a frazzled, hopeless mess by Minnesota's thunderous defensive line, losing two of his three fumbles and throwing a killer interception, when he wasn't being sacked six times and hit 12 other times.
"He was the guy I wanted to be,'' said Romo, who was playing high-school ball in Burlington, Wis., when Favre was in his Green Bay heyday.