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|Saints Super enough|
Well is it just me, or do you think Joe Buck should have been wearing a Brett Favre jersey while doing the play-by-play of the Saints NFC Championship win over Minnesota.
And that's nothing against Favre.
That was one of the most incredible performances I have ever seen by the amazing Southern Miss product.
There are 18-year-old quarterbacks out there who would not have finished the game after the pounding Favre took Sunday in the Superdome.
He is a true warrior.
I was fortunate enough to see Brett Favre play his first game in black and gold in Hattiesburg on September 21, 1987.
Southern Miss was hosting Tulane and I went to the game primarily to watch Eddie Ray Jackson of Vidalia.
But this freshman quarterback for USM came off the bench and engineered three scoring drives and threw two TD passes in a come-from-behind win.
Favre was listed behind Ailrick Young and Simmie Carter on the USM depth chart before the season.
I'll never forget I called him a Pass Christian native because he went to school at North Hancock according to the USM media guide.
I was shocked to get a letter the next week from south Mississippi (remember this was before newspapers went on the Web) and this person told me Favre was from Kiln.
Everyone certainly is well aware of that now.
And I can't help but think that watching that game on television Sunday I may have seen the last of Brett Favre. Still slinging it like a college freshman.
But this day belonged to the New Orleans Saints, despite the national media seemingly wanting a Favre versus Manning matchup.
No, Minnesota did not hand the game to New Orleans.
They certainly made numerous mistakes, but credit the Saints for forcing several of those mistakes.
As many missed tackles and bad coverage Tracy Porter had in the game, he had the interception and forced the fumble that allowed the Saints to come out on top.
And I don't want to hear about a pass interference call on the final drive that allowed the Saints to win.
The roughing the passer call on Favre that kept one drive alive was highway robbery.
I also question the personal foul on Bobby McCray after Favre handed the ball off and stood in the way. This is Brett Favre. He blocks better than some Detriot Lion offensive linemen.
Credit Pierre Thomas for some hard running to keep some drives alive.
The Saints went away from their passing game and Minnesota's rush may have had a lot to do with that.
The screen pass to Thomas for a touchdown was perfect, but I never saw ithe play again.
Looking ahead to two weeks, the Saints are certainly going to have to do a better job of covering tight ends and backs.
Then again, I can remember when players like Johnnie Poe were in the secondary. Most of you probably won't remember him. And there's a good reason for that.
The buildup to the Super Bowl has gotten monotonous in the past. I have a feeling we're going to enjoy the buildup a lot more this year.
It's just too bad long-time Saint media diehards Buddy Diliberto and Hap Glaudi are not here to enjoy it with us.
Most of the rest of us certainly never dreamed of seeing this day.
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