Where does Brett Farve rate?
March 4, 2008 12:00pm CST
...we know he is a great QB and a firt ballot hall of famer. But where does he fall in terms of celebrity outside of the world of football? For example: Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, etc. all transcended the games they played. They were known as icons, not only sports stars. ...for whatever reason, I do not view Farve in the same light. Where would you place him in the ranking of best known or transcendental sports stars?
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
5 Apr 08
I wouldn't put him above Michael Jordan. But, I would definitely rank him above Gretzky and Woods. I don't put much stock in statistics so I'll ignore most of his records. But, he played in a very violent sport (the average player's career is four years) without missing a start. Plus he retired with the most wins as a quarterback despite the fact he never had a hall of fame player on offense with him. Montana and Young had Jerry Rice, Troy Aikman had Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin and John Elway had Terrell Davis and Shannon Sharpe.