Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Favre Cry

Ok, so it's readily apparent that I was way too soft on Brett Favre and that I should have gone with my first instinct. Sure the Jets are 4-3 and one game out of first place, but no thanks to Favre. He isn't just bad, he's quite possibly the worst Jet quarterback I have ever seen. And I've seen Browning Nagle and Mark Malone. Behind Favre's consistent and embarrassing interceptions, the Jets lost to the second worst team in football and came within a touchdown that Laveranues Coles had to catch behind him off his hip of losing to the worst team.

Don't believe me about Favre? Let's look at some eye-opening statistics. Here are Favre's stats through Week 8:

TDs: 15 Int: 11 Yds: 1611 QB Rating: 89.5

Here are the stats of the guy he replaced, Chad Pennington:

TDs: 7 Int: 3 Yds: 1710 QB Rating 100.5

Just for kicks, here are the stats of the guy who replaced Favre in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers:

TDs: 12 Int: 4 Yds: 1668 QB Rating 98.8

Sure Favre has the most touchdowns, but only twice as many as Chad and 25% more than Rodgers. In contrast, he has nearly 3 and 4 times the number of interceptions as both guys and fewer yards, and we all know that turnovers lose games. Who would you rather have?

In lighter news, Obama seems to be holding onto his lead. If he wins, things will get better in this country right away. Half the country will find a way to give the Republicans credit almost as quickly, despite the fact that Republican administrations have been almost consistently disastrous throughout history.

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