Whose Story Is It? Part 3   2 comments

 

     Well, now we know whose story it was in the Superbowl this  year. It was Drew Brees’s story.  And, a heck of a story he has had. You can get it all at wikipedia.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drew_Brees

      Had I known it was Drew’s story, I would have put a bet down and made some money on the Superbowl. If you check his life history, you can see how everything has been building to this moment. He is a kind of superhero who has accomplished incredible things from high school through the present.

     And he seems to be a really nice guy. So, I’m glad the Saints won the Superbowl. It’s a feel good story for America, and a climactic moment in the hero tale that is the life of Drew Brees. Warner and Favre and Manning have already had their triumphs–time to let a newer, younger hero have his moment on the stage.

     Whose story do you think it will be next year?

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Posted February 18, 2010 by atroll in Uncategorized

2 responses to “Whose Story Is It? Part 3

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  1. The NFL media machine is not very forthcoming. Brees and Manning both had good games, but not *great* games. The final score was much lower than expected. Both teams passed way more than they ran. It should have been a shootout with two quarterback heroes. It wasn’t.

    But the NFL does not make any money selling jackets of defensive backs. Teens do not clamor for a baseball cap which has a nickel-back’s number on it. So the game announcers, the press releases, anyone who gets paid by the NFL, directly or indirectly, make up a fictional story.

    Brett Farve is the ultimate winner of this fiction. He has lost *many* more important games than he has won. The NFL will tell you he is the all-time leader in completed passes. They will not mention that he is the all-time leader in intercepted passes.

    The great fiction story of “Rollerball” has been reversed in the NFL. In Rollerball, the owners wanted to show that the Johnathan was not a hero -that he was just another player. In the NFL, the owners make stars out of ordinary players, and vice-versa.

    So yes, Drew Brees is a great man with a great story, no question. Was he the Super Bowl story? Only if we accept the NFL fiction as history. The Super Bowl story was two late-game interceptions by Saints defenders.

  2. The Saints 2009 season was way more than just two late-game interceptions by Saints defenders. The story of the Saints triumph started building in the aftermath of Katrina, when Sean Payton came on board and Drew Brees was signed. Slowly over a few years they built an amazing ensemble of players led by Drew, and rightfully so, as the quarterback is the leader of the team, emotionally, technically, and practically. It was the story of Drew Brees this year. Without his leadership and amazing skill, the Saints would not have had the year that they did, which was perfectly capped by an undefeated post-season. Folks may elevate Brees to the title of godhood, but really he’s just a really good football player who was asked to lead a team out of the dregs of the NFL, but who ended up lifting a city, possibly an entire state, out of the dregs of a natural disaster, from which otherwise they have still not recovered. Geaux Saints!

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