Thursday, January 17, 2008

Heroic image

How great was that scene at Lambeau?

Contender for most heroic sports photo ever?
Brett Favre overcomes the elements to save the women and children of Wisconsin.
Check out the snow accumulated atop Favre's shoulder pads.

Most legend-burnishing caption ever?
Brett Favre = Roger Staubach, blended w/huntin and fishin Elvis, blended w/Paul Bunyan.
How many Wisconsin boys will carry this cherished poster from their childhood bedrooms,to their college dorm rooms, to their adult workshops? Tony Romo will.

For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph - a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.

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