It's tough staying up for those Monday Night Football games so if you missed it, Brett Favre was, well, he was Brett Favre. The Packers scored just two touchdowns in their 19-13 OT win over the Broncos in Denver but they were 79- and 82-yard strikes from Favre. And these weren't your cutesy little West Coast Offense eight-yard slants with 70 yards of YAC.
The first was a big-time 50-yard or so strike to James Jones in the first quarter and the second was an over-the-top, spot-on, left-sideline rainbow to Greg Jennings on the first play from scrimmage in overtime. At 38 years old, Favre is still capable of putting up Hall of Fame numbers (21-for-27, 331 yards) and making the spectacular throw.
And if you stayed up for the telecast, you heard Favre's wife, Deanna, who has just written a book, as the MNF interview guest. What a pleasant relief that was after the likes of Jimmie Kimmel and Russell Crowe the last few weeks.
And finally, another HOF-caliber player, Denver kicker Jason Elam made a great field goal to tie the game in regulation. It wasn't long, just 21 yards, but the Broncos -- with no timeouts left -- were in fire-drill mode, dashing onto the field so that Elam could take a swat at the ball with time running out.
* And admittedly, we don't do a lot of hockey here until the playoffs -- just not our thing in Baltimore. But the Rangers' Jaromir Jagr showed that hockey players are still hockey players. Jagr took a puck right in the kisser, went over to the bench, spit out a half box of Chicklets, which I believe were his bridge, some original enamel and blood -- and then scored what turned out to be the winning goal in a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay.
After the game, Jagr said, "I didn't see myself yet. It's Halloween tomorrow. I don't have to buy a mask."
As if we needed to be reminded, those guys are tough dudes.