Wednesday, January 30, 2008

There is no, nor should there be, any debate...right now

Joe Montana kicks the shit out of Tom Brady regarding the subject of best Super Bowl Quarterback, which is the topic of the moment for the "WWL." Brady's SB MVP awards, which are often cited as evidence that Brady belongs in the discussion, are irrelevant, as are Montana's.

It's reasonable to expect that Brady is going to have a good game this weekend. Probably better than his 2001 performance in which he had a 59.3 completion percentage, 145 yards, 1 TD, and an 86.2 rating. Montana's worst game wouldn't take out the trash for an 86 QB rating. Like Brady, Joe's worst game also got him an MVP award in '81, when he had a 63.6 completion percentage, 157 yards, 1 TD and a 100.0 rating. Not counting Montana's best TD game (5 in '89), he threw 6 TD's to 0 INT's. Brady stands at 6/1.


Not counting his best yardage game (357 in '88), Montana threw for 785 yards. Brady has thrown for 735 yards. Montana played three games with a better QB rating than Brady's best (110.2), and Montana's worst (100) is closer to Brady's best than his worst. When Brady's Super Bowl stats are compared to Montana's, omitting Montana's best performance, the two are similar. But Montana did have a better game. For Brady to be allowed to be mentioned in the same breath as the farts that come from Montana's beautiful, glorious golden asshole though, he will need to have somewhere near the game Montana had in the '89 Super Bowl, when he completed 75.9% of his passes for 297 yards, 5 TD's, and a QB rating of 147.6. If he plays the way he did against Jacksonville in the divisional round, maybe. If he plays the way he did against San Diego in the AFC Championship, no way. Brady's a stud, but Montana was the Stud Club's president.

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