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QBREES9 08-31-2010 12:04 AM

Drew is my Mariano
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I've been a Yankee fan since way back when. Growing up in New York City was a great place for a kid like me since sports played such a huge role in my life. And the Yankees were my first life line. My dad would take me to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yanks live, or we'd watch them on TV. And pennant races and October baseball are somethings that still move me. If the Yankees are in it, I'm a little kid again.

In 1995 the Yankees signed Mariano Rivera. He has become the best closer in the history of Major League Baseball. When Rivera was called upon to shut down Yankee opponents in those crucial "I think my head is going to explode" moments, Yankee fans felt something good was going to happen.
Mariano Rivera is fearless. He has his own ice maker in his blood. He wraps his arms around pressure and feeds off it. When Rivera takes the mound, putting the ball in his hands is better than any insurance company could do.

Drew Brees is my Rivera. While watching the New Orleans Saints play the Chargers this past week it hit me. I watched Brees and felt the same way I do when Rivera pitches. Good stuff is about to happen.
Brees is good. Okay, so I could come up with a bunch of words to describe his talent to you, but when dealing with a great talent it's best to just say "That man can play." I'm not telling you something you don't already know.
Go look up the stats if you want. I'm just telling you that while watching Brees play, I got that Mariano feeling. Both have won the biggest championships their sports have to offer. These two guys are only half human. They're human off the field and take on some other life form while on it.

There are certain ball players that make your goose bumps form a conga line and dance. I plan to dance with Rivera and my Yankees in October.
Saints fans are looking to dance again this year.
They know it's best to let Brees lead.

Saint_LB 08-31-2010 04:53 AM

Sticking with the comparing to a baseball player theme, I would've gone with Greg Maddux. He's not a giant of a player, he doesn't have the best arm in the league, and he's a starter and not a mop-up guy...but they both depend, or depended in the case of Maddux who is now retired, on their tremendous accuracy and timing to excel. Just my $.02, though...and I didn't grow-up a Yankee fan, thankfully. j/k :)

darstep 08-31-2010 07:10 AM

Was the shovel pass to Bush last week a thing of beauty, or what?

neugey 08-31-2010 08:00 AM

When I read the subject line, I thought it said "Drew is my Marino". Which is actually kind of how I feel about Brees. Someone who is the consummate leader and with whom his team is never out of a game. Of course, now Drew has the ring Marino never got, but it wasn't for Marino's lack of persistence.

As a Lakers fan, Kobe is my Mariano Rivera, and TV announcers have made the comparison multiple times. Not a Yanks fan, but Rivera is a beast.

Choupique 08-31-2010 08:10 AM

The Yankees are lame. Yuck. None of their players hold a candle to Brees.

D_it_up 08-31-2010 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by Choupique (Post 240628)
The Yankees are lame. Yuck. None of their players hold a candle to Brees.

Mr. Positivity strikes again!

Pete 08-31-2010 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by darstep (Post 240609)
Was the shovel pass to Bush last week a thing of beauty, or what? about keeping the play alive!!Bush being in his assigned spot on the field for that play payed off for sure!The acceleration he showed was awesome

SaintPez 08-31-2010 05:07 PM

im an Orioles fan, but as a BASEBALL fan also, i have to state that the yankees are baseball. love them or hate them, (I hate them because again, Im an Orioles fan) The Yankees are baseball. When the Yanks come to Baltimore, I try to get tickets to witness that history of the stankees...oops....yankees, vs my lowly Orioles. I think people do the same for Brees. He is such a phenom, that if he went to Clevelend or St Loius...where attendance is down, peoploe come to just see him. In nutshell...Yankees = baseball....Brees + football. And more importantly, Brees = New Orleans!

SaintPez 08-31-2010 05:09 PM

Neuguy.....a kobe fan?....really? I mean ...he is afantastic ball player...but godamm.

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