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Old 10-22-2012, 08:52 AM   #65
socalorado
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Unitas needs to be on the list

Unitas
Elway
Baugh
Montana
Manning

Marino never won jack squat.
Favre only won with really good teams.
Young deserves honorable mention, but never did enough to be on the mountian.
Brady. He might deserve to be there. Maybe chisel him on in a few years. Not yet.

Baugh just fricken won. He changed the game, and Unitas brought the game into the modern era. Both were awesome under pressure, and had incredible work ethics.
They were masters of their positions, and revolutionized the game.
Lets face it, Montana had dynasty teams, but when they were faltering, he was jut clutch. He did have to go against dynasties in his own right in Dallas and NyGiants, and pulled out some of the most incredible victories of all time. The guy was just $$.
Elway. The master. No one did it better, and no one elevated himself and his sub-par teams to a higher level year in and year out. No one pulled out more wins in clutch time, i dont care what the records say. Elway did it in the most crucial and critical times when it was all on the line and his story book ending puts him on the mountian top.

“So far in Elway’s career, his offensive linemen and wide receivers have been voted to the Pro Bowl a combined seven times. In Dan Marino’s 15 seasons, Miami Dolphins offensive linemen and wide receivers have been selected to the Pro Bowl 30 times. … Though usually surrounded by a human rummage sale, Elway has won more games as a starter than any other quarterback in NFL history at the time of this writing. (138). It’s the equivalent of carving Mount Rushmore with a spoon or composing Beethoven’s Ninth on a kazoo. But Elway’s career has been about more than just winning. It has been about escaping defeat a half page from the end of the novel, leaping over pits of fire with the microdot hidden in his cigarette lighter. On first down Elway was ‘pretty average,’ his Stanford coach Paul Wiggin once said. But when the elementary school kids are being held hostage and the detonator reads 00:03, who would you rather have clipping the wires than Elway? He may be the only quarterback in history who could stand on his own two-yard line, trailing by five with less than two minutes to play, no timeouts left, windchill –5, and cause the opposing coach to mutter, ‘We’re in trouble.’” --Rick Reilly, Sports Illustrated, qtd. in Austin Murphy’s The Super Bowl: Sports Greatest Championship
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