Is it possible that a man's biographical movie can be made when he is born and fulfilled 40 years later?
Not many people know that Brett Favre has always been a great Saints fan, having been raised in Kiln, MS, less than 50 miles from downtown New Orleans. Two weeks ago the announcers stated that only when Favre is playing against them, he is not a Saints fan.
Here's the irony:
In October, 1969, about the time that Brett Favre was being born, "Number One" was being shown at the old Bronco Drive-in theatre on East Alameda in El Paso. I pulled out the old collector's CD of the movie and watched it again a few days ago, and I thought it remarkable how many parallels there were in it with Brett Favre's life. The protagonist was a 40-year old Saints quarterback, Ron Catlan (Charleton Heston), who didn't want to "hang it up." He is hounded by reporters constantly asking him questions about retirement. Heston, in that Saints uniform, looked remarkably like Favre. Of course there are twists in the plot that I am sure are not consistent with Favre's character, such as the quarrelling with his wife and his ultimately having an affair.
Nevertheless, I saw a lot of irony in the team featured in "Number One," the Saints, the team Favre worshipped as a boy, and had hoped to play for someday. Irony might have it that Favre played his last game AGAINST the Saints as QB for the Vikings a couple of weeks ago.
Too bad his "biographical movie" was made 40 years ago and cannot now honor him.