I agree to a point. And my posts aren't to denigrate Farve -- he is a Hall of Famer. But I think the circlejerk that he alone has all of the essential qualities of winning is getting a bit much. I have seen a fair number of Pack games where it was because of his tendencies to do the stupid shuttle pass or chuck it up there, that they lost.
I don't think you can define a career by NOT winning a Super Bowl, but it certainly counts in your "plus column" if you do win one. for Farve, I'd venture to say it was because of him that they won. I think I feel the same way about Aikman too, I know they had irvin and emmit, but christ, he was good. I wouldn't say it was because of marino that Miami didn't win one -- if that makes sense.
I think the reason they say it about qb's is because its the harderst position to play, in most cases has a hell of a lot to do with the outcome of the game, and they are the team's leader. So with more glory, comes more responsibility.
Frankly, at this point -- its probably silly to talk about Farve. He is in the hall, he is a good qb still, but he isn't as good as brady, mcnabb or peyton at this time. He is exempt I guess.
It just sickens me when its like he is the only one who has overcome adversity on the field and off -- when some of his adversity is his own fault (painkillers, stupid turnovers). Great guy all in all, but its old.
The opening scene of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" is loosely based on games of dodgeball Brian Dawkins played in second grade.