Dan Marino still the greatest of all time?
Sure Joe Montana had the Super Bowl rings, but Danny had the TD passes. And completions record. And yards record. You get the drift.
Unfortunately, Dan Marino will soon not be able to dominate the GREATEST of all time conversation like he used to. Brett Favre could pass Marino for career TD passes as early as Sunday -- the record Marino has told me he most prized. So it becomes impossible to state Danny was the greatest of all time as a fact.
Not only does he not have the stats, but he still doesn't have a ring. Favre will have both. And in about five years, barring unexpected circumstance, when Peyton Manning passes Favre, the Indy QB also will have both a ring (or more) and the stats.
By the way here's a comparison between Marino and Favre from my friends at STATS:
Starts: Marino 240, Favre 240.
Wins: Marino 147, Favre 150.
TD Passes: Marino 420, Favre 420.
Super Bowl victories: Marino 0, Favre 1.
So the obvious point is it can no longer be logically argued Marino is the greatest of all time without having good counter-arguments come back at you. Maybe he's among the greats, but he no longer has the GREATEST spot locked up.