We were watching Sunday’s game between Green Bay and St. Louis and we felt honored and privileged to watch the fourth quarter pass gently float from the rugged fingers of the NFL’s ironman and fall into Donald Driver’s hands seven yards away. At that moment, Favre became a football god, passing Dan Marino’s all-time passing record of 61,361 yards with the pass.
However, leave it to FOX to go off and ruin a perfectly memorable, feel-good moment. Heading into a commercial break following Favre’s career accomplishment, the knuckleheads in the control room started playing Pearl Jam’s “Better Man.” Sure, if you just listen to the lyrics – “Can’t find a better man” – then you’d probably think it’s a fitting tribute. But that’s why we do research people!
When the song was performed on VH1 Storytellers Eddie Vedder introduced it as a song about “abusive relationships.” It is often thought that Vedder had written it from a woman’s perspective about an abusive relationship. Before a performance of the song at Pearl Jam’s show in Atlanta, Georgia on April 3, 1994 Vedder clearly said “it’s dedicated to the bastard that married my Momma.
What, was Eminem’s “Kim” already being used for another highlight package?
[Canada.com]: Favre passes Marino