WISCREPORT.COM (10/5/07) - Governor Jim Doyle has proclaimed Sunday, October 7, 2007 “Brett Favre Record Day” in Wisconsin. The observation is in honor of the quarterback’s record-breaking 421st career touchdown pass against the Minnesota Vikings last week. The record was previously held by Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino.
“Last Sunday, Brett Favre marked yet another milestone in a remarkable career with the Green Bay Packers,” Governor Doyle said.
“Breaking this record is a testament to the determination and perseverance that Brett Favre shows on and off the field. Wisconsin is proud of all of the contributions he has made to the game of football, and to our state,” Doyle said.
Brett Favre is the NFL’s only three-time MVP, and is in his 16th season at Green Bay, more than any other player or coach.
In addition to leading the NFL all time in touchdown passes, Favre also holds the record for career completions, passing attempts, passing yards and wins as a starting quarterback.
“Like Packer fans across Wisconsin, I am excited about the team’s 4-0 start and wish them success this weekend against the Bears and throughout the season," Governor Doyle said.
In addition to breaking Marino's record, and having Governor Doyle issue a proclamation naming this Sunday Brett Favre Record Day, the week will find Favre celebrating another event soon. Favre will celebrate his 38th birthday on Wednesday, October 10.
"On behalf of excited and proud fans throughout Wisconsin, Happy Birthday, Brett,” the Badger State's Governor Doyle stated in issuing the proclamation.
The proclamation notes that Favre recently established a record for the most career National Football League wins by a quarterback. Favre also holds the record for career completitions and passing attempts, ranking him the top quarterack in the history of the NFL.
Brett Favre Record Day will find the Packers taking on the Chicago Bears for the 174th time. The Bears and Packers have had a major rivalry since 1921.