(Green Bay at Carolina, Monday,
9 p.m., WJLA-7, WMAR-2)
"I ate a lot of chicken, a great deal. I guarantee you it was about 15 or 20 drumsticks, and about 10 or 12 breasts, and I guarantee you about 20 biscuits. I was so full. . . . I was hungry at the time. They said you could spit it out, and I said, 'No, I'm hungry.' "
Jake Delhomme, on filming a commercial in March for Bojangles' restaurants.
Brett Favre and Jake Delhomme -- the NFL's Bayou Boys, its Swamp Things, if you will -- have a lot in common if you disregard their age difference (Favre will turn 35 on Oct. 10, Delhomme is 28). Both are from Cajun Country, both like down-home activities (Farve likes nothing better than to mow his lawn, Delhomme likes to work with horses) and both went to the Super Bowl for the first time in their sixth NFL season (though Delhomme didn't get a single snap in three of his first six, getting more playing time in NFL Europe).
The main difference: Favre won in his first trip to the Super Bowl; Delhomme, despite a stellar game, did not.
Still, time may be running out for Favre, who has been flip-flopping on retirement for years now. His teammates are talking as if this may have to be the year.
"I've got a sense of urgency to win a Super Bowl for Brett," linebacker Na'il Diggs told Sports Illustrated. "I'm going to try my damnedest to win it for him before it's his time to go."