October 30, 2007 5:00 AM
Broncos:Trick or Treat?
It was a moment you expect from a legend. Overtime. Go long. And when you are Brett Favre that means REALLY long. It'll be something we still talk about years from now kind of like the Rockies run. It was one of those moments that reminds us all just how great a moment in sports can be. So, like I blogged here last night, savor it. It was something special even if it did come at the Broncos expense.
I think I've shared before that I don't believe there is a cartoonist in the country that draws under the deadlines I do at times. I drew late and "live" all the way through the NLCS and the World Series, turning the drawings in as early as 10:10 p.m. which was about the time of the last pitch. This Favre cartoon was done in 30 minutes because that's all the time I had to capture the turn from Elam's field goal in regulation to Favre's amazing touchdown pass in overtime while still meeting my 10:15 deadline. The rendering is a little rougher than I like but I think the timeliness out weighs any self-conscious feelings I might have about the quality of the drawing. I learned long ago it's the idea that counts most anyway.
Now some of you may be asking, including some of my editors, if that's all it takes for him to do a cartoon then what does he do, say, for the other 7 and a half hours a day. Fair question. If I have 8 hours to do one, then, well, it usually takes me 8 hours to do one. Strange how that works. I can tell you I don't spend my afternoons on the golf course.
And if you don't believe me just ask anyone that I've hit with an errant tee shot. I assure you there are many.