A friend just sent a joke along:

Payton Manning, Tomy Romo and Brett Favre all stand before God, in heaven. God asks Peyton Manning first: ‘What do you believe?’

Peyton thinks long and hard, looks God in the eye, and says, ‘I believe in hard work, and in staying true to family and friends. I believe in giving. I was lucky, but I always tried to do right by my fans.’

God can’t help but see the essential goodness of Manning, and offers him a seat to his left.

Then God turns to Tony Romo and says, ‘What do you believe?’

Tony says, ‘I believe passion, discipline, courage and honor are the fundamentals of life. I, too, have been lucky, but win or lose, I’ve always tried to be a true sportsman, both on and off the playing fields.’

God is greatly moved by Tony’s sincere eloquence, and he offers him a seat to his right.

Finally, God turns to Brett Favre: ‘And you, Brett, what do you believe?’

Brett replies, ‘I believe you’re in my seat.’

The main reason I post it here is, I first heard this more than 30 years ago, in the mid-70s, but with English First Division Football coaches in the place of the American quarterbacks. I forget who specifically had Brett Favre’s position in the joke, but I can’t help wondering, when I first heard this joke in 1975, how old it was even then.

Other than that, it’s virtually word-for-word.

This world never ceases to amaze me.

John

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