Drew Brees has broken the NFL record for yards passing in a season, surpassing a mark that had stood since Dan Marino set it in 1984- AP

Dan Marino was fab. I cheered for him because of his U of Pitt pedigree, and for his sinew like elbows that snapped footballs out of his palms like lightning.

He had some good ‘snap’ with that right arm of his.

Then comes this lowly drafted (Marino was picked 1st round, Brees in the 2nd round) Boilermaker and sets a new record. How about that.

It isn’t everyday that a QB record is broken, so I celebrate (albeit belated) with Drew Brees and the NFL the new set record.

Although I’m sure Dan was a bit peeved about the news, but took composure and was pro about it.

However, that surpassing of the passing total mark was a primary element to Marino’s legendary standing in sports, the breaking of that mark, just might tarnish his brand a bit.

Well, at least Brees doesn’t have a Super Bowl ring.

Oops. Actually Brees does, doesn’t he? Kudos.

Dan Marino in University of Pittsburgh colors in the 80's (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)

Brees with that way over-hand delivery of the football, at Purdue. (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)