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PADECKY: Irv's toenails, cruisin' with the Tooz and other Super Bowl memories

  • Denver Broncos coach Dan Reeves, left, has a word with Broncos quarterback John Elway in the New Orleans Superdome Saturday, Jan. 27, 1990 on the eve of Super Bowl XXIV. The Broncos will try to win their first Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

NEW ORLEANS -- Now covering my 22nd Super Bowl, what do I remember about the 21 others?

I suppose I should start with my favorite moment. The one I'll remember long after I forget how to spell "Colin Kaepernick."

That would be the toenails.

Yeah, I know, a little disgusting. I get it. Hang in there with me.

It was Jan. 23, 1997, and I was in Kiln, Miss., sitting at the kitchen table with Irv Favre, Brett's father. The Packers-Patriots Super Bowl was a few days away. I was able to wangle an interview with Irv, at the Favre family home in Kiln (pronounced "KILL"), 54 miles from New Orleans.

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