Thank goodness the game's just two days away. We're dangerously close to the two just calling a press conference and fellating each other in front of the assembled media.

With weekly games, NFL reporters have a lot of column inches to fill. And nothing pads out the week's coverage like trash talk. But, barring that, there's the old trope of two stars having mutual respect for one another. Brett Favre and Tony Romo, two QBs the rest of the country lives to hate, have been showing nothing but love for each other. A little too much love.

Romo, as you'll hear a million times, grew up in Wisconsin as a Packers fan. While he claims he never owned a Favre jersey,

[H]e's definitely a guy that I watched play every Sunday, and I enjoyed watching him play.

"I just think that Brett's been playing the game at such a high-level for so long that he's in a class by himself. There's always comparisons being made to him all the time, but there's only one Brett Favre."

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You got some drool on your chin there, champ. Brett, do you have something nice to say about Tony?

His excitement and passion for the game is obvious, and I think it's real genuine," Favre said of Romo. "I think that's what people like. They like to see the realness from any player. When you watch Tony you see that.

"He and I will exchange texts occasionally, great job, wish you well, things like that."

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What are you doing tonight, it's 2 a.m. and Deanna's out of town, you know, things like that.

I think any time you're playing in this type of game, it's going to be special,'' Romo said Thursday. "I like Brett. He's fun to hang out with and talk to and stuff."

"Do you think he likes me back?" Romo then asked the reporter.

One of the two will have to lose Sunday, but don't we always hurt the ones we love? Meanwhile, the rest of us are rooting for the meteor.

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Romo never owned a Favre Jersey [St. Paul Pioneer Press]
A case of mutual admiration [Houston Chronicle]
Romo: Playoffs Special, Not Fact He'll Face Favre [AP]