A lot of good things came out of 1969. We landed on the moon, Joe Namath lived up to his guarantee, moviegoers got to watch "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Easy Rider," and music fans got cornerstone albums from the Beatles and the Velvet Underground. But four decades later, the year is still giving back in the form of Mariano Rivera and Brett Favre, born little more than a month apart.

Thursday night was Rivera's time in the spotlight, as the Yankees' closer went two innings and 39 pitches to shut down the Phillies and secure Game 2. But come Sunday, the two may go head to head for SportsNation's affection, with the Yankees and Phillies playing Game 4 at night and Favre making his return to Lambeau Field in the afternoon.

So it's a simple question: Which product of 1969 tops your list?

Bryan (Wichita)

What are your thoughts about playing for the Vikings and [Brett Favre's] comment about them being more talented than the '96 Pack

Former Packers FB William Henderson
Gary Horton

I hope he said it in an attempt to motivate his own locker room. Boneheaded statement if it was meant to truly compare the No. 1 defense and No. 1 special teams from Super Bowl XXXI team to an unproven. Full transcript.

sam (new jersey)

who was the toughest pitcher you had to face?

Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury
Gary Horton

Mariano Rivera. Full transcript.

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