Goodbye For Real This Time?

Posted: December 14, 2010 by amyaubrey in Brett Favre, NFL

After 297 consecutive games started & 19 years of playing, Brett Favre is officially done (well, at least we think so.)  Even with all the criticism he has recieved over the past few years, it is still one of the greatest individual achievements in all of sports.  If you are a freshman in college, you have never known football without Brett Favre starting at QB.  It is a streak comparable to Cal Ripkin, Jr. in baseball.  Even at 41 years old, Favre was still football’s Iron Man.  In this day & age, it is probably a streak that will never be broken.  Others will try but you have to stay healthy, or at least healthy enough for at least 19 years.

Last weekend against the Bills, on the 3rd play from scrimmage, Favre was taken down square in the back by Arthur Moats.  We all wondered what would happen this week & then, the Vikings’ stadium roof collapsed because of snow to postpone the Sunday game to Monday.  Everyone said that it was a conspiracy to give Brett an extra day off to heal.  Heal he did not because it was announced Monday evening that his streak would end.  Tarvaris Jackson manned the quarterback position for the Vikings.  Shortly afterward, his official website was selling autographed commemorative footballs inscribed with “297 starts 1992-2010,” for $499.99 each.  It is possible this will be the end of Favre’s season, as well as his career.  Whether you love him or you hate him, it was quite the achievement & quite a career.

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