The greatest consecutive games played streak in all of sports – if not the greatest streak of any kind in any walk of life ever – has officially come to an end. Moments ago the displaced Minnesota Vikings announced that Brett Favre will be inactive for tonight’s alternate venue “home game” against the New York Giants, terminating Favre’s run of 297 straight games.
Let it be recorded that, when the streak did finally die, it was killed by Arthur Moats of the Buffalo Bills who slammed Favre to the turf early in last week’s game, leading to a sprained shoulder for the quarterback. Favre struggled to get back on the practice field late in the week, and it was finally announced by Leslie Frazier that he would be a game time decision.
Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Favre had texted various people about his doubts over his ability to play. On Monday Ed Werder reported Favre told teammates he believed the streak was over. Nevertheless, Frazier remained optimistic, sticking to his line that the decision would not be made until the team arrived at Ford Field.
Now, the decision has been made. The streak is over. Tarvaris Jackson starts for the Vikings. The speculation may now commence over whether Favre will try to return for next week’s game against the Bears or simply hang it up.
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