The last few years of Brett Favre career has been like a sequel of ‘Final Destination’. Seems like injuries and personal conflict continue to chase him down in hopes that he’ll sit out a game and end what might be the greatest streak in professional sports history of 297 consecutive football games started dating back to 1991.
The 41-year-old Vikings quarterback who fought through broken bones, aches, pains and personal grief to play week after week, couldn’t make it for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Favre was sidelined by a throwing shoulder too damaged for even him to overcome.
Jeff Anderson, a Vikings spokesman, announced to the public on Twitter that the 41-year-old Favre was out: “Vikings Inactives – 12, 19, 25, 31, 76, 90, 91…and 4. The streak ends…”
The Vikings hoped Favre, who has started despite a broken foot and elbow tendinitis this season, could do it again when the game against the New York Giants was delayed from Sunday after the Metrodome roof collapsed. That forced the game to be moved to Ford Field, but it was not enough time for Favre to get healthy enough to play.
It was a good run Brett, just chill though. You’ve taken Tavaris Jackson off the field for long enough now. Tip your hat and walk off into the sunset in your Wrangler jeans like the country a** cowboy that you are.