Sunday, September 30, 2007

Brett Favre: 421 Touchdown Passes

Brett Favre today broke a 13 year old Passing Touchdown record that was currently held by Dan Marino. This is the most recent in a long line of records Brett currently and/or will hold in the end.

It's not so much the 421 Touchdown passes as it is his durability. His streak of consecutive starts is unmatched, in ANY sport. Brett has started in the last 261 games including playoffs for over 14 Years!!!
Some may say that Cal Ripkens consecutive start streak is more impressive. To this remark I remind everyone of one simple fact:
  • The SACK: The NFL tallies this statistic to indicate how many times the Quarterback has been slammed to the ground by a 275-350 pound athlete.
  • Brett Favre has been sacked 431 times. Can you imagine being healthy after being sacked 431 times?

How many times was Cal sacked in his career? Football is a sport where players have almost died, been paralyzed and wake up the day after a game and can barely get out of bed.

Congrats Brett Favre

Cross Posted at Rocketstar's Thoughts on Life


Amanda said...

Yeah but consider how boring and long baseball games are, it must be an achievement just to keep going to work.

Rocketstar said...

LOL! I love it, I totally agree.

alternatefish said...

yes, but the real question...

if a tree fell in a forest, and hit brett favre on the head, and nobody was around to see it, would anyone care?


sorry, not so much a packers fan. I don't really remember why, it's one of those things that's been ingrained in me since birth, right up there next to "thou shalt not murder" and "thou shalt not cheer for any sports team from Dallas."

I will grant you that the man's impressive, even if I don't like him.

angel, jr. said...

Definitely congrats to Brett!!

Travis Erwin said...

I agree and I have always like Favre. Glad he got away from the Falcons when he did.

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