Favre tries to profit from end of streak

Apparently, a salary of $16 million for 2010 isn’t enough.

Not long after Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was placed on the inactive list for Monday night’s game against the Giants, Favre’s official web site began selling a signed football commemorating his 297-game streak of starts.

For the low, low price of $499.99.

“One of the most historic streaks ever in all of sports has come to an end,” the message reads on Favre’s site.  “The NFL’s own Ironman Brett Favre has ended his consecutive starting game streak at 297. Chances are if your under 40 you don’t remember a time in the NFL with out Brett Favre playing on Sunday.  This is a monumental feat especially at the quarterback position.  Just consider since 1992 the Chicago Bears have watched over 20 QB’s start for their team; and the average career length in the NFL is less than four years.”

The signed ball will include the inscription “297 starts 1992-2010.”

Surely, there has to be a better way to spend $499.99.

93 responses to “Favre tries to profit from end of streak

  1. Keep us posted on the number of rubes who skip their mortgage (hell, WE pay it anyway) to buy this garbage.

    Thank you.

  2. Yeah, you could buy about 20 copies of the PFT Magazine for that price. Pass them on to your grandchildren in mint condition.

  3. pathetic. brett, youd be better off signing pics of your sad little johnson, then at least your scores of groupies would have something to remember you by…

  4. I dont’t see nothing wrong with this! All sports figures do this. I guess since it is Brett Favre it is wrong for him to do this. Ya’ll need to leave this man alone! Its starting to get like the Michael Vick hoopla! Lame!

  5. So his business people and agent got a head start on his behalf. Whoopee… You know that he’s not the one that updates his own page right??? Right???

  6. “Just consider since 1992 the Chicago Bears have watched over 20 QB’s start for their team;”…. once a Packer, always a Packer ha ha ha ha

  7. Well, the diva’s gotta raise money for the Sterger lawsuit somehow!

    Either that or the NFL will quietly issue a statement that Favre was suspended for today’s game.

  8. This again shows the character of this guy. As much as he has done, is indecisions of the last few years plus possible off field antics plus this. As they say COME ON MAN!!!

  9. “Surely, there has to be a better way to spend $499.99”

    They’re sold out, what does that tell YOU, Mike?

  10. I’m surprised he didn’t hold an ESPN press conference in the local high school gym and shed his manly tears….

  11. Tavares Jackson’s commemorative football will read “1 Consecutive Start, December 13-13, 2010”.

  12. Why shouldn’t he profit from his hard work? Lots of sports stars charge for things like that. Besides, he doesn’t have a job after the season ends. He also has a possible ugly divorce pending.

  13. I don’t want one, but I bet a bunch of people buy them up.

    As much of a Pain in the A$$ he’s been the last couple years, you still have to take your hat off to him. The guy was fun, and exciting. He played like we would all like to play in the backyard pick-up games. Between his great touchdown passes and his crazy interceptions, noone has ever been more of a lightning rod for the NFL.

  14. Was waiting for this. Knew you would have to say something as it is in your DNA to try to bring down Brett Favre whenever you get the chance. Biased journalism at its best!

  15. They all sell their autographs. They all offer signed jerseys, footballs, photos, and helmets for sale via the team or their personal Web sites. Where have you been?

    Nothing unusual about this. Great magnet material though, isn’t it? 😆 What will you do without him, Mike?

    Oh no!! You’ll write twice as many stories on us 😯

  16. Wait…what? You’re kidding right?

    I’m under 40 and I can remember football in the 70’s. But if you are under 40 you probably can’t remember a time in the NFL with out Brett Favre? Really?

    Maybe it’s just because I’m from Pittsburgh, where the NFL wasn’t invented in 1991.

  17. Yeah, the Bears have had 20 qbs since 1992, but they only have one fewer Super Bowl appearances than any team that had Favre on it in that time.

  18. This site is a joke! In what way is Favre trying to profit? It’s not as though Favre himself is selling it on ebay. If you knew anything about football, you would realize this is an amazing record, even if you don’t like Favre.

  19. did his site really say “…if YOUR under 40….” or is that PFT’s error?

    Both seem completely plausible; however, my money is on this being on Favre. Deanna is probably in charge of the web site.

  20. realitypolice says:
    Dec 13, 2010 8:04 PM
    Why shouldn’t he?

    This is America, right? If you don’t want to buy it, Don’t.

    ===============

    Gee, can I use that logic to avoid buying health care insurance, smart guy?

  21. Brett Favre is also selling limited editions of the picture he sent Sterger. They are going for $69.69.

    And props to you georgegissing1313 – funny, funny comment.

  22. Maybe Brett can team up with Pete Rose & score big during the holiday selling season:

    JUST ANNOUNCED!! SIGNED FOOTBALL BAT with following inscripitons:

    I’m sorry I bet on baseball, Pete Rose #14.

    I’m sorry I cheated on my wife, Brett Favre #4.

    Just $799…free shipping today!

  23. mataug says: Dec 13, 2010 7:42 PM

    “Just consider since 1992 the Chicago Bears have watched over 20 QB’s start for their team;”…. once a Packer, always a Packer ha ha ha ha
    =====================================
    20 QBs…… that is almost as many as the number of times Favre has retired over the last three years.

  24. Someone who is 40 today would have been 22 when Favre started his first NFL game. Why would such a person not be able to “remember a time in the NFL with out Brett Favre playing on Sunday?”

  25. Let’s see – would you rather him be like half the slugs in this country who no longer want to work and be productive and who expect other people to support them?

    Why do quasi-commies in this country feel compelled to vilify the work ethic that has made this country’s citizenry the most wealthy any nation’s ever seen?

    We should all feel proud of Favre’s work ethic because his work ethic provides jobs and keeps the lights on for a good number of people.

  26. Maybe they cut a deal with Jenn that she can keep the proceeds. So after he sells three or four of these things she’ll take 2 grand, and both Jenn and Brett will GO AWAY!

  27. @4sacroc …

    Yeah, you can use that logic to avoid buying health insurance if we can leave you on the side of the road to die like a dog if you get cancer. But unfortunately, they’ll take you to an ER and the rest of us in the already overwhelmed Middle Class will wind up paying your health-care costs and ours. The leeches of society aren’t the ones who genuinely can’t afford to pay, but dimwits like you who want to spend their money, then get everyone else to take care of them when it’s gone.

    @sarahpalinhater …

    Oh please. He’s not fleecing anyone. That’s a typical price for autographed sports memorabilia–less than a third of what Cal Ripken’s stuff is selling for, according to one commenter. If people can’t afford it or don’t want it, they won’t buy it. No wonder people think we’re clueless bleeding hearts. 🙄

  28. hobartbaker says:
    Tavares Jackson’s commemorative football will read “1 Consecutive Start, December 13-13, 2010″.

    Post of the day!

  29. I would think that would be one hell of a good investment. The guys going to the Hall of Fame, and you could buy a ball he signed, on the date he lost the streak? Dumb not to buy that if you can afford one.

  30. hobartbaker says:

    Dec 13, 2010 7:54 PM

    Tavares Jackson’s commemorative football will read “1 Consecutive Start, December 13-13, 2010″.

    ====================================

    Post of the night right there! That is hilarious.

  31. Let’s be real here. Anyone that actually buys one of these stands to make a lot out of their investment if they choose to do so. Sports Memorabilia is not a tiny market, anything signed, especially something historic is going to go up in value drastically.

    Why shouldn’t he get a piece of his own hard work? It would be foolish of him not to.

  32. Gee…..and Peyton Manning isn’t a total commercial whore????………and at least Favre didn’t go in there and take one snap just to keep his streak alive like Manning does!

  33. The streak will go down in history. I ordered my ball tonight. I am pretty sure it will end up at one of my neighbors houses instead for one final INT. Seriously- he is a first ballot hall of famer.

  34. That’s just downright tacky.

    I don’t care if all of the funds go to Oxfam. F your streak old man. Quit cashing in. You make $1 Million per pathetic game this season.

    P.S. Adding a .99 to any sale is just douchy. Call it $500 even. And please, just go away.

  35. Deb says:

    Yeah, you can use that logic to avoid buying health insurance if we can leave you on the side of the road to die like a dog if you get cancer. But unfortunately, they’ll take you to an ER and the rest of us in the already overwhelmed Middle Class will wind up paying your health-care costs and ours. The leeches of society aren’t the ones who genuinely can’t afford to pay, but dimwits like you who want to spend their money, then get everyone else to take care of them when it’s gone.
    ____________

    I don’t often agree with anything you say. Most of it is completely ludicrous actually. However, you hit the nail on the head with this one.

    The world needs more people like you. (By that I mean with regard to political views, not homer Steelers fans, which there is already a surplus of).

  36. Would you expect anything less from this moron! I guess a million per game just doesn’t cut it. This guy is truly a dick (pun intended).

  37. $500 for a signed football is pretty steep….

    For half as much Favre will personally send you a text of a picture of his helmet

    Come to think of it, Jenn Sterger’s got nothing to complain about – she got that for free!

  38. clearly, most of you PFT losers don’t appreciate this piece of history, but make no mistake, the HOF will.

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