As it turns out, Brett Favre may have made a worthless trip to Detroit.
Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Favre’s streak of 297 straight regular-season starts likely will end tonight, due to a shoulder injury that Favre suffered eight days ago.
On Sunday, reports emerged that Favre couldn’t have played if the game had proceeded as originally scheduled, and then that Favre doubted he’d be able to play after the game was moved to Monday night in Michigan due to a snowstorm that collapsed the roof of the Metrodome like an inverted container of Jiffy Pop. Coach Leslie Frazier refuted the notion that Favre wouldn’t play, telling Peter King as of Sunday afternoon that Favre was more questionable (i.e., 50-50 chance of playing) than doubtful (25 percent chance).
We’ve been through enough drama with Brett over the years to realize that the notion that he’s not playing is yet the latest chapter of As the Favre Turns. Thus, we won’t believe he’s not starting his 298th straight until he doesn’t start his 298th straight game.