Favre's losing track of all the records he's setting

On Sunday, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre will tie Jim Marshall’s record for most consecutive regular-season games played by a position player, with 282.

And that was news to Favre.

“I thought that record was already tied or broken,” Favre said Wednesday, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Favre has continued to play despite an assortment of injuries, most recently a groin/hip/taint problem that currently does not appear on the injury report.

“I’d love to sit here and say there’s a secret that I can’t give out,” Favre said.  “I think God has blessed me with a lot of talent and the
ability to use it and overcome certain injuries that may have kept the
next guy out.  Being hard-headed, being lucky and in my case be willing
to [say], if you’re injured, ‘I think I can do it.'”

If Favre were a 40-year-old baseball player who never missed a start, some would be speculating that his ability to overcome injuries is more pharmaceutical than Evangelical.  But there has been no such speculation regarding Favre, or any other aging-but-healthy football player.

We’re not saying there should be such speculation.  We’re just pointing out the fundamental differences between the manner in which the American public regards baseball, and the way we regard football.

42 responses to “Favre's losing track of all the records he's setting

  1. Wow Florio, even after trying to justify this idiotic article by claiming “We’re not saying there should be speculation”, that’s exactly what you’re trying to stir up and you know it. What a lame excuse to try and get some hits for the site. I don’t think anyone every accused or even thought Cal Ripken was using steroids or any other pharmaceutical agent, yet he’s the one who holds the record for baseball. You’re an idiot. Enjoy the game tomorrow night when Pitt lays a whooping on your precious WVLUsers.

  2. It’s thanksgiving so I’m not even going to flame you for your dumb comments regarding Favre and any pharmaceuticals even if you did add a disclaimer, you still brought it up for speculation which in my mind is pretty damn chickenshit of you. Way to go, you went and made me lash out on Thnaksgiving, I hope your proud.

  3. Bringing the baseball take into all of this was just plain stupid. Must you throw shit on shine every time? Favre is a tough sob.

  4. “If Favre were a 40-year-old baseball player who never missed a start, some would be speculating that his ability to overcome injuries is more pharmaceutical than Evangelical.”
    You’re talking about a guy that has painkiller addiction issues.

  5. Sure, most baseball people think that C. Ripken was a roid or pill junkie.
    All Favre has to do now is:
    Run the wrong way.

  6. “We’re just pointing out the fundamental differences between the manner in which the American public regards baseball, and the way we regard football.”
    Scratch “American public,” replace with “American sports media.”

  7. “We’re not saying there should be such speculation. We’re just pointing out the fundamental differences between the manner in which the American public regards baseball, and the way we regard football.”
    No, the difference is is baseball players are seen as pussies who can’t even play in the rain. When you see football players play with broken jaws and separated shoulders etc., and you see baseball players miss games with strained pinkies or injuring their backs pulling up their socks, what do you expect people to think?
    If they act like a puss, they probably are one.

  8. Florio, why don’t you shut the hell up and give thanks to Favre today. Using his name 2-3 times per day in headlines has pretty much MADE your little football sight get page hits. So perhaps instead of speculating on baseless accusations against the man, maybe you should praise a guy who’s 40 Freaking Years Old and performing at an MVP level.
    Stop overcompensating for being so short…and go get a booster seat so you can join your family at dinner table, little man.

  9. “We’re not saying there should be such speculation. We’re just pointing out the fundamental differences between the manner in which the American public regards baseball, and the way we regard football.”
    you’ve got to be kidding me, by public you mean the paparazzi….errr i mean sports news casters…..errrr i mean the hacks writing about sports these days doing anything to get a story, or in your case Florio, a website hit

  10. Florio with the Favre hate again. Actually, Favre did beat Marshall’s record already for consecutive STARTS. This record coming up would just be for consecutive games played.

  11. You are right Florio. Favre was seen buying the buy 2 get 1 free giant ibuprofen at Sams Club. Gets him by I guess.

  12. The record was 270.
    Favre already has over 300 consecutive games.
    Wrong way Marshall is only known for returning a fumble for a safety.

  13. Man Florio your hatred for Favre has hit a new high. You can not stand that he has proven you wrong so far this year, that on Thanksgiving you have to throw out a ridiculous statement that any 40 year old football player that plays the way he does is possibly doing steroids. Just enjoy this career. No QB has played 18 seasons in a row without missing a game, not even the “QB of the Future”.

  14. The last two paragraphs of this article are pointless and really stupid…he can probably bench around 500 with all those pharmaceuticals.

  15. Fan_Of_Four, you’re so miserable when it comes to anyone speaking out against your golden god that you would lash out anyway, no matter what day it is.
    I can’t believe how bad I will feel for you once your hero retires. Football will lose all meaning for you.

  16. Of course there should be speculation, because there should be people out there who question the information given to them.
    consecutive start start + steroid era = speculation.
    That’s circumstantial evidence, however… so such print is pointless. Citing Favre’s check into rehab for his addiction to painkillers… that might have something to do with it.
    But this is a rumour site, so we have to treat Florio like a guy in a bar talking sports. That said, he raises a good point for a discussion over beers. A “what if” discussion like “What if Clark Kent was just Clark Kent? Would he be able to woo Lois into marrying him?”

  17. I hate all you Favre dickriders. Get over the fact that your boy slugs painkillers in order to make it to the stadium on Sundays.

  18. I doubt any illegal roids have anything to do with it, but his work ethic and overrall carefree attitude is kind of a self fulfilling prophecy. He’s playing in the same league as other QB’s, but his attitude is second to none.
    Sure you can say he is this or that, selfish, etc. but unless you actually know him (which I do not) you can’t really be assured he has any type of help other than “luck”.
    I’m a bias Vikings fan, but I’m just glad Favre has brought that attitude to the other teammates.
    Implying he’s a ‘Roid user amongst the other accounts of ‘roid allegations is justified, though silly.

  19. No one equates longevity in sports with illegal substances. Players use illegals to enhance performance, not give them records for consecutive games played. If you’re intimating that he took painkillers, well … I’m guessing half the players in the NFL, including the golden boys P.Manning and T. Brady, take painkillers before a game. Isn’t Favre subject to the same testing as other players? He’s never had a positive test, right? So shut up. Your point is idiotic at best.

  20. Woody Paige says:
    November 26, 2009 5:15 PM
    I hate all you Favre dickriders. Get over the fact that your boy slugs painkillers in order to make it to the stadium on Sundays.
    First way to show your lack of intelligence there 2nd of all Favre has been off of painkillers since going to rehab before the Super Bowl winning season, if not he would have and would now be suspended and fined for it. But hey i wish i could sound as intelligent at you

  21. More Olbermann-ization (i.e. make it all up) of a NON-news story by Olbermann, I mean Florio.
    Funny how Florio “conveniently” leaves out that Favre tied Marshall’s record for consecutive games PLAYED earlier in the season, and that this was for consecutive games STARTED. What a tool you are Keith, I mean Mike. Whyyyyyy one would almost think Florio has an agenda against Favre, or something !
    First the speculation by Florio back in March was that Favre was “faking” his shoulder injury last year. Because, you know, Favre is ALL about faking injuries, right ? Oh wait, no, he’s played every game for 18 years – even playing most of the 2003 season with a broken thumb … on his throwing hand … ALL while leading the league in TD passes. Oops, shoulder surgery in June disputes that bullshi- story by Florio.
    THEN, in pre-season Florio says when it is reported that Favre has a rib injury that now Favre has a “built in” excuse for his poor play down the stretch. Oops, Favre playing like an MVP disputes that bullshi- story by Florio.
    Time to make up another bullshi- lie about Favre, eh Florio ???
    NOW, he suggests in the cowardly way that ONLY FLORIO can, with all kinds of disclaimers like “if”, “maybe”, or “perhaps” bullshi- to avoid having his a$$ sued for slander, that because Favre is playing at an MVP level – that he is, or must, be somehow tainted.
    What a sad PATHETIC little man you must be Florio. It must really suck to be you Florio. Instead of making up shi- on a legend why don’t you actually spend a little time with your family – or would they rather you not be around them too … even on Thanksgiving !

  22. You wish you could sound as intelligent AS me. Type your posts up in Word first so your computer can point out your dumbass typos not me you scrub.

  23. It’s unfair to insinuate that Farve would use banned substances to recover from injury. I suppose every time a 40 year old football player doesn’t work out, skips training camp, never gets nicked, never tweaks a hammy, comes in cold and plays better than he has in years coming off surgery you’re going to use innuendo and supposition to taint his performance. That is so unfair. Both to the man, and his taint.

  24. Big man paige can run your mouth on the internet but that doesn’t matter, so instead of continuing the matter you decide to bash me instead. thats fine not a problem im not the guy thats on the internet every day making up crap about people your obviously jealous of every day because you have nothing else better to do with your life. oh and for the record, took your little advice and checked everything i typed on word. Came up perfect, Scrub!

  25. Hm. Come to think of it, he did recover from biceps surgery awfully quickly.
    And he did stay away from training camp long enough for any illegal substances to get out of his system, I would imagine…
    I am intrigued, Florio. Do you think Favre is cheating?

  26. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that a football player plays once a week (with a few exceptions), and baseball players play nearly everyday? Now granted, football injuries are usually much more damaging to the body, but come on, man. A key baseball player missing 1/162nd (.62%) of the season means nothing, but a starting QB missing a game (6.25%) is a much bigger impact. Just had to slip the steroid reference in there.
    God. Cant believe Im defending Favre.

  27. @VoxVeritas
    “If Favre were a 40-year-old baseball player who never missed a start, some would be speculating that his ability to overcome injuries is more pharmaceutical than Evangelical.”
    You’re talking about a guy that has painkiller addiction issues.
    _______________________________
    And alcohol issues. And emotional issues. And revenge issues. And Wrangler 5 Star Premium Denim issues…
    Basically the NFL had a stiff steroid policy. First offense, 1/4 the season at 4 games. And its been in place since what, the 80’s. Baseball had no policy, no drug testing, nothing. And steroids break down your body as well, hence why no one really accused Ripkin or Favre. Another brilliantly written, fact checked, color coded article stirring up another hornets nest. Happy Thanksgiving to you to Florio!!!

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