Brett Favre to test Iron Man streak with 100-mile race

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No quarterback in NFL history has held up better than Brett Favre, his streak of 321 consecutive starts — including the playoffs — a league record. Peyton Manning ranks second at 227. Eli Manning and Philip Rivers own the longest active streaks at 211 and 185, respectively. Eli must play six-plus more seasons, through his 41st birthday, to match it.

Favre was the NFL’s Iron Man.

He is extending the reputation into retirement.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer is training for a 100-mile bike race in June. The Trek 100 is based in Wisconsin and serves as a major fundraiser for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund). Favre is riding 50 to 100 miles a week in Mississippi as part of his preparation, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Post-football, Favre has done much of what he did during it.

He’s kept close to the game, coaching at the high school level in Mississippi. He’s still slinging it, recently captured on video rifling passes to Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.

Now, he’s putting his endurance level to the test.

36 responses to “Brett Favre to test Iron Man streak with 100-mile race

  1. Raiders should of signed him the second Carr went down last year. He would of had a game under his belt before the playoffs and been a better option than the other 2 scrubs they had on the roster.

  2. It’s not a race, it’s a charity ride. Riding 50-100 miles a week will not prepare him to ride 100 miles in one day, especially if there’s hills to climb.

  3. rabidbillsfan says:
    Apr 2, 2017 6:49 PM

    Win at all costs. That’s Brett Favre. The guy is a legend, good for him. Nobody will ever break that streak, ever.
    U r probably right.

    BUT, never say never. No one thought that Lou Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 consecutive games in baseball would be broken.

    Then along came Cal Ripken. He should have been benched because of his performance. But, he wasn’t and the record was broken.

  4. Disillusioned gb fans who relentlessly propagate false facts of their favorite so called “team”; wholeheartedly believe aaron is on his way to 322 consecutive starts.

  5. Brett is the ultimate competitor. I have no doubt he’ll complete this event. It’s a good cause, too, so hats off to all who do it.

  6. Sheesh, did you really have to post this article? You’ll have some teams (I’m looking at you Cleveland) trying to draw him out of retirement yet again!

  7. dawoger says:
    Apr 2, 2017 7:18 PM
    Unfortunate that he made the poor decision to end his career smelling like rotting lutefisk.
    Very true.
    Just another in a laundry list of reasons to hate the Vikings for allowing that porous O-line to protect Favre and snap his consecutive start streak.
    Pathetic to the last.

  8. I live on 1st Ave in Manhattan and I see people pooping their pants and vomiting when they get off the 59th St Bridge. That’s only the 15 mile mark of the NYC Marathon.

  9. This poser just has to be important in his own mind. What a hot dog. He and Namath are the most overrated pieces of garbage to ever play QB. He is the alltime leader in 1 yard td passes, and turnovers.

  10. Genxjay: How can the GB fans be “disillusioned” if they “wholeheartedly believe?” One is antithetical to the other.

    In your foolish attempt to impress us with your verbosity you have unfortunately exposed yourself as a pseudo-linguist and likely a pseudo-intellectual.

  11. Jesus people, it’s a charity ride not a race, 100 miles on a bike for a weekend athlete is 7 or 8 hours, not really a big deal, nice that he’s raising money for them but not a great athletic feat, I hove done it a few times

  12. dawoger says:
    Apr 2, 2017 8:47 PM

    In your foolish attempt to impress us with your verbosity you have unfortunately exposed yourself as a pseudo-linguist and likely a pseudo-intellectual.”

    Simple. It’s the incorrect ‘wholehearted belief’. Thereby, disillusioned. Thanks.

  13. The guy was fun to watch, but he has to be the most overrated QB in league history, with a penchant for boneheaded decisions and horrific interceptions in key games.

  14. Weak. I do centuries in my sleep. Maybe Farve can do something more impressive like complete an ironman like Pat Bowlen, owner of the Denver Broncos did around his same age.

  15. Brett has been spending a chunk of his retirement doing things like lifting, tri’s and biking. Hats off to Brett for participating in a MACC fundraiser. Jesus, how pitiful does someone have to be to make some snarky comment about this. Anyways, a great story.

  16. It’s weird I was at his last start in his streak against the Bills in 2010. I figured that game would have gotten more attention than it has.

  17. That streak is the equivalent to just over 20 regular seasons… Amazing longevity. And he didn’t even start during his rookie season!

  18. nyneal says:
    Apr 2, 2017 7:47 PM
    Brett is the ultimate competitor. I have no doubt he’ll complete this event. It’s a good cause, too, so hats off to all who do it.


    You people act like this is the tour le France. Geez, it’s a bike ride, my granny rides her bike. Ultimate competitor….. favre fanboy

  19. nyneal says:
    Apr 2, 2017 7:47 PM
    “I have no doubt he’ll complete this event”.

    Event? Too funny. It’s a bike ride. Now I can see Bart having a tough time with that bag tied to his leg.

  20. So we are saying that he never pushed himself hard enough to jeopardize next week’s start, and so was able to set essentially an attendance record?

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