…Keeps on Going and Going

Today Fanball.com had a great quote about Brett Favre:

Favre suffered a sprained thumb on his throwing hand in the Pack’s October 31 win over the Redskins. Seeing as he hasn’t missed a game since people were shorter and lived closer to water, we fully expect Favre to be in the lineup with the Pack hosts the Vikings Sunday with first place in the NFC Norris on the line.

He has played 197 consecutive games now. This post puts it in perspective:

Since Brett Favre launched his [197] starting streak Sept. 27, 1992, people have moved from cassettes to CDs and 1 billion people went “on-line.” The streak has encompassed the rise and fall of Martha Stewart, Beanie Babies, Ross Perot, Celine Dion and Y2K. Over the last 12-plus years, The Bridges of Madison County, The Client and Cold Mountain have gone from the best-seller list to the big screen to the video rental store. And, sandwiched within the streak are the O.J. Simpson trial, the first and last episodes of NBC’s hit series Friends and Bill Clinton’s two terms in office.

-In fact, [November 2nd marked] the fourth time during Favre’s streak Americans have gone to the polls to vote for President. Clinton defeated George Bush (1992), won a second term over Bob Dole and Ross Perot (1996), and George W. Bush beat Al Gore (2000).

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