Cal Ripken knows a thing or two about streaks. He seems like the logical guy to comment on quarterback Brett Favre, whose NFL-record streak of consecutive starts ended tonight at 297 (only a few more than his record number of retirement announcements.)
Favre has been taking snaps since 1992, but a right shoulder injury didn't allow him to suit up for tonight's rescheduled game against the Giants. He was listed among the Vikings' inactives.
In a statement, baseball's Iron Man said the following:
"Brett has had an incredible career and his consecutive-games streak is remarkable. As a football fan, I cannot fathom his accomplishments and I appreciate his dedication to and passion for the game. He is a true gamer and has provided us all with a lot of wonderful memories."
Takes one to know one.
By the way, I sampled the Ripken Power Shred beef jerky, currently available on-line at www.chewjerky.com and it's phenomenal. I tasted the original and sweet n' spicy flavors. If I didn't like it, I'd pretend it didn't exist. But I'm going out on a limb here and saying it's the best jerky on the planet.
It actually made my toes curl. I still haven't been able to wear shoes.
The first ingredient is "Brisket of Beef." That's a really good start. Super-moist, no preservatives. I stuck my head in the bag - and it's not that big of a bag.