December 14, 2010

The Streaking Stops

Brett Favre's 297-game consecutive games streak ended last night, as the Vikings were crushed by the Giants on a neutral site in Detroit, a loss that officially eliminated them from playoff contention. If nothing else, the game showed that the Vikings and their fans should have no illusions about Tarvaris Jackson- he's not the future, and they need to find another solution in the offseason.

Now, can we please stop treating the end of Favre's streak like it's a world-historical event? No fan I know cares. Because nobody cares about statistics in football. And on a day with two Monday night games, and a huge, shocking, free agent signing in baseball, I don't know why the 11 p.m. SportsCenter had to begin with 28 minutes of all-Favre, including his entire post-game press conference for a game he didn't play in.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 14, 2010 12:51 PM
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