The NFL, and every NFL fans, knows that Brett Favre wants 300 consecutive starts. He’s right there at 297 and needs just the three more to get his goal. But there are a couple of things standing in his way. One, he’s injured again. If having a bad ankle isn’t enough, Favre injured his throwing shoulder last week and is uncertain if he can play Sunday. If he doesn’t the streak ends. So his time with the Minnesota Vikings could enbd the way a lot of NFL players see their careers end, with an injury.
But in the case of Brett Favre the threat of disciplinary action by the NFL may be an even bigger threat. And what a way to see the streak end. It’s entirely possible that Favre’s alleged flirting and sexual harassment of the hot New York Jets girl could spell the end of the streak. What’s more, it would cast a permanent cloud over what has been a Hall of Fame career.
How much better it would have been had Favre not had the desire or the need to hit 300? He could have retired a hero in Green Bay, dome jeans commercial till he was 80, and not had to live with the possible public humiliation and the pain to his family. So I ask: What does 300 cost? And was it worth it?