Brett Favre will be commemorating his ironman streak, the one that ended Monday night, soon and you too can have your own keepsake.
Credit the folks at Deadspin for uncovering the latest offering on Favre’s personal Web site last night. Favre – or the folks running his Web site – are hawking signed footballs with the inscription “297 starts 1992-2010.” You can order yours for the holidays, although this product might not be delivered for about 30 days, according to the Web site. Get two, they’re only $499.99.
Most amusing? Favre references the number of quarterbacks the Chicago Bears have been through during his NFL record streak. “Just consider since 1992 the Chicago Bears have watched over 20 QB's start for their team,” the Web site says.
Over 20? We’ll do the math for them. The Bears started 23 quarterbacks during Favre’s NFL record streak. The most starts by a Bears’ quarterback in that span was 46 by Erik Kramer. Jay Cutler has 28 starts as a Bear, trailing Kyle Orton (33) and Rex Grossman (31). The list:
Jim Harbaugh, Peter Tom Willis, Will Furrer, Erik Kramer, Steve Walsh, Dave Krieg, Rick Mirer, Steve Stenstrom, Moses Moreno, Shane Matthews, Cade McNown, Jim Miller, Chris Chandler, Henry Burris, Kordell Stewart, Rex Grossman, Jonathan Quinn, Craig Krenzel, Chad Hutchinson, Kyle Orton, Brian Griese, Jay Cutler, Todd Collins.
And now you know why Favre beat the Bears brains in for most of his tenure with the Green Bay Packers.
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