Reports today that Brett Favre is inactive for the Vikings game today against the New York Giants. This snaps Favre’s streak of starting 297 consecutive games. Back-up Tavaris Jackson will lead the Giants tonight.
Favre, who was injured last week against the Bills has fought through numerous injuries this season, but ultimately it was a separated shoulder that will sit him down for the first time since 1992.
Jeff Anderson, a Vikings spokesman, announced to the public on Twitter that the 41-year-old Favre was out: “Vikings Inactives — 12, 19, 25, 31, 76, 90, 91…and 4. The streak ends…”
As much as we rib on Brett Favre here on the site, we can still show respect where it was due. It was a great streak and one that should have probably been left alone at the end of last season. Either way, Brett Favre will still always be remembered as the NFL’s true Iron Man. The next closest person to Favre for starts is Peyton Manning, who at his current pace will catch Favre in 5 1/2 years or so.
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If you caught any NFL over the weekend, you probably saw this footage already. But it was so cool, we had to share it here. Below is camera footage of the roof giving way at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. This dome is home of the Minnesota Vikings.
The roof, which is inflatable, lost integrity after nearly 2 feet of snow fell on it over the weekend. The collapse caused the Vikings/Giants game to be postponed and moved to Ford Field in Detroit.
This just in…
Brett Favre to play this Sunday…If he isn’t dead. Currently Favre is undergoing a top-secret military upgrade to his body, just in time to face NY Giants this weekend.
More info to come, if we have any.
Also in the news, football great Don Meredith passed away at 72. Meredith who was quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s was also a fixture on ABC’s Monday Night Football. More on that story here.
Just one season after leading the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC championship game, where they were just a few plays from the Super Bowl, the Vikings have chosen to part ways with head coach Brad Childress.
The Vikings, who are 3-7 were many analysts pick for the Super Bowl this season with the return of Brett Favre. But the team has struggled to put anything together and is effectively out of the playoff hunt after a 31-3 beat down at the hands of the rival Green Bay Packers.
Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will take over as head coach for the rest of the season on a interim basis.
Known for his offensive mind, Childress will likely not be out of work long next season, but it remains doubtful that he will take the reigns of a franchise after this season unraveled around him.
Too bad the Vikings can’t fire Brett Favre who has proven this year that his best football is way, way behind him.
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