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Flashback to Ripken’s streak ending

Before Brett Favre, there was Cal Ripken, Jr. Well, only in that Ripken an Favre both had record-breaking streaks of consecutive games-played. 

Here is how the Associated Press wrote about Ripken’s streak ending:

On his own terms and own turf, the Baltimore Orioles' third baseman sat out of Sunday night's game against the New York Yankeeswith just one week left in the season, telling his manager: “I think the time is right.”

"I was going to take the last day of the season off in Boston, but I thought about it a long time and decided if this is going to end, let it end where it started in Baltimore," the 38-year-old Ripken said after the game, a 5-4 victory by the Yankees.

Ripken had made up his mind days earlier to end the streak in the Orioles’ final home game of the season. Afterward, he looked back on the night with the same sense of awe he experienced when he broke Lou Gehrig’s seemingly unreachable mark of 2,130 straight games on September 6, 1995.

"This shouldn’t be a sad moment. I look at it as a happy moment, a celebration," Ripken said.

Brett Favre to profit off consecutive games streak ending

What do you do when your streak of days at work ends? If you’re Brett Favre you sell footballs celebrating your record-long streak! (h/t @darrenrovell)

One of the most historic streaks ever in all of sports has come to an end. The NFL’s own Ironman Brett Favre has ended his consecutive starting game streak at 297. Chances are if your under 40 you don’t remember a time in the NFL with out Brett Favre playing on Sunday. This is a monumental feat especially at the quarterback position. Just consider since 1992 the Chicago Bears have watched over 20 QB’s start for their team; and the average career length in the NFL is less than four years.

The bizarrely wording and bad grammar (you’re =/= your, Favre’s people!) is a description of a $499.99 keepsake that “will be available in about 30 days.” 

I don’t get the part where they say “chances are if your [sic] under 40 you don’t remember a time in the NFL with out [sic] Brett Favre playing on Sunday.”

I’m 25, so I was 7 when his streak started. I’m pretty sure people who were 22 (15 years older than me) remember a time without Favre playing football. Hell, people who are 30 probably do!

Alan Sepinwall says on Twitter, “Ha. SportsCenter commercial break after 12 minutes of Favre promises even more Favre afterwards. #thisiswhywehatehim.”

It isn’t like he died; it’s just an over-the-hill quarterback no longer playing and potentially never playing again. 

Anyway, the streak is over, “INACTIVE” is trending on Twitter and Favre will probably be trending on Twitter and Google Search before much longer.