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19-December-2010Posted by on
– We discussed the end of an era with Brett Favre’s Consecutive Game Streak Ending.
– It looks like UMass football will be moving to the MAC. I’ll have more on that next week.
– Other than that, it was a pretty slow week over here at BDR.
– Life has been pretty hectic on the home front, however. Mrs. BDR and I tried to take the girls to see Santa, but the fat guy was on lunch break when we got there. Unfortunately, we were up against a pretty tight schedule and had to boogie out of there before we had a chance to get their picture taken. Hopefully we’ll get to do that today. Other than that, we’ve been busy getting presents together, figuring out our travel plans, and coordinating our nightly activities as we both have work-related activities at night this week. Speaking of work, I went through a small round of layoffs this week. That brings the total for the year up to four. I have been lucky so far. Hopefully the new year will bring bigger and better things for my company.
I’ll be posting here this week, but if you don’t have time to read us, have a Merry Christmas and stay safe!
14-December-2010Posted by on
Arguably, one of the most impressive streaks has ended. With the announcement that he was on the inactive list last night due to a shoulder injury, Brett Favre‘s consecutive start streak concluded at 297 games (321 including playoff appearances according to Adam Schefter). Like him or not, the man has had an impressive career.
Personally, the records don’t do much for me (see list below). They are impressive, don’t get me wrong, but I do not believe it is what personified him as a player. I was 13 when Favre’s streak started and I remember being a huge fan of his from as far back as I can remember. Maybe it was the green and yellow of the Packers (my middle and high school colors were green and gold) or the fact that he was a gun-slinging, fun-loving guy who obviously just loved playing the game but I just loved watching him play. He always seemed to have a fire in his belly. He was excited when the Packers were on top and emotional when things were not going their way. He played the game I wanted to play the game. Over the years, I grew to admire not only his intensity, but also his intestinal fortitude. This guy would play and play and play, regardless of his state of health. He was a mainstay in the Green Bay offense and that was impressive. In addition to the consecutive start streak, he has also set the following records: Read more of this post
NFL Should Be Embarrassed for Fining Myron Pryor for Hit on Brett Favre – Instant Opinion – NESN.com
5-November-2010Posted by on
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Goodell needs to really rethink his whole plan. Football is a violent game, people are going to get him and people are going to get injured. Fining someone for a textbook tackle is a big step in the destruction of a great game!
1-November-2010Posted by on