Love him or hate him, Brett Favre has accomplished feats that may never be challenged.
No. 4 retires with the most interceptions and touchdowns thrown all time, and has also probably appeared in the most Wrangler Jeans commercials, too.
Cal Ripken, too, has his share of memorable accomplishments, including 19 consecutive All-Star selections, and eight Silver Slugger awards as a shortstop.
But perhaps what both Favre and Ripken are both most known for are their streaks of consecutive games started, each of which is the best all time in his respective sport.
Should this be Favre’s final retirement, he will finish his career having started 309 games in a row, the most by any skill-position player in football history.
Ripken, now enshrined in Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame, finished his career having started 2,632 games in a row before removing himself from the Orioles lineup in his last home game of the 1998 season.
Both streaks are impressive, so let’s compare the two.