Imagine that you're a professional football player in the NFL.
Take into account all the pros and cons of such a situation. You get the fame, the glory and the money, but they come with all the bumps and bruises along the way. The long, tough hours are enough to scare most people away.
Now, along with all those bumps and bruises, the long hours, the media scrutiny and the successes and failures, could you start every single game for one year? Tough enough? Try doing it for 18 straight years.
That really puts Brett Favre's record in perspective. Try going to your job every day for 18 years. No sick days, having to put up with all those people who annoy you and all the stresses for you job for 18 years straight. That's what Favre has done.
Regardless of what you may think of the man personally, you have to respect that.
This week, the prospects look grim for Favre, as the Vikes are leaning toward sending Tavaris Jackson out there to hand the ball to Adrian Peterson at least 30 times.
It's not necessarily that this is the most severe injury of Favre's career, it's his age. After surpassing the age of 40, Favre has slowed down quite a bit on the field and with his recovery time. Favre recently admitted that he doesn't even get sore until Tuesday anymore because it takes his body an extra day to catch up.
Whatever the reason, it appears as if football's Iron Man is at the end of the line. It is obvious how tough Favre is and how much he truly wants to play when saying that he could "give it a shot." But, for once, Brett can most benefit his team by resting up and grabbing a clipboard.