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View Poll Results: Who has the most impressive consistency streak - Favre or Ripken?

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  • Favre - Football is a tougher sport!

    1 16.67%
  • Ripken - It's THOUSANDS of games!

    5 83.33%
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    Favre vs. Ripken

    This was a debate I heard on the radio yesterday. Very interesting debate.

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    Re: Favre vs. Ripken

    Favre vs. Ripken
    200 vs. 2,632
    16 games a year vs. 162 games a year
    300 lb. man flying at him vs. 100 mph ball flying at him
    ---Favre has nearly one ton of humanity protecting him from harm
    ---Ripken had a glove

    I gotta go with Cal on this one.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Favre vs. Ripken

    Its not even close. Ripken, hands down.

    Not to diminish Favre's streak, or to underestimate the injury factor, but what Ripken did is still tougher.

    In baseball, its easy... indeed, expected for players to take a day off every now and again. Its a 162 game schedule, and a game here and there really does not matter that much.

    In football, you don't take a day off. Every game counts. So, of course, a QB who is healthy and talented is going to play each week.

    If that doesn't convince you... ask yourself this: which of the two streaks can you see being broken in your lifetime.

    Favre's - maybe.

    Ripken's - no way, no how.

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    Re: Favre vs. Ripken

    Both are pretty remarkable....I went with Ripkin for no apparent reason

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    Re: Favre vs. Ripken

    On SportsCenter, Jaws and Sean Salsbery both say Favre's is more impressive. In fact, they both went so far as to say he's the toughest quarterback of all time.

    Surprise, surprise.

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    Re: Favre vs. Ripken

    At the risk of agreeing with the ESPN guys, I have to say that the football record is more impressive than the baseball......I have to look at which is the more physical game. One football game probably takes more out of a player physically than 25 baseball games.

    With that said, if you want to find THE most impressive Iron Man record in sports, look no further than the NHL, by far the toughest of any of the major sports (and even the non-major ones). From 1975 to 1987, Doug Jarvis (of the Canadiens, Capitals and Whalers) played in 964 consecutive games.

    Neither Favre's or Ripken's records should be mentioned in the same paragraph
    as Jarvis'.

    By the way, Salisbury is a joke, but I respect Jaworski's opinions.
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