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Brett Favre: Could he just decide to end his Ironman streak?

Have another doughnut

Is it possible that Brett Favre might consider voluntarily ending his consecutive-games Ironman streak? Amid allegations of "sextual" misconduct and the possibility of a suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, might it be tendinitis in the elbow of his throwing arm that causes him to sit? (Looks like he recovered from the errant pass that hit him "in the numbers" at Vikings practice this week ...)

Sounds like it might be a possibility, according to Hamlet in a Helmet himself.

"The zip and stuff is still there," Favre, who turned 41 Sunday, told reporters after missing practice Wednesday. "The accuracy was affected. There were some throws that blindfolded I felt like I could have made [Monday night against the Jets]. I made some good throws, but missed on some that I don't miss on. That's what I don't want to happen. From that standpoint, I don't want to play just to play."

He's started 289 consecutive games (313 with playoffs) and was wearing a device to provide stimulation (Don't go there. Just don't.) to the injury the Star-Tribune reported.

"It hasn't gotten any worse, but it really hasn't gotten any better," Favre said.

Jenn Sterger alert

The woman at the center of the sexting scandal, Jenn Sterger, reportedly has landed a role (who had "movie deal" in the what-will-Jenn-Sterger-do-next pool?) in Mischa Barton's next movie, "Don't Fade Away," reports. She'll play a character named "Amber."

Charles has a way with words

Charles Barkley was going to weigh in on the Favre allegations. You knew that. He did, in an interview with USA Today.

"Listen, if Brett Favre sent that women pictures, it ain't up to me to decide whether that's right or wrong. But it's not a news story. He didn't break any laws. That's between him, the girl and his wife. He's got to answer that," Barkley said. "It would be totally different if she wanted to file sexual harassment charges against him. But she is not saying anything. The media's trying like hell to make it a story."

He added that he thinks Favre has "handled himself perfectly."

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No chance, he loves that record more than any other...

Posted by: ozpunk | October 14, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

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