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Ever Hear Of Glenn Hall?

from Larry Canale of The Fifth Down at the New York Times,

Finally, we come to Favre’s most amazing record — perhaps the most amazing record in sports history. Heading into his 20th season, his consecutive-games streak had reached 286, or 310 if you count playoffs….

With all due respect to the estimable iron-man records of A.C. Green (1,192 straight N.B.A. games between 1986 and 2001), Doug Jarvis (964 straight N.H.L. games between 1975 and 1987), and even Cal Ripken (2,632 straight baseball games between 1982 and 1998), Favre’s mark is one that we’ll probably never see in sports again. Football is simply too violent a game for one man to last 20 years without missing a start.

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Not so fast Larry Canale, how about 502 consecutive starts for a goalie, held by HHOF Glenn Hall?

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Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

Yeah, that’s ok, you can’t expect a journaminimalist to fact check anyway.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 09/09/10 at 01:58 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

good catch. Getting rid of Glenn Hall was probably Jack Adams’ biggest mistake.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 09/09/10 at 08:42 PM ET

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