Yes it is! What was Ripken's daily risks?
Look, Payton Manning has started 205 straight games for the Colts. From the first game of his first year in the league up until now, Peyton has started. To break Favre's record, you have to figure that Peyton will need to play for six more seasons, meaning he would hang up the cleats and "walker" at age 40.
And guess what? Favre can break his foot, get a concussion, etc. and be ready to go in a week. If Cal had so much as pulled his hamstring he would have to sit for a game. Quarterbacks that just sit in the pocket and throw aren't very physical at all. They get hit what, MAYBE 8 times/game, and on 7 of those they had a chance to protect themselves.
Ripken, he played 162 games of fantastic defensive baseball a year at a position that demands excellence. I do wonder how much better he'd have been offensively if he took an off day every once and awhile.
Boy this ones tough. On one hand Farve had much more risk of getting a semi serious injury but little ones wouldn't keep him out. On the other Cal had a ton more opportunities and little things could keep him out. Both are very impressive.
Seems like they're pretty comparable. If you wanted to judge which one was tougher by the one least likely to be broken in the future then I guess you'd have to go with Ripken. There is obviously some chance that Peyton Manning will break Favre's record.
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