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Double Barrel
08-08-2007, 12:35 PM
17-0!!

hobie
08-08-2007, 02:50 PM
How about on the other side of the spectrum:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-26 to start thier franchise. Not sure that could ever be done again !!

brakos82
08-08-2007, 02:55 PM
How about on the other side of the spectrum:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-26 to start thier franchise. Not sure that could ever be done again !!

Look at the Raiders... :shades:

TexansLucky13
08-08-2007, 03:02 PM
How about on the other side of the spectrum:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-26 to start thier franchise. Not sure that could ever be done again !!

And their first game ever was against the Oilers. The Bucs got JACKED UP!

:cool:

Texan_Bill
08-08-2007, 03:37 PM
17-0!!

Probably - however, I get pissed when the celebrate another team losing. I guess I would too, but it seems like they are a bunch of bitter men...

Mr teX
08-08-2007, 04:02 PM
17-0!!

No, no you've got it all wrong DB. Wilt's gargantuan number of ladies he slayed is the most hallowed record in sports....

Texan_Bill
08-08-2007, 04:04 PM
No, no you've got it all wrong DB. Wilt's amazing number of women he slayed is the most hallowed record in sports....

*humbly bows to the master - Mr. Chamberlain*

HoustonFrog
08-08-2007, 04:13 PM
Probably - however, I get pissed when the celebrate another team losing. I guess I would too, but it seems like they are a bunch of bitter men...

I agree. I have zero respect for those guys. The cry like little babies everytime people start creeping up.

Double Barrel
08-08-2007, 04:14 PM
No, no you've got it all wrong DB. Wilt's gargantuan number of ladies he slayed is the most hallowed record in sports....

That record goes well beyond mere sports! :shades:

michaelm
08-08-2007, 05:06 PM
That record goes well beyond mere sports! :shades:



"...lifelong bachelor Chamberlain claimed he had sex with 20,000 women. For this to be true, he would have had to have sex with more than nine women a week, starting when he was 15 and continuing for 40 years."

aj.
08-08-2007, 07:21 PM
17-0!!

And their leading receiver had 29 catches that year.

PapaL
08-08-2007, 07:33 PM
Rocky Marciano

49 Wins, 0 Loss, 43 Knockouts
88 percent KO Rate

Wolf
08-08-2007, 07:38 PM
Miami's NFL record of 19 straight games without allowing a sack was halted on Oct. 29 at Buffalo

http://espn.go.com/nfl/profiles/notes/0004.html

not as impressive as 17-0 but I can't imagine this one to be done, esp with the talent in the NFL.

Wolf
08-08-2007, 07:43 PM
you got me browsing DB ,you got me browsing

17-0 can happen and i think the pats went 19 wins in a row at one point(but not the way the dolphins did)


* Longest Winning Streak (Regular Season)

* 18 New England Patriots: 2003-04
* 17 Chicago Bears: 1933-34

* Most Consecutive Games Without Defeat (Regular Season)

* 25 Canton Bulldogs (won 22, tied 3): 1921-23
* 24 Chicago Bears (won 23, tied 1): 1941-43

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Records_(Team)

Speedy
08-08-2007, 09:05 PM
56 game hitting streak, will probably never be done, steriods or not.

7 no-hitters, doubt that ever happens again.

Ryan's 5,714 strikeouts. To show just how impossible I think this will be to reach, take a look at a longtime strike out man, Roger Clemens. Of all the K's Clemens has in his 24 year career and counting, he's still over 1,000 K's behind Ryan. That's ONE THOUSAND!!! There's just no way anyone will ever get near that mark.

I also don't think anyone will ever break Ryan's single season K mark of 383. Not unless they go back to 4 man rotations. To hit 383 in the 35 starts a starter gets these days, he'd have to average 11 K's per game.

17-0 is a good one, but I think that's doable. What happens if you go 18-0 to technically break that record, but then you lose the Super Bowl to end up 18-1? I guess those old Dolphins claim perfect season?

mexican_texan
08-08-2007, 09:43 PM
No, no you've got it all wrong DB. Wilt's gargantuan number of ladies he slayed is the most hallowed record in sports....
Any athlete from Arizona State can easily break that record.

TexanSam
08-08-2007, 11:02 PM
Hack Wilson had 191 RBIs in 1930. I'm not sure if anyone will ever break that records. Manny Ramirez had 165 back in 1999 and that's the closest anyone has come in the last 70 years.

Double Barrel
08-08-2007, 11:40 PM
Excellent points, all the way around. :thumbup

However, beyond winning streaks or individual accomplishments, which are undoubtedly monumental achievements and deserve due respect, 17-0 represents the perfect season in an elite team sport. That is why, IMO, it is "The Most Hallowed Record in Sports".

Can it be done again? Sure, it's possible...

Specnatz
08-08-2007, 11:59 PM
Excellent points, all the way around. :thumbup

However, beyond winning streaks or individual accomplishments, which are undoubtedly monumental achievements and deserve due respect, 17-0 represents the perfect season in an elite team sport. That is why, IMO, it is "The Most Hallowed Record in Sports".

Can it be done again? Sure, it's possible...

I agree but it is fun to look at other records that most likely will never be broken .....


Earl Webb 67 (doubles) 1931

Double Barrel
08-09-2007, 12:19 AM
Brett Favre - 257 consecutive NFL games started, including playoffs and Super Bowls

mexican_texan
08-09-2007, 02:22 AM
Excellent points, all the way around. :thumbup

However, beyond winning streaks or individual accomplishments, which are undoubtedly monumental achievements and deserve due respect, 17-0 represents the perfect season in an elite team sport. That is why, IMO, it is "The Most Hallowed Record in Sports".

Can it be done again? Sure, it's possible...
Actually, it can be topped because there are more games now than there were back then. Also, they didn't have to deal with Free Agency.

Texan_Bill
08-09-2007, 07:46 AM
Thats exactly why it is nearly impossible to top a 'the' perfect season in today's game: Salary Cap and Free Agency mean "parody" throughout the league... That was the point of introducing the cap; to prevent the dynasties and give the have-nots at least a puncher's chance....

Seņor Stan
08-09-2007, 09:08 AM
"...lifelong bachelor Chamberlain claimed he had sex with 20,000 women. For this to be true, he would have had to have sex with more than nine women a week, starting when he was 15 and continuing for 40 years."

That's funny, I have a picture of my Mom with Wilt from the late 60's...

If my calculations are correct then...well...wait a minute...........


MOM?!?!?!

Mr teX
08-09-2007, 09:12 AM
That's funny, I have a picture of my Mom with Wilt from the late 60's...

If my calculations are correct then...well...wait a minute...........


MOM?!?!?!

better leave that 1 alone, I think i would rather not know if my mom was a statistic.

Texan_Bill
08-09-2007, 09:45 AM
That's funny, I have a picture of my Mom with Wilt from the late 60's...

If my calculations are correct then...well...wait a minute...........


MOM?!?!?!

ROFLMAO!!!!

GoPats
08-09-2007, 01:40 PM
Football is obviously the only sport where there's a realistic chance of an undefeated season... I can't see any MLB teams going 162-0!

I do think at some point you'll see it happen. The potnentially even more interesting part is that the team that does it could still be out in the "one-and-done" playoff model of the NFL.

PapaL
08-14-2007, 05:59 AM
I don't really see 17-0 as the end all. Every couple of years there is a team that has a great season, Colts a few years ago, Vikings before that (15-1). It'll fall soon then any of the other records that have been brought up.

Texan_Bill
08-14-2007, 07:24 AM
I don't really see 17-0 as the end all. Every couple of years there is a team that has a great season, Colts a few years ago, Vikings before that (15-1). It'll fall soon then any of the other records that have been brought up.

Of course they've been saying that for 35 years, but who's counting.... :sarcasm:

Double Barrel
08-14-2007, 10:11 AM
With today's day and age of playoff structure, the tough part is that a 14-0 team will most likely rest it's starters for a week or two, especially if they have secured homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. And trying to beat even bad NFL teams with your 2nd stringers is tough.

I don't see it falling anytime soon myself. The NFL is too brutal of a sport, and teams are looking at the Super Bowl Championship as the main goal, not an undefeated season. Teams have come close, but even the '85 Bears couldn't do it. Funny who gave them their one loss, 'eh?

Texan_Bill
08-14-2007, 11:30 AM
Teams have come close, but even the '85 Bears couldn't do it. Funny who gave them their one loss, 'eh?

Causing the "Bitter men" to celebrate even hardier!!!