The real "Most Hallowed Record in Sports"...

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  1. Double Barrel

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    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 !!
     
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    Look at the Raiders... :shades:
     
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    And their first game ever was against the Oilers. The Bucs got JACKED UP!

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    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...
     
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    No, no you've got it all wrong DB. Wilt's gargantuan number of ladies he slayed is the most hallowed record in sports....
     
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    *humbly bows to the master - Mr. Chamberlain*
     
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    I agree. I have zero respect for those guys. The cry like little babies everytime people start creeping up.
     


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    That record goes well beyond mere sports! :shades:
     
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    "...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."
     
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    And their leading receiver had 29 catches that year.
     
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    Rocky Marciano

    49 Wins, 0 Loss, 43 Knockouts
    88 percent KO Rate
     
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    not as impressive as 17-0 but I can't imagine this one to be done, esp with the talent in the NFL.
     
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    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)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Records_(Team)
     
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    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?
     
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    Any athlete from Arizona State can easily break that record.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    I agree but it is fun to look at other records that most likely will never be broken .....


    Earl Webb 67 (doubles) 1931
     
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    Brett Favre - 257 consecutive NFL games started, including playoffs and Super Bowls
     

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