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Most unbreakable records in sports?

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 10:45 AM
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I will limit myself to 3 team ones, and 3 individual ones. Teams first.

1) Boston Celtics: EIGHT straight NBA Championships, and 10 of 11.

I consider this one absurdedly untouchable. With today's free agency, teams would never stay together long enough to accomplish even half of this.


2) UCLA Men's Basketball: SEVEN straight National Championships, 10 of 12.

Same as #1. The further away from this we get in time, the more mythical it is.


3) Oklahoma Sooners Football: 47 straight wins.

Of the 3 I have listed, this is the one that could conceivably be broken in my lifetime. But, it would take an incredible effort to do it, even in these days of lengthened seasons.

Individuals:

1) Jack Nicklaus: 18 Major Championships.

As great as Tiger Woods was, he is still 3 short of even tieing this record. That last miracle that Jack pulled off at Augusta at age 46 in 1986 may ultimately be what keeps him on top of Tiger.


2) Nolan Ryan: Seven No Hitters.

Nolan Ryan owns several other records as well, but this one is ludicrous. The only active pitcher who even has THREE is Justin Verlander, and he is already on the downside of his career. (Marrying Kate Upton alone will probably sap his concentration enough that he will never get another no hitter. :) )


3) Consecutive career games played: (Two sports accounted for here) Cal Ripken and Brett Favre:

Ripken: 2632 games played.
Favre: 321 consecutive games played (297 regular season).

Two things almost assure neither of these will ever be broken. One, just the desire to play that long must be coupled with the physical longevity. Two, the monies that athletes are making now all but assures that no one will maintain the desire to play that long.

There are other unbreakable records, but these were my favorites. What are yours?

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 10:47 AM
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I think Jack has 20 some runner ups in majors too

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 10:53 AM
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Yep, 19 times, to be exact. That is almost as untouchable as winning 18.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 10:54 AM
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Wilt the Stilt...
100 points in a game.


A crying shame that no video record exists of that game.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 10:57 AM
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Wilt certainly had no problem telling you he was the greatest center to ever play the game. At which point, Bill Russell would just wave his hands around and blind him with those 10 Championship rings. :)

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Re: A crying shame that no video record exists of that game.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:08 AM
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Wilt had about 45 rebounds playing in a game against the Celtics and Bill Russell.
Wilt never had the talent around him that Russell had until late in his career.


No argument from me. For some reason, probably because they

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:12 AM
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were winning all the championships, I can remember seeing the Celtics on TV a lot when I was young during that time. Rarely got to see Wilt play on TV, unless it was against them.

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Frank Selvy 100 points in a college basketball game...***

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:01 AM
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i actually don’t know about that

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:07 PM
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With the way three point shooting and scoring is going up in the NBA. Kobe scored 81 in his career.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:34 PM
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Wilt bedding 10,000 women.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 3:38 PM
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Now THAT takes dedication and stamina.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 5:00 PM
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I thought it was 20,000.

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Wilt slept with 20,000 different women***

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:03 AM
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The current number of idiots working at ESECPN!

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:11 AM
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Jon Jones 17 wins in a row in the UFC. He still may get more if he fights again. GSP could tie him but I dont think he comes back to fight Khabib.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:12 AM
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Bolts 100m dash and Phelps 18 golds.


Bolt was just a freak of Nature, but there might be another

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:15 AM
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one of him someday. I remember thinking that Micheal Johnson's 19.32 sec 200 meter record would never be broken, and then Bolt came along and did it. For some reason, all the Track records seem to fall eventually.

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Re: Bolt was just a freak of Nature, but there might be another

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:25 PM
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Very true. Athletes seem to continue to improve over time.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:14 AM
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I do believe the NBA and college basketball title records are for sure the 2 that will never be touched. The playoffs and tournament make it nearly impossible. The way the NBA is now with players always switching teams makes it hard to have a great team for years in a row.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:20 AM
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I agree 100%. That is why I put those two first. I was a huge college basketball fan in my early years, and I remember being PIZZED that nobody could beat UCLA during those years. Only David (Skywalker) Thompson and NC State was able to do it in 1974, and Wooden still got UCLA another one in 1975 before he was done.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:27 PM
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UCLA had players that never started that were drafted into the NBA and played there.

The scholarship rules were very different then which let UCLA grab talent and keep it away from competitors. It also took much fewer games to win the NCAA tournament.

Between those two things, it will never be done again.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 3:35 PM
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While that might never happen in mens hoops, it has happened in other sports.

Carolina's run in womens soccer pulled off the same trick. Winning 12 of 13 championships from 82-95, 16 of 20 from 82-2001... and never finished worse than the semi-finals (once) or runner-up (3). Heck more than 50% of all NCAA womens soccer titles are owned by UNC.


.406 Ted Williams and 56 Joe D***

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:36 PM
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Rogers Hornsby hit .424 in the modern era (1924). He also had a season (1922) when he batted over .400 with 40 home runs.

Baseball historians often suggest various reasons why batting averages were so much higher then, but the factor most often ignored is the shape of the outfield. Early 20th century baseball stadiums were extremely deep in CF, so the whole field was diamond-shaped, not just the infield. Many old-time fields had the centerfield wall 440, 460 or even 485 feet from home plate; if the center fielder played shallow he risked giving up triples (Hornsby also had 17 triples that year) and inside-the-park homers; playing deep gave up easy singles.

Kind of like slow pitch softball.

Regardless of why, will never see .400 over a full season again. The science of pitching has progressed so far that anything close would be truly remarkable.


Cy Young, 511 wins in MLB

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:03 PM
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good luck getting half than now.

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What makes that record even more absurd is that back in that

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:24 PM
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era, starting pitchers were expected to pitch complete games all the time. You were less of a man if you had to be (Gasp!) replaced as pitcher before the end of the game.

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John Isner / Nicholas Mahut 70-68 5th set in Wimbledon

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:06 PM
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Considering the second longest 5th set ever was 25-23.

70-68 almost three times longer.


Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games, Orel Hershiser 59

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:08 PM
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consecutive scoreless innings .

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sticking with baseball,

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:18 PM
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Ricky Henderson's single season (130) and career stolen bases(1,100+) will never be broken.


Nolan Ryan's career strike outs. 5,700 +

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Given the devaluation of steals in the current game,

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:21 PM
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Ricky Henderson's steal record may be the MOST unbreakable one in baseball.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 3:43 PM
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Starting pitching has changed even more, especially from the early days. Old Hoss Radbourn with 60 wins in a single season. Good luck beating that now when you only get 35 starts.


Richard Petty

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:19 PM
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200 career wins.

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Re: Richard Petty

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:25 PM
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Yeah, but he cheated. Just ask Darrell Waltrip. :)

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:22 PM
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FSU finishing ranked 14 straight years in the AP top 5.


How many does Clemson and Alabama have now? I'm not


Posted: Aug 12, 2020 12:51 PM
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sure. That is quite a feat for any team in any sport.

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Re: How many does Clemson and Alabama have now? I'm not

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:14 PM
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Bama got to 5 before failing to finish top 5 last year.

We are currently at 5 consecutive now.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:22 PM
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Current Streak:
Clemson 5,
OSU, 3,
Jawja, 1
Oregon, 1
Alabama 0, (ranked 8th last year)
I feel like Oklahoma got jilted as they would have a 5th straight top 5 finish but was bumped from 4th to 7th after their LSU playoff loss.


Saban while great and all, is fairly consistent for at least one non-top 5 finish every few years. 2013, he was 7th (Dabo was 8th)


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:00 PM
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Pete Maravich career PPG average of 44.5.(pre 3pt line)


Stumpy O'Hanrahan shin kicking record

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:08 PM
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Got kicked 726 times in the shins by Vladimir Palkovic. He lost his shins, but made him a great running back.


Paddy O'Blarnac: He held the record for averaging drinking

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:15 PM
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at least a pint a day for his entire life. He drowned in a small pond at the age of 97. The only way anyone knew he had drowned was when the fish in the pond all started floating up to the surface, drunk. When they fished his body out, and tested the pond water, it was 80 Proof. :)

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:36 PM
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South Carolina:

102 years without a bowl victory by a current power 5 D1 program.

Even Vandy had win '55 and 2013 in while Kansas State took only 97 years. Washington State took 72 years.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:37 PM
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Pete Rose all time hits. 4256


You would have to hit 200 hits in a season for 21 or 22 seasons . Only 2 people in MLB baseball had 200 hits last season and they barely did it. That record will never be even close to touched.

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Those are all good. The Ripken consecutive games played was

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 2:03 PM
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the first one that jumped into my mind on the individual side.

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Ted Williams 84 consecutive game on base streak

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Cy Young: 511 wins

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 3:22 PM
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Somebody beat me to the punch, but of all the unbreakable records, this has got to be the unbreakablest. Of course, it was a different game back at the turn of the 20th century, with one guy pretty much pitching the games, not like today with pitching rotations. Unless the nature of the game of baseball undergoes a sea change in the way it is played or scored, nobody breaks this record. Ever. Heck, to even START 511 games would require a career of 17+ years, assuming 30 starts a year.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 3:37 PM
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Wayne Gretzky 2,857 career points. If you took away all of his goals (894) he'd still be in first with just his assist (1,963)

Tiger Woods- 142 Consecutive Cuts Made and 7 straight victories are both crazy as well

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 3:41 PM
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Nolan Ryan's 7 no-hitters. I watched at least 4 of them (including his last one). That sucker had some heat!!!


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 4:43 PM
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South Carolina's five straight victories over the Tigers in football. No way that record will ever be broken.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 4:52 PM
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De La Salle HS football with 151 consecutive wins.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 4:55 PM
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Cal Ripken most consecutive games in baseball will never be broken.


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 5:51 PM
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John McKissick. 621 wins as high school football coach.

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