POLL QUESTION – JUNE 7
By Leo Haggerty
First of all, and I will start EVERY article with this paragraph, sports pales in comparison with what is occurring with the Coronavirus. Hopefully, the columns that I, and the rest of our correspondents, provide you is a momentary escape from the trials and tribulations that Americans, and the rest of the world’s population, are experiencing. The COVID-19 is not a video game that you can press reset and get a new life. This is real and dangerous so, above all, be prudent and stay safe.
It’s Sunday, ladies and gentlemen. That can only mean one thing as it applies to Its Sports Magazine and that’s our weekly poll question.
This week’s one calls for a little bit of thought as well as soul-searching. The question is:
WHAT SPORTS RECORD DO YOU THINK WILL NEVER BE BROKEN?
As you will see below, there are a plethora of ways you can answer our weekly query and our group took full advantage of combing the different sports to come up with their answers. So, without further delay, here’s our 17 different opinions. Enjoy
JOHN LENTZ – NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ANALYST
Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points.
JEFF FOX – PUBLISHER OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
Miami Dolphins perfect 17-0 season.
STEVE JACOBSON – PHOTOJOURNALIST
NFL Touchdown record of Jerry Rice with 208 TD’s. Emmitt Smith is a distant second with 175 and there are only two players in the top 20 that are still playing (Larry Fitzgerald is 12th with 120 and Adrian Peterson is 13th with 117) and both are in the final seasons of their career. So, Rice is safe holding this one for all time.
GABRIEL DIBIASE – NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ANALYST
Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive games played streak.
Offensive tackle Jim Shaw’s Freshman 440 Yard Run/Dash which I believe was 54 seconds. On the other side, Ted Williams who was the last MLB 400 hitter with a 406 batting average.
There are so many old pitching ones that I am not even going to attempt to use them, although Cy Young’s 511 wins are probably transcendental enough to include. So I will go just in my lifetime, and say that that the 30 complete games thrown by Catfish Hunter in 1975 won’t be toppled. James Shields was the last one to hit double digits in 2011, and even Roy Halladay never got to 10 in a season. Schilling in 98 threw 15 and that’s the closest anyone has gotten since the 80’s where the leaders had mid-to-upper teens and Bert Byleven hit 24.
Now, this is a tough question, so many choices. Wilt’s 100 point game would be right there but If I were to have to choose one I would have to say Cal Ripken’s consecutive games streak. Just don’t see another player committed enough to break that record and, now with GM’s worried about resting players more than ever, I don’t know if the player will even have a choice.
No pitcher in the future will ever come close to 511 career wins record that Cy Young has.
I think the sports record that will never be broken is Joe DiMaggio’s 56 consecutive game hitting streak!
As you have already read, there’s a lot of records that our contributors believe will stand the test of time. To be honest, there isn’t one that I would disagree with myself.