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I think any record involving offense or simply playing is breakable because sports are progressively favoring scoring and player safety.

 

So consecutive starts (Favre, Ripken), consecutive games with scores/hits (Jordan/DiMaggio), career points (Gretzky/Abdul-Jabbar), career stats (Rice/Emmitt), and career wins will all be in danger in the future.

 

I think defensive records will be increasingly more difficult to break.  Dick "Night Train" Lane intercepting 14 passes in 12 games will probably never be broken.  It's been over a decade since a player had double-digit INTs and that's with 16 games in a season and a more pass-happy NFL now, too.  :woah:

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6 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

No Pitcher will ever win more than 511 games like Cy Young did.

I feel like an *.. Cy Young was an actually pitcher :lol:.. ya just hear "Cy Young award" so much i didn't even put two and two together..

 

7 minutes ago, Lucky Colts Fan said:

career stats (Rice/Emmitt), and career wins will all be in danger in the future.

Thats actually where I was leaning.. Emmitt's will never be broken becuase RB's only get like 7 years to play.. and all the sub packages where if you aren't a 3 down back you can forget about it.

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Just for fun, I'll provide one for each league

MLB: DiMaggio's 56 consecutive games with a hit

NBA: Bill Russell's 11 championships

NFL: there are a lot to go with here.  Don Shula's 347 victories, Emmitt Smith's career rushing yards, Favre's nearly 300 consecutive starts, and pretty much any Jerry Rice stat all come to mind.

NHL: Gretzky's 2800+ career points...among nearly anything else Gretz did

 

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33 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Guarantee's = No Pitcher will ever win more than 511 games like Cy Young did. Nobody will score more than 100 Points in an NBA game like Wilt did. Nobody will throw more than 55 TD's like Peyton did in one season. 

 

Second year player, first year starter just got to 50. 55 TD passes is certainly not among the most unbreakable records in sports. Players have gotten close to that and the record itself is just 6 r old.

 

It's not even the most unbreakable Peyton Manning record. 23 consecutive regular season wins or 7 straight seasons of 12+ wins are going to be harder to break. Or 13 consecutive seasons with at least 25 TDs (Brady is at 10 right now).

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44 minutes ago, Lucky Colts Fan said:

I think defensive records will be increasingly more difficult to break.  Dick "Night Train" Lane intercepting 14 passes in 12 games will probably never be broken.  It's been over a decade since a player had double-digit INTs and that's with 16 games in a season and a more pass-happy NFL now, too.  :woah:

this is a good one that probably wont jump to mind for most people right away.  its already stood for a looong time too, and no one has been close lately like you said

 

modern offensive coaching probably wont allow it unless several weird flukes happen in the same season 

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Gretzky has lot of unbreakable Records. 8 consecutive MPS, highest +/- in a season(+100), largest margin of victory in a scoring race(+79), most 100+ point seasons(15) or 11 100+ assist seasons (rest of NHL has total of 2 those)..

 

Back in 1980, Eri Heiden won Olympic gold at speed skating.. at every individual event. 500, 1000, 1500, 5000 and 10000 meters.

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43 minutes ago, Finball said:

 

Second year player, first year starter just got to 50. 55 TD passes is certainly not among the most unbreakable records in sports. Players have gotten close to that and the record itself is just 6 r old.

 

It's not even the most unbreakable Peyton Manning record. 23 consecutive regular season wins or 7 straight seasons of 12+ wins are going to be harder to break. Or 13 consecutive seasons with at least 25 TDs (Brady is at 10 right now).

50 is far from 56 on average per game IMO, MaHomes had a career year and will never throw for 50 again IMO. Only other QB to throw for 50 is Tom and it was 50 back in 2007. 

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1 hour ago, 21isSuperman said:

Just for fun, I'll provide one for each league

MLB: DiMaggio's 56 consecutive games with a hit

NBA: Bill Russell's 11 championships

NFL: there are a lot to go with here.  Don Shula's 347 victories, Emmitt Smith's career rushing yards, Favre's nearly 300 consecutive starts, and pretty much any Jerry Rice stat all come to mind.

NHL: Gretzky's 2800+ career points...among nearly anything else Gretz did

 

I agree with all of this. 

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43 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

50 is far from 56 on average per game IMO, MaHomes had a career year and will never throw for 50 again IMO. Only other QB to throw for 50 is Tom and it was 50 back in 2007. 

 

It's about 0.375 TDs per game more. Not that much. Mahomes had just 163 drives in the regular season (ex. kneel downs at the end of halfs) bc of KCs porous defense. Peyton had 29 more in 2013. KC offense last year scored more points per drive (3.25 vs 2.98) and TDs per drive (0.405 vs 0.370) than DEN in '13. While it's possible he peaked on his 1st year starting, I consider that unlikely and their D won't likely be as bad in future years allowing for more offensive drives and thus chances to score. Trevor Lawrence could also going to be a big factor in breaking that record in few years.

 

Other QBs have gotten close to PMs record and it's relatively new. That's why I don't think it should belong in same company as some other records which are a lot older and no one has gotten even close to them. Marino had the single season TD record 35 yrs ago and with larger margin to the next guy and it ended up being smashed, though it took a lot of time.

 

Peytons single season TD record is extremely impressive since he could pretty much throw only ducks at that point.

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26 minutes ago, RockThatBlue said:

I'm not sure any record is unbreakable because every record broken was thought to be unbreakable.

Rock..nobody's ever going to average 48 1/2 minutes over an entire season.

What that means is: Wilt played every regular minute of the season and all the overtimes.

 

That's an unbreakable record

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On 2/20/2019 at 11:38 AM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Guarantee's = No Pitcher will ever win more than 511 games like Cy Young did. Nobody will score more than 100 Points in an NBA game like Wilt did. Nobody will throw more than 55 TD's like Peyton did in one season. 

I join the others in saying that the 55 TD's can and probably will be broken.   Mostly because the league is more and more offensive minded.   9 QB's broke the 30 TD mark.   A rookie got 50.  It's a pass happy league now.   While it may stand for several years, it wouldn't be surprising to see it tied or broken.   Heck, if the Colts get a couple WR's who can catch, Luck may come close next season.  

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On ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 11:38 AM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Guarantee's = No Pitcher will ever win more than 511 games like Cy Young did. Nobody will score more than 100 Points in an NBA game like Wilt did. Nobody will throw more than 55 TD's like Peyton did in one season. 

Agreed 100% that Cy Young's win record won't touched. Ever. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if one day Wilt's 100 point game is eclipsed. No easy task but it's possible.

 

Peyton's TD record is another story. With the way today's game is played and all of the rule changes over the years, this record is bound to fall sooner than later IMO.

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On ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 11:48 AM, 21isSuperman said:

MLB: DiMaggio's 56 consecutive games with a hit

For whatever reason, this record is the one I hope is broken. Although unlikely, it would be very exciting to follow. The way the game is played now with all of the relief pitching specialist and defensive shifts, this record is getting more and more difficult to imagine being broken. I also think we may never see another .400 hitter in the major leagues for the same reasons.

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10 hours ago, RollerColt said:

UCLA Men's Basketball. 7 Consecutive national championship titles from 1967-1973. I just don't ever see that happening in the day and age we are now. 

John Wooden and Sam Gilbert.

Do your own research.

May surprise you.

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Celtics won 8 straight Championships from 1959-1966. That will never happen again in the NBA.

 

I am pretty confident that nobody will score 100 in a game like Wilt did either.

 

Emmitt Smith's rushing yard record of 18,355 will never be broken. Most teams do RB by committee now days and there isn't anybody that is durable as he was playing 15 seasons. 

 

Nobody will beat CY Young's win total of 511 as I posted above.

 

You guys have a point about Peyton's passing TD record of 55 in 1 season, that may be broken but I will believe it when I see it. Mahomes will not come close to 50 this upcoming season. I see him around 40 like Luck. I will say this nobody will win more than 5 League MVP's like Peyton did. That will not be broken.

 

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7 hours ago, crazycolt1 said:

John Wooden and Sam Gilbert.

Do your own research.

May surprise you.

Ah. Sad to say but I’m actually not surprised.  Anyone with large amounts of cash can nearly buy whatever they want. Even college admission apparently...

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1 hour ago, RollerColt said:

Ah. Sad to say but I’m actually not surprised.  Anyone with large amounts of cash can nearly buy whatever they want. Even college admission apparently...

Yeah with today's NCAA rules some of  those championships would be vacated.

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Follow me here...the Pacers 3 ABA Championships will never be broken :)

 

I agree on the Cy Young win total and Dimaggio's hit streak is pretty safe, but not unbreakable...someday, someone will break it.

 

Chamberlain's 48.5 minutes per game average is also very safe and will not be broken.

 

 

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With the new NFL, Emmit Smith should feel safe with his rushing record.   Although I always felt like it he shouldn't brag about it.   Sanders would have it easily if the Lions were not so poorly run.  

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1 hour ago, Myles said:

With the new NFL, Emmit Smith should feel safe with his rushing record.   Although I always felt like it he shouldn't brag about it.   Sanders would have it easily if the Lions were not so poorly run.  

Personally I rank Sanders and Payton ahead of Smith. 

Neither one of them had near the talented blockers that Smith had.

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