Tiger Ryno USA Fan Member since Feb 2007 55785 posts
re: More Improbable: DiMaggo's hitting streak v. Brees' TD streak (Posted on 10/8/12 at 3:06 pm to dukke v)
quote: Yup Emmitt Smith is NOT the leading rusher of all-time. A meaningless record
Emmitt was very good but his massive yardage has more to do with the number of games he played verses the other guys in the conversation. Jim Brown and those guys played shorter seasons and less years.
Emmitt was definitely the most durable back of all time to last as long as he did but his yardage total is not hallowed.
off the top of my head I could not tell you how many yards he has in his career or how many tds.
I remember his great seasons and great runs and great games, not the stats.
Brees is great and will be in the HOF not because of this streak
dukke v Notre Dame Fan PLUTO Member since Jul 2006 127684 posts
re: More Improbable: DiMaggo's hitting streak v. Brees' TD streak (Posted on 10/8/12 at 3:14 pm to Tiger Ryno)
quote: Emmitt was definitely the most durable back of all time
Jim Brown says frick Emmitt Smith.
quote: Brees is great and will be in the HOF not because of this streak
I never said the streak would get him HOF votes. But to say its a meaningless stat is just ridiculous. I will agree that Baseball stats are more of a barametor to how good a player was compared to football stats.
My last word on this comparison is that a hitting streak is a personal thing. A hitter tries his best to get a hit every single time he is up and its a record that is kept up with daily.
I never heard for example that Dave Kreig was on a 28 game Touchdown streak and his streak was on the line. If a guy was on a 28 game hitting streak its all over the sports news.
I think a guy like Montana in the 80's could have thrown one every game if the 49ers went out of the way to make sure he did. I dont think it was a record he was chasing. He would let Rathman or Craig get some pay dirt instead of play action from the 1.
I dont think Tom Landry gave a shite about Staubachs Touchdown streak in the 70's.
Drews a great quarterback but he wouldnt be one iota worse if he didnt get a TD in that Rams game or any other.
How many football fans even knew about Unitas 47 game steak or who was second 18 months ago?