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(WWL)   Don't look now, but Drew Brees is set this weekend to break an "unbreakable" NFL record that has stood for 52 years   (wwl.com) divider line 89
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2012-10-02 05:05:52 PM
Too bad about that 0-4 record though.

/I got no room to talk, sAints fans
//it's hard to be a Raiders fan
 
2012-10-02 05:37:12 PM
So either he sets the record against the Chargers, or his streak gets broken by them. That seems appropriate.
 
2012-10-02 06:18:06 PM
i can't set my watch to that haircut.
 
2012-10-02 07:46:42 PM
That is a very nice letter from his son.

As far as this being a record comparable to Dimaggio's streak.... I don't buy that, especially in this current era of the QBs and passing game being the primary offensive driver on most teams. Any Top 5 QB should throw at least 1 TD per game.
 
2012-10-02 07:50:19 PM
Too bad it's not Brady or Peyton. We would've had a countdown clock on the webpage for weeks, lol.
 
2012-10-02 07:51:23 PM

robsul82: Too bad it's not Brady or Peyton. We would've had a countdown clock on the ESPN webpage for weeks, lol.


FTFM
 
2012-10-02 08:10:25 PM

robsul82: robsul82: Too bad it's not Brady or Peyton. We would've had a countdown clock on the ESPN webpage for weeks, lol.

FTFM


Oh I fully believe this. Did they offer an official apology for Brett Favre not getting it?
 
2012-10-02 08:18:48 PM

Nadie_AZ: robsul82: robsul82: Too bad it's not Brady or Peyton. We would've had a countdown clock on the ESPN webpage for weeks, lol.

FTFM

Oh I fully believe this. Did they offer an official apology for Brett Favre not getting it?


Pretty sure they lowered the flags at Bristol for a week.
 
2012-10-02 08:20:43 PM
Maybe this is Roger's swerve this week. He's going to wait until Thursday and re-suspend everyone for Bountygate...this time adding Drew saying he has new evidence he knew (i.e. a random phone call). He'll do it late enough so that appeals can't be heard from the game. Sure it'll get thrown out again, but man Vinny Mac would be proud of that manuever
 
2012-10-02 08:34:12 PM

TheManofPA: Maybe this is Roger's swerve this week. He's going to wait until Thursday and re-suspend everyone for Bountygate...this time adding Drew saying he has new evidence he knew (i.e. a random phone call). He'll do it late enough so that appeals can't be heard from the game. Sure it'll get thrown out again, but man Vinny Mac would be proud of that manuever


Uh.... you realize it's a personal streak, so as long as he's not banned for life he would still have the opportunity to break the record on his first game back from suspension, right?
 
2012-10-02 08:34:15 PM

TheManofPA: Maybe this is Roger's swerve this week. He's going to wait until Thursday and re-suspend everyone for Bountygate...this time adding Drew saying he has new evidence he knew (i.e. a random phone call). He'll do it late enough so that appeals can't be heard from the game. Sure it'll get thrown out again, but man Vinny Mac would be proud of that manuever


LOL

And yeah, high five to the schedule people. Drew's former team, Johnny U's last team, that's some nice symmetry.
 
2012-10-02 08:37:26 PM
Classy letter.
Good on you, Drew.

/Packers fan
 
2012-10-02 08:38:19 PM
Thanks- Joe Unitas.

P.S. some tickets would be nice

P.P.S. thanks for being the only player on my fantasy league team capable of scoring 20 or more

/damn you, Santonio Holmes. Seriously
 
2012-10-02 08:41:22 PM
And if he should be stopped, Brady will have the opportunity to pass it later this season. So impossible to break.
 
2012-10-02 08:49:43 PM
I'm astonished it hasn't been broken before. Doesn't seem that difficult with modern offensive schemes, but there must be something to it if it's stood this long
 
2012-10-02 08:51:36 PM

robsul82: robsul82: Too bad it's not Brady or Peyton. We would've had a countdown clock on the ESPN webpage for weeks, lol.

FTFM


"Coming up on ESPN, Drew Brees reaches an AMAZING career milestone; we talk to Yankees teammates Alex Rodriquez and Derek Jeter and get their thoughts about this momentous accomplishment".
 
2012-10-02 08:52:38 PM
Classy letter from Joe Unitas
 
2012-10-02 09:02:33 PM

Lost Thought 00: I'm astonished it hasn't been broken before. Doesn't seem that difficult with modern offensive schemes, but there must be something to it if it's stood this long


There's another guy who's come as far as only one other player in 52 years, it sucks.

born_yesterday: robsul82: robsul82: Too bad it's not Brady or Peyton. We would've had a countdown clock on the ESPN webpage for weeks, lol.

FTFM

"Coming up on ESPN, Drew Brees reaches an AMAZING career milestone; we talk to Yankees teammates Alex Rodriquez and Derek Jeter and get their thoughts about this momentous accomplishment".


Being a fan of both teams, I can laugh wholeheartedly, lol.
 
2012-10-02 09:05:30 PM
Drew Brees is set this weekend to break an "unbreakable" NFL record

Most losses to start the season by a "top tier" quarterback?
 
2012-10-02 09:06:07 PM
I'm sure anyone who thought this was unbreakable didn't realize a day would come when you would no longer be able to make contact with a WR or QB in the NFL without drawing a flag, fine, suspension, or possible execution.

Good for Brees, I guess. I'm sure he'd trade some TDs for a win.
 
2012-10-02 09:08:56 PM
As a stripper I once knew would say; "that's classy as fark".
 
2012-10-02 09:18:55 PM

dletter: That is a very nice letter marketing tool from his son, who is hoping to use the Brees connection with his own father to garner some good press and get some people to click the link to the website for his upcoming film.


/Sorry. I am cynical as @#$%.
 
2012-10-02 09:23:24 PM
FTA: I've been follow your pursuit of the record since last season.

I've been follow.

/Can't get over it.
 
2012-10-02 09:36:14 PM
IMO, the only "unbreakable" records in sports are the ones that are essentially prohibited by convention and the style of the game, most specifically in baseball; pitchers throwing 30 CGs in a season, A player/owner/manager combo, etc. Stuff that you can't do because you're essentially not allowed to.
 
2012-10-02 09:39:24 PM
I see the Unitas apple didn't fall far from the tree.

I've never seen such a classy "good luck breaking my family member's record" letter.
 
2012-10-02 09:45:02 PM
Fark almost all of you.

There, I said it.

B*tches.

/not trolling, but pissed off
 
2012-10-02 09:49:02 PM
While td passes are one hell of a lot more common now than they were in Johnny's day the fact is no one else has done it. So hats off to drew brees - a great qb and a good person as well.

That said the curmudgeon in me says I don't understand why people obsess over these statistical oddities that are next to meaningless. I mean it's ultimately insignificant if a qb doesn't get a td pass in a game every now and again. And fact is even after the record is broken I think Unitas' feat will still be more impressive as the game was more low-scoring and run-oriented back in the day. Drew's highest pass attempts per game in a season is ~ 41 - Johnny's is 31.

Conclusion: extremely impressive feat but it's sort of an apples to oranges thing at the end of the day.
 
2012-10-02 09:50:17 PM

robsul82: Too bad it's not Brady or Peyton. We would've had a countdown clock on the webpage for weeks, lol.


And Peter King would faint from all the excitement.
 
2012-10-02 09:53:16 PM
Hope this ends better than the Mark McGwire-Maris family love affair.
 
2012-10-02 09:53:48 PM

dickfreckle: /not trolling, but pissed off


Why? it's a farking wonder it didn't happen sooner as pass-happy as the nfl has become.
 
2012-10-02 09:57:20 PM

ChrisDe: Hope this ends better than the Mark McGwire-Maris family love affair.


I feel pretty confident in saying Drew's not on the roids. The birthmark may be, however, I make no promises there.
 
2012-10-02 09:57:46 PM
Who dat? Who hasn't?
 
2012-10-02 09:57:49 PM

dickfreckle: Fark almost all of you.

There, I said it.

B*tches.

/not trolling, but pissed off


I apologize. This thread should be about how awesome Unitas' son is, and not my bitterness over the 0-4 start.
 
2012-10-02 10:00:58 PM

JohnBigBootay: While td passes are one hell of a lot more common now than they were in Johnny's day the fact is no one else has done it.


Yeah no one else has done it...yet. But one of his contemporaries (Brady) is right behind him. QBs didn't throw for 5000 yards in a season every year either, but that's happening too. As you said, the rules now favor offense so much, you can't really compare eras. It's nice, but kind of an obscure and meaningless stat. You think he wouldn't rather throw 0 TD passes and them actually win?

JohnBigBootay: dickfreckle: /not trolling, but pissed off

Why? it's a farking wonder it didn't happen sooner as pass-happy as the nfl has become.


imageshack.us

Don't mind him.

imageshack.us
 
2012-10-02 10:01:35 PM

finaboy: Who dat? Who hasn't?


ATL. Watch.
 
2012-10-02 10:05:05 PM

Nobodyn0se: TheManofPA: Maybe this is Roger's swerve this week. He's going to wait until Thursday and re-suspend everyone for Bountygate...this time adding Drew saying he has new evidence he knew (i.e. a random phone call). He'll do it late enough so that appeals can't be heard from the game. Sure it'll get thrown out again, but man Vinny Mac would be proud of that manuever

Uh.... you realize it's a personal streak, so as long as he's not banned for life he would still have the opportunity to break the record on his first game back from suspension, right?


It was a joke post, but on the serious side, I thought it was one of those records where an injury eliminate you from consideration (i.e. a missed game results in no TD)
 
2012-10-02 10:07:04 PM

grinding_journalist: IMO, the only "unbreakable" records in sports are the ones that are essentially prohibited by convention and the style of the game, most specifically in baseball; pitchers throwing 30 CGs in a season, A player/owner/manager combo, etc. Stuff that you can't do because you're essentially not allowed to.


I get your point but Johnny Van Demeer sneers at you from the grave.
 
2012-10-02 10:08:38 PM

js34603: Yeah no one else has done it...yet. But one of his contemporaries (Brady) is right behind him. QBs didn't throw for 5000 yards in a season every year either, but that's happening too. As you said, the rules now favor offense so much, you can't really compare eras. It's nice, but kind of an obscure and meaningless stat. You think he wouldn't rather throw 0 TD passes and them actually win?


I don't to put forth the wrong message. I think Drew Brees is a helluva guy and a fantastic qb - one of the best of his era.... AND this is sort of a meaningless statistical oddity at the same time. I mean streaks in and of themselves are somewhat meaningless. Who really gives a fark if one qb throws a td pass in 54 straight - or whatever the hell it is - and the other throws a td pass in only 52 of those 54. It's a nice little accolade and fun to talk about but I'd still think unitas doing it in 54 straight was a more difficult virtually meaningless achievement than Brees' doing the same.
 
2012-10-02 10:10:51 PM
There might have been parts of that letter that were classy, but it read more like a fan-boi stalker love letter. I'm only surprised that it didn't end with the words "Call me!".
 
2012-10-02 10:11:46 PM

dickfreckle: finaboy: Who dat? Who hasn't?

ATL. Watch.


Hell, if it must be a lost season? 2-14 wouldn't be SO bad, if that be the reason, lol.
 
2012-10-02 10:48:49 PM

dickfreckle: dickfreckle: Fark almost all of you.

There, I said it.

B*tches.

/not trolling, but pissed off

I apologize. This thread should be about how awesome Unitas' son is, and not my bitterness over the 0-4 start.


Wow, this actually isn't the first time today someone in one of the sports threads completely flew off the handle, but did come back and apologize for it. This has been a strange, angsty-yet-sorryletshugitout day.
 
2012-10-02 11:20:28 PM

grinding_journalist: IMO, the only "unbreakable" records in sports are the ones that are essentially prohibited by convention and the style of the game, most specifically in baseball; pitchers throwing 30 CGs in a season, A player/owner/manager combo, etc. Stuff that you can't do because you're essentially not allowed to.


Here's the major ones I think that are "unbreakable" unless rules somehow change:

NFL - average rushing yards/game career (Jim Brown: 104.3 yds)
NHL - almost any scoring record by Gretzky (goals in a season: 92, points in a season: 215, to pick two)
NBA - most points by a single player in a game (Wilt Chamberlain: 100 points)
MLB - any batting average record (single season: Hugh Duffy .4397, career: Ty Cobb .3664)
 
2012-10-02 11:28:43 PM
As others have mentioned, rule changes have greatly affected the unbreakableness of this record. Go back to the rule set that defensive backs could play by in the 50s and 60s and this record would still be unbroken (although a lot more WR would be on IR).
 
2012-10-02 11:35:27 PM
www.pennypinchinmom.com
 
2012-10-02 11:41:55 PM

roncofooddehydrator: MLB - any batting average record (single season: Hugh Duffy .4397, career: Ty Cobb .3664)


You qualified your list with the word "major" so this might not count, but NOBODY will ever break Johnny Vander Meer's record of consecutive no hitters. Hell, nobody has come close to tying it.
 
2012-10-03 12:06:11 AM
When you receive a letter like that you know you've been properly lettered.
 
2012-10-03 12:11:27 AM

TheManofPA: Nobodyn0se: TheManofPA: Maybe this is Roger's swerve this week. He's going to wait until Thursday and re-suspend everyone for Bountygate...this time adding Drew saying he has new evidence he knew (i.e. a random phone call). He'll do it late enough so that appeals can't be heard from the game. Sure it'll get thrown out again, but man Vinny Mac would be proud of that manuever

Uh.... you realize it's a personal streak, so as long as he's not banned for life he would still have the opportunity to break the record on his first game back from suspension, right?

It was a joke post, but on the serious side, I thought it was one of those records where an injury eliminate you from consideration (i.e. a missed game results in no TD)


If he started a game and got injured before he threw a touchdown pass, that would break the streak. If he got injured at practice (or in a game after throwing a TD pass) then the record would wait for him to get well again and start his next game.

Please note: I'm a not yet a doctor of footballology, or any other sports authority. I'm just a fan who thinks he knows stuff.
 
2012-10-03 12:15:49 AM
Yeah, but he still has that thing on his face.
 
2012-10-03 12:36:10 AM

ozarkmatt: roncofooddehydrator: MLB - any batting average record (single season: Hugh Duffy .4397, career: Ty Cobb .3664)

You qualified your list with the word "major" so this might not count, but NOBODY will ever break Johnny Vander Meer's record of consecutive no hitters. Hell, nobody has come close to tying it.


I don't know, if Verlander ever gets back to back starts against the Cubs and Astros, that thing is in danger.

As for the list, I could see Wilt's 100 getting broken at some point by someone who just wants to break it. I wouldn't bet on it, but I could see it being that it happens one day. The one that I can't see going down is the 56 games with a hit in a row. Wilt's just needs the perfect day, the 56er needs far too much luck
 
2012-10-03 12:56:47 AM

TheManofPA: I don't know, if Verlander ever gets back to back starts against the Cubs and Astros, that thing is in danger.


Throw the Mets in as the third start and you might have a point!
 
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