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  • 08/16/2013, 12:20PM ET

Most impressive regular season performances.. Team and individual sports..

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1. 16-0 pats..

2. Federer going 81-5..

3. Arsenal going undefeated in the 2002-03 campaign..
That's 38 matches without a loss!

4. Michael Jordan's bulls winning 70 games..

5. Seattle mariners breaking the AL record for wins in a season..
It was crazy, they had 4 starters who averaged 20 wins and one of the nastiest bullpens I have ever seen..

6. 72 fins going 14-0..

7. The Blackhawks last season..
I don't follow hockey but even I know their point streak was nasty..

8. Tiger woods most dominant season..
I don't follow golf either ha ha..
But in his prime I think he won 5 tournaments in a row..

9. Last seasons heat with the crazy winning streak..
It was crazy! But it was good..

10. Spain's winning streak..
Technically friendlies in soccer isn't regular season..
But Spain was soooo good I felt they deserved to be on here..
And USA was the team that broke their winning streak of all the teams..


These are the ones that I can come up with in just a few minutes, but all of them seem to be more impressive to me than many of the ones you have listed.

1. Cal Ripken Jr; the Iron Man???s 2632 consecutive games played regular season.

2. Joe DiMaggio???s 56 games hitting streak. hell, fantasy guys can't do this picking from the entire field.

3. Brett Favre???s 297 consecutive games played. When you consider how quickly a QB can get injured or DL'd this is pretty darn impressive.

4. Vince Coleman stole 50 bases in a row without getting caught. Michael Bourn was the last guy to even steal 50 let alone in a row.

5. Orel Hershiser threw 59 consecutive scoreless innings.

6. Tiger Woods consective tour wins played...is actually 7 not five.

7. Julio Cesar Chavez won his first 87 bouts and fought to a draw in #88

8. A.C. Green played in 1192 straight NBA games.

9. The 1932 Chicago Bears held their opponents to only 44 points and only six TDs the entire season. however, their record was 7-1-6

10. The 1916 New York Giants won 26 consecutive games, a record that is five beyond second place and no team has come close toit in 66 years.


The big difference in our lists, is that you have focused on individual accomplishments, where I have focused more on team accomplishments..
The only individuals that I did focus on, where individual sports, (but even that has a team feel to it cause you have coaches, personal trainers etc etc)..

I don't mind the glaring differences cause it potentially gives us more to debate..

I personally think team accomplishments are more impressive than individual accomplishments..
Cause instead of one person being brilliant, EVERYONE needs to be brilliant..

The 2 main sports I played in highschool and college were cross country/marathon running and rugby..
While it was fun to do well in running.. I would be the only one who got hammered that night..
But when our rugby won trophies.. EVERYONE would get hammered, and it was alot more fun..

In my 3rd argument I will focus more on specific differences..
(Out of space:(..


While I did focus more on individual achievements, it was because those were more impressive to me because they happened in SPITE of what the team accomplished.

AND on the team sports such as the Bears amazing 44 pt choke hold on the rest of the league the fact that they only won 7 of 14 games seemed to being pretty shocking as well.

One of the amazing individual accomplishments that you mentioned you did not bother to check your data before listing Tiger's amazing 7 tourneys.

And I can't see where Federer going 81-5 a greater achievement than any of the individual accomplishments I listed especially since most of those wins were against much lower seeds; you know those guys he was expected to win.

I don't see the Heat's winning streak more impressive than Chavez's winning streak or that of the NY Giants in MLB. Especially since they fell short of the all-time record.

I would have never guessed the undefeated streak of Arsenal simply because I don't follow soccer; especially soccer played in other countries. I am simply not impressed. Or care, sorry.

Also stealing 50 consecutive bases without being caught once is more impressive then Spains winning.


16-0 pats vs ripens streak..
I know who's drink up I'd rather go to..
I win this one..

Federer vs DiMaggio..
DiMaggio was great..
But federer was better..
I get the nod here too..

Favre vs arsenal..
Favre didn't go undefeated..
I win this one cause our drink up was better..

Jordan vs Coleman..
Coleman sucks compared to Jordan..
I'm winning 4-0..

Seattle had a bigger drink up than oral..
5-0..

Fins vs Chavez..
I'll give ya this one..
5-1

Green vs Blackhawks..
Again team drink ups are alot more fun..
6-1

We both agree on woods
6-1


I'll give ya heat vs bears
AND
GIANTS VS SPAIN

I WIN 6-3!!!


Okay froggy, put down the green bugjuice and step away. Obviously someone has spiked it with a quadruple dose of the crazies.

While it is hard to compare team accomplishments to individuals, there is still no way you win all those comparisons you listed above.

In the jist of the TD, you stated the most impressive. Most Impressive is a state of mind and NOT a stat so while you THINK you won all those matchups; it is still in the hands of the voters to declare which is more impressive.

The bait and switch that you pulled trying to get the voters to compare those matchups that you listed is STILL not going to work because you simply pitted the wrong events to each other.

While the Pats 16-0 regular season run was impressive, it is still too fresh in everyone's mind that it was a disappointing year because they lost in the SB. If they had completed their mission and won, they would probably be listed as the greatest single season team of all-time.

Federer is one of the best ever. But I can't find anywhere where he won 81 matches in one year. He did beat Nadal to end Nadal's streak of 81 matches won on clay, but I can't seem to find where he went 81-5 in a single season

August 16, 2013  01:18 PM ET

GL frogman

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August 16, 2013  02:42 PM ET
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How about Edwin Moses? He won 122 consecutive 400 meter hurdles races.

That's a great one!
Not that it matters..
But like a boxer, Moses would pick and choose his races towards the end of his career..
He would find little races and avoid the big names..
But it's still a nasty accomplishment..

August 16, 2013  02:43 PM ET

I bet there are some good boxing ones..

August 16, 2013  02:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

GL frogman

Gl

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August 16, 2013  03:52 PM ET
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Yep that win total may never be caught.

Yeah..
I think Moses was undefeated for something crazy like 8 years..

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August 16, 2013  06:18 PM ET
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Mount Union football: 55 game winning streak from 2000-03 & a 54 game winning streak from 1996-99.

DeLaSalle High in Concord, CA won 151 football games in a row, from 1992-2003.

And for a season: Misty May and Kerri Walsh went 39-0 in 2003.

August 16, 2013  07:20 PM ET
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That's a great one!Not that it matters..

Pretty much.

Mount Union is a perennial powerhouse in Division III. But... it's... Division III.

That's kind of like dominating the Special Olympics. Or winning the NIT.

August 17, 2013  12:26 AM ET

The 1901 Michigan Wolverines went 11-0, and won the national title, and at the same time, they outscored their opponents 555-0. Every single game was a shut out and they scored 128 points against Buffalo in a single game.

August 17, 2013  12:36 AM ET
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The 1901 Michigan Wolverines went 11-0, and won the national title, and at the same time, they outscored their opponents 555-0. Every single game was a shut out and they scored 128 points against Buffalo in a single game.

Since they outscored their opponents 555-0, it should have gone without saying that every game was a shut out. Just saying, Mr. Wordy.

August 17, 2013  01:01 AM ET
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Since they outscored their opponents 555-0, it should have gone without saying that every game was a shut out. Just saying, Mr. Wordy.

I can say whatever words I want and you can't stop me.

Zimbabwe
Banana Peel
Birthday Cake

What now?!

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August 17, 2013  12:07 PM ET
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So in your twisted world what Mount Union did doesn't count huh...well what about comment # 12 and the HS streak SA mentioned?

It counts, but that fact that it's D-3, or HS as Dumb Alec mentioned, they're not near as impressive as D-1 or pro.

August 17, 2013  12:11 PM ET

No 72 Dolphins? They actually completed the task by winning it all. The Pats? Not so much...

 
August 17, 2013  12:13 PM ET
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No 72 Dolphins? They actually completed the task by winning it all. The Pats? Not so much...

Number 6 on HCF's list.

It's just regular season in this TD, but it's hard for me to agree with the 18-1 Pats being ahead of the truly undefeated Dolphins.

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