Tuesday, January 24, 2006

81!!!

To score 81 points in a single basketball game is amazine to say the least. But can you imagine what it must have been like to witness the late Wilt Chamberlain score 100 points on March 2, 1962. Wow - 100 points. Most players would love to score 100 points in four games...but to do it in one night, it's beyond remarkable.

For me to put this into perspective I tried figure out what would be the comparable in other sports...Here's what I came up with, but none came close.

Major League Baseball
Pitcher striking out 22 batters in route to a perfect game.
Batter going 5-5 with 5 homeruns and driving in 13 runs

Hockey
Goalie makes 50 saves and also scores a goal.
Player scores 8 goals and has a few assists too.

NFL Football
Running Back scores 5 rushing TDs and rushes for 380 yards
Wide Receiver catches 4 TDs and has 325 yards receiving
Quarterback throws for 555 yards and has 8 TDs passing

Tennis
Player wins 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in a Grand Slam event and loses only 5 points

Nothing compares...100 points is the single greatest achievement that has ever been accomplished in sports - and until any of these that I've listed happen...it will remain that way.

6 Comments:

At 1/25/2006 1:17 PM, Anonymous Shaq said...

It was amazing - next time I see Kobe I'm going to give him a hug and a kiss.

 
At 1/25/2006 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gale Sayers? I think your football comparison is slightly skewed. 380 rushing?? maybe to match wilt. 81 is amazing though, take nothing away from it.

 
At 1/25/2006 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so david klingler is better than wilt???

 
At 1/27/2006 11:04 AM, Blogger P V R said...

How about 35 points in one quarter of a super bowl? that wasn't too shabby.

 
At 1/30/2006 1:10 PM, Blogger Gregg M. Schmidt said...

David Klingler did that in a college game against weak opponents...not the NFL.

And Gale Sayers? He never rushed for 380 yards in a game...never even had 250

 
At 1/30/2006 7:19 PM, Blogger J-Mazz said...

Which was more exhausting for Kobe, scoring 81 or raping a hotel concierge? More importantly, which was more rewarding?

 

Post a Comment

<< Home