Tuesday, January 24, 2006


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

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

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.