As fans, we live to see sports records broken. There’s almost nothing more spectacular, nothing more memorable. If you saw Barry Bonds hit his single-season record-breaking home run in 2003, you probably don’t care at all about what’s happened since. You still have that ticket somewhere in your house, and you still constantly tell the story.
My favorite sports memories have been seeing the home run record race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa; Derek Jeter’s Yankees hit record; and watching Kobe Bryant reach for 100 points in a single game. Go ahead. Ask me. I’ll tell you where I was, what I was doing, how old I was. I remember everything about those moments, and would give almost anything to relive them again.
Records bring us all together. No matter which team you love or which sport, seeing the impossible become the possible live — or even on TV — is a bonding moment. It sounds weird, but fans know what I’m talking about. Years from now, fans will still remember the greatest players for moments like these.
Everyone doesn’t necessarily watch sports for titles — just ask Bills, Royals, or 76ers fans about that. Sometimes we watch only to be entertained, and to see history.
The way we measure an athlete’s success is by accolades, championships and records broken. There are some records in sports that get broken every season and others that seam unattainable. However, like they say, records are meant to be broken.
We decided to flip the script and present you with five Sports Records That Will Never Be Broken.
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