Originally Posted by hasselbrad
Same with Unitas' consecutive touchdown record. That's almost three solid seasons. If anyone does break it, I have a feeling he'll be wearing the same uniform.
I think Ripken's record is safe. Players don't play through pain the way they used to, and a lot of that has to do with money. Guys aren't willing to risk a big contract to be in the roster every day.
Unitas's record is considered by some to be the greatest record of all time. No quarterback right now is even close to it. Ripkin's record is impressive but like you said todays players aren't willing to risk major injuries. The one record I think in unbreakable is 511 wins in pitching. Todays pitchers don't even pitch that many games in their careers.