Nothing speaks to us sports fans like accomplishments that go into the record books. When a running back breaks his school’s rushing records or a basketball guard sets the mark for the number of assists in a season we sit up and take notice, but how often are these new records based on an uneven playing field?
This issue was brought back to my attention while watching the Pittsburgh – Cincinnati Big East Game which is the 12th game of their season. The announcers were going on about Dion Lewis, whose 1,640 yards are 46 shy of Dorsett’s freshman season total of 1,686 yards in 1973. However, Tony Dorsett had 1 less game to get those yards.