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Rain Man
11-03-2010, 04:42 PM
Someone here mentioned a fact that continues to captivate me.

When Randy Moss got traded, his first team (Patriots) had not yet had their bye week, so he played four weeks for them. Then he reported to the Vikings, who had already had their bye week, so they had 13 games left.

This would mean that, if the buffet line food had been good, he could have played in 17 regular season games this year.

So what happens in a situation where a top-line player gets in this situation and sets a single-season record in the final game of the year? If he's a running back and gets 2,110 yards or a receiver who sets the record for receptions, or a linebacker who gets 23 sacks, does it count as normal? Should he get an asterisk? It's not his fault that he ended up playing in 17 games, and if he had ended up in the opposite situation and fallen five yards short because he only got 15 games in, I doubt that people would be calling for him to be named the record holder.

So what do you do in that situation if you're Roger Goodell's green-visored recordkeeper?

Poll coming.unless I get traded to another board in the next five minutes.

Shogun
11-03-2010, 04:43 PM
Good question, I drafted Allen Iverson in my Pro league and I want to know If I get my fucking stats for him or not!

Red Brooklyn
11-03-2010, 04:46 PM
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Zebedee DuBois
11-03-2010, 04:48 PM
Tonya Harding would know what to do.

WWTHD

WebGem
11-03-2010, 05:28 PM
This would mean that, if the buffet line food had been good, he could have played in 17 regular season games this year.

ROFL

Marcellus
11-03-2010, 07:35 PM
Great question. I voted give it to him. Records don't mean much in football anyway.

HotRoute
11-03-2010, 07:47 PM
there are soon to be 18 game seasons, so this wouldnt matter much this year. but is a very interesting concept of record keeping. I say give it to them, they earned it, you could make the same arguement for a team that plays in multiple overtime games. Hypothetically say the same team plays in 6 or more long overtime games and puts up extra yards in each overtime (charles had like 50 yrds in overtime on sunday)

Simply Red
11-03-2010, 07:48 PM
I did the "Gosh, I don't know"

Kyle DeLexus
11-03-2010, 07:50 PM
You have to give it to them, it's a season record not a 16 game record.

Bugeater
11-03-2010, 07:57 PM
Asterisk...asterisk...mark of a fraud...

wazu
11-03-2010, 08:00 PM
I'd give it to him. I would argue that it's easier to set a record in 16 games, than it is to do it in 17, but half or more of them come after a mid-season trade in which you have to learn a new offense, new QB, etc.

Gadzooks
11-03-2010, 08:15 PM
It'll be interesting to see how many records are broken when they move to an 18 game regular season.
I say no record for anyone who plays over 13 games in a season!

Buck
11-03-2010, 08:25 PM
There will never be a player with a record breaking year that gets traded mid-year.

milkman
11-03-2010, 08:30 PM
Records set in 12 game seasons were broken by players in 14 game seasons, which in turn, were broken by players in 16 game season, so what difference if it's 17 games?

J Diddy
11-04-2010, 06:22 AM
Records set in 12 game seasons were broken by players in 14 game seasons, which in turn, were broken by players in 16 game season, so what difference if it's 17 games?

Especially since we're getting ready to go to an 18 game season.

ChiefsNow
11-04-2010, 06:47 AM
and they should win another record for playing the most games in a season

cdcox
11-04-2010, 07:22 AM
Kick him out of the league for cheating.

ReynardMuldrake
11-04-2010, 08:11 AM
They could pro-rate it by game to make it more even. They will have to figure something out for the longer season or the stats will never match up.

patteeu
11-04-2010, 09:54 AM
Asterisk it.

KurtCobain
11-04-2010, 11:22 AM
It depends on their sexual preference.

cosmo20002
11-04-2010, 11:38 AM
Take the bye-week situation where a guy could play in 17 games in a 16-game season. Now consider if a guy played Sunday, then gets traded, and then he suits up for his new team--that plays Monday night. That's 18 games in a 16-game season. Blows your mind.

Could happen--I remember a MLB player who played a day game, was traded, then played a night game for his mew team.

Rain Man
11-04-2010, 12:08 PM
Take the bye-week situation where a guy could play in 17 games in a 16-game season. Now consider if a guy played Sunday, then gets traded, and then he suits up for his new team--that plays Monday night. That's 18 games in a 16-game season. Blows your mind.

Could happen--I remember a MLB player who played a day game, was traded, then played a night game for his mew team.


And then as mentioned earlier, what if he played in three or four overtime games that each went half a quarter. Now we're up to 18.5 games. We might as well stop keeping records.

I do think I'd be a little ticked off if I was an old-timer who held records in a 12-game season on a per-game basis, but they've been usurped by some 14 or 16 game guy whose per-game average was lower.