Conjecture

An amazing run comes to an end

On Saturday night, Stephen Curry failed to drain a three-pointer for the first time in 157 regular season games, a streak that dates back to November 11, 2014.  I didn’t pay much attention to this “breaking news” when it was first reported because…  Who cares?  Curry’s one of, if not the, best three-point shooter in NBA history.  Couple that with a career average seven three-point shot attempts per game and you get this less than spectacular streak.  What’s next people?  You going to tell us water is wet?  That we landed on the Moon?  Enough already.  And while we’re on the subject of record streaks, here’s a few other less than spectacular ones that might underwhelm you too:

Jim Abbott holds the MLB record for most consecutive five plus win seasons for a one-handed pitcher at nine;

Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo hold the NBA record for longest last name beginning and ending with a vowel at 13;

Richard Sherman and Josh Norman are tied for the most non-pass interference calls in NFL history at 1,375;

Curt Schilling holds the MLB record for most postseason wins with a fake bloody sock at one; and

Sidney Crosby holds the NHL record for tears shed on the ice at 56 gallons.

 

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