Sports Hernia Blog

A look at amazing sport streaks

The Bucs kickoff return team finally found the sweet spot in last Sunday’s game. 

This past Sunday marked the first time in franchise history that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned a kick-off for a touchdown, taking a mere 32 years to join the rest of the league, including the disgraceful 8-year old Texans.  With this inspiring moment we went ahead and took a look at some of the other strange streaks in sports, both those that remain intact and those that were also broken Sunday.

Streaks still alive

  • Herm Edwards’ 78 games (nearly 5 seasons) without a playbook
  • Vinny Testaverde’s 27 consecutive games with at least 1 interception (quite safely intact we think)
  • Norv Turner’s impressive 19 straight coaching gigs without registering 10 wins
  • Philadelphia Eagles: 108 consecutive home games with at least 14 arrests
  • Eli Manning’s unprecedented streak of 1,352 weekend afternoons filled with indifferent shoulder shrugs
  • Manu Ginobili’s streak of falling on the floor at least 3 times per game
  • Arizona Cardinals: 407 straight games blacked out locally
  • Mel Kiper’s 19-year streak of saying the word "ability" like no one else on the planet
  • Steve Nash’s 179 games of ‘licking fingers, tucking hair behind ears’ routine
  • David Ortiz’s 810 games of hocking a giant loogie into his hands and clapping
  • Patrick Ewing’s 23 consecutive years of sweating profusely
  • Ric Flair’s 103 years of wrestling professionally
  • Darko Milicic’s 2 days of not drinking blood
  • The Undertaker’s vaunted 15-0 record at WrestleMania
  • Mike Tyson’s 14 straight years of being criminally charged with something
  • John Clayton’s 12 Sundays in a row without receiving a ‘Benny Hill slap to the dome’ from a member of the Countdown crew
  • 16 straight weeks of Keyshawn Johnson and Bill Parcells flirting on NFL Countdown (they should just bone already)
  • LeBron James new 5-day streak of biting nails, after his previous 4,235-day streak was snapped due to injured hand
  • MLB’s 16,848 consecutive games where at least five players grabbed their balls

Other streaks broken this past Sunday

  • Jason Fabini’s 23rd day in same underwear snapped after discovering Underoos on Ebay
  • Someone finally survived one of Jumbo Elliot’s farts — however the victim remains in the ER
  • Joe Buck miraculously worked a game involving Tony Romo without climaxing on live television
  • The last man to still consider Brian Billick an offensive guru came to his senses


  1. Hugging Harold Reynolds

    December 18, 2007 at 4:15 pm

  2. JUICE

    December 18, 2007 at 4:17 pm


  3. TBone

    December 18, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    That’s a classic, HHR

  4. pete

    December 18, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Those old Bucs uniforms were the tits

  5. Von Kaiser

    December 18, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    “Patrick Ewing’s 23 consecutive years of sweating profusely”

    This is why Ewing Jr. insists on wearing windshield-wiper goggles.

  6. Jason R

    December 18, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    Isiah’s 15 consecutive years at the helm of some organization, piledriving it into the ground (see: Pacers, CBA, Knicks…)

  7. Jason R

    December 18, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Roger Clemens’ 10 year streak of allowing fans to believe it was all done on his god-given talent alone.

  8. Frank

    December 18, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Andy Pettitte’s amazing 2-day streak of being a shitty Christian.

  9. beefer

    December 19, 2007 at 10:26 am

    Joe Torre’s stunning 1-hour streak of not picking his nose.

  10. Stryker

    December 19, 2007 at 10:32 am

    Jim Leyland’s 2 year stretch of smoking a cig in the dugout during each and every game

  11. Jason R.

    December 19, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Although, Mazzone’s streak of rocking back and forth remains intact

  12. jjgrady

    December 19, 2007 at 12:06 pm


  13. Russianator

    December 19, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Streaks still alive –

    – Roy Williams streak of at least one horse collar tackle per game reaches 3 years.

    – Emmitt Smith conitnues 15 week stretch of not saying anything intellegible

    – Colin Cowherd continues 40 year streak of being a douche

  14. jjgrady

    December 19, 2007 at 12:07 pm


  15. starvin

    December 19, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    Manu’s should be falling to floor 7-10 a game. Three times isn’t enough credit to the best flopper ever. He makes Vlade Divac jealous.

  16. Stryker

    December 19, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    You’re right, he makes Vlade jealous and douchebags very proud.

  17. Job

    December 19, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    Good call on Manu. And I think he might actually be contractually obligated to fall on the floor now:

    Spurs makes special Swiffer? jersey for Ginobili

  18. Mike

    December 19, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    The Cardinals have sold out every home game since they moved into the new stadium last season. No blackouts.

  19. The Sports Hernia

    December 19, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    They have? Well, I can comfortably tell you the rest of this post is entirely true.

  20. TBone

    December 19, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Is it true the Detroit Lions haven’t won a division title in like 29 years? If it’s not, it sure feels like it.

    This Millen era has lingered around like a pile of corpses trapped under Barney Gubmel’s fart spewing ass.

  21. texansfan

    December 19, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    dude, the texans are in the middle of our 6th year and we’ve had at least 4.

    how about 400 straight spurs game where the camera shows eva longoria more than several players

  22. The Black Hornet

    December 19, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    I think Dave Wannstedt has gone 15 years (some 190 straight games) looking like he hasn’t got a clue and sounding like it at the post game press conference.

  23. The Sports Hernia

    December 19, 2007 at 7:41 pm


    We apologize for the oversight. The problem is, we have strict rules around here and can only do research on expansion teams while intoxicated.

    Six years it is.

  24. Ricky - Sixers4guidos

    December 27, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    I don’t follow football at all but something tells me that #11 in the picture is italian

  25. Shameless Dave

    February 1, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    We had a wonderful Pats tailgate party that’s up on YouTube and Revver. Thought we’d share the spirit. Use to rev up the fans if you wish. Enjoy! Go Pats!

    Here?s the Revver Link (13 min show)

    Youtube (10 min show)

    Dave from North Andover, MA

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