I agree with this. Football records (and all sports, really) don't hold nearly the same place in the collective consciousness that baseball records do.Football records are weird. Very few people really know the numbers off the top of their heads. Most basketball fans know that Wilt scored 100 points in a game, and almost every baseball fan above the age of 10 knows that Babe Ruth hit 60 homers, that Ted Williams hit .406, that Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 straight games, and that Bob Gibson had a 1.12 era.
But what's the record for most rushing yards in a season? Hell if I know, and I am a very big NFL fan. What's the record for most career passing TDs? Honestly, even though my favorite player ever holds the record, I don't know off the top of my head.
What I *do* know is: 7 rings for Brady. 6 rings for New England. But individual records and achievements for pro football? Most fans are like me - just don't know the numbers like we do in other sports (baseball in particular).
I'd be hard-pressed to name the record-holders, let alone the numbers, for any of the following NFL records:
- Career rushing yards
- Single-season rushing yards
- Career receiving yards
- Single-season receiving yards
- Career passing yards
- Single-season passing yards
- Career TDs scored
- Career TDs thrown
- Coaching wins
Compare that to baseball. Career HR's has changed twice since WWII. Batting streak hasn't changed. .406 hasn't been bested (and that's not even a record holder!).