The blog I am running on blogspot allows me to express my views on sports outside of Gator athletics and will allow fans to get a better feel for my views on sports. The content of the blog is focused on bringing the history of sports to the today's sports fan. Currently, on the blog I am running a series that breaks down the best players for every franchise in the NBA.
Also on the blog will be podcasts in which I will break down the biggest sports and entertainment happenings of the week.
Excerpt from the Sports Fan History Blog
This was the first post I published on the blog titled simply "Oscar Robertson".
It was 1962. The year of the triple-double. A record that most likely will never be broken.
In the 1961-62 seaosn, Oscar Robertson finished the season averaging a triple-double. A triple-double is one of the rarest accomplishments in sports, as Robertson is the only man to do so.
During the season, Robertson averaged 31 points, 11 assists and 13 rebounds. A mark that has never been matched since. Not Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain or Lebron can even compare.
In today's game, the player that most compares to Robertson is Lebron James who has posted 32 triple-doubles in his entire career. Lebron also has an advantage being a 6-8, 240-pound small forward. During James' best statistical season in 2007-08, James posted 30 points, 7 assists and 7.9 rebounds.
While his assists and points numbers are impressive. The most impressive aspect of his stat line is the 13 rebounds he averaged per game. Unlike James, Robertson was a 6-5, 220-pound shooting guard, whose rebounding numbers would be better than most power forwards in today's game like Carlos Boozer. Robertson did it in an era with some of the best big men in the league like Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain.
Too often in sports fans forget about the accomplishments of legendary athletes and brush off their accomplishments by saying that the players were not as athletic. As Robertson has proved, that myth is false.