Thursday, October 13, 2005

The exclusive 10,000 yard club

Corey Dillon surpassed 10,000 career rushing yards, and it really wasn't a big deal in the media. I didn't think twice about it until today when Tom Curran of the Providence Journal said on the radio that more people belong to the 3000 hit club than the 10,000 yard club.


Patriotsy2k said...

If Dillon was another team, like the Raiders or NY Giants/Jets, it would be a big deal. Since he is on the win-first Patriots, whocare, right?
Godfather, has Curtis Martin done this yet? If so, was this event covered?

The Godfather said...

yes, of course Curtis has run for 10,000 yards. He has run for 1,000 or more in each of his first 10 years.
I think what patsy2k is confusing is the media with the players. Was a big deal made for him? To be honest, I don't remember. I am sure there was a story about it, but I guarentee it did not get back page attention. The difference being there are so many papers in NY competing for stories (and therefore sales) that I would be shocked if it received no attention.
I don't think this means that Curtis is not a win-first player. Curtis is actually a much quieter player than Dillon. Let's be honest here.
I understand your point patsy2k. I agree with you and Alan that Dillon deserves recognition. I just think you are confusing the media with the selfishness of players.