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Old 10-12-2012, 01:22 PM
YAZ
 
Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Super Bowl Shuffle still makes me smile! You had to like all the personalities on that team, so different and yet they blended together so well. They were great and punky Jim McMahon with the ongoing battle with Rozelle. It started with his eye issues him wearing sunglasses and went on from there.

A side note BJ Raji wanted to do something in 2010 and was quickly voted down! A good thing, no one will surpass the "shuffle"!

Shooda used the fridge more in the rushing game.

The '85 Bears were a hoot.

Butkus would've fit in nicely.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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I'm 47

the star RB's when I started watching around 73

OJ (the Juice)
Larry Csonka
Franco Harris
Chuck Foreman
Lydell Mitchell

my favorites

Marcus Allen
Barry Sanders
Mark Van Egan
Earl Campbell
Ricky Williams
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I'm 23, began watching football at 10 in '99, and this list is for the decade encompassing the 2000-2009 era, which I consider as my initial era of football...

LaDainian Tomlinson was easily the best running back of the 00s. When he was in his prime, he was too good. To round out the top 5, there is no real order, but its gotta go something like this: Ricky Williams (shorter career, but absolute monster), Tiki Barber (the last four seasons of his career he was unstoppable), Curtis Martin (under the radar but definitely deserving of HOF), and you can toss it up for 5th between Portis, Faulk, George, and Fred Taylor. Faulk was great, but because his career overlapped decades, I dont know if I should say he was a top 5 back in the 00s...

Today.....

Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson, Maurice Jones-Drew, LeSean McCoy, Ray Rice...
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Emmitt Smith
Barry Sanders
Marshal Faulk
LaDainian Tomlinson
Jerome Bettis (I'm surprised "The Bus" is not getting more love on here)


Honorable Mentions:

Edgerin James
Mike Alstott
Ricky Williams
Clinton Portis
Eddie George
Stephen Davis
Warrick Dunn
Curtis Martin
Deuce McAllister
Fred Taylor
Tiki Barber

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Old 10-13-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Not going by stats, but by guys that I liked:

Payton
Sanders
Brown (Larry)...cuz I don't remember Jim........born 1964
Csonka
Riggins

Current players:

Peterson
Foster
Gore
Charles
Green-Ellis
Little love to an all time great Redskin, Mr. John Riggins!! I love it!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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I like your list but remember some a "little" further back. I had a friend from LA who absolutely did not like Dickerson for whatever reason something about his relationship with the owner.
He was embroiled in a long (2 or 3 years long) and messy contract dispute. He was traded to the Colts because of it. Dickerson had a love/hate relationship with the fans. He lived in Malibu and the team was playing in Anaheim. His Hollywood-ish image and the money fights didn't sit well with the Orange County fans. (This was a time when NFL players lived like the rest of us. Normal houses in normal neighborhoods. His teammates lived in Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine. Dickerson lived in the Malibu Colony.)

Heck of a player, though. I saw him break Simpson's record in 1984.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Roger Craig SF49ers had a couple of very impressive years with those churning, high stepping legs.


49ers, Roger Craig - YouTube

Also, the human bowling ball Robert Newhouse was interesting.

Terry Metcalf was outstanding. Just didn't play on a great team the 1970s St. Louis Cardinals.

Terry Metcalf Highlights - YouTube
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