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Old 12-27-2012, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Nobody today can match him.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sepi4pH2_SQ
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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you'll get no arguments from me. That dude was amazing.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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It's a shame that injury hobbled his career.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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I wish he would have focused on football because I cannot remember a RB who was more exciting except maybe for Adrian Peterson. But wow, that man could literally score a TD on any handoff from anywhere.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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I wish he would have focused on football because I cannot remember a RB who was more exciting except maybe for Adrian Peterson. But wow, that man could literally score a TD on any handoff from anywhere.
As a long time Bronco season ticket holder I personally saw Bo play. In one game I was at (and I've seen the film on it through NFL Films) he broke 5 tackles on a 60 some yard touchdown run. I remember Steve Atwater hanging on to Bo's thigh and was dragged a few yards.

Then there was the Monday Night game against the Seattle Seahawks. By this time the Seahawks Brian Bozworth's self promotion was wearing thin on people, but he really poured it on for this game. In the third quarter Jackson got the ball at the Seattle 5 yard line, met Bosworth at the 2, and carried him halfway into the end zone. Bozworth's response to the media after the game? He replied, "He just flat ran my a*s over."

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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He was a fantastic athlete but he wasnt the best ever. No one who has ever played in the NFL or MLB is the best athlete ever. Football is only played on a professional level within the US and you can play baseball while being in poor physical condition. The world's best athletes are those in Olympic sports such as swimming, gymnastics, cycling, etc. As much as people probably dont want to admit it, the most amazing athletes in the world are female Olympic gymnast.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I bet Bo knows gymnastics, if he wanted to.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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As a long time Bronco season ticket holder I personally saw Bo play. In one game I was at (and I've seen the film on it through NFL Films) he broke 5 tackles on a 60 some yard touchdown run. I remember Steve Atwater hanging on to Bo's thigh and was dragged a few yards.

Then there was the Monday Night game against the Seattle Seahawks. By this time the Seahawks Brian Bozworth's self promotion was wearing thin on people, but he really poured it on for this game. In the third quarter Jackson got the ball at the Seattle 5 yard line, met Bosworth at the 2, and carried him halfway into the end zone. Bozworth's response to the media after the game? He replied, "He just flat ran my a*s over."
Great memories. I remember that Boz play. Bo was awesome. And what an anti climatic end to a promising career. I remember the hip pointer injury-looked like nothing happened. Next thing I heard was he was done for his career.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Nobody today can match him.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sepi4pH2_SQ

Granted Bo was GREAT. Definitely top 10 of all time, but not #1.

These six athletes all had as much or more success, in the 2-3 sports that they each played.

1. Jim Brown- best football player ever, AND best lacrosse player of all time. Probably two generations ahead of his time. Even today, he'd still be one of, if not the biggest and fastest back in the game.

2. Jim Thorpe- One of the best football players ever, Olympic decathlon gold metal winner, pro baseball player with the Yankees.

3. Deion Sanders- Probably a better football player than Bo, (best defensive back ever) a little faster than Bo, and had a longer MLB baseball career, with an All-Star season thrown in. First team all state basketball player in high school, too.

4. Babe Didrikson Zaharias- Gold metal Olympic track athlete, one of the best female golfers in history, and top womens Basketball player. Only reason I don't rank her higher is because of the lack of real competition in womens sports, during her time.

5. Babe Ruth- Best all around hitter of all time, (714 home runs, and a .342 Batting average) AND what many forget, he was one of the best pitchers in history too. Till this day, he still holds some World Series pitching records.

6. Eric Heiden- Won the gold medal in every speed skating distance, at the 1980 Olympics. (500, 1000, 1500, 5000, and 10,000 meters race) Can you imagine if Usain Bolt won not only the 100, and 200 meter dashes, but also the 1500 meter race, and the marathon too? Heiden was also a Champion bicycle road racer, who is in that hall of fame too.

And then you have Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Muhammad Ali, Roger Federer, and Michael Phelps, if you want to lean towards total domination of only one sport.

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Bo's yardage and touchdown numbers were not all that impressive but his yards per carry was quite high. One has to wonder what his numbers would have looked like had he not split carries with Marcus Allen.
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