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12-08-2012, 10:39 PM
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Bo Jackson Appreciation Thread

Movie on him on ESPN right now

Twitter going mad with tweets of appreciation towards this extraordinary athlete

Without the injury, and without the baseball, Bo would have been the only running back ever mentioned in the same sentence as Jim Brown.

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12-09-2012, 01:15 AM
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I became a Raider fan growing up because of Bo.

And I remember watching that injury unfold right on my TV screen, thinking "He'll be alright, they're just holding him out for the AFC Title game at Buffalo next week like they should."

I know deep down it's not true, but I'd like to think in a way the Raiders fell the same time he was caught from behind on that play. They haven't been the same since.

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12-09-2012, 01:17 AM
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One of the reasons why I became a Raiders fan was because of Bo Jackson..

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12-09-2012, 01:31 AM
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He's a total beast in Tecmo Bowl:

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12-09-2012, 02:15 AM
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He knows

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12-09-2012, 03:00 AM
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I did a book report on Bo Jackson's biography when i was in middle school. As impressive of an athlete there has ever been.

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12-09-2012, 10:49 AM
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Had the opportunity to see Bo later in his career playing for the Sox. Awesome guy.

On June 5, 1989, Jackson ran down a long line-drive deep to left field on a hit-and-run play against the Seattle Mariners. With speedy Harold Reynolds running from first base on the play, Scott Bradley's hit would have been deep enough to score him against most outfielders. But Jackson, from the warning track, turned flat footed and fired a strike to catcher Bob Boone, who tagged the sliding Reynolds out. Jackson's throw reached Boone on the fly. Interviewed for the "Bo Jackson" episode of ESPN Classic's SportsCentury, Reynolds admitted that he thought there was no way anyone would throw him out on such a deep drive into the gap in left-center, and was shocked to see his teammate telling him to slide as he rounded third base.

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12-09-2012, 10:59 AM
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He was done before I was born, but from what I have seen and the numbers he put up as a part time player, it is very interesting to think about what he could have done in football had that been his only focus.

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12-09-2012, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by bearcounty17 View Post
I did a book report on Bo Jackson's biography when i was in middle school. As impressive of an athlete there has ever been.
No ****, so did I. Was the book Bo Knows Bo?


"I don't know what the stronger emotion would be, the joy of winning or the pain of losing"-Sidney Crosby.
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12-09-2012, 12:22 PM
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Bo truely does know best.

Has was a true phenom.

Love watching the bat crack over his head haha


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12-10-2012, 12:34 AM
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Let's put it this way, as a baseball player you never went to the bathroom when Bo was at bat. You didn't know what you'd miss. He could crank a home run or he could strike out and crack his bat over his knee, which he did. That being said, if you really wanted to win in baseball you probably didn't want him on your team for those reasons. Just saying. Great athlete though.

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