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Happy 57th Birthday Bo Jackson

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I watched him hit a homer in his first at bat as a member of the White Sox.  Ball landed about 30 feet from me.  It was vs the Yankees too. 

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9 hours ago, section314 said:

Other than the late, great Jackie Robinson, whom I was never privileged to see play in person, there is no other athlete as great as Bo was. Every now and then, when his story is on ESPN's 30 for 30, you just realize what a freak he was. It's actually pretty scary.

Guy never even lifted a weight.

I heard the coaches hated that he would rarely show up to practice at Auburn.

Not a "once in a generation" athlete....really a "once every 1,000 years" athlete.  Could also throw a strike to the catcher on a clothesline from the outfield wall, hit HRs 500 feet with ease and that was playing RIGHT AFTER football season.  Not even taking a break.

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10 hours ago, section314 said:

Other than the late, great Jackie Robinson, whom I was never privileged to see play in person, there is no other athlete as great as Bo was. Every now and then, when his story is on ESPN's 30 for 30, you just realize what a freak he was. It's actually pretty scary.

He is the best pure athlete I have ever seen.

Just gifted, speed, arm, power, could hit a baseball.   Literally anything athletic.

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Best Bo moment was during the height of the steroids scandal in baseball, and they asked Bo if he ever took them:

"No. I didn't need to."

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What all of you guys said. I'm 42 and I've never seen an athlete like Bo in team sports (not even Deon or LeBron). He's what I pictured Jim Brown to have looked like in his hey day (I have no idea because Brown was before my time). 

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Greatest RB I’ve ever seen.

A human cheat code.

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21 hours ago, TuscanyTile2 said:

Ken Shroy can't get a happy birthday on JetNation but Bo Jackson can?!

Happy Birthday #48.😎

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13 hours ago, JoeWillieWhiteShoesHOF said:

Guy never even lifted a weight.

I heard the coaches hated that he would rarely show up to practice at Auburn.

Not a "once in a generation" athlete....really a "once every 1,000 years" athlete.  Could also throw a strike to the catcher on a clothesline from the outfield wall, hit HRs 500 feet with ease and that was playing RIGHT AFTER football season.  Not even taking a break.

Bo didn’t lift weights?   Crazy!   What a shame he got hurt.  Would’ve been very interesting to see what he would’ve accomplished.  

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11 minutes ago, TuscanyTile2 said:

Bo didn’t lift weights?   Crazy!   What a shame he got hurt.  Would’ve been very interesting to see what he would’ve accomplished.  

That’s right.  He never did any conditioning ever until he tried to rehab after the hip injury

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4 hours ago, TnT said:

Greatest RB I’ve ever seen.

A human cheat code.

I also miss the two sport athletes 

 

Too many lawyers and greedy agents now to let that happen plus I don’t think the CBA even allows it

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47 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

I also miss the two sport athletes 

 

Too many lawyers and greedy agents now to let that happen plus I don’t think the CBA even allows it

Brian Jordan...very underrated athlete.

Yeah, they probably started including it in the contracts.

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