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J-Mike88 12-05-2012 10:55 AM

Do you KNOW BO?
 
Is there anyone here who saw Bo play?
There are many who say this guy was the most talented RB to ever play the game.



You've seen ESPN running commercials for You Don't Know Bo.... this Saturday, looks pretty good.

Greatest Pure Physically-Talented RBs ever?
  1. Bo Jackson
  2. Marcus DuPree
  3. Herschel Walker
  4. Adrian Peterson
  5. Eric Dickerson


This damn "flukey" tackle ruined everything.


Check this out if you've never seen him>

And this one>

phlysac 12-05-2012 11:05 AM

I saw him at both Auburn and in the NFL. I was young, and therefore not really analyzing his game, but I saw the fastest running back I'd seen then or since. The fact he was the size he was with that speed and ability to shed tackles was simply unfair.


And "You don't know Bo" is simply a play on the multitude of Nike "Bo knows" advertising that saturated the market during his peak.






Oh, and using him on Tecmo Bowl was pretty much unstoppable.

J-Mike88 12-05-2012 11:18 AM

Bo "Defied the geometry of the game" - Auburn Baseball Coach

"He was the greatest athlete I ever saw." -D*ck Schapp

FUNBUNCHER 12-05-2012 11:29 AM

I saw him truck Bosworth on a goal line play against Seattle. There are guys playing today who are similar to him physically.

Steven Jackson when he was younger had almost the same physique, 6'1-6'2, 230-235#, but he didn't have that legit high 4.2/low 4.3 speed.

(BTW I don't believe the football urban myth that Bo ran a 4.1.)

AD is similar, but as a rookie Peterson was maybe 215#. Bo had about 15 more pounds on him and was a tick faster IMO.

Bo Jackson was like RB Steven Jackson with the speed and nearly the quickness of a young Devin Hester.

Bo used to say he didn't spend that much time grinding in the weight room because if he lifted on the schedule his coaches wanted him to, he'd be 245#(!!). That's scary.
Even still, Jackson was criticized at Auburn for being somewhat of an underachiever, in the sense he should have been more dominant in college.

I don't disagree with that.

Diehard 12-05-2012 11:38 AM

I saw him play the Seahawks in 1988 (at least I think it was '88) back when my parents were living in Oregon.

He certainly looked the part but I don't remember him having a good game. Marcus Allen was definitely he better back that day... it's hard to believe the Raiders had the luxury of those two splitting carries. Of course, the downside was the Raiders had a crappy passing game, while the Seahawks had Krieg throwing some crazy number of TD's that day.

LonghornsLegend 12-05-2012 11:46 AM

Barry Sanders tonight, Bo Jackson Saturday. DVR is already set, going to be a great week to revisit history.

Caulibflower 12-05-2012 12:52 PM

Started for the Eagles the last two games after LeSean got hurt.

Saints-Tigers 12-05-2012 12:57 PM

Bo was an amazing physical specimen, but size/speed doesn't make a running back. Honestly, I think height is a detriment as far as purely running the ball goes, and I think Barry's combo of low center of gravity, balance, shiftiness, and short area speed made him the best pure running prospect ever, and it showed in results, at every level.

The Alex 12-05-2012 01:13 PM

Tecmo Bo created the term OP.


Babylon 12-05-2012 01:52 PM

Makes one feel old when someone talks about a guy like it was a century ago. For me at least, Herschel, Bo and OJ were the best college backs i had ever seen. What amazed me more about Bo to be honest was the power he had hitting a baseball.

boknows34 12-05-2012 03:36 PM

Bo turned 50 on November 30th, exactly 25 years to the day from that famous MNF game in Seattle when he trucked the Boz and rushed for 221 and 3TDs when football was just a 'hobby' to him. A two sport superstar was born that night. I was in my mid teens then and Barry followed a year later with his incredible Heisman season. To this day they are the two most naturally gifted running backs I've ever seen. The only two running backs where you didn't dare take your eyes off the TV because you knew you were witnessing greatness and a good chance to catch a breathtaking moment you may never see again. Adrian Peterson is pretty darn close but Bo was bigger and faster.

Bo was Jim Brown with 4.2 speed. Had he concentrated on football and avoided that injury he'd be right up there with Payton, Barry and Brown. HOFers in different sports from George Brett to Paul Hornung said he was the greatest athlete of all-time. Howie Long joked he'd take his sniper's rifle to Kansas City if Bo went back to baseball.

ChiFan24 12-05-2012 03:54 PM

Yeah, but what does this have to do with the Packers?

J-Mike88 12-05-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saints-Tigers (Post 3201891)
Bo was an amazing physical specimen, but size/speed doesn't make a running back. Honestly, I think height is a detriment as far as purely running the ball goes, and I think Barry Sanders' combo of low center of gravity, balance, shiftiness, and short area speed made him the best pure running prospect ever, and it showed in results, at every level.

That's right.... I love RB's to be very low to the ground.... harder to get big shots on them.
Harder to get at their ACL's with those lazy, reckless, dangerous low dives into the knees.

Love me some Ray Rice, MJD, Darren Sproles.... I thought Jacquizz Rodgers was gonna blossom this year in that low strong mold.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiFan24 (Post 3202119)
Yeah, but what does this have to do with the Packers?

^^^ There they go again ^^^ Everyone see that?

DA BEARZZ

boknows34 12-05-2012 04:52 PM

Barry, 5-8
Emmitt 5-9
Payton 5-10
Faulk 5-10
Tomlinson 5-10

Dickerson was the tallest elite RB I can think of at 6-3. Brown and OJ were 6-2.

BigBlueNorwegian 12-05-2012 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boknows34 (Post 3202159)
Barry, 5-8
Emmitt 5-9
Payton 5-10
Faulk 5-10
Tomlinson 5-10

Dickerson was the tallest elite RB I can think of at 6-3. Brown and OJ were 6-2.

I found it funny that when I noticed this thread on the front page, the last person to post in it was you!

ChiFan24 12-05-2012 05:43 PM

Eddie Lee Ivory was a total stud. How did he not make the top 5?

SuperMcGee 12-05-2012 05:47 PM

Dude was one of the ProStars, so you know he's legit.

boknows34 12-05-2012 06:16 PM


JHL6719 12-05-2012 07:26 PM

Deion Sanders talks about his encounter with Bo in college...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ0292GRh00

ViperVisor 12-05-2012 07:37 PM

I knew this.


JHL6719 12-05-2012 07:43 PM

I'm only a few years younger than him and he was a folk hero 'round these parts going all the way back to his high school days at McAdory (who's undefeated and playing for the 5-A state title this year).

I'll never forget the game when the Raiders were playing the Dolphins on a Monday night. The Dolphins had a cornerback by the name of J.B. Brown and Bo thought Brown hit him a little late on the sidelines as he went out of bounds.

Bo grabbed that guy right above his numbers... picked him up off his feet and literally shook him like a dish rag for about 5 seconds. That guy was scared to death.

fenikz 12-05-2012 07:49 PM


Pit Bull #53 12-05-2012 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperMcGee (Post 3202227)
Dude was one of the ProStars, so you know he's legit.

I wish I could give you infinite rep for this.

nobodyinparticular 12-05-2012 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ViperVisor (Post 3202342)
I knew this.


YES!!! I was going to post this myself! So glad someone else had this game!

WCH 12-05-2012 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiFan24 (Post 3202223)
Eddie Lee Ivory was a total stud. How did he not make the top 5?

Silly ChiFan24, a true Packer homer would have picked Ahman Green. Green was bigger and faster than Ivery; and at one point in time, Green and Bo were the only NFL RBs who had two 90 yard runs.

Considering that this is a Bo Jackson thread, Green is clearly the Packer Homer pick.


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