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Sport Science Final of Greatest Athlete of All Time pits Bo Jackson vs Jim Brown.
Please note the contest is the "Greatest" not "Most Accomplished or Successful" Athlete of All-Time.
Who you got?
A two-part highlight tribute to Bo Jackson, set to Joe Satriani's - Surfing With The Alien & Satch Boogie.
SportsCenter and ESPN Sport Science have teamed up to determine the greatest athlete of all time, using their unique metric that factors in attributes such as speed, power, reaction time and more. Your votes over the past 16 weeks determined the athlete who would represent each sport in the bracket phase of the project, which is set to begin on SportsCenter on Sunday. Check out Sport Science host John Brenkus' chat, where he discusses the bracket and examines how to measure an athlete's greatness, plus much more. And cast your vote for who should win the bracket!
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I honestly think it the stupidest sports science they've done. Makes no scence at all. Jim Brown vs a NASCAR driver?
No I did not lose a sig bet, but I am really really really ridiculously good looking.
I agree....some of the Finalists were like "What the What"?
I said Bo because:
The contest is "best-athlete" not the "most accomplished or successful". But who is the guy that if we randomly decided to play a sport....who would most likely be the best all-around athlete.
-Bo was a high school decathlon record holder. Actually won a meet without doing the pole vault. Decided to learn it...did so in 1 day and proceeded to break the state record.
-Bo was also an elite NCAA Sprinter, having qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in his 1st 2 years of college. He was a 6.18 sprinter in the 60 yard dash, which is ~ to the fastest footballers of today in Trindon Holliday, Jacoby Ford, Chris Johnson and Marquise Goodwin...the difference is Bo outweighed them all by 40-60 pounds as he played at 225-230 pounds. He did this without training for track.
-Bo actually ran 4.12 in the 40 at the 1986 NFL Combine at the SuperDome...the fastest time ever recorded.
-He could have been an Olympic Gold Medalist in the 100m dash IF he'd concentrated on Track & Field.
-Saw him in the Celebrity Footlocker Slam Dunk Contests in the late 1980s/90s and his vertical was crazy.
-Howie Long said that Bo was a man amongst boys in the NFL.
-I'm an Alabama fan and I thought he was going to score everytime he got the ball in the Iron Bowl games
-Made the 1989 All-Star Game in MLB and then the 1990 NFL Pro Bowl without attending camp as he was still playing baseball.
-You have to be elite to play sports professionally. Super-elite to be an All-Star.......Incomparable to be an All-Star in 2 sports professionally at the same time.
IMO.....Bo Jackson was the best, most gifted athlete of all-time.
This post was edited by BamaBornDukie 13 months ago
Alot of athletes could be great at multiple sports. Its just smart to concentrate on one
Bo Jackson king of what if.
The term athlete means you are great at a bunch of different things... So by taking away the fact that Bo was great at practically every sport he played basically voids the competition.
Meh I don't consider him a great baseball player, one very good season.
LOL at dude making it seem like he could beat Carl Lewis in 100
I love the hand 40 times who doesn't run 4.2 or 4.1
I'll take Deion Sanders over him
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by z28 foody 13 months ago
Herschel Walker (6.15 PR) and Bo Jackson (6.18 PR) were comparable in the 60 yard dash and split 1 to 1.
-Below is a picture of Herschel beating Carl Lewis
-Herschel briefly held the World Record in the 60 yard dash. The same Herschel that was 1-1 versus Bo Jackson....Jackson did NOT train for track
-Footballer Darrell Green beat Carl Lewis in the 100m dash in the early 1980s
-Bo was an elite starter and could have been an Olympic Sprinter.
-Nobody runs 100m all-out without training. Try it....and have someone record your 10m intervals and you will be much slower from 80-90 and 90-100 than from 40-50.
-Carl Lewis was fast....but he also "trained" for the 100m and 200m
-Bo didn't train for track. He just showed up and ran 6.18 in the 60 yard dash without training.
LOL at the dude that makes comments about track/sprinting as though he actually knows about what he speaks.
bo could show up and prob do about anything in his prime.
Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders are the 2 best. period. both played pro baseball and pro football. both were outstanding. the only debate is who is better.
on paper its Deion and its not even close because of the length of his career and his accomplishments.
on overall eyeball talent its a much harder decision and it might have to be Bo jackson.
its such a shame jackson's career ended so prematurely. we will never know what he would actually be capable of
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