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Walker had 2 seasons in the USFL with over 410 carries.
He was almost worked to death there and still ranks way up in NFL only stats.
10 Major Poll National Titles (CFB record)
35 Bowl Wins (CFB record)
72 Wins over last 6 years (CFB record)
you said I couldn't use stats because they weren't comparable between the players and now you want to use pro bowl counts.
Herschel had no team in the NFL. He was a part of a 18 person/pick trade. That's ridiculous. Yet he still performed in his short time (all time top 10 AP yds in his short time). Yes only 2 pro bowls but that was with no teammates. Herschel was a better RB than Bo in equal settings IMO.
I think going by numbers is skewed but Pro-bowls from at least 10 years ago are pretty accurate. If you are one of the more dominant or better players in the NFL you make the Pro-Bowl. It doesn't tell the whole story but I believe it is a better barometer than yards.
Herschel. Carried a mediocre UGA QB to the promised land.
And Bo went over the top.
Why So Serious?
pro bowl has never and never will determine the best player at a position, but rather which player had the better season at that position. It does not factor lack of talent blocking for you, it does not factor offensive scheme, it does not factor offensive role.
One thing that has always been consistently close to accurate at who is the best a their position is who the highest paid at their position is.
I'm not trying to argue that Herschel was the best NFL running back of all time. But all things equal, in their prime, he is the better RB between him and Bo.
Ha Ha, the answer is Herschel.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Pro-Bowls currently mean nothing but if you look at your top players of all-time; the Jerry Rice's, LT, Montana all have made the pro-bowl the majority of their career. In order to be the best of all time you have to be dominant in seasons that you play and the pro-bowl back then measured that. The All-Pro team is the best measurement today, Tony Romo and Flacco are one of the highest paid at their position.
IF you are a multiple All-Pro 1st teamer you are considered one of the best; For example, Tom Brady, Peyton, Demarcus Ware etcc.
Pro Bowl is also a popularity contest. And the fans get to vote and players that don't like particular teams can vote their players out.
Fred Taylor only made it once.
Shaun Alexander only 3 times.
Warrick Dunn only 3 times.
brees, rodgers, and brady are. Peyton is behind flacco but he is also playing with a fused neckbone.
Your Montana reference is perfect. He was good but he and steve young were carried to several pro bowls thanks to Jerry Rice. Daunte Culpepper was terrible but he made the Pro Bowl 3 years in a row thanks to Randy Moss. Brett Favre has more pro bowls than any other QB... now I like the man and he was great but no where near the GOAT.
Put Jim Brown, Bo Jackson, walter peyton on the teams that Herschel played for and they have no where near the probowls that they had.
also Bo only had 1 pro bowl
Emmitt Smith 8 pro bowls... How many do you think Herschel gets playing behind that line?
Nope, you're clueless.
Solid little read, for those interested...
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For real? I think Walker is the better RB in college. Bo was absolutely the better athlete though. Not many have ever played two pro sports at once. He did it and he was very good at both.
I realize there is a small argument for Montana. I personally don't see him as good as most do because for the better part of his career he was throwing to the best WR of all time. He did make the pro bowl before Rice got there and won a few SB's before Rice got there, but comparing the two with/without each other statistically tells a story. Montana won most of his fame because of the many superbowls he was a part of and his play in the playoffs. A similar story in a much smaller time frame would be Eli Manning. Add jerry rice to Manning's career at this point and he could go down with a history very similar if not better than Montana's. JMO though
exactly, not many people to play two pro sports, and it's not always because they couldn't play them but rather why would they?
I'm not knocking Bo. I said he was probably the better athlete, but just because he decided to split his time in two sports does not make him a great athlete. Athleticism has no correlation with the amount of sports played. Lebron James might be the best athlete of the three but yet he decided to concentrate on 1 sport. His decision was not because he was not athletic enough to play other sports.
I'd pay to see that.
2009, 2011, 2012 Champs
I don't remember ever having the option to select Hershel on Tecmo Bowl. As much as I hate it, I guess I have to go with Tecmo Bowl Bo.
Marcus Allen always did most of the scoring for me
It's not a probably. Bo is the better athlete. It's crazy to think differently.
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