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(CSN Chicago)   Bo Jackson, 51, advises multisport athletes like Russell Wilson to stick to one sport. And Bo should know   (csnchicago.com ) divider line
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2014-03-18 09:31:53 PM  
Actually, I think Wilson SHOULD retire from football, and play baseball full-time. I mean, he's already won the Super Bowl. It's best to quit while you're ahead. >_>
 
2014-03-18 09:33:22 PM  
I remember all the 'Bo Knows'.If you haven't seen the 30 for 30 on ESPn do yourself a favor.
 
2014-03-18 09:33:31 PM  
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2014-03-18 09:35:03 PM  
Russell tried baseball and went back to football because he couldn't hit.

Neither could Jordan. Let that sink in.
 
2014-03-18 09:46:40 PM  
Bo is absolutely right in his assessment.
 
2014-03-18 09:54:57 PM  
ah Bo Jackson the best way to win at Tecmo Bowl football for the NES.
 
2014-03-18 09:59:11 PM  

MFAWG: Russell tried baseball and went back to football because he couldn't hit.

Neither could Jordan. Let that sink in.


Russell had gambling problems?
 
2014-03-18 10:00:42 PM  
Flying Lasagna Monster:

The farking *Habs*?!
 
2014-03-18 10:05:46 PM  
Admittedly I haven't paid much attention to this, but I was under the impression Wilson is more or less just doing this for sh*ts and giggles during Spring Training.

Not exactly like Ochocinco "trying out" for Sporting KC a couple years ago, in other words.
 
2014-03-18 10:07:25 PM  

MFAWG: Russell tried baseball and went back to football because he couldn't hit.

Neither could Jordan. Let that sink in.


And Pete Rose couldn't jam, or run an NFL offense.

Different people are good at different things, which is...TADA! why they do different things.

The reason we remember guys like Bo is precisely because they could do it all, which is almost unique at the higher levels of athletics. If everybody could do it Bo wouldn't be anything special at all. That Wilson could do it at any level is a testament to his abilities.
 
2014-03-18 10:11:47 PM  

grimlock1972: ah Bo Jackson the best way to win at Tecmo Bowl football for the NES.


Christian Okoye.
 
2014-03-18 10:12:24 PM  
From what I understood he was at Rangers camp for some fielding practice and to talk to the team about what it takes to win and how to work hard.
 
2014-03-18 10:15:01 PM  

Mentat: grimlock1972: ah Bo Jackson the best way to win at Tecmo Bowl football for the NES.

Christian Okoye.


Was Okoye better in that or in Tecmo Super Bowl? In the latter he was a beast as well.

Plus, a good handful of random defensive players in Tecmo Super Bowl were amazing. Wayne Haddix in that game was the best CB in the history of the universe, for some goddamn reason.
 
2014-03-18 10:25:48 PM  

Killer Cars: Mentat: grimlock1972: ah Bo Jackson the best way to win at Tecmo Bowl football for the NES.

Christian Okoye.

Was Okoye better in that or in Tecmo Super Bowl? In the latter he was a beast as well.

Plus, a good handful of random defensive players in Tecmo Super Bowl were amazing. Wayne Haddix in that game was the best CB in the history of the universe, for some goddamn reason.


In college I had over 100 sacks in a season with Mike Golic on Tecmo Super Bowl. Not because he is good, but because if you line up as the DT and do a "check mark" with him at the snap, he dives at the QB's feet during his dropback, usually before your opponent has enough control to move.
 
2014-03-18 10:42:25 PM  
no one is strong enough to pop back in their own dislocated hip...... except Bo Jackson
 
2014-03-18 10:58:26 PM  
Bo should have stuck with baseball...longer career, less damage to the body.  I think he would have had a helluva career if he had only focused on baseball...
 
2014-03-18 11:18:58 PM  

Killer Cars: Mentat: grimlock1972: ah Bo Jackson the best way to win at Tecmo Bowl football for the NES.

Christian Okoye.

Was Okoye better in that or in Tecmo Super Bowl? In the latter he was a beast as well.

Plus, a good handful of random defensive players in Tecmo Super Bowl were amazing. Wayne Haddix in that game was the best CB in the history of the universe, for some goddamn reason.


Everyone says Bo Jackson was the best player in that game. I always argue for Randall Cunningham aka QB Eagles. Call a passing play every down, and run with the crazy fast QB Eagles = TD nearly every play.

Got a custom Eagles shirsey, number 0, QB Eagles.
 
2014-03-18 11:40:08 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Flying Lasagna Monster:

The farking *Habs*?!


While the thought did cross my mind, I just keep getting distracted by the fact that he is holding a hockey stick that is much too short.
 
2014-03-18 11:47:01 PM  

Shelbyville: Everyone says Bo Jackson was the best player in that game. I always argue for Randall Cunningham aka QB Eagles. Call a passing play every down, and run with the crazy fast QB Eagles = TD nearly every play.

Got a custom Eagles shirsey, number 0, QB Eagles.


Pfft, you offense-minded kiddies.

It was all about the #56 ROLB Giants
 
2014-03-18 11:49:08 PM  

The Bestest: Shelbyville: Everyone says Bo Jackson was the best player in that game. I always argue for Randall Cunningham aka QB Eagles. Call a passing play every down, and run with the crazy fast QB Eagles = TD nearly every play.

Got a custom Eagles shirsey, number 0, QB Eagles.

Pfft, you offense-minded kiddies.

It was all about the #56 ROLB Giants


Correct. You could block every extra-point attempt with that beast.
 
2014-03-18 11:50:15 PM  
Shelbyville:.


Everyone says Bo Jackson was the best player in that game. I always argue for Randall Cunningham aka QB Eagles. Call a passing play every down, and run with the crazy fast QB Eagles = TD nearly every play.

Got a custom Eagles shirsey, number 0, QB Eagles.

And on Monday Night Football punted a ball 98 yards against the Giants.

/asshole
//not you
///dickweed
 
2014-03-19 12:02:03 AM  
Bo hasn't known shiat since the 80's.  STUF and quit acting like you know how to rape my childhood
 
2014-03-19 12:18:25 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Bo hasn't known shiat since the 80's.  STUF and quit acting like you know how to rape my childhood


That you, Boz?
 
2014-03-19 12:28:28 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Bo hasn't known shiat since the 80's.  STUF and quit acting like you know how to rape my childhood


Bo knew some serious shiat in the 90s too, like fighting crime with Jordan and Gretzky.
 
2014-03-19 01:08:11 AM  

Killer Cars: Admittedly I haven't paid much attention to this, but I was under the impression Wilson is more or less just doing this for sh*ts and giggles during Spring Training.

Not exactly like Ochocinco "trying out" for Sporting KC a couple years ago, in other words.



That's probably part of it, but he also mentioned that he would like to get into sports management or ownership when he retires from football, so he's using it as a learning opportunity.
 
2014-03-19 01:12:06 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Smeggy Smurf: Bo hasn't known shiat since the 80's.  STUF and quit acting like you know how to rape my childhood

Bo knew some serious shiat in the 90s too, like fighting crime with Jordan and Gretzky.



The un-aired episode:

i22.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-19 01:15:44 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Smeggy Smurf: Bo hasn't known shiat since the 80's.  STUF and quit acting like you know how to rape my childhood

Bo knew some serious shiat in the 90s too, like fighting crime with Jordan and Gretzky.


 with a russian  woman  the called mom, go figure.


/ that cartoon sucked  but  not asa bad as  hammer cartoon or the macaulay culkin  one.


here is  the pro- stars cartoon  mentioned

Link

macualy culkin cartoon I mentioned Link
the M.C.Hammer cartoon Link
 
2014-03-19 01:17:19 AM  

neuroflare: From what I understood he was at Rangers camp for some fielding practice and to talk to the team about what it takes to win and how to work hard.


This. Wilson was in Rangers camp for just one day. He took infield, met the team and media, and sat in the dugout during the game that day.
 
2014-03-19 02:31:45 AM  

MFAWG: Russell tried baseball and went back to football because he couldn't hit.

Neither could Jordan. Let that sink in.


What's odd is that Jordan showed a hell of a lot more improvement as a hitter in a year than he has in however many years as an exec, including winter league ball.

Honestly, Jordan deserves credit for a guy who was a nobody in baseball, hadn't played in probably 12-15 years, and probably could've hit near .250 their second year in the sport at the AA level? There are guys who were good baseball players in high school/college who probably couldn't pull that off.
 
2014-03-19 02:57:30 AM  
Wilson is a one sport athlete. He's not good enough in baseball to be relevant.

I love Bo, but no Deion love? Pompous dick that he may be, was obviously HOF in pigskin but he was more than serviceable in baseball. He's not Bo by any stretch, but who is? Plus he did to Tim McCarver what many of us can only dream about.
 
2014-03-19 03:09:52 AM  

Solid State Vittles: Wilson is a one sport athlete. He's not good enough in baseball to be relevant.



Pretty much.

/the Mariners would've played him
//so many infielders that barely hit over .200 and are decent/good defensively
 
2014-03-19 03:37:16 AM  

The_Sponge: Killer Cars: Admittedly I haven't paid much attention to this, but I was under the impression Wilson is more or less just doing this for sh*ts and giggles during Spring Training.

Not exactly like Ochocinco "trying out" for Sporting KC a couple years ago, in other words.


That's probably part of it, but he also mentioned that he would like to get into sports management or ownership when he retires from football, so he's using it as a learning opportunity.


C'mon, he's using it as an "I'm farking Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson that was decent at baseball" opportunity. He can learn sports management in a less public way. He loves shopping his aw shucks persona. I think it's perfectly fine but recognize it for what it is.
 
2014-03-19 03:58:30 AM  
Bo Jackson should have followed his own advice and stuck with baseball. He would have been a better baseball player than he was and he would have had a longer career.
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He was drafted in the second round by the Yankees when he was 19. He should have gone to New York.
 
2014-03-19 06:07:09 AM  

red5ish: Bo Jackson should have followed his own advice and stuck with baseball. He would have been a better baseball player than he was and he would have had a longer career.
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He was drafted in the second round by the Yankees when he was 19. He should have gone to New York.



From what I remember in his interviews, being the first in his family to go to college was a very big deal for him.

However, he could have done it like someone from my high school. Guy got picked up as a reliever for the Royals, but his dad/manager put a clause in the contract where the organization would pick up his college tab if it didn't work out. After 2 years in AA, his arm was gone, but he still had a free ride, including business school.
 
2014-03-19 07:18:51 AM  

W.C.fields forever: I remember all the 'Bo Knows'.If you haven't seen the 30 for 30 on ESPn do yourself a favor.


Agreed.  It's on Netflix the last I checked.


Captain Steroid: Actually, I think Wilson SHOULD retire from football, and play baseball full-time. I mean, he's already won the Super Bowl. It's best to quit while you're ahead. >_>


Niners fan?
 
2014-03-19 07:27:36 AM  

Killer Cars: Mentat: grimlock1972: ah Bo Jackson the best way to win at Tecmo Bowl football for the NES.

Christian Okoye.

Was Okoye better in that or in Tecmo Super Bowl? In the latter he was a beast as well.

Plus, a good handful of random defensive players in Tecmo Super Bowl were amazing. Wayne Haddix in that game was the best CB in the history of the universe, for some goddamn reason.


I loved that game.  Rod Woodson could tackle a kick returner for a safety.  Bob Nelson, the NT for Green Bay, was so quick that a lot of times the center wouldn't block him.
 
2014-03-19 07:59:19 AM  

Shelbyville: Everyone says Bo Jackson was the best player in that game. I always argue for Randall Cunningham aka QB Eagles. Call a passing play every down, and run with the crazy fast QB Eagles = TD nearly every play.


Ah, it's fun to see fellow TSBers recycle the old debate.  Jackson?  Okoye?  Cunningham?  Decisions, decisions. . .

Pfft.  Amateurs.

The problem with Jackson is that late in the season the AI cranks up the speed and crashes down on your runs.
The problem with Cunningham is that the Eagles have no viable RB; sooner or later you'll get blitzed.  Good luck running that bootleg with Jim McMahon.
Okoye's great, but wreaking havoc on preseason AI Indianapolis doesn't mean much.  KC's O-line is mediocre and against any decent defense the TSB power running game isn't scary because unless he popcorns the middle linebacker (which doesn't happen at all late in the season), all RBs stop cold on contact.  The big runs never go away completely, but they go from automatic to rare in a hurry.
Not to mention I've played this game a while yo.  If your offense relies on one guy, I know what you want to do.

Or, if you figured out how to use the substitution feature, you could put Jerry Rice in at RB.  Almost as fast as Bo Jackson, just as good ball control, and late in the season you can still throw to him.  Not to mention it's a team sport and Rathman is one of the best blocking fullbacks in the game.  Oh, but where's your deep threat now?  Easy, John Taylor.  He's no Jerry Rice but he's Pro Bowl caliber.  The Bills are known for a balanced attack but with Montana at QB, Rice at RB, Taylor at WR, Rathman at FB and Jones at TE there is literally no way to stop the offense.  You can't even write off a guy in the five-receivers set because every single receiver has both breakaway and catching ability.  On defense you can go for broke with Holt, read-and-react with Haley or contain with Lott.  Only real weakness is if you're playing a human opponent that runs to the top of the screen, but even then Romanowski's no slouch.
 
2014-03-19 08:05:54 AM  
He an average QB at best. He'll get his big payday, then, just watch what happens once they start losing their defense to free agency. Cowboys 2.0
 
2014-03-19 08:27:09 AM  

grimlock1972: ah Bo Jackson the best way to win at Tecmo Bowl football for the NES.


This!

All you had to do was run backwards and then circle around the field to score.
 
2014-03-19 08:43:14 AM  
Bo Jackson's career is the closest thing to a trophy the Bengals have.
 
2014-03-19 09:21:29 AM  

abhorrent1: He an average QB at best. He'll get his big payday, then, just watch what happens once they start losing their defense to free agency. Cowboys 2.0


Average at best is selling him a little short.  I don't think he's top 5, but probably ton 10.
 
2014-03-19 09:41:19 AM  

baorao: Killer Cars: Mentat: grimlock1972: ah Bo Jackson the best way to win at Tecmo Bowl football for the NES.

Christian Okoye.

Was Okoye better in that or in Tecmo Super Bowl? In the latter he was a beast as well.

Plus, a good handful of random defensive players in Tecmo Super Bowl were amazing. Wayne Haddix in that game was the best CB in the history of the universe, for some goddamn reason.

In college I had over 100 sacks in a season with Mike Golic on Tecmo Super Bowl. Not because he is good, but because if you line up as the DT and do a "check mark" with him at the snap, he dives at the QB's feet during his dropback, usually before your opponent has enough control to move.


But that's only if you put Greenie as the opposing QB for every game.
 
2014-03-19 09:43:34 AM  
Wilson wasn't exactly lighting it up in baseball (he was sucking it up in A ball). He should stick to football.
 
2014-03-19 09:58:08 AM  
Having to play for the Royals would turn me off from Baseball too.
 
2014-03-19 10:19:46 AM  

Kanemano: no one is strong enough to pop back in their own dislocated hip...... except Bo Jackson


And that's more or less what ended his career. By popping it back in himself, he disrupted the blood supply to the bone.
 
2014-03-19 10:32:38 AM  

flynn80: Having to play for the Royals would turn me off from Baseball too.


I know this is supposed to be funny, but Bo was drafted in '86 by the Royals when they were still defending champs.  The Royals were still kind of a glory franchise (they were damned good during the late 70s - mid 80s) when Bo was drafted and while he played for them.
 
2014-03-19 10:38:37 AM  
Bo knows this, and Bo knows that, but Bo don't know jack, 'cause Bo can't rap...
 
2014-03-19 11:23:59 AM  
Famouse Jameis might be able to do both. or end up with Tommy John's surgery in a year.
 
2014-03-19 11:28:02 AM  

Devo: Famouse Jameis might be able to do both. or end up with Tommy John's surgery in a year.


If he wants to, I don't see anything stopping him. It's not like anybody's ever told him "no" before.
 
2014-03-19 11:35:45 AM  

ladodger34: I know this is supposed to be funny, but Bo was drafted in '86 by the Royals when they were still defending champs. The Royals were still kind of a glory franchise (they were damned good during the late 70s - mid 80s) when Bo was drafted and while he played for them.


Was aware of that, beat my Phils in 80', so, did he curse them because they have been one of the worst franchises in sports in my life time.
 
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