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Discussion in 'National Football League' started by GREG, May 19, 2023.
Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns and NFL legend, dies at 87 - cleveland.com
He really did look like an adult playing against kids. RIP Fireball
Jim Brown probably got more MVP votes than anybody else in NFL history and he did it in a 9 season career. He certainly got more votes per year than anybody else.
AP MVP 1 1957, 1958, 1965.
UPI MVP 1 1958, 1963, 1965
AP MVP 2 1963, 1964
UPI MVP 2, 1957, 1959
AP MVP 3, 1959
UPI MVP 3, 1960, 1964
UPI MVP 4, 1961
He walked away from the NFL after his 29 season with 8 All-Pro 1 selections as the NFL's all-time rushing leader and with the most rushing TD's.
He's arguably the NFL's greatest all-time player but before Montana there was no argument and until Brady it was a two-man contest.
Like Barry Sanders but in a fullback's body.
He was like Babe Ruth in how much better than his contemporaries he was. He is on the Mt. Rushmore of the NFL for sure. He was also extremely important during the civil rights battles of the 1960s, and remained a social activist his entire life. He is also viewed as probably the greatest lacrosse player of all time.
He was also far from perfect as a human being, as he had multiple arrests for violent acts against others, both men and women (especially women).
Met him a few times at work.
He was a very serious man.
And football wasn't even his best sport.
Can you imagine if there was video footage of him playing lacrosse against those overgrown prep school dweebs? Talk about men against boys.
I played lacrosse in high school and it is definitely the second toughest sport on the human body.
Only girl's field hockey is worse.
My dad has often said this to me; his lacrosse prowess
You really are a lesbian, aren't you?
Have you ever seen the aftermath of a girl's field hockey fight?
It's like a baseball fight where everybody is wielding a bat.
Yeah, the domestic violence stuff was really bad. He always soft-balled it and victim blamed. People tended to back off when he was confronted and got angry about it. No-one ever really had the guts to call him a POS over it IMO. Just admit it and own it fully at least.
We're all flawed, I know; but he should've been taken to task for it more. Anyway, great althlete who did a lot of good outside of kicking the shit out of women.
Growing up he was my favorite football player. Being a Brooklyn Dodger fan I could never root for a team called the New York Giants. So I became a Cleveland Browns fan until Namath arrived. I loved the way he could run through a defense almost at will, slowly get up off the ground like he's on his last legs, then do it all over again. IMO, the greatest RB ever to play.