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Bo Jackson Had To Explain Who He Was To This Dumb Child

Bo Jackson has been hanging out at the White Sox spring training facility this year, acting as an instructor and imparting wisdom on dumb young people. Today’s lessons was for Drake LaRoche, the teenaged son of White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche, who needed a little crash course on who exactly Bo Jackson is. » 4/02/15 1:33pm 4/02/15 1:33pm

Will We Ever See Another Two-Sport Athlete?

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was a college infielder, and was drafted by the Rockies in 2010. After being acquired in the Rule 5 draft by Texas, he showed up at Rangers spring training to take some drills, and said, "I've always had the dream of playing two sports." Well, the quintessential two-sport athlete says… » 3/19/14 11:58am 3/19/14 11:58am

1985 Bo Jackson Scouting Report: "The Best Pure Athlete In America"

Bo Jackson was already known as an extraordinary athlete in April 1985, when he was a junior at Auburn. But just how gifted did those who were paid to evaluate his talents think he was at the time? According to a baseball scouting report unearthed by a Reddit user, the answer ranged somewhere between "holy shit" and… » 5/07/13 4:05pm 5/07/13 4:05pm

The Bengals Really Could Break Their 8,400-Day Playoff Winless Streak…

For a summer in college I interned for the sports department of the Columbus Dispatch, which sent me for a few days to cover Cincinnati Bengals training camp. The 1990s had just come to a close—a dismal era even by the Bengals' standards—and the beat writers killed time during practice by stumping one another with… » 1/05/13 2:40pm 1/05/13 2:40pm

Timing The Trots For Six Famous Home Runs; Or, Bo Jackson Will Blow…

As a Brewers fan, it's pretty common to hear from others around the NL Central that no one is worse at watching and admiring his home runs than Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun. And while I can understand where these Cards and Cubs fans are coming from, I don't completely agree. After all, I get to see Albert Pujols and… » 3/31/11 12:22pm 3/31/11 12:22pm

Meet Dr. James Andrews: The Man Who Operates On Your Favorite Player

In the last two decades, Dr. James Andrews became the de facto orthopaedic surgeon to sports stars everywhere. His name is synonymous with sports surgery, as is his location in Birmingham, Alabama. Now Fast Company » 9/10/08 1:15pm 9/10/08 1:15pm takes you inside the operating room with the man who fixed Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, Drew Brees,…