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Old 05-19-2023, 01:44 PM   #1
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RIP Jim Brown

Brown, who led the Browns to the NFL championship in 1964, was undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, Brown retired as the NFLís all-time leading rusher (12,312 yards) after earning eight unanimous first-team all-pro selections and nine Pro Bowl honors during nine NFL seasons. A four-time NFL MVP and eight-time rushing champ, he averaged 104.3 rushing yards per game Ė and never missed a game.

One of the benefits of being my age is that I was able to watch games in which he played. He was truly a phenomenal athlete. Requiescat in Pace Mr. Brown.
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Old 05-19-2023, 03:04 PM   #2
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Well crap on a cracker. His athletic prowess may never be challenged. RIP.
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Old 05-19-2023, 06:57 PM   #3
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Probably would still be the all time rusher if he hadnít retired early.
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Agreed.
One of the greatest ever college lacrosse players too. He actually preferred it to football.

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Probably would still be the all time rusher if he hadnít retired early.
You got that right!

I remember being shocked when he retired.
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Never missed a game? His body likely took a beating and hurt like hell in his later years. RIP to a great man
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Holy shit! I live in the Cleveland area and did not hear about this because I don't listen to the local news. Wow.
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