|That tiger poster is terrific.|
I’m not sure if we’ve ever properly discussed Bo Jackson around here outside of his Tecmo Bowl prowess, but I can honestly say that that guy was almost everyone’s favorite athlete not affiliated with his own team. Who didn’t love Bo Jackson? The guy was probably the greatest overall athlete of the last—I don’t know—50 years or so. I thought that the documentary was great (and I know more about Bo than most people because I’ve read Bo Knows Bo by Dick Schapp twice and it remains one of my favorite books every). Here are some of my favorite things about this past Saturday’s documentary (and other stuff you might not know about Bo):
*Bo would fall asleep in the locker room before Auburn games while everyone else was going into roid rage
*Bo’s big superstition in college was that he had to bang his girlfriend the night before every game (true story)
*Chuck Klosterman has to have one of the most punchable faces on the planet. I hate him so much. His voice sounds like Norm McDonald doing a Tarantino impression.
*He blamed Tampa Bay for getting him kicked off the Auburn baseball team and told them to fuck off when they took him #1 in the Draft. That. Is. Awesome.
*I liked the Tecmo Bowl reference and thought it was great the way Bomani Jones explained why he only got one play.
*That dislocated hip robbed us of what could have been something truly great.
*I remember exactly where I was when he got hurt: at the Grand Canyon waiting to see the Harlem Globetrotters make their Napoleon debut.
*Bo clearly knows food these days.
Anyway, it got me thinking about some 30 For 30’s that I would like to see eventually. That is also the topic for today’s post:
What event/team/player/incident would you like to see a documentary made about? I have a handful that I think would be terrific.
*2004 Olympic Men’s Basketball Team – This team was a disaster from the start and embarrassed the entire country
*The Kobe Rape Trial – He would never participate in that but this would make for an incredible documentary
*The Baylor/Dave Bliss Murder Fiasco
*What the fuck happened to LeBron in that Celtics series
*A Day In The Life of Chip Kelly
*The Fall of Tiger Woods
So let’s do ESPN’s job for them today and start filling program time for them. Or if you want to talk about how awesome Bo Jackson was, that is fine, too. Either way, Chuck Klosterman is still a queerbate. And if you didn’t get your picks in yesterday, don’t forget to make them today if you want in our little bowl pool.