Bo was one of the biggest stars of the 1980s as a college football star, a professional baseball and football star and a marketing star. Everybody knew his name and they still know why.
And then suddenly one day it was gone.
Sure, Vincent Edward Jackson played some baseball after his final NFL game — that hip injury was 26 years ago tomorrow — but he was never the same. And in an interview today he had a different take on his career.
“If I knew back then what I know now,” he told USA TODAY Sports, “I would have never played football. Never. I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldn’t tell anybody.”
His career as a pro — in both sports — lasted less than a decade but he’s easily one of the biggest icons of his time. It’s a story worth checking out if you missed it and it’s worth revisiting if you didn’t.
Here, though, we simply have one bit of curiosity presented below.
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Nike and the Michael J. Fox Foundation revealed on Tuesday a fund-raising drawing where 89 pairs of self-lacing Nike Mag shoes will be given away. The shoes are, of course, a reality first envisioned in Back to the Future II.
He’s the co-founder of Nike and its now-retired chairman of the board. He’s a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. He’s probably the only shoe tycoon many people know — at least one who never played in the NBA.
He’s Phil Knight … and even he has a certified autograph for collectors to chase now that he’s in the news.
Kim Kardashian West has cleaned out one of her closets for a series of eBay for Charity auctions and among the items you can own are her barely used Kobe Bryant sneakers, handbags, gowns, sunglasses, snow goggles, heels and other items.
There’s even some Los Angeles Lakers gear.
Just 10 percent of the sale for the more than 200 items on eBay on her “kimsaprincess” account benefits The Vous, a young adult-focused faith organization based in Miami.