Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Best Athlete of All Time
I am not saying Deon Sanders is the best football player ever but he is the best and most entertaining cornerback that I have ever seen play the game. Darelle Revis is Harold Minor compared to Primtime and aside of Devin Hester most would not even question Neon Deon as the greatest Kick Returner of all-time. He is a 1st Ballot NFL Hall Of Famer and it's more than well deserved.
Today I pondered the question of who is the best athlete of all-time. I easily dismissed Micheal Phleps but i may put him in the discussion if he can manage a repeat of his Olympic glory. It's take consistency to hold this crown but I just cant forget Bo Jackson. I feel so bad thinking of what could have been if Bo Jackson played another 8 years in the NFL. I think about so often because Bo Jackson himself claims that that injury was the best thing that happened to him due to it leading to his relationship with God. I cant argue with him there but I hate thinking about the affect it had on not only Raiders but ever other Athlete that aspired the be a real Athlete and excel in more than one sport. Bo Jackson should have been the Best Athlete Of All-Time but he didn't do it long enough.
Deon Sanders did stay rather healthy and fans across the globe in both baseball and football were blessed to see the 8th wonder of the world known as Primetime. Deon Sanders for those to young to remember didn't try to play baseball like Micheal Jordan, Deon was a real baseball player. He played for the Yankees! You don't play major league baseball on accident and for one season Deon actually batted over .300. He Played in a World Series and electrified the baseball diamond for almost a decade.
All this come after he dominated the SEC as a Florida St. Seminole but the average sports fan lacks the knowledge of Deon Sanders playing his way to a All-State Basketball Career as a high school student in Fort Meyers, Florida. He most likely could have played any sport he wanted. Deon was a special athlete because he was a special person and true hero that never stopped going hard. We all have our opinions but in my eyes he is the Best Athlete Of All-Time.