May 19, 2023

RIP Jim Brown: “To the world, he was an activist, actor and football star,” Monique Brown wrote on Instagram. “To our family, he was a loving and wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Our hearts are broken.” Watch him in all his glory.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:24 PM - 3 comments

Wow, that's ... a reason to watch One Night in Miami.

posted by yerfatma at 12:43 AM on May 20, 2023

I've heard and read many times that his true passion was lacrosse. I wonder if he was just finishing up at Syracuse now (as a 20/21 year old) if he would still choose the NFL? I think he probably would have, with the NFL's popularity and the money difference, but he may have become the first 2 sport athlete where it was football and lacrosse. Would have been a huge boost to Major League Lacrosse, that's for sure.

posted by jagsnumberone at 09:35 PM on May 21, 2023

I discovered the NFL in the mid-1970s and never got to appreciate Jim Brown as a player, just as an activist and actor who was universally acknowledged to be cool as hell.

Looking at those old clips of him running, it seems like some of the tacklers developed doubt in themselves as they approached, just like Robin Ventura halfway to the mound to confront Nolan Ryan.

posted by rcade at 01:39 PM on May 22, 2023

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