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All-time favorite athlete whose career was cut short?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. So who is your all-time favorite athlete whose career was cut short by injury or death?
    Bo Jackson? Tony Conigliaro? Len Bias?

    For me this is an easy one ... Billy Sims.
    I will never forget the NFL highlight of Sims hurdling a Houtson Oiler and kicking another one in the face. I loved watching him run.
    I was never an Oklahoma fan or a Lions fan, but man o man, I could watch him play all day. He would have been a special running back, on pace with Dickerson and Sanders.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Bo Jackson.
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Brett Favre
  4. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Gordie Howe
  5. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    No question it's Bo for me. He's the only athlete who would truly bum me out if it came out that he was juicing.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Easy. Bo.
  7. AreaMan

    AreaMan Member

    Bo Jackson for my generation.

    All-time would be Gale Sayers, IMO.
  8. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Not career that was cut short, but life:

    Dan Quisenberry

    One of the classiest athletes of all-time.
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    No question if I was older, my answer would be Bias.
  10. derwood

    derwood Active Member

  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It's a tie between Mossy Cade and Rae Carruth.
  12. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Dwight Gooden (self-inflicted)
    Bernard King (long career, but so few games due to injury)
    Gale Sayers
    Bo Jackson
    Pavel Bure
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