The Best Quotes And Images From ESPN’s Acclaimed Documentary On Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson

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ESPN debuted its latest instalment of the “30 fo 30” documentary series with “You Don’t Know Bo,” a film about Bo Jackson.From his days in high school, to turning down both the Yankees and Buccaneers and the quick end to his incredible pro careers, the film touches on many aspects of one of the more legendary and mysterious athletes of the last 50 years.

On the next few pages we’ll take a look at some of the more telling quotes and images from the documentary.

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title=”Bo worshiped Alabama and coach Bear Bryant, but he was disappointed with their recruitment”
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title=”Odd to see Bo wearing no. 29 early in his college baseball career”
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title=”Despite being great at many things, Bo was not a big fan of practice”
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title=”His defining moment in college came his freshman year when he helped beat Alabama in the final minute”
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title=”Obviously more common back in the 80s, but it is still jarring to see a confederate flag being flown at a football game”
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title=”Bo was ruled ineligible to play baseball his senior year and he blamed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers”
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title=”He made it clear he would not play for the Bucs”
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title=”And most were surprised when Bo chose baseball”
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title=”And in his first at bat, everybody got a glimpse of Bo’s speed when he easily beat out an infield single”
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title=”Bo wanted people to know that baseball was not just a negotiating ploy”
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title=”And when his agent asked if Bo still wanted to play football, Bo made it clear the situation had to be right”
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title=”His iconic run up the tunnel was simply to avoid injury”
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title=”Everybody remembers when Bo ran over Brian Bosworth”
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title=”The greatest compliment to Jackson was just how much other athletes respected him”
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title=”Jeremy Schaap of ESPN noted that fans loved how humble he was”
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title=”Fortunately for Bo, he missed the steroid era”
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title=”Now check out the life of Kobe Bryant”
content=”The Fabulous Life Of Kobe Bryant: How The Highest-Paid Player In The NBA Spends His $150 Million
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