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Happy birthday, Bo Jackson

Happy birthday to Bo Jackson, who turns 47 today.

I think I've mentioned this before, but those of you who are under the age of 30 or so probably have no idea how huge, for a brief period of time before his hip injury ended his career, Bo Jackson was, other than possibly through your experiences with old school Tecmo Bowl.

He was a truly unique and transcendent talent, not a "great" player in the sense of performance, but a great player in the sense that of being an exceptional athlete who could do things basically no one else could on the diamond.  Imagine a supercharged Nelson Cruz who also won the Heisman Trophy as a running back...that's the type of player we are talking about. 

And the fact that he's 47 makes me feel old.