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Jock Art

Check out this funĀ gallery of sports posters from the 1980s over at SI.com.

Kenny Easley was my man.


1 Matt Blankman   ~  Jan 19, 2012 4:32 pm

Because nothing says "class" like a purple tuxedo.

I used to love seeing these in the shoe store whenever I'd go get new sneakers. There was a George Gervin poster that was truly great.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 19, 2012 5:01 pm

The Iceman. That was classic.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 19, 2012 7:12 pm

[1] I always thought that was a smoker's jacket...

4 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jan 19, 2012 7:38 pm

I heard some kids talking on the bus the other day about their photography class. They were talking about the cameras they were using and of them said, "I think they're from the 80's or something." heh.
I can imagine the Bo Jackson from his poster walking into a current training camp and being laughed at, only to blow everyone's minds.

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jan 19, 2012 11:21 pm

[4] Bo Jackson..how come ESPN didn't make one of their 30/30 docs about him? I saw the list of films, some really lame ones in that batch..no room for Bo Knows?

6 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 20, 2012 12:03 am

[5] From what I've read, Bo likes to keep to himself; perhaps he didn't want to be bothered with E@#$ or rehashing what could have been.

7 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jan 20, 2012 12:46 am

[6] Real shame, Bo is such a legend.
Chyll, did you see the Two Escobars film form that series? It was excellent.

8 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 20, 2012 2:36 am

[7] E@#$ made a film about Pablo and Nas? Can't say that I have, Jazz >;)

9 Bama Yankee   ~  Jan 20, 2012 10:51 am

[5] They did interview Bo in the ESPN documentary "Roll Tide/War Eagle". He told some great stories. Like how when he was getting recruited that Bear Bryant called him once and all the kids in the neighborhood would come by his house and say, "See that phone over there...that's the phone that Bear Bryant called."

I agree that a 30/30 about Bo would be great. There are so many legendary stories about Bo that it wouldn't be hard to put together a nice documentary about him. But, Chyll is right, Bo likes to keep to himself and has always had a speech impediment. So, I'm not sure he would go for it.

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