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‘He had come to my rescue’: Nolan Ryan discusses Bo Jackson’s heroic role in legendary Ventura fight in new biography

‘He had come to my rescue’: Nolan Ryan discusses Bo Jackson’s heroic role in legendary Ventura fight in new biography

The 1993 Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura Fight is the stuff of legend. And wherever there’s stuff of legend, Bo Jackson is usually somewhere near by. And thank God he was, Ryan says. Here’s an excerpt on the MLB melee, and the crucial role Bo had in ending it, from the new biography Nolan Ryan: The Making […]

Bo Knows Jesus: Watch Bo Jackson present the Gospel in this rare video from the 1985 Heisman Dinner Gala

Bo Knows Jesus: Watch Bo Jackson present the Gospel in this rare video from the 1985 Heisman Dinner Gala

Tons of athletes thank God when they’re accepting awards in front of people. Some even get specific and thank Jesus Christ, their Lord and Savior. But in this rare video of the his great speech at the Heisman Dinner Gala, there’s 1985 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson wrapping up by straight up witnessing. “I’d like […]

[UPDATED] There’s a van with an awesome Bo Jackson ‘Ballplayer’ poster graphic thing on the back cruising around Auburn

[UPDATED] There’s a van with an awesome Bo Jackson ‘Ballplayer’ poster graphic thing on the back cruising around Auburn

What’s the best way to avoid getting a ticket for driving without a license plate? Divert attention by spray painting or airbrushing or whatever that photo of Bo Jackson in shoulder pads with the bat behind his head in that iconic Nike “Ballplayer” poster on the back of your van thing and making it so […]

Happy New Year from 1984 Bo Jackson

Happy New Year from 1984 Bo Jackson

From the broadcast of the 1984 Liberty Bowl, which Auburn won (vs. Arkansas) 21-15. h/t @AU_History … For a $10 donation to TWER (just make sure you include your address), you can turn your car into a Bramblettmobile! Or a Hot Rod, if you will… act fast, supplies are limited… … Keep Reading: * George […]

Bo Jackson surprises Paralympic sprinter Blake Leeper on ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’

Bo Jackson surprises Paralympic sprinter Blake Leeper on ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’

So many great comeback stories in one room. But even more inspiring than Arsenio rising from Arizona, is Paralympic sprinter Blake Leeper, whose legs were amputated shortly after birth, but who is now “is training to be the first disabled American to compete in the Olympic games.” How? With his state of the art running […]

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is obsessed with Bo Jackson

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is obsessed with Bo Jackson

Freshman phenom quarterback / outfielder Jameis Winston’s impressive, FSU record-setting start to the season has Seminole fans and opponents alike comparing him to Bo Jackson, if such a thing were possible.  And Winston, who’s also an outfielder on Florida State’s baseball, is all about it—the next Next Bo Jackson is, per the Baltimore Sun, “unabashedly […]

Never-before-seen photos of Bo Jackson in Japan for the 1986 Ricoh Japan Bowl

Never-before-seen photos of Bo Jackson in Japan for the 1986 Ricoh Japan Bowl

I was proud enough, I guess, about the program cover and that awesome photo of Bo and a lady fan, and definitely the rare photos of him sightseeing. But it was all technically on the Internet before we found it, even if in hard to reach corners. But this—THIS is Bo in Japan stuff you […]

Watch Stone Phillips’ 1990 ’20/20′ interview with Bo Jackson

Watch Stone Phillips’ 1990 ’20/20′ interview with Bo Jackson

Here’s how Young Stone Phillips’ 1990 20/20 profile Vincent Bo Jackson at the height of Pax Bomania begins: Young Stone: Do you ever surprise yourself on the athletic field? Bo: Nope. Young Stone: Seriously, you never have? Bo: Nope. Young Stone: You don’t amaze yourself a little bit at times? Bo: Never. You’d think it’d […]

Bo Jackson’s 1991 Super Nintendo Pepsi commercial

Bo Jackson’s 1991 Super Nintendo Pepsi commercial

For a Genesis ‘n’ Coke man like myself, it’s hard to be too excited about this. But it’s Bo… it’s Bo.  And I mean, yeah, a commercial with a kid calling Bo Jackson a pantywaist? Kind of intense, 1991. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) h/t Retroist. Related: Normal College Student Bo Jackson’s 1990 Auburn […]

Bo Jackson’s daughter Morgan is never too old to hold her Dad’s (statue’s) hand

Bo Jackson’s daughter Morgan is never too old to hold her Dad’s (statue’s) hand

We’ve all talked about how wild it would be to walk past a statue of yourself on the way to class like Normal College Student Cam Newton. But what about what it’s like walking past your dad’s statue on the way to class everyday, like he’s right there to make you feel better if you’re […]

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