But to some, Opening Day of baseball is still big. It is to me. The Angels open up this season in Cincinnati. Boy, I remember when my pappy would take me to Anaheim Stadium back in the day and we'd watch the Angels take on their heated rivals of Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and George Foster. Oh wait, that never happened. What happened to tradition, baseball?
And what happened to the two-way players? There have been a number of athletes who have excelled in the NFL and MLB. The two most notable guys are Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson. There clearly is no debate. But who was superior? Well, there is only one way to settle this and that's to take them to the grid!
And without further ado ...
|Player||Deion Sanders||Bo Jackson||Give it to ...|
|Height/weight:||6-1, 198||6-1, 220||Push.|
|Team he was known for:||Falcons||Raiders||Push.|
|Do you remember him playing for the:||San Francisco Giants||California Angels||Jackson. Even most Angels fans are thrown off by my Jackson No. 22 jersey. It's pretty sweet, actually.|
|Nickname:||Prime Time||Bo||Jackson. Seriously, Bo was not his original name. So that has to win, right?|
|Best commercial:||This Pizza Hut ad||Bo Knows||Jackson. Is there any doubt Wayne Gretzky makes that video, either?|
|40 time:||4.27||4.12||Jackson. Sure, Jackson's time was unofficial, but would you bet against it? Me either. Maybe we should give this to Deion.|
|Where he avoided contact:||On defense||In the batter's box||Sanders|
|Originally drafted (NFL):||Atlanta Falcons||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Push|
|Originally drafted (MLB):||Kanas City Royals||Kansas City Royals||Push|
|Could have been teammates with:||Bo Jackson with the Royals||Steve Young with the Buccaneers||Jackson. I like the idea of a super outfield with Sanders and Jackson. But can you imagine an early Bucs dynasty with Young and Jackson?|
|Highlight reel (NFL):||This||This||Sanders|
|Highlight reel (MLB):||The Triple||'89 All-Star Game bomb||Jackson. Side note, I was there.|
|Highlight reel (video game):||Had his own game for Sega Genesis||Owned Super Tecmo Bowl and then there's this.||Jackson|
|Modern day versions:||Leon Sandcastle||Adrian Peterson||Sanders|
Bo Jackson wins it. I mean, he was an Angel so that was obvious, right?