Bo Jackson
Bo Jackson
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Bo Jackson

"Bo Jackson was a mythical figure." - Whit Sellers
Method Man
by Method Man

Bo Jackson was one of the greatest multi-sport athletes of all-time and a cultural icon who played for the Raiders between 1987 and 1990 while simultaneously playing Major League Baseball. With a chiseled frame and an Olympic sprinter’s speed, Jackson – a Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn who was selected first overall by the Bucs in the 1986 NFL Draft but initially decided to play baseball, his first love, instead – became particularly famous for his “Bo Knows” Nike advertising campaign. Posters of a ripped Jackson holding a baseball bat while wearing football pads decorated children’s bedrooms across America, and his likeness was also a dominating force in the popular Nintendo video game, Tecmo Bowl. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Jackson, who won the All-Star Game MVP with the Royals in 1989 and was a Pro Bowler with Oakland in 1990, called football his “hobby”. Jackson averaged 5.4 yards per carry over a four-year career that ended prematurely due to injury. His most memorable play was on Monday Night Football during his rookie year, when Jackson ran for a 91-yard TD and then continued down the locker room tunnel. Off the field, fans and reporters annoyed Jackson (“It’s hard to be Bo Jackson,” he once said.), who posted an “Absolutely No Autographs” sign on the door to his house. Throughout his career, though, Jackson – who in his youth was troubled and battled a stutter – visited ill, disabled, and abused children.

Method Man
Method Man, a Grammy Award winning rapper and an actor, is a member of the hip hop group Wu Tang Clan. Growing up in Long Island and Staten Island with the name Clifford Smith, he played youth football. He’s been spotted wearing a Jets shirt at MetLife Stadium, although he is highly knowledgeable about the Giants and in interviews references their players on a first-name basis. Once, he liked the Dolphins because he is friends with Reggie Bush, and because he and Bush share a birthday. Back in the 1980s, Method Man rooted for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Place of Birth:
Hempstead, NY
Preferred Team:
New York Jets