Brown Greatest Ever

In a follow up to yesterday’s reported “top 64 running backs” ESPN has a new list out today, the bestJim Brown running backs of all time. Atop the list is Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown, who is still active with the club as an Executive Advisor .

Now I don’t care if you call me a homer but this is something I have been advocating since I was 5 or 6, and even possibly earlier. All I have to say that it is about time ESPN recognizes Brown because it seems that they don’t appreciate anyone who played before 1989.  Again, I may be a bit biased, for until recently they never gave more than 2 minutes of coverage to the Browns all season. But call me crazy when I say it takes time to assess a player’s career, which is why it drives me so crazy when people label Ladainian Tomlinson or Marshall Faulk the greatest of all time.  It’s those people who don’t know their NFL history that need to sit down and watch footage of Brown.

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  • Kevin

    Marshall Faulk has been retired for a few years now.. what are you talking about?

  • stevedimatteo

    I think Chris is just trying to say some people are too quick to judge certain players as being one of the greatest ever before mentioning guys from the past like Jim Brown.  Don’t want to see him get lost in history.

  • chrisslocombe

    Steve took the words right out of my month, BTW Faulk has only been retired for 2 full seasons, I personally feel it’s too soon to put him in that list.

  • chrisslocombe

    Edit to last reply: Notice that Curtis Martin didn’t make the ESPN list and he had 10 consecutive 1000 yrd seasons. This to me is a bit more impressive than what some others have done.

    P.S. I was also ranting, spweing my thoughts at random