Instead of watching SNL last night (below), I stumbled upon the latest 30 For 30, entitled You Don't Know Bo. The subject: who many call the greatest athlete we'll ever see in our lifetime - two-sport star Bo Jackson.
In another stirring documentary from ESPN, You Don't Know Bo dives into the upbringing through Bo's career as the only MLB All-Star and NFL All-Pro in history, before a dislocated hip (and subsequent hip replacement surgery) derailed his career(s) from reaching further heights. But beyond the facts of his sporting accomplishments, we also get an examination of the mythology surrounding Bo Jackson as a super-hero.
Bo was widely seen as such because of his athleticism that we haven't seen before or since, combined with the iconic "Bo Knows" Nike campaign and stories of his incredible athletic feats (hit the crown of the KC Royals logo in center field in his first swing at batting practice, jumped over a Volkswagen, you know, those sorts of things). Plus, Bo was so naturally gifted, and he didn't talk about himself or that openly to the media, that there was a sense that he didn't care like he could - for example, in the sense that he famously referred to playing football as a "hobby", hah! Consequently, we got a captivating look at the legend of Bo, which was just as fascinating as the reminder of his awe-inspiring athletic feats.
It's another must-watch 30 For 30, ripped to the interwebs above (shouts 2 Yardie), and to further reel you in, enjoy this Bo Jackson highlight montage below.
One last note: I couldn't help but think of our own personal experience with Bo back in 2010 when watching You Don't Know Bo. The same humility that was described and seen in the documentary is something we can backup first-hand as well. Check that throwback interview and our experience here. Bo Knows!
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