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Brown or Sanders?
Jim Brown
39%
 39%  [ 32 ]
Barry Sanders
60%
 60%  [ 49 ]
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PredatorPeppers


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Jim Brown vs. Barry Sanders Reply with quote

IMO these are possibly the two best running backs of all time, I'm just curious to see who the majority of you guys think was the better RB.
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silus


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry's father (RIP) thinks it was Jim Brown and its not even close. He said this during his hall of fame induction.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silus wrote:
Barry's father (RIP) thinks it was Jim Brown and its not even close. He said this during his hall of fame induction.


His father also said he was a better RB than his son - so I don't think you should put much faith in his opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sn0mm1s wrote:
silus wrote:
Barry's father (RIP) thinks it was Jim Brown and its not even close. He said this during his hall of fame induction.


His father also said he was a better RB than his son - so I don't think you should put much faith in his opinion.

He did say Barry was the third best running back ever. Thats not bad.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silus wrote:
Barry's father (RIP) thinks it was Jim Brown and its not even close. He said this during his hall of fame induction.


Well that makes it official then.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silus wrote:
Barry's father (RIP) thinks it was Jim Brown and its not even close. He said this during his hall of fame induction.


Lol what a prick.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These were polar opposites in running style, physical make up and their playing role. Barry was always good for a large running gain to up his average and numbers. My guess being that Brown did not have many negative rushing plays. Brown was the league's best rusher for many seasons and was the best in YD. He was playing football before my time and guess he would be my pick here based on being more consistant as a player.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went with Jim Brown, you needed like 4 guys to tackle him before he went down.

Both were very different style of runners though. Brown could do it all though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More electric? Barry

Better overall? Jim
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry Sanders could play in any ERA with his style designed to make people miss. Brown would not be able to.

Barry Sanders is the best ever IMO so Barry for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny in that both had a few years shaved off their careers due to incompetent management.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have to go Barry Sanders my self, both were great though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry was jaw-dropping; I'd pay money just to see Barry Sanders play, can't say I'd do the same for Jim Brown. As far as just being a football player, its awfully close but I'm a sucker for the way Barry runs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sanders by a significant margin for me.
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