Normally I wouldn’t highlight a sports-related list that our family over at Complex has compiled, but considering I’m a die-hard Niners fan and Jerry Rice (rightfully) got the top spot I’ll make an exception. Check the write up below and click here for the rest of the list.
– 1,549 Rec, 22,895 Yds, 197 TDs
If Jim Brown is Bill Russell, then Jerry Rice is Michael Jordan. He’s the greatest to do it by a landslide, it’s not even close. And yes a lot of it had to do with Montana, Young and Bill Walsh’s revolutionary West Coast offense, but Mike had Scottie and Phil’s triangle. On any given sunday, Jerry Rice was the best player on the field, hands down. He owns all the significant WR records, has the most all-purpose yards (23,546), all purpose TDs (208) and all the receiving Super Bowl records. Jerry did all this as a class act and never took a play off, something we can’t say with a couple cats on this here list. He can credit his success to his father making him catch bricks with his bare hands. From a little tike, Jerry Rice was bred for football glory.
4-1 and we’re coming for the Lions neck this weekend. Believe that.