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    The search for Brian Bosworth
    http://seattletimes.com/html/seahawks/2012624...
    Brian Bosworth created a persona and pioneered a new age of slickly marketed superstars. Twenty years after .


    I was one of his biggest fans, I still have his 44 blues sunglasses case and all.....wow unreal. :cry: :cry:
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  • Darrenv17 wrote:Don't know if this was posted..............

    I was one of his biggest fans, I still have his 44 blues sunglasses case and all.....wow unreal. :cry: :cry:


    Then only you can find him.
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  • He was in the Longest Yard? Wow! Didn't catch that.
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  • This thread will probably end up over 100 pages. The Times article was chok-filled with mystery and intrigue. Someone really dug deep for this story. I mean...who knew he went to Oklahoma and his career shortened by injury?? I smell a pulitzer.
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  • It's easy to write articles. Put on sweat pants, ctrl+c, ctrl+v, type name, submit, watch divorce court, eat hot pockets.
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  • SNDavidson wrote:It's easy to write articles. Put on sweat pants, ctrl+c, ctrl+v, type name, submit, watch divorce court, eat hot pockets.


    That would make for a great signature for someone.
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  • HawkWow wrote:
    Darrenv17 wrote:Don't know if this was posted..............

    I was one of his biggest fans, I still have his 44 blues sunglasses case and all.....wow unreal. :cry: :cry:


    Then only you can find him.


    That made me laugh!
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  • I know this might sound ridiculous, but the article actually really really bummed me out.
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  • SNDavidson wrote:It's easy to write articles. Put on sweat pants, ctrl+c, ctrl+v, type name, submit, watch divorce court, eat hot pockets.


    Mmmmmm hot pockets :179417:
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  • ClumsyLurk wrote:He was in the Longest Yard? Wow! Didn't catch that.


    He was one of the prison guards.
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  • they need to make a movie about this
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  • dunceface wrote:they need to make a movie about this


    About the Longest Yard? I think it's already been done.
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  • Spounge84 wrote:
    dunceface wrote:they need to make a movie about this


    About the Longest Yard? I think it's already been done.


    im gonna look into that
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  • i liked Stone Cold, thought he was actually a decent actor.. They need to make a movie about this, though i think no one outside of Seatltle and Oklamhoma would watch it...
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  • Matticus wrote:I know this might sound ridiculous, but the article actually really really bummed me out.



    Nope not at all!

    Reading about a person's life failures don't make me overly chipper either! :13:
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  • I would love to see Boz raise the 12 Flag before a game. I loved him as I was growing up
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  • Say what you want too about the Boz, I would take the story of the Boz over Manti Teo's imaginary girlfriend or Cam Newton's dad trying to get paid.

    The Boz wanted to be great, and believed he would be great. I'm sure this probably made him an insufferable douche but most of us won't get the chance to even know what it feels like to even touch fame.

    I'm in no way defending him but something we love to do in america is completely take apart a 'star' for their shortcomings and failures to the point where it gets even older than the act you're criticizing them for.

    One thing I can say watching the Boz as a kid, say what you want about him - he didn't want to get hurt, he wanted to be great, he wanted to win. He didn't want to be out of the league with an injury as a joke. He may have 'cashed in' but i never got the feeling he wanted to get paid and walk away not giving a crap what anyone thought.
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  • Wasn't old enough to see him play, however I did see the movie Stone Cold as a child.

    Anyways, question. Who would you compare the Boz to today in the NFL as far as playmaking/style goes? jw
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  • I actually thought Stone Cold was kind of a cool movie. I thought Boz did ok in it. And I agree with the previous posters... He didn't want to suck... He wanted to be the best LB in the league. He was just damaged goods. He was over-the-top great at Oklahoma. I was so excited when we lucked out over long odds to get him in the supplemental draft at the time. If you ever read the book by Chuck Knox, "Hard Knox", they were jumping up and down like kids when we got him. It was that huge. But then Seattle Sports bad luck took over, and we were once again screwed... By that time we, meaning the overall Seattle sports fanbase, were just getting used to the Seattle curse...

    On a related note, I remember how over the top Boz mania was. The most glaring example I remember was a Monday Night Football game against the New York Jets, and the marquee outside the Jets stadium read: TONIGHT: Brian Bosworth and the Seattle Seahawks VS the New York Jets!

    Remember that? LAME! (though I thought it was pretty cool at the time) lol....
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  • dunceface wrote:they need to make a movie about this


    Probably a better fit for one of those 30 for 30 ESPN shows. Might look a lot like the Marcus Dupree one.
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  • I'd watch it. I liked him growing up. Didn't get to see much being in California. I didn't have his glasses, but I had the haircut.
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  • BlueThunder pretty much nailed it. Boz was a real football player. It sucked that his body didn't hold up to the NFL.
    To me, Boz's signature play as a Seahawk was the game against the Bears, where he not only blew up the running play, he tackled the RB, stripped the ball, and took it the other way for a TD. Boz was named the NFC defensive player of the week for that game. (or was it NFL Defensive Player of the Week.. someone correct that if I'm wrong)
    That play is the first one on the "Bust" video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE59RG7TGZo

    Richard Sherman has a lot of Boz in his game. And I don't mean just the game on the field. Both very smart men who know how to work the media. Sherman's learning through OJT at the NFL level, where Boz got the working-the-media education as a huge college star, but Sherm is a fast learner. Sherman's body appears to be holding up much better too, so he'll be around to back up his talk, which unfortunately, Boz was not able to do.
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  • IIRC, even though it was a loss, was Boz all over the field and had a big day based on # of tackles in the Wildcard loss in Houston?
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  • ClumsyLurk wrote:He was in the Longest Yard? Wow! Didn't catch that.

    He was in the remake. As a prison guard.
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  • Hawk-A-Loogie wrote:Wasn't old enough to see him play, however I did see the movie Stone Cold as a child.

    Anyways, question. Who would you compare the Boz to today in the NFL as far as playmaking/style goes? jw


    Imagine Aaron Curry, but with instincts, timing and football smarts.

    He had speed, strength and attitude(like Sherman). But was also really talented.

    I remember watching him when his shoulders were completely failing him, he couldn't lift his arms past a certain point, which prevented him from wrapping up his tackles, so he was almost just bulldozing the ball carriers, running through them. Still made some plays like that.
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  • Boz was one of my favorites and I still wear his jersey. I don't understand why so many cringe or make fun when his name is spoken? He was a beast on the field before the "Beast"
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  • I don't get it. He's gone AWOL?
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  • Never liked Boz, never rooted for him, never cared for him

    Overhyped player that got rightfully ruined by Bo Jackson
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  • Shaz wrote:Overhyped player that got rightfully ruined by Bo Jackson


    Sorry Shaz, you're wrong on this one. Talk about over-hype, that play was over-hyped.

    It was a pretty typical tackle, both players fell into the endzone at an angle. Bo didn't run directly over him. Watch the play again, Bo actually hit the ground first.

    Even from the article, Wyman,
    Just one problem with that retelling.

    "It wasn't that bad," Wyman said. "He didn't get his helmet across Bo. This was kind of a sideways-he-lost-the-stalemate battle. He got a lot of heat for that."
    So you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain. Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil?
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  • Spounge84 wrote:
    dunceface wrote:they need to make a movie about this


    About the Longest Yard? I think it's already been done.


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  • Claden wrote:I'd watch it. I liked him growing up. Didn't get to see much being in California. I didn't have his glasses, but I had the haircut.


    Hahaha I gave myself the lines in my head on one side with my dad's electeic razor before he caught me! I was like 4 or 5 :179422:

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