How is Mario/Bush not Bowie/Jordan

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  1. Texans86

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    This is an interesting article from MSN.com. It's another one full of "what ifs..." but is still reasonable none-the-less. I thought it was a worthwhile read. It is basically talks about the NFL draft in 1984 (year Jordan went #3) and how if Reggie White had come out in the NFL instead of the USFL. There could have been a very similar responce then as there is now. I'll let everyone make their own opinions while reading.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5566384
     
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    The Bush / Jordan thing is a stale comparison for so many reasons. When Reggie starts playing defense in a five man arena football team, then maybe it'll be a valid metaphor.

    Nobody will ever have as big of an impact on the NFL as Jordan had on the NBA. Some folks want Vince Young to be that football player, but I think reality will have a way of bringing these people around to the right perspective. ;)
     
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    Please end the insanity.
     
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    I love this part. :muscles:
     
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    The words "Jordan" and "NFL" need to stop being spoken in the same discussions. They do not belong together.
     
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    Because neither has proved himself to be a stellar NFL athlete yet.
     
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    This is a really dumb comparison! Jordan sucked as a baseball player & I'm sure he would also in the NFL.:)
     
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    1- Olajuwon --------------------------------1- Luigi
    2- Bowie----------------------1- Bush
    3- Jordan------------ 3- Young

    It would be the Olajuwon/Bowie argument.
     


  9. Mr. White

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    I've said this before elsewhere...

    If you have to go to another sport to make your argument, then you've got a pretty weak argument.

    The only people who can really speculate are actual soothsayers. If you can't see the future, then you can't say someone will be a bust or a success.

    Nobody had any reason back then to think that Sam Bowie would be a bust. Michael Jordan wasn't even Michael Jordan yet.
     
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    When Bush has 6 superbowl rings (NEVER HAPPEN) and Mario is a total failure then and only then can you make this comparison.
    As for now Bush has just as many yards from scrimage as Williams does tackles .... that would be a big fat ZERO .... Neither have proven a thing :stirpot:
     
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    To me its not even a valid argument cus we are not talking about the same position or same unit.

    Jordan/bowie were on the court full time playing both offense and defense.

    Even as football players its going to be tough. One plays offense, scores get all the highlights, the other is stunting breaking double teams and turning the play back to the inside. Otherwise you could use the Manning/Leaf argument.

    However I wouldn't call Williams Leaf, he might find out who you are and hunt you down.
     
  12. BigDTexansFan

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    Mario/Reggie is NFL, Bowie/Jordan is NBA. No wonder MSN is worst for sports news. I would rather get my sports news from CNN than MSN. ROFLMAO:yahoo:
     

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