Thanks for the memories Mr. Rice

Mr. Jerry Rice retired yesterday. #80 is no more. I was born in ’79 so much of Jerry’s career was long before I remember anything, but I still remember much of the last half. And it was great. I believe that Jerry was the best wide receiver the NFL has ever seen. Yes, I think he’s better than Randy Moss. Yes, Terrell Owens too. What about Steve Largent you say? Yep. Jerry has him beat too. Jerry may not have ever been the fastest receiver in the NFL, but no one had the dedication that he had. He ran perfect routes and had hands that seemed to be coated in glue. For an entire generation, he was a hero. And as a Oakland Raider fan, I couldn’t have been happier to have him wear the Silver and Black. Five years from now, he’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and it would be worth the trip to see the G.O.A.T(Greatest Of All Time) take that walk.

Goodbye Mr. Rice. Thanks for the memories.

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  1. Wow, I’m impressed… I think you may account for 100% of the football knowledge on at least I know I the only football players I can think of is Jerry Rice and Brett Favre (Sp?). I couldn’t honestly tell you what position they play for sure although I’d guess Brett Favre was a qb but I could be completely wrong.