Originally Posted by TheNaturalWR
Everybody knows Barry was 5x the athlete anybody in Jim Brown's era was. Plain and simple, you give Barry 20 carries how many times would he even have been tackled? No more than 10. Jim Brown's level of competition was inferior by miles so if you can't understand that than don't bother replying. When you judge players you have to rank them on how they did against their peers and Barry put up betters numbers in an era which its competition was clearly superior.
You didn't answer my question...
Since Sweetness is deemed completely worthy of discussion in an all-time context and he started his career in 1975, what was the magic cut-off year that separates those who matter from those who don't?
There is exactly 10 years separating when Walter Payton played in the NFL and when Jim Brown played in the NFL. So, which of those 10 years was the one that made all the difference. I want a specific season. Thanks.