Jim Brown: 1936-2023
May 20, 2023
Almost sixty years after he retired I’m still thrilled whenever I think about Jim Brown on a football field, overpowering defenders in his path and outrunning those in pursuit. He had scores of memorable runs and receptions but this brief video of his five greatest plays is a good introduction for those too young to remember and a stimulating review for baby boomers who grew up watching him perform. The ensuing twelve-minute video offers not only more but better footage.
Brown retired from football early at age twenty-nine, still at his peak, in order to pursue careers in acting and social activism.