By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Welcome to the Endzone: This Is It!!!!
Regardless of how we felt about Michael Jackson, we all have to admit that we all wanted to be a member of the Jackson 5 at one point. So this week “The Endzone,” will name the top Jacksons in the world of sports.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (aka Joe Jackson): The former UFC (Mixed Martial Arts) light heavyweight champion has a lifetime (30-7) record with 14 knockouts. However, he’s best known for knocking out Chuck Liddell twice
Tom Jackson (aka Tito Jackson): The ESPN analyst enjoyed a 14-year career with the Denver Broncos where he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, a two-time All-Pro selection, and was voted Denver’s Most Inspirational Player six times by his teammates. He also helped lead the team to two Super Bowl appearances (XII and XXI). Jackson was one of only four players to play for the Broncos in both of the aforementioned Super Bowls.
Mark “Action” Jackson (aka Jackie Jackson): A New York playground legend from St. John’s University, who should be the next head coach for the Knicks. Jackson, who ranks second all-time in NBA history in assists with 10,323, should also be nominated for the Basketball Hall of Fame
Bo Jackson (aka Marlon Jackson): The 1985 Heisman Trophy winner from Auburn was the first athlete to be named an All Star in two sports (MLB Baseball and NFL Football)
Reggie Jackson (aka Jermaine Jackson): “Mr. October” has hit 10 World Series home runs, won five World Championships, 11 American League Championships with three different teams. His 563 career home runs are 13th best all-time.
DeSean Jackson (aka Michael Jackson): The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder from the University of California was the Eagles second-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. His 912 reception yards last year broke a Philly rookie record (Keith Jackson had 869 in 1988). Last Monday night, he caught a 57-yard TD pass from Donovan McNabb against Washington. It gave McNabb his 200th career touchdown and helped put him over the 30,000 career passing yards plateau.
You should be seeing DJ dancing in the end zone a lot in the future.