As we get to the end of March Madness in basketball, the beginning of the Major League Baseball season, and the NFL Draft, I'm brought back to a time when there were showmen in the world of sports that... well, could back up their trash talk.
Some, in more than one arena.
Over the past 25 years we've seen some truly dynamic athletes come and go, some with more success than others. There have been many basketball players that took their abilities into the NFL, and there have been some baseball players that have been solid contributors in other sports as well.
Some took their abilities to the top of one sport, some were cases of promises left unfulfilled. In the case of a few, we were blessed to see them perform at the top of their sport twice.
Some names that didn't make the cut:
Yao Ming in golf
Michael Jordan in baseball (or poker)
LeBron James in football (though I'd like to see it)
Dan Marino in track & field
If I forgot anyone, remind me/us. It's always fun to look back at what was, and imagine what could have been... So, without any futher build up, here's a look back at the Top 10 dual threats from the last 25 years.