Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jim Brown, definitely cool.

While most magazines fill the doldrums of February with swimsuit models and body paint, GQ has decided to feature the sinewy Tim Lincecum on the cover, highlighting the 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time.

I paged through it, seeing many who I expected to see (Broadway Joe, Muhammad Ali, MJ) and a few surprises (Allen Iverson, Mario Andretti, Ted Turner.) 

But I was basically through the feature when I thought, "wait a second, where the hell is Jim Brown."  Because no matter what you think of him, and people do think many things of the man, he is undeniably cool.

Alas, I just hadn't gotten to him yet.  There he is, "the most dominant running back ever to carry a football." On page 66, right between gary Player and Kelly Slater.

And all is right.