I am not as given to hyperbole as others. When you say someone is the greatest that means they are able to stand the test of time. Their performances should transcend eras. Ladainian Tomilson’s recent record splurge has elevated him into the lofty status for consideration as one of the greatest running back ever. He may well be among the greatest running backs, but in my book the greatest athlete to play football was Jim Brown. Brown was a starting guard in basketball at Syracuse University, where he was also an all-American in Lacrosse. He was also a national class decathlete. Brown was a real athlete. That is not meant to disparage or belittle the accomplishments of others, but we do not see that kind of versatility in today’s age of specialization.