Summary: This is a short devotional given at a Men's Breakfast about us as men leaving a Godly legacy.
Proverbs 13:22a A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children
A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children’s children Amplified Bible
A good life gets passed on to the grandchildren The Message
30 for 30 of two strikingly different athletes with relatively short careers
Both men left a legacy
On July 29, 1988 against the Baltimore Orioles, Jackson, batting against Jeff Ballard
Turned to the home plate umpire and attempted to call time out as Ballard was delivering the ball.
The time-out wasn't granted, but Jackson recovered to swing and hit the pitch over the left-field wall for a home run
Jackson began to show his true potential in 1989, when he was voted to start for the American League All-Star team
In the top of the first inning, he caught Pedro Guerrero's 2-out line drive to left-center field to save two runs.
Then he led off the bottom of the first—his first All-Star plate appearance—with a monstrous 448-foot home run off Rick Reuschel of the San Francisco Giants.
NBC-TV announcer Vin Scully exclaimed, "Look at that one! Bo Jackson says hello!"
On July 11, 1990 against the Orioles, Jackson performed his famous "wall run", when he caught a ball approximately 2–3 strides away from the wall
As he caught the ball at full tilt, Jackson looked up and noticed the wall and began to run up the wall
One leg reaching higher as he ascended
The announcer referred to him as Spiderman
He ran along the wall almost parallel to the ground, and came down with the catch, to avoid impact and the risk of injury from the fence
That was just a few of his baseball highlights
After his first year with the Royals he decided he wanted to play football
As a hobby, he actually said it was a hobby
He was drafted by the LA Raiders during spring training with the Royals
Perhaps his most notable performance in his rookie season came on Monday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11.
Prior to the game Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth insulted Jackson and promised in a media event before the game to contain Jackson.
Jackson responded by running over Bosworth on his way to a touchdown near the goal line.
He also made a 91-yard run in the 2nd quarter, to the outside, untouched down the sideline.
Jackson was running so fast that his momentum carried him into the tunnel leading to the locker rooms and his teammates had to retrieve him
Bo Jackson played for the Kansas City Royals from 1987-1990 and with the Chicago White Sox in 23 games 1991 and 85 games 1993
He played for the Los Angeles Raiders from 1987-1990
He was drafted in the second round of the 1982 draft by the New York Yankees, but turned it down to fulfill a promise he made to his mother to be the first in his family to attend college
Bo Jackson left a legacy
Anyone remember the Ad campaign Nike had starring Bo Jackson?
You can still buy Bo Knows T-shirts to this day
Drafted third overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Laettner played 13 years in the NBA, from 1992–2005.