Freak.

From Sports Illustrated comes this awesome 1983 picture of Carl Lewis (narrowly) beating Herschel Walker in a race.

Let ’em both carry footballs and we’ll see who wins.

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  1. X-Dawg

    I’ve seen recent pictures of both. The guy on the right still looks about the same. The guy on the left looks much older.

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  2. Dog in Fla

    I love Herschel’s look of disbelief that he could actually lose to that guy

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  3. Normaltown Mike

    Only one is an amazing singer

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    • Dog in Fla

      That’s amazing…Carl sure has a lot of choot-spa

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      • Normaltown Mike

        Carl was the fastest man in all 57 states.

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      • Cojones

        That’s got to get into the Senator’s Lexicon. Palin and Bachmann deserve a section of their own.

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        • Hogbody Spradlin

          Cojones, Palin and Bachmann are no worse than the next guy, or girl. People you like commit just as many gaffes, and big ones, as people you don’t. Pardon the lecture, but for these purposes there are 2 kinds of people in this world: those who let their prejudices affect their judgment, and those who will admit it.

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          • Dog in Fla

            “Cojones, Palin and Bachmann are no worse than the next guy, or girl.”

            I see manatee from my front porch.

            “The slow-moving vs. the slow-witted”.

            “Tea party acolytes frequently whine that their views are not taken seriously and that they are unfairly dismissed as a cabal of dim-witted, extremist malcontents. Gee, why would anyone arrive at that conclusion?

            If the tea party rabble with pitchforks want to be taken seriously in the nation’s political discourse, they need to resist the temptation to get their tin foil in a wad and react to every benign government idea or proposed regulation as if it were a case of Red Dawn meets Auric Goldfinger.

            Contrary to the twisted efforts of Glenn Beck and the rest of the Plan 9 From Outer Space community’s effort to suggest saving a herd of manatees is akin to the subjugation of mankind, it is safe to say United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is not thinking: “Okay, once we get Citrus County into the re-education camp, it’s only a matter of time before we conquer Sopchoppy.”

            http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/the-slow-moving-vs-the-slow-witted/1180520

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Fla. I love your schtick here, but I venture you’ve never spent much time around anybody who doesn’t agree with you. That last comment is, if serious, pure snobbery.

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  4. HVL Dawg

    He’s running over people!

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  5. JG Shellnutt

    Every year you read comparisons…someone who is supposed to be the next HW.

    There will NEVER be anyone that will be able to match his combination of size, strength, and speed. Incredible.

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    • Nate Dawg

      I’m with you JG. So can we now start looking for the next Garrison Hearst or healthy Robert Edwards? Or how about the next Lars Tate, I usta love watching that guy take a toss sweep, wait on the hole to open, then HIT IT!

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      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        +1. All of them. You can add Knowshon to that group, too.

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        • Nate Dawg

          So you’re saying “if you got the Knowshon, I second that emo-shon”? (I never get to use that anymore..)

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        • Garrison Hearst was my favorite. I still think he compared favorably with Bo Jackson & George Rogers. Definitely Heisman worthy.There was a whole lot of other good ones but there was only one Herschel. Hope he comes back soon to talk to the Dawg RBs again.

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      • James Stephenson

        Man, I remember that game at Tenn that Edwards got hurt. He was unstoppable. Just pure running ability.

        And I was watching that stupid flag football game on the beach that ended his career before it got started. Stupid idea. Knew as soon as it happened that he was probably done.

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        • Comin' Down The Track

          The Hillbillies were stepping on, twisting, punching and generally abusing his injured ankle before, during and after every tackle. I’m glad they’re on the slide. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of !@#$%^&.

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      • Normaltown Mike

        Seems we’re more adept at getting the next Torin Kirtsy, Bruce Thornton or Jasper Sanks.

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        • AthensHomerDawg

          Kirtsy was pretty large in Donnan’s overtimer victory against the Barners. He just was partial to the ganja I think.

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          • AthensHomerDawg

            And Thorton turned out to be a decent DB!

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            • Normaltown Mike

              Kirsty suffered many shoe string tackles as I recall. Bruce seemed to think the endzone was located on the sideline and Jasper, well we don’t need to remember anything about Jasper.

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          • Derek

            Never forget kirtsey’s performance at Clemson in 1995 though. I think his line was 41 for 190 in the win. My God a freshman! He may have washed out and had some low lights but he was big in that game. This was after both edwards and Larry Bowie were injured and we had Selma callaway, Marisa Simpson and kirtsey. And we worry about rb depth in 2011.

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      • Coastal Dawg

        Rodney Hampton was pretty good at carrying the rock. A pretty good guy, too. His freshman year we had Hampton, Lars Tate, Tim Worley and Keith Henderson in the backfield. Wow, just wow.

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        • sUGArdaddy

          Close, but not quite. We never had all of them together. Lars was there from ’84-’87. Worley and Henderson were freshmen in ’85 and were huge in that victory over #1 Florida. They ended up academically ineligible in ’87, Rodney’s freshman year. So Hampton shared the backfield w/ Tate. Worley and Henderson came back and, along w/ Hampton, gashed UT to open the season in ’88. We were absolutely loaded that year. We ended up 5-2 in the SEC, w/ a loss to Kentucky included, which cost us a trip to N.O. in Vince’s last year. Vince’s greatest shortcoming was getting a capable QB to play w/ those guys from ’84-’88. If we’d have had a halfway decent (even Lastinger or Belue), we’d have won a few more titles. We were rolling out Todd Williams, James Jackson and Wayne Johnson. DGDs…just not good QBs.

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  6. Zdawg

    I just don’t see why Herschel could break the freshman running back yardage record, college all time RB yardage record (in three years), NFL all purpose yardage record, win the Heisman, AND a t 6’1″ 225pds NOT beat Carl Lewis in a track meet? Slacker.

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  7. TennesseeDawg

    Wonder who else was in that race?

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  8. WarD Eagle

    If I remember correctly, he was somewhere within a few hundredths of a world best 50 or 100 meter time while at UGA.

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  9. Sefdawg

    I’d like to see how Mr. Lewis would do in an MMA bout right now.

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  10. John John

    I remember at one point Herschel broke the world record for the 60m I think. Unfortunately, Carl Lewis broke that world record in the next heat. Kinda funny, honestly.

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  11. NRBQ

    Every sprint I recall, Herschel was beaten out of the box.

    He was ALWAYS reeling in the field the last 20 yards.

    Sometimes he caught them, sometimes not quite (while totin’ 60 extra pounds).

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  12. Go Dawgs!

    Yeah, but I’d like to see Carl Lewis try to tackle him.

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  13. 590 South Lumpkin Street

    At least Herschel wasn’t gay.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Well, even I don’t think that’s a big deal for Ole Carl.

      BTW does any remember Daley Thompson, the Brit decathalon winner a few Olympics back, wearing a tee shirt implying Carl Lewis is gay?

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  14. Spike

    Herschel got screwed out of the Heisman as a freshman.

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