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Sry. I don't watch football and have no freaking clue who Jim Brown is. Never heard of him before in my life. I just find him stupid as he is suing Sony and EA.
I don't watch football either.
Jim Brown is widely considered the greatest professional football player to ever live. He is unquestionably the most successful running back of all time.
He was also an extremely important figure in the black civil rights movement, which makes him considerably more important than his stellar sports record would.
I'm from the UK, and therefore, not only do I not watch American Football, I also think it is a game for girly-boys that are too soft to play rugby. I still know who Jim Brown is though.
Apart from being a noted sportsman and civil rights activist, his greatest contribution is playing Slammer in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka! (not to mention Slaughter, Black Gunn, and Fireball in The Running Man, among others).
As American Football legends go, he is second only to the awesomeness of Fred Williamson (Black Caesar).