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Power Take: There has to be a place for Bo Jackson in a Hall of Fame

There’s a sports Hall of Fame void, a forsaken sanctity, a hallowed hollowness.

Every time I visit a Hall of Fame – recently making my annual pilgrimage to Canton for induction weekend and taking an overnight trip to Cooperstown – I’m reminded of an injustice.

Bo Jackson, the greatest all-around athlete since Jim Thorpe, is not in a pro sports Hall of Fame.

Jackson is an immortal, yet he doesn’t merit induction at Canton or Cooperstown. While he was a Pro Bowler and MLB All-Star, his greatness was condensed into four spectacular seasons because of a freak hip injury. So one of the greatest pro athletes isn’t in a pro Hall.

I guess someone will have to launch the Multisport Hall of Fame. My inaugural class: Jackson, Thorpe, Deion Sanders, Jim Brown, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Gene Conley and Lionel Conacher.

Bo was briefly bigger than every sport. He shouldn’t be too small to be in a Hall.

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