January 4, 2010

Chris Johnson to race Usain Bolt?

This is a throwback to the Wide World of Sports on ABC, but that Tennessee Titans running back that torched everyone this season for over 2,000 yards might race the world's best runner, Usain Bolt.

Chris Johnson the sixth NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards.

But how would he fare on a running track, without a helmet and pads, against the world's fastest man?

We just might find out.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that representatives for the Titans running back and Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica have spent recent days trying to set up a race between the two men to determine who really is the world's fastest human.

The race would be used to raise money for charity.

But Bolt's agent, Ricky Simms, told Universal Sports.com that there was no truth to the report.

"Usain doesn't follow the NFL too closely and is not really familiar with all of the players. He likes [international] football and cricket," Simms said, according to the report. "But more importantly, he has a schedule and a coach to follow and there is no chance that we would set up this type of event."

Something tells me the reason that ESPN is reporting on this is that they'd probably be the ones that would run the race on television and you know what a bunch of self-promoters they are. But whatever, I'd watch it.

Bolt's comments are funny though, apparently he's too busy for the NFL... you know, the most famous sports league on earth? And he's too busy to run a single race against Johnson during an off Olympic year for him? Riiiiiiiight.


  1. Sorry brother but the NFL is not the most famous sports league on Earth. I'm not sure who's ass you pulled that stat out of.

    More people tune in week to watch the English Premiere League (1.2 billion) that tune into watch the SuperBowl (900 million).

  2. Gross Revenues... and I'm sorry but money determines which sport is the most popular... is behind the NFL, NBA and MLB. It is ahead of the NHL.