Sunday, June 21, 2009

CLASSIC SPORTS POSTERS - Defining a generation

Do kids today have sports posters on their walls or are they too busy text messaging and playing video games? Are sports posters still as popular today as they were when I was growing up? If they are, I can only imagine the walls of today's generation:

A poster of Alex Rodriguez and Roger Clemons titled: "The Stash Brothers"
A poster of Michael Phelps titled: "The Weed Man"
A poster of Michael Vick titled: "Jail Bird"

When I was growing up in the 70's and 80's, sports posters lined our walls and pennants hung from our ceilings. We waited for the next great poster to come out so that we could be the first to pin it up. We would look at the posters with dreams of reaching the "show" or someday making it to the big leagues. Posters were our window to the future and we wanted to be just like those idolized in the posters. Here is my list of the top 10 sports posters we all had growing up.

Top 10 Sports Posters We Had Growing Up

1. George Gervin - "Ice Man"

2. Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco - "The Bash Brothers"

3. Bo Jackson - "The Ball Player"

4. Michael Jordan - "Free Throw Dunk"

5. Dr. J. - "Converse"

6. Brian Bozworth - "Land of the Boz"

7. Darryl Griffith - "Doctor Dunkenstien"

8. Jim McMahan and Walter Payton - "Chicago Vice"

9. Michael Jordan - "Wings"

10. Ken Griffey Jr - "The Next Generation"

Honorable Mention: Karl Malone - "Mailman" , Darryl Dawkins - "Chocolate Thunder and Shawn Kemp - "Reign Man 2"

Most Honorable: Farrah Fawcett
I know it is not a sports poster, but what would we have done with without this amazing poster? This poster defined a generation of young boys and also gave us hope that someday we would graduate into the "big leagues".


  1. 1, 4 & 9!!

    I think you meant Griffith instead of Chocolate Thunder on #7...


  2. thanks Drew...I love the Chocolate Thunder poster also.

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