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Rockin' Rollen was one sign of the times

Updated: January 24, 2002, 9:45 AM ET
By Eric Neel | Special to ESPN Classic

Some sports figures are popular, but some are something else -- they bend our mind, or tickle our funny bone, or move our groove thang, or inspire us to go the extra mile. Cult figures push our imaginations to the limit, and define the outer limits of our games. They are flying Elvises on motorcyles, and hands of stone, and big birds, and underground geniuses, and bold bodybuilding Czechs, and insane rainbow-headed superfans, and end zone dancing machines, and women who can move a quarter-mile ...

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