No one faster than speeding Bullet

Page 2's Ralph Wiley remembers Bullet Bob Hayes as a blur of speed who revolutionized the game of football.

Updated: September 20, 2002, 6:48 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

As fast as he once was, I'm surprised Death caught Bob Hayes. Now I've got a high opinion of Death's capabilities. But He must have tricked the Bullet Man, somehow. Only way to catch him.

Death must've put lead weight in his pockets. Tied his shoelaces together. Told him to wait up, look at that pretty girl, check out this deal. Bullet must've gotten tired, tricked or flat stopped running.

Only way.

In a way, it's fitting that Bullet Bob Hayes, the bullet train of the 1964 ...

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