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Jim Brown was hard to bring down

Updated: January 5, 2006, 8:52 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

"I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem," said Jim Brown on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

After being tackled, he would pick himself off the grass painfully and slowly, looking like a man who had just been hit by a bus. He would trudge ever so deliberately back to the huddle. Then, on the next play, he would burst through the line again, ...

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