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First time I discovered the joy of NFL football was watching Super Bowl XII. This man was patrolling the sidelines. While it doesn't define his career as a player, it does a good job (IMHO) of defining his career as a coach.

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John Vanbiesbrouck:

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First time I discovered the joy of NFL football was watching Super Bowl XII. This man was patrolling the sidelines. While it doesn't define his career as a player, it does a good job (IMHO) of defining his career as a coach.

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Believe it or not this is the picture most think about with Landry

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Some I thought of are here--like Bobby Orr & Ken Dryden

Here's a less impressive accomplishment--unfortunately for Tommy Salo who was never the same afterwards-

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Speaking of, Jean-Sebastien Giguere:

3. 2007 Stanley Cup on-ice celebration, Giguere skates among the confetti with his newborn child, a child Giguere missed the start of the playoffs for while the baby had a serious health issue upon birth.

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I agree with the above picture. It replaced this one:

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I can't believe nobody has posted this yet:

Randy Johnson

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It hadn't been posted because this isn't the "do a google search for well known pictures of players and post them" thread.

I'm going the other way on this one. It defines Johnson's career so much that he uses as the logo for his professional photography business. If the player uses it to define him, I'd say that's pretty much the deciding factor.

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This defines how the Rocket played, and therefore defines him.

Although I never saw him play--I've seen this picture used to illustrate so many articles about him.

And I've seen opposing players refer to this as well

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First time I discovered the joy of NFL football was watching Super Bowl XII. This man was patrolling the sidelines. While it doesn't define his career as a player, it does a good job (IMHO) of defining his career as a coach.

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Believe it or not this is the picture most think about with Landry

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You think about him your way. I will think about him mine.

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Not sure what the right Ronda Rousey photo is, but her pre-match game face is incredible:

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...and I don't think there's a shred of inauthenticity or false showmanship to it, either.

Given the comments made by Correia before the fight, Rousey looked like she wanted to rip her heart out through her throat - and probably could have done it.

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Ron Tugnutt:

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after giving up one of the coolest OT goals, IMO. He has enough time to react to it flubbing off his glove, but not enough time to stop it.

RJ Umberger, "That guy who got laid out by Brian Campbell":

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Considering how fast those fights go, I'm surprised there's any photographic evidence of Rousey's career at all.

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P.S. - Don't watch the Rousey-Tate fight.

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