Brodeur Region: #6 Bruce Smith vs #11 Roger Maris

Woah another Buffalo Bill sighting?! Well yes for those not familiar with the franchise the Bills actually did win football games at one point and Bruce Smith was a huge reason for that. Roger Maris is known as the guy who orginally broke Babe Ruth’s record, and for any baseball fan worth his salt is still holds that single season home run record, despite what a few juiceheads might have done.

Bruce Smith was a terror on the edge for the Bills for 14 seasons. While he was there Smith racked up nine First Team All-Pro selections, two Defensive Player of the Years awards and amassed an NFL record 200 sacks for his career. Unfortuantely Smith was a part of one of the toughest yet successful stretches ever in sports as he helped the Bills get to four straight Super Bowl victories in the eraly nineties, without ever getting a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

Rings and home runs are not things that are lacking for Maris. He was a seven time All-Star won three World Series and twice won the AL MVP Award, and that was while playing with Mickey Mantle on his squad. Maris didn’t play long enough to get put into the same conversations as the great Yankees as he played only seven seasons with the Yanks, but he still managed to crush it in those years by hitting 203 home runs and driving in 850 runs including the magical run to 61 dingers in  1961.

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