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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The Not-Quite-Legendary in New York Sports History: Matt Snell and Emerson Boozer

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We all know about the great athletes in New York sports history – Babe Ruth, Tom Seaver, Lawrence Taylor, Joe Namath, Mark Messier, Walt Frazier – and even the busts – Ed Whitson, Mo Vaughn, Roberto Alomar, Stephon Marbury, Scott Gomez. But what about the slightly-to-highly-above-average athlete? The kind-of-great but not all-timer? They may not have been Hall-of-Famers, but they were All-Stars, fan favorites, cogs on a championship team or maybe even just pretty darn good. They’re the little brother that didn’t hog all the attention. But they’re certainly worth talking about and remembering. So when do they get their due? Well, now they will. Here is a series of the not-quite-legendary in New York sports history.

They were joined at the hip. They filled in for each other. They were the one-two punch of the New York Jets’ golden era. Matt Snell and Emerson Boozer had a lot in common – a great work ethic, selflessness and also, unfortunately, injuries. But they won a Super Bowl together, so they will go down as two of …

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