In fact, of the top 10 WRs of all time, Colts receiver Marvin Harrison is ranked 10th, behind Cris Carter (8), Terrel Owens (9), and Michael "Where's the f&*king COCAINE!" Irvin (4).
Now, if there is a fast track way to piss me off, it's dumbass articles like this. First of all, of the panelists evaluating the greatest receivers of all time, not one of them is a cornerback. Warren Moon (QB), Raymond Berry (WR), Mike Holgreme (Fat coach), Ted Thompson, (General Manager), Boyd Dowler (WR), and Keyshawn Johnson (over-rated WR and braindead TV commentator) were never corners. The lone former-defensive back on the panel, Ken Houston, played safety. As many know, cornerbacks are usually the first line of defense against a WR, and if anyone knows if a WR is good or not, it's a CB. Safeties are in the know to, obviously. but having only one on the panel makes the entire panel laughable and the article a worthless piece of crap.
I understand that articles like this are especially created so hotheads like me can go "WTF!" and post links to it on my blog so it can spike ESPN's ugly, video-laced website. Knowing that, I won't waste time picking through the obvious stupidity of having idiots like Keyshawn Johnson decide who the best WR of all time is. What I will say is that whenever CBs, or defensive backs in general, and modern-day WRs are asked who the consensus best WR in football is, they always say Marvin Harrison.
Indeed, an article as recently as two days ago spotlighted Niners CB Nate Clements. Clements was asked who the best WRs are right now. His response was this:
Clements: "I think the way he runs routes separates him, and he has excellent hands. He is a sure-handed catcher. He has the speed. The numbers don't lie."
2. Randy Moss, New England Patriots
Clements: "He's been real consistent throughout his career."
3. Chad Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals
Clements: "Chad is very quick. He can catch the ball. He has good size. He runs good routes and he can go up and go get the ball."
Regardless, what truly speaks volumes is high level NFL DBs still consider Marvin the best WR of the modern era. While media idiots like ESPN trumpet Owens or Moss, the people who actually play the friggin' game always say Harrison, Harrison, HARRISON! Yet, one sees very little recognition for Marvin on this.
It's just another example of why sports media is in the toilet bowl, and why blogs (like this one) are so important to keeping things real. Now, please excuse me as I step off my high horse, look for my chainsaw, and track down Mike Sando so I can persuade him never to write dumb articles like this again.