We noted last week that Rams running back Steven Jackson had surpassed Eric Dickerson and become the franchise’s all-time leading rusher. Today Jackson decided to wear his respect for Dickerson on his face.
Jackson went on the field during pregame warm-ups wearing the trademark Dickerson goggles.
It makes me feel old to realize that there are people reading this who never saw Dickerson play, so I should explain that he was a great Rams running back in the 1980s who always wore these goggles. Yes, those goggles probably look geeky now, but they were considered cool when guys like Dickerson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were wearing them.
Jackson posted on Twitter after the game that Dickerson had contacted him.
“I received a text from Mr. Dickerson himself, saying he loved the goggles.!! Wish I could have rocked them all game,” Jackson tweeted.
It was a nice gesture from Jackson, showing respect for one of the game’s all-time greats.