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Barry failed in big games; Deion flourished

In his new book, Sao Paolantonio questions the legacy of Barry Sanders while celebrating the greatness of Deion Sanders.

Originally Published: October 9, 2007
By Sal Paolantonio | ESPN

In his new book, "The Paolantonio Report: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Teams, Coaches & Moments in NFL History," Sal Paolantonio challenges some of your long-held beliefs about America's popular game.

Here's what we think about Johnny Unitas: With one magical stroke in 1958, he changed the game of pro football forever. Each year, it seems, a new book mythologizes his status as a cultural icon. In short, he gets the John Lennon treatment. Bart Starr? He gets treated ...

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