We put it out to a vote, and the outcome makes Reagan-Mondale look like a photo finish.
Nearly 85 percent of you have picked Barry Sanders over Emmitt Smith in a poll of PFT Planet.
Only 12 percent picked Smith, and three percent called it a tie.
Frankly, we’re surprised it was that close. Though Emmitt is a Hall of Famer, a three-time Super Bowl champion, and the all-time rushing leader, Barry Sanders was and is one of a kind, and in our book Sanders is in the mix with Jim Brown and Walter Payton as the best ever, with Emmitt at the top of the second cut.