1. The Ballad of Buster Rhymes.

    With football back – both on the collegiate level and, starting tonight, the post-lockout NFL – we thought it apropos to dig back into the ego trip magazine archives for this 1996 piece on Buster Rhymes. No, not the great growling NY rap icon but the OG Bussa Buss – former Miami high school gridiron legend, Oklahoma Sooner star, and NFL pro. Didn’t realize football Buster was catching wreck catching the pigskin well before rapper Busta burst on the scene? Consult the stats and facts newly added to our READ section, and peep long-time ego trip contributor (and sports editor) Chris Houghton ‘s “The Ballad of Buster Rhymes” here .

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