I watched Rod Carew meticulously find a hole in the infield for base hit after base hit. Muhammed Ali dodge about 20 punches without even trying to block one of them. Michael Jordan always there with the shot when needed. Tom Brady year after year finding a way to get to the Super Bowl and win most of them. Barry Sanders and Walter Payton.
Watching people play at the top of their game is just fun.
A few years back I watched Christian Cole and Journey Brown run. They too were fun to watch and admire. But watching Ethen Knox run was unlike any other. He's unassuming and much like Journey Brown, he's not outwardly cocky and appears to show respect to his opponents, coaches and teammates.
And he can run.
And subtle adjustments yards away from contact helped him create even more distance. And he really knows how to use his blockers.
It is always a team effort. Without the big men up front - Knox is stopped. In fact, in the two games Knox was held at or 100 yards this season, it was due to slightly more athletic and physical defenses. But there are not many of those around.
He also went out of Friday's game in Sharon in obvious pain, but again, he showed guts returning later in the game to be with his team win or lose.