With college football season upon us, the occasion brings with it all the trash-talking and gloating that sports and their fans can muster up. And while we can all agree that football is a manly sport, with manly toughness, there are many types of toughness — mental toughness, soft-spoken toughness, physical toughness, military toughness, and even crazy, sporadic toughness.
This list mentions a few American men that, in their own way, were tough enough to answer the question: Who’s the man? There’s no way to fit every manly, American man on the list.
40 Manliest Men in American History:
40. Jack Johnson
He was the first black Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World.