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#21 BSLMikeRandall

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:34 AM

A Very Special Night In Canton, Ohio http://t.co/rPrRsNYwOP

The above link is to my website Common Sense Football. The article summarizes and recaps the speeches made by the Hall of Fame inductees. I took scrupulous notes so I could really capture the moments. I hope that you enjoy the article as much as I enjoyed writing it. Last night was pretty special. I thought theme of the speeches was humility and love for family. It is refreshing to hear. We also got to relive some great memories if football.



Great read Chris. I didnt get to see this at all live yesterday so im glad there is a cliff notes version here.

Also, I never nit pick spelling, but in the Williams paragraph, I think you meant "shot" up draft boards. Not, well, you'll see. The I and the O are right next to each other. Easy mistake.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:17 PM

I noticed that this morning and fixed it. I was rather embarrassed when I have typos but they do happen from time to time. I am glad you enjoyed it.
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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:09 PM

http://profootballta...-semifinalists/

 

Junior Seau

Kurt Warner

Orlando Pace

Isaac Bruce

Torry Holt

Kevin Greene

Charles Haley

Jerome Bettis

Will Shields

Marvin Harrison

Roger Craig

Terrell Davis

Edgerrin James

Tim Brown

Joe Jacoby

Mike Kenn

Kevin Mawae

Karl Mecklenburg

Ty Law

Steve Awtwater

John Lynch

Darren Woodson

Morten Andersen

Don Coryell

Tony Dungy

Jimmy Johnson

 

Seau, Pace, Shields, Brown and Johnson?


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:19 PM

Why not Harrison?



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:23 PM

I'd go Haley and Greene over Brown, maybe Mawae too.


Where the hell is Simeon Rice? He made the cut downs the last few years, but not this one? Only dude I saw give my avatar trouble before the turf toe.

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:23 PM

Why not Harrison?

 

http://www.gq.com/sp...marvin-harrison


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:25 PM

I'd go Haley and Greene over Brown, maybe Mawae too.


Where the hell is Simeon Rice? He made the cut downs the last few years, but not this one? Only dude I saw give my avatar trouble before the turf toe.

 

Based on the draft he was one better.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:08 PM

Much like the exercise for the Baseball HOF thread, here are the 18 finalists for enshinement in the Pro Football HOF.

 

K - Morten Andersen

RB - Jerome Bettis

WR - Tim Brown

HC - Don Coryell

RB - Terrell Davis

HC -Tony Dungy

DL - Kevin Greene

DL - Charles Haley

WR - Marvin Harrison

HC - Jimmy Johnson

S - John Lynch

T- Orlando Pace

Exec. - Bill Polian (special contributor)

LB - Junior Seau

G - Will Shields

C - Mick Tinglehoff (senior nominee)

QB - Kurt Warner

Exec. - Ron Wolf (special contributor)

 

This list will be trimmed to 10, then 5, then the remaining 5 will be put to a yes/no vote, and 80% vote yes gets in.

 

So, pick five you would vote yes for

 

 


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:25 PM

Shields, Pace, Harrison, Brown, and Greene.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:35 PM

Charles Haley

Kevin Greene

Orlando Pace

Junior Seau

Will Shields


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

Shields, Pace, Harrison, Brown, and Greene.

 

Before I noticed Tim on the list, I thought you were referencing the wrong Orlando:

 

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:38 PM

Brown, Haley, Harrison, Pace, Seau.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:49 PM

I think a case should be made for Polian. Everything he touched tuned to gold. The late 80's early 90's Bills was his work, the expansion Panthers going to the NFC title game in just two years was him, landing Peyton Manning and building a team around him that was as dominant as any team in the 2000's despite just the one SB win. 

 

I'd go Brown, Greene, Haley, Pace, Polian


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 02:29 PM

I think a case should be made for Polian. Everything he touched tuned to gold. The late 80's early 90's Bills was his work, the expansion Panthers going to the NFC title game in just two years was him, landing Peyton Manning and building a team around him that was as dominant as any team in the 2000's despite just the one SB win. 

 

I'd go Brown, Greene, Haley, Pace, Polian

Agree with everything you said but landing Peyton? They had the #1 overall pick. That said, if you want to give him credit for taking him over Leaf, I can go with that. Definitely one of the best execs of all-time.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 02:44 PM

Charles Haley

Kevin Greene

Orlando Pace

Junior Seau

Will Shields

 

Thats my 5 too. Tim Brown #6, Jimmy Johnson #7.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 03:14 PM

Tim Brown is easily in there. Harrison too.

Two of the top 5 WRs of all time. Ok maybe top 6 WRs.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 03:37 PM

Agree with everything you said but landing Peyton? They had the #1 overall pick. That said, if you want to give him credit for taking him over Leaf, I can go with that. Definitely one of the best execs of all-time.



I get it, but thats why I added surrounded him with a great team. James, Harrison, Wayne, and the list goes on.
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Posted 09 January 2015 - 05:51 PM

Polian, Seau, Pace, Shields, Haley.

 

I'd have to look harder at Brown, Bettis, and Harrison. Maybe one of them over Shields.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:03 PM

How in the hell do you have to look harder at Harrison and Brown. They are two of the 6 best WRs of all time. Maybe top 5 depending on where you have Chris Carter.

Rice, Owens, Moss, Harrison, Carter, Brown.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:21 PM

How in the hell do you have to look harder at Harrison and Brown. They are two of the 6 best WRs of all time. Maybe top 5 depending on where you have Chris Carter.
Rice, Owens, Miss, Harrison, Carter, Brown.


Huge career numbers, no doubt. Unfair to say Harrison was system guy, but was easier to put up numbers in his era vs prior. Career in a dome, with Manning in his prime doesn't hurt either. Or having Wayne opposite.

Andre Reed had to wait. Let him play his career inside vs in Buffalo, and I doubt Harrison would be regarded as better.

That is not to say Harrison isn't a HOF player, he is.

So is Brown. Considering the qbs he had, he would go in before Harrison to me.




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