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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Pro Football Hall of Fame

The voters for enshrinement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame corrected one of their most glaring oversights. Gene Hickerson was finally elected to the Hall of Fame today. In his long career for the Cleveland Browns, Hickerson opened holes for three Hall of Fame running backs to run to glory through. Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly and Bobby Mitchell all benefited from Hickerson's great blocking and it is about time his performance was recognized in Canton, Ohio.

Congratulations to Mr. Hickerson and the other selectees for enshrinement. Joining Hickerson as 2007 selectees are Bruce Matthews, Michael Irvin (?), Thurman Thomas, Roger Wehrli and Charlie Sanders. Offensive linemen are only noticed when the referee say "Holding number 74" so it was good to see Bruce Matthews joining Hickerson in this group.


Anonymous bob said...

Bill, Irvin over Monk is really a suprise to me.

2:35 AM

Blogger LargeBill said...

Concur that Monk is the better choice. Both belong in the HoF, but Monk has been retired longer and thus waiting longer. However, it seems that Irvin's self-promotion has paid off. Worst argument I've heard is the claim that Irvin was selected because he was a "winner." Football is a team game. If Dallas had a weaker defense and lost a couple of the SB's would that change Irvin's qualifications for enshrinement? Of course not. Beyond that is the fact that Monk was on 3 Super Bowl winning teams himself rendering that argument mute.

9:10 PM

Blogger Ben said...

totally agreed on the (?) after Irvin. I am not sure about Monk, but I would agree that if Irvin is in then Monk should be. I was surprised to see Taglibue elminated on the first ballot.

11:05 PM


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