Class of 2014 Elected

02/01/2014


The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee held its annual selection meeting today and elected seven individuals to the Class of 2014. Bringing the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 287 are linebacker Derrick Brooks, punter Ray Guy, defensive end Claude Humphrey, tackle Walter Jones, wide receiver Andre Reed, defensive end Michael Strahan, and cornerback/safety Aeneas Williams.

Today’s annual selection meeting was held at the Super Bowl XLVIII Media Center in New York City. The newest members of the Hall of Fame were selected from a list of 17 finalists who had been determined earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee.

Brooks never missed a game during his 14-season career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A six-time All-Pro selection and member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s, he was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2002.

Guy becomes the first full-time punter to earn election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. An impact player throughout his entire 14-season career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, he was named All-Pro six straight years.

Humphrey was named first-team All-Pro five times and earned six Pro Bowl nods during his career with the Atlanta Falcons (1968-1978) and Philadelphia Eagles (1979-1981). Although not an official statistic at the time, he is credited with 122 career sacks.

Jones stepped into a starting role as a rookie and excelled as one of the game’s finest tackles during his 12 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. A member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s, he was named All-Pro six times and voted to nine Pro Bowls.

Reed caught 951 passes for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns in his 16-season career. He hauled in 50 or more passes in 13 seasons which ranked second at the time of his retirement.

Strahan recorded double-digit sack totals six times in a nine-season span including a NFL single-season record 22.5 sacks in 2001. A five-time All-Pro pick, he amassed 141.5 sacks in his 15-season career with the New York Giants.
   
Williams, a four-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowl selection, intercepted 55 passes for 807 yards and 9 touchdowns during a 14-season career with the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams.

The first order of business for the Selection Committee at today’s meeting was to discuss and debate the merits of the two Seniors Finalists, Guy and Humphrey. Both candidates were required to receive at least an 80 percent positive vote to earn election.

Next the Selection Committee presented and reviewed the 15 modern-era candidates that included two cut downs in the process. The first cut of finalists was from 15 to 10. The five eliminated from consideration at that point were Andersen, Brown, DeBartolo, Jr., Dungy, and Lynch. After one last round of discussion, the final 10 finalists were reduced to five. Removed at that point were Bettis, Greene, Haley, Harrison, and Shields.

All five of the remaining finalists – Brooks, Jones, Reed, Strahan, and Williams – then were voted on individually and received the necessary 80 percent positive vote from the Selection Committee to be elected.

Representatives of the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche tabulated all votes during the meeting.

The newest class of enshrinees will be introduced to the public on the “3rd Annual NFL Honors” show, a two-hour primetime awards show airing nationally tonight at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX. 

 

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014



DERRICK BROOKS
Linebacker … 6-0, 232 … Florida State … 1995-2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers … 14 seasons, 224 games … Selected by Buccaneers in 1st round (28th player overall) of 1995 NFL Draft…  Never missed game during 14-season career … Started all but three games rookie season … Never missed a start for remainder of career … Earned All-Rookie honors after finishing second on team with 80 tackles … In 1997, led Bucs to first postseason appearance since 1981 … Topped team with 182 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 10 passes defensed, earned first of 11 Pro Bowl selections …  With Brooks, Bucs led NFL in total defense twice (2002 and 2005) and topped NFC five times (1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007) during his career … Named NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year, 2002 when he again led Tampa Bay with 173 tackles, career-high five interceptions (three returned for TDs), 15 passes defensed, one fumble recovery, one sack … Was a major contributor in the Bucs’ victory in Super Bowl XXXVII where he had three tackles, one pass defensed, one interception returned 44 yards for a TD against the Oakland Raiders … Six-time All-Pro choice, named All-NFC eight times … Selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born April 18, 1973 in Pensacola, Florida. BIO>>>


RAY GUY
Punter … 6-3, 195 … Southern Mississippi … 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders … 14 seasons, 207 games … All-American, nation’s top collegiate punter, 1972 … First punter ever to be selected in first round of draft, picked by Raiders (23rd player overall), 1973 … Became impact player from very first game as a rookie … Averaged under 40 yards only one season in NFL career … Had best average (45.3 yards) as rookie … Led NFL in punting, 1974, 1975, 1977 … Had only three of 1,049 punts blocked … Career average was 42.4 yards … Had 619 punts without a block, 1979-1986 … Veteran of 22 postseason games, adding 111 punts for 42.4 average … All-Pro six straight seasons, 1973-78 … All-AFC seven times … Played in seven Pro Bowls, including six straight from 1974 to 1979 … Played in seven AFC championship games … Member of Raiders victories in Super Bowls XI, XV, XVIII … Three-game totals: 14 punts, 41.9-yard average … Had 77 punts inside 20-yard line, 1984-86 … First punter to hit Louisiana Superdome scoreboard, 1977 Pro Bowl … Doubled as Raiders’ emergency quarterback with strong accurate passing arm … Born December 22, 1949, in Swainsboro, Georgia. BIO>>>


CLAUDE HUMPHREY
Defensive End … 6-4, 252 … Tennessee State … 1968-1978 (1975 inj. res.) Atlanta Falcons, 1979-1981 Philadelphia Eagles … 14 seasons, 171 games … Falcons’ first-round pick (3rd player overall) in 1968 draft … Recorded 11.5 sacks as rookie … Named National Football League Defensive Rookie of the Year, 1968 … Although not official NFL stat until after he retired, Humphrey is credited with 122 career quarterback sacks … Highly effective pass rusher, led team in sacks nine of 13 seasons … Earned first-team All-Pro in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977 … Second-team All-NFL/All-Pro 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1977 … Selected to play in six Pro Bowls … Extremely durable, missed just two games prior to season-ending knee injury in 1975 … Rebounded with career-best 15 sacks in 1976 and was named team Most Valuable Player … Traded to Eagles in 1979 for two fourth-round picks following a brief “retirement” … In first year with Eagles, finished second in sacks and his 31 quarterback “hurries” were a team best … In 1980, team high 14.5 sacks helped Eagles advance as NFC champions to Super Bowl XV … Career stats include two interceptions, a fumble recovery for TD, and two safeties … Born June 29, 1944 at Memphis, Tennessee. BIO>>>


WALTER JONES
Tackle … 6-5, 300 … Holmes Comm. College (MS); Florida State … 1997-2008 Seattle Seahawks … 12 seasons, 180 games … Drafted in 1st round (6th player overall) of 1997 NFL Draft … Seahawks traded up to select Jones as sixth overall pick … Ability on football field was evident from start … Earned starting left tackle spot during rookie training camp, named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in October, and a consensus pick for multiple all-rookie teams … Provided blindside protection for quarterback Warren Moon as Seahawks topped NFL in total passing yards that season … Following 1999 season, Jones became first offensive lineman in Seahawks history elected to Pro Bowl … First of team-record nine All-Star nods … In 2001 was recognized with first selection as first-team All-Pro … Highlights included Jones and line mates opening holes for Shaun Alexander’s 266-yard day that, at time, was fourth highest single-game rushing total in NFL history … Earned All-Pro honors five more times (2002, 2004-07) … A team leader, Jones was integral part of Alexander’s MVP season in 2005 … Jones helped his running back chalk up a franchise-record and league-high 1,880 yards while establishing the then NFL mark for touchdowns in a season (28) as Seattle led the NFL in scoring with 452 points … Jones’ team-record 10 playoff starts included 2005 NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XL … Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born January 19, 1974 in Aliceville, Alabama. BIO>>>

ANDRE REED
Wide Receiver … 6-2, 190 … Kutztown … 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins … 16 seasons, 234 games … Selected by Buffalo in 4th round (86th player overall) of 1985 NFL Draft … Most prolific receiver in Buffalo Bills history … His 941 career receptions still Bills record and 266 more than number two on that list … His 13,095 career reception yardage, 36 games with 100-plus receiving yards, and 15 catches in a game are current team records … Known for his “yards after catch” … His 951 career receptions were third all-time in NFL history at the time of his retirement … His 13 seasons, including nine consecutive, with 50-plus receptions was exceeded only by Jerry Rice at time of Reed’s retirement … Reed is tied with Bills running back Thurman Thomas for team best career touchdowns (87), most on passes from Jim Kelly … Kelly-Reed tandem held NFL record for career receptions (663) until 2004 when eclipsed by Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison … Known for toughness as he made most of his receptions over the middle … A four-time All-AFC choice and three-time All-NFL second-team, was selected to play in seven consecutive Pro Bowls (1989-1995) … Added an additional 85 catches for 1,229 yards, including five 100-yard games in postseason play … Born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. BIO>>>
 

MICHAEL STRAHAN
Defensive End … 6-5, 255 … Texas Southern … 1993-2007 New York Giants … 15 seasons, 216 games … Selected in 2nd round (40th player overall) in 1993 draft … Dominant pass rusher and also excellent at defending the run … Recorded 141.5 career sacks … Had 38 multi-sack games during career … Registered double-digit sack totals six times during nine-season span, 1997-2005 … Suffered torn pectoral muscle in 2004 but rebounded following season by starting all 16 games and amassing 11.5 sacks … Named first-team All-Pro five times (1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005) … All-NFC five seasons … Voted to seven Pro Bowls … Set NFL single-season sack record with 22.5 sacks, 2001 … Also won NFL sack title in 2003 with 18.5 sacks … Named unanimous NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 2001 … Started at left defensive end in two NFC championship game wins, two Super Bowls … Recorded two tackles, one assisted tackle, one sack and one pass defensed in Giants’ 17-14 win over Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, his last NFL game … Selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born November 21, 1971 in Houston, Texas. BIO>>>
 

AENEAS WILLIAMS
Cornerback/Safety … 5-11, 194 … Southern University … 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams … 14 seasons, 211 games … Selected in the 3rd round (59th player overall) of 1991 NFL Draft … Starred at cornerback for first 12 years of career before moving to safety … Earned Pro Bowl nods at both positions, seven times at cornerback and once as safety … Had first career pick and four deflected passes in NFL debut … Finished year tied for most interceptions in NFC with six, also recorded 17 passes defensed, 48 tackles … Named NFC Defensive Rookie of the Year by NFL Players Association … Earned Pro Bowl nod and All-NFC acclaim for first time in 1994 when he added another conference interception title with career-high nine interceptions … Named first-team All-NFC 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2001 … Selected to NFL’s All-Decade Team 1990s … Recorded interception in every season but last and had five or more picks in a season six times … Led Cardinals in interceptions seven times and Rams leading interceptor in 2003 … In all, registered 55 interceptions for 807 yards … His nine pick-sixes tied him for second all-time at time of retirement … Shared NFL record for longest fumble return in upset victory over Redskins Nov. 5, 2000, 104 yards for a TD … Recorded interception in record four straight postseason games during span from 1998 to 2001 … Born January 29, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana. BIO>>>

Brooks, Guy, Humphrey, Jones, Reed, Strahan, and Williams will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. The Enshrinement Ceremony takes place at Fawcett Stadium in Canton and will be televised nationally by NFL Network.

The annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game which kicks off the NFL’s preseason will be played on Sunday, Aug. 3. Teams have not yet been announced. 

The Enshrinement Ceremony is the marquee event of the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival which features 24 events over two and a half weeks.

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Recent Comments
  • bachslunch - May 05 2014 02:23 PM

    Jerry Kramer, Jim Plunkett, and Gino Cappelletti are now only senior eligible. And while I can get behind Kramer for the HoF, am not sold on the other two. Plunkett's regular-season stats are awful, and his two SB wins just don't make up the difference. Cappelletti's career is fairly brief, his WR numbers are at good level (definitely not as good as Art Powell, Lionel Taylor, or Charlie Hennigan, for three), and he was a solid if not top-notch kicker (don't see an argument that makes him as good as either Jim Turner or HoF-er George Blanda) -- and comparing him to Paul Hornung does him no favors, as Hornung doesn't have a good HoF argument. Hornung, Lynn Swann, and Wayne Millner are arguably the worst players in the HoF.

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  • Deano - March 30 2014 07:20 AM

    What about QB Jim Plunkett, 2 Superbowls and Superbowl MVP. Why isn't he considered for the HOF

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  • Cosme - March 03 2014 07:44 PM

    Geno Cappelletti. The Paul Hornung of the AFL (even though he was a wide receiver and a kicker, not a running back and kicker). A five time AFL all-star. Geno Cappelletti should have been in the Hall of Fame years and years ago; and I will keep writing this until the sports writers of America put aside their jealousies and envy of Jerry Kramer: Jerry Kramer, author of perhaps the finest book ever written on professional football, "Instant Replay," should be in the Hall of Fame. Kramer's blocking helped put Starr, Taylor and Hornung into the Hall of Fame. Kramer's blocking greatly contributed to perhaps the definitive play in 1960's era football: the Green Bay power sweep. Kramer's blocking inspired Vince Lombardi to coin a definitive phrase in the football lexicon: "run to daylight." Kramer was a several time ALL Star and All Pro. He started and played on five NFL championship teams in seven years. Vince Lombardi, the greatest coach in the modern football era, called him the finest guard in the NFL. The Hall of Fame committee agreed and named Kramer not only on the ALL 1960's squad, but as the starting guard on the All Time NFL 50 year team. Kramer (even though he probably jumped off side and had a big assist from center Ken Bowman) threw the most iconic block in NFL history against Jethro Pugh in the 1967 NFL championship game (the Ice Bowl) to win the championship against the Cowboys in the last sixteen seconds of the game. Kramer has been in the final fifteen of Hall of Fame candidates several times. Each time he has been rejected. Why? The sportswriters of America are envious of his success as a writer. How can the man the Hall of Fame committee concluded was the finest guard in the first fifty years of the NFL NOT be in the Hall of Fame????? Additionally, in 1962 Kramer's kicking helped propel the Packers to a 13-1 season and a 16-7 victory in the championship game against the Giants. The '62 Packers were perhaps the best team in NFL history (certainly would have beaten the '72 Dolphins - and beaten them badly) and Kramer is not in the Hall? And yet Dave Robinson, Kramer's teammate, with less accomplishments at his position, is in the Hall of Fame? How has this happened? Dave Robinson has political connections with the powers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame selection process must be reformed.

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  • JimD5 - February 28 2014 05:30 PM

    Where is Jerry Kramer? He is more deserving of HOF recognition than at least half of the O-Linemen and many others who have ever been selected. This injustice to an absolutely fantastic athlete and man has made the NFL HOF the worst such organization in all of sports. I for one will boycott any HOF events and merchandise until #64, Lombardi's top guard, get the recognition he is due. Please join me.

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  • bachslunch - February 20 2014 02:53 PM

    More stuff. Folks: Kevin Greene, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Jerome Bettis, Tony Dungy, and Will Shields are getting elected soon enough -- my guess is Bettis, Shields, and Haley next year (along with Seau and Harrison) and Brown, Dungy, and Greene the year after that. Patience, please -- nobody on this list is in any danger of dropping to the Senior pool. Agreed with the sentiments that neither Haley nor Bettis would be elite HoF-ers when elected, but they won't be the worst such folks in either. And sorry, but "rings" don't matter in HoF arguments except for HotVG QBs, otherwise 4-ring guys like Rocky Bleier would already be in. Agreed, there are scads of Senior-eligible only players who belong in (including the already mentioned Drew Pearson, Eddie Meador, Jerry Kramer, Johnny Robinson, Jim Tyrer, L.C. Greenwood, Cliff Harris, Bobby Boyd, Dave Grayson, Chuck Howley, Robert Brazile, Dick Stanfel, Cliff Branch, Mac Speedie, Del Shofner, Jimmy Patton, Walt Sweeney, John Niland, Randy Gradishar, and Joe Fortunato), but at the rate of two per year, it'll take forever just to get these guys in, never mind Duke Slater, Lavvie Dilweg, Verne Lewellen, Ox Emerson, Riley Matheson, Al Wistert, Duane Putnam, Ed Budde, Dick Barwegan, Dick Schafrath, Jerry Smith, Pete Retzlaff, Billy Howton, Billy Wilson, Harold Jackson, Harold Carmichael, Gene Brito, Abe Woodson, Maxie Baughan, Larry Grantham, Bobby Dillon, Kenny Easley, and Lemar Parrish. Not, however, a big fan of long-career DBs with lean postseason honors (even with lots of INTs) for the HoF such as Riley, Fischer, Brown, or Tatum. Agreed that while Lee Roy Jordan and Tommy Nobis have decent HoF arguments, I'd like to see more OLBs from the time elected first. Also, getting in the deserving modern-era players now before they fall into the Senior pool seems wise -- otherwise, it makes the Senior backlog worse. Deena, agreed that Randy Gradishar should be in, but the most deserving Bronco snubs otherwise are regularly-eligible candidates (Mecklenburg, Atawater, maybe Terrell Davis if you like short-career guys) -- Lionel Taylor and Tombstone Jackson are the closest to Senior Broncos with any kind of case. And neither Kurt Warner nor Junior Seau are eligible until next year. 60s Fan, while I support Eddie Meador for the HoF, he's not the only DB from the 1960's All-Decade Team still not in the HOF -- Bobby Boyd isn't in, either, and I think should be. PembertonH, agreed that Gary Anderson belongs in, but so does Nick Lowery -- hopefully Morton Andersen makes in sooner or later, and with any luck the others will follow. jim welker, Gary Collins has lots of competition among Senior WRs, and you need to period adjust when comparing his numbers to WRs from other eras.

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  • bachslunch - February 20 2014 07:04 AM

    Lots to address here and will start with the Ray Guy vs. other punters issue. I support Guy for the HoF (solid argument that he's the best of his time and has the 6 1st team all-pro, 7 pro bowl, and 70s all-decade team selections to back it up), but he's not the only punter with a worthy argument. Jerrel Wilson certainly belongs in the conversation, and I'd plead especially for Tommy Davis (also a solid PK who was deadly accurate on XPTs) and Verne Lewellen (also a highly regarded back, played in 20s-30s). There's also guys Horace Gillom, Don Chandler, Reggie Roby, Rohn Stark, and Rich Camarillo to consider. But it's pretty clear that if Guy didn't get elected, none of these others had a chance. I say it's great Guy is in, and now we need to address these other worthies. And to those who think Guy is the first punter in the HoF -- he isn't. Sammy Baugh, Yale Lary, Norm Van Brocklin, Sid Luckman, Bob Waterfield, Charlie Trippi, Jackie Smith, and Lem Barney also punted during their careers, though they played other positions.

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  • bachslunch - February 20 2014 06:14 AM

    Congratulations to all who were elected. It's a solid class of deserving folks. And I say "well done" to the voting committee, who got it right and got the job done with minimal public fuss. They elected the two Seniors (both highly deserving) and helped break the WR logjam up further. This all stands in sharp contrast to the joke that voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame has devolved into -- such folks could learn a lot from the PFHoF voters.

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  • jim welker - February 19 2014 04:44 PM

    gary Collins n0.86 with the browns back in the 60,s should be in the hall. He had better records then most of the players that madeit. Give the guy a brake and get him on the balloit.

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  • Deena - February 18 2014 03:29 PM

    Once again Randy Gradishar was overlooked, as many Denver Broncos have been, I for one will be boycotting the HOF until the such time as #53 is inducted.as most fan of the Broncos are doing. Its time to look over his record on and off the field and realize he deserves as much if not more consideration than anyone else

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  • cosme - February 17 2014 06:24 PM

    Rocke: I know what you are thinking: Lee Roy Jordan does not have the pro bowls to merit entry into the Hall - and if this were the main standard, I would agree; but you must remember, Jordan played at middle linebacker during the era of Nitschke, Butkus, Nobis, Lanier, Mike Curtis, and Bill Bergy. All of them (even Curtis) were bigger than Jordan. Jordan played during the golden era of middle linebackers, but even players as diverse as Bob Lily and Hollywood Henderson, when they speak of Lee Roy Jordan, there is awe in their voice. Hollywood Henderson, who was irreverent and skeptical as to the comparative merits of starting white football players when compared to their black counterparts on the bench during the 1970's made it very clear that Lee Roy Jordan was one of the best football players he ever saw, played with or against, in his life. Henderson's opinion, in my mind, speaks volumes as had it not been for cocaine, Henderson could have become the original Lawrence Taylor - who, as I am sure you know, chose number 56 because that was Henderson's number. No, Lee Roy Jordan was more than the linebacking equivalent of a Don Perkins. He was a great player. But even if I am not persuading you, my point remains this: great old timers are being passed by in favor of modern players with inflated statistics. Pro Bowls during Jordan's era meant something. Today? So many players are chosen to appear for a made for television advertisement extravaganza that the import of being elected has been diluted.

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  • Cosme - February 16 2014 12:53 PM

    Rocke: Linebacker Joe Fortunado should be in the Hall of Fame RIGHT NOW, but a nonsensical Hall of Fame system makes the debate an issue over the merits of Charles Haley. Disgraceful. Randy Gradishar should be in the Hall of Fame right now, but the news media titters over the merits of Charles Haley's five super bowls. Tommy Nobis who should be in the Hall of Fame is not because the Hall of Fame system is focused on the "flavors of the month:" Charles Haley or kevin Greene. Chuck Howley - who dominated two Super Bowls in a manner similar to Lawrence Taylor - and had a career of sustained excellence is ignored because the focus is on the merits of Charles Haley or Kevin Greene. Lee Roy Jordan, who led the Doomsday Defense for years - pound for pound the greatest linebacker who ever played the game - is not considered while the media focuses on Kevin Green 160 sacks. The uninformed fan - like the modern voter - is being sold a proverbial "mess of pottage," by those in "control" of the system. I am not on facebook, but I would love to meet you.

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  • Rocke Sweaney - February 14 2014 08:20 PM

    Well, I am not surprised, that I agree 100 % with your post about every one of those Linebackers you mentioned. Everyone should be in the Hall. Well, if you are not on Facebook, but I take it that you live in the Canton area, for obvious reasons, I don't want to just post my Email address or phone number on this thread. However, I work at Fishers Foods in N. Canton, about 3/4 of a mile North of the K-Mart on Applegrove. Thursday and Sunday are my days off. Tuesdays I start work at 3:00 PM Definitely a good day to come in. I don't want to talk here about my HOF collection, but I am sure youwill enjoy it. Please stop in some time soon. Look forward to meeting you.

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  • Rocke Sweaney - February 13 2014 07:43 PM

    COSME.....MY HERO. Do you live in the Canton area like I do. If so, would LOVE to meet you. You take the time to try to educate everybody. I, honestly get so tired and fed up with people about what you just spent an hour typing up. I Love how people think because Haley was on five SB Champs he should be in the Hall.... Totally Clueless. If you are on Facebook, please find me.

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  • Cosme - February 13 2014 10:48 AM

    b Shepard: You are absolutely correct that Johnny Robinson should be in the Hall of Fame. It occurs to me that the standard used by the HOF voters for induction is based upon statistical standards which are no longer relevant to the modern game of football. For instance, Jim Brown's 12,000 plus rushing yards in the late 50's and early 60's is the "gold standard" in which modern backs are measured. yet, few people understand that if Jim Brown had run against his contemporaries in 16 game seasons, with modern blocking rules, and modern ball placement (in the old days, offensive lineman could NOT use their hands on defensive ball players AND the ball was placed at the hashmarks nearest to the sideline in which the runner was tackled, thus, in effect, creating de facto "extra" defenders on one side of the field...O.J. Simpson in 1973 benefitted by rule changes enumerated above, assisting him in running for 2000 yards), Jim Brown would easily have had several 2500 yard, 30 touchdown seasons in his career. Don Perkins, when he retired in 1968, was behind Jim Brown, Jim Taylor, Joe Perry and John Henry Johnson in career yardage rushed. However, despite his excellence running for a predominately expansion era Dallas Cowboys NO ONE can credibly claim Don Perkins deserves entry into the Hall of Fame. Yet, Jerome Bettis, who rushed for 13,000 plus yards has the cache amongst HOF voters to be placed into the Hall of Fame simply because voters are mesmerized by the illusion that he rushed for more yards than Jim Brown - the gold standard of running backs. If one analyzes the careers of Don Perkins and Jerome Bettis objectively, Don Perkins is more deserving of the Hall of Fame than Bettis; for Perkins assisted the Cowboy team into two classic hard fought NFL championship games against the Packers. Perkins helped lift the Cowboys from obscurity into prominence. Bettis, on the other hand, played for contenders throughout his career AND had it not been for a phenomenal tackle by Rothlesberger after his goal line fumble in the AFC championship game, Bettis NEVER would have been part of a championship team. HOF voters are mesmerized by recievers catching 1000 and more balls in their career. Yet, in the second to last play of Super Bowl X, Staubach passing into the end zone to Percy Howard to win the game, Mel Blount virtually tackled Howard before the ball arrived - and was not flagged. In the modern game, the ball would have been placed on the Steeler one yard line with one play to go. My point is this: receivers like Gary Collins, Del Shofner, Otis Taylor, Drew Pearson EARNED every catch they ever made - and yet HOF voters cluck about the "log jam" at the wide receiver position. There IS CERTAINLY a log jam: but the log jam begins with Mac Speedie, Del Shofner, Gary Collins, Boyd Dowler, Otis Taylor, Cliff Branch, Drew Pearson and perhaps even Harold Carmichael and Harold Jackson. The modern voter is mesmerized by the inflated statistics of the contemporary game in a manner similar to the Fed inflating our money. John Unitas made $100,000.00 a year towards the end of his career. Joe Flacco is making - what is it? - twenty million a year? Who can argue that Joe Flacco is worth 200 times what John Unitas was worth? Yet, the modern HOF induction system, as with the bastardization of the dollar, worships at the false idols of inflated statistics. Boyd Dowler not only caught touchdowns from Starr on third and one play action passes - he blocked like a fiend for Taylor and Hornung, helping the Packers to five NFL titles in seven years - and Dowler is not in the Hall of Fame? The "Bus" was a fine runner, but when his career is viewed objectively, he was less a running back than Don Perkins. Yet, one of these years soon, Bettis will be in the Hall. Shameful. A disgrace.

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  • Daddo - February 12 2014 03:20 PM

    Wasn't this Kurt Warner's first year of eligibility ?

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  • B SHEPARD - February 12 2014 12:41 AM

    I remain completely baffled year after year that KC Chief Johnny Robinson has yet to be named as an inductee? Loved watching that guy play! Maybe there just aren't enough members on the selection committee that were around to witness his significant contributions to the game. Hope this oversight will be corrected some day.

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  • Rocke Sweaney - February 11 2014 01:15 PM

    Hey John David Stone, Why not BEFORE you get on the HOF website, and call the HOF a Parody and a Travesty, why not do 30 SECONDS worth of homework. Seau is not yet eligible for Election. Please, we need MORE contributors like Cosme and me, NOT more "fans" that are totally clueless about football and the HOF.

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  • John David Stone - February 10 2014 11:04 PM

    Was this the late great Junior Seaus' first year of eligibility? If it was and he was not posthumously enshrined on his first ballot then this Chargers fan will consider the HOF to be nothing more than a parody and travesty of it's name. One of the best linebackers of all time should be elected on his first ballot whether living of dead.

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  • Cosme - February 09 2014 06:58 PM

    William Rice: You are correct. Randy Gradishar and Jerry Kramer should be in the Hall of Fame - and Rocke Sweeney is also correct: Jerome Bettis is the modern equivalent of a Rick Caseres or Don Perkins - a very good running back. Don Perkins retired after the 1968 season as the number five leading rusher in NFL history. This means that in the NFL's first 50 years, only five running backs had rushed for more yards than Don Perkins. Yet, no one is clamoring for Don Perkins to be in the Hall. Yet, Bettis is being considered as a final fifteen candidate... Jermome Bettis will eventually be elected into the Hall of Fame - while Randy Gradishar, Jerry Kramer,Jim Marshall, Eddie Meador, Walt Sweeney, Jim Tyrer, Otis Taylor, Drew Pearson and others - the truly greats of the game - languish at home (or are dead) knowing where they deserve to be in the Hall, but also knowing that unlike Dave Robinson, Michael Irwin or Michael Strahan, they lack the connections with Canton or the publicity of the media to ever have a chance. the Hall of Fame election system is almost criminally unfair.

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  • Eric Ebacher - February 09 2014 12:24 PM

    Another Raider gets inducted into the pro football hall of fame! woo-hoo!

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  • Rocke Sweaney - February 07 2014 07:49 PM

    So many of you people make me laugh. You have no clue. I am glad you aren't all as smart as COSME, or 60sFan. There wouldn't be anything to laugh out loud at. GET OVER IT !!!!!! Jerome Bettis and Charles Haley DO NOT BELONG IN THE HALL OF FAME. Even Rod Woodson said Bettis is NOT HOF worthy. He said this is the HALL OF FAME, NOT THE HALL OF THE VERY GOOD. The bus = 2 All-Pro seasons + 6 pro bowls = NOT HALL OF FAME WORTHY. Charles Haley = 2 All-Pro seasons + 5 pro bowls = NOT HALL OF FAME WORTHY. GOOD....VERY GOOD....MAYBE great..... but NOT HALL OF FAME GREAT.

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  • Mike Starnes - February 07 2014 02:36 PM

    For better or worse the players of the 50's 60's and now 70's are only getting in at a 2 per year clip. Otis Taylor - good lord, YAC was not a stat in his day but he must hold the all time record. When he played there was not a more dominant receiver. He put Len Dawson in the HoF. Then, as now, the election process was highly politicized. I'm sure voters today take it seriously but they do not display great knowledge of the games history or even common sense. Sure, there were no bad players elected this year, or for matter there are no bad players in the Hall, but there is no question the process needs a sharp overhaul. The "you put my guy in, I'll put your guy in" dynamic needs to be eliminated. Voting representation from the cities with teams is important but covering the team for a newspaper may not be the best criteria. Silent anonymous votes, limited debate time, voters without agendas, and exams that test knowledge and impartiality would help.

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  • William Rice - February 06 2014 06:36 PM

    Randy Gradishar and Jerry Kramer should be in the Hall.

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  • Ann Hunt - February 06 2014 05:11 PM

    Like many others who posted, I can not believe that Charles Haley was overlooked yet again. I understand that he had his personality problems but that did not diminish his effectiveness on the field and he has since, I believe, been diagnosed and treated for his anger issues. So it is okay to use a player's talent to win games and Super Bowls but not recognize him because of off the field issues? This is pure politics and I feel that your actions have diminished the credibility of the entire HOF. In fact, it is my opinion in light of everything, that he is actually being punished for a documented medical condition. Ask the men who played against him....I am sure they will support that he was deserving and a force to be reckoned with! I not longer consider this HOF as valid in any way.

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  • Cosme - February 06 2014 11:55 AM

    I need to add one more thing: if Michael Irwin can get elected to the Hall of Fame after nearly killing a Cowboy teammate by slicing and cutting his neck in a fight at the team barber - and with all his other criminal problems, Alex Karras should also be in the Hall despite the gambling imbroglio of 1962; and it is a shame and a disgrace that Ken Stabler, along with Staubach, Tarkenton, Bradshaw and Griese, one of the GREAT quarterbacks in the NFL during the 1970's is NOT in the Hall - and anyone who tries to argue with me that Ray Guy deserves induction before Stabler is divorced from reality. Stabler was the superior quarterback to Bradshaw and Griese and more responsible for the success of the Madden Raiders than Bradshaw or Griese was to the Steelers or Dolphins of that same era; and Jack Tatum. No one, not even Dick Butku****like Jack Tatum. Ask Earl Campbell if someone thinks this statement is hyperbole. Why we are arguing about the merits of John Lynch or Aeneus Williams or Michael Strahan when Alex Karras, Ken Stabler and Jack Tatum are not in the Hall is a consideration which underlines the trite truism: life (to include the Hall of Fame induction process) is unfair.

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  • Cosme - February 05 2014 04:42 PM

    I think about guard Walt Sweeney of the San Diego Chargers, a nine time pro bowl guard - or John Niland, a six time pro bowl guard for the Dallas Cowboys - on one of the best offensive lines in NFL history during the 1960's and early 1970's who are absolutely ignored by the current Hall of Fame system - Ralph Neeley, a member of the NFL team of all time 1960's greats for the Dallas Cowboys - who should have made the Hall of Fame before Rayfield Wright - and is being ignored by voters. The young people who are members of the media do not know or cannot remember the greatness of players such as these. Dave Robinson, a three time pro bowl linebacker, entered the Hall of Fame in 2013, but few fans know or realize that Robinson had connections and relationships with highly placed individuals in Canton, Ohio's Pro Football Hall of Fame. I am not disrespecting Dave Robinson. He deserves entry into the Hall of Fame; but before contemporary linebackers such as Chuck Howley or Tommy Nobis - or even before his teammate, guard Jerry Kramer? No. I do not understand how the voting system can favor modern era candidates such as Andre Reed when Otis Taylor made all the big plays in the 1969 playoffs to win games against the Raiders, the Jets and the Vikings. Indeed, Otis Taylor was the ONLY 1000 yard receiver in 1971. Back in the day when corners like Mel Blount could physically beat wide receivers the moment the ball was snapped until the receiver's hands were on the ball, gaining 1000 yards receiving was the equivalent a modern receiver gaining 2000 yards: yet, receivers such as Carter and Rice are glorified. The game in 2013 is NOT the same game of football that was played in the 1950's, 60's and 70's. Yet the magnificent accomplishments of "old timers" are being ignored in favor of the horrendously inflated statistics of modern football - which reminds me more and more of a hyperactive video game. Or Jim Marshall. Come on! The modern fan is arguing about the merits of Charles Haley when a grid iron war horse such as Jim Marshall is still outside the Hall? Or how about Mick Tinglehoff, one of the great centers in NFL history - is a forgotten man. The induction system must be reformed!

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  • perry roberts - February 05 2014 09:51 AM

    I am so glad Ray Guy is finally in the hall.I have been watching pro ball since the mid fifties,and he is the best punter i've ever seen,then and now.The player he was kicking to could eat a hambuger and drink a coke while the ball was in the air.Thanks for the memories Ray.You were and are the best punter who ever played pro ball.A georgia boy fan from Thomaston,ga. perry roberts

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  • ADL092756 - February 05 2014 07:45 AM

    Your comments on guys on the outside looking in has one notable name missing. He held for kicks, covered punts and kicks like a guided missile, returned punts and kicks, Pro-Bowl MVP, and was an above average backup to andre: The Baby-Faced Assassin, Steve Tasker

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  • Erik - February 05 2014 06:13 AM

    Charles Halley, media has a grudge against him.

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  • Erik - February 05 2014 06:06 AM

    another reason to hate the media and press, 5 ring holder denied again cause like Marshaun Lynch he doesn't like the media/press, nor do I

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  • 60sFan - February 04 2014 11:23 PM

    It sure is great to hear comments by such fans as "Cosme" and "JD"--particularly when their sentiments lie with the guys from "the glory days" and when the NFL was first being solidified. There are so many out there like Meador, Nobis, Kramer,Branch, etc., who are definitely Hall-worthy, but have not been able to get inducted because of the lopsided mathematics of they system of taking 2 Seniors and 5 Moderns each year. I know hindsight is 20-20, but I am not sure what the originators of the Hall were thinking when there was so much catching up to do in the beginning. Under the current system, these ironmen of the 60's will have to live very long lives to be able to know and feel that honor for what they achieved; if they don't live long enough, they'll never know. Let's hope there's a way for someone in a high position to get the backlog to the front of the line.

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  • MIke Starnes - February 04 2014 03:09 PM

    Thunderfoot did not play as long as Ray Guy and people might forget that RG also wanted to make every tackle. He would race down there and put a serious lick on anyone. As a DB at Southern MIss he was the meanest skinny on the field. Nobis absolutely deserves in (and before he is gone). Humphrey deserves in for sure but the unquestioned leader of that not so good Falcon team was Tommy Nobis - and for good reason. Everyone knows Jerry Kramer should be in the Hall but the voters. Please stop ignoring Jerome Bettis - we all need the Bus in Canton. The enshrinement process needs to move past the cronyism and political bloc mentality that, for no good reason, is kept behind closed doors.

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  • Cosme - February 04 2014 09:37 AM

    I mean no disrespect to Ray Guy, who deserves enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. However, Jerrel "thunderfoot" Wilson of the Kansas City Chiefs (1963-1977) had a greater punting average than Guy, and kicked towering, booming punts which made him a member of the all AFL team. Al Davis drafted Ray Guy number one in large part as a response to Jerrel Wilson and the battle for field position during the hey day of the Kansas City/Oakland rivalry. Ray Guy has received the publicity; but Jerrel Wilson was the superior punter and should have been the first punter inducted into the Hall of Fame. Andre Reed deserves enshrinement, but not before Drew Pearson, Cliff Branch, Otis Taylor, Boyd Dowler, Mac Speedie, Del Shofner or Gary Collins, wide receivers who in their era contributed more to their teams success than even Andre Reed. Claude Humphrey was long overdue for induction, but not before the greatest Atlanta Falcon of the all: Tommy Nobis - who was every bit the equal middle linebacker of Willie Lanier or Dick Butkus on the field. Michael Strahan? Another deserving inductee; but before Harvey Martin - who had more sacks in a fourteen game season than Strahan had in sixteen games? More than L.C. Greenwood of the Steel Curtain? More than Jerry Mays, the all AFL defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs? Walter Jones is a Hall of Fame stud; but who can argue that he was more dominant in his era than Jim Tyrer of the Chiefs. Yet, Tyrer is not in the Hall of Fame. Aeneas Williams is Hall of Fame worthy, but before Ed Meador or Johnny Robinson, Cliff Harris, Bobby Boyd, Dave Grayson, Pat Fisher, Larry Morris, Jack Tatum, Ken Riley, Booby Boyd, Dave Brown, Jake Scott or Everson Walls, now forgotten greats? Derrick Brooks is another super player deserving of induction: but before Chuck Howley; Lee Roy Jordan; Mike Curtis; Tommy Nobis, Robert Brazile and Andy Russell? No. The players listed above were as great in their era as Derrick Brooks is in his own. Yet, they are not in the Hall of Fame. I cannot understand how Jerry Kramer is not in the Hall of Fame - or Bob Kuechenberg or Dick Stanfel. there is a lot I do not understand. The back log of 'old timers' who are Hall worthy needs to be addressed and addressed soon - or the Hall of Fame will lose its credibility.

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  • J.D. - February 04 2014 02:24 AM

    It always amazes me the degree to which politics plays a role in who gets selected to the HOF. I would not on merit disqualify any player selected with the caveat that there were more deserving picks on Merit alone as well but side by side were excluded. Seriously Arneas Williams over Jack Tatum? Not even close except the sad injury Tatum caused. No Eddie D. Or Dungy? Dungy got excluded because Eddie D was out due to gambling fiasco. Gotta seem fair right? Look Bill Walsh was the best coach ever but a strong case can be made that without Eddie D. he would not be in Canton given their partnership and rep he created during the 5 SuperBowl run. Sad.

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  • Raider Fan - February 03 2014 11:00 PM

    As an old, and long time Raider fan even today when things have not been going good for a while, having Ray Guy into the H.O.F. is just so right especially to be the first at his position. At the time when he was playing even the opponents fans were watching Ray's kicks in envy. To see his foot fly up past his helmet and the ball go that high, the T.V. announcers always making comment on the hang time. You just new Ray was something special, and indeed he did change the game to the advantage of the Raiders by pinning the other team way back in their end of the field for the start of the drive. They then had to contend with Oakland's defence that was to put it simply, a hard task. Well done Ray. You deserves to be in Canton, and even your opponent's would agree.

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  • Craig Murden - February 03 2014 08:38 PM

    Congratulations Michael Strahan! Well deserved, you were the leader of the Giants for over a decade. Now if Phil Simms , Charlie Conerly and Jimmy Patton get in to the Hall!, I will be happy cGiant camper!

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  • Henry Morales - February 03 2014 10:02 AM

    CONGRATS!!! MICHAEL STRAHAN....BIGBLUE!!!

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  • JimD5 - February 03 2014 07:44 AM

    40 O-linemen in the HOF, but no JERRY KRAMER. WTF? Here are the 40: Larry Allen 1994-2007 Chuck Bednarik (C-LB) 1949-1962 Bob (Boomer) Brown (T) 1964-1973 Roosevelt Brown (T) 1953-1965 Lou Creekmur (T-G) 1950-1959 Dermontti Dawson (C) 1988-2000 Joe DeLamielleure (G) 1973-1985 Dan Dierdorf (T) 1971-1983 Frank Gatski (C) 1946-1957 Forrest Gregg (T-G) 1956, 1958-1971 Russ Grimm (G) 1981-1991 Lou Groza (T) (Also PK) 1946-1959, 1961-1967 John Hannah (G) 1973-1985 Gene Hickerson 1958-1973 Stan Jones (T-G, also DT) 1954-1966 Walter Jones 1997-2008 Jim Langer (C) 1970-1981 Larry Little (G) 1967-1980 Tom Mack (G) 1966-1978 Bruce Matthews (G, T, C) 1983-2001 Mike McCormack (T) 1951, 1954-1962 Randall McDaniel 1988-2001 Ron Mix (T) 1960-1969, 1971 Mike Munchak (G) 1982-1993 Anthony Muñoz (T) 1980-1992 Jonathan Ogden 1996-2007 Jim Otto (C) 1960-1974 Jim Parker (G-T) 1957-1967 Jim Ringo (C) 1953-1967 Willie Roaf (T) 1993-2005 Billy Shaw (G) 1961-1969 Art Shell (T) 1968-1982 Jackie Slater (T) 1976-1995 Bob St. Clair (T) 1953-1963 Dwight Stephenson (C) 1980-1987 Gene Upshaw (G) 1967-1981 Mike Webster (C) 1974-1990 Rayfield Wright 1967-1979 Ron Yary (T) 1968-1982 Gary Zimmerman (T) 1986-1997 - See more at: http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/positions.aspx#sthash.IIXdU50P.dpuf Many of these selection are an absolute joke compared to KRAMER.

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  • JimD5 - February 03 2014 07:44 AM

    40 O-linemen in the HOF, but no JERRY KRAMER. WTF? Here are the 40: Larry Allen 1994-2007 Chuck Bednarik (C-LB) 1949-1962 Bob (Boomer) Brown (T) 1964-1973 Roosevelt Brown (T) 1953-1965 Lou Creekmur (T-G) 1950-1959 Dermontti Dawson (C) 1988-2000 Joe DeLamielleure (G) 1973-1985 Dan Dierdorf (T) 1971-1983 Frank Gatski (C) 1946-1957 Forrest Gregg (T-G) 1956, 1958-1971 Russ Grimm (G) 1981-1991 Lou Groza (T) (Also PK) 1946-1959, 1961-1967 John Hannah (G) 1973-1985 Gene Hickerson 1958-1973 Stan Jones (T-G, also DT) 1954-1966 Walter Jones 1997-2008 Jim Langer (C) 1970-1981 Larry Little (G) 1967-1980 Tom Mack (G) 1966-1978 Bruce Matthews (G, T, C) 1983-2001 Mike McCormack (T) 1951, 1954-1962 Randall McDaniel 1988-2001 Ron Mix (T) 1960-1969, 1971 Mike Munchak (G) 1982-1993 Anthony Muñoz (T) 1980-1992 Jonathan Ogden 1996-2007 Jim Otto (C) 1960-1974 Jim Parker (G-T) 1957-1967 Jim Ringo (C) 1953-1967 Willie Roaf (T) 1993-2005 Billy Shaw (G) 1961-1969 Art Shell (T) 1968-1982 Jackie Slater (T) 1976-1995 Bob St. Clair (T) 1953-1963 Dwight Stephenson (C) 1980-1987 Gene Upshaw (G) 1967-1981 Mike Webster (C) 1974-1990 Rayfield Wright 1967-1979 Ron Yary (T) 1968-1982 Gary Zimmerman (T) 1986-1997 - See more at: http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/positions.aspx#sthash.IIXdU50P.dpuf Many of these selection are an absolute joke compared to KRAMER.

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  • charles sinchuk - February 02 2014 11:46 AM

    i thought they put togeather a good class. put johnny robinson and jerry kramer in next year. they are the two most deserving then get stanfel in . the only 50's all decade not in!!

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  • Brian McCall - February 02 2014 11:08 AM

    I really can't believe that these "so called experts", did not select "the bus". I think they should leave up to us, the fans, to pick the ones that deserve to get in.

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  • PembertonH - February 02 2014 10:52 AM

    Congratulations to the PFHoF Class of 2014. Well deserved! With respect for the Selection Committee's future consideration... Place kicker Gary Anderson retired in 2005 with 2,434 career points. At the time of Anderson's retirement, he was the NFL's All-Time Leading Scorer and never missed a game through an amazing 353 games (that was more games played than any other player ever). This 4-time Pro Bowl veteran wore an old school one-bar facemask throughout a 23 season career playing for the Steelers, Eagles, Forty-Niners, Vikings and Titans. He was selected to the NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team and 1990s All-Decade Team, and to the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team. He was a scoring machine. POINTS win ballgames. Anderson won ballgames! One of the NFL's all-time greatest - you can't ask for much better. Kicker Gary Anderson has earned NFL fan respect and deserves to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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  • Dan - February 02 2014 10:49 AM

    Finally. Ray Guy, who was an "impact player" before anyone thought up the term, is in the HOF. Congratulations are long overdue.

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  • Brian - February 02 2014 09:06 AM

    A lot of great talent has been overlooked in the past. However, I do have to congratulate Ray Guy for finally getting in! Well deserved!

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  • Claudia Nowak - February 02 2014 08:44 AM

    I like the bills they are my home team

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  • gary gilbert - February 02 2014 05:35 AM

    In terms of body of work Charles Haley is so much more deserving than Michael Strahan at this time! No other player has 5 Superbowl Rings for openers.

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  • Cindy - February 02 2014 02:51 AM

    YEAH, RAY GUY is IN The HALL! I have been commenting here every year in support of Ray who played his high school ball in my town. Everyone in Thomson, GA is talking about his election to the HOF right now....we are so proud....FINALLY, the voters got it right.

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  • Peyton - February 02 2014 12:52 AM

    2 things: Thank goodness Ray Guy finally got in! Legendary punter and athlete, the absolute best at his position that ever played, and that's what the HOF is supposed to be about. Also, there is no doubt in my mind that Strahan was elected because he is on TV all the time. He was good, but better than the others of the final 25 that didn't get in? No. Just more popular. And that is a shame. He couldn't carry Charles Haley's jock strap.

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  • Matthew Sarratt - February 02 2014 12:06 AM

    Congrats to the entire 2014 HOF Class!!!! Especially, Ray Guy, the man who invented the phrase "Hang Time" and caused all the networks to display a stopwatch in the corner of the screen during all punt plays during his era.

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  • Christopher - February 01 2014 11:04 PM

    Congratulations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014. This honor is a testament to the hard work and dedication it takes to play the game of football professionally.

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  • gee-bee - February 01 2014 10:40 PM

    Finally RAY GUY in the hall! Years over due...this is cool.............................

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  • 60sFan - February 01 2014 10:22 PM

    Congratulations to the Class of 2014--especially to the first punter in the HOF, Ray Guy, and to Claude Humphrey---two guys who have waited years and years for NFL's highest honor. While many will be unhappy that their player was not chosen, I think it's worse for those deserving players who have waited 20,30,40+ years and still are not in. One such player is Ed Meador, the L.A. Rams' defensive captain of the Fearsome Foursome under HOF coach George Allen. Meador is the only DB from the 1960's All-Decade Team who is still not in the HOF. Retiring after the 1970 season, Meador still holds the Rams' interception and fumble recovery records, which is why he was a 6-time Pro Bowl selection. Here's hoping Meador gets in with the Class of '15.

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  • JR - February 01 2014 09:19 PM

    At Last: A Punter!

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  • Edward G. Torrez - February 01 2014 08:06 PM

    Ok, again,Drew Pearson n Haily maybe the only player with 5 SuperBowl rings n denied!!!! WTF?? I don't think the buss desrves it, not yet anyway. The ****ing voters are a bunch of haters/Douchbags/****heads!!! There way more pay Cowboys players more deserving than Sanders, Strahan, n Lawrence Taylor. WTF??? Is ducking wrong with these mentally, hatimg so call voters??? They can All Duck each other or maybe get LT to ****them Alll. Bunch of Mutha****ers!!!!

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  • kenny - February 01 2014 07:26 PM

    the h.o.f. suck big time!!!, how can u pass up a wr who has set records but you put a wr who has lost 4sb n hasnt set a record....thats a bunch of b.s.!!!

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  • kenny - February 01 2014 07:24 PM

    the h.o.f. suck big time!!!, how can u pass up a wr who has set records but you put a wr who has lost 4sb n hasnt set a record....thats a bunch of b.s.!!!

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  • Darrell - February 01 2014 06:57 PM

    Kevin Greene denied? Cmon man!!

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  • HOFisAJoke - February 01 2014 06:44 PM

    How do you pass up the Bus again? Did the Ballot get lost in Strahan's gap?

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