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MCCLAIN: This may be Wright's last chance at Hall

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    and how many great safeties from "back then" were named to the "all decade" team?
  2. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Landry's word may be golden in the real world, as it should be..... as far as the HOF goes, you have a bunch of morons being used as voters who routinely use criteria in their voting that they are not suppose to.
  3. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    :hammer:


    Good morning Sarge
  4. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Good morning Pops. Buried in 2 feet of snow here. :eek:
  5. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Sorry to hear that........Remember, Hos doesn't know what snow is..maybe you should send him a little. :D
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Hos doesn't know what snow is? Why does that not suprise me? ;)

    I'll send him all of mine.
  7. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    A lot of people have already responded to this, but this kind of thinking is what's keeping guys like Harris, Pearson, and Wright out of the HOF. It's a vague statement that sounds good, until you look at the fact that there realy does exist concrete proof that (back when they played) these players were greatly valued--by their peers.

    It's their "devaluation," having taken place over time, that is keeping these players out of the HOF and denying them their rightful place among their peers that they once held. What's causing the devaluation? How is it that some voter's opinion, 30 years after the fact, holds more validity than the opinions of the players and coaches who were these players' contemporaries?

    Back before fans were allowed to vote for the Pro Bowl, there exists recorded proof of which players were believed (by coaches and other players) to be among the best in the game. Any player who received this kind of recognition as many as five times should be seriously considered for induction into the HOF.

    Any player who was voted to five Pro Bowls, AND won a championship should automatically be a finalist for HOF induction. Currently there are 35 such players who are not in the Hall of Fame, and 12 of them are Dallas Cowboys.

    George Andrie
    Cornell Green
    Charles Haley
    Cliff Harris
    Chuck Howley
    Michael Irvin
    Lee Roy Jordan
    Nate Newton
    John Niland
    Jay Novacek
    Mark Stepnoski
    Rayfield Wright

    Any of the players on this list who made five Pro Bowls before fan voting began in the 90's, and some after, deserve very serious consideration for the hall. And fans deserve an explanation as to why the Cowboys have 12 players on this list and no other NFL team has more than four.

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