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Mike & Mike: Clayton suggests Larry Allen could miss the HOF this year w/Audio #125

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Was watching Mike and Mike this morning and John Clayton suggests that due to the quality of the HOF candidates, Ogden, Sapp, Strahan, Parcells, and somebody else I can't recall that Larry Allen, being a guard, could miss out on this year's HOF vote.

    BTW, Clayton is a HOF voter.
  2. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    If Larry Allen isn't a first ballot HOFer, I'll never watch it again.
  3. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    That would be a complete travesty. Sapp gets in but not Allen? All Sapp was was a DT.

    Allen is probably the best guard of all time, not just during the 90's. Gimme a break.
  4. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

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    Wow. That would be criminal.
  5. LittleD

    LittleD Well-Known Member

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    Many writers can't stand the Cowboys and try to convice all of us that we just lucked into 3 SB's all those years ago. Was Ogden that good? Larry is one of the greatest lineman of all time and if these guy's bias win the day...then it's just sad...

    Ask Sapp & Strahan if they think Allen was a chump???
  6. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    lol unbelievable.
  7. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    Ogden was that good. I mean incredible.

    However it's a pathetic shame that they only allow a certain amount of players in each year. Allen should easily be first ballot, but not too many guards get in to begin with these days...he will get in though.

    I wonder who the other person was...Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Charles Haley, Kevin Greene ? Hmm...out of those maybe Cris Carter deserves his spot as well.

    But I agree that Sapp should be the one that misses out this time around.
  8. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Why should Sapp even get in?
  9. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I'm sorry, but Ogden and Parcells do not deserve to go in before LA.
  10. JackWagon

    JackWagon Well-Known Member

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    Neither does Sapp.
  11. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Ogden and Parcells? Definitely they deserve to go in.

    But Sapp before Larry Allen?

    Not right.
  12. LittleD

    LittleD Well-Known Member

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    Larry played tackle & guard. He played guard in his later years and still no one wanted to go up against him. No way Ogden is even sniffing LA's jock in talent & performance. Geez!!!
  13. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Larry was a better O-Lineman (remember, he was an Pro Bowler at LG, RG and RT) than Sapp was a DT or Strahan was a DE. And I have a fair amount of respect for those two, but compared to Larry he's so far ahead of Sapp. People forget how Sapp became very one dimensional around 2000-ish. Strahan is a bit closer of a race, but I can't see him as better than Larry.

  14. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    "Larry Allen is simply the best offensive lineman ever
    to play in the NFL. Hands down"
    - John Madden

    "We call him the legalized killer. He doesn't just
    block people, he hurts people. He's probably the only guy who you watch on film who makes you cringe."
    - Michael Strahan

    "No doubt Larry was the most dominating guy in
    the league, and it may not even be close."
    - Deion Sanders

    "The saddest thing is how many players will
    watch him on film during the week and then
    they pull up with some mysterious injury or flu or
    something. We call that catching 'Allen-itis.'"
    - Michael Strahan
  15. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Well-Known Member

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    Why are people surprised Sapp and Strahan gets in?

    They are part of the media now. NFL network probably making pitches for Sapp. Strahan has Fox and Kelly people to help him.

    At the end of the day, it is about entertainment and ratings. Allen maybe a better football player but people would rather see Sapp or Strahan.
  16. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    Not that he didn't play tackle. That he primarily played guard and is regarded as such. The guy was a beast, and it is certainly a slight.

    I wasn't knocking him at all. Moreso the HOF voters.
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    LA was better than Ogden. Not even close frankly.

    Not surprised that already some are coming up with excuses to leave LA out.

    It will come down to the presentation at the meeting. Whoever does it for LA needs to knock it out of the park.
  18. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Coaches are supposed to be way later than any qualified players

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Larry Allen was very, very good. I don't know if I can say he was better then Ogden but by the same token, I don't know that if somebody said Larry was better, they may not be correct. Would hate to have to live between the difference.
  20. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    I vote for John Madden. He loved him some Larry Allen.


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