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Should Chuck Howley be in the HOF

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Jul 2, 2014.

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Should Chuck Howley be inducted into the HOF

Absolutely! He was All Pro 5 times and Dallas was a top seven defense 10 of 13 years he played 49 vote(s) 94.2%
No. He was a very good player but not deserving of the HOF 3 vote(s) 5.8%
  1. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    100K?
    No wonder there are so many bitter old NFL guys around today!
  2. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys under Schramm were renowned for having the lowest salaries in the league.
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    I gave up a very long time ago on the HOF. Having said that, there is no question that he is deserving. Does that mean he'll ever get in? Probably not.
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  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'll admit it used to frustrate the hell out of me. Once I understood what the problem was it all made sense. Now I'm just kind of meh with the whole thing.
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I still think some of these guys will get in.
  6. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    if he had played for the Steelers in the 70s he'd be in
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  7. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Hey, he is the only player on a losing team to be named MVP. A great player who should be in HOF, a big reason for 1st Super Bowl win vs Miami. And for the record I was alive at that time and watched that game.
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  8. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    The people presenting the trophy refused to give it to Duane Thomas who won the voting. There was chaos and they finally made a 'safe' pick in Roger.

    Roger was good in that game but the running game and defense won that game. Howley intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in that game. His INT return for 41 yds in the 4th qtr led to a score and helped ice the game. Each team only had about 100 yards passing. Roger was 12/19 and had two TDs. Miami converted 3 third down conversions and only had 80 net rushing yds (one sack was for -29yds). We had 252 rushing yards. Garrison had 74 and Thomas 95 yds. I believe that is the only SB with the defense throwing a TD shutout.

    BTW, Dallas had 11 future HOFers on that team. Hopefully that list grows by at least one before I go under.
  9. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Renowned? I would say "infamous.";)
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  10. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    That reminds me of an interview I saw with Duane Thomas who said he was only making $25,000 a year. He said he and several players were having to get jobs during the offseason to make ends meet.
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  11. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    And Tex was the main person that turned Thomas against the Cowboys. Tex lied to him; to be fair Tex lied to others as well including a couple in the HOF. So it wasn't personal I suppose. OTOH, Duane was rather....difficult....to deal with.
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  12. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I remember in the interview Thomas said Tex lied to him and he still sounded bitter.
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  13. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Is the Pope, Catholic ?
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  14. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Picks from the LB.....
  15. ehcrossing

    ehcrossing Well-Known Member

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    He certainly should be.
  16. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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  17. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious what makes you say that? Do you believe there is a bias? I do personally, it makes no sense that Howley, Harris and Pearson aren't in the HOF. I was listening to NFL radio yesterday and they were talking about Steve McNair getting into the HOF and one of the guys was a voter
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  18. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Yes, there is a bias and a Dallas voter has commented on it multiple times. He's very frustrated and says they won't get in until some older guys who vote are gone. FWIW.
  19. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    except for the super stars of that era having offseason jobs was the NORM. It did not really start to change until the late 70's for the majority of players; and not until the 90's for everyone.
  20. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    there was a pretty famous sportswriter that quit the HOF committee over some of what he had seen. Wish I remembered who it was.

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