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News: PFT: Deion Sanders: They're letting too many players into the Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Reality, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

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    Does it really matter though?

    The hall of fame is really just a way to recognize and honor great players and coaches who have had a big impact on the game.

    it’s also just a place to fans to go and remember and celebrate the history of the game.

    is it really that big of a deal who gets in? its all subjective.
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  2. 75boyz

    75boyz Well-Known Member

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    I don't know which adjectives to describe the vote criteria applies anymore as either selective, subjective, east coast bias or longevity participation.

    If a good/very good RB (but certainly not one of the best of All Time) like Curtis Martin basically gets in based on what I assumed were decent numbers and longevity I guess additional wings need to start opening up for skill players of this era.

    Especially QBs and WRs, because the modern day game stat numbers are gonna continue to dwarf past history stat numbers and skew the real meaning of being chosen as one of the best at your position of all time.

    It's gotten to where if a certain baseball level type numbers thresh hold is met in some cases they are voted in and then you are still left scratching your head if 5 other guys with similar numbers and careers are not voted in.
    Guess there is some politics involved too.

    Curtis Martin ain't no Hall of Famer.

    Come on...
  3. 75boyz

    75boyz Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding post. Thought you chose 2 perfect player examples and your criteria is spot on. Nice job.
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  4. Creeper

    Creeper Well-Known Member

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    Pretty soon it will be like the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame where anybody who sold a record gets in.
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  5. gjkoeppen

    gjkoeppen Well-Known Member

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    I somewhat agree with part of what you said. The part of being the best during that players era. The problem with going with that is even at that position the player was the best at then it doesn't mean that he was comparable to the best in all the eras and I think that is or if it's not should be the measuring stick. Also to use something else you said, by saying that there will be a minimum of 6 inductees instead of if they only feel using the comparing to the best all time at that position there is only 2 or 3 players that should get in the other 3 or 4 players would be getting a participation trophy by getting in.
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  6. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    Look up Dick “Night Train” Lane and educate yourselves, regarding what a 100% do-it-all CB really was/is.
  7. gjkoeppen

    gjkoeppen Well-Known Member

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    Yes Lane is one of the best all time and he was a hitter and yes he still holds the record for most picks in a season. Maybe announcers, analysts and sportswriters shouldn't forget about him and maybe because Sanders played more recently, but that still doesn't change the fact that most in the sporting world say Sanders is the best corner ever or at the very least belongs in the HOF.
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  8. 75boyz

    75boyz Well-Known Member

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    No my post was definitely meant to say All Time and not era so sorry if it implied otherwise.
    My case in point just off the top of my head honestly of guys who I consider just as good a talent as Curtis Martin of that particular era would be names like Ricky Williams, Watters, Bryant Westbrook, Cory Dillon, Tiki Barber, etc.

    Not to say Martin's numbers are not superior or whatever but I consider these guys just off the top of my head as just as good.
  9. ESisback

    ESisback Well-Known Member

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    All true! I doubt anyone sees it as much of a “life or death struggle”, just debating the merits. Plus, some folks are obsessed with being “right”.
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  10. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    You know what I mean. The “Pro Football” Hall of Fame is watered down. Let’s eat too many guys in. It needs to follow the way Baseball does it. It’s an actual honor.

    the “Pro Football” hall of fame is the Pro Bowl of hall of fames ...just about everyone gets in. It’s no longer special.
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  11. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    He was a great CB. He just wouldn’t tackle.:D
  12. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    Namath is in for more than just his SB win.
  13. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    You are making claims with no evidence. Less than 1% of all players that have played professional football get in. That contradicts your claim that "just about everyone gets in". Your claim is factually not true by a long shot. It is clearly a rare honor to be a member of that HoF.
  14. DandyDon52

    DandyDon52 Well-Known Member

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    They should take him out to make room for some new guys !
    What he is saying is this dilutes his own greatness ! lol
  15. cowboysfan99

    cowboysfan99 Well-Known Member

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    He has the lowest completion percentage of any HOF QB (50.1%), he had a losing record as a starting QB (62-63-4), he only made the playoffs twice (lost the first game the only other time), and he's also the only HOF QB who has more career interceptions than touchdowns (173 TDs vs. 220 INTs).
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  16. ItzKelz

    ItzKelz Well-Known Member

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    And he would be wrong IMO. If you're not considered to be one of the greatest ever at your position when you retire then you shouldn't get in.
  17. panchucko

    panchucko It's Back

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    He just doesn’t want Romo to get in.
  18. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    I mean....how delusional has our fan base become? Questioning the validity of Deion Sanders?!?! Way to back up your position with FACTS!!!

    Jerry has compromised this fanbase for the worse. We have been blinded by glitz and glamour and FACTS are completely ignored!!!
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  19. America's Cowboy

    America's Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    That motto pretty much would wipe out about 75% of all current inductees.
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  20. America's Cowboy

    America's Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    lol. You may be right.

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