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#1 VaBeach_Eagle

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

Today's the day they are announced. Any predictions?

The finalists are:

WR Cris Carter (1987-2002): Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins
G/T Larry Allen* (1994-2007): Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers
DT Warren Sapp* (1995-2007) Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders
OT Jonathan Ogden* (1996-2007): Baltimore Ravens

LB Dave Robinson (1963-74) Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins
DT Curley Culp (1968-81): Kansas Chiefs, Houston Oilers, Detroit Lions

Head Coach Bill Parcells (1983-90, 1993-99, 2003-06): New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys



WR Andre Reed (1985-2000) Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins
DE/LB Kevin Greene (1985-99): St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers
DE/LB Charles Haley (1986-96, 1999): San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys

WR Tim Brown (1988-2004): Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CB/S Aeneas Williams (1991-2004): Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams

G Will Shields (1993-2006) Kansas City Chiefs
DE Michael Strahan* (1993-2007): New York Giants
RB Jerome Bettis (1993-2005): St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers

Owner/NFL President Art Modell (1961-2011): Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens
Eddie Debartolo, Jr. (1977-2000): San Francisco 49ers owner


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Is it too much to put Strahan, Sapp and Allen in in one class? Parcells and Modell as well... Maybe Cris Carter gets in to add a splash of offense

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

Wow, i could see a player like Larry Allen not making it with all of those greats in there. Some of those names easily make it in a different class

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

I'm curious to see if Tim Brown gets in or if maybe his recent comments may keep him out for another year (or more).

I think Stragap gets in and if he does then it'd be a good time for Parcells, then the Gnats will play in the HOF Game. Of Sapp also gets in then it'll be the Gnats and Bucs in the HOF game, though I'd love to see Sapp get snubbed for a year or two.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

Wow, i could see a player like Larry Allen not making it with all of those greats in there. Some of those names easily make it in a different class



"Larry Allen not making it with all those greats"....he IS one of those greats. First ballot, easily.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

Tim Brown didn't make the cut to 10. Not a big surprise for me.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

I wonder if Carter gets denied again.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

The final 10 are:

Allen
Bettis
Carter
Haley
Ogden
Parcells
Reed
Sapp
Strahan
Williams


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Carter made it, as did Sapp. Strahan did not. Ogden and Parcells did also.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Surprised Strahan didn't make it, happy Carter finally made it.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

I'm a bit surprised that Haley didn't get in this time.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

Pretty strong class. Surprised Strahan didn't get in. Glad Carter finally did.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

Modern Class
WR Cris Carter (1987-2002): Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins
G/T Larry Allen* (1994-2007): Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers
DT Warren Sapp* (1995-2007) Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders
OT Jonathan Ogden* (1996-2007): Baltimore Ravens
Head Coach Bill Parcells (1983-90, 1993-99, 2003-06): New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys

Sr. Class
LB Dave Robinson (1963-74) Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins
DT Curley Culp (1968-81): Kansas Chiefs, Houston Oilers, Detroit Lions

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

what a joke Strahan didnt get in. :roll:

this is why the HOF is a joke. Its the writers way of making themselves feel important. Strahan was the best pass rusher of his generation and has the sack record for a season, won a SB, is among the all time leaders in sacks and had no off-field problems. Mmmkay

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

what a joke Strahan didnt get in. :roll:

I'm a bit surprised by that, honestly though, if given my choice and I had to pick one of two to get in, I'd take him over Sapp. Haley should have gotten the nod over Sapp though.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

I'm a bit surprised by that, honestly though, if given my choice and I had to pick one of two to get in, I'd take him over Sapp. Haley should have gotten the nod over Sapp though.

i dont get why there is a limit everyone nominated deserved it. Are they trying to make it more exclusive or something? Writers making it about the writers again.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Larry may be the best Guard of all-time and he doesn't get in?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

i dont get why there is a limit everyone nominated deserved it. Are they trying to make it more exclusive or something? Writers making it about the writers again.

I understand the limit, if there was no limit then you could end up with a class of 50. It kind of cheapens it. Make it exclusive and it means more.

Larry may be the best Guard of all-time and he doesn't get in?

:huh: He got in.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

Sapp over Strahan, with absolutely no bias whatsoever, is quite the joke.

Ah well, theres always next year. Its a good, strong class overall.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Sapp over Strahan, with absolutely no bias whatsoever, is quite the joke.

Ah well, theres always next year. Its a good, strong class overall.

I am biased against Strahan but I agree.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Glad that CC got in...

screw sapp

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

Glad that CC got in...

screw sapp

Yeah, it always pissed me off that Buddy cut him. We had a future Hall of Fame WR and cut him. Further back in our history, we had a future Hall of Fame QB and traded him to the Redskins!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

Yeah, it always pissed me off that Buddy cut him. We had a future Hall of Fame WR and cut him. Further back in our history, we had a future Hall of Fame QB and traded him to the Redskins!

You do know that buddy Ryan cut him because of his drug / alcohol abuse don't you?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Yeah, it always pissed me off that Buddy cut him. We had a future Hall of Fame WR and cut him. Further back in our history, we had a future Hall of Fame QB and traded him to the Redskins!


He had alcohol and drug abuse, large amounts of ecstasy and marijuana being his drugs of choice. Any coach would of have cut him.

He still credits Buddy Ryan for helping him turn his life around as a result.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

You do know that buddy Ryan cut him because of his drug / alcohol abuse don't you?

You do know that "it always pissed me off" is used in the past tense, don't you? You also further know that it wasn't widely known about the drug and alcohol abuse back then, don't you? You also further know that in the 80's we didn't have Wikipedia to use or Google or an EMB or a PE.COM or all of the other resources that are available now, don't you?

Yes, I know that now and I've know it for a number of years now. I didn't know it back then though so it "pissed me off" (past tense).

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

I hope modell never gets in

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

He had alcohol and drug abuse, large amounts of ecstasy and marijuana being his drugs of choice. Any coach would of have cut him.

He still credits Buddy Ryan for helping him turn his life around as a result.

You do know that "it always pissed me off" is used in the past tense, don't you? You also further know that it wasn't widely known about the drug and alcohol abuse back then, don't you? You also further know that in the 80's we didn't have Wikipedia to use or Google or an EMB or a PE.COM or all of the other resources that are available now, don't you?

Yes, I know that now and I've know it for a number of years now. I didn't know it back then though so it "pissed me off" (past tense).



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

Chris Carter is the ukn man! Love him on Mike & Mike. Makes me not completely hate life when up too damn early to go to work when I'd rather be in bed sleeping.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

Yeah, it always pissed me off that Buddy cut him. We had a future Hall of Fame WR and cut him. Further back in our history, we had a future Hall of Fame QB and traded him to the Redskins!


Donovan really isn't that far back in history.

:whistle:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

Donovan really isn't that far back in history.

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But Sonny Jurgensen is...