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Football Hall Finalists for 2011: How do you pick just 7?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Here's who the voters get to haggle over:

    Running backs Curtis Martin, Jerome Bettis and Marshall Faulk
    Cornerback Deion Sanders
    Offensive tackle Willie Roaf
    Receivers Tim Brown, Andre Reed and Cris Carter
    Center Dermontti Dawson
    Defensive ends Richard Dent, Charles Haley and Chris Doleman
    Defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy
    Tight end Shannon Sharpe
    NFL filmmaker Ed Sabol
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Football Hal Finalists for 2011: How do you pick just 5?

    Faulk, Roaf, Brown, Reed and Dent.

    Who is Hal?
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I think Hal played for the Kansas City Chefs.

    I think Faulk and Deion are locks. After that you've got a couple guys who are overdue to get in (Carter, Dawson). If Tim Brown goes in before Cris Carter, there's something wrong with the voting.
    Cortez Kennedy is a finalist? Really? He was a great player, but a hall of famer?
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Haley has to get in at some point. I think Martin and Bettis will get in, too, though I don't think any of those three are locks to get in this time around.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Almost criminal how Sabol isn't in already.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Good point. I was looking at the players, but Sabol should have been in long ago.
  7. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Make Deion wait.

    A cover corner and kick returner. Not an all-around corner like Mike Haynes or Night Train Lane.

    Just to watch him throw a fit.

    Martin and Faulk. In.

    Roaf and Dawson. Offensive linemen represent.

    Richard Dent's waited long enough.

    God forbid what Haley might do in Canton, but outofplace is right. He has to get in at some point.

    If you read Pearlman's book, maybe Scott Case can present Haley and then ... uh .... never mind.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I can't stand Deion Sanders. I would love to see the whiny meltdown if he wasn't voted in on the first try, but it won't happen and it shouldn't. I know he was nearly useless against the run, but he was so damn good in coverage.
  9. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    not who i would pick personally, but how i see it going

  10. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Even if you hate Deion, he needs to go in first ballot. Martin and Bettis will get in eventually, but they can go in after Faulk.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Who was also probably the best cover corner of the 90s. Knocking him for that is like saying Barry Sanders shouldn't have been a first-ballot HOFer because he wasn't an integral part of the Lions' passing game.
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