Thinking Out Loud: Terrell Owens and the Hall of Fame

Thinking Out Loud: Terrell Owens and the Hall of Fame

Controversy has covered Terrell Owens better than most defensive backs ever managed. This week’s Hall of Fame induction stir and his refusal to attend line up perfectly with T.O.’s playing days. If reports are true, T.O. chose to skip the induction ceremony likely because of feeling slighted by writers over his career, with the cherry on top being waiting too long to induct him into the Hall of Fame. His decision is sad for two reasons. First, Owens is missing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is his one chance to be welcomed as an equal peer by every Hall of Famer in attendance. All the respect he could ever need will be there in Canton, Ohio. Unfortunately for him, he’s choosing not to attend. I have never met Terrell Owens and don’t know his background outside of football, but my guess is that over the years this decision will end up being one of the biggest regrets of his life. Secondly, […]

Thinking Out Loud: The 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

SENIOR NOMINEES The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced two senior nominees for its 2016 induction class. The Seniors Committee, comprised of nine members on a rotating basis, selects the senior nominees. Nominees must be retired for at least 25 years. We’ve discussed My recent post countered Peter King of Sports Illustrated, declaring Stabler as more than worthy. King, however, has an actual vote in the process, and it will be interesting to see whom the rest of the voters agree with. Who else has three of the most iconic plays in history – the “Sea of Hands” game, the “Ghost to the Post,” and the “Holy Roller” – to his quarterbacking credit? Stabler also almost nearly won the “Immaculate Reception” game with a 30-yard scramble to put the Raiders ahead 7-6 in the fourth quarter. Most arguments against Stabler tend to be statistically based. Here’s a statistic to mull over: of the quarterbacks who rank in the Top 50 […]

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