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2021-02-07 2:42:06 AM  
Good call submitter. Sportsball = bo-ring.
 
2021-02-07 3:04:19 AM  
I remember when SOME were complaining that Charles Woodson won the Heisman. Yet, in his first year of eligibility Woodson is voted into the HoF.

Now, here's the thing. I had a point. I was warming it up and everything. An actual, you know ... point. Problem is, I've been drinking. A lot.

So ...
 
2021-02-07 3:41:29 AM  
Faneca finally gets the call he deserved.
 
2021-02-07 5:26:04 AM  
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2021-02-07 8:04:08 AM  
Boselli is never getting in, is he
 
2021-02-07 9:04:37 AM  
Peyton Manning, the guy who teabagged a trainer in college, conducted an ugly smear campaign against his sexual assault victim, blamed his PED use on his wife, and then said "How Dare You Talk about My Wife!."  Beloved as a moral, good old boy, family man by millions of mid westerners, for donating some money once in a a while?

That Peyton Manning?  How special.  Truly proof that you can get away with anything as long as you're rich, white and connected.  An American success story.
 
2021-02-07 9:06:04 AM  
Thought Woodson was already in...learned something new.
 
2021-02-07 9:19:15 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Thought Woodson was already in...learned something new.


Is Rod Woodson in the hall?
 
2021-02-07 9:20:26 AM  
Calvin Johnson? Yes he was good, but HOF good? I doubt it.

In that case can we please get Rod Smith in there?
 
2021-02-07 9:21:15 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Peyton Manning, the guy who teabagged a trainer in college, conducted an ugly smear campaign against his sexual assault victim, blamed his PED use on his wife, and then said "How Dare You Talk about My Wife!."  Beloved as a moral, good old boy, family man by millions of mid westerners, for donating some money once in a a while?

That Peyton Manning?  How special.  Truly proof that you can get away with anything as long as you're rich, white and connected.  An American success story.


This.

Peyton Manning is the Barry Bonds of football. Has a whole bunch of records, has a whole bunch of apologists, and has a whole bunch of forehead for reasons that are fairly obvious. Except we dare not talk about why Peyton's forehead magically kept growing. Because reasons. We like Peyton after all.

Right?
 
2021-02-07 9:22:33 AM  

tnpir: Calvin Johnson? Yes he was good, but HOF good? I doubt it.

In that case can we please get Rod Smith in there?


Same thing could be said about john lynch.
 
2021-02-07 9:27:14 AM  

Muzzleloader: tnpir: Calvin Johnson? Yes he was good, but HOF good? I doubt it.

In that case can we please get Rod Smith in there?

Same thing could be said about john lynch.


Or Drew Pierson.
 
2021-02-07 9:27:24 AM  
Drew Pearson finally got in.
 
2021-02-07 9:53:54 AM  
I am really happy for Tom Flores.

/Damn shame his tenure in Seattle wasn't as good as his time with the Raiders.
//And BTW, the recent Al Davis documentary on ESPN was great.
///Despite the weird/bad CGI.
 
2021-02-07 9:56:00 AM  

tnpir: Calvin Johnson? Yes he was good, but HOF good? I doubt it.

In that case can we please get Rod Smith in there?


I shall repeat my commonly stated assertion that it isn't a Hall of Fame, it's a Hall of Very Good.

But Megatron was a dominant force at WR. That's a tough position because the old records keep getting eclipsed by the modern passing game and average receivers.
 
2021-02-07 10:08:19 AM  
The most surprising one is Drew Pearson. I though Jerry had successfully wiped all pre Jerry Cowboys history from the record.
 
2021-02-07 10:10:11 AM  

tnpir: Calvin Johnson? Yes he was good, but HOF good? I doubt it.

In that case can we please get Rod Smith in there?


Rod Smith has 2 things going against him. None of which should matter

1) Boring guy, not terribly flashy as a player

2) Boring name

Just checked the stats and with those and his rings he should have been in way before Calvin Johnson
 
2021-02-07 10:11:06 AM  
What about Eli?

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2021-02-07 10:12:02 AM  

TDWCom29: tnpir: Calvin Johnson? Yes he was good, but HOF good? I doubt it.

In that case can we please get Rod Smith in there?

Rod Smith has 2 things going against him. None of which should matter

1) Boring guy, not terribly flashy as a player

2) Boring name

Just checked the stats and with those and his rings he should have been in way before Calvin Johnson


Though you guys did get Terrell Davis in, so can't complain too much
 
2021-02-07 10:13:25 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Peyton Manning, the guy who teabagged a trainer in college, conducted an ugly smear campaign against his sexual assault victim, blamed his PED use on his wife, and then said "How Dare You Talk about My Wife!."  Beloved as a moral, good old boy, family man by millions of mid westerners, for donating some money once in a a while?

That Peyton Manning?  How special.  Truly proof that you can get away with anything as long as you're rich, white and connected.  An American success story.


I mean, all those things are (at least probably) true. But c'mon, you're not keeping Peyton Manning out of the HOF, even for a year
 
2021-02-07 10:29:50 AM  
Of the four major sports Hall of Fames, pro football has to be the easiest to get into, right?
 
2021-02-07 10:54:13 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: Muzzleloader: tnpir: Calvin Johnson? Yes he was good, but HOF good? I doubt it.

In that case can we please get Rod Smith in there?

Same thing could be said about john lynch.

Or Drew Pierson.


If you make an all decade team you should be in the HoF.
 
2021-02-07 11:01:56 AM  

ChrisDe: Of the four major sports Hall of Fames, pro football has to be the easiest to get into, right?


Basketball.
 
2021-02-07 11:12:17 AM  

mikaloyd: ChrisDe: Of the four major sports Hall of Fames, pro football has to be the easiest to get into, right?

Basketball.


Basketball is easier because it's worldwide.  If you're hot shiat on the Croatian national team and have won a few Euroleague titles and a Euroleague MVP, you're probably going to get in eventually.
 
2021-02-07 11:13:09 AM  

Gubbo: tnpir: Calvin Johnson? Yes he was good, but HOF good? I doubt it.

In that case can we please get Rod Smith in there?

I shall repeat my commonly stated assertion that it isn't a Hall of Fame, it's a Hall of Very Good.

But Megatron was a dominant force at WR. That's a tough position because the old records keep getting eclipsed by the modern passing game and average receivers.


As a Lions fan I'm happy to see Calvin get in.

In the sense that he was undoubtedly the most dominant WR in the game for a multi-year period and has the yards title I think he deserved it, but I was shocked to see him first ballot considering his short career.
 
2021-02-07 11:19:42 AM  

Snapper Carr: mikaloyd: ChrisDe: Of the four major sports Hall of Fames, pro football has to be the easiest to get into, right?

Basketball.

Basketball is easier because it's worldwide.  If you're hot shiat on the Croatian national team and have won a few Euroleague titles and a Euroleague MVP, you're probably going to get in eventually.


Its also collegiate and includes women's basketball
 
2021-02-07 11:21:22 AM  
Peyton made it in years before Tom Brady checkmate patriot fans.
 
2021-02-07 11:36:56 AM  
I was thinking Johnson shouldn't have made it, especially on his 1st year, but then I read this and it totally changed my opinion..

"so bad and that lingered for so long it almost forced him from the "Dancing with the Stars" competition in 2016."

I mean, a football player with such a lingering injury that it almost kept him from being in a contest with world class dancers! How can you not admire his ability to carry on?
 
2021-02-07 11:38:52 AM  

ChrisDe: Of the four major sports Hall of Fames, pro football has to be the easiest to get into, right?


Not by the numbers.
There 1696 active players and 'careers' last on average about 3.3 years. So about 514 'retirements' per year that are potentially reviewed for HoF. There are between 4-8 inductees per year - so a bit over 1% of professional players are inducted.
It is a pretty big deal.
 
2021-02-07 11:39:13 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Peyton Manning, the guy who teabagged a trainer in college, conducted an ugly smear campaign against his sexual assault victim, blamed his PED use on his wife, and then said "How Dare You Talk about My Wife!."  Beloved as a moral, good old boy, family man by millions of mid westerners, for donating some money once in a a while?

That Peyton Manning?  How special.  Truly proof that you can get away with anything as long as you're rich, white and connected.  An American success story.


Man Always Gets Little Rush Out of Telling People John Lennon Beat Wife
 
2021-02-07 11:41:42 AM  

almandot: Peyton made it in years before Tom Brady checkmate patriot fans.


Lulz.
 
2021-02-07 11:44:32 AM  
Peyton was the best QB ever, including knowing to fold in the face of Steve Spurrier.
 
2021-02-07 11:46:11 AM  

The_Sponge: What about Eli?

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He can still brag about being undefeated in the Super Bowl.
 
2021-02-07 11:49:42 AM  

bluorangefyre: The_Sponge: What about Eli?

[Fark user image 425x319]

He can still brag about being undefeated in the Super Bowl.


Yup.

/That pic showed up on my FB memories since today is the anniversary of Super Bowl 50.
//Had to share it here.
 
2021-02-07 11:50:24 AM  

madgonad: ChrisDe: Of the four major sports Hall of Fames, pro football has to be the easiest to get into, right?

Not by the numbers.
There 1696 active players and 'careers' last on average about 3.3 years. So about 514 'retirements' per year that are potentially reviewed for HoF. There are between 4-8 inductees per year - so a bit over 1% of professional players are inducted.
It is a pretty big deal.


For baseball the numbers are 1026 players, 5.6 year career, and about 6 inductees per year. So over 3% of MLB players go to Cooperstown.
 
2021-02-07 12:25:35 PM  
Baseball almanac says 19,702 people have played major league baseball, but I'm not sure if that counts any of the Negro Leagues or the early all-amateur* leagues. 263 players are in the Hall of Fame, so if my math is correct, that's 1.3%.
 
2021-02-07 12:29:13 PM  
Although quite a few of those 19,000 are cup of coffee players who will never be inducted. I assume those who retire with a pension have a much high rate of induction.
 
2021-02-07 12:36:01 PM  

The_Sponge: /Damn shame his tenure in Seattle wasn't as good as his time with the Raiders.


That's because owner Ken Behring's mission was not to win games, but to move the Seahawks to LA.
 
2021-02-07 1:01:00 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Although quite a few of those 19,000 are cup of coffee players who will never be inducted. I assume those who retire with a pension have a much high rate of induction.


i once had a business transaction (this was like, 15 years ago, don't remember his name) with a guy that one, count it, one appearance in a MLB game.  Red Sox.  He bumped around the minors for 3-4 years, got called up to the Sox, was a bench player for 3-4 games (as I recall) and was subbed in.  one at bat and and 2-3 innings of defense.

just to see if he was bullshiatting, i searched him, and yup.  he was on a few statistics pages.

/said he bumped around AAA for another year or two then got released adn was like, 'i was 29, had a wife, and figured it was time to realize it wasn't going to happen, so i went into business...."
 
2021-02-07 1:04:38 PM  

The_Sponge: bluorangefyre: The_Sponge: What about Eli?

[Fark user image 425x319]

He can still brag about being undefeated in the Super Bowl.

Yup.

/That pic showed up on my FB memories since today is the anniversary of Super Bowl 50.
//Had to share it here.


I would like to wish everyone a very happy Super Bowl 50 Anniversary today. Hug your neighbors.

/Or, "Von Miller Day." Dude just wrecked Carolina.
//Now sees Drew Lock.
///( ._.)
 
2021-02-07 1:06:38 PM  

rickythepenguin: AliceBToklasLives: Although quite a few of those 19,000 are cup of coffee players who will never be inducted. I assume those who retire with a pension have a much high rate of induction.

i once had a business transaction (this was like, 15 years ago, don't remember his name) with a guy that one, count it, one appearance in a MLB game.  Red Sox.  He bumped around the minors for 3-4 years, got called up to the Sox, was a bench player for 3-4 games (as I recall) and was subbed in.  one at bat and and 2-3 innings of defense.

just to see if he was bullshiatting, i searched him, and yup.  he was on a few statistics pages.

/said he bumped around AAA for another year or two then got released adn was like, 'i was 29, had a wife, and figured it was time to realize it wasn't going to happen, so i went into business...."


Isn't that one of the characters from Field of Dreams?
 
2021-02-07 1:08:19 PM  

Wadded Beef: Isn't that one of the characters from Field of Dreams?


never seen the entire thing.  i've seen where burt lancaster saves teh kid but that's about it.  so kinda get the reference but not exactly.

was james earl jones in that, or am i mixing that up with The Sandlot?
 
2021-02-07 1:16:09 PM  

rickythepenguin: Wadded Beef: Isn't that one of the characters from Field of Dreams?

never seen the entire thing.  i've seen where burt lancaster saves teh kid but that's about it.  so kinda get the reference but not exactly.

was james earl jones in that, or am i mixing that up with The Sandlot?


JEJ was in both, yes.
 
2021-02-07 1:40:08 PM  
Calvin got in on the first ballot?

Wow.

TO must be pissed.
And OchoCinco.
 
2021-02-07 1:42:23 PM  
I know TO is in but it took time
 
2021-02-07 2:03:10 PM  

puffy999: Calvin got in on the first ballot?

Wow.

TO must be pissed.
And OchoCinco.


As a die hard Tech fan, I have no problem with that.
 
2021-02-07 2:15:31 PM  

rickythepenguin: Wadded Beef: Isn't that one of the characters from Field of Dreams?

never seen the entire thing.  i've seen where burt lancaster saves teh kid but that's about it.  so kinda get the reference but not exactly.

was james earl jones in that, or am i mixing that up with The Sandlot?


That's Moonlight Graham in Field of Dreams. That's exactly who he was talking about.  It wasn't Sandlot.

/you're killin' me, Smalls
 
2021-02-07 2:25:02 PM  
Gubbo I shall repeat my commonly stated assertion that it isn't a Hall of Fame, it's a Hall of Very Good.

Every one of them is a Hall of the Great to Very Good.  Including baseball.
 
2021-02-07 2:26:39 PM  

LessO2: The_Sponge: /Damn shame his tenure in Seattle wasn't as good as his time with the Raiders.

That's because owner Ken Behring's mission was not to win games, but to move the Seahawks to LA.


Yup....only 2 wins in '92.

/Thank you Paul Allen.
//R.I.P.
 
2021-02-07 2:28:17 PM  

The_Sponge: What about Eli?

[Fark user image image 425x319]


He can brag about being the most autistic QB
 
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