I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of the Talk of Fame show, a radio show that discusses pro football history as well as the current NFL, with a focus on potential and future Hall of Fame players. One of my favorite segments on the show is the “State Your Case” segment, where one member of the show makes the Hall of Fame case for a deserving player. That segment of the show inspired me to write up a succinct Pro Football Hall of Fame case for Duke Slater, a man who should have been inducted decades ago. Fans can…

Read the rest of this entry

Kenny Washington and the Pro Football Hall of Fame

In my review of the “Forgotten Four” documentary, one of the few things I credited the documentary for was that it, surprisingly, didn’t dwell on Kenny Washington’s weak credentials for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Folks who follow this site know how hard I’ve been campaigning to get Duke Slater (an early African-American pioneer who absolutely had a Hall of Fame career and who has been shockingly and disgracefully overlooked) into the Hall of Fame. So I think some people might expect that I’d be a big supporter of Kenny Washington for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as…

Read the rest of this entry

The Myth of the NFL’s Color Ban: Part Two

In my last post, I listed what most outside experts and historians claim are the reasons behind the NFL’s 1934 color ban – primarily, the Great Depression and George Preston Marshall. I also explained why those two justifications are a crock of hooey, post-hoc revisionist history that doesn’t pass the smell test. Okay, so what was the real reason? Well, simply put: the color ban of 1934 was merely the continuation of a direction NFL owners had been moving in since 1927. Let’s take a closer look. One Era or Two? The biggest mistake these historians make – and you’ll…

Read the rest of this entry

 Page 5 of 58  « First  ... « 3  4  5  6  7 » ...  Last »