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State Your Case: Duke Slater

One of my favorite new radio shows to listen to lately is the Talk of Fame show, hosted by Clark Judge, Ron Borges, and Rick Gosselin. These three voters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame discuss pro football history as well as the current NFL, with a focus on potential and future Hall of Fame players. It’s certainly an interesting concept for a show, and the discussions are often very enlightening. One of the best segments of the show, to me, is the “State Your Case” segment, where one member of the show makes the Hall of Fame case…

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Guy Chamberlin

(This post on Guy Chamberlin, which originally appeared on, is the last in a four-part series on the men who coached Duke Slater during his career.) Duke Slater spent five years with the Rock Island Independents before the franchise folded. He then moved on to the Chicago Cardinals, playing his first full season with them in 1927. The Cards’ coach was Guy Chamberlin, one of the most successful coaches in NFL history, and an unheralded part of Duke Slater’s success in the NFL. Guy Chamberlin Guy’s father was a farmer who shortened the family’s surname from Chamberlain to Chamberlin to…

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Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor

(This is part of a special series on getting “Justice for the Judge.”) Duke Slater deserves to be enshrined in the Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor. He was one of the franchise’s greatest linemen ever, and his accomplishments with the Cardinals merit such recognition. A Brief History of the Cardinals Many casual sports fans may not be aware of this, but the Arizona Cardinals have a long, storied past. In fact, they are the oldest continuously run professional football franchise in the United States. The franchise was founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1898 and adopted the Cardinals…

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