Archive for 'Justice for the Judge'

University of Iowa Wall of Honor

With the unveiling of the University of Iowa Wall of Honor, the weekend of August 30-31, 2013, is shaping up to be a huge one for the legacy of Duke Slater. As readers of this site know, I’ve become a major supporter of Duke Slater since having my biography of him published last fall.  I truly felt that Slater has been underappreciated for his contributions to American sports history.  As such, I wrote a series of six posts on how we can get “Justice for the Judge” and get Duke the recognition he deserves. Well, I’m very pleased to report…

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Duke Slater for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

(This is the sixth and final installment in a special series on getting “Justice for the Judge.”) In this Justice for the Judge series, we have explored several ways that Duke Slater can be given the proper respect he deserves for his unique role in American sports history. But quite possibly the greatest honor that Slater has been unfairly denied is induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Duke Slater for the Pro Football Hall of Fame I spend a lot of time making Slater’s Hall of Fame case in the book Duke Slater, so I won’t…

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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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