Archive for 'Pro Football Hall of Fame'

The three men who host the Talk of Fame radio show, who are also voters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, often try to enlighten listeners about how difficult their job truly is. In particular, members of the Seniors Committee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame have an overwhelmingly large number of candidates to consider. Seniors Committee members are tasked with nominating one or two candidates per year for the Hall of Fame from a seniors pool that consists of every pro football player who retired from 1920 through the late-1980s! That’s truly a large pool of possible…

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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…

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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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