Pro Football Hall of Fame
The induction ceremony kicked off with numerous extremes to reflect the varied background of the seven-member class on Saturday night.
After dazzling teammates and fans during the first two weeks of training camp, the rookie receiver is awaiting the chance to kick off the preseason before a national TV audience against the New York Giants in the annual Hall of Fame game on Sunday night.
The former Giants defensive end has it all: the single-season sacks record, a Super Bowl ring and lots and lots of screen time. This weekend, he’ll get his gold jacket.
The former Giant will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
Kelly, inducted into the hall in 2002, in May completed radiation and chemotherapy sessions to treat sinus cancer, which spread from his jaw.
It’s not a new debate. But high-profile voices are again taking sides with Tuesday marking the 10th anniversary of Tillman’s death in Afghanistan.
When Coughlin decides to call it a career, he will be able to retire peacefully, knowing that he has done his job as well or better than the greats who have preceded him. Canton will come calling for a very deserving head coach.
The contest will be played a day after the Hall of Fame inducts seven new members, including one each from the Bills and Giants.
Boomer and Craig discussed the voting process behind one being elected for enshrinement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who has a vote and is not a fan of the secrecy involved.
“I hugged him and wouldn’t let him go,” Sapp said. “I said, ‘Please forgive me.’ I said, ‘Dumb Lex Luthor came to the city of Gotham and pulled Superman’s cape. How foolish could I have been, my man? Please forgive me.'”
Giants great Michael Strahan is beyond excited to be selected as a member of this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class. “It’s incredible,” he said.
Strahan, a seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end, is heading to Canton, along with linebacker Derrick Brooks, receiver Andre Reed, defensive back Aeneas Williams, offensive lineman Walter Jones, defensive end Claude Humphrey, and punter Ray Guy.
If it wasn’t personal before, it definitely is now. Warren Sapp took his feud with Michael Strahan to a new low when he made reference to the Giants legend’s “gap tooth” and challenged him to a one-on-one meeting anytime, anywhere.
For whatever reason, Warren Sapp has a real problem with Michael Strahan getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which could very well happen Saturday when the inductees for 2014 are announced.
Since 2009, the NFL has made Canton the home of the Lombardi Trophy, so that football fans all over the country can see it in person. And now Baker can see it every day.