Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson has been making the rounds this week, ever since he spearheaded the drafting of a letter that demands better benefits for retired NFL players—at first, specifically Hall of Famers. The rollout of that letter and the fallout that has ensued has been messy, to say the least.
Every sport gets the hall of fame it deserves. That’s why baseball has a bunch of old, weird prisses gatekeeping, and why hockey honored Jeremy Jacobs before Willie O’Ree, and why the Pro Football Hall of Fame loves insane, sanctimonious asshole Ray Lewis but might change its own rules because of Terrell Owens.
Terrell Owens will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August. But he won’t be there to celebrate his enshrinement.
The 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction class will include some of the biggest names of the era as we learn tonight from Adam Schefter that Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, and Brian Dawkins have earned enshrinement.
Steve Smith Sr. was one of the best receivers of his generation. In a long, illustrious career for both the Panthers and the Ravens, he racked up nearly 15,000 receiving yards, over 1,000 receptions, and 81 touchdowns. He was consistent, exciting, and productive for longer than almost any other NFL pass-catcher.
Friday night Tony Romo shared the following photo from Jerry Jones’s Hall of Fame party:
On Saturday, LaDainian Tomlinson will be in Canton getting inducted into the Hall of Fame. Two of his longtime Chargers teammates, Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates, will not be there to cheer them on, though it appears they’d sure like to be.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its next induction class this evening, and Terrell Owens is not among the seven members. This is, as it was last year, bullshit.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis tried to cajole the Pro Football Hall of Fame into changing its rules about posthumous inductions before former quarterback Ken Stabler’s induction this August, according to Alex Marvez of Sporting News.
Ken Stabler is finally getting inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a year after his death, but his daughter says his family won’t get the hall’s iconic ring and gold jacket.
Terrell Owens is still talking about being snubbed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he’s got a point. He should be a shoo-in, but the HOF election procedures are messed up, and there’s a wide receiver logjam at the top that’s going to make guys like Owens wait longer than they should. Owens said part of the…
Junior Seau told his daughter Sydney before his death that he wanted her to speak on his behalf if he ever made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall wasn’t having any of that, though they eventually relented and gave the 21-year-old a few minutes to talk about her dad. She notably doesn’t mention his…
Monday Night Football spent part of tonight's broadcast practically blowing Saints owner Tom Benson, after it was announced earlier that he had donated $11 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ten million dollars will go towards renovating Canton's Fawcett Stadium (including renaming it "Tom Benson Hall of Fame…
While speaking to a group of fans at a Pro Football Hall of Fame fan fest, Jim Brown was asked about the NCAA and he didn't hold anything back. He said "[t]he NCAA is probably the most reprehensible organization God ever created." Putting aside the creationism for a second, these are strong words.
Jack Butler, who was a star defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the '50s and who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last summer, has died. He was 85.
Tonight, Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders and Shannon Sharpe will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Good for them.
Here's the Michael Irvin speech that I promised earlier ... just a few highlights that could be considered ironic, but for the most part, it's actually quite endearing. It's a heartfelt speech, and, to the best of my knowledge, the first time that Bishop T.D. Jakes was mentioned at a Pro Football Hall of Fame press…