NFL Announces Their 2011 Hall Of Fame Class

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by SRW, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    The NFL has voted to induct the following as members of the 2011 Hall of Fame class: DE Richard Dent (1983-1993 Bears, 1994 49ers, 1995 Bears, 1996 Colts, 1997 Eagles), RB Marshall Faulk (1994–1998 Colts, 1999–2006 Rams), LB Chris Hanburger (1965-1978 Redskins), LB Les Richter (1954–1962 Rams), Ed Sabol (Co-founder of NFL Films with son Steve Sabol), CB Deion Sanders (1989–1993 Falcons, 1994 49ers, 1995–1999 Cowboys, 2000 Redskins, 2004–2005 Ravens) and TE Shannon Sharpe (1990-1999 Broncos, 2000-2001 Ravens, 2002-2003 Broncos).

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  2. Congrats to the enshrinees.......
  3. andy82

    andy82 Your Soul, It's Mine!

    Great list, can't argue with any of them at all. It'll be a day for the Rams in Canton come August, and I can't be any more happy to see my childhood hero be enshrined :icon_smile:

    What I will argue is how Cris Carter couldn't break into the list of top 10, I wonder who he has pissed off.
  4. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    yep, big year for the rams organization.

    the explanation for carter is that they don't enshrine a lot of wr's. wr seems to be the hardest position on offense or defense to get in. remember how long it took art monk to get in?
  5. marty264

    marty264 Team Veteran

    Its the hall of good players on good teams. It wouldn't be so ridiculous that Cris Carter failed to make it in again, if Michael Irvin wasn't already in.

    I'm glad to see Marshall Faulk make it in though, one of my favorite players.
  6. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    no question players who are fortunate enough to have played on good teams have a distinct advantage. is anyone going to actually claim that lynn swann is better than cris carter ............
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    All deserving...congrats to them all.
  8. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    Looking forward to Faulk and Primetime's introductions. Probably won't watch the other, especially Shannon Sharpe's
  9. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

  10. BTMaverick84

    BTMaverick84 Death Dealer

    Tim Brown is another wide out that got snubbed when retired finished 2nd (Better Stats then Irvin)all time in a few different catagories, and by far showed how the game should be played at the his position while not being a diva. Only thing that slowed Tim Brown down was he's own team during the low years of the 90s..
  11. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    Yea stats are cool, but common sense is still a part of it and Michael Irvin > Troy Brown.
  12. hermhater

    hermhater Guest


    This could be the most impressive Mushmouth troll ever.

  13. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    Nice class
  14. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    I'm one of very few that question Shannon Sharpe's induction. As a pass catcher the guy was terrific and the reason he made it to Canton. But he's going in as a tight end, a job whose primary function is to run block and pass block, skills that weren't Sharpe's strong suit. Even John Elway called him "a very adequate blocker" in yesterday's Hall of Fame article in the Denver Post.The Denver Post
    True, he was kind of a hybrid TE with receiving his primary weapon. But when Chris Carter, as good a pure pass receiver as the great Lynn Swann, is once again denied in favor of a Sharpe, I really question the Hall and their numbers game on who gets in.
    Now my the NFL going to supply an interpreter during Sharpe's induction speech?
  15. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    SHarpe definitely deserves to be in at some point. Not before Cris Carter...
  16. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    As much as I hate Cris Carter, i'd put him in the HOF over Ed Sabol. An NFL Films Producer? Seriously?
  17. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Ed Sabol was a no-brainer. I was shocked to learn he wasn't already in. He was one of the biggest reasons for the NFL's explosion into popularity. The NFL wouldn't be what it is today without him.
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  18. Agent Zero

    Agent Zero I rode the short bus

    You said it dude!! Sabol is an absolute shoe in. The guy is the reason most of us enjoy the NFL like we do. Repped!
  19. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    I remember when I was a little kid ESPN would always have NFL Films on late at night or very early in the morning. I had a TV in my bedroom so I'd turn it down real low, set up a jerry rigged canopy to hide the TV's glare and watch NFL films as a kid. I guess it was my bedtime stories.