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Prophet
08-07-2006, 12:36 PM
Hall omission of Vikings' Marshall is puzzling (http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/2006/08/jim-marshall-vikings070806.html)
Realfootball365
By Eric Krupka on August 7, 2006 01:11 AM

slinkey
08-07-2006, 01:11 PM
I loved watching him play as a kid....he is really deserving of the hall....so are some other vikings who have been left out...

whackthepack
08-07-2006, 04:01 PM
Also over looked was Randall McDaniel should have been a 1st ballot HOFer!

He was the best guard in football for more than a decade, he played 15 years in the league and was a 12 time probowler.

Freya
08-07-2006, 04:06 PM
Not just puzzling but also a disgrace of the highest order. The integrity of the HOF comes into question, imo.

PAvikesfan
08-07-2006, 04:15 PM
honestly, the HOF usually needs some lobbying to get players recognized, especially the old timers. the new writers don't remember them. if someone is still recent in writers minds then they get the first votes. like marshal faulk will get selected as soon as he is available. people that are in the media get in faster too, except madden who it took forever.

Del Rio
08-07-2006, 04:27 PM
I think when Page got in it about sealed Jim's fate. If we would have won a super bowl I imagine they both would have gotten in.

BadlandsVikings
08-07-2006, 04:35 PM
I don't know if they do, but the new writers should be expected to watch tape of the older players before they are allowed to vote.

Del Rio
08-07-2006, 04:39 PM
The guy played next to one of the best defensive tackles of all time. He only accumulated two pro-bowls compared to Page's nine. Alan Page in one of only two defensive players to be named MVP; the other being L. Taylor.

So I think when you are most remembered for running a turnover back the wrong way against the 49ers, and you played with a guy who's shine was that much brighter then yours I think your going to have a rough go as far as the HOF goes.

I think when they see his name they think of productive over a long time. Frankly that isn't enough.

Sadly I don't ever see him getting in.

FuadFan
08-07-2006, 04:48 PM
"whackthepack" wrote:

Also over looked was Randall McDaniel should have been a 1st ballot HOFer!

He was the best guard in football for more than a decade, he played 15 years in the league and was a 12 time probowler.

McDaniel wasn't on the ballot this year his first year is next year.

whackthepack
08-07-2006, 05:16 PM
"FuadFan" wrote:

"whackthepack" wrote:

Also over looked was Randall McDaniel should have been a 1st ballot HOFer!

He was the best guard in football for more than a decade, he played 15 years in the league and was a 12 time probowler.

McDaniel wasn't on the ballot this year his first year is next year.


Well damn it he better make it next year then.

My mistake I thought he was on the ballot this year, thanks Fuad for catching that!

Mr Anderson
08-07-2006, 05:31 PM
PRetty good site, I got like 5 popup ads though, that was annoying, but I liked the article, and he deserves more than pretty much anyone this year to be in the hall of fame.

JellyBean2144
08-07-2006, 08:01 PM
Maybe Jim should come out like that Carson (Giants) did, with the "if after 10 years I am not in the HOF, take my name off the list" speech. It worked. So JM should do the same thing. IMO he should have been in already.

ultravikingfan
08-07-2006, 08:26 PM
"slinkey" wrote:

I loved watching him play as a kid....he is really deserving of the hall....so are some other vikings who have been left out...

I am confused. You watched him play as a kid? How old was he when he played...4?





:lol:

realfootball365
08-08-2006, 03:25 AM
I didn't realize just how much more illustrious Page's career was. Put in that perspective I can kind of see why Marshall is not in.

I also think that many NFL teams have "tweener" players like Marshall that are on the HOF borderline.

That being said, I think Marshall gets in one day, as an old-timer.

Prophet
08-08-2006, 03:33 AM
"realfootball365" wrote:

I didn't realize just how much more illustrious Page's career was. Put in that perspective I can kind of see why Marshall is not in.

I also think that many NFL teams have "tweener" players like Marshall that are on the HOF borderline.

That being said, I think Marshall gets in one day, as an old-timer.

I'm assuming you're Eric Krupka. Enjoyed the article.

realfootball365
08-08-2006, 03:56 AM
Nope. This is Hugo. Eric is a good friend, though.

nephilimstorm
08-08-2006, 04:16 AM
i think the nfl wouldnt know a hOFer if it bit them in th arse