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HOF Class of 2010 finalists trimmed - NO Don Coryell

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    NEWS
    Class of 2010 finalists trimmed to seven
    Posted: February 6th, 2010 | Frank Tadych | Tags: Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame class of 2010, Jerry Rice, John Randle, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Rickey Jackson, Russ Grimm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, John Randle, Jerry Rice, and Emmitt Smith are the five finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010. They are joined by seniors committee finalists Dick LeBeau and Floyd Little. A final, secret ballot is taken that will determine how many of those seven are elected. The class will have a minimum of four.

    The NFL Network will have live coverage of the announcement at 5 p.m. ET and NFL.com will stream the announcement beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    The final list was paired down from a group of 15 modern-era nominees by the 44-member Hall of Fame selection committee that met this morning at the Super Bowl XLIV media center. Each finalist had to receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent to be elected.

    Rice and Smith, widely considered almost automatic entrants, were both eligible for the first time. Rice, who holds every major receiving record, was chosen first-team All-Pro 10 times, and was a 13-time Pro Bowler during 20 NFL seasons. Smith was a four-time first-team All-Pro and voted to eight Pro Bowls during a 13-year career that he finished as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.

    Dick LeBeau and Floyd Little were this year’s senior candidate finalists, selected by the Hall’s seniors committee in August 2009.

    – Frank Tadych

    http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/02/06/class-of-2010-finalists-trimmed-to-seven/
     
  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    This is straight crap again. :tdown: Don Coryell deserves to be in the HOF.
     
  3. BoltzRule

    BoltzRule Well-Known Member

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    Total BS. :tdown:
     
  4. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    How can you not elect a man who CHANGED THE GAME on both sides of the ball, who walked into two teams and within a year made them winners, who developed HoF coaches and HoF players under his leadership and guidance...

    So beyond bullshit... it's a god damn joke is what it is and now Don Coryell will make it but posthumously... a bunch of stupid *******s on that crock of a committee :pissed: :(
     
  5. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    We need a list of all of the HOF voters and bomb them with emails! :yes:
     
  6. Boltsessive

    Boltsessive Well-Known Member

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    Dick LeBeau?

    He was initially drafted in the fifth round in 1959 by the Cleveland Browns but was cut from their team, and was signed as a rookie free agent by the Detroit Lions. He spent his entire 14 year NFL career with them as a defensive back, teamed during the early part of that run with Dick "Night Train" Lane and Yale Lary, and later with Lem Barney. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 1965 through 1967. Even though he was never a First-team All-Pro he was considered a pretty good player by making Second-team All-Pro a couple of times. He was a leading interceptor, with 62 career interceptions for 762 return yards and 3 touchdowns, and holds the NFL record for consecutive game appearances for a cornerback with 171. He also recovered 9 fumbles, returning them for 53 yards and a touchdown. Johnny Unitas always had respect for him, stating, "Dick is a good corner, I am just glad Night Train Lane is gone, because there was a great corner, Night Train was the best".

    On 2009, LeBeau was named by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s seniors committee as finalists for election into the Hall of Fame with the Class of 2010 along with running back Floyd Little[5].


    ARE YOU FUGGING KIDDING ME!!!


    :tdown::tdown::tdown:
     
  8. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    I'm bummed. I was hoping this was Don's year... he ain't getting any younger!
     
  9. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    you know it's bull%hit when a Detroit Lion gets elected to the HOF... it must be rigged. We all know he's only there because of what he's done as an assistant coach.If he's not coaching the Steelers then no one knows his name.
     
  10. cool arrow

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    How does "pretty good" get in??? I should be in the HOF cause I'm "pretty good".......for nothing. This is so much a kick in the nuts.
     
  11. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    this is criminal bullshit

    at this rate it'll be 20 years before he gets chosen, and LeBeau will probably be a first ballot, probably because he was a bleeping steeler and Coryell's just a Charger.


    Goddamned horsecrap
     
  12. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    LeBeau is already in, as of this afternoon... can he go in as a coach after he's gone in as a player??

    I mean, he really got in b/c of his coaching anyway which just adds insult to injury. It's ****ing crap, absolute craaaaaap!

    Don is really sick right now too, he's been in the hospital for some time and I heard last week he's also had a tracheotomy... I would have been surprised if he'd been with us for the 2010 inauguration let alone 2011. Trotter is right (never thought i'd say that) they need a category for coaches/contributors like they have for senior players.
     
  13. BoltsFanUK

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    Dick Lebeau Seriously :S. He was a ****ing assistant coach in Pittsburgh

    ****ing BS
     
  14. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    and an average DB

    :tdown:
     

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