Six New members of Hall of Fame Class of 2008 Announced (MERGED)

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee concluded its annual meeting today and chose six new members.

Fred Dean, Darrel Green, Art Monk, Emmitt Thomas, Andre Tippett and Gary Zimmerman will be enshrined in Canton in August.

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Brief article on Louisiana native and Louisiana Tech standout, Fred Dean:

Ruston, Tech product Fred Dean named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Northeastern Louisiana native Fred Dean has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Dean was all-state at Ruston High then all-conference at nearby Louisiana Tech before a standout career with the NFL's San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers.


In 1980, Dean was an All-AFC defensive lineman for the Chargers, and in 1981, by then having been assigned to the San Francisco 49ers, he was not only All-NFC but the NFC's Defensive Player of the Year. Dean had six sacks, one short of the league record, in a 1983 game against New Orleans.


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i cant believe that Chris Carter was not a first ballot guy. If not for Jerry Rice, he would be considered the best receiver of all time, imo.
 
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They really need to reform and alter the number of folks getting in. There's going to be a big logjam at receiver in the next ten years and that's going to inhibit other worthy players from their deserved recognition.
 

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Glad to see Monk get in. I remember him always piling up HUGE numbers every season, but always doing it quietly. Never making a big show like , ...... some receivers today.
And Green.... the fastest man in football, played 20 years. MAN 20 years!
But after that, I'm with you guys about how they could make it and not Rickey. Although Dean had that monster game against us back in the 80's...... like sacked Dave Wilson 6 times.
Any remember that?
 
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Face it folks until the Saints win a SuperBowl there wil be no representatives of the Saints getting into the HOF. Archie should be in. Rickey Should be in. I just wonder how long it will take Morten to get in once he retires. If he doesnt make the HOF then you know something is wrong with the selection committee. GEAUX SAINTS!!!!!
 

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I am actually most disappointed about Tags not getting in. The NFL business was booming, and the rest of the country probably wouldnt have cared if they left. But they stayed, with a lot of thanks towards Tagliabue (and BClemms and Jay Foster among others here). Here is what ESPN wrote:

"In his 17 years as commissioner, the NFL experienced no labor stoppages, while its revenues from TV contracts skyrocketed. There also were expansions to Jacksonville, Charlotte, Cleveland and Houston under his watch, and several teams moved into new stadiums, many of them built with public funds."

Sounds impressive to me.
 
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