Top 17 Finalist Announced for hall of fame (1 Viewer)

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Yet two guys he is ahead of in Sacks and Fumble Recoveries manage to make it to the final 17 even though Rickey was more of a run stuffer than a "sack artist".
 

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Well, he took that first step of getting in the semifinalists...

Baby steps I guess... But progress nonetheless...

People should e-mail the HOF voters year-round to show them his resume for the Hall...
 

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Well, he took that first step of getting in the semifinalists...

Baby steps I guess... But progress nonetheless...

People should e-mail the HOF voters year-round to show them his resume for the Hall...
Anyone know their emails?...

Seriously, it is a TOTAL crock that he is not in the Hall already. He's a no-brainer when you look at his stats, the fact that he has a Super Bowl ring, and the impact he had on his team for so many years.
I don't know if the "personal issues" are what's keeping him out, but I can point to many other HOFers who were less than stellar in character issues outside the football field. :dunno:
 

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You know a big part of Rickey not making it could possibly be that his public image has been tarnished recently by his unpaid child support. It really shouldn't matter, but just a thought.
 

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Lots of worthy candidates:

Listed alphabetically, the 17 finalists with their positions, teams, and years active follow:

Cris Carter – Wide Receiver – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
Fred Dean – Defensive End – 1975-1981 San Diego Chargers, 1981-85 San Francisco 49ers
Richard Dent – Defensive End – 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
Marshall Goldberg – Back – 1939-1943, 1946-48 Chicago Cardinals
Randy Gradishar – Linebacker – 1974-1983 Denver Broncos
Darrell Green – Cornerback – 1983-2002 Washington Redskins
Russ Grimm – Guard – 1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Ray Guy – Punter – 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Bob Kuechenberg – Guard – 1970-1984 Miami Dolphins
Randall McDaniel – Guard – 1988-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Art Monk – Wide Receiver – 1980-1993 Washington Redskins, 1994 New York Jets, 1995 Philadelphia Eagles
Andre Reed – Wide Receiver – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Paul Tagliabue – Commissioner – 1989-2006 National Football League
Derrick Thomas – Linebacker – 1989-1999 Kansas City Chiefs
Emmitt Thomas – Cornerback – 1966-1978 Kansas City Chiefs
Andre Tippett – Linebacker – 1982-1993 New England Patriots
Gary Zimmerman – Tackle – 1986-1992 Minnesota Vikings, 1993-97 Denver Broncos


Could be 7 that make it.
 

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You know a big part of Rickey not making it could possibly be that his public image has been tarnished recently by his unpaid child support. It really shouldn't matter, but just a thought.
That's probably why they kicked out OJ, Michael Irvin and Lawrence Taylor...oh wait that didn't happen.
 

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