2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

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  1. sport historian

    sport historian Master

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    The Modern Era selectees for the PFHOF Class of 2021:

    Peyton Manning
    Charles Woodson
    Calvin Johnson
    John Lynch
    Alan Faneca

    The lone Senior inductee is Drew Pearson.

    The Pittsburgh Steeler personnel operative Bill Nunn is a Contributor.

    Tom Flores is inducted in a new Coach category.
     
  2. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    Great to see Faneca and Lynch finally receive their due.

    Faneca was a beast of a guard, totally dominant. Lynch was also dominant as a rangy hard hitter and big play maker.

    Peyton Manning of course was a shoe-in, one of my very favorite players ever, a genius at what he did, comparable to Larry Bird on the basketball court and Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux on the rink.
     
  3. Bucky

    Bucky Hall of Famer

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    I noticed Coors Light campaign to get Tom Flores into The Hall worked.
     
  4. Rocky B

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    I was watching the show last night and turned the channel when I saw TJ Watt lose the DPOY to Donald. Cursed, then moved on to hoops.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    Was reading about John Lynch today, and he didn't become a starting safety for Tampa until his fourth season, something I was unaware of or had forgotten.

    How could it have happened that a 9-time Pro Bowl selection and a Hall of Famer who was drafted in the third round had to wait so long to start?

    Let's see, Lynch went to Stanford, a university known for its rigorous academic standards even for athletes, and is today a successful NFL executive, so it wasn't because he wasn't able to learn the playbook.

    Lack of athleticism? Lynch was a two-sport star at Stanford, drafted as a pitcher in the second round by the Florida Marlins and the third round by the Buccaneers.

    Hmmm, what could possibly explain this long apprenticeship then?
     
  6. Tannehill17

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    No Zach Thomas! Pure BS!
     
  7. Extra Point

    Extra Point Hall of Famer

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    If you pointed this out to a DWF he would offer all sorts of explanations but the real one. It was, of course, because of the discrimination against white players in the NFL. A DWF simply can't conceive of this. It goes against his brainwashing.
     

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