Sunday, February 01, 2009

Shannon not invited to the HOF party.

Shannon Sharpe was snubbed this week by Hall of Fame voters. It was his first ballot and most feel he will eventually get in. In my opinion, the HOF voters made a huge mistake in not welcoming him in immediately. He broke records in the only (3) categories by which a Tight End could be measured, redefining the position in a way that dynamically changed how modern offenses are run. The very fact that the Hall is considering him a wide receiver is a testament to the way he changed TE. With trash-talking and pass-catching skill in spades, Sharpe was one of my absolute favorite players to watch. Oh and he also won more super bowls than John Elway.

A classic Shannon Sharpe quote (about Free Safety Eugene Robinson):
"He can't out-talk me or cover me. He went to Colgate, but I'm smarter than he is. I might bump into him. I know he's not going to be covering me one-on-one. We know that's not going to happen, don't we?"
For shame, Hall of Fame.

1 comment:

GnightMoon said...

Best pass-catching tight end ever. Should have been first-ballot.