Football Hall of Fame
08/08/2006 12:38 pm
Is Troy Aikman really a first ballot Hall of Famer? He never once threw 20 tds in a season, never came close to 4,000 yards, only played in 3 complete seasons, and only completed 300 passes once, and had almost a 1-1 TD/INT ratio. There's a chance that I am using Favre/Marino type numbers as my QB HOF benchmark, in which case nobody would get in, but it seems that there are still others who should have gotten in before him. Art Monk owned pretty much every single receiving record when he retired, and he isn't in yet. I'm also not a fan of "Super Bowl Victories = Hall of Fame player". It seems that a lot of people looked more towards his super bowl rings than they did his actual stats. Thoughts?
Also, I'm glad John Madden got in. He deserves it. And, he's pretty funny. Too bad Reggie couldn't live to see this. Did anyone else realize that Warren Moon is the first black QB to go into the Hall? I didn't.
|Jeremy - Pie Racist|
He was the leader of the dominant team of that decade. Unfortunately Super Bowls seems to be the deciding factor one way or another. It still seems like he should be in.
Two things that surprised me when I heard who was getting in: That Madden wasn't in already. (Better stats than coaches who preceded him and is practically synonymous with football) Also, that Moon was the first black quarterback. I guess it makes sense because I don't know who else would be in before him, it just seemed like someone would have been. (Also I was surprised at his ungodly numbers, even just looking at his NFL days) There are surprising things like that with race and sports all that time. Baseball seems pretty mixed when in fact in 2005 only 8.5% of the league was black. (Though it has more to do with a decline in interest in the black community in baseball than racism.)
|icbeast - Refactor Mercilessly|
|He was the winningest QB in the 90s, and for better or worse QBs get a lot of credit/blame for how the team does. Also his TD/INT ratio is a lot better in his 3rd-11th season, which are really the seasons that he's getting judged on. And he did have 23 TDs in 1992. So I think he deserved it. He's a good commentator too so bonus points for that.|