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2011 NFL Hall of Fame induction class

Posted on: February 5, 2011 7:32 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2011 7:48 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

DALLAS -- The 2011 NFL Hall of Fame induction took place on Saturday night in downtown Dallas and Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Shannon Sharpe, Ed Sabol, Les Richter, Chris Hanburger and Ed Sabol were selected as the seven members of this year's class.

Faulk, the versatile backfield threat for the Rams and Colts, and Sanders, an all-time great kick returns, cornerback and all-out athlete were the only first-time candidates for the Hall who were inducted.

Dent, the Bears all-time sack leader and MVP of Super Bowl XX, was the 27th player for Chicago to be enshrined, the most of any NFL team.

Sabol, the founder of NFL Films and one of the architects of the modern-day NFL image, was considered a controversial figure because of concerns with non-players. Apparently, the clear-cut popularity of the NFL -- amid the possibility of a labor lockout no less -- made up for any of those concerns.

Hanburger, a nine-time Pro Bowler for the Redskins, made the cut after his 28th year of eligibility. Oddly enough, "Hangman" made the cut in a season in which the NFL truly preached player safety, despite being known for some questionable "tackling techniques."

Richter was an eight-time Pro Bowler (consecutively, no less) for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1950's and 60's.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2011 8:37 pm
 

2011 NFL Hall of Fame induction class




Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2011 7:47 pm
 

2011 NFL Hall of Fame induction class

plus it appears cris carter is going to become art monk and have to wait and wait, and it was insane sabol wasn't in sooner, the nfl is was it is today because of ed sabol.  Plus this years hall of fame class has two world class hof trash talkers in deion and shannon, plus these are two guys that changed the way there position is played and why guys like tony gonzalez, jason witten, will probably be in, as well as gates



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2011 7:41 pm
 

2011 NFL Hall of Fame induction class

Great class!  Special congratulations to Shannon Sharpe, one of the pioneers in bringing swagger to the TE position!





Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2011 7:40 pm
 

2011 NFL Hall of Fame induction class

You have to be kidding me on Sanders & Sharpe!!! Bufalo Bill Andre is far more deserving
and his stats are far better. Happy for Dent he belongs without a doubt but I'm real disgusted
Reed is overshadowed by two "mouths" in Sanders & Sharpe



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2011 7:40 pm
 

2011 NFL Hall of Fame induction class

When are they gonna give Tim Brown the credit he deserves and put him in the Hall?!?!



Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2011 7:39 pm
 

2011 NFL Hall of Fame induction class

Chris Carter should have gone in first ballot, but they didn't want him in before Jerry Rice. Then they didn't want him going in with Jerry Rice, what's the effing excuse this time? Its a joke.



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2011 7:36 pm
 

2011 NFL Hall of Fame induction class

About time Dent got in, the only shame is that Steve McMichael will never get into the HOF. That guy defiend what it meant to be a d lineman in the NFL.


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