Posts Tagged ‘2010 Hall of Fame’

Cowboys fans make presence known in Canton

Cowboy fans seem to be the dominant force in the stands at Fawcett Stadium.

Jones, Owens will debut as starters for Bengals

Adam Jones‘ first game with the Cincinnati Bengals is going to be as a starter.

Cowboys’ Bryant believes recovery ahead of schedule

Dez Bryant was getting around well in a walking book on his right foot and believes his high ankle sprain is healing ahead of schedule.

Bengals, Cowboys fans gear up for matchup

Driving down one of the main roads leading to Fawcett Stadium, you found yourself wondering for a moment if this were something larger than a mere preseason-opener.

Quoting the Class of 2010

A crowd of 19,300 filled Fawcett Stadium Saturday night for the enshrinement of the Class of 2010 into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You can watch all seven induction speeches on In the meantime, here are key quotes from all seven speeches.

No surprise, Smith delivers during speech

The fans had waited for it, and the Cowboys fans gave Emmitt Smith a thunderous ovation when he gave his induction speech. And those flash bulbs in the crowd never seemed to dim, constantly flashing brightly for the entire speech.

Little in unenviable spot, delivers

Floyd Little waited seemingly forever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and then he is slotted in between Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith. That just does not seem right.

Rice: Emmitt Smith cost me three rings

The rivalry between the Cowboys and 49ers was the highlight of the NFL in the 1990s. But there was a respect there. You can feel it between the fans of the teams here in Canton, and it was addressed by Jerry Rice during his Hall of Fame speech.

Take your hat off for Jackson

Rickey Jackson brought a little “ring-a-ding-ding” to the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies by rocking a fedora. With plenty of style.

Hogettes are here for Grimm, who thanks fans

It is not just Cowboys and 49ers fans who flocked to the Hall of Fame. The famed dress-wearing fans of the Redskins are here to welcome in former Hogs great Russ Grimm.

Leaving the Fringe, for a day

As Russ Grimm takes to the podium to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his son Cody is in the stands here at Fawcett Stadium to be a part of it. Cody arrived in Canton Saturday morning, leaving Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp, where he is an undrafted rookie fighting for a roster spot.

Talkative Randle left speechless by induction

John Randle was known as one of the best talkers in the NFL during his day, so there was some anticipation about his speech. Could he possibly match those hilarious mic’d up segments from NFL Films?

LeBeau proves that age is just a number

The Steelers waved Terrible Towels as Dick LeBeau kicked off the induction ceremonies on Saturday night. LeBeau was introduced by his brother, Bob, who said that he immediately poured four fingers worth of single-malt scotch when he found out that Dick was inducted into Hall of Fame.

Today is declared Cowboys day in Canton

Canton mayor William Healy, as tradition, takes a survey of the crowd prior to the opening induction ceremony to gauge where the fans loyalties lie.

Steelers getting cheers in Ohio

There was no mistaking when the Steelers made their way into Fawcett Stadium on Saturday night. There was a considerable pop from the far corner of the stadium, and fans flocked to the end zone next to the stage where the Steelers started filing in.

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