Posts Tagged ‘Hall of Fame’

‘That’s who Rod Woodson is’

In typical Rod Woodson style, the Hall of Fame inductee walked to the podium and began his induction speech by saying his presenter “made me sound better than I am, I’ll tell you that.”

‘And they are from Buffalo!’

Hall of Fame QB Roger Staubach hits with an opening joke during an emotional tribute to late, great Cowboys teammate Bob Hayes .

Woodson’s character makes him ‘Hall of Fame person’

I only have been at NFL Network for about six weeks and haven’t yet had the opportunity to work with Rod Woodson, but I feel like I already know him from the way everyone speaks about him.

Ravens GM Newsome uneasy being away from team

Some Hall of Famers are always working. Ozzie Newsome, legendary tight end and accomplished general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, swung over to the green rooom area here off to the side of the stage where the Hall of Famers sit at Fawcett Stadium.

McDaniel credits others for Hall of Fame career

To anyone who knows or has met Randall McDaniel, it comes as no surprise that he barely spoke about himself during his acceptance speech as part the 2009 Hall of Fame class.

Wilson’s induction speech reflects his humbleness

If you weren’t touched by the Hall of Fame acceptance speech delivered by Bills owner Ralph Wilson, I don’t know what you were watching.

Buffalo-heavy crowd welcomes Wilson

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. was first up for enshrinement at Saturday night’s Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies. Fitting that the oldest member of the Class of 2009.

An emotional day for those close to Derrick Thomas

Expect an emotional speech today from Carl Peterson, the former Kansas City general manager who will be accepting and presenting for the late Derrick Thomas.

Tommy McDonald never fails to deliver

Hall of Fame WR Tommy McDonald has embarked on a second career as the highlight of the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions.

‘Hello, Canton!’

NFL Network’s Rich Eisen began the 2009 Hall of Fame induction ceremony in this fashion: “Hello, Canton!”

A Hall of Fame green room

The inductees and their presenters have congregated in the green room offstage, where their getting a run-through of today’s ceremony. Consider it the hurry-up-and-wait before the show.

Lights, cameras … no rain

With just over an hour to go before the Hall of Fame induction ceremony begins, the threat of rain appears to have lessened. Good news for the Hall and fans alike.

Rain won’t slow down Bills fans

The threat of rain is not deterring Bills fans from being in a festive mood. Though, if you can sit through a December football game Ralph Wilson Stadium, then some summer drizzle in Ohio really should not be too much of a problem.

Threat of rain is looming

Folks at the Pro Football Hall of Fame are proud of the fact that their annual enshrinement ceremony has never been a washout due to rain. Not that they can control that sort of thing, but it’s an impressive streak nonetheless. This year, however, the streak’s in danger.

Another honor for 1983 draft class

Here’s a bit of trivia: Which quarterback from the legendary draft class of 1983 serves on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s board of trustees?

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