Welcome To The Hall......Samkon Gado???

Thursday, July 26, 2007



I alluded to this last week, but ESPN finally unveiled their Fantasy Football Hall of Fame and it's pretty darn interesting. It seems like they took a ton of time coming up with this, and I've been flipping through the site the whole morning. It takes a while to load but it's worth it.

Here's some of the info....

Categories:

* Waiver Wire Wonder (WWW) - An undrafted player added through free agency who becomes a star.
* Touchdown Vulture (TV) - A running back who scores goal-line touchdowns, thereby depriving the primary running back of a touchdown.
* Stud (STUD) - The best of the best, an elite fantasy player.
* Out of Nowhere (OON) – Players who turn in a truly unexpected performance for their GMs.
* Unheralded Rookie (UR) - A rookie who enters the league with little fanfare and becomes an instant star.
* Handcuff Hero (HH) - A player drafted as the backup to a star, and excels after the star goes down.

The site is extremely detailed, and all of the inductees have their own plaques and are decked out in red sport coats similar to the yellow ones for the actual Hall. My favorite entry has to be TD Vulture Leroy Hoard who single-handily knocked me out of my leagues playoffs in 1998. The dude who had him somehow drafted him and stopped playing halfway through the season. Good times.

Be sure to flip through there today....it's worth a visit.

ESPN Brings To You The First Two Members Of The Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame (Awful Announcing)
ESPN Fantasy Football Hall of Fame (ESPN)

The Inductees:

Player

Induction Yr Team

Season

Position

Category

Current Team

Abdul-Jabbar, Karim

Miami Dolphins

1997

RB

WWW

N/A

Alexander, Shaun

Seattle Seahawks

2001

RB

HH

Seattle Seahawks

Alstott, Mike

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1997-01

RB

TV

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Anderson, Mike

Denver Broncos

2000

RB

WWW

Chicago Bears

Bennett, Drew

Tennessee Titans

2004

WR

WWW

St. Louis Rams

Bettis, Jerome

Pittsburgh Steelers

2004, 05

RB

TV

N/A

Betts, Ladell

Washington Redskins

2006

RB

WWW

Washington Redskins

Beuerlein, Steve

Carolina Panthers

1999

QB

OON

N/A

Boldin, Anquan

Arizona Cardinals

2003

WR

UR

Arizona Cardinals

Colston, Marques

New Orleans Saints

2006

WR

UR

New Orleans Saints

Culpepper, Daunte

Minnesota Vikings

2000, 04

QB

STUD

Miami Dolphins

Cunningham, Randall

Minnesota Vikings

1998

QB

WWW

N/A

Davis, Domanick

Houston Texans

2003

RB

UR

N/A

Davis, Terrell

Denver Broncos

1998

RB

STUD

N/A

Duckett, T.J.

Atlanta Falcons

2003-05

RB

TV

Detroit Lions

Faulk, Marshall

St. Louis Rams

2000, 01

RB

STUD

N/A

Gado, Samkon

Green Bay Packers

2005

RB

WWW

Houston Texans

Garcia, Jeff

San Francisco 49ers

2000

QB

OON

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gary, Olandis

Denver Broncos

1999

RB

WWW

N/A

Gates, Antonio

San Diego Chargers

2004

TE

OON

San Diego Chargers

Goings, Nick

Carolina Panthers

2004

RB

WWW

Carolina Panthers

Gould, Robbie

Chicago Bears

2006

K

WWW

Chicago Bears

Harrison, Marvin

Indianapolis Colts

2001, 02

WR

STUD

Indianapolis Colts

Hoard, Leroy

Minnesota Vikings

1998, 99

RB

TV

N/A

Holmes, Priest

Kansas City Chiefs

2002, 03

RB

STUD

Kansas City Chiefs

Jacobs, Brandon

New York Giants

2005, 06

RB

TV

New York Giants

Jeffers, Patrick

Carolina Panthers

1999

WR

WWW

N/A

Johnson, Larry

Kansas City Chiefs

2005

RB

HH

Kansas City Chiefs

Johnson, Rudi

Cincinnati Bengals

2003

RB

HH

Cincinnati Bengals

Jones-Drew, Maurice

Jacksonville Jaguars

2006

RB

UR

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mack, Stacey

Jacksonville Jaguars

2001, 02

RB

TV

Jacksonville Jaguars

Manning, Peyton

Indianapolis Colts

2004

QB

STUD

Indianapolis Colts

Mayes, Derrick

Seattle Seahawks

2000

WR

WWW

N/A

Moss, Randy

Minnesota Vikings

1998, 03

WR

STUD

New England Patriots

Muhammad, Muhsin

Carolina Panthers

2004

WR

OON

Chicago Bears

Owens, Terrell

San Francisco 49ers

2001

WR

STUD

Dallas Cowboys

Rackers, Neil

Arizona Cardinals

2005

K

WWW

Arizona Cardinals

Rhodes, Dominic

Indianapolis Colts

2001

RB

WWW

Oakland Raiders

Robinson, Marcus

Chicago Bears

1999

WR

WWW

Detroit Lions

Sanders, Barry

Detroit Lions

1997

RB

STUD

N/A

Smith, Lamar

Miami Dolphins

2000

RB

OON

N/A

Smith, Rod

Denver Broncos

1997

WR

WWW

Denver Broncos

Stewart, Kordell

Pittsburgh Steelers

1997

QB

OON

N/A

Stokley, Brandon

Indianapolis Colts

2004

WR

WWW

Denver Broncos

Tomlinson, LaDainian

San Diego Chargers

2006

RB

STUD

San Diego Chargers

Volek, Billy

Tennessee Titans

2004

QB

WWW

San Diego Chargers

Warner, Kurt

St. Louis Rams

1999

QB

WWW

Arizona Cardinals

Williams, Moe

Minnesota Vikings

2002

RB

TV

N/A


Other Highlights (via ESPN)........

  • The Welcome Rotunda: entryway to FHOF, with navigation to the other halls.
  • Inductees: searchable and sortable player “plaques,” with information on each player’s fantasy accomplishments. Fantasy GMs will be able to get involved via chats and polls.
  • Expert Lounge: ESPN’s fantasy football experts - Matthew Berry, Eric Karabell, Nate Ravitz, Tristan Cockcroft, Scott Engel and more - will share their fantasy insight and interact with fans in the Expert Lounge. Players can access all of the expert tools ESPN offers from this area.
  • Fantasy GM Wing of Honor: This hall is devoted to celebrating the fantasy owner. Players can interact with one another and discuss all things fantasy via message boards and chats. ESPN fantasy experts will honor the top GMs, and “enshrine” them based on their success in ESPN leagues.
  • Fantasy History and Trivia: series of dynamic trivia questions related to fantasy football. (launches 8/16)
  • Customizable, Interactive Video: (Launches 8/16)
  • Pro Shop: Players can download this customizable widget to their desktop to keep all of their league’s Fantasy Football information at their fingertips. (Launches Sept)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:01 AM

8 Comments:

I haven't gone through it yet, but if T.J. Duckett isn't a Touchdown Vulture, the entire site is flawed. I still haven't forgiven you, T.J., you fat fuck.

McBain said...
Jul 26, 2007, 9:50:00 AM  

I have to dispute the Gado inclusion. He did not win anybody a roto championship. This is a TRAVESTY! IT'S A SHAM!

IT'S A TRAVESHAMOCKERY!

Andrew said...
Jul 26, 2007, 9:54:00 AM  

McBain....confirmed. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made the list somehow too. Don't remember him being valuable at all.

Jul 26, 2007, 10:02:00 AM  

ESPN. The Worldwide Leader in Fantasy Football, NASCAR, A-Rod, Kobe, and (alleged) criminals

Commish said...
Jul 26, 2007, 10:14:00 AM  

Maybe it's just me, because I don't partake in FF, but this seems like just a small step removed from "Who's Now".

I mean a whole site devoted to this crap? The WWL truly is out of control and needs to be stopped.

J Rose said...
Jul 26, 2007, 11:45:00 AM  

I remember good 'ole Abdul-Jabbar in '97. He set a Dolphins' rushing TD record, and was tied for 1st in the league that year in rush TD's. He definitely surprised a number of people.

BDoc said...
Jul 26, 2007, 3:44:00 PM  

The second I read the description of a touchdown vulture, I knew Brandon Jacobs would be one. Who knows how many TD's he cost me, when I had Tiki in 05.

KSting said...
Jul 26, 2007, 3:48:00 PM  

Hey, Abdul-Jabbar was amazing in
"Airplane!"

Radioman said...
Jul 26, 2007, 7:57:00 PM  

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