Our Long National Nightmare Is Over

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The second best receiver of his era is finally in the Hall of Fame along with my favorite player ever. After so many years and arguments it's almost better that one of the Redskins best offensive weapons is going in with one it's best defensive ones.

Huzzah! (If you need me I'll be napping with both my #28 and #81 jerseys on)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 7:24 PM


Without a doubt, one of the happiest days of my life as a sports fan. Glad to see that they finally got it right.

Willmott said...
Feb 2, 2008, 8:14:00 PM  

I can only hope Peter King has dented his head for being so stupid and campaigning against him for so long

or on the other hand he'd more likely be denting his head that he got in an now thinks the hall has "lost has lost it's way" in his eyes

Patrick said...
Feb 2, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

To be completely fair to King, he did write about how he changed his mind going in to this year's vote.

Willmott said...
Feb 2, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

Borderline, at best. Monk being in doesn't taint the HoF, but it wouldn't exactly be hurting if he never made it in. Yawn.

At least he had to wait until Michael Irvin was already in.

Woody Bombay said...
Feb 2, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

I've hated the Redskins as long as I can remember, and it doesn't help that I live in their viewing area, either. That said, it's about fucking time that those morons voted Monk into the Hall. It's been a long time coming.

Bruce said...
Feb 2, 2008, 11:35:00 PM  

By the way, lost in all of this - how the hell is Cris Carter not in there?

Willmott said...
Feb 3, 2008, 12:44:00 AM  

Art Monk before Cris Carter because that is the way it should be!

Hail to the Redskins!

Feb 3, 2008, 12:53:00 AM  

Interesting debate on the NFL Network about an hour before the announcement. They were debating the wide receivers among the finalists (Monk, Cris Carter, Andre Reed).

Adam Scheffler kept insisting that only one WR gets in because "that's the way it is...only one inductee per position." Rod Woodson was gettng pissed and kept saying, "Why? If they are deserving, who cares what position they played?" Woodson had a very valid point that Scheffler never really answered.

About time that Monk got in, but now Cris Carter will have to wait. Shannon Sharpe is due up next year (I know different position, but still a pass catcher) and then the next year Rice is on the ballot.

And Woody, Monk deserved to get in BEFORE Irvin. Same # of rings and he had more receptions, more yards and more touchdowns.

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 2:02:00 AM  

Congrats to Art Monk. But seriously--Cris Carter gets left out? This is complete and utter bullshit. The 40 or so "men" selecting the HOF tend to behave like a bunch of old women. Hey gents: time to go feed pigeons in the park or totally commit to your bingo habit.

mikeytrapp said...
Feb 3, 2008, 2:20:00 AM  

And Woody, Monk deserved to get in BEFORE Irvin. Same # of rings and he had more receptions, more yards and more touchdowns.

And he also played in 65 more games, his career not cut short by a freak injury, so naturally his counting stats will be higher.

Per 16 games:
Irvin: 75.5 rec, 1198 yds, 6.5 TD
Monk: 67.1 rec, 908 yds, 4.9 TD

If you want to be charitable and cutoff Monk's hanging-on years and only count his first 12 seasons (same number Irvin played):
Monk: 74.1 rec, 1016 yds, 5.5 TD

Irvin deserved to go in first. The real travesty is that Cris Carter did not get in.

matskralc said...
Feb 3, 2008, 10:54:00 AM  

Props to all who got in as wel as my guy Andre Tippett, whpo was one of the baddest mothers walking the earth in the 80's.

With that said I'm surprised Randy Gradishar was left out.

Steve said...
Feb 3, 2008, 11:22:00 AM  

No Derrick Thomas??? Come on!

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 12:26:00 PM  

Please...Art Monk making the HoF is the same as Harold Baines making the HoF. They were one dimentional players who were good enough to play for a long time, yet never great.

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:32:00 PM  

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