Sunday, February 4, 2007

Charlie F***ing Sanders?

No offense to new Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders, who certainly played the game of football 1,000 times better than I ever did, but what in the name of Jim Thorpe is he doing in the Hall of Fame?

Sanders was a tight end who played for the Lions from 1968-1977. He was pretty good. Made seven Pro Bowls.
But ...
  • His best receiving season was 656 yards.
  • He was on four winning teams.
  • His only playoff game was a 5-0 loss.
  • He scored 31 touchdowns in his entire career.
So ... how is this guy possibly a Hall of Famer? Because he was one of the two best tight ends in the NFC several times? That's not doing it for me.

Maybe the worst Hall of Famer ever, pending further investigation.
I apologize for negativity directed toward Mr. Sanders, who would be a first-ballot "All Very Good Hall". I just don't understand how he qualifies for the real Canton.

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