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  • Reed, Dumervil recall overcoming Draft Day disappointments

    Reed, Dumervil recall overcoming Draft Day disappointments

      LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’s SHOW, and click HERE to find out where and when to listen to the Talk of Fame Network in your area! (Photos courtesy of Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens) Talk of Fame Network The Talk of Fame guys continue their eight-week countdown to the NFL Draft with a visit with two of the mid-rounds greatest selections: Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed and pass rusher extraordinaire Elvis Dumervil. Both discuss how having to wait […]

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  • The thorny task HOF voters must face with Darren Sharper

    The thorny task HOF voters must face with Darren Sharper

      (Photo courtesy of Jim Biever/Green Bay Packers) By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network Darren Sharper is going to prison. But could he be going to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, too? Yes, that’s a serious question. Because Darren Sharper – who this week entered a plea deal on multiple rape and sexual assault charges and was sentenced to 20 years – is eligible for the Hall in 2016, and his career record makes him a candidate worth considering. […]

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  • Poll Question – Who was the greatest fifth-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Poll Question – Who was the greatest fifth-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Who was the greatest fifth-round NFL draft pick ever? C Mike Webster. Selected by the Steelers in 1974, Webster did not start until the 1976 season. But he quickly made up for lost time – earning nine Pro Bowl invitations and a spot on the NFL’s 75th anniversary team. He also was named to the NFL’s all-decade teams for both the 1970s and 1980s and started on two Super Bowl championship teams. Webster played 17 seasons, the first 15 with […]

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  • No photo finish here; Brady landslide winner in latest poll

    No photo finish here; Brady landslide winner in latest poll

      (Photo courtesy of the New England Patriots) Talk of Fame Network We’ve had close calls in polls before, but this was not one of them. Asking who was the best sixth-round draft choice in NFL history is a little like asking who you’d rather have at quarterback – Johnny Manziel or Johnny Unitas? There can only be one answer. So our readers and panel were in synch when it came to producing an answer … and will Tom Brady […]

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  • State Your Case: Cliff Harris

    State Your Case: Cliff Harris

      (Photo courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys) By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network There are 22 position players selected to the 1970s NFL all-decade first team. Twenty of them are enshrined in Canton. Two are not — and both played for the Dallas Cowboys. Safety Cliff Harris and wide receiver Drew Pearson must be wondering why the doors closed on them. Particularly Harris. He was there the entire decade. Pearson did not arrive in Dallas until 1973. We’ll address […]

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  • Harrison on Belichick: “He’s smart and rest of the league is dumb”

    Harrison on Belichick: “He’s smart and rest of the league is dumb”

    (Photos courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman) Talk of Fame Network The NFL has Teams of the Decade, but it never had a Team of the Century … until now, that is. And now we have the New England Patriots reaching six Super Bowls in 14 years and winning all but two of them in an era when salary caps are supposed to prevent dynasties from happening. Except one just did. So the obvious question is: What does Patriots’ […]

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  • Packers’ rookie center “extremely grateful” to Rodgers for help

    Packers’ rookie center “extremely grateful” to Rodgers for help

    Talk of Fame Network Fifth-round draft pick Corey Linsley wasn’t supposed to be Green Bay’s starting center last year, but he was. Forced to step in after J.C. Tretter was injured late in preseason, Linsley not only started every game for the Packers — including the conference championship loss to Seattle – he played remarkably well. Linsley credits his teammates on the offensive line – particularly guards TJ Lang and Josh Sitton — for helping him through a difficult situation. […]

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  • Yes, as a matter of fact, Harrison does think he’s HOF worthy

    Yes, as a matter of fact, Harrison does think he’s HOF worthy

    (Photos courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman) Talk of Fame Network Rodney Harrison has been eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame the past two years, but he hasn’t been a finalist. Not yet, anyway … and that won’t be easy. Reason: Look at the position he played: There are only seven pure safeties in the Hall, and the last one to play was Kenny Houston. That was 1980, which means there hasn’t been a safety who played in the […]

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  • Rodney Harrison talks Super Bowls and Bill Belichick

    Rodney Harrison talks Super Bowls and Bill Belichick

    “I didn’t care whether I was a fifth-round draft pick or a third round,” Harrison said. “I said just give me an opportunity, put me on the field and you won’t be disappointed. I didn’t care about the draft. Knew obviously I knew the higher you get drafted the more money you get. But at the same time I just wanted a chance.

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  • Willfully blind or only ignorant?

    Willfully blind or only ignorant?

      (Photo courtesy of the San Diego Chargers) By Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network Apparently, not even doctors are immune to the blind eye. Barely 48 hours after 24-year-old San Francisco 49ers’ linebacker Chris Borland announced he was leaving the game out of fear of brain injury, Pittsburgh Steelers’ neurosurgeon and NFL medical consultant Dr. Joseph Maroon, who advises the league on head, neck and spine injuries, called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) “a rare phenomena” and claimed youth football […]

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  • The matchup you’ve been waiting for!

    The matchup you’ve been waiting for!

    That’s right!  The Talk of Fame Network is now on iTunes!  You can listen to this week’s show as well as all of our past shows and interviews!  Click The image to check it out!

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  • We Want YOU for our next show!

    The Talk of Fame Network hits the radio again this week, and we’re looking for callers interested in talking about the Hall of Fame — whether it’s the Class of 2014, the Class of 2015, contributors, seniors or people in today’s game you think will wind up in Canton in 20 years. Basically, we’re just interested in what’s on your mind. If you want to make yourself heard, contact us at talk@talkoffamenetwork.com … and you might wind up hosting the […]

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  • Reed, Dumervil recall overcoming Draft Day disappointments

    Reed, Dumervil recall overcoming Draft Day disappointments

      LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’s SHOW, and click HERE to find out where and when to listen to the Talk of Fame Network in your area! (Photos courtesy of Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens) Talk of Fame Network The Talk of Fame guys continue their eight-week countdown to the NFL Draft with a visit with two of the mid-rounds greatest selections: Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed and pass rusher extraordinaire Elvis Dumervil. Both discuss how having to wait […]

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  • The thorny task HOF voters must face with Darren Sharper

    The thorny task HOF voters must face with Darren Sharper

      (Photo courtesy of Jim Biever/Green Bay Packers) By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network Darren Sharper is going to prison. But could he be going to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, too? Yes, that’s a serious question. Because Darren Sharper – who this week entered a plea deal on multiple rape and sexual assault charges and was sentenced to 20 years – is eligible for the Hall in 2016, and his career record makes him a candidate worth considering. […]

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  • Poll Question – Who was the greatest fifth-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Poll Question – Who was the greatest fifth-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Who was the greatest fifth-round NFL draft pick ever? C Mike Webster. Selected by the Steelers in 1974, Webster did not start until the 1976 season. But he quickly made up for lost time – earning nine Pro Bowl invitations and a spot on the NFL’s 75th anniversary team. He also was named to the NFL’s all-decade teams for both the 1970s and 1980s and started on two Super Bowl championship teams. Webster played 17 seasons, the first 15 with […]

    Continue reading »

  • No photo finish here; Brady landslide winner in latest poll

    No photo finish here; Brady landslide winner in latest poll

      (Photo courtesy of the New England Patriots) Talk of Fame Network We’ve had close calls in polls before, but this was not one of them. Asking who was the best sixth-round draft choice in NFL history is a little like asking who you’d rather have at quarterback – Johnny Manziel or Johnny Unitas? There can only be one answer. So our readers and panel were in synch when it came to producing an answer … and will Tom Brady […]

    Continue reading »

  • State Your Case: Cliff Harris

    State Your Case: Cliff Harris

      (Photo courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys) By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network There are 22 position players selected to the 1970s NFL all-decade first team. Twenty of them are enshrined in Canton. Two are not — and both played for the Dallas Cowboys. Safety Cliff Harris and wide receiver Drew Pearson must be wondering why the doors closed on them. Particularly Harris. He was there the entire decade. Pearson did not arrive in Dallas until 1973. We’ll address […]

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  • Harrison on Belichick: “He’s smart and rest of the league is dumb”

    Harrison on Belichick: “He’s smart and rest of the league is dumb”

    (Photos courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman) Talk of Fame Network The NFL has Teams of the Decade, but it never had a Team of the Century … until now, that is. And now we have the New England Patriots reaching six Super Bowls in 14 years and winning all but two of them in an era when salary caps are supposed to prevent dynasties from happening. Except one just did. So the obvious question is: What does Patriots’ […]

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  • Packers’ rookie center “extremely grateful” to Rodgers for help

    Packers’ rookie center “extremely grateful” to Rodgers for help

    Talk of Fame Network Fifth-round draft pick Corey Linsley wasn’t supposed to be Green Bay’s starting center last year, but he was. Forced to step in after J.C. Tretter was injured late in preseason, Linsley not only started every game for the Packers — including the conference championship loss to Seattle – he played remarkably well. Linsley credits his teammates on the offensive line – particularly guards TJ Lang and Josh Sitton — for helping him through a difficult situation. […]

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  • Yes, as a matter of fact, Harrison does think he’s HOF worthy

    Yes, as a matter of fact, Harrison does think he’s HOF worthy

    (Photos courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman) Talk of Fame Network Rodney Harrison has been eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame the past two years, but he hasn’t been a finalist. Not yet, anyway … and that won’t be easy. Reason: Look at the position he played: There are only seven pure safeties in the Hall, and the last one to play was Kenny Houston. That was 1980, which means there hasn’t been a safety who played in the […]

    Continue reading »

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  • Rodney Harrison talks Super Bowls and Bill Belichick

    Rodney Harrison talks Super Bowls and Bill Belichick

    “I didn’t care whether I was a fifth-round draft pick or a third round,” Harrison said. “I said just give me an opportunity, put me on the field and you won’t be disappointed. I didn’t care about the draft. Knew obviously I knew the higher you get drafted the more money you get. But at the same time I just wanted a chance.

    Continue reading »

  • Willfully blind or only ignorant?

    Willfully blind or only ignorant?

      (Photo courtesy of the San Diego Chargers) By Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network Apparently, not even doctors are immune to the blind eye. Barely 48 hours after 24-year-old San Francisco 49ers’ linebacker Chris Borland announced he was leaving the game out of fear of brain injury, Pittsburgh Steelers’ neurosurgeon and NFL medical consultant Dr. Joseph Maroon, who advises the league on head, neck and spine injuries, called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) “a rare phenomena” and claimed youth football […]

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  • Coming Up This Week: Former NFL Safety and NBC Football Night In America Analyst Rodney Harrison, and Green Bay Packers Center Corey Linsley Join The Show

    Former NFL Safety and NBC Football Night In America Analyst Rodney Harrison, and Green Bay Packers Center Corey Linsley Join The Show

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  • Poll Question – Who was the greatest sixth-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Poll Question – Who was the greatest sixth-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Who was the greatest sixth-round NFL draft pick ever? S Jack Christiansen. Selected by Detroit in 1951, Christiansen is the only sixth-round draft pick ever enshrined in Canton. He was the leader of one of the best NFL defensive backfields ever assembled – Chris’ Crew (along with Hall of Famer Yale Lary, Jim David and Bob Smith), helping the Lions win three NFL titles in a span of six years (1952-57).  Christiansen intercepted 46 passes in his eight seasons, went […]

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  • Sharpe the Sharpest of NFL seventh-round draft selections

    Sharpe the Sharpest of NFL seventh-round draft selections

    (Photos courtesy of Eric Bakke, Denver Broncos) Talk of Fame Network Shannon Sharpe was a wide receiver at a small college and a seventh-round draft pick who didn’t start an NFL game until his second season. That didn’t prevent our listeners and readers of the Talk of Fame Network from voting Sharpe the greatest seventh-round draft pick of all-time. Sharpe received a whopping 53.6 percent of the vote despite a field that included three other Hall of Famers and the […]

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  • Given choice, Rypien probably wouldn’t change Redskins’ name

    Given choice, Rypien probably wouldn’t change Redskins’ name

    (Photos courtesy of Washington Redskins) Talk of Fame Network Former Washington quarterback Mark Rypien admits it’s such a tough call he can see both sides of the argument. But, he conceded, if he were to own the Redskins and had to make a choice, he probably wouldn’t change the team’s nickname. “I played for that team, and there’s a respect for what we did and how we did it,” he said on the Talk of Fame Network’s latest radio broadcast. […]

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  • Seau’s legacy and its impact on 49ers’ Borland … and others

    Seau’s legacy and its impact on 49ers’ Borland … and others

      (Photos courtesy of the San Diego Chargers) By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network Junior Seau is going into the Hall of Fame because of the impact he had on football. He was, as opponents used to say, a force that had to be recognized. But that was then, and this is now … and now, six years after Junior Seau left the game and nearly three years after his death, he’s still having an impact. And Chris Borland […]

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